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Population in 2012: 8,831 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +24.8%
Males: 4,309  (48.8%)
Females: 4,522  (51.2%)

Median resident age:  36.1 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 46725.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,720 (it was $36,112 in 2000)
Columbia City:

$37,720
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,863

Columbia City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $92,671 (it was $77,900 in 2000)
Columbia City:

$92,671
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $101,330; Detached houses: $111,001; Townhouses or other attached units: $137,438; In 2-unit structures: $141,951; Mobile homes: $24,563

Median gross rent in 2012: $641.

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Columbia City races chart
  • White alone - 8,344 (95.4%)
  • Hispanic - 189 (2.2%)
  • Two or more races - 103 (1.2%)
  • Black alone - 42 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 43 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 17 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 12 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Columbia City: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (28.2%), Irish (14.2%), United States (10.1%), English (7.8%), French (2.8%), Dutch (1.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 861 feet

Land area: 5.21 square miles.

Population density: 1,696 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Columbia City:

  • High school or higher: 83.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 12.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbia City city:

  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 45.5%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 18.4%

92 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.1%
Indiana:  4.6%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 29 registered sex offenders living in Columbia City, Indiana as of September 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Columbia City to the number of sex offenders is 305 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $857 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $866 (1.1%)

Columbia City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (19.6 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (122.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Tri-Lakes, IN (2.2 miles ), Larwill, IN (2.7 miles ), South Whitley, IN (3.0 miles ), Churubusco, IN (3.2 miles ), Pierceton, IN (3.4 miles ), Sidney, IN (3.7 miles) , Roanoke, IN (3.8 miles ), North Webster, IN (4.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 28 buildings, average cost: $124,200
  • 1998: 46 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 1999: 63 buildings, average cost: $105,700
  • 2000: 43 buildings, average cost: $101,100
  • 2001: 50 buildings, average cost: $97,400
  • 2002: 61 buildings, average cost: $88,500
  • 2003: 66 buildings, average cost: $102,100
  • 2004: 83 buildings, average cost: $126,800
  • 2005: 45 buildings, average cost: $152,400
  • 2006: 52 buildings, average cost: $142,300
  • 2007: 66 buildings, average cost: $146,800
  • 2008: 32 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 2009: 25 buildings, average cost: $149,200
  • 2010: 22 buildings, average cost: $150,800
  • 2011: 16 buildings, average cost: $174,600
  • 2012: 10 buildings, average cost: $193,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.16 N, Longitude: 85.49 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +909 (+10.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,507 (40.8%)

Area code: 260

Columbia City household income distribution Columbia City home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Columbia City by Year
Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 111222531
per 100,000 12.912.812.424.324.123.858.834.111.4
Robberies 203012101
per 100,000 25.90.037.10.012.023.811.80.011.4
Assaults 251483634710
per 100,000 323.7179.399.036.572.235.847.179.6113.6
Burglaries 81217142522262723
per 100,000 103.6153.7210.5170.2301.0262.3305.8307.0261.3
Thefts 885781101128120145146148
per 100,000 1139.5730.11002.81227.71540.91431.01705.71660.01681.4
Auto thefts 1195513810310
per 100,000 142.4115.361.960.8156.595.4117.634.1113.6
Arson 001000000
per 100,000 0.00.012.40.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 289.5) 148.996.4101.993.7134.1118.0161.0135.4131.4

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Columbia City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 20 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.05
Indiana average:

1.74

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Columbia City, Indiana accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.7%
Indiana:

8.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,008 (+16.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (52%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)

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Average climate in Columbia City, Indiana

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Tornado activity:

Columbia City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 170% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.3 miles away from the Columbia City city center killed 18 people and injured 285 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 33.8 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 41 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Columbia City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Indiana state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 72.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/1990 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 58.7 miles away from Columbia City center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Whitley County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Dave Herman (fighter) - Martial artist, Keller E. Rockey - Soilder.


