For population 25 years and over in Columbia:
For population 15 years and over in Columbia town:
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (139.3 miles , pop. 64,249).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (229.9 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (412.9 miles , pop. 8,008,278).
Nearest cities: Harrington, ME (2.0 miles ), Columbia Falls, ME (2.3 miles ), Cherryfield, ME (2.5 miles ), Addison, ME (3.0 miles ), Centerville, ME (3.0 miles) , Milbridge, ME (3.0 miles ), Deblois, ME (3.1 miles) , Jonesboro, ME (3.3 miles ).
Latitude: 44.65 N, Longitude: 67.82 W
Area code: 207
Work and jobs in Columbia: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Columbia, Maine
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Earthquake activity:Columbia-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 26.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 84.5 miles away from Columbia center
On 9/16/1994 at 07:01:54, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 48.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 49.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/2005 at 03:08:57, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 39.4 miles away from Columbia center
On 9/22/2006 at 10:39:21, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 4.3 mi) earthquake occurred 27.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Washington County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 6
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Snows: 3, Winds: 2, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Columbia:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.61. This is about average. There were 31 monitors within city limits.
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.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Columbia and their reported violations in the past:COASTAL VENTURES/COLUMBIA SUPE (Population served: 27, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Average household size:
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Columbia compared to Maine state average:
Banks with branches in Columbia (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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1996 Presidential Elections Results
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2004 Presidential Elections Results
2008 Presidential Elections Results
2012 Presidential Elections Results
Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Columbia town (based on Washington County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 25.86%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 16
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
4.89% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,753 average adjusted gross income)
0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($419 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.27% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,066 average adjusted gross income)
0.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($232 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Columbia:
Strongest FM radio stations in Columbia:
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,061
Total average daily truck traffic: 51
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 1,592
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:3