Columbia, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 10,274 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +29.7%
Males: 4,942  (48.1%)
Females: 5,332  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

40.6 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 62236.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $86,264 (it was $58,003 in 2000)
Columbia:

$86,264
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $46,577 (it was $26,767 in 2000)

Columbia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $215,949 (it was $126,000 in 2000)
Columbia:

$215,949
IL:

$195,300

Median gross rent in 2017: $830.

March 2019 cost of living index in Columbia: 87.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.6%
(6.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 55.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Columbia, IL (2017)
    • 9,57794.4%White alone
    • 1982.0%Hispanic
    • 1581.6%Asian alone
    • 580.6%Black alone
    • 410.4%Two or more races
    • 150.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Columbia, Illinois as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Columbia is 10,153 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Columbia by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(32.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(57.9)
4
(45.3)
2
(22.1)
2
(21.9)
2
(21.6)
1
(10.6)
3
(30.9)
5
(50.9)
2
(20.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(11.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.9)
1
(10.8)
5
(53.1)
8
(82.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(20.1)
1
(9.9)
1
(9.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
12
(139.0)
12
(135.8)
8
(88.6)
5
(54.6)
9
(97.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.3)
5
(50.9)
5
(50.2)
8
(79.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.7)
8
(77.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
25
(289.6)
30
(339.6)
31
(343.3)
30
(327.8)
16
(172.9)
20
(212.3)
21
(216.5)
16
(163.0)
33
(331.3)
39
(387.3)
36
(352.1)
22
(213.8)
16
(154.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
102
(1,182)
80
(905.6)
83
(919.2)
94
(1,027)
36
(389.0)
111
(1,178)
60
(618.5)
76
(774.2)
57
(572.3)
58
(576.0)
60
(586.9)
52
(505.4)
55
(530.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(104.3)
14
(158.5)
2
(22.1)
4
(43.7)
14
(151.3)
8
(84.9)
5
(51.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.0)
3
(29.8)
4
(39.1)
5
(48.6)
2
(19.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(23.2)
1
(11.3)
1
(11.1)
1
(10.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(21.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.6)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)153.5136.198.099.2144.693.2116.293.399.171.481.641.049.0

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City-data.com crime index in Columbia, IL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 23 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.54
Illinois average:

2.09
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Ancestries: German (46.3%), American (10.6%), English (6.4%), Irish (6.3%), Greek (3.9%), Polish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/27/1903

Elevation: 500 feet

Land area: 9.41 square miles.

Population density: 1,091 people per square mile   (low).

Columbia, Illinois map

293 residents are foreign born (0.7% Europe, 0.7% Latin America, 0.4% Africa).

This city:

2.9%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,992 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,692 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (12.5 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (270.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Dupo, IL (2.1 miles ),
Oakville, MO (2.5 miles ),
Millstadt, IL (2.5 miles ),
East Carondelet, IL (2.5 miles ),
Mehlville, MO (2.6 miles ),
Lemay, MO (2.7 miles ),
Bella Villa, MO (2.8 miles ),
Cahokia, IL (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 38.45 N, Longitude: 90.21 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,749 (-17.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,279 (23.7%)

Area code: 618

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 70 buildings, average cost: $121,900
  • 1998: 72 buildings, average cost: $125,100
  • 1999: 62 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 2000: 74 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2001: 81 buildings, average cost: $153,100
  • 2002: 99 buildings, average cost: $162,200
  • 2003: 78 buildings, average cost: $154,000
  • 2004: 117 buildings, average cost: $176,600
  • 2005: 116 buildings, average cost: $165,500
  • 2006: 68 buildings, average cost: $269,800
  • 2007: 44 buildings, average cost: $226,200
  • 2008: 34 buildings, average cost: $231,200
  • 2009: 58 buildings, average cost: $158,700
  • 2010: 54 buildings, average cost: $178,200
  • 2011: 46 buildings, average cost: $225,200
  • 2012: 51 buildings, average cost: $202,400
  • 2013: 61 buildings, average cost: $229,200
  • 2014: 41 buildings, average cost: $211,500
  • 2015: 54 buildings, average cost: $238,200
  • 2016: 43 buildings, average cost: $236,300
  • 2017: 39 buildings, average cost: $225,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Columbia, IL residents
Average permit cost in Columbia, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.9%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Columbia, IL
Historical housing units in Columbia, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +1,948 (+32.6%).
Most common industries in Columbia, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.5%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.1%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Health care (4.2%)
  • Utilities (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.1%)
  • Educational services (14.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Columbia, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.8%)
  • Computer specialists (3.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Computer specialists (4.3%)
  • Top executives (4.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.3%)

Average climate in Columbia, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Columbia, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 99.6. This is worse than average.

