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Overview

Introduction to Columbus, Indiana

Columbus, Indiana, in Bartholomew county, is 32 miles E of Bloomington, Indiana and 41 miles S of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Columbus History

The area which is now known as Columbus was bought by Luke Bonesteel and General John Tipton in 1820. It was named Tiptonia in honor of the general. The present name of Columbus was given to the city in March of 1821. It was incorporated as a city in June 1864. The first railroad crossed through Columbus in 1844, helping the community grow rapidly.

Columbus and nearby Attractions

  • Crump Theatre
  • First Baptist Church
  • North Christian Church
  • Large Arch
  • Mill Race Park
  • Brown County State Park

Things To Do In Columbus

Columbus is famous for its art and architecture. There are many public buildings in the city which are noted for their architectural brilliance. Quite a few of them have also been named on the National Historic Landmarks list. The city also has an orchestra called the Columbus Philharmonic Orchestra. Its performances have been broadcast across the country several times.

Columbus Transportation

International and domestic flights are available at the Indianapolis International Airport

Columbus Higher Education

Ivy Tech State College and the Indiana Business College are local higher educational institutions.

Demographics

People

Total Population46,474
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens14.4%
Employed Population 16+22,575
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married50.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.9%
Median Earnings25+$38,834
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,592
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,929

Wealth

Median Family Income$71,185
% Above Poverty Level88.1%
% Below Poverty Level11.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone31.9%
Median Gross Rent$834
Median House Value$146,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25%
German19.5%
Irish10%
English9.9%
Scottish1.8%
French Except Basque1.6%
Italian1.5%
Dutch1.4%
Polish1.3%
Welsh0.9%
African0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Greek0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Canadian0.3%
US/American0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Australian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Arab0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Senegalese0.1%
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Columbus Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bartholomew County
Standard Zip Codes47201, 47203
P.O. Box Zip Codes47202
Phone Area Codes812
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude39.21
Approximate Longitude-85.91

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)

StationCOLUMBUS
Distance0.3 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp41 to 64 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip41.9 inches
StationSEYMOUR 2 N
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp40 to 64 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 67 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches
StationBLOOMINGTON INDIANA UNIV
Distance32 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp41 to 64 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 67 F
Annual Precip44.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clifford214$51,875
Edinburgh4,647$54,345
Elizabethtown493$36,500
Hartsville378$60,750
Hope2,289$57,950
Jonesville201$58,750

Columbus Public Libraries

Bartholomew County Public Library
536 FIFTH STREET
Columbus, Indiana
(812) 379-1255

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Columbus Hospitals

Columbus Regional Hospital
(Government - Local)
2400 E 17th St
(812) 379-4441

Columbus Public Schools

Central Middle School
725 7th St
ZIP: 47201
(812) 376-4287
Middle
Total Enrollment 799
Columbus Area Career Connection
1400 25th St
ZIP: 47201
(812) 376-4240
Other
Columbus East High School
230 S Marr Rd
ZIP: 47201
(812) 376-4369
High
Total Enrollment 1559
Columbus North High School
1400 25th St
ZIP: 47201
(812) 376-4432
High
Total Enrollment 2044
Csa Fodrea Campus
2775 Illinois St
ZIP: 47201
(812) 376-4321
Primary
Total Enrollment 375
Csa Lincoln Campus
750 5th St
ZIP: 47201
(812) 376-4447
Primary
Total Enrollment 348
International School Of Columbus
3136 N National Rd-suite E
ZIP: 47201
(812) 314-7078
Lillian Schmitt Elem School
2675 California
ZIP: 47201
(812) 376-4307
Primary
Total Enrollment 720
Mount Healthy Elementary Sch
12150 S Sr 58
ZIP: 47201
(812) 342-2463
Primary
Total Enrollment 423
Northside Middle School
1400 27th St
ZIP: 47201
(812) 376-4405
Middle
Total Enrollment 855
Parkside Elementary School
1400 Parkside Dr
ZIP: 47201
(812) 376-4314
Primary
Total Enrollment 831
Richard L Johnson Early Educ Cntr
1209 S Sycamore St
ZIP: 47201
(812) 376-4569
Primary
Total Enrollment 104
Rockcreek Elementary School
13000 E 200 S
ZIP: 47201
(812) 579-5221
Primary
Total Enrollment 394
Southside Elementary School
1320 W 200 S
ZIP: 47201
(812) 376-4423
Primary
Total Enrollment 916
W D Richards Elementary Sch
3311 Fairlawn Dr
ZIP: 47201
(812) 376-4311
Primary
Total Enrollment 571
Clifty Creek Elementary Sch
4625 E 50 N
ZIP: 47203
(812) 376-4342
Primary
Total Enrollment 531
L F Smith Elementary
4505 Waycross Dr
ZIP: 47203
(812) 376-4317
Primary
Total Enrollment 493

Columbus Private Schools

Abc-stewart School
6691 W State Road 46
ZIP: 47201
Elementary
Total Enrollment 110
Bethel Holiness Christian School
6060 N Us Highway 31
ZIP: 47201
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 19
Columbus Christian School
3170 Indiana Ave
ZIP: 47201
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 161
North Star Montessori School
2320 Midway St
ZIP: 47201
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
St Bartholomew School
1306 27th St
ZIP: 47201
Elementary
Total Enrollment 360
St Paul Lutheran Preschool
6045 E State St
ZIP: 47201
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
White Creek Lutheran School
16270 S 300 W
ZIP: 47201
Elementary
Total Enrollment 121
Kinder Care Learning Center #300570
3625 Central Ave
ZIP: 47203
Elementary
Total Enrollment 66
St Peter's Lutheran School
719 5th St
ZIP: 47203
Elementary
Total Enrollment 385
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