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Columbus is a city in Platte County, Nebraska, United States, 80 miles (148 km) 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. It is the county seat of Platte County. Eccentric Union Pacific promoter George Francis Train once referred to the city as, "Columbus, the new center of the Union and quite probably the future capital of the U.S.A."