City:

99.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.260. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.260
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.1
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.741. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.741
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 17.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.23. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.23
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0397. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0397
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Columbia-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 85% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/1959, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.6 miles away from the Columbia city center killed 21 people and injured 345 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1981, a category F4 tornado 19.2 miles away from the city center injured 32 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Columbia-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 75% 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 125.8 miles away from Columbia center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 96.0 miles away from Columbia 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 128.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 132.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 135.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 127.9 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 Monroe County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Columbia topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Columbia:

  • COLUMBIA REHAB AND NURSING CENTER (253 BRADINGTON DRIVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Columbia:

  • BETHESDA SOUTHGATE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SAINT LOUIS, MO)
  • MILL HAVEN CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MILLSTADT, IL)
  • NAZARETH LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SAINT LOUIS, MO)
  • COMMUNITY CARE CENTER OF LEMAY INC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SAINT LOUIS, MO)
  • HOSPICE OF MISSOURI INC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; AFFTON, MO)
  • SOUTH COUNTY HABILITATION CTR (Hospital, about 8 miles away; SAINT LOUIS, MO)
  • CANTERBURY MANOR NURSING CTR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WATERLOO, IL)

Airports located in Columbia:

Amtrak stations near Columbia:

  • 13 miles: ST. LOUIS (550 S. 16TH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.
  • 15 miles: KIRKWOOD (110 W. ARGONNE RD.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Columbia:

  • Saint Louis Community College (about 13 miles; Saint Louis, MO; Full-time enrollment: 18,019)
  • Webster University (about 13 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 12,406)
  • Saint Louis University (about 14 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 11,606)
  • Ranken Technical College (about 15 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 2,134)
  • Washington University in St Louis (about 15 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 10,823)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 17 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 9,085)
  • University of Missouri-St Louis (about 19 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 10,322)

Public high school in Columbia:

Public elementary/middle schools in Columbia:

  • COLUMBIA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 551, Location: 100 EAGLE DR, Grades: 5-8)
  • PARKVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 1 VETERANS PKWY, Grades: 2-4)
  • EAGLEVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 113 S RAPP AVE, Grades: PK-1)

Private elementary/middle school in Columbia:

  • IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (Students: 272, Location: 321 S METTER AVE, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Columbia

Library in Columbia:

  • COLUMBIA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $275,483; Location: 106 NORTH METTER AVENUE; 42,981 books; 2,067 audio materials; 3,044 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 19 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 152 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Hometown of Nelson Mathews former MLB pitcher for the Cubs. Hometown of T.J. Mathews former MLB pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros, and Oakland Atheletics. added by NRF
  • Immaculate Conception Church is another Catholic church in Columbia

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Columbia: Columbia Emergency Medical Services (A), Columbia Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Columbia include: Saint Pauls Church (A), Bethany United Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Immaculate Conception Cemetery (1), Palmer Cemetery (2), Saint Pauls Cemetery (3), City Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Columbia Sportsman Club Lake (A), Hill Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Hill Creek (A), Wilson Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Columbia: Bolm Schkraft Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: David Roediger - Historian, John P. Weinel - Admiral, Lance Stemler - College basketball player (Bradley Braves), Nelson Mathews - Baseball player.

Monroe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

71.0%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.2%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
99 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
127 people in nursing homes in 2000
5 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms in 2000

