Facts about Columbus, Texas
Columbus is a city in Colorado County in southeastern Texas, United States, 74 miles (119 km) west of Houston. The population was 3,655 as of the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Colorado County and is located on the Colorado River. The Colorado County Courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
It is located along Interstate 10, on the southwest side of the Colorado River. Columbus is in the north-central part of Colorado County at 29°42′21″N 96°32′46″W (29.705822, -96.546223). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.88 square miles (7.45 km²), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km²), or 0.16%, is water.
In 1890, 2,199 people lived in Columbus. In 1900, the population declined to 1,824 residents. At the 2000 census, 3,916 people, 1,497 households and 946 families resided in the city. The population density was 1,387.5 inhabitants per square mile (535.7/km²). The 1,750 housing units averaged 620.1 per square mile (239.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 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. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 17.62% of the population.
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