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People

Total Population 2,181
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 17.9%
Employed Population 16+ 970
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 56%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,083
% Above Poverty Level 90.1%
% Below Poverty Level 9.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 13.2%
% Using Public Transportation 6.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.8%
Median Gross Rent $575
Median House Value $169,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.4%
US/American 0%
English 7.4%
Irish 11.1%

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

Columbus Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles W of Billings, Montana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 461 miles NW of Denver, Colorado
County Stillwater
Standard Zip Codes 59019
Phone Area Codes 406
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.636
Longitude -109.251

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 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 36 F
Apr Temp 31 to 60 F
Jul Temp 52 to 86 F
Oct Temp 31 to 63 F
Annual Precip 15.6 inches
Station JOLIET
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 34 F
Apr Temp 30 to 58 F
Jul Temp 53 to 85 F
Oct Temp 31 to 61 F
Annual Precip 15.7 inches
Station RAPELJE 4 S
Distance 19.4 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 36 F
Apr Temp 30 to 58 F
Jul Temp 52 to 85 F
Oct Temp 32 to 62 F
Annual Precip 15.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fromberg 388 $54,750
Joliet 532 $44,318
Laurel 6,933 $62,535

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

Columbus Public Libraries

Library
Stillwater County Library
27 N. 4TH ST.
Columbus, Montana
(406) 322-5009

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Columbus Hospitals

STILLWATER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL - CAH
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
44 W 4TH AVE N
(406) 322-5316
Emergency Service: Yes

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Columbus High Schools

COLUMBUS HIGH SCHOOL
433 N 3RD ST
406-322-5373
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 197 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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