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Population in 2012: 6,466 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.1%
 

Males: 3,019  (46.7%)
Females: 3,447  (53.3%)

Median resident age:  37.4 years
Mississippi median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 39429.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,886 (it was $19,644 in 2000)
Columbia:

$28,886
MS:

$37,095
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,971

Columbia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $86,653 (it was $56,400 in 2000)
Columbia:

$86,653
MS:

$99,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $112,285; Detached houses: $116,400; In 2-unit structures: $41,226; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $83,140; Mobile homes: $49,781

Median gross rent in 2012: $590.

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  • White alone - 3,850 (58.8%)
  • Black alone - 2,630 (40.2%)
  • Asian alone - 17 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 19 (0.3%)
  • Hispanic - 16 (0.2%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (0.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.05%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Columbia: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: United States (18.0%), Irish (8.9%), English (6.4%), German (4.7%), Dutch (1.4%), Scotch-Irish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/25/1819

Elevation: 154 feet

Land area: 6.39 square miles.

Population density: 1,012 people per square mile 
 
 (low).




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For population 25 years and over in Columbia:

  • High school or higher: 75.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Unemployed: 13.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbia city:

  • Never married: 27.5%
  • Now married: 42.3%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

25 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.4%
Mississippi:  1.9%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 37 registered sex offenders living in Columbia, Mississippi as of September 02, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Columbia to the number of sex offenders is 175 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $854 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $558 (0.7%)

Columbia satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gulfport, MS (74.1 miles , pop. 71,127).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: New Orleans, LA (89.9 miles , pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (346.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Foxworth, MS (1.6 miles ), Morgantown, MS (2.5 miles ), Bassfield, MS (4.2 miles ), Sumrall, MS (4.5 miles ), Angie, LA (4.5 miles ), Tylertown, MS (4.6 miles ), Prentiss, MS (4.9 miles ), Varnado, LA (5.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $121,000
  • 2007: 26 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $89,200
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $230,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $253,000
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $71,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 31.26 N, Longitude: 89.83 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,859 (+59.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,233 (63.1%)

Area code: 601

Columbia household income distribution Columbia home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Columbia by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 2010 2011 2012
Murders 20001100
per 100,000 30.10.00.00.015.715.30.00.0
Rapes 36125224
per 100,000 45.290.015.531.378.330.730.361.2
Robberies 77432377
per 100,000 105.5105.062.146.931.346.0105.9107.1
Assaults 37201318022913
per 100,000 557.7300.0201.7281.60.0337.6136.2199.0
Burglaries 139142991310958176
per 100,000 2095.32130.21535.82049.40.01457.91226.01163.1
Thefts 20920025824207567146
per 100,000 3150.43000.34002.53786.00.01151.01014.12234.5
Auto thefts 162034211210
per 100,000 241.2300.0527.5328.515.730.715.10.0
Arson 20100100
per 100,000 30.10.015.50.00.015.30.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 299.0) 504.2433.1361.5395.199.2272.3200.0276.7

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 28 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.75
Mississippi average:

2.31

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

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.8%
Mississippi:

8.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -547 (-7.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

Work and jobs in Columbia: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Tornado activity:

Columbia-area historical tornado activity is above Mississippi state average. It is 237% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1978, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.6 miles away from the Columbia city center killed 4 people and injured 31 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 12/10/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.1 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Columbia-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Mississippi state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/1993 at 10:54:32, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 94.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1996 at 14:15:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.1 miles away from Columbia center
On 12/20/2005 at 00:52:20, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marion County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 6, Heavy Rains: 3, Floods: 2, Drought: 1, Mudslide: 1, Freeze: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Columbia topographic map

Birthplace of: Eagle Day - Football player, Gerry E. Hinton - Louisiana chiropractor and politician, Joey Gathright - Baseball player, Jackie Smith - Player of football, Bobby Hamilton (American football) - Football player, Buddy Blair - Baseball player, Eddie Payton - Football player, Jim Dunaway - Football player, Joe Owens - Football player, Terry Irvin - Player of and football.


Hospitals/medical centers in Columbia:

  • COLUMBIA DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 1214 HIGHWAY 98 BYPASS)
  • MARION GENERAL HOSPITAL HHA (Home Health Center, P. O. BOX 630)
  • MARION GENERAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 1560 SUMRALL RD)
  • MYRTLES NURSING CENTER, LLC (Nursing Home, 1018 ALBERTA AVENUE)
  • SONG HEALTH AND REHAB OF COLUMBIA, LLC (Nursing Home, 1506 NORTH MAIN STREET)
  • THE GROVE (Nursing Home, 11 PECAN DRIVE)
  • THE MYRTLES (Nursing Home, 1018 ALBERTA AVENUE)

