For population 25 years and over in Columbia:
For population 15 years and over in Columbia city:
25 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $854 (1.0%)
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:
Latitude: 31.26 N, Longitude: 89.83 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,859 (+59.0%)
Area code: 601
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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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: 28 (18 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -547 (-7.7%).
Work and jobs in Columbia: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Columbia, Mississippi
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
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.
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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:HUB WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 2931, Groundwater):
Past health violations:COMMUNITY WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 345, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Columbia that have no violations reported:
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)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
People in group quarters in Columbia in 2010:
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Religion statistics for Columbia city (based on Marion County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.47%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 8
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
6.42% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,543 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:
5.40% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,494 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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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: 18See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Columbia, MS
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
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:
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Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2014.