A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Columbus ...
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 5,120 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Columbus.
Columbus is 870 feet [265 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Columbus lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Websites for Columbus ...
Official Website: www.cityofcolumbuswi.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Columbus had an population of 5,120 people. This is an increase of 2.58% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.31% since the 2000 Census).
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 (which had a count of 4,479 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, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario (3), Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Washington.
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.
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.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Columbus.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Columbus. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Columbus.
Adding Columbus to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Columbus in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Columbus was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Columbus on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Columbus: www.cityofcolumbuswi.com/
The official website for Columbia County: www.co.columbia.wi.us/
The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/
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This page was last modified: 18 Jan 2022