Columbia City, Indiana

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Population in 2013: 8,808 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +24.5%
Males: 4,221  (47.9%)
Females: 4,587  (52.1%)
Median resident age:  37.9 years
Indiana median age:  37.3 years

Zip codes: 46725.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,321 (it was $36,112 in 2000)
Columbia City:

$39,321
IN:

$47,529

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,390 (it was $19,296 in 2000)

Columbia City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $94,237 (it was $77,900 in 2000)
Columbia City:

$94,237
IN:

$122,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $641.

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  • Races in Columbia City, IN (2010)

    Columbia City races chart
    • 8,34495.4%White alone
    • 1892.2%Hispanic
    • 1031.2%Two or more races
    • 420.5%Black alone
    • 430.5%Asian alone
    • 170.2%American Indian alone
    • 120.1%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Columbia City: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (28.6%), Irish (12.6%), United States (10.3%), English (8.0%), French (1.7%), Scottish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 861 feet

Land area: 5.21 square miles.

Population density: 1,692 people per square mile   (low).

Columbia City,IN real estate house value index trend

Columbia City, Indiana map

For population 25 years and over in Columbia City:

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbia City city:

  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 45.7%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 16.6%

117 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
Indiana:

4.8%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 36 registered sex offenders living in Columbia City, Indiana as of August 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Columbia City to the number of sex offenders is 245 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $916 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $816 (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: +854 (+9.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,344 (34.7%)

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 2013
Murders 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1112225311
per 100,000 12.912.812.424.324.123.858.834.111.411.3
Robberies 2030121011
per 100,000 25.90.037.10.012.023.811.80.011.411.3
Assaults 2514836347102
per 100,000 323.7179.399.036.572.235.847.179.6113.622.6
Burglaries 8121714252226272313
per 100,000 103.6153.7210.5170.2301.0262.3305.8307.0261.3146.9
Thefts 885781101128120145146148121
per 100,000 1,139.5730.11,002.81,227.71,540.91,431.01,705.71,660.01,681.41,367.2
Auto thefts 11955138103107
per 100,000 142.4115.361.960.8156.595.4117.634.1113.679.1
Arson 0010000000
per 100,000 0.00.012.40.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 285.0) 148.996.4101.993.7134.1118.0160.9135.4131.489.3

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Crime rate in Columbia City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 19 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.03
Indiana average:

1.97
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.9%
Indiana:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,008 (+16.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (44%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (31%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Columbia City, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Columbia City-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 82% 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 slightly below Indiana state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 226.4 miles away from the city center
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 Columbia City center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 220.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 205.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 226.7 miles away from Columbia City center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 265.4 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 Whitley County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Columbia City topographic map

Birthplace of: Dave Herman (fighter) - Martial artist, Keller E. Rockey - Soilder.

Hospitals in Columbia City:

  • PARKVIEW HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (105 NORTH MADISON)
  • PARKVIEW WHITLEY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1260 E SR 205)
  • PASSAGES INC (343 WESTON DR)
  • VOCA CORPORATION OF INDIANA (810 CARLYLE ST)
  • VOCA CORPORATION OF INDIANA (395 N WESTCHESTER DR)

Nursing Homes in Columbia City:

  • COLUMBIA CITY COM CARE CENTER (ROUTE 9)
  • COLUMBIA CITY NURSING HOME (522 NORTH LINE STREET)
  • HICKORY CREEK AT COLUMBIA CITY (522 NORTH LINE ST)
  • MILLER'S MERRY MANOR (640 W ELLSWORTH ST)
  • MILLERS MERRY MANOR INC (RR 1 710 W ELLSWORTH EXTENSION)
  • PARKVIEW OAKS (411 N WOLF RD)

Airports located in Columbia City:

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

  • University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne (about 18 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,075)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne (about 20 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 10,126)
  • Indiana Institute of Technology (about 21 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 4,320)
  • Indiana Wesleyan University (about 46 miles; Marion, IN; FT enrollment: 13,681)
  • Taylor University (about 49 miles; Upland, IN; FT enrollment: 2,272)
  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 52 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 5,563)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 55 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 12,214)

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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 105. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

105
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.638. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.638
U.S.:

0.303

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 25.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.65. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.65
U.S.:

9.14

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

COLUMBIA CITY WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 8,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (SEP-10-2012), St Public Notif requested (SEP-10-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-10-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-18-2013)
MIAMI VILLAGE MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-20-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-20-2007), St Public Notif requested (AUG-20-2007), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-17-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-10-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-10-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-10-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-16-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-05-2009)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
OAK GROVE CHURCH OF GOD (Population served: 201, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
OTTOS CAMPGROUND (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-12-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-12-2010), St Boil Water Order (OCT-12-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-18-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

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

  • PARKVIEW WHITLEY HOSPITAL (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.4%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 71.7% for Black residents, 18.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.7% 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

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, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Columbia City compared to Indiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • 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 above state average.

