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Population in 2012: 113,225 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +33.9%
Males: 53,971  (47.7%)
Females: 59,254  (52.3%)

Median resident age:  26.9 years
Missouri median age:  37.3 years

Zip codes: 65202, 65203, 65215.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,118 (it was $33,729 in 2000)
Columbia:

$40,118
MO:

$45,321
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,845

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $164,700 (it was $110,700 in 2000)
Columbia:

$164,700
MO:

$135,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $189,348; Detached houses: $196,064; Townhouses or other attached units: $195,394; In 2-unit structures: $196,765; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $113,950; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $54,597; Mobile homes: $58,155

Median gross rent in 2012: $795.

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  • White alone - 83,615 (75.7%)
  • Black alone - 12,590 (11.4%)
  • Asian alone - 5,837 (5.3%)
  • Hispanic - 4,502 (4.1%)
  • Two or more races - 3,477 (3.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 226 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 167 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 17 (0.02%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Columbia: 88.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (24.9%), Irish (13.6%), English (10.7%), United States (3.2%), French (3.0%), Italian (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1826

Elevation: 758 feet

Land area: 53.1 square miles.

Population density: 2,134 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Columbia:

  • High school or higher: 95.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 55.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 26.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbia city:

  • Never married: 51.9%
  • Now married: 35.5%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

7,259 residents are foreign born (3.0% Asia, 1.7% Europe, 1.0% Latin America).

This city:  7.1%
Missouri:  3.8%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there were 286 registered sex offenders living in Columbia, Missouri as of December 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Columbia to the number of sex offenders is 396 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,635 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,517 (1.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (114.9 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (316.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Pierpont, MO (2.5 miles) , McBaine, MO (2.7 miles) , Huntsdale, MO (2.8 miles) , Lupus, MO (3.1 miles) , Wooldridge, MO (3.2 miles) , Rocheport, MO (3.5 miles ), Ashland, MO (3.6 miles ), Hallsville, MO (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 460 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 1998: 645 buildings, average cost: $85,600
  • 1999: 593 buildings, average cost: $108,700
  • 2000: 516 buildings, average cost: $108,600
  • 2001: 640 buildings, average cost: $136,500
  • 2002: 746 buildings, average cost: $138,700
  • 2003: 926 buildings, average cost: $139,600
  • 2004: 1245 buildings, average cost: $135,800
  • 2005: 1231 buildings, average cost: $143,900
  • 2006: 679 buildings, average cost: $174,500
  • 2007: 653 buildings, average cost: $163,200
  • 2008: 335 buildings, average cost: $171,800
  • 2009: 380 buildings, average cost: $148,700
  • 2010: 401 buildings, average cost: $171,300
  • 2011: 316 buildings, average cost: $194,000
  • 2012: 733 buildings, average cost: $137,100

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Latitude: 38.95 N, Longitude: 92.33 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +22,375 (+19.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 49,935 (86.3%)

Area code: 573

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Crime rates in Columbia by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 9422172353323
per 100,000 10.94.72.32.31.17.82.23.14.92.92.91.82.7
Rapes 26163117171923301932373741
per 100,000 31.618.836.219.419.021.024.931.418.831.235.834.037.1
Robberies 841409084106114113141138157131166162
per 100,000 102.0164.6105.096.0118.7126.2122.2147.5136.6153.0126.7152.4146.4
Assaults 255279287319305337322443230309359377270
per 100,000 309.6328.0334.9364.7341.5373.2348.2463.4227.6301.2347.1346.2244.0
Burglaries 485455432459428506544594836692552798784
per 100,000 588.8535.0504.1524.8479.2560.3588.2621.4827.5674.5533.8732.8708.6
Thefts 2,6112,8222,8012,6322,4382,3862,3352,5092,9683,0823,1293,3233,294
per 100,000 3169.93318.03268.43009.02729.82642.22524.72624.62937.73004.33025.63051.62977.1
Auto thefts 137181194175151173226220147132135142143
per 100,000 166.3212.8226.4200.1169.1191.6244.4230.1145.5128.7130.5130.4129.2
Arson 28321320828127101171614
per 100,000 34.037.615.222.99.031.013.07.39.910.76.814.712.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 315.1320.7310.5289.6272.6299.5286.9329.1293.1308.9305.0323.6301.2

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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: 183 (156 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.41
Missouri average:

2.42

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

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.3%
Missouri:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +14,498 (+20.7%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Postsecondary teachers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Columbia-area historical tornado activity is near Missouri state average. It is 85% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/27/1990, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.2 miles away from the Columbia city center injured 3 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 11/10/1998, a category F3 tornado 0.2 miles away from the city center injured 16 people and caused $6 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Columbia-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/31/2005 at 07:07:07, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 26.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/18/2005 at 19:59:42, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.4 miles away from Columbia center
On 1/21/1992 at 11:36:21, a magnitude 3.1 (2.3 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/30/2001 at 17:13:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Boone County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Winter Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Columbia topographic map

Birthplace of: Norbert Wiener - (1894-1964), mathematician, Russ Carnahan - Politician, Jessica Capshaw - Film actor, Brett James - Country singer, Carl Edwards - Nextel Cup series NASCAR driver (born: Aug 15, 1979), Carlos Pena, Jr. - Black hair, Katherine Hanley - Politician, Judy Baker - Politician, Malcolm Thomas (basketball, born 1988) - Professional basketball player, Scott Murphy - Politician.

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Columbia: Leon W. Johnson.


Hospitals/medical centers in Columbia:

  • DIALYSIS CLINICS, INC - COLUMBIA (Dialysis Facility, 3300 LEMONE BLVD)
  • RTC COLUMBIA DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 1701 E BROADWAY SUITE G-102)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI HOSPITAL AND CLINICS DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, ONE HOSPITAL DR.)
  • AMERICAN HOMECARE MANAGEMENT INC (Home Health Center, 201 WEST BROADWAY, BUILDING #2, SUITE D)
  • BOONE HOSPITAL HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 601 BUSINESS LOOP 70 WEST, SUITE 280)
  • HOME CARE CONNECTION INC (Home Health Center, 617 NORTH PROVIDENCE)
  • HOME HEALTH NETWORK (Home Health Center, 619 NORTH PROVIDENCE)
  • OPTION HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, 3210 BLUFF CREEK DRIVE)
  • OXFORD HEALTHCARE OF MID-MISSOURI (Home Health Center, 1400 HERIFORD ROAD, SUITE 104)
  • STAFF BUILDERS SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, 603 N PROVIDENCE ROAD)
  • BOONE HOSPITAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 1600 E BROADWAY)
  • CHARTER BEHAVIORAL HS OF COLUMBIA (Hospital, 200 PORTLAND ST)
  • COLUMBIA MO VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital,Acute Care - Veterans Administration,Government Federal, provides emergency services, 800 HOSPITAL DR)
  • COLUMBIA REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, provides emergency services, 404 KEENE ST)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPICES OF AMERICA - NORTH CENTRAL (Hospital, 800 HWY 63 NORTH, SUITE 100)
  • FISCHEL ELLIS STATE CANCER HOSPITAL (Hospital, 115 BUSINESS LOOP 70 WEST)
  • HEALTHCOR, INC (Hospital, 3215 LE MONE INDUSTRIAL BLVD STE 100)
  • HEART OF MISSOURI MENTAL HEALTH (Hospital, provides emergency services, THREE HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • INSTITUTE OF OUTPATIENT SURGERY,THE (Hospital, 404 KEENE STREET)
  • MISSOURI RIVER HOSPICE (Hospital, 1410 HERIFORD ROAD)
  • PREFERRED HOSPICE OF MISSOURI (CENTRAL) LLC (Hospital, 1900 NORTH PROVIDENCE ROAD SUITE 311)
  • REGIONAL HOSPICE III (Hospital, 1390 BOONE INDUSTRIAL DRIVE SUITE 105)
  • REGIONAL HOSPICE OF CENTRAL MISSOURI (Hospital, 404 KEENE STREET)
  • RUSK REHABILITATION CENTER LLC (Hospital, 315 BUSINESS LOOP 70 W)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI HEALTH CARE (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - State, ONE HOSPITAL DRIVE, ROOM CE121, DC031,00)
  • BLUFFS, THE (Nursing Home, 3105 BLUFF CREEK DRIVE)
  • BOONE RETIREMENT CTR INC (Nursing Home, 1623 ANTHONY ST)
  • COLUMBIA HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1801 TOWNE DRIVE)
  • COLUMBIA HOUSE HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, 1801 TOWNE DRIVE)
  • COLUMBIA MANOR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 2012 NIFONG BOULEVARD)
  • LENOIR HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 3300 NEW HAVEN ROAD)
  • MESA HILLS NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 300 PORTLAND)
  • NEIGHBORHOODS REHAB AND SKILLED NURSING BY TIGERPLAC (Nursing Home, 3003 FALLING LEAF COURT)
  • PARKSIDE MANOR (Nursing Home, 1201 HUNT AVENUE)
  • REGIONAL CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 300 PORTLAND ST)
  • SOUTH HAMPTON PLACE (Nursing Home, 4700 BRANDON WOODS)

