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Columbus, Wisconsin

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The location of Columbus

Welcome to Columbus ...

The city of Columbus is primarily located in Columbia County. A portion of Columbus extends into Dodge County.

The location of Columbus has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Columbus has a population of 5,031 people<2> (see below for details).

Columbus is 870 feet [265 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Columbus had a population of 4,991 people (or 8.78% of the total population of Columbia County). This makes Columbus the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Columbus represents 0.09% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 180th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,991 people, the population of Columbus increased 11.43% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,479 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Columbus had an population of 5,031 people. This is an increase of 0.8% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.32% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Columbus ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Beaver Dam   [Map]   16,369   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bristol   [Map]   3,945   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cottage Grove   [Map]   6,939   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
DeForest   [Map]   10,340   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lake Mills   [Map]   5,898   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Marshall   [Map]   3,973   S   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario (3), Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Washington.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Columbus. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Columbus. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Columbus. Our list includes 10 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Columbus:

Websites for Columbus ...

Official Website:

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Columbia County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Columbus:

The official website for Columbia County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Columbus.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Columbus - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 (or directions), 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 Columbus

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Columbus. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.3361, Longitude: -89.0301     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Columbus have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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