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People

Total Population 1,265
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 30.5%
Employed Population 16+ 322
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 44.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $16,063
% Above Poverty Level 45.9%
% Below Poverty Level 54.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 11.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 37.9%
Median Gross Rent $453
Median House Value $46,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 88.3%
US/American 0%
English 3.3%
Irish 3.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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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