For population 25 years and over in Columbia:
For population 15 years and over in Columbia town:
22 residents are foreign born (5.7% Latin America, 1.0% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $199 (0.3%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Monroe, LA (28.1 miles , pop. 53,107).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (102.2 miles , pop. 200,145).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (254.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).
Nearest cities: Grayson, LA (2.1 miles ), Clarks, LA (2.5 miles ), Olla, LA (4.1 miles ), Urania, LA (4.6 miles ), Winnsboro, LA (4.6 miles ), Baskin, LA (4.7 miles) , Mangham, LA (4.8 miles ), Sikes, LA (4.9 miles) .
Latitude: 32.10 N, Longitude: 92.08 W
Area code: 318
Population change in the 1990s: -36 (-7.0%).
Work and jobs in Columbia: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Columbia, Louisiana
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Columbia-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 175% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 2/21/1971, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 40.3 miles away from the Columbia town center killed 47 people and injured 510 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 12/3/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.3 miles away from the town center killed 9 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Columbia-area historical earthquake activity is below Louisiana state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/10/1994 at 23:34:02, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 71.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/3/2001 at 10:46:13, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.4 miles away from Columbia center
On 5/16/2007 at 13:22:21, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Caldwell Parish (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Buddy Caldwell - Guitarist, Chet D. Traylor - Judge, Graves B. Erskine - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, J. D. DeBlieux - Politician, Neil Riser - Politician, W. Fox McKeithen - Politician, Bobby Bridger - Singer-songwriter, Clay Parker - Baseball player, Nate Williams - Basketball player.
Hospitals/medical centers in Columbia:
Airports and heliports located in Columbia:
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Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00282. This is significantly better than average. There were 41 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 1.99. This is significantly better than average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.3. This is better than average. There were 82 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.61. This is about average. There were 31 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Columbia and their reported violations in the past:EAST COLUMBIA W.S. (Population served: 3240, Groundwater):
Past health violations:COLUMBIA WATER SYSTEM (Address: P.O. DRAWER 10 , Population served: 523, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Columbia that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 17.9%
(3.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.4% for Black residents, 62.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 55.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
People in group quarters in Columbia in 2000:
Columbia compared to Louisiana state average:
Banks with branches in Columbia (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Columbia (based on Caldwell Parish data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.45%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 7
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Columbia government finances in 2002(per resident):
6.61% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,291 average adjusted gross income)
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:
6.52% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,783 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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Columbia, Louisiana:See more detailed statistics of Columbia fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 83 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Columbia)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Columbia, LA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Columbia)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Columbia)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: