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Population in 2010: 99,615. Population change since 2000: +12.9%
Males: 48,267  (48.5%)
Females: 51,348  (51.5%)

Median resident age:  37.6 years
Maryland median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 21029, 21042, 21044, 21045, 21046, 21075.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $101,267 (it was $71,524 in 2000)
Columbia:

$101,267
MD:

$71,122
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $48,442

Columbia CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $356,900 (it was $172,700 in 2000)
Columbia:

$356,900
MD:

$279,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $421,639; Detached houses: $518,963; Townhouses or other attached units: $294,592; In 2-unit structures: $250,878; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $199,647; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $191,545; Mobile homes: $27,412

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,554.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 21029, 21044, 21045, 21046.

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  • White alone - 51,544 (51.7%)
  • Black alone - 24,662 (24.8%)
  • Asian alone - 11,352 (11.4%)
  • Hispanic - 7,884 (7.9%)
  • Two or more races - 3,632 (3.6%)
  • Other race alone - 317 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 181 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 43 (0.04%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Columbia: 107.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (12.1%), Irish (10.0%), English (8.5%), Italian (5.2%), Polish (3.4%), Subsaharan African (3.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 400 feet

Land area: 27.6 square miles.

Population density: 3,614 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Columbia:

  • High school or higher: 96.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 66.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 34.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbia CDP:

  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 57.2%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

15,830 residents are foreign born (6.3% Asia, 5.3% Latin America, 2.4% Europe, 2.4% Africa).

This place:  18.2%
Maryland:  14.3%



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists there were 44 registered sex offenders living in Columbia, Maryland as of July 29, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Columbia to the number of sex offenders is 2,264 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $4,410 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $4,467 (1.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (14.7 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (106.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Pleasant Grove, MD (1.5 miles ), Savage-Guilford, MD (2.1 miles ), Scaggsville, MD (2.2 miles ), Ellicott City, MD (2.2 miles ), North Laurel, MD (2.2 miles ), Savage, MD (2.2 miles ), Fulton, MD (2.3 miles ), Elkridge, MD (2.4 miles ).

Latitude: 39.20 N, Longitude: 76.86 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The Next America

Daytime population change due to commuting: -56,898 (-54.6%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 17,368 (30.5%)

Area codes: 443, 410

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.5%
Maryland:

7.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (19%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (12%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (3%)
  • Top executives (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Columbia-area historical tornado activity is above Maryland state average. It is 72% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/24/2001, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.3 miles away from the Columbia place center killed 2 people and injured 55 people and caused $101 million in damages.

On 6/9/1961, a category F3 tornado 12.7 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Columbia-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Maryland state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 89.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.9 miles away from Columbia center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 75.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.7 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 Howard County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Edward Norton - Actor, Clint Peay - Soccer player-coach, Jaime Nack - Leading environmental consultant, Russell Payne (soccer) - Soccer player-coach, Andre Brooks - College basketball player (Central Conn. Blue Devils), Andrew Gemmell - Long-distance swimmer, Gerrick McPhearson - Football player, Jason Downs - Actor, Jason Williams (actor) - Actor, Josh Gross - College basketball player (NC Greensboro Spartans).

Main business address for: CELSION CORP (ELECTROMEDICAL & ELECTROTHERAPEUTIC APPARATUS), COLUMBIA BANCORP (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), ESSEX CORPORATION (SERVICES-ENGINEERING SERVICES), FIELDSTONE INVESTMENT CORP (REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS), W R GRACE & CO (CHEMICALS & ALLIED PRODUCTS), BROADWING CORP (TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH APPARATUS), MARTEK BIOSCIENCES CORP (BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS (NO DIAGNOSTIC SUBSTANCES)), ROUSE COMPANY (OPERATORS OF NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS) and 4 other public companies.


