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The Columbus Census Designated Place had a population of 833 as of July 1, 2016. Columbus ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Columbus is located at latitude 41.9479 and longitude -79.5835 in Warren County. The formal boundaries for the Columbus Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Warren County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,404 feet.

The Columbus Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2631256) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Columbus Census Designated Place is located within Township of Columbus, a minor civil division (MCD) of Warren County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Columbus population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Columbus: Bear Lake, Coffee Creek, The Summit.

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Columbus, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 833
Population in Households 833
Population in Familes 678
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 365
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 327
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 233
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 371 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 279 (75.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $108,712
Average Home Value $130,556


Median Household Income $55,559
Average Household Income $65,077
Per Capita Income $25,527
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.17% -0.1%
Households 0.25% 0.0%
Families 0.85% -0.09%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Columbus, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Columbus to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1070 39th
Population Density1 # 1533 13th
Diversity Index2 # 1428 19th
Median Household Income # 545 69th
Per Capita Income # 808 54th

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