Columbus, WI Real Estate

Columbus Properties

The city of Columbus is a historic community that has preserved its proud heritage. Residential and commercial buildings showcase history of the late 19th century. The downtown area is considered a historic district. Populated by 4,971 people, Columbus is situated amid woodlands and rolling hills. The Crawfish River passes through the city. Serviced by five major highways, the city provides easy access to other southeastern Wisconsin communities. “The Red Bud City” offers a quaint and safe environment to become established.

Real Estate
The housing market in Columbus offers a wide-selection of homes for sales. Houses on the market include updated Ranches, gorgeous Colonials and beautiful Contemporaries. Historic homes are predominant throughout the area. The average price of a home in Columbus is $168,480.

Amenities
The Columbus Area Aquatic Center offers activities and equipment the whole family can enjoy. The center has a lap area, diving board, water slide and a large “Tot Slide” for kids. Visitors can relax under the sun in one of the many lounge chairs or in the shade under the umbrellas.

The city maintains six public parks including Fireman’s Park and Astico Park. Fireman’s Park is the largest park in the area. The park is host to many community events such as the annual 4th of July event, Columbus Carriage Classic and a wildlife exhibit called the “Deer Pen.” Astico Park is located on the bend of Crawfish River and features campsites, picnic areas and hiking trails.

Columbus is home to the Christopher Columbus Museum that features souvenirs from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition of Chicago. The museum is a part of the Antique Mall & Museum located in an old canning factory. The Antique Mall & Museum is the largest antique mall in Wisconsin.

The Columbus Area Senior Center provides activities and services. The center offers activities, programming, information and agency referrals to the senior community. The senior center’s goal is to enhance the quality of life of seniors in the area.

History
The first development of the area was started by Elbert Dickason who built a saw-mill and home in 1839. James T. Lewis, who went on to be the Governor of Wisconsin, was another pioneer who established himself in the area.

The city does showcase a statue of Christopher Columbus. There is also a museum that is dedicated to Columbus and showcases pieces from his era.

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Schools
  District Type Enrollment # Student Teacher Ratio GreatSchool Rank
Columbus High School (Columbus) Columbus School District Public 410 13 COLUMBUS HIGH SCHOOL GreatSchools Rating
Columbus Middle School (Columbus) Columbus School District Public 625 13 COLUMBUS MIDDLE SCHOOL GreatSchools Rating
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Demographics

Population Demographics

  City County State
Total Population 12,002 89,519 5,852,878
Total Households 4,737 34,123 2,349,819
Total Families 3,449 23,278 1,516,725
Percent Male 50% 52% 50%
Percent Female 50% 48% 50%
White Collar Jobs 53% 55% 58%
Blue Collar Jobs 47% 45% 42%

Top Occupations

Professions Population Employed
Professional Services 815
Healthcare 664
Maintenance 340
Sales 335
Food 297
Transportation 250
Social Services 214
Management 196
Other Services 160
Construction 158

Male Female Breakdown

Population Age

White vs Blue Collar Jobs

Top Professions

Work Transportation Method

Household Income

Housing Demographics

  City County State
Total Housing Units
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Owner Occupied Housing Units 3,643 24,859 1,601,729
Renter Occupied Housing Units 1,094 9,264 748,090
Vacant Housing Units 378 3,031 311,518
Occupancy Rate 93% 90% 84%

Commute Time To Work

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  City County State
Less than 5 minutes 450 3,461 135,725
5 - 15 minutes 1,322 14,874 877,463
15 - 30 minutes 1,695 12,321 975,154
30 - 45 minutes 1,353 5,372 370,565
45-60 minutes 622 2,537 120,537
Over 60 minutes 430 2,234 113,603

Total Housing Units

Housing By Occupant

Commute Time To Work

Age of Homeowners

Education Attainment

  City County State
Some High School 405 4,961 224,571
High School Graduate 3,020 25,847 1,256,597
Some College 1,884 13,888 833,955
Associates Degree 971 6,413 410,260
Bachelors Degree 1,425 7,272 747,113
Graduate Degree 523 3,065 384,121

Education Attainment


Market Conditions
Market Conditions for Columbus - December 2019 | Shorewest Realtors®
December 2019

Market Conditions for Columbus

Median Sale Price Graph

Median Sale Price

The median sale price for homes in December was $164,950. The median sales price for homes in December rose by $29,950 compared to last month. This represents a 22.18% increase from November. Compared to the same month last year, the median price of homes fell by ($10,050) representing a -5.74% year-over-year change.

The median sales price is the middle value of all sales occurring in the market during the past thirty days when you arrange these sales prices from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average as the median does not change as much as a result of a few unusually low or high sales prices.

Homes for Sale Graph

Homes for Sale

The inventory of homes for sale fell by 3 in December to 16. This represents 15.78% decrease from November when 19 homes were on the market. Compared to the same month last year when there were 26 homes for sale, the inventory of homes for sale has fallen by 10 representing a -38.46% year-over-year change.

Homes for sale represents the number of active listings on the market during the specified month as reported in the MLS system operating within the market area.

Homes Sold Graph

Homes Sold

The 6 homes sold in December was 1 less than in November. This represents a 14.28% decrease in sales from November. Compared to the same month last year, the number of homes sold increased by 1, a 20% year-over-year increase.

Homes sold is the total count of properties in the market area that have had a closed sale during the specified month as reported in the MLS systems operating within the market area.

Average Days on Market Graph

Avg Days on Market

The average days on market for a home sold in December (96) increased by 66 days compared to November. This represents a 220% increase in days on market for homes in the market from the previous month. Compared to the same month last year, the days on market for homes sold increased by 59, a 159.45% year-over-year change.

Average Days on Market is the time period between the date when a home is listed for sale in an MLS system and the date it is sold.

Sale/List Price Ratio

Sale/List Price Ratio

The Sale/List Price Ratio of 96.96% in December fell by 2.96% compared to November and decreased 1.14% compared to the same period last year.

Sale/List Price Ratio is the sale price of a listing divided by the original list price expressed as a percentage. The Sale/List Price Ratio for the market is determined by adding the Sale/List Price Ratio for each listing sold in the market during the month and dividing by the number of listings sold during the month.

New Homes Graph

New Homes

The number of homes listed in December (3) fell by 2 compared to November, a 40% change. Compared to December 2018, the number of new listings remained level

Newly Listed Homes are the total count of homes that have been listed within the market area during the most recent month, as reported in the MLS system(s) operating in the market area.

Median List Price Graph

Median List Price

The median list price in December was $219,900. The median list price for homes in December rose by $72,000 compared to last month. This represents a 48.68% increase from November. Compared to the same month last year, the median list price of homes decreased ($40,000) representing a -15.39% year-over-year decrease.

The median list price is the middle value of all currently active listings as reported in the MLS systems in the market area when you arrange these list prices from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average as the median does not change as much as a result of the existence of a few unusually low or high list prices.




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