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Columbus, IN Metro Area


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2022 population: 83,540   ( 6,746 from 2010)
Land area: 406.9 square miles
Population density: 205.3 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:66,382 79.46% 0.7%
Black:1,8342.20% 34.9%
Indian:1860.22% 28.3%
Asian:6,5297.82% 145.5%
2+ races:1,5881.90% 66.8%
Hispanic:7,0218.40% 47.4%
Total non-White:17,15820.54% 72.0%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:2,366 14.4
Deaths:1,98312.1
Net Migration: -26-0.2
Net Immigration: 9255.6
Change in White population:-435 -0.6
Change in Non-White pop.:7,181 9.4



Historical Presidential Election Results for Columbus, IN Metro Area



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YearTurnout WinnerRunner-Up OtherTotal Votes Diff
(US)
PUSV
2020 58% Donald Trump* (R) 22,410 61.7% Joe Biden (D) 12,934 35.6% 956 [+] 2.6% 36,300 15 0.02%
2016 54% Donald Trump (R) 20,640 63.1% Hillary Clinton (D) 9,841 30.1% 2,236 [+] 6.8% 32,717 17 0.02%
2012 50% Mitt Romney (R) 18,083 61.5% Barack Obama* (D) 10,625 36.1% 684 [+] 2.3% 29,392 14 0.02%
2008 55% John McCain (R) 17,067 54.9% Barack Obama (D) 13,567 43.6% 455 [+] 1.5% 31,089 9 0.02%
2004 52% George W. Bush* (R) 19,093 67.0% John Kerry (D) 9,191 32.2% 231 [+] 0.8% 28,515 16 0.02%
2000 49% George W. Bush (R) 16,200 62.9% Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 9,015 35.0% 554 [+] 2.1% 25,769 15 0.02%
1996 51% Robert Dole (R) 13,188 51.6% Bill Clinton* (D) 9,301 36.4% 3,069 [+] 12.0% 25,558 11 0.03%
1992 57% George Bush* (R) 13,146 47.9% Bill Clinton (D) 8,284 30.2% 6,010 [+] 21.9% 27,440 11 0.03%
1988 56% George Bush (R) 17,364 66.0% Michael Dukakis (D) 8,804 33.5% 123 [+] 0.5% 26,291 13 0.03%
1984 59% Ronald Reagan* (R) 18,704 69.4% Walter Mondale (D) 8,075 29.9% 191 0.7% 26,970 11 0.03%
1980 60% Ronald Reagan (R) 15,801 58.6% Jimmy Carter* (D) 9,260 34.3% 1,913 [+] 7.1% 26,974 8 0.03%
1976 65% Gerald Ford* (R) 14,771 56.4% Jimmy Carter (D) 11,203 42.8% 213 [+] 0.8% 26,187 8 0.03%
1972 65% Richard Nixon* (R) 17,365 70.9% George McGovern (D) 6,974 28.5% 163 [+] 0.7% 24,502 10 0.03%
1968 76% Richard Nixon (R) 13,628 55.8% Hubert Humphrey (D) 8,268 33.9% 2,528 [+] 10.4% 24,424 12 0.03%
1964 80% Lyndon Johnson* (D) 12,940 53.7% Barry Goldwater (R) 11,026 45.8% 124 0.5% 24,090 7 0.03%
1960 82% Richard Nixon (R) 13,606 59.1% John Kennedy (D) 9,290 40.3% 130 0.6% 23,026 9 0.03%
1956 75% Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 12,227 59.8% Adlai Stevenson (D) 8,134 39.8% 92 0.4% 20,453 2 0.03%
1952 81% Dwight Eisenhower (R) 11,462 58.8% Adlai Stevenson (D) 7,844 40.2% 196 1.0% 19,502 4 0.03%
1948 73% Harry Truman* (D) 7,960 49.7% Thomas Dewey (R) 7,804 48.7% 248 [+] 1.5% 16,012 4 0.03%
1944 76% Thomas Dewey (R) 7,689 51.0% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 7,139 47.3% 252 1.7% 15,080 5 0.03%
1940 90% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 8,180 50.6% Wendell Willkie (R) 7,890 48.8% 86 0.5% 16,156 4 0.03%
1936 93% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 8,536 56.5% Alf Landon (R) 6,484 42.9% 87 [+] 0.6% 15,107 6 0.03%
1932 91% Franklin Roosevelt (D) 7,533 54.0% Herbert Hoover* (R) 6,015 43.2% 390 [+] 2.8% 13,938 4 0.04%
1928 81% Herbert Hoover (R) 6,788 57.8% Al Smith (D) 4,881 41.5% 83 [+] 0.7% 11,752 0 0.03%
1924 82% Calvin Coolidge (R) 6,606 56.6% John Davis (D) 4,760 40.8% 302 [+] 2.6% 11,668 3 0.04%
1920 87% Warren Harding (R) 6,585 53.9% James Cox (D) 5,420 44.4% 205 [+] 1.7% 12,210 -6 0.05%
1916 50% Woodrow Wilson* (D) 3,441 49.3% Charles Evans Hughes (R) 3,287 47.1% 253 [+] 3.6% 6,981 1 0.04%
1912 46% Woodrow Wilson (D) 3,147 48.3% Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 1,604 24.6% 1,770 [+] 27.1% 6,521 -3 0.04%
1908 53% William J. Bryan (D) 3,637 50.7% William Taft (R) 3,306 46.1% 224 [+] 3.1% 7,167 -5 0.05%
1904 51% Theodore Roosevelt (R) 3,510 51.6% Alton Parker (D) 3,038 44.7% 254 [+] 3.7% 6,802 -5 0.05%
1900 43% William J. Bryan (D) 3,300 57.1% William McKinley* (R) 2,375 41.1% 107 [+] 1.9% 5,782 -11 0.04%
* incumbent         PSV: percent of state vote



