Columbus Jobs

  • Sales Representative - Insurance

    Platinum Supplemental Insurance - Shelby, NE

    For nearly 20 years, Platinum Supplemental Insurance has been one of the most innovative marketers of supplemental insurance products in the Midwest. Platinum has developed simple...

    from Platinum Supplemental Insurance - 1 day ago
  • Class A CDL Company Truck Driver - Regional Lanes

    Knight Transportation - Columbus, NE

    Company Truck Drivers (Regional Dry Van)What’s your why? Choose the Right Path,Your PathYou’re connected to other drivers by a common calling for the road. Beyond that, your hopes...

    from Knight Transportation - 1 day ago
  • Sales & Service Technician I

    Frontier Communications - Columbus, NE

    Open to internal bid March 4-17To install, maintain and repair central office switching and associate equipment in a safe and efficient manner.Diagnose and repair faults in...

    from Frontier Communications Corporation - 20 days ago
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Columbus, Nebraska

Columbus is a city in Platte County, Nebraska, 90 miles west by north of Omaha on the Loup River, a short distance above the confluence with the Platte. In 1900, 3,522 people lived in Columbus, Nebraska; in 1910, 5,014; and in 1940, 7,632. The population was 20,971 at the 2000 census and 21,414 by the 2006 estimate. It is the county seat of Platte County .

Columbus Economy

Columbus bills itself as a "City of Power and Progress" and features an economy based on agriculture and manufacturing, with many industrial companies attracted by cheap, plentiful hydroelectric power. Among the major employers are Archer Daniels Midland, which runs a corn milling plant; Appleton Electric; Central Confinement Service; Vishay ; Becton Dickinson, a medical equipment company; Behlen Manufacturing, a maker of steel buildings ; and the Nebraska Public Power District, which is headquartered in Columbus.

Columbus Careers

Among the most common occupations in Columbus are Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 27%; Management, professional, and related occupations, 26%; and Sales and office occupations, 23%. Approximately 81 percent of workers in Columbus, Nebraska work for companies, 10 percent work for the government and 6 percent are self-employed.

Columbus Industries

The leading industries in Columbus, Nebraska are Manufacturing, 32%; Educational, health and social services, 16%; and Retail trade, 11%. Simply Hired's Columbus job listings indicate that the following industries in Columbus are hiring the most workers:

Columbus Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Columbus, Nebraska is $26,522, and the median income of households in Columbus was $38,874.
 

Average Salaries in Columbus, NE

Columbus, NE

$27,000
 

According to our Columbus Trends data, the number of Columbus, Nebraska jobs has increased by 117% since April 2013.
Columbus job trends

Columbus Employment Statistics

Population of Columbus
Total population 20,971
Male 48.47%
Female 51.53%
Median age 35.7
  
Columbus Housing
Owner-occupied homes 69.4%
Median cost of a home $80,300
Median mortgage payment $496
Renter-occupied homes 30.6%
Vacant housing 5.9%
Median monthly rent $429
  
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $30,980
Median for all female full-time $22,063
  
Household Income
Less than $10,000 8%
$10,000 to $14,999 7%
$15,000 to $24,999 15%
$25,000 to $34,999 16%
$35,000 to $49,999 18%
$50,000 to $74,999 23%
$75,000 to $99,999 7%
$100,000 to $149,999 4%
$150,000 to $199,999 1%
$200,000 or more 1%
  
Education
Less than 9th grade 7%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 8%
High school graduate 35%
Some college, no degree 23%
Associate's degree 9%
Bachelor's degree 13%
Graduate degree 6%
  
Marital Status
Never married 24%
Currently married 60%
Separated 1%
Widowed 8%
Divorced 7%
  
Race
White 95%
Black or African American 0%
Asian 0%
Other 4%
  
Columbus Commute
Carpool 8.6%
Public transportation 0.3%
Average travel time 13 minutes