Columbia, Alabama

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Population in 2014: 741 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.8%
 
Males: 380  (51.3%)
Females: 361  (48.7%)
Median resident age:  53.5 years
Alabama median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 36319.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $32,686 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Columbia:

$32,686
AL:

$46,257

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $21,329 (it was $15,248 in 2000)

Columbia town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $80,469 (it was $41,100 in 2000)
Columbia:

$80,469
AL:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $103,708; Detached houses: $108,321; Mobile homes: $28,450

Median gross rent in 2016: $492.

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  • Races in Columbia, AL (2010)

    Columbia races chart
    • 56876.8%White alone
    • 15621.1%Black alone
    • 101.4%Two or more races
    • 30.4%American Indian alone
    • 30.4%Hispanic

Races in Columbia detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Columbia: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (39.8%), English (9.8%), German (6.8%), Scottish (4.5%), Irish (3.9%), Italian (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 223 feet

Land area: 3.93 square miles.

Population density: 189 people per square mile   (very low).

Columbia,AL real estate house value index trend

Columbia, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Columbia:

  • High school or higher: 82.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 44.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbia town:

  • Never married: 16.5%
  • Now married: 48.3%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 16.2%
  • Divorced: 17.1%

15 residents are foreign born (0.6% Asia).

This town:

2.8%
Alabama:

3.4%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Columbia, Alabama as of December 14, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Columbia to the number of sex offenders is 132 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $285 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $325 (0.4%)

Columbia satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dothan, AL (18.0 miles , pop. 57,737).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (100.9 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (620.8 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Haleburg, AL (2.9 miles) , Cedar Springs, GA (3.0 miles) , Gordon, AL (3.2 miles ), Webb, AL (3.2 miles ), Ashford, AL (3.2 miles ), Blakely, GA (3.5 miles ), Avon, AL (3.5 miles ), Cowarts, AL (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 31.29 N, Longitude: 85.11 W

Area code: 334

Columbia household income distribution Columbia home values distribution

Crime rates in Columbia (2010):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 assault (115.5 per 100,000)
  • 0 burglaries (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 7 thefts (808.3 per 100,000)
  • 1 auto theft (115.5 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 64.7 (higher means more crime, US average = 266.4)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.70
Alabama average:

2.69
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.1%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -69 (-7.9%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Utilities (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Public administration (25%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (12%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Columbia: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Columbia, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Columbia-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 52% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/29/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.6 miles away from the Columbia town center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/22/2005, a category F3 tornado 20.3 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 18 people and caused $7 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Columbia-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 128.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 360.7 miles away from Columbia center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 192.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 223.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 235.0 miles away from Columbia center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 190.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Houston County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 8, Hurricanes: 5, Winds: 5, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Columbia topographic map

Birthplace of: B'Ho Kirkland - Football player, Dave Edwards (American football) - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Columbia:

  • EARLY MEMORIAL NH (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BLAKELY, GA)
  • PIONEER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OF EARLY Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; BLAKELY, GA)
  • EARLY MEMORIAL NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BLAKELY, GA)
  • SOUTHEAST ALABAMA MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; DOTHAN, AL)
  • DCI DOTHAN (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; DOTHAN, AL)

Operable nuclear power plants near Columbia:

  • 19 miles: Joseph M. Farley 1 and 2 in Dothan, AL.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Columbia:

  • George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan (about 21 miles; Dothan, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,611)
  • Enterprise State Community College (about 43 miles; Enterprise, AL; FT enrollment: 2,101)
  • Bainbridge State College (about 44 miles; Bainbridge, GA; FT enrollment: 2,308)
  • Darton State College (about 57 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 5,000)
  • Albany Technical College (about 59 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,707)
  • Albany State University (about 61 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,662)
  • Troy University (about 61 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 16,148)

Public high school in Columbia:

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Notable locations in Columbia: Columbia Sewage Lagoon (A), Houston County Port Authority Industrial Park (B), Columbia State Dock (C), Old Cabin Jail Museum (D), Rossie Purcell Library (E), Columbia Fire Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Columbia include: Columbia Baptist Church (A), Columbia Methodist Church (B), Good Shephard Catholic Church (C), Saint Luke Methodist Church (D), Second Baptist Church (E), First Baptist Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Good Hope Farm Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Houston County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 63.3. This is about average.