Banks with most branches in Columbia (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: Columbia North Main Branch at 102 North Main Street, branch established on 1995/07/31; Columbia Centre Facility at 100 Columbia Centre, branch established on 1988/06/27. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Reliance Bank: Columbia, Illinois Branch at 180 Admiral Trost Road, branch established on 2006/11/13. Info updated 2010/11/22: Bank assets: $980.2 mil, Deposits: $824.0 mil, headquarters in Des Peres, MO, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Reliance Bancshares, Inc.
  • First National Bank of St. Louis: Columbia Branch at 285 Southwoods Ctr, branch established on 2008/11/01. Info updated 2007/11/19: Bank assets: $1,327.7 mil, Deposits: $993.3 mil, headquarters in Clayton, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Central Bancompany
  • Associated Bank, National Association: Columbia Branch at 238 North Main Street, branch established on 1914/01/01. Info updated 2008/09/12: Bank assets: $21,715.0 mil, Deposits: $15,244.4 mil, headquarters in Green Bay, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 282 total offices, Holding Company: Associated Banc-Corp
  • Commerce Bank: Columbia Centre Branch at 995 Columbia Centre, branch established on 1998/03/28. Info updated 2011/07/07: Bank assets: $20,493.6 mil, Deposits: $16,805.3 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 206 total offices, Holding Company: Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
  • Columbia National Bank: at 700 Colombia Centre, branch established on 1976/08/02. Info updated 2007/11/16: Bank assets: $42.6 mil, Deposits: $37.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Columbia Bancshares, Inc.
  • First Bank: Columbia Facility at 218 North Main Street, branch established on 1919/01/01. Info updated 2007/12/04: Bank assets: $6,579.8 mil, Deposits: $5,800.6 mil, headquarters in Creve Coeur, MO, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 148 total offices, Holding Company: First Banks, Inc.
  • Midland States Bank: Columbia Branch at 200 Quarry Road, branch established on 2006/12/04. Info updated 2010/10/19: Bank assets: $1,510.0 mil, Deposits: $1,222.1 mil, headquarters in Effingham, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 32 total offices, Holding Company: Midland States Bancorp, Inc.
  • First National Bank of Waterloo: Columbia Branch at 1421 North Main Street, branch established on 1998/12/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $348.8 mil, Deposits: $287.5 mil, headquarters in Waterloo, IL, positive income, 5 total offices, Holding Company: First Waterloo Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Columbia:

Marital status in Columbia, IL
  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 62.8%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

For population 25 years and over in Columbia:

  • High school or higher: 94.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Illinois average:

12.2

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Columbia, IL (based on Monroe County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9,2187
Evangelical Protestant7,30619
Mainline Protestant4,3279
Other2172
None11,889-
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: 4
This county:

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Monroe County:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Monroe County:

3.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
This county:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Monroe County:

27.1%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.5%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

52.1%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

50.3%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Columbia:

28.5
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.0%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Columbia:

8.5%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.4%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Columbia:

58.6%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Columbia:

79.1%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Columbia, IL 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 14$86,764$74,3692$1,070
Water Supply 8$33,553$50,3300$0
Solid Waste Management 7$32,621$55,9220$0
Local Libraries 6$17,026$34,05210$7,973
Sewerage 5$21,436$51,4460$0
Other and Unallocable 4$16,625$49,8750$0
Police - Other 2$6,700$40,2000$0
Other Government Administration 2$9,644$57,86422$7,440
Financial Administration 2$8,198$49,1883$4,532
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$1,138
Health 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 50$232,567$55,81638$22,153

Columbia government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $390,000 ($37.96)
    Central Staff Services: $294,000 ($28.62)
    Water Utilities: $230,000 ($22.39)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,280,000 ($221.92)
    Water Utilities: $1,208,000 ($117.58)
    Central Staff Services: $1,113,000 ($108.33)
    Regular Highways: $1,058,000 ($102.98)
    Sewerage: $805,000 ($78.35)
    Health - Other: $786,000 ($76.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $648,000 ($63.07)
    Libraries: $317,000 ($30.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $152,000 ($14.79)
    Local Fire Protection: $134,000 ($13.04)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($0.29)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $1,590,000 ($154.76)
    Corporate Bonds: $1,580,000 ($153.79)
    Benefit Payments: $245,000 ($23.85)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $303,000 ($29.49)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $197,000 ($19.17)
    Regular Highways: $85,000 ($8.27)
    Water Utilities: $81,000 ($7.88)
    Health - Other: $62,000 ($6.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $46,000 ($4.48)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($0.19)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,738,000 ($363.83)

Columbia government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,108,000 ($107.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $581,000 ($56.55)
    Other: $475,000 ($46.23)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $198,000 ($19.27)
    Local Employee Contribution: $83,000 ($8.08)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $356,000 ($34.65)
    Fines and Forfeits: $158,000 ($15.38)
    Interest Earnings: $28,000 ($2.73)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,610,000 ($156.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,289,000 ($222.80)
    Highways: $240,000 ($23.36)
    Other: $137,000 ($13.33)
  • Tax - Property: $2,463,000 ($239.73)
    Public Utilities Sales: $865,000 ($84.19)
    Other Selective Sales: $375,000 ($36.50)
    Other License: $144,000 ($14.02)

Columbia government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,385,000 ($816.14)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,670,000 ($746.54)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $715,000 ($69.59)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $200,000 ($19.47)