2020 President, Columbus, IN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Joe Biden (D) 12,934 35.6%
Donald Trump* (R) 22,410 61.7%
Jo Jorgensen (Lbt) 872 2.4%
Other 84 0.2%
TOTAL 36,300
Turnout: 58% Diff (US): 15


2016 President, Columbus, IN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Hillary Clinton (D) 9,841 30.1%
Donald Trump (R) 20,640 63.1%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 1,911 5.8%
Jill Stein (Grn) 60 0.2%
Other 265 0.8%
TOTAL 32,717
Turnout: 54% Diff (US): 17


2012 President, Columbus, IN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama* (D) 10,625 36.1%
Mitt Romney (R) 18,083 61.5%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 608 2.1%
Other 76 0.3%
TOTAL 29,392
Turnout: 50% Diff (US): 14


2008 President, Columbus, IN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama (D) 13,567 43.6%
John McCain (R) 17,067 54.9%
Bob Barr (Lbt) 359 1.2%
Other 96 0.3%
TOTAL 31,089
Turnout: 55% Diff (US): 9


2004 President, Columbus, IN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush* (R) 19,093 67.0%
John Kerry (D) 9,191 32.2%
Ralph Nader (I) 22 0.1%
Other 209 0.7%
TOTAL 28,515
Turnout: 52% Diff (US): 16


2000 President, Columbus, IN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush (R) 16,200 62.9%
Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 9,015 35.0%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 181 0.7%
Pat Buchanan (Ref) 206 0.8%
Other 167 0.6%
TOTAL 25,769
Turnout: 49% Diff (US): 15


1996 President, Columbus, IN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton* (D) 9,301 36.4%
Robert Dole (R) 13,188 51.6%
Ross Perot (Ref) 2,815 11.0%
Harry Browne (Lbt) 214 0.8%
Other 40 0.2%
TOTAL 25,558
Turnout: 51% Diff (US): 11


1992 President, Columbus, IN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton (D) 8,284 30.2%
George Bush* (R) 13,146 47.9%
Ross Perot (I) 5,882 21.4%
Other 128 0.5%
TOTAL 27,440
Turnout: 57% Diff (US): 11


1988 President, Columbus, IN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George Bush (R) 17,364 66.0%
Michael Dukakis (D) 8,804 33.5%
Other 123 0.5%
TOTAL 26,291
Turnout: 56% Diff (US): 13


1984 President, Columbus, IN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan* (R) 18,704 69.4%
Walter Mondale (D) 8,075 29.9%
Other 191 0.7%
TOTAL 26,970
Turnout: 59% Diff (US): 11


1980 President, Columbus, IN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan (R) 15,801 58.6%
Jimmy Carter* (D) 9,260 34.3%
John Anderson (I) 1,604 5.9%
Edward Clark (Lbt) 219 0.8%
Other 90 0.3%
TOTAL 26,974
Turnout: 60% Diff (US): 8


1976 President, Columbus, IN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Jimmy Carter (D) 11,203 42.8%
Gerald Ford* (R) 14,771 56.4%
Other 213 0.8%
TOTAL 26,187
Turnout: 65% Diff (US): 8


1972 President, Columbus, IN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon* (R) 17,365 70.9%
George McGovern (D) 6,974 28.5%
Other 163 0.7%
TOTAL 24,502
Turnout: 65% Diff (US): 10


