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Welcome to Columbus ...

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

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Columbus has a population of 140 people<3> (see below for details).

Columbus was established in 1906.

The community of Columbus is 1,930 feet [588 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Columbus, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Central Standard Time Zone (CST). In addition, you will be moving from an area that observes daylight saving time to one that does not.

Columbus is located in the (701) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Columbus had an population of 140 people. This is an increase of 5.26% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.28% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Columbus had a population of 133 people (or 6.76% of the total population of Burke County). This makes Columbus the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Columbus represents 0.02% of the population of North Dakota (which has 672,591 people), making it the state's 244th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 133 people, the population of Columbus decreased 11.92% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 151 people).

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

Communities Also Named Columbus ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 35 communities that are also named Columbus - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico (2), New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario (3), Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Columbus ...

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

  • Estevan
  • Bienfait
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bienfait
    • Bienfait lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Columbus
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bienfait
  • Lignite [Burke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lignite
    • Lignite [Burke County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Columbus
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 221 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lignite have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lignite
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lignite<6>
  • Roche Percee
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roche Percee
    • Roche Percee lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Columbus
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roche Percee came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roche Percee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roche Percee<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • North Portal
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Portal
      • North Portal lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Portal came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Portal
    • Portal [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portal
      • Portal [Burke County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 143 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portal<6>
    • Noonan [Divide County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noonan
      • Noonan [Divide County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 125 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noonan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Noonan<6>
    • Flaxton [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flaxton
      • Flaxton [Burke County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flaxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flaxton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flaxton<6>
    • Rival [Burke County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rival
      • Rival [Burke County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rival have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hirsch
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hirsch
      • Hirsch lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the northeast of Columbus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hirsch

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. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Columbus.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Columbus. See our Newspapers Page for Columbus.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Columbus ...

Looking for more information about Columbus? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Columbus, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Columbus.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for North Dakota

About Burke County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Dakota's counties, including Burke, 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 have 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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Columbus - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Columbus) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Columbus. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ColumbusOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Columbus. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.9045, Longitude: -102.7816       In this case, the coordinates for Columbus have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






















 

 

 

 

 


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