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Columbus, North Dakota
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Location of Columbus, North Dakota
Location of Columbus, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Burke
Area
 • Total 0.27 sq mi (0.71 km2)
 • Land 0.27 sq mi (0.71 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,932 ft (589 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 133
 • Estimate 
(2019)
138
 • Density 505.49/sq mi (195.44/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58727
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-15460
GNIS feature ID 1028426

Columbus is a city in Burke County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 133 at the 2010 census. Columbus was founded in 1906. Both this town and nearby Larson were named for an early postmaster who served the area (Columbus Larson), making it possibly the only town so named that was not named for Christopher Columbus.

Geography

Columbus is located at 48º54'N 102º47'W (48.9045, -102.7815).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.27 square miles (0.70 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 225
1920 332 47.6%
1930 516 55.4%
1940 506 −1.9%
1950 525 3.8%
1960 672 28.0%
1970 465 −30.8%
1980 325 −30.1%
1990 223 −31.4%
2000 151 −32.3%
2010 133 −11.9%
2019 (est.) 138 3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 133 people, 65 households, and 44 families residing in the city. The population density was 492.6 inhabitants per square mile (190.2/km2). There were 130 housing units at an average density of 481.5 per square mile (185.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.5% White, 1.5% African American, 2.3% Asian, and 0.8% from two or more races.

There were 65 households, of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.3% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.45.

The median age in the city was 50.3 years. 18% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.6% were from 25 to 44; 34.6% were from 45 to 64; and 25.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.

Climate

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Columbus has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.


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