1968 President, Columbus, IN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon (R) 13,628 55.8%
Hubert Humphrey (D) 8,268 33.9%
George Wallace (AIP) 2,438 10.0%
Other 90 0.4%
TOTAL 24,424
Turnout: 76% Diff (US): 12


1964 President, Columbus, IN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Lyndon Johnson* (D) 12,940 53.7%
Barry Goldwater (R) 11,026 45.8%
Other 124 0.5%
TOTAL 24,090
Turnout: 80% Diff (US): 7


1960 President, Columbus, IN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
John Kennedy (D) 9,290 40.3%
Richard Nixon (R) 13,606 59.1%
Other 130 0.6%
TOTAL 23,026
Turnout: 82% Diff (US): 9


1956 President, Columbus, IN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 12,227 59.8%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 8,134 39.8%
Other 92 0.4%
TOTAL 20,453
Turnout: 75% Diff (US): 2


1952 President, Columbus, IN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower (R) 11,462 58.8%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 7,844 40.2%
Other 196 1.0%
TOTAL 19,502
Turnout: 81% Diff (US): 4


1948 President, Columbus, IN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Harry Truman* (D) 7,960 49.7%
Thomas Dewey (R) 7,804 48.7%
Henry Wallace (Prog) 29 0.2%
Other 219 1.4%
TOTAL 16,012
Turnout: 73% Diff (US): 4


1944 President, Columbus, IN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 7,139 47.3%
Thomas Dewey (R) 7,689 51.0%
Other 252 1.7%
TOTAL 15,080
Turnout: 76% Diff (US): 5


1940 President, Columbus, IN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 8,180 50.6%
Wendell Willkie (R) 7,890 48.8%
Other 86 0.5%
TOTAL 16,156
Turnout: 90% Diff (US): 4


1936 President, Columbus, IN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 8,536 56.5%
Alf Landon (R) 6,484 42.9%
William Lemke (Union) 50 0.3%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 34 0.2%
Other 3 0.0%
TOTAL 15,107
Turnout: 93% Diff (US): 6


1932 President, Columbus, IN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt (D) 7,533 54.0%
Herbert Hoover* (R) 6,015 43.2%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 270 1.9%
Other 120 0.9%
TOTAL 13,938
Turnout: 91% Diff (US): 4


1928 President, Columbus, IN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Herbert Hoover (R) 6,788 57.8%
Al Smith (D) 4,881 41.5%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 40 0.3%
Other 43 0.4%
TOTAL 11,752
Turnout: 81% Diff (US): 0


1924 President, Columbus, IN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Calvin Coolidge (R) 6,606 56.6%
John Davis (D) 4,760 40.8%
Robert LaFollette (Prog) 272 2.3%
Other 30 0.3%
TOTAL 11,668
Turnout: 82% Diff (US): 3


1920 President, Columbus, IN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Warren Harding (R) 6,585 53.9%
James Cox (D) 5,420 44.4%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 85 0.7%
Parley Christiansen (FL) 4 0.0%
Aaron Watkins (Proh) 113 0.9%
Other 3 0.0%
TOTAL 12,210
Turnout: 87% Diff (US): -6


1916 President, Columbus, IN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson* (D) 3,441 49.3%
Charles Evans Hughes (R) 3,287 47.1%
Allan Benson (Soc) 66 0.9%
James Hanly (Proh) 145 2.1%
Other 42 0.6%
TOTAL 6,981
Turnout: 50% Diff (US): 1


1912 President, Columbus, IN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson (D) 3,147 48.3%
Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 1,604 24.6%
William Taft* (R) 1,321 20.3%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 196 3.0%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 238 3.6%
Other 15 0.2%
TOTAL 6,521
Turnout: 46% Diff (US): -3


1908 President, Columbus, IN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William Taft (R) 3,306 46.1%
William J. Bryan (D) 3,637 50.7%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 59 0.8%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 151 2.1%
Thomas Hisgen (I) 4 0.1%
Other 10 0.1%
TOTAL 7,167
Turnout: 53% Diff (US): -5


1904 President, Columbus, IN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Theodore Roosevelt (R) 3,510 51.6%
Alton Parker (D) 3,038 44.7%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 98 1.4%
Silas Swallow (Proh) 138 2.0%
Thomas Watson (Pop) 8 0.1%
Other 10 0.1%
TOTAL 6,802
Turnout: 51% Diff (US): -5


1900 President, Columbus, IN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William McKinley* (R) 2,375 41.1%
William J. Bryan (D) 3,300 57.1%
John Woolley (Proh) 83 1.4%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 13 0.2%
Other 11 0.2%
TOTAL 5,782
Turnout: 43% Diff (US): -11
* incumbent