City:

63.3
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 28.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 21.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 13.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.3
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 17.0%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.8% for Black residents, 94.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  62.5%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.6%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Banks with branches in Columbia (2011 data):

  • PeoplesSouth Bank: Peoples Community Columbia Branch at 109 East Church Street, branch established on 1912/10/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $534.5 mil, Deposits: $446.4 mil, headquarters in Colquitt, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Peoplessouth Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Alabama average:

12.0

Columbia travel time to work - commute Columbia mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Columbia town (based on Houston County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant60,486152
Mainline Protestant12,24531
Black Protestant3,85518
Catholic2,5511
Other1,8827
Orthodox401
None20,488-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Houston County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Houston County:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 68
Houston County:

7.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 70
Here:

7.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.7%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Houston County:

33.0%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.9%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.0%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Columbia:

40.8%
State:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Columbia:

29.9
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Columbia:

16.6%
State:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Columbia:

16.4%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Columbia:

6.6
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.7%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
Columbia:

48.1%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Columbia:

82.7%
State:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Columbia, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 2$6,644$39,8640$0
Police Protection - Officers 2$7,972$47,8320$0
Streets and Highways 1$3,543$42,5162$500
Totals for Government 5$18,159$43,5822$500

7.29% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,672 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.29%
Alabama average:

6.02%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($310 average AGI)
Houston County:

0.06%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dale County, AL  0.98% ($38,291 average AGI)
from Henry County, AL  0.44% ($25,911)
from Geneva County, AL  0.43% ($24,206)


6.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,347 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
Alabama average:

6.06%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($511 average AGI)
Houston County:

0.05%
Alabama average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dale County, AL  0.92% ($28,603 average AGI)
to Henry County, AL  0.46% ($29,679)
to Geneva County, AL  0.45% ($24,937)

Strongest AM radio stations in Columbia:

  • WBBK (1260 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BLAKELY, GA; Owner: MERCHANTS BROADCASTING SYSTEMS)
  • WOOF (560 AM; 5 kW; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WAGF (1320 AM; 3 kW; DOTHAN, AL)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WQLS (1200 AM; 10 kW; OZARK, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WTCL (1580 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL; Owner: METZ, INC.)
  • WMGR (930 AM; 5 kW; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: DECATUR BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWNT (1450 AM; 1 kW; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTKN (1560 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DALEVILLE, AL; Owner: JOSEPH A. ADAMS, SR.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Columbia:

  • WTVY-FM (95.5 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WOOF-FM (99.7 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WJJN (92.1 FM; COLUMBIA, AL; Owner: WILSON BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WESP (102.5 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WAGF-FM (101.3 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WILSON BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRAK-FM (97.3 FM; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIZB (94.3 FM; ABBEVILLE, AL; Owner: CELEBRATIONS COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDJR (96.9 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBK-FM (93.1 FM; BLAKELY, GA; Owner: MERCHANTS BROADCASTING SYSTEMS OF SW GA)
  • WVOB (91.3 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: BETHANY BIBLE COLLEGE & B.T.S. INC.)
  • WDYF (90.3 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGMK (106.3 FM; DONALSONVILLE, GA; Owner: MERCHANTS BROADCASTING CO)
  • WXUS (100.5 FM; FORT RUCKER, AL; Owner: SKYWAY BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • WRWA (88.7 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: TROY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WJRL-FM (103.9 FM; OZARK, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WWGF (107.5 FM; DONALSONVILLE, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WJWV (90.9 FM; FORT GAINES, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WGTF (89.5 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: DOTHAN COMMUNITY EDUCL. RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Columbia:

  • WDHN (Channel 18; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK OF ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WJJN-LP (Channel 5; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: JAMES WILSON, III)
  • WTVY (Channel 4; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W41BN (Channel 41; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WDFX-TV (Channel 34; OZARK, AL; Owner: WAITT LICENSE CO. OF ALABAMA, L.L.C.)
  • WTLH (Channel 49; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: WTLH LICENSE CORP.)
  • W69DO (Channel 69; COLQUITT, GA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W26BM (Channel 26; COLQUITT, GA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W08DM (Channel 8; COLQUITT, GA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WGIQ (Channel 43; LOUISVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • W45BL (Channel 45; COLQUITT, GA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W51CQ (Channel 51; COLQUITT, GA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Columbia fatal accident list:

Mar 20, 1994 06:25 PM, 95, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 15, 1990 06:35 AM, Sr95, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 47m154ftTotal length
  • $16,920,000Total costs
  • 16,320Total average daily traffic
  • 1,745Total average daily truck traffic
  • 22,329Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Columbia)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Farley Nuclear Plant Hwy 95 6 Km S (Lat: 31.232111 Lon: -85.110750), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76 m, Call Sign: WPFR911
    Assigned Frequencies: 859.312 MHz, 859.337 MHz, 859.362 MHz, 859.387 MHz, 859.412 MHz, 860.287 MHz, 860.312 MHz, 860.337 MHz, 860.362 MHz, 860.387 MHz, 860.412 MHzGrant Date: 12/22/2009, Expiration Date: 12/06/2019Registrant: Southernlinc Wireless, 4601 Southlake Parkway - Suite 150, Hoover, AL 35244, Phone: (205) 257-1300, Fax: (205) 874-3953, Email:
  • Farley Nuclear Plant Hwy 95 6 Km S (Lat: 31.232111 Lon: -85.110750), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76 m, Call Sign: WQJM786
    Assigned Frequencies: 854.937 MHz, 855.187 MHz, 855.437 MHz, 855.862 MHz, 856.337 MHz, 856.387 MHz, 857.387 MHz, 857.412 MHz, 858.287 MHz, 858.312 MHz... (+4 more)Grant Date: 11/24/2009, Expiration Date: 12/06/2019, Cancellation Date: 06/27/2012, Certifier: Robin J CohenRegistrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Farley Nuclear Plt (Lat: 31.220444 Lon: -85.120194), Type: Building, Structure height: 34 m, Overall height: 39 m, Call Sign: KTA231
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.625 MHz, 451.675 MHzGrant Date: 03/18/2004, Expiration Date: 06/07/2014, Cancellation Date: 02/28/2012, Certifier: Rosemarie NelsonRegistrant: Fish & Richardson P.C., 1425 K Street, N.W., 11th Floor, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 626-7761, Fax: (202) 783-2331, Email:
  • Farley Nuclear Plant 3.75 Mi S (Lat: 31.220444 Lon: -85.120194), Call Sign: KWQ353
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.150 MHz, 451.150 MHzGrant Date: 03/18/2004, Expiration Date: 04/25/2014, Cancellation Date: 02/28/2012Registrant: Fish & Richardson P.C., 1425 K Street, N.W., 11th Floor, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 626-7761, Fax: (202) 783-2331, Email:
  • Farley Nuclear Plant (Lat: 31.232111 Lon: -85.110750), Type: Tower, Structure height: 70 m, Overall height: 76 m, Call Sign: WPKM557
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.205 MHz, 158.205 MHzGrant Date: 04/23/1997, Expiration Date: 04/23/2002, Cancellation Date: 08/25/2002, Certifier: James M CorbittRegistrant: Ms Gn 0800, Birmingham, AL 35291, Fax: (205) 250-1879
  • 101 Industrial Parkway (Lat: 31.301583 Lon: -85.108778), Call Sign: WQCG610
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.237 MHz, 467.237 MHz, 462.312 MHz, 467.312 MHzGrant Date: 02/26/2005, Expiration Date: 02/26/2015, Cancellation Date: 12/03/2010, Certifier: Ronald R JenningsRegistrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • PLANT FARLEY, Lat: 31.220444 Lon: -85.120194, Call Sign: WQHD398
    Assigned Frequencies: 74.6500 MHz, 75.3500 MHzGrant Date: 07/03/2007, Expiration Date: 07/03/2017, Certifier: Jimmy R WilliamsRegistrant: Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby, LLP, 2001 L Street, Nw, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 857-2574, Fax: (202) 223-0833, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • Farley Plant, Farley Nuc. Plt, Hwy 95, 3.75 Mi S (Lat: 31.233056 Lon: -85.109167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 70.1 m, Overall height: 75.9 m, Call Sign: WNEZ767
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.768 MHz, 952.768 MHzGrant Date: 02/04/2011, Expiration Date: 02/17/2021Registrant: Utc Spectrum Services, 1129 20th Street, #350, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 833-6803, Fax: (202) 872-1331, Email:
  • Farley Nuclear Plant Highway 95 S (Lat: 31.232111 Lon: -85.110750), Structure height: 70.1 m, Overall height: 75.9 m, Call Sign: WPNM719
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHzGrant Date: 04/24/2008, Expiration Date: 05/11/2018Registrant: Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby, LLP, 2001 L Street, Nw, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 857-2574, Fax: (202) 223-0833, Email:
  • Hwy 95 3.75 Mi S (Lat: 31.232944 Lon: -85.109083), Overall height: 75.9 m, Call Sign: WPOQ601
    Assigned Frequencies: 6585.00 MHzGrant Date: 10/21/1998, Expiration Date: 03/15/2008, Cancellation Date: 05/02/2003Registrant: Mcdermott, Will & Emery, 600 13th Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20005-3096, Phone: (202) 756-8283, Fax: (202) 756-8087, Email:
  • STATION, Farley Nuclear Plant Hwy 95 3.75 Mi S Of (Lat: 31.232111 Lon: -85.110750), Overall height: 75.9 m, Call Sign: WGV90
    Assigned Frequencies: 1985.00 MHz, 6585.00 MHzGrant Date: 08/01/1991, Expiration Date: 08/01/1996Registrant: Phone: (205) 250-2561

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Columbia)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$58,9301$24,6201$16,330
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$38,3400$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0417.00

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Columbia that have no violations reported:

  • COLUMBIA WATER WORKS (Population served: 1,260, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Most common first names in Columbia, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2576.5 years
William2471.8 years
John2374.3 years
Mary1980.2 years
Robert1570.5 years
George1477.8 years
Willie1379.7 years
Henry1277.6 years
Edward1172.7 years
Annie889.4 years
Most common last names in Columbia, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams1878.7 years
Elliott1577.5 years
Lewis1375.7 years
Weems1271.7 years
Smith1173.8 years
Grimsley1072.3 years
Johnson1070.7 years
Thompson1081.0 years
Culbreth978.7 years
Rollins976.8 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (82%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Businesses in Columbia, AL

  • True Value: 1

Columbia compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 6 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Harold Wayne Fleming (1)

Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2018.