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Population in 2012: 4,478 (94% urban, 6% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.6%
 

Males: 2,165  (48.4%)
Females: 2,313  (51.6%)

Median resident age:  31.3 years
Kentucky median age:  41.0 years

Zip codes: 42728.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $21,466 (it was $22,861 in 2000)
Columbia:

$21,466
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,139

Columbia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $77,916 (it was $61,500 in 2000)
Columbia:

$77,916
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $77,520; Detached houses: $82,669; Townhouses or other attached units: $76,304; In 2-unit structures: $75,614; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $5,870; Mobile homes: $19,747

Median gross rent in 2012: $265.

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  • White alone - 3,918 (88.0%)
  • Black alone - 342 (7.7%)
  • Hispanic - 86 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 67 (1.5%)
  • Asian alone - 21 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 11 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.09%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.07%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Columbia: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: English (21.0%), United States (16.7%), Irish (15.8%), German (9.1%), Subsaharan African (1.9%), French (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/06/1893

Elevation: 752 feet

Land area: 3.44 square miles.

Population density: 1,303 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Columbia:

  • High school or higher: 64.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
  • Unemployed: 15.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbia city:

  • Never married: 34.2%
  • Now married: 37.0%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 13.9%
  • Divorced: 14.6%

98 residents are foreign born (1.7% Europe).

This city:  2.2%
Kentucky:  3.2%



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Columbia, Kentucky as of August 29, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Columbia to the number of sex offenders is 224 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $857 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $474 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lexington-Fayette, KY (78.2 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (351.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Cane Valley, KY (2.3 miles) , White Oak, KY (2.8 miles) , Gradyville, KY (2.8 miles) , Glens Fork, KY (3.0 miles) , Gresham, KY (3.1 miles) , Casey Creek, KY (3.6 miles) , Russell Springs, KY (3.6 miles ), Bryan, KY (3.7 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $63,800
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $265,000
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 37.10 N, Longitude: 85.31 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,946 (+43.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 499 (43.3%)

Area code: 270

Columbia household income distribution Columbia home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Columbia by Year
Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 101320121
per 100,000 23.90.023.871.547.10.021.544.622.4
Robberies 010201003
per 100,000 0.023.80.047.70.023.30.00.067.1
Assaults 523250010
per 100,000 119.647.671.347.7117.70.00.022.30.0
Burglaries 1426918103121320
per 100,000 334.9618.5213.9429.1235.569.8258.4290.0447.6
Thefts 36523838216152424
per 100,000 861.21236.9903.3905.8494.5139.7323.0535.4537.2
Auto thefts 564501233
per 100,000 119.6142.795.1119.20.023.343.166.967.1
Arson N/A000N/A0110
per 100,000 N/A0.00.00.0N/A0.021.522.30.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 289.5) 107.4117.589.4152.594.818.850.284.893.6

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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: 13 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.46
Kentucky average:

1.88

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

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.0%
Kentucky:

8.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +113 (+2.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Child care workers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Columbia-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 111% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1971, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.2 miles away from the Columbia city center killed 6 people and injured 58 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 12.2 miles away from the city center injured 56 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

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

On 1/24/1990 at 18:20:24, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.8 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/17/2004 at 15:21:43, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 72.7 miles away from Columbia center
On 1/27/1990 at 14:05:50, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1998 at 08:00:23, a magnitude 3.6 (3.3 MB, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 95.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/19/2007 at 18:16:27, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MD, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 90.7 miles away from Columbia center
On 1/17/1999 at 18:38:04, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.9 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 Adair County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Freeze: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Dakota Meyer - Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, James Alexander Williamson - Army general, Lance Burton - Magician, Steve Hamilton - Baseball player and coach.

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Columbia: James A. Williamson.