Columbia government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $805,000 ($78.35)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,097,000 ($496.11)

5.32% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($76,332 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
Illinois average:

4.69%

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 St. Clair County, IL  1.61% ($60,093 average AGI)
from St. Louis County, MO  0.93% ($81,392)
from Randolph County, IL  0.43% ($124,550)


5.11% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($76,952 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.11%
Illinois average:

5.50%

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 St. Clair County, IL  1.15% ($43,826 average AGI)
to St. Louis County, MO  0.90% ($61,976)
to Randolph County, IL  0.38% ($49,226)
Businesses in Columbia, IL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Ace Hardware1Pizza Hut1
CVS1Quiznos1
Chevrolet1SONIC Drive-In1
Curves1Subway1
Dairy Queen1Taco Bell1
Domino's Pizza1The Room Place1
FedEx2U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS3
Hilton1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Columbia:

  • KSLG (1380 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: NEW HORIZON 7TH-DAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH, INC.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRTH (1430 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • KJSL (630 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KFUO (850 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • KSIV (1320 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KATZ (1600 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSTL (690 AM; 1 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WEW (770 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Columbia:

  • KMJM-FM (104.9 FM; COLUMBIA, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLOU (103.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSHE (94.7 FM; CRESTWOOD, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KSD (93.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSLZ (107.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFUO-FM (99.1 FM; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: THE LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD)
  • KYKY (98.1 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSSM (106.5 FM; GRANITE CITY, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WIL-FM (92.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KWMU (90.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • KSIV-FM (91.5 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KEZK-FM (102.5 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KIHT (96.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KDHX (88.1 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: DOUBLE HELIX CORPORATION)
  • KPNT (105.7 FM; ST. GENEVIEVE, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KFTK-FM1 (97.1 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KNLH (89.5 FM; CEDAR HILL, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • WSIE (88.7 FM; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, S. ILLINOIS UNIV.)
  • WVRV (101.1 FM; EAST ST. LOUIS, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KTBJ (89.3 FM; FESTUS, MO; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)

TV broadcast stations around Columbia:

  • KMOV (Channel 4; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KMOV-TV, INC.)
  • KSDK (Channel 5; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: MULTIMEDIA KSDK, INC.)
  • KETC (Channel 9; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: ST. LOUIS REGIONAL & EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV COMMISSION)
  • KPLR-TV (Channel 11; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KPLR, INC.)
  • KTVI (Channel 2; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTVI LICENSE, INC.)
  • KDNL-TV (Channel 30; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KDNL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • K40FF (Channel 40; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
  • WRBU (Channel 46; EAST ST. LOUIS, IL; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPTN-LP (Channel 58; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KURT J. PETERSEN)
  • K18BT (Channel 18; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K65FN (Channel 65; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KNLC (Channel 24; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • K49FC (Channel 49; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K64DT (Channel 64; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K62EG (Channel 62; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: ETERNAL FAMILY NETWORK)
  • K38HD (Channel 38; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K63FW (Channel 63; JAMESTOWN, MO; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)
  • WPXS (Channel 13; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
Columbia fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Columbia fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 43Number of bridges
  • 344ft / 105mTotal length
  • $826,000Total costs
  • 624,650Total average daily traffic
  • 49,736Total average daily truck traffic
  • 281,948Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Columbia, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21950-1959
  • 31970-1979
  • 191980-1989
  • 121990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Columbia, IL

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 57. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 81 took place in 2007, and the least - 36 in 2015. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Columbia, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (42.1%), and Outside Fires (39.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Columbia, IL
    • 40942.1%Structure Fires
    • 38339.4%Outside Fires
    • 13013.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 505.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Columbia, IL
Most common first names in Columbia, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5574.9 years
William5180.2 years
Mary3779.5 years
Robert3676.7 years
Charles3675.9 years
Helen3180.4 years
George3079.9 years
Dorothy2783.4 years
Elmer2575.9 years
Anna2484.4 years
Most common last names in Columbia, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Schmidt2975.9 years
Stumpf2784.0 years
Mueller2578.3 years
Schneider2181.7 years
Riebeling1875.7 years
Frierdich1677.5 years
Gummersheime1681.2 years
Daab1576.7 years
Wilde1478.1 years
Herrmann1374.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Columbia, IL
  • 66.3%Utility gas
  • 30.3%Electricity
  • 3.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Columbia, IL
  • 51.2%Electricity
  • 48.1%Utility gas
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Columbia compared to Illinois state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Columbia on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of auto thefts per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
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