Hospitals/medical centers in Columbia:

  • DAVITA - CEDAR LANE (Dialysis Facility, 6334 CEDAR LANE)
  • DAVITA - HOWARD COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, 5999 HARPERS FARM RD)
  • GENTIVA CERTIFIED HEALTHCARE (Home Health Center, 9700 PATUXENT WOODS DRIVE, SUITE 120)
  • HOWARD HOME HEALTH CORPORATION (Home Health Center, 11065 LITTLE PATUXENT PARKWAY)
  • JFS HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, 8950 ROUTE 108 SUITE 115A)
  • EVERCARE HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE (Hospital, 10200 OLD COLUMBIA ROAD SUITES M&N)
  • HOSPICE OF HOWARD COUNTY (Hospital, 5537 TWIN KNOLLS ROAD SUITE 433)
  • HOWARD COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 5755 CEDAR LANE)
  • LORIEN HEALTH SYSTEMS - COLUMBIA (Nursing Home, 6334 CEDAR LANE)
  • VANTAGE HOUSE (Nursing Home, 5400 VANTAGE POINT RD.)

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Heliports located in Columbia:


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Amtrak stations near Columbia:

  • 9 miles: BWI AIRPORT RAIL STATION (BALTIMORE, AMTRAK WAY) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: BALTIMORE (1500 N. CHARLES ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, snack bar, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: NEW CARROLLTON (4300 GARDEN CITY DR.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Columbia:

  • Howard Community College (Full-time enrollment: 3,443; Location: 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy; Public; Website: www.howardcc.edu)
  • Lincoln College of Technology (FT enrollment: 1,620; Location: 9325 Snowden River Pky; Private, for-profit; Website: www.lincolntech.com)
  • University of Phoenix-Maryland Campus (FT enrollment: 794; Location: 8830 Stanford Blvd Ste 100; Private, for-profit; Website: www.phoenix.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Columbia:

  • University of Maryland-Baltimore County (about 9 miles; Baltimore, MD; Full-time enrollment: 9,656)
  • Coppin State University (about 13 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • Baltimore City Community College (about 14 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 2,795)
  • Bowie State University (about 14 miles; Bowie, MD; FT enrollment: 4,111)
  • University of Maryland-Baltimore (about 14 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 4,888)
  • University of Baltimore (about 15 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 3,287)
  • Johns Hopkins University (about 16 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 12,509)

Public high schools in Columbia:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Columbia:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Columbia:

  • COLUMBIA ACADEMY ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 271; Location: 10350 OLD COLUMBIA RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • THE YOUNG SCHOOL (Students: 242; Location: 8310 GUILFORD RD STE F; Grades: PK - KG)
  • LOVE OF LEARNING MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 194; Location: 9151 RUMSEY RD; Grades: PK - 4)
  • ATHOLTON ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 190; Location: 6520 MARTIN RD; Grades: PK - 10)
  • CELEBRATION CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 111; Location: 6080 FORELAND GARTH; Grades: PK - 5)
  • BET YELADIM INC (Students: 94; Location: 5885 ROBERT OLIVER PL; Grades: PK - KG)
  • CHILDRENS MANOR SCHOOL (Students: 88; Location: 9008 RED BRANCH RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • BRIGHT STARS LEARNING ACADEMY (Students: 80; Location: 5890 CEDAR LN; Grades: PK - 1)
  • COLUMBIA MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 67; Location: 10508 MARBLE FAUN LN; Grades: PK - 1)
  • GODDARD SCHOOL, THE (Students: 46; Location: 8866 COLUMBIA 100 PKWY; Grades: PK - KG)
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Library in Columbia:

  • HOWARD COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $17,185,254; Location: 6600 CRADLEROCK WAY; 824,292 books; 2,749 e-books; 75,725 audio materials; 69,188 video materials; 22 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 8 other licensed databases; 2,282 print serial subscriptions; 6 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Running Brook Elementary School located on W. Running Brook road, columbia, md 21044

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Notable locations in Columbia: Atholton Swim Club (A), Hillcroft Executive Park (B), Hobbits Glen Golf Course (C), Church of God Camp (D), Guilford Industrial Center (E), Patuxent Woods Business Park (F), Patuxent Crossing Business Center (G), Oakwood Business Center (H), Columbia Business Center (I), Sieling Business Park (J), Allview Golf Course (K), Symphony Woods Office Center (L), Rivers Corporate Center (M), Rivers Corporate Park (N), Rivers Ninty Five Industrial Park (O), Rivers Technical Park (P), Twin Knolls Business Park (Q), Allview Country Club (R), Merriweather Post Pavilion (S), Howard County Central Library (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Dobbin Center Shopping Center (1), Joseph Square Shopping Center (2), Dasher Green Village Shopping Center (3), Kings Contrivance Village Shopping Center (4), Long Reach Shopping Center (5), Governor Century Plaza Shopping Center (6), Oakland Mills Shopping Center (7), Owen Brown Village Shopping Center (8), Columbia Mall Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Columbia include: Abiding Savior Lutheran Church (A), Atholton Seventh Day Adventist Church (B), Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church (C), Church of the Living Word (D), Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church (E), Oakland Mills Uniting Church (F), Wilde Lake Interfaith Center (G), Mount Pisgah Methodist Church (H), Christ Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Linthicum Cemetery (1), Dorsey Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Wilde Lake (A), Lake Kittamaqundi (B), Lake Elkhorn (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Carrolls Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Columbia include: Kings Contrivance Park (1), Wilde Lake Park (2), Martin Road Park (3), Atholton Park (4), Middle Patuxent Environmental Area (5), Cedar Lane Park (6), Sewells Orchard Park (7), Clarksville Environmental Area (8), Dickinson Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Maryland Museum of African Art (5430 Vantage Point Road) (1), Howard County Center of African American Culture (Museums; 5434 Vantage Point Road) (2), Scientific Event Alert Network Smithsonian Institution (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 10th & Constitution) (3), Howard County - East Columbia Branch (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 6600 Cradlerock Way) (4), Columbia Carousel (Amusement & Theme Parks; 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway) (5), Shadowland Laser Adventures (Amusement & Theme Parks; 9062 State Route 108) (6), Explora World (Amusement & Theme Parks; 6570 Dobbin Road) (7), Atlantic Volleyball (Arcades & Amusements; 5161 Evangeline Way) (8), AAA Insurance Agency - Columbia (Tours & Charters; 10840 Little Patuxent Parkway) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: PFMG (10605 State Route 108) (1), Courtyard by Marriott (8910 Stanford Boulevard) (2), Hilton Inn Columbia (5485 Twin Knolls Rd) (3), Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn (8844 Columbia 100 Parkway) (4), Sheraton - Columbia Hotel (10207 Wincopin Circle) (5), Homewood Suites by Hilton® Columbia- MD (8320 Benson Drive) (6), Courtyard Columbia Maryland (8910 Stanford Boulevard) (7), Extended Stayamerican (6620 Eli Whitney Drive) (8), Columbia Suites at Peralynna Manor Inn (10605 State Route 108) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Howard 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  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM2.5 PM10 Pb 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.6. This is about average.
City:

31.6
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.480. This is significantly worse than average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.480
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.79. This is about average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
City:

2.79
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 14.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

14.2
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 24.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

24.4
U.S.:

28.3
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
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
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

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

VILLAS AT CATTAIL CREEK (Address: 8808 CENTRE PARK DR, SUITE 209 , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • HOWARD COUNTY D.P.W. DISTRIBUTION (Population served: 220000, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.8%

Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Maryland:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  65.9%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.1%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Columbia, MD

People in group quarters in Columbia in 2010:

  • 261 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 118 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 82 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 44 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 2 people in correctional residential facilities

People in group quarters in Columbia in 2000:

  • 679 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 303 people in nursing homes
  • 169 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 123 people in other group homes
  • 66 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 13 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 13 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Columbia compared to Maryland state average:

Columbia, Maryland environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Columbia (2011 data):

  • The Columbia Bank: 7 branches. Info updated 2011/10/27: Bank assets: $1,999.5 mil, Deposits: $1,528.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 40 total offices, Holding Company: Fulton Financial Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Owen Brown Branch, Columbia Mall Branch, Thunderhill Branch, Kings Contrivance Branch, Dobbin Station Branch, Columbia Harpers Choice Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Atholton Branch, Columbia Palace @ Giant Branch, Columbia @ Giant Branch, Columbia Crossing Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: One Mall North Branch, Dobbin Road Branch, Columbia 100 Branch, King's Contrivance Branch. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Columbia Corporate Center, Columbia Mall Branch, Centre Park Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: 100 Parkway Branch at 8850 Columbia 100 Parkway, branch established on 2005/08/29; Columbia Md Main Branch at 11000 Broken Land Parkway, branch established on 2001/04/16. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Susquehanna Bank: Center Park Drive Branch at 8801 Columbia 100 Parkway, branch established on 2007/04/02; Snowden Branch at 8620 Snowden River Parkway, branch established on 2007/04/02. Info updated 2012/02/28: Bank assets: $14,849.0 mil, Deposits: $10,294.4 mil, headquarters in Lititz, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 308 total offices, Holding Company: Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc.
  • Capital One, National Association: Columbia Branch at 6445 Dobbin Road, branch established on 2008/01/24; 7290a Cradlerock Way Branch at 7290 A-Cradlerock Way, branch established on 1988/06/30. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • SunTrust Bank: Hickory Ridge Branch at 6470 Freetown Road, branch established on 1992/06/17; Columbia East Branch at 8200 Snowden River Pkwy, branch established on 2002/03/11. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • 5 other banks with 5 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Columbia, Maryland:

  • Hilton Columbia, 5485 Twin Knolls Rd, Columbia, MD 21045 , Phone: (410) 997-1060, Fax: (410) 964-3338
  • Sheraton Columbia Hotel, 10207 Wincopin Cir, Columbia, MD 21044 , Phone: (410) 730-3900
  • Courtyard By Marriott Columbia, 8910 Stanford Blvd, Columbia, MD 21045 , Phone: (410) 290-0002, Fax: (410) 290-1663
  • Holiday Inn Columbia, 7900 Washington Blvd, Columbia, MD 20794 , Phone: (410) 799-7500, Fax: (410) 799-1824
  • Extended Stay America, 8870 Columbia 100 Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21045 , Phone: (410) 772-8800, Fax: (410) 772-0080
  • Studioplus, 6620 Eli Whitney Dr, Columbia, MD 21046 , Phone: (410) 312-1557, Fax: (410) 312-1590
  • Staybridge Suites, 8844 Columbia Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21045 , Phone: (410) 964-9494
  • Extended Stay Deluxe, 8890 Stanford Blvd, Columbia, MD 21045 , Phone: (410) 872-2994, Fax: (410) 872-2995
  • 6 other hotels and motels
All 14 fire-safe hotels and motels in Columbia, Maryland

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 (54%)
  • Utility gas (42%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Columbia CDP (based on Howard County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.34%
Here49.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchJewishSouthern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents54.1%10.0%8.2%6.1%4.9%
Congregations6.8%22.6%3.8%16.5%6.8%
NameEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchMuslim EstimateOther
Adherents4.3%1.9%1.8%1.5%7.3%
Congregations6.0%3.0%3.8%0.8%30.1%
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: 42
This county:

1.54 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Howard County:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 19
This county:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 52
Howard County:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 150
Howard County:

5.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.5%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

23.9%
Maryland:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Howard County:

16.4%
Maryland:

15.5%

10.58% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($59,539 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.58%
Maryland average:

7.95%

0.24% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,198 average AGI)
Howard County:

0.24%
Maryland average:

0.25%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Prince George's County, MD  1.53% ($52,220 average AGI)
from Baltimore County, MD  1.35% ($57,970)
from Montgomery County, MD  1.28% ($70,146)


10.71% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($64,099 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.71%
Maryland average:

8.13%

0.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($778 average AGI)
Howard County:

0.15%
Maryland average:

0.13%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Baltimore County, MD  1.73% ($51,156 average AGI)
to Anne Arundel County, MD  1.22% ($60,387)
to Prince George's County, MD  0.74% ($43,573)

Strongest AM radio stations in Columbia:

  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WJFK (1300 AM; 5 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WLIF-AM, INC.)
  • WILC (900 AM; 2 kW; LAUREL, MD; Owner: ILC CORPORATION)
  • WCAO (600 AM; 5 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WUST (1120 AM; daytime; 20 kW; WASHINGTON, DC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Columbia:

  • WPOC (93.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWMX (106.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WIYY (97.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WRBS (95.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: PETER & JOHN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WZBA (100.7 FM; WESTMINSTER, MD; Owner: SHAMROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WERQ-FM (92.3 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWDC-FM (101.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WLIF (101.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WLIF, INC.)
  • WBJC (91.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WRQX (107.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WASH (97.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WHUR-FM (96.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WARW (94.7 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYPR (88.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WYPR LICENSE HOLDING LLC)
  • WIHT (99.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WQSR (102.7 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY OF CHESAPEAKE LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WBIG-FM (100.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKYS (93.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCSP-FM (90.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NATIONAL CABLE SATELLITE CORPORATION)
  • WFSI (107.9 FM; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Columbia:

  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WBAL-TV (Channel 11; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WBAL HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WMAR-TV (Channel 2; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WJZ-TV (Channel 13; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WMPT (Channel 22; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WTTG (Channel 5; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WJLA-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ACC LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUSA (Channel 9; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE DETROIT NEWS, INC.)
  • WBDC-TV (Channel 50; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WETA-TV (Channel 26; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE GREATER WASHINGTON ED TELECOMM. ASSOC)
  • WDCA (Channel 20; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WHUT-TV (Channel 32; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WRC-TV (Channel 4; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WRC-TV), INC.)
  • WZDC-LP (Channel 64; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ONDA CAPITAL, INC.)
  • WNVC (Channel 56; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W28BY (Channel 63; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFORMATION SUPER STATION, L.L.C.)
  • W63BP (Channel 63; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: ANNAPOLIS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFPT (Channel 62; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • W61BY (Channel 61; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: ANNAPOLIS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMDO-CA (Channel 30; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


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: 19
Total length: 102 meters (335ft)
Total average daily traffic: 773,431
Total average daily truck traffic: 63,427

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 14
  • 2000-2009: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Columbia, MD


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • David C Juchno, Wildelake Sub.South Of Little Patuxent Pkwy, 1100 West Of Governor Warfield Pkwy (Lat: 39.213361 Lon: -76.874833), Type: 48.8, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 4104708572, Ifediora.Oli@constellation.Com, 2900 LORD BALTIMORE DRIVE, ROOM 104
  • 10400 Old Columbia Road (Lat: 39.178056 Lon: -76.875278), Type: 24.9, Overall height: 24.9 m
    Registrant: 2022239222, Esther.Hilliard@attws.Com, 1150 CONNECTICUT AVE., NW 4TH FLOOR
  • 10400 Old Columbia Road (Lat: 39.177778 Lon: -76.875556), Type: 39.6, Overall height: 39.6 m
    Registrant: 2022239222, Esther.Hilliard@attws.Com, 1150 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, NW, 4TH FL
  • 10400 Old Columbia Road (Lat: 39.177778 Lon: -76.875556), Type: 42.6, Overall height: 42.6 m
    Registrant: 2022239222, Esther.Hilliard@attws.Com, 1150 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, NW, 4TH FL

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Columbia, MD)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

447 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Columbia)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

4 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Columbia)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

