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The Columbus Census Designated Place had a population of 809 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Columbus, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 809
Daytime Population: Workers 47
Daytime Population: Residents 433
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 480
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 809
Population in Familes 659
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 354
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $56,943
Average Household Income $71,032
Per Capita Income $27,469


Total Housing Units 363 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 269 (74.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (12.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $114,453
Average Home Value $134,851


Total Households 315
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 225
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.25% -0.52%
Households -0.3% -0.45%
Families 0.25% -0.63%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   3.25%

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, 2017 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 # 1072 39th
Population Density # 1542 13th
Diversity Index # 1471 17th
Median Household Income # 578 67th
Per Capita Income # 731 59th

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