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Columbus, MT

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About Columbus, MT

Columbus, MT is located in Stillwater County in the state of Montana.

The total City Population for Columbus is about 2,069 with about 553 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $211,403, which is roughly 21% higher than the Average Home Value of $167,602 for the state of Montana, and roughly 11% higher than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $60,813, which is roughly 20% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $48,647 for the state of Montana, and roughly 5% higher higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

Columbus Population 2,069
Average Home Value $211,403
Median Household Income $60,813
Median Age 40.5
Unemployment Rate 5%
Politics 77.95% Republican

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.43
Male Population Estimate: 52.1%
Female Population Estimate: 47.9%
Median Age: 40.5
Male Median Age: 43.3
Female Median Age: 45.4

Racial Demographic Estimates



Stillwater County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Jon Tester
U.S. Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
Steve Daines
U.S. Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
Greg Gianforte
State governor
Greg Gianforte
Republican Party

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 77.95%
Democratic: 20.2%
Libertarian: 1.85%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Columbus specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Stillwater County: About 0 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 0)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Stillwater County: About 210.993 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Stillwater County is about 100% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 27% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.


The Unemployment Rate for Columbus is about 5%.

Montana is ranked #27 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 43.99 out of 100.

27th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 49.56

The average living wage for the state of Montana is $31.55/hr, while the states minimum wage is $8.75/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Montana a minimum wage score of 30.57 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $8.75/hr, which gives Montana a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 100 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Montana is $182.00, resulting in a UI benefit score of 27.41 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
X Montana does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
X Montana does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Montana does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X Montana does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Montana does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Montana does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Montana does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Montana does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Montana does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Montana does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Montana does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Montana does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
Montana does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Montana does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
Montana does not have a "right-to-work" law.
X Montana does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X Montana does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Montana does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Montana does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
Montana does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 59019
Latitude: 45.636000
Longitude: -109.248800
TimeZone: Mountain (GMT -07:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: West
Average Elevation: 3655.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 406