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Population in 2012: 9,896 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +24.9%
Males: 4,751  (48.0%)
Females: 5,145  (52.0%)

Median resident age:  39.6 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 62236.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $60,356 (it was $58,003 in 2000)
Columbia:

$60,356
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $31,606

Columbia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $177,395 (it was $126,000 in 2000)
Columbia:

$177,395
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $209,961; Detached houses: $213,400; Townhouses or other attached units: $216,216; In 2-unit structures: $205,089; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $104,409; Mobile homes: $42,829

Median gross rent in 2012: $767.

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  • White alone - 9,169 (94.7%)
  • Hispanic - 285 (2.9%)
  • Two or more races - 125 (1.3%)
  • Black alone - 63 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 22 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 23 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Columbia: 89.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (40.6%), Irish (15.0%), English (10.2%), United States (5.8%), French (4.6%), Italian (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/27/1903

Elevation: 500 feet

Land area: 9.41 square miles.

Population density: 1,051 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Columbia:

  • High school or higher: 94.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbia city:

  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 56.7%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

47 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.5%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Columbia, Illinois as of October 01, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Columbia to the number of sex offenders is 1,414 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,930 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,033 (1.6%)

Columbia satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 38.45 N, Longitude: 90.21 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,291 (-13.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 898 (20.4%)

Area code: 618

Columbia household income distribution Columbia home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Columbia by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000003010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.032.40.010.30.0
Rapes 2033354222135
per 100,000 25.20.037.936.135.357.945.322.121.921.610.630.950.9
Robberies 0000010011580
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.011.60.00.010.910.853.182.50.0
Assaults 5455121212859015
per 100,000 63.150.563.160.2141.3139.0135.888.654.697.20.010.350.9
Burglaries 22262828222530313016202116
per 100,000 277.7328.2353.4337.0259.0289.6339.6343.3327.8172.9212.3216.5163.0
Thefts 9379959571102808394361116076
per 100,000 1173.9997.21199.21143.5835.81181.6905.6919.21027.2389.01178.1618.5774.2
Auto thefts 66111159142414850
per 100,000 75.775.7138.9132.458.9104.3158.522.143.7151.384.951.50.0
Arson 0111221110200
per 100,000 0.012.612.612.023.523.211.311.110.90.021.20.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 112.284.2135.1128.8120.2163.6145.0104.4105.7154.199.3123.899.4

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 21 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.43
Illinois average:

2.76

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Columbia, Illinois accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.4%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,948 (+32.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Columbia-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 175% 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 near Illinois state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 96.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/5/1994 at 14:55:37, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 LG, 4.2 MD, Depth: 9.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 93.4 miles away from Columbia center
On 3/2/1990 at 07:01:47, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 60.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/26/1992 at 05:41:38, a magnitude 3.5 (3.2 LG, 3.5 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/27/1993 at 00:08:34, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, 3.3 MD, Depth: 10.3 mi) earthquake occurred 26.2 miles away from Columbia center
On 10/24/1990 at 08:20:04, a magnitude 3.5 (3.2 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 66.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Monroe County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Columbia topographic map

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


Hospital/medical center in Columbia:

  • COLUMBIA REHAB AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 253 BRADINGTON DRIVE)

Other hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Columbia, 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.

Local government website: www.columbiaillinois.com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Columbia:

  • Webster University (about 13 miles; Saint Louis, MO; Full-time enrollment: 6,422)
  • Saint Louis Community College-Forest Park (about 14 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 2,900)
  • Saint Louis University-Main Campus (about 14 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 9,852)
  • Saint Louis Community College-Meramec (about 15 miles; Kirkwood, MO; FT enrollment: 5,544)
  • Washington University in St Louis (about 15 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 11,422)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 17 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 5,638)
  • University of Missouri-St Louis (about 20 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 7,000)

Public high school in Columbia:

Public elementary/middle schools in Columbia:

Private elementary/middle school in Columbia:

  • IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (Students: 333; Location: 321 S METTER AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
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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

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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

 
Monroe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI  Pb  CO  SO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5 NO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.4. This is about average.
City:

31.4
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00282. This is significantly better than average. There were 41 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.00282
U.S.:

0.02218
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.234. This is significantly better than average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.234
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.13. This is worse than average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
City:

3.13
U.S.:

2.43
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 23.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

23.1
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.3. This is better than average. There were 82 monitors within city limits.
City:

17.3
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.61. This is about average. There were 31 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.61
U.S.:

9.59
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 11.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.0
U.S.:

9.4

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

  • COLUMBIA (Population served: 9208, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.1%
(2.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.2% for Black residents, 30.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 65.1% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Columbia, IL

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

Columbia compared to Illinois state average:

Columbia, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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  • 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 significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Columbia travel time to work - commute


Columbia mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (57%)
  • Electricity (36%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)

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Religion statistics for Columbia city (based on Monroe County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 71.31%
Here71.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristLutheran ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist Church
Adherents49.6%25.7%11.8%8.7%0.9%
Congregations23.3%23.3%13.3%10.0%3.3%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of ChristPresbyterian Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents0.9%0.8%0.6%0.4%0.5%
Congregations3.3%3.3%3.3%6.7%10.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Monroe County:

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
This county:

14.5%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$15,662$37,5895$3,988
Other Government Administration 2$13,250$79,50040$10,351
Police Protection - Officers 16$74,173$55,6300$0
Police - Other 7$23,861$40,9059$6,431
Streets and Highways 7$27,034$46,3440$0
Health 2$7,718$46,3080$0
Sewerage 6$25,244$50,4880$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,945$47,3400$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$8,690$52,1400$0
Water Supply 7$25,074$42,9840$0
Local Libraries 6$6,542$13,08410$2,756
Other and Unallocable 1$5,023$60,2760$0
Totals for Government 62$236,216$45,71964$23,526

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,805,000 ($182.40)
    Regular Highways: $339,000 ($34.26)
    Central Staff Services: $131,000 ($13.24)
    Parks & Recreation: $122,000 ($12.33)
    Parking Facilities: $2,000 ($0.20)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,058,000 ($106.91)
    Central Staff Services: $864,000 ($87.31)
    Water Utilities: $844,000 ($85.29)
    Regular Highways: $659,000 ($66.59)
    Sewerage: $544,000 ($54.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $379,000 ($38.30)
    Health Services - Other: $215,000 ($21.73)
    General - Other: $211,000 ($21.32)
    Libraries: $180,000 ($18.19)
    Parks & Recreation: $79,000 ($7.98)
    Fire Protection: $77,000 ($7.78)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $72,000 ($7.28)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $142,000 ($14.35)
    Water Utilities: $46,000 ($4.65)
    Fire Protection: $45,000 ($4.55)
    Police Protection: $43,000 ($4.35)
    Parks & Recreation: $35,000 ($3.54)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($1.01)
    Libraries: $9,000 ($0.91)
    Welfare - Other: $4,000 ($0.40)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,293,000 ($231.71)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $140,000 ($14.15)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $765,000 ($77.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $311,000 ($31.43)
    All Other: $192,000 ($19.40)
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($0.71)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($2.02)
    All Other: $7,000 ($0.71)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $536,000 ($54.16)
    Interest Earnings: $205,000 ($20.72)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,186,000 ($119.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,973,000 ($199.37)
    Highways: $230,000 ($23.24)
    All Other: $104,000 ($10.51)
  • Tax - Property: $1,255,000 ($126.82)
    Public Utilities: $594,000 ($60.02)
    NEC: $163,000 ($16.47)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $2,335,000 ($235.95)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,205,000 ($121.77)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $5,757,000 ($581.75)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $345,000 ($34.86)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $6,362,000 ($642.89)
    Water Utilities: $2,040,000 ($206.14)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $295,000 ($29.81)
    Other, NEC: $255,000 ($25.77)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $5,202,000 ($525.67)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,135,000 ($215.74)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $290,000 ($29.30)

6.88% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($56,827 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
Illinois average:

5.66%

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


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from St. Clair County, IL  2.14% ($46,067 average AGI)
from St. Louis County, MO  1.32% ($78,506)
from Randolph County, IL  0.51% ($34,185)


5.79% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($45,033 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
Illinois average:

5.99%

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


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to St. Clair County, IL  1.46% ($39,335 average AGI)
to St. Louis County, MO  0.89% ($73,090)
to Randolph County, IL  0.54% ($30,971)

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.)

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

Columbia, Illinois:
  • Fatal accident count: 23
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 42
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 9
  • Fatalities: 29
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 65
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Illinois average:
  • Fatal accident count: 118
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 179
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 40
  • Fatalities: 127
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 312
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 20

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


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 28
Total length: 111 meters (364ft)
Total costs: $826,000
Total average daily traffic: 150,875
Total average daily truck traffic: 12,431

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 10
  • 1990-1999: 10
  • 2000-2009: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Columbia, IL


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 51
  • Hazardous Condition: 58

Incident types - Columbia


See full 2006 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
Businesses in Columbia, IL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Pizza Hut1
Ace Hardware1Quiznos1
CVS1SONIC Drive-In1
Curves1Subway1
Dairy Queen1Taco Bell1
Domino's Pizza1The Room Place1
FedEx2U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS3
Lane Furniture1Walgreens1
McDonald's1YMCA1

Columbia on our top lists:

  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Metal and mineral, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most White Non-Hispanic residents (pop 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Operations specialties managers except financial managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Religious workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2000-2002 average to 2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most bridges per 100,000 population (pop 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Rail transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers: (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 (62236) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of German first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Forrest Nixon (7)
  • Tiffani Eisenhauer (4)
  • Robert E. Kreutzer (4)
  • Robert E. Kreutzer, Jr. (3)
  • Brian D. Brace (2)
  • Mark A. Uhrhan (2)
  • James C. Kaiping (2)
  • Ahmed Soueidan (2)
  • Nathan David Donovan (2)
  • Terry L. Vieth (2)

Total of 50 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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