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.2
Indiana average:

11.1

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 (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,49341
Mainline Protestant3,49117
Catholic2,1203
Other3142
None20,874-
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: 8
Whitley County:

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.
State:

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

3.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Whitley County:

29.2%
Indiana:

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

13.8%
State:

14.3%
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 11$18,532$20,21730$4,214
Police Protection - Officers 22$88,739$48,4030$0
Police - Other 0$0 10$7,093
Streets and Highways 22$81,357$44,3770$0
Totals for Government 55$188,628$41,15540$11,307

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $7,046,000 ($799.95)
    Sewerage: $1,078,000 ($122.39)
    Water Utilities: $790,000 ($89.69)
    Police Protection: $740,000 ($84.01)
    Central Staff Services: $628,000 ($71.30)
    Regular Highways: $460,000 ($52.23)
    Fire Protection: $427,000 ($48.48)
    General - Other: $408,000 ($46.32)
    Parks & Recreation: $405,000 ($45.98)
    Solid Waste Management: $327,000 ($37.13)
    Housing & Community Development: $266,000 ($30.20)
    Financial Administration: $56,000 ($6.36)
    General Public Buildings: $40,000 ($4.54)
    Parking Facilities: $13,000 ($1.48)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000 ($0.68)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $174,000 ($19.75)
    Benefit Payments: $37,000 ($4.20)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $256,000 ($29.06)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing & Community Development: $228,000 ($25.89)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,618,000 ($297.23)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $98,000 ($11.13)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,631,000 ($185.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $230,000 ($26.11)
    All Other: $124,000 ($14.08)
    Parks & Recreation: $49,000 ($5.56)
    Parking Facilities: $7,000 ($0.79)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $22,000 ($2.50)
    From Other Government: $8,000 ($0.91)
    From Local Government: $2,000 ($0.23)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,731,000 ($196.53)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $265,000 ($30.09)
    General Revenue, NEC: $183,000 ($20.78)
    Special Assessments: $82,000 ($9.31)
    Rents: $20,000 ($2.27)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $6,853,000 ($778.04)
    Water Utilities: $1,107,000 ($125.68)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $637,000 ($72.32)
    Highways: $192,000 ($21.80)
    All Other: $146,000 ($16.58)
  • Tax - Property: $1,569,000 ($178.13)
    NEC: $10,000 ($1.14)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,816,000 ($206.18)
    Industrial Revenue: $1,220,000 ($138.51)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,145,000 ($357.06)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $1,145,000 ($130.00)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,143,000 ($129.77)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $2,730,000 ($309.95)
    Water Utilities: $1,760,000 ($199.82)
    Industrial Revenue: $1,175,000 ($133.40)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $45,000 ($5.11)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $417,000 ($47.34)
    Water Utilities: $56,000 ($6.36)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,686,000 ($532.02)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,510,000 ($171.44)

5.46% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,768 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.46%
Indiana average:

5.59%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Allen County, IN  1.83% ($39,614 average AGI)
from Kosciusko County, IN  0.66% ($35,101)
from Noble County, IN  0.56% ($31,387)


6.05% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,627 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
Indiana average:

5.83%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Allen County, IN  2.34% ($40,824 average AGI)
to Kosciusko County, IN  0.62% ($33,583)
to Noble County, IN  0.49% ($35,896)

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)
Columbia City fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Columbia City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 37m121ftTotal length
  • 62,260Total average daily traffic
  • 3,885Total average daily truck traffic
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
ALDI1Kroger1
AT&T1La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1New Balance1
Burger King1Nike1
CVS1Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
DHL1Quality1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Dunkin Donuts1Sears1
Fashion Bug1Subway2
FedEx3T-Mobile1
Ford1Taco Bell1
GNC1U-Haul1
Goodwill1UPS4
H&R Block2Walgreens1
Hardee's1Walmart1
Jones New York1Wendy's1
KFC1YMCA1

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  • #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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