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Welcome to Columbus City ...

The city of Columbus City is located in Louisa County<1>.


The location of Columbus City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Columbus City, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1843.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Columbus City has a population of 374 people<3> (see below for details).

Columbus City is 720 feet [219 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Columbus City lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Columbus City lies within the (319) area code.

The ZIP code for Columbus City: 52737<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Columbus City had an population of 374 people. This is a decrease of 4.35% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.53% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Columbus City had a population of 391 people. This makes Columbus City the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Columbus City represents 0.01% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 516th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 391 people, the population of Columbus City increased 3.99% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 376 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Columbus City.

Communities Also Named Columbus City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Columbus City - they are located in Alabama and Kansas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Columbus City.

Communities near Columbus City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Columbus City.

  • Muscatine
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muscatine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muscatine
    • Muscatine is located in Muscatine County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,523 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Muscatine <6>
  • Washington
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
  • Wapello
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wapello
    • Wapello is located in Louisa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,999 people
  • Lone Tree
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Tree
    • Lone Tree is located in Johnson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,384 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lone Tree <6>
  • Winfield
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
  • Riverside
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Fruitland
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruitland
    • Fruitland is located in Muscatine County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 966 people
  • Wayland
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayland
    • Wayland is located in Henry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wayland <6>
  • Morning Sun
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morning Sun have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morning Sun
    • Morning Sun is located in Louisa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 781 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morning Sun <6>
  • Ainsworth
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ainsworth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ainsworth
    • Ainsworth is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 577 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ainsworth <6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Columbus City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Columbus City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Columbus City. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Columbus City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Columbus City. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Columbus City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Columbus City ...

Looking for more information about Columbus City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Columbus City, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Columbus City.

Adding Columbus City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Columbus City in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Columbus City was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Columbus City post office opened in 1843.

We also found Columbus City in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Columbus City.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Columbus City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Louisa County: www.louisacountyiowa.org/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Louisa, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Columbus City.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Columbus City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Columbus City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Columbus City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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