By the Numbers


Historical Population

 City of Columbus

 Colorado County

2010

3,655

20,874

2000

3,916

20,390

1990

3,367

18,383

     
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

 

Population Statistics

 City of Columbus

 Colorado County

Median Age (years)

 42.7

43.6

 
School Enrollment (CISD)

 1,622

Percent High School Graduate or Higher

 71.2%

79.6%

Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher

 18.8%

15.3%

 
Total Households

 1,412

8,182

Family Households

 63.6%

69.7%

Nonfamily Households

 36.4%

30.3%

Average Household Size

 2.41

2.51

Average Family Size

 3.08

3.05

 
Total Housing Units

 1,707

10,368

Median Household Income

 $37,903

$41,145

Average Household Income

 $50,292

$55,763

Per Capita Income

 $19,774

 $22,676

 
Mean Travel Time to Work (minutes)

 21.6

26.3

 
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

 

Race and Gender Statistics

 City of Columbus

 Colorado County

Male Population

 47.8%

49.6%

Female Population

 52.2%

50.4%

 
White

 69.0%

75.1%

Black or African American

 17.9%

13.1%

American Indian & Alaska Native

 0.6%

0.6%

Asian

 0.5%

0.4%

Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander

 0.0%

0.1%

Other

 10.1%

8.8%

Two or More Races

 1.9%

1.9%

 
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)

 24.3%

26.1%

     
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

 

Workforce Information

 City of Columbus

 Colorado County

Civilian Employed Population 16 years and over

 1,569

9,045

 

Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting, and mining

 4.6%

7.6%

Constuction

 10.2%

10.8%

Manufacturing

 8.9%

11.7%

Wholesale Trade

 2.5%

3.9%

Retail Trade

 11.0%

10.2%

Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities

 7.1%

8.0%

Information

 7.1%

1.7%

Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

2.9%

4.3%

Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services

 1.7%

7.4%

Educational Services, and Health Care and Social Assistance

 27.6%

21.6%

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, and Accomodation and Food Services

 13.1%

6.6%

Other Services, except Public Administration

 1.3%

3.6%

Public Administration

 2.0%

2.7%

     
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Unemployment - Colorado County

Labor Force

 Employment

 Unemployment

 Rate

February 2012

11,031

 10,343

688

6.2%

January 2012

11,193

10,441

752

6.7%

 

 

 

Annual Average 2011

11,336

 10,531

 805

 7.1%

Annual Average 2010

10,811

 10,024

 787

 7.3%

Annual Average 2009

10,738

 10,055

 683

 6.4%

Annual Average 2008

10,911

 10,473

 438

 4.0%

Annual Average 2007

10,435

 10,055

 380

 3.6%

Annual Average 2006

10,663

 10,205

 458

 4.3%

Annual Average 2005

10,340

 9,879

 461

 4.5%

Annual Average 2004

10,348

9,814

 534

 5.2%

Annual Average 2003

10,412

 9,839

 573

 5.5%

Annual Average 2002

10,089

 9,579

 510

5.1%

Annual Average 2001

9,857

 9,433

 424

 4.3%

Annual Average 2000

9,904

 9,527

 377

 3.8%

 

 

 

Source: Labor Market and Career Information, Texas Workforce Commission

 

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