Hospitals/medical centers in Columbia City:

  • PARKVIEW HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Hospital, 105 NORTH MADISON)
  • PARKVIEW WHITLEY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1260 E SR 205)
  • PASSAGES INC (Hospital, 343 WESTON DR)
  • VOCA CORPORATION OF INDIANA (Hospital, 810 CARLYLE ST)
  • VOCA CORPORATION OF INDIANA (Hospital, 395 N WESTCHESTER DR)
  • COLUMBIA CITY COM CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, ROUTE 9)
  • COLUMBIA CITY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 522 NORTH LINE STREET)
  • HICKORY CREEK AT COLUMBIA CITY (Nursing Home, 522 NORTH LINE ST)
  • MILLER'S MERRY MANOR (Nursing Home, 640 W ELLSWORTH ST)
  • MILLERS MERRY MANOR INC (Nursing Home, RR 1 710 W ELLSWORTH EXTENSION)
  • PARKVIEW OAKS (Nursing Home, 411 N WOLF RD)

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Local government website: www.columbiacity.net

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Columbia City:

  • Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast (about 20 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; Full-time enrollment: 4,903)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne (about 21 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 8,540)
  • Indiana Institute of Technology (about 21 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 2,524)
  • Indiana Wesleyan University (about 46 miles; Marion, IN; FT enrollment: 13,899)
  • Taylor University (about 49 miles; Upland, IN; FT enrollment: 2,016)
  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 52 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 4,535)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Northcentral (about 53 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 2,931)

Public high schools in Columbia City:

Public elementary/middle schools in Columbia City:

Private elementary/middle school in Columbia City:

  • FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 40; Location: 1550 E STATE ROAD 205; Grades: PK - 7)
See full list of schools located in Columbia City, map of school districts: WHITLEY COUNTY CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS, WHITKO COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORPORATION

Library in Columbia City:

  • PEABODY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,131,857; Location: 1160 EAST HIGHWAY 205; 88,132 books; 2,132 e-books; 5,758 audio materials; 5,921 video materials; 10 local licensed databases; 37 state licensed databases; 168 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Columbia City: Columbia Township Fire Department (A), Columbia City Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Blue Babe Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Columbia City include: Morsche Park (1), Devol Field (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Woodland Water Gardens & Nursery (Water Parks & Slides; 1950 South 500 East).

Hotels: Lees Inn Columbia City (235 Frontage Road), Budget Inn (536 North Line Street), Super 8 (351 West Plaza Drive).

Courts: Whitley County - Circuit Court (101 West Van Buren Street), Whitley County - Superior Court (101 West Van Buren Street).

 
Whitley County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.7. This is about average.
City:

36.7
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 23.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

23.5
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.2
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Columbia City and their reported violations in the past:

COLUMBIA CITY WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 8000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-11-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-11-2001), St Public Notif received (SEP-18-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-2000 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-20-2000)
TRI-LAKES PARK (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-21-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-21-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
UNITED DELI (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-16-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-16-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-29-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-29-2004), St Public Notif received (JUN-30-2004)
WHITLEY CO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1999 and SEP-16-1999, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-16-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-16-1999), St Compliance achieved (SEP-16-1999)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
OAK GROVE CHURCH OF GOD (Population served: 151, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
OTTOS CAMPGROUND (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-27-2004), St Public Notif requested (JAN-27-2004), St Compliance achieved (DEC-07-2005), St No addtl Formal Action needed (MAY-26-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

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

  • ORMAS BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 93, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.1%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 70.1% for Black residents, 11.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 22.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.1%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.8%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Columbia City, IN

People in group quarters in Columbia City in 2010:

  • 112 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 64 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 58 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 27 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Columbia City in 2000:

  • 122 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 89 people in nursing homes
  • 24 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Columbia City compared to Indiana state average:

Columbia City, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Columbia City (2011 data):

  • Peoples Federal Savings Bank of DeKalb County: Columbia City Branch at 123-129 South Main Street, branch established on 1925/01/01; North Main Street Branch at 507 North Main Street, branch established on 1998/04/20. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $484.6 mil, Deposits: $362.5 mil, headquarters in Auburn, IN, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 15 total offices
  • STAR Financial Bank: Columbia City Branch at 102 West Van Buren Street, branch established on 1929/01/01; Frontage Road Branch at 105 Frontage Road, branch established on 1991/07/29. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,622.5 mil, Deposits: $1,346.4 mil, headquarters in Fort Wayne, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 48 total offices, Holding Company: Star Financial Group, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Columbia City Banking Center Branch at 620 Countryside Drive, branch established on 2003/10/13. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • 1st Source Bank: Columbia City Walmart Branch at 404 West Plaza Drive, branch established on 1997/12/08. Info updated 2008/06/16: Bank assets: $4,361.6 mil, Deposits: $3,520.6 mil, headquarters in South Bend, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 79 total offices, Holding Company: 1st Source Corporation
  • Crossroads Bank: W Connexion Way Branch at 526 W. Connexion Way, branch established on 2006/06/30. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $327.0 mil, Deposits: $280.0 mil, headquarters in Wabash, IN, positive income, 5 total offices
  • Lake City Bank: Columbia City Branch at Sr 9 And U.S. 30, branch established on 1986/02/17. Info updated 2006/05/11: Bank assets: $2,885.4 mil, Deposits: $2,413.2 mil, headquarters in Warsaw, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 45 total offices, Holding Company: Lakeland Financial Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Columbia City, Indiana:

  • Lees Inn, 235 Frontage Rd, Columbia City, IN 46725 , Phone: (260) 244-5300, Fax: (260) 244-4461
  • Whitington House, 2170 N 650 W, Columbia City, IN 46725 , Phone: (260) 327-3214
  • Quality Inn, 701 W Connexion Way, Columbia City, IN 46725 , Phone: (260) 248-4551, Fax: (260) 248-4559
  • Super 8-Columbia City, 351 W PLZ Dr Hwy 30, Columbia City, IN 46725 , Phone: (260) 244-2655, Fax: (260) 244-2655
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Columbia City, Indiana

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Columbia City travel time to work - commute


Columbia City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (72%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

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Religion statistics for Columbia City city (based on Whitley County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.42%
Here42.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist Church General Conference Churches of GodLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents20.3%18.5%10.6%9.2%7.4%
Congregations5.6%22.2%11.1%5.6%5.6%
NameChurch of the Nazarene The Wesleyan ChurchGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesChurch of the BrethrenOther
Adherents6.5%6.1%4.3%3.3%13.9%
Congregations3.7%5.6%5.6%7.4%27.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Here:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
This county:

3.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Whitley County:

7.38 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Whitley County:

9.2%
State:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.2%
State:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.8%
Indiana:

14.3%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 11$16,013$17,46918$2,212
Police Protection - Officers 21$76,677$43,8150$0
Police - Other 0$0 6$3,723
Streets and Highways 21$70,298$40,1700$0
Totals for Government 53$162,988$36,90324$5,935

Columbia City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $7,046,000 ($797.87)
    Sewerage: $1,078,000 ($122.07)
    Water Utilities: $790,000 ($89.46)
    Police Protection: $740,000 ($83.80)
    Central Staff Services: $628,000 ($71.11)
    Regular Highways: $460,000 ($52.09)
    Fire Protection: $427,000 ($48.35)
    General - Other: $408,000 ($46.20)
    Parks & Recreation: $405,000 ($45.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $327,000 ($37.03)
    Housing & Community Development: $266,000 ($30.12)
    Financial Administration: $56,000 ($6.34)
    General Public Buildings: $40,000 ($4.53)
    Parking Facilities: $13,000 ($1.47)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000 ($0.68)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $174,000 ($19.70)
    Benefit Payments: $37,000 ($4.19)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $256,000 ($28.99)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing & Community Development: $228,000 ($25.82)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,618,000 ($296.46)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $98,000 ($11.10)

Columbia City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,631,000 ($184.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $230,000 ($26.04)
    All Other: $124,000 ($14.04)
    Parks & Recreation: $49,000 ($5.55)
    Parking Facilities: $7,000 ($0.79)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $22,000 ($2.49)
    From Other Government: $8,000 ($0.91)
    From Local Government: $2,000 ($0.23)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,731,000 ($196.01)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $265,000 ($30.01)
    General Revenue, NEC: $183,000 ($20.72)
    Special Assessments: $82,000 ($9.29)
    Rents: $20,000 ($2.26)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $6,853,000 ($776.02)
    Water Utilities: $1,107,000 ($125.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $637,000 ($72.13)
    Highways: $192,000 ($21.74)
    All Other: $146,000 ($16.53)
  • Tax - Property: $1,569,000 ($177.67)
    NEC: $10,000 ($1.13)

Columbia City government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,816,000 ($205.64)
    Industrial Revenue: $1,220,000 ($138.15)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,145,000 ($356.13)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $1,145,000 ($129.66)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,143,000 ($129.43)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $2,730,000 ($309.14)
    Water Utilities: $1,760,000 ($199.30)
    Industrial Revenue: $1,175,000 ($133.05)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $45,000 ($5.10)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $417,000 ($47.22)
    Water Utilities: $56,000 ($6.34)

Columbia City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,686,000 ($530.63)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,510,000 ($170.99)

6.51% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,965 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.51%
Indiana average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Allen County, IN  2.24% ($42,401 average AGI)
from Kosciusko County, IN  0.83% ($40,776)
from Noble County, IN  0.72% ($31,538)


6.23% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,723 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.23%
Indiana average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Allen County, IN  2.31% ($45,237 average AGI)
to Kosciusko County, IN  0.62% ($34,418)
to Noble County, IN  0.53% ($27,882)

Strongest AM radio stations in Columbia City:

  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WONO (1380 AM; 5 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WGL (1250 AM; 2 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TRAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WFCV (1090 AM; daytime; 3 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMSH-FM (99 AM; 1 kW; STURGIS, MI; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Columbia City:

  • WJHS (91.5 FM; COLUMBIA CITY, IN; Owner: COLUMBIA CITY JOINT HIGH SCHOOL)
  • WSHI (106.3 FM; COLUMBIA CITY, IN; Owner: JAMMIN' BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMEE (97.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WBCL (90.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TAYLOR UNIVERSITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLAB (88.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: INDIANA DISTTRICT OF THE LUTHERAN CHURCH - MO SYNOD, INC.)
  • WAJI (95.1 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • WBNI-FM (89.1 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF NE IN., INC.)
  • WFWI (92.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WNHT (96.3 FM; CHURUBUSCO, IN; Owner: TRAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLZQ (101.1 FM; SOUTH WHITLEY, IN; Owner: LARKO COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WBTU (93.3 FM; KENDALLVILLE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WCKZ (94.1 FM; ROANOKE, IN; Owner: TRAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WYLT (103.9 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W277AK (103.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WXKE (102.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, IN; Owner: TAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WAWC (103.5 FM; SYRACUSE, IN; Owner: WILLIAM ANDREW DIXON)
  • WLEG (102.7 FM; LIGONIER, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJFX (107.9 FM; NEW HAVEN, IN; Owner: FORT WAYNE RADIO CORP.)
  • WCYT (91.1 FM; LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP, IN; Owner: SOUTHWEST ALLEN COUNTY SCHOOLS)
  • WLDE (101.7 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Columbia City:

  • WFFT-TV (Channel 55; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: QUOROM OF FT. WAYNE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WANE-TV (Channel 15; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: INDIANA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPTA (Channel 21; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: WPTA-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFWA (Channel 39; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: FORT WAYNE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WISE-TV (Channel 33; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: NVG-FORT WAYNE II, LLC)
  • W66BD (Channel 53; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TELEVISION)
  • W45AG (Channel 45; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TRAN STAR, INC.)
  • DW68BN (Channel 68; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: ZONATION BROADCASTING)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Columbia City, Indiana:
  • Fatal accident count: 46
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 76
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 6
  • Fatalities: 47
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 95
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Indiana average:
  • Fatal accident count: 113
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 174
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 36
  • Fatalities: 123
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 282
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12

See more detailed statistics of Columbia City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 34 meters (112ft)
Total average daily traffic: 49,471
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,607



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
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 ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED11$97,7469$100,06040$112,8552$62,6802$95,2950$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$04$107,8430$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$101,5953$56,01310$109,6881$12,1600$02$25,870
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$73,1801$85,5705$142,3000$01$44,6600$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$04$109,9980$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0504.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$91,3152$115,195
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$125,805
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$170,4700$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0504.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 105
  • Hazardous Condition: 50
  • Service Call: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Columbia City


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Columbia City, IN
Businesses in Columbia City, IN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1New Balance1
Burger King1Nike1
CVS1Papa John's Pizza1
DHL1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quality1
Dunkin Donuts1RadioShack1
Fashion Bug1Sears1
FedEx3Subway2
GNC1T-Mobile1
Goodwill1Taco Bell1
H&R Block2U-Haul1
Hardee's1UPS4
Jones New York1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kroger1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Columbia City, IN


Columbia City on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Transportation equipment (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Office and administrative support occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Office and administrative support occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Truck transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Transportation equipment (population 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally retarded (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Gregory C. Stalcup (16)
  • Mark R. Disilvestro (12)
  • Michael R. Koller (11)
  • Alicia Rufner (11)
  • Ludovic Andre Chretien (10)
  • Michael E. Hawkins (10)
  • Jody L. Claypool (10)
  • Brian H. Thomas (9)
  • John E. Meyers (8)
  • Terry L. Dietz (7)

Total of 230 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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