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Local government website: www.ci.columbia.mo.us

Colleges/Universities in Columbia:

  • University of Missouri-Columbia (Full-time enrollment: 26,553; Location: 105 Jesse Hall; Public; Website: www.missouri.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Columbia College (FT enrollment: 8,442; Location: 1001 Rogers Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.ccis.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Stephens College (FT enrollment: 999; Location: 1200 E Broadway; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.stephens.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Cosmetology Concepts Institute (FT enrollment: 55; Location: 1611 Burlington Street Suite A; Private, for-profit; Website: www.cosmetology-concepts.com)
  • Columbia Area Vocational Technical School (FT enrollment: 38; Location: 4203 S Providence Rd; Public; Website: www.career-center.org)
  • University of Missouri-Systems Office (Location: 321 University Hall; Public; Website: www.umsystem.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Columbia:

  • Lincoln University (about 29 miles; Jefferson City, MO; Full-time enrollment: 2,172)
  • Moberly Area Community College (about 34 miles; Moberly, MO; FT enrollment: 2,714)
  • State Fair Community College (about 54 miles; Sedalia, MO; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology (about 76 miles; Rolla, MO; FT enrollment: 5,765)
  • University of Central Missouri (about 77 miles; Warrensburg, MO; FT enrollment: 7,698)
  • East Central College (about 83 miles; Union, MO; FT enrollment: 2,137)
  • Truman State University (about 87 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,595)

Public high schools in Columbia:

Private high schools in Columbia:

  • CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP SCHOOL (Students: 295; Location: 4600 CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • COLUMBIA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL (Students: 200; Location: 1200 E BROADWAY; Grades: KG - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Columbia:

Private elementary/middle schools in Columbia:

  • COLUMBIA CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 611; Location: 817 BERNADETTE DR; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CHRISTIAN CHAPEL ACADEMY (Students: 179; Location: 3300 S PROVIDENCE RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 94; Location: 2201 W ROLLINS RD; Grades: KG - 7)
  • CHILDRENS HOUSE MONTESSORI OF COLUMBIA (Students: 72; Location: 915 MARYLAND AVE; Grades: PK - 1)
  • APPLE SCHOOL (Students: 60; Location: 5155 PROVIDENCE RD S; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ISLAMIC SCHOOL OF COLUMBIA-MISSOURI (Students: 50; Location: 408 LOCUST ST; Grades: PK - 5)
  • COLUMBIA SDA JUNIOR ACADEMY (Students: 42; Location: 1114 COLLEGE PARK DR; Grades: KG - 9)
  • STEPHENS COLLEGE CHILDRENS SCHOOL (Students: 41; Location: 1400 WINDSOR ST; Grades: UG - UG)
See full list of schools located in Columbia, School District: COLUMBIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Library in Columbia:

  • DANIEL BOONE REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $8,297,629; Location: 100 WEST BROADWAY; 469,663 books; 22,678 e-books; 39,949 audio materials; 16,435 video materials; 21 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 925 print serial subscriptions; 11 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • The library is no longer on Park Deville Drive; it returned to 100 West Broadway when construction was completed a few years ago.
  • FM Stations addition: KPOW 97.7 FM Sedalia, Mo Owner: Matthewson Broadcasting Sedalia Missouri genre: Classic Rock 100,000Watts

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Notable locations in Columbia: Sanborn Field and Soil Erosion Plots (A), Columbia Country Club (B), Columbia Plaza (C), Broadway Center (D), Crossroads West (E), Eastgate Plaza (F), Parkade Plaza (G), Columbia Fire Department Station 2 (H), Columbia Fire Department Station 3 (I), Columbia Fire Department Station 4 (J), Columbia Fire Department Station 5 (K), Columbia Fire Department Station 6 (L), Columbia Fire Department Station 7 (M), Columbia Fire Department Station 8 (N), Lenoir Home (O), Columbia Fire Department Headquarters (P), Department of Conservation Regional Fire Office Central (Q), Boone County Fire Protection District Station 14 (R), Columbia Fire Department Training Academy (S), Missouri University Fire and Rescue Training Institute (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Forum Shopping Center (1), Rock Bridge Shopping Center (2), Biscayne Mall (3), Columbia Mall (4), North County Shopping Center (5), Whitegate Shopping Center (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Columbia include: Emmanuel Church (A