Hospitals/medical centers in Columbia:

  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 937 CAMPBELLSVILLE ROAD, SUITE 903)
  • PERSONAL TOUCH HOME CARE OF KY (Home Health Center, 705 WRIGHT DRIVE)
  • FAMILY HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Hospital, 201 OFFICE PARK DRIVE)
  • WESTLAKE REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Hospital District or Authority, 901 WESTLAKE DRIVE)
  • SUMMIT MANOR HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 400 BOMAR HEIGHTS)
  • SUMMIT MANOR INC ICF (Nursing Home, 400 BOMAR HEIGHTS)

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College/University in Columbia:

  • Lindsey Wilson College (Full-time enrollment: 2,222; Location: 210 Lindsey Wilson St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lindsey.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Columbia:

  • Somerset Community College (about 39 miles; Somerset, KY; Full-time enrollment: 4,009)
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (about 52 miles; Elizabethtown, KY; FT enrollment: 3,367)
  • Western Kentucky University (about 64 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 14,936)
  • Tennessee Technological University (about 65 miles; Cookeville, TN; FT enrollment: 8,679)
  • Eastern Kentucky University (about 71 miles; Richmond, KY; FT enrollment: 12,354)
  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College (about 78 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 6,449)
  • University of Kentucky (about 79 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 23,273)

Public high school in Columbia:

Public elementary/middle schools in Columbia:

Private elementary/middle school in Columbia:

  • COLUMBIA SDA ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 2; Location: 100 SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH ST; Grades: 1 - 3)
See full list of schools located in Columbia, School District: ADAIR COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Columbia:

  • ADAIR COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $317,503; Location: 307 GREENSBURG STREET; 35,399 books; 872 audio materials; 170 video materials; 48 state licensed databases; 60 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Columbia: Adair County Ambulance Service (A), Columbia - Adair County Fire Department (B), City of Columbia Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Bull Run Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Dreamland Motel (510 Burkesville Street), Best Western Columbia (710 Bomar Heights).

 
Adair County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Pb  SO2 PM10 PM2.5

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
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 1.99. This is significantly better than average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
City:

1.99
U.S.:

2.96
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

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

ADAIR COUNTY WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 17820, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-24-2004), St Public Notif received (MAY-24-2004), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-23-2004), St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between JUL-25-2003 and SEP-02-2003, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-02-2003)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-01-1997 and AUG-01-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-03-1999), St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-1999), St Public Notif issued (NOV-17-1999), St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2000), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2000)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-1993 and NOV-1995, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-1995), St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-03-1999), St Public Notif issued (NOV-17-1999), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2000)
  • One regular monitoring violation
COLUMBIA UTILITIES COMMISSION (Population served: 5402, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-11-2004), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-11-2004), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2004 and JUN-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-10-2004), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-10-2004), St Public Notif received (SEP-16-2004), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2004 and MAR-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-27-2004), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-27-2004), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2003 and DEC-2003, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-25-2004), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-25-2004), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2003 and SEP-2003, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-31-2003), St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2003), St Public Notif received (DEC-10-2003)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2003 and JUN-2003, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-31-2003), St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2003), St Compliance achieved (AUG-13-2003)
  • 9 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between NOV-15-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-15-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between OCT-2002 and DEC-2002, Contaminant: Carbon, Total-Organic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-27-2002), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-28-2003), St Public Notif requested (FEB-28-2003), St Public Notif received (JUN-23-2003)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-01-1993 and JUN-10-1998, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUL-25-1994 to JUN-10-1998), St Public Notif requested (2 times from JUN-10-1998 to NOV-03-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-03-1999), St Public Notif issued (NOV-17-1999)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.4%
(18.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.2% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 31.5% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  54.9%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.0%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Columbia, KY

People in group quarters in Columbia in 2010:

  • 761 people in college/university student housing
  • 112 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 101 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 2 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Columbia in 2000:

  • 529 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 99 people in nursing homes
  • 59 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 27 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 5 people in other group homes

Columbia compared to Kentucky state average:

Columbia, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.


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Banks with branches in Columbia (2011 data):

  • First & Farmers National Bank, Inc.: 224 South Public Square Columbia, Drive-In Branch, Wright Drive Branch. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $471.0 mil, Deposits: $396.6 mil, headquarters in Somerset, KY, positive income, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Albany Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bank of Columbia: Bank Of Columbia, Jamestown Street Branch, Merchant Street Drive-In Branch. Info updated 2010/06/04: Bank assets: $130.6 mil, Deposits: $114.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Columbia Bancshares, Inc.
  • United Citizens Bank of Southern Kentucky: Columbia Branch at 1582 Campbellsville Road, branch established on 2007/01/08; United Citizens Bank Of Southern Ken at 700 Jamestown Street, branch established on 2004/12/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $137.0 mil, Deposits: $114.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: United Citizens Bancorp, Inc.
  • Community Trust Bank, Inc.: Campbellsville Columbia Branch at 710 Russell Road, branch established on 1932/01/01. Info updated 2011/03/25: Bank assets: $3,573.0 mil, Deposits: $2,890.4 mil, headquarters in Pikeville, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 80 total offices, Holding Company: Community Trust Bancorp, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Columbia Branch at 2988 Burkesville Road, branch established on 2008/10/29. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Columbia, Kentucky:

  • Best Western Columbia, 1102 Jamestown Rd, Columbia, KY 42728 , Phone: (270) 384-9744
  • Lakeway Motel, 705 Russell Rd, Columbia, KY 42728 , Phone: (270) 384-2161
  • Best Western Columbia Inn, 710 Bomar Hts, Columbia, KY 42728 , Phone: (270) 384-9744, Fax: (270) 384-9642
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Columbia, Kentucky

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:

  • Electricity (63%)
  • Utility gas (36%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.93%
Here47.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristSeparate Baptists in ChristChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents30.9%23.7%16.6%7.5%4.2%
Congregations27.5%18.8%11.6%11.6%4.3%
NameChurches of ChristBrethren in Christ ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Old Order AmishOther
Adherents3.4%3.1%1.7%1.6%7.2%
Congregations4.3%5.8%1.4%2.9%11.6%
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: 6
Adair County:

3.37 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Adair County:

5.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.5%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Adair County:

32.2%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.3%
State:

15.9%

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 7$21,210$36,3600$0
Other Government Administration 1$1,896$22,7520$0
Police Protection - Officers 10$28,452$34,1420$0
Streets and Highways 4$8,335$25,0050$0
Solid Waste Management 5$10,979$26,3500$0
Sewerage 3$8,189$32,7560$0
Water Supply 7$19,186$32,8900$0
Gas Supply 4$10,904$32,7120$0
Totals for Government 41$109,151$31,9470$0

Columbia government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $156,000 ($34.84)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000 ($2.23)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($1.12)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $1,788,000 ($399.29)
    Water Utilities: $1,114,000 ($248.77)
    Sewerage: $714,000 ($159.45)
    Police Protection: $692,000 ($154.53)
    Central Staff Services: $432,000 ($96.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $393,000 ($87.76)
    Regular Highways: $295,000 ($65.88)
    Local Fire Protection: $59,000 ($13.18)
    Parks and Recreation: $46,000 ($10.27)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $598,000 ($133.54)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $370,000 ($82.63)
    Police Protection: $47,000 ($10.50)
    Regular Highways: $41,000 ($9.16)
    Central Staff Services: $27,000 ($6.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000 ($2.46)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,701,000 ($379.86)

Columbia government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $540,000 ($120.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $366,000 ($81.73)
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000 ($2.68)
    All Other: $2,000 ($0.45)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $195,000 ($43.55)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,000 ($0.45)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $89,000 ($19.87)
    Rents: $21,000 ($4.69)
    General Revenue, NEC: $15,000 ($3.35)
    Sale of Property: $4,000 ($0.89)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $1,894,000 ($422.96)
    Water Utilities: $1,017,000 ($227.11)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $405,000 ($90.44)
    Sewerage: $157,000 ($35.06)
    Highways: $115,000 ($25.68)
    Gas Utilities: $66,000 ($14.74)
  • Tax - Insurance Premiums Sales: $833,000 ($186.02)
    Property: $397,000 ($88.66)
    Public Utilities Sales: $120,000 ($26.80)
    Other License: $28,000 ($6.25)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $23,000 ($5.14)

Columbia government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,951,000 ($3338.77)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,772,000 ($3298.79)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $179,000 ($39.97)

5.75% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,307 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Kentucky average:

6.98%

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 Russell County, KY  0.87% ($20,766 average AGI)
from Taylor County, KY  0.61% ($19,636)
from Green County, KY  0.32% ($20,824)


5.00% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,697 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.00%
Kentucky average:

6.74%

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 Taylor County, KY  0.79% ($25,905 average AGI)
to Russell County, KY  0.67% ($17,222)
to Warren County, KY  0.30% ($21,875)

Strongest AM radio stations in Columbia:

  • WAIN (1270 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBIA, KY)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WIDS (570 AM; 1 kW; RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY; Owner: HAMMOND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WJKY (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; JAMESTOWN, KY; Owner: LAKE CUMBERLAND BROADCASTERS)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WAKY (1540 AM; 1 kW; GREENSBURG, KY; Owner: GREEN COUNTY CBC, INC.)
  • WTCO (1450 AM; 1 kW; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: CBC OF MARION & TAYLOR COUNTIES INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Columbia:

  • WAIN-FM (93.5 FM; COLUMBIA, KY; Owner: TRI-COUNTY RADIO BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDCL-FM (89.7 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WHVE (92.7 FM; RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY; Owner: SHORELINE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WJRS (104.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, KY; Owner: LAKE CUMBERLAND BROADCASTERS)
  • WCKQ (104.1 FM; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: CBC OF MARION & TAYLOR COUNTIES INC)
  • WGRK-FM (103.1 FM; GREENSBURG, KY; Owner: GREEN COUNTY CBC, INC.)
  • WKNK (99.1 FM; EDMONTON, KY; Owner: HART COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVLC (99.9 FM; MANNSVILLE, KY; Owner: PATRICIA RODGERS)
  • WMKZ (93.1 FM; MONTICELLO, KY; Owner: MONTICELLO-WAYNE COUNTY MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKYM (101.7 FM; MONTICELLO, KY; Owner: STEPHEN W. STAPLES JR.)
  • WXKY-FM (96.3 FM; STANFORD, KY; Owner: LINCOLN-GARRARD BROADCASTING CO.,INC)
  • WKYR-FM (107.9 FM; BURKESVILLE, KY; Owner: RAY MULLINIX)
  • WAPD (91.7 FM; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WTKY-FM (92.1 FM; TOMPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: WHITTIMORE ENTERPRISES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Columbia:

  • WKSO-TV (Channel 29; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WBKI-TV (Channel 34; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W04BP (Channel 4; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: CAMPSVILLE UNIVERSITY)

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

Columbia, Kentucky:
  • Fatal accident count: 13
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 18
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 15
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 26
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Kentucky average:
  • Fatal accident count: 71
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 112
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 19
  • Fatalities: 78
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 192
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 7

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



2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 56
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Columbia


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Columbia, KY

Most common first names in Columbia, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James12773.5 years
Mary12679.4 years
William11576.0 years
Robert7170.9 years
John6978.5 years
George6174.4 years
Charles4669.6 years
Willie3676.5 years
Joe3273.9 years
Ruby3275.3 years
Most common last names in Columbia, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Burton15573.4 years
Smith7076.5 years
Bryant6276.1 years
Coomer5777.8 years
Janes4575.2 years
Corbin4571.0 years
Grant4272.2 years
Sneed4272.7 years
Willis4079.2 years
Taylor4073.6 years
Businesses in Columbia, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Pizza Hut1
Ace Hardware1RadioShack1
Best Western1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx1Subway2
Goodwill2Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1UPS1
Long John Silver's1Walmart1
McDonald's1Wendy's1

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  • #32 (42728) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2004 taxes (pop 5,000+)"
  • #52 (42728) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of United States or American first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
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  • Ben A. Arnold (4)
  • Jerry Robertson (1)

Total of 5 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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