is a city located in Colorado County, Texas
. As of the 2000
census, the city had a total population of 3,916. It is the county seat
of Colorado County6
Geography\nColumbus is located at 29°42'21" North, 96°32'46" West (29.705822, -96.546223)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 7.3 km²
). 7.3 km² (2.8 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 3,916 people, 1,497 households, and 946 families residing in the city. The population density
is 536.2/km² (1,387.5/mi²). There are 1,750 housing units at an average density of 239.6/km² (620.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 66.55% White, 19.94% African American
, 0.36% Native American
, 0.33% Asian
, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 10.52% from other races, and 2.27% from two or more races. 17.62% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 1,497 households out of which 28.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% are married couples living together, 14.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.8% are non-families. 33.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 19.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.40 and the average family size is 3.04.
In the city the population is spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 24.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 88.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 84.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $29,175, and the median income for a family is $40,197. Males have a median income of $30,104 versus $19,077 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,822. 20.5% of the population and 15.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 32.7% are under the age of 18 and 16.1% are 65 or older.