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Household income NAT. AVG.
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IndexColumbusNew MexicoNational
Income per capita$10,054$24,459$29,829
Median household income$21,543$45,674$55,322
Median income owner occupied$23,750$55,941$70,586
Median income renter occupied$20,160$29,282$35,192
Median earnings male$16,042$31,150$36,919
Median earnings female$9,577$22,439$26,250
Unemployment rate7.0%5.0%4.7%
Poverty level34.1%20.9%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Columbus is 66% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Columbus is 61% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Columbus is 51% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Columbus is 126% higher than the national average

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      $14,360 $21,543 $43,086
      $30,446 $45,674 $91,348
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Columbus median earnings by income bracket

      Columbus employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.3%6.3%
      Manufacturing sector11.5%11.5%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services31.6%31.6%
      Public administration0.0%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities13.8%13.8%
      Education, health & social services10.9%10.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      City of the Sun, NM37$0100.0%
      Columbus, NM1,044$21,54361.1%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Graettinger, IA1,044$59,7928.1%
      Lilbourn, MO1,044$29,11847.4%
      McLean, TX1,044$39,71628.2%
      Coker, AL1,043$59,2657.1%
      Aspen Park, CO1,045$93,33368.7%
      Columbus, NM1,044$21,54361.1%
      Source: The Columbus, NM employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).