Columbia City, Indiana

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Population in 2017: 9,044 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +27.8%
Males: 4,075  (45.1%)
Females: 4,969  (54.9%)
Median resident age:

38.1 years
Indiana median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 46725.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,071 (it was $36,112 in 2000)
Columbia City:

$47,071
IN:

$54,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,794 (it was $19,296 in 2000)

Columbia City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $118,829 (it was $77,900 in 2000)
Columbia City:

$118,829
IN:

$141,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $140,596; detached houses: $134,903; townhouses or other attached units: $137,827; in 2-unit structures: $77,944; mobile homes: $277,842

Median gross rent in 2017: $646.

March 2019 cost of living index in Columbia City: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.1%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.7% for Black residents, 47.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 77.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Columbia City, IN (2017)
    • 8,62091.4%White alone
    • 3854.1%Hispanic
    • 2112.2%Two or more races
    • 1071.1%Black alone
    • 400.4%Asian alone
    • 130.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 39 registered sex offenders living in Columbia City, Indiana as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Columbia City is 241 to 1.


Crime rates in Columbia City by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(12.8)
1
(12.4)
2
(24.3)
2
(24.1)
2
(23.8)
5
(58.8)
3
(34.1)
1
(11.4)
1
(11.3)
2
(22.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(37.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.0)
2
(23.8)
1
(11.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.4)
1
(11.3)
1
(11.3)
1
(11.3)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
14
(179.3)
8
(99.0)
3
(36.5)
6
(72.2)
3
(35.8)
4
(47.1)
7
(79.6)
10
(113.6)
2
(22.6)
9
(102.1)
8
(90.5)
5
(56.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
12
(153.7)
17
(210.5)
14
(170.2)
25
(301.0)
22
(262.3)
26
(305.8)
27
(307.0)
23
(261.3)
13
(146.9)
17
(192.8)
14
(158.3)
10
(112.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
57
(730.1)
81
(1,003)
101
(1,228)
128
(1,541)
120
(1,431)
145
(1,706)
146
(1,660)
148
(1,681)
121
(1,367)
123
(1,395)
131
(1,481)
129
(1,454)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(115.3)
5
(61.9)
5
(60.8)
13
(156.5)
8
(95.4)
10
(117.6)
3
(34.1)
10
(113.6)
7
(79.1)
3
(34.0)
9
(101.8)
6
(67.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)95.3100.792.6132.5116.6159.0133.8129.988.2114.0100.091.7

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City-data.com crime index in Columbia City, IN

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 20 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
Indiana average:

1.42
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Ancestries: German (29.8%), American (20.1%), English (9.6%), Scottish (2.6%), European (2.6%), Irish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 861 feet

Land area: 5.21 square miles.

Population density: 1,737 people per square mile   (low).

Columbia City, Indiana map

96 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Indiana:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,086 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $880 (0.9%)

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 )

Latitude: 41.16 N, Longitude: 85.49 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +909 (+9.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,732 (40.0%)

Area code: 260

Distribution of median household income in Columbia City, IN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Columbia City, IN in 2017
Columbia City satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 24 buildings, average cost: $152,300
  • 2014: 39 buildings, average cost: $171,800
  • 2015: 18 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2016: 44 buildings, average cost: $161,000
  • 2017: 33 buildings, average cost: $211,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Columbia City, IN residents
Average permit cost in Columbia City, IN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
Indiana:

3.9%
Historical population in Columbia City, IN
Historical housing units in Columbia City, IN

Population change in the 1990s: +1,008 (+16.6%).
Most common industries in Columbia City, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (11.8%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
  • Construction (5.2%)
  • Educational services (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (12.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (10.0%)
  • Construction (8.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.0%)
  • Public administration (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (11.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.8%)
  • Social assistance (6.7%)
  • Educational services (5.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
Most common occupations in Columbia City, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)

Average climate in Columbia City, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Columbia City, Indiana environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 76.6. This is about average.

City:

76.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.447. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.447
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2016 was 3.82. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.82
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2016 was 0.373. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.373
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.00. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.00
U.S.:

8.46

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 Columbia 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 the 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 the 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 (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Columbia City topographic map

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 school in Columbia City:

Public elementary/middle schools in Columbia City:

Private elementary/middle school in Columbia City:

  • FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 42, Location: 1550 E STATE ROAD 205, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Columbia City

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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

Whitley County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Columbia City:

Marital status in Columbia City, IN
  • Never married: 32.0%
  • Now married: 42.5%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 16.2%

For population 25 years and over in Columbia City:

  • High school or higher: 84.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
Indiana average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Columbia City
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
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:
Whitley County:

29.2%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.8%
Indiana:

14.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.3%
Indiana:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.3%
Indiana:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Columbia City:

28.8
Indiana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.7%
Indiana:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Columbia City:

11.8%
Indiana:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Indiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Columbia City:

35.0%
Indiana:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

55.7%
Indiana:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.3%
State:

78.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Columbia City, IN 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
Police Protection - Officers 22$88,739$48,4030$0
Streets and Highways 22$81,357$44,3770$0
Other Government Administration 11$18,532$20,21730$4,214
Transit 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 10$7,093
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 55$188,628$41,15540$11,307

Columbia City government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $395,000 ($43.68)
    Water Utilities: $185,000 ($20.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $51,000 ($5.64)
    General - Other: $25,000 ($2.76)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $12,725,000 ($1407.01)
    Sewerage: $2,011,000 ($222.36)
    Central Staff Services: $1,214,000 ($134.23)
    Police Protection: $1,151,000 ($127.27)
    Water Utilities: $1,080,000 ($119.42)
    General - Other: $834,000 ($92.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $681,000 ($75.30)
    Local Fire Protection: $563,000 ($62.25)
    Regular Highways: $539,000 ($59.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $306,000 ($33.83)
    General Public Buildings: $84,000 ($9.29)
    Financial Administration: $33,000 ($3.65)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $25,000 ($2.76)
    Housing and Community Development: $18,000 ($1.99)
    Parking Facilities: $8,000 ($0.88)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $222,000 ($24.55)
    Benefit Payments: $111,000 ($12.27)
    Corporate Bonds: $86,000 ($9.51)
    Withdrawals: $0 ($0.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $113,000 ($12.49)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $92,000 ($10.17)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($1.66)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000 ($0.66)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($0.33)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $123,000 ($13.60)

Columbia City government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $7,253,000 ($801.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $318,000 ($35.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $66,000 ($7.30)
    Other: $18,000 ($1.99)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $16,000 ($1.77)
    Parking Facilities: $3,000 ($0.33)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $38,000 ($4.20)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $-2,000 ($-0.22)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $43,000 ($4.75)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $169,000 ($18.69)
    General Revenue - Other: $110,000 ($12.16)
    Fines and Forfeits: $40,000 ($4.42)
    Rents: $20,000 ($2.21)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($0.11)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $15,587,000 ($1723.46)
    Water Utilities: $2,744,000 ($303.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $311,000 ($34.39)
    General Local Government Support: $306,000 ($33.83)
    Other: $127,000 ($14.04)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,000 ($0.44)
  • Tax - Property: $2,344,000 ($259.18)
    Public Utilities Sales: $11,000 ($1.22)
    Other License: $4,000 ($0.44)

Columbia City government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,579,000 ($174.59)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,579,000 ($174.59)

Columbia City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,233,000 ($136.33)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $32,000 ($3.54)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,642,000 ($402.70)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,210,000 ($354.93)

5.90% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,606 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
Indiana average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Allen County, IN  2.06% ($46,697 average AGI)
from Kosciusko County, IN  0.95% ($37,924)
from Noble County, IN  0.55% ($38,065)


6.29% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,183 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
Indiana average:

6.25%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Allen County, IN  2.48% ($44,571 average AGI)
to Kosciusko County, IN  0.73% ($44,529)
to Noble County, IN  0.72% ($45,210)
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

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Columbia City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 40Number of bridges
  • 285ft / 87.3mTotal length
  • $850,000Total costs
  • 123,542Total average daily traffic
  • 20,688Total average daily truck traffic
  • 168,449Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Columbia City, IN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 91960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 91990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Columbia City, IN
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 in Columbia City, IN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Columbia City, IN - Value

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fire incidents per year is 104. The highest number of fire incidents - 163 took place in 2009, and the least - 24 in 2014. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Columbia City, IN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (42.5%), and Structure Fires (37.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Columbia City, IN
    • 70842.5%Outside Fires
    • 62537.5%Structure Fires
    • 18311.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1509.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Columbia City, IN

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

  • Quality Inn, 701 W Connexion Way, Columbia City, Indiana 46725 , Phone: (260) 248-4551, Fax: (260) 248-4559
  • holiday inn express and suites, 606 N Opportunity Dr, Columbia city, Indiana 46725 , Phone: (260) 248-2131
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Columbia City, Indiana
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Columbia City, IN
  • 78.9%Utility gas
  • 17.6%Electricity
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Columbia City, IN
  • 59.3%Electricity
  • 37.8%Utility gas
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Columbia City compared to Indiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Columbia City on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
There are 30 pilots and 19 other airmen in this city.
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  • Rachele Barbara Cocks (10)
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Total of 308 patent applications in 2008-2020.