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People

Total Population 1,278
Male Share of the Population 45.3%
Female Share of the Population 54.7%
Senior Citizens 28.2%
Employed Population 16+ 335
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 47.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.9%
Median Earnings25+ $13,795
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $10,855
Median Earnings With High School Degree $13,295

Wealth

Median Family Income $17,039
% Above Poverty Level 52.2%
% Below Poverty Level 47.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 11.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 36.1%
Median Gross Rent $514
Median House Value $45,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 87.7%
US/American 0%
English 3.4%
Irish 4.1%

Columbus Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 63 miles SW of Las Cruces, New Mexico (center to center)
Nearest Large City 68 miles W of El Paso, Texas
County Luna
P.O. Box Zip Codes 88029
Phone Area Codes 505
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.827
Longitude -107.639

Columbus Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station COLUMBUS
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 59 F
Apr Temp 45 to 78 F
Jul Temp 68 to 95 F
Oct Temp 48 to 78 F
Annual Precip 10.2 inches
Station HACHITA
Distance 40.3 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 58 F
Apr Temp 40 to 78 F
Jul Temp 64 to 94 F
Oct Temp 45 to 78 F
Annual Precip 11.6 inches
Station FAYWOOD
Distance 57.3 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 56 F
Apr Temp 38 to 74 F
Jul Temp 61 to 91 F
Oct Temp 43 to 74 F
Annual Precip 13.7 inches

Columbus Public Libraries

Library
Columbus Public Library
"222 W. BROADWAY, PO BOX 270"
Columbus, New Mexico
(505) 531-2721

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