37 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED504$293,906513$298,4633,155$270,195143$177,2102$17,590,500135$203,6850$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED21$288,34424$285,131225$275,27916$50,1250$04$253,3880$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED36$273,58745$236,912796$281,90972$104,3760$065$196,5211$3,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN50$274,67782$288,471582$286,47020$156,4010$029$230,1420$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$277,28619$297,625142$275,3958$111,2500$011$237,5270$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 17 tracts in Columbia, MD

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED77$300,32163$322,0131$454,990
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED15$317,52022$288,6390$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$211,00022$311,3110$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$339,3557$364,9330$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 350
  • Hazardous Condition: 358
  • Service Call: 6

Incident types - Columbia


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

Most common first names in Columbia, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary20281.7 years
John18774.5 years
William16874.8 years
James13871.2 years
Margaret13480.4 years
Robert12469.1 years
Helen12383.1 years
Charles11273.5 years
Joseph10274.3 years
Dorothy10280.3 years
Most common last names in Columbia, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7474.6 years
Brown6675.7 years
Jones6474.7 years
Johnson6173.6 years
Miller3581.6 years
Wilson3474.1 years
Williams3473.9 years
Anderson2877.8 years
Davis2875.3 years
Harris2779.6 years
Businesses in Columbia, MD
NameCountNameCount
ALDO2Journeys1
AT&T4KFC1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kroger1
Abercrombie Kids1La-Z-Boy1
Aeropostale1Lane Bryant1
American Eagle Outfitters2Lane Furniture2
Ann Taylor1LensCrafters1
Apple Store1Macy's1
Applebee's1Marriott2
Arby's1Marshalls1
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1MasterBrand Cabinets14
Bakers1McDonald's7
Banana Republic1Men's Wearhouse2
Baskin-Robbins1Motherhood Maternity2
Bath & Body Works1New Balance5
Bebe1New York & Co1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike17
Blockbuster1Nordstrom1
Brookstone1Old Navy1
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1Olive Garden1
Burger King2Pac Sun1
CVS1Panera Bread2
Cache1Papa John's Pizza2
Casual Male XL1Payless1
Chick-Fil-A3Penske1
Chico's1PetSmart1
Chipotle2Pier 1 Imports1
Cinnabon 1Pizza Hut2
Clarks1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Coldwater Creek1Quiznos2
Curves2RadioShack1
DHL2Red Lobster1
Decora Cabinetry2Red Robin1
Domino's Pizza3Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts4Ruby Tuesday1
Eddie Bauer1Safeway2
Express1Sears2
Extended Stay America1Sephora2
Extended Stay Deluxe1Spencer Gifts1
FedEx19Sprint Nextel2
Finish Line1Staples2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Starbucks7
Foot Locker1Studio Plus Deluxe Studios1
Forever 212Subway8
GNC1T-Mobile2
GameStop3T.G.I. Driday's1
Gap1Taco Bell1
Goodwill4Talbots1
Gymboree1Target1
H&M1The Cheesecake Factory1
H&R Block2The Limited1
Havertys Furniture1The Room Place1
Hobby Lobby1Toys"R"Us1
Holiday Inn2U-Haul1
Hollister Co.1UPS31
Home Depot1Vans4
Hot Topic1Verizon Wireless2
J. Jill1Victoria's Secret1
J.Crew1Vons2
JCPenney1Walmart1
JoS. A. Bank1Wendy's2
Jones New York2
Browse common businesses in Columbia, MD


Columbia on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #51 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 100 cities with newest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #24 (21075) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Estonian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #34 (21029) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #77 (21044) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ghanian first ancestries"
  • #83 (21046) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Nigerian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #91 (21044) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Liberian first ancestries"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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State forum archive:

Top Patent Applicants
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  • Tushar K. Shah (44)
  • Alla Danilkovitch (29)
  • Charles R. Eddy, Jr. (19)
  • Ronald E. Meyers (17)
  • Geoffrey S. Howard (16)
  • Kevin R. Strauss (14)
  • Aland Santamarina (14)
  • James Casey Lippmeier (13)
  • David J. Smith (13)
  • David Reeb (13)

Total of 1184 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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