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The City of Columbus Junction had a population of 1,897 as of July 1, 2016. Columbus Junction ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Columbus Junction is located at latitude 41.2787 and longitude -91.3651 in Louisa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Columbus Junction (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Louisa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 607 feet.

The City of Columbus Junction (GNIS ID: 2393612) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Columbus Junction is located within Township of Columbus City, a minor civil division (MCD) of Louisa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Columbus Junction population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Columbus Junction, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,897
Population in Households 1,873
Population in Familes 1,523
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density1 867
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 690
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 466
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 763 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 457 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 233 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $102,564
Average Home Value $107,237


Median Household Income $49,315
Average Household Income $56,368
Per Capita Income $20,865
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.02% -0.15%
Households 0.07% -0.06%
Families -0.07% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Columbus Junction, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Columbus Junction to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 176 83rd
Population Density1 # 382 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 5 100th
Median Household Income # 635 37th
Per Capita Income # 967 4th

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