Political contributions by individuals in Columbia, MS

Airports located in Columbia:


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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Columbia:

  • University of Southern Mississippi (about 30 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; Full-time enrollment: 12,146)
  • William Carey University (about 33 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 2,298)
  • Pearl River Community College (about 34 miles; Poplarville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,893)
  • Jones County Junior College (about 45 miles; Ellisville, MS; FT enrollment: 4,027)
  • Copiah-Lincoln Community College (about 53 miles; Wesson, MS; FT enrollment: 3,079)
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (about 53 miles; Perkinston, MS; FT enrollment: 6,824)
  • Southeastern Louisiana University (about 65 miles; Hammond, LA; FT enrollment: 11,652)

Public high schools in Columbia:

Private high school in Columbia:

  • COLUMBIA ACADEMY (Students: 536; Location: 1548 HWY 98 E; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Columbia:

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Library in Columbia:

  • SOUTH MISSISSIPPI REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $505,911; Location: 900 BROAD STREET; 55,880 books; 751 audio materials; 1,471 video materials; 53 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 147 print serial subscriptions; 4 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Holy Trinity Catholic Church is not included.

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Notable locations in Columbia: Columbia Country Club (A), Mimosa Landing Campground (B), Columbia Fire Department Station 2 (C), Marion County Courthouse (D), Columbia City Hall (E), The Myrtles Assisted Living (F), The Grove Nursing Home Center (G), Columbia Health and Rehabilitation Center (H), Columbia Fire Department Station 1 (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Columbia include: True Vine Baptist Church (A), Temple Baptist Church (B), Saint Stephens Episcopal Church (C), North Columbia Church of God (D), North Columbia Baptist Church (E), First United Methodist Church (F), First Baptist Church (G), First Assembly of God Church (H), Columbia Valley Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Woodlawn Cemetery (1), Columbia City Cemetery (2), North Columbia City Cemetery (3), Pope Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Columbia include: Westerfield Little League Ball Park (1), Gardner Stadium (2), Duckworth Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Great Western Inn (850 Highway 98 Bypass), Comfort Inn Columbia (820 US 98 Bypass), Colonial Inn Motel (1921 Highway 13 North), Days Inn Collins (3478 Highway 49 North), Sands Motel (19 South Frontage Road).

Courts: Marion County - Human Services Department- Youth Court Counselor (Courthouse), Marion County - Justice Court Judge (500 Courthouse Square), Marion County Court House (250 Broad Street).

 
Marion County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
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:

HUB WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 2931, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between AUG-11-1999 and SEP-11-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-11-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-02-1999), St Public Notif received (SEP-09-1999)
COMMUNITY WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 345, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUN-13-2001 and JUL-13-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-13-2001), St Public Notif received (JUN-28-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between NOV-08-1999 and DEC-08-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-08-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-30-1999), St Public Notif received (JAN-10-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between DEC-12-2005 and DEC-05-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-05-2005)

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

  • CITY OF COLUMBIA (Population served: 6815, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HIGHWAY 98 EAST WATER ASSN. (Population served: 1542, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CEDAR GROVE-HARMONY W/A (Population served: 1524, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GOSS WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 645, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.1%
(19.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.9% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.9%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.3%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Columbia, MS

People in group quarters in Columbia in 2010:

  • 397 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 262 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 18 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 10 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 2 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Columbia in 2000:

  • 266 people in nursing homes
  • 249 people in state prisons
  • 132 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 12 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally ill

Columbia compared to Mississippi state average:

Columbia, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Columbia (2011 data):

  • Citizens Bank: at 814 Main Street, branch established on 1914/07/15; Park Avenue Branch at 625 Highway 98 By Pass, branch established on 1979/05/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $357.2 mil, Deposits: $304.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Corporation
  • First Southern Bank: at 1075 Highway 98, branch established on 1960/03/28; Second Street Branch at 340 Second Street, branch established on 2001/04/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $199.1 mil, Deposits: $162.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: First Federal Bancorp
  • Trustmark National Bank: Broad Street Branch at 722 Broad Street, branch established on 1982/11/15; Columbia Branch at 709 Main Street, branch established on 1800/01/01. Info updated 2012/03/26: Bank assets: $9,612.1 mil, Deposits: $7,410.1 mil, headquarters in Jackson, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 186 total offices, Holding Company: Trustmark Corporation
  • State Bank & Trust Company: Columbia Branch at 428 Sumrall Road, branch established on 2003/03/10. Info updated 2007/07/17: Bank assets: $921.1 mil, Deposits: $738.4 mil, headquarters in Greenwood, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 37 total offices, Holding Company: State Bank & Trust Company Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Regions Bank: Columbia Branch at 1000 Highway 13 North, branch established on 1987/06/30. 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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Columbia, Mississippi:

  • Comfort Inn, 820 Hwy 98 Byp, Columbia, MS 39429 , Phone: (601) 731-9955, Fax: (601) 731-9955
  • Microtel Inn & Suites, 816 Hwy 98 Byp, Columbia, MS 39429 , Phone: (601) 424-4400, Fax: (601) 424-4401
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Columbia, Mississippi

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 (53%)
  • Electricity (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.47%
Here70.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Interstate and Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptist AssociationBaptist Missionary Association of America
Adherents65.5%13.0%6.5%4.8%4.2%
Congregations33.8%21.5%15.4%7.7%4.6%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchCatholic ChurchChurches of ChristAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.1%1.1%0.5%0.5%1.7%
Congregations1.5%1.5%3.1%1.5%9.2%
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: 8
Marion County:

3.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Marion County:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Marion County:

7.00 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

5.83 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.2%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Marion County:

33.8%
State:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Marion County:

17.0%
State:

14.4%

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 0$0 4$5,089
Police - Other 11$19,725$21,5180$0
Streets and Highways 10$10,319$12,3832$1,904
Solid Waste Management 0$0 11$8,508
Sewerage 0$0 3$3,118
Parks and Recreation 0$0 7$2,750
Housing and Community Development(Local) 0$0 1$1,369
Water Supply 2$3,299$19,7940$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,480$29,7600$0
Totals for Government 24$35,823$17,91228$22,738


6.42% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,543 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Mississippi average:

7.82%

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 Lamar County, MS  0.78% ($26,703 average AGI)
from Forrest County, MS  0.55% ($20,533)
from Orleans Parish, LA  0.54% ($21,750)


5.40% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,494 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.40%
Mississippi average:

8.35%

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 Lamar County, MS  0.74% ($31,400 average AGI)
to Forrest County, MS  0.67% ($25,611)
to Walthall County, MS  0.36% ($22,310)

Strongest AM radio stations in Columbia:

  • WFFF (1360 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBIA, MS; Owner: HADDOX ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WCJU (1450 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBIA, MS; Owner: WCJU, INCORPORATED)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WEEZ (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBKH (950 AM; 5 kW; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN AIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRPM (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POPLARVILLE, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERS)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WAPF (980 AM; 5 kW; MCCOMB, MS; Owner: SAN-DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHNY (1250 AM; 5 kW; MCCOMB, MS; Owner: C.W.H. BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Columbia:

  • WFFF-FM (96.7 FM; COLUMBIA, MS; Owner: HADDOX ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WPRG (89.5 FM; COLUMBIA, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WNSL (100.3 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCJU-FM (104.9 FM; PRENTISS, MS; Owner: SUNBELT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJDR (98.3 FM; PRENTISS, MS; Owner: SUN BELT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAKH (105.7 FM; MCCOMB, MS; Owner: SAN-DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBBN (95.9 FM; TAYLORSVILLE, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WKNZ (107.1 FM; COLLINS, MS; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTERS, L.L.C.)
  • WXRR (104.5 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFMM (97.3 FM; SUMRALL, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WUSW (103.7 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEMX (94.1 FM; KENTWOOD, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W202BS (88.3 FM; COLUMBIA, MS; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Columbia:

  • W45AA (Channel 45; COLUMBIA, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • WHLT (Channel 22; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

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

Columbia, Mississippi:
  • Fatal accident count: 24
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 42
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 6
  • Fatalities: 26
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 72
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Mississippi average:
  • Fatal accident count: 87
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 131
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 16
  • Fatalities: 96
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 216
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8

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: 18
Total length: 24 meters (79ft)
Total costs: $564,000
Total average daily traffic: 36,640
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,910
Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic: 51,960

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 4
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 4
  • 2000-2009: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Columbia, MS

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Columbia)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 134 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Columbia, MS)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
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: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Columbia)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 31 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Columbia)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 191
  • Hazardous Condition: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 7

Incident types - Columbia


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

Most common first names in Columbia, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John15571.4 years
James15470.0 years
Mary14376.9 years
Robert12170.9 years
William10173.1 years
Willie8574.6 years
Charles7171.3 years
George6673.5 years
Thomas5570.0 years
Annie5281.1 years
Most common last names in Columbia, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson10072.7 years
Fortenberry8576.2 years
Smith8472.0 years
Pittman7273.7 years
Jefferson6875.0 years
Brown6272.9 years
Barnes6074.6 years
Broom5975.4 years
Stringer5876.2 years
Watts5677.3 years
Businesses in Columbia, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Microtel1
Ace Hardware1Nike1
AutoZone1Payless1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Popeyes1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
FedEx1Sears1
GameStop1Subway3
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS3
Lane Furniture1Verizon Wireless1
McDonald's1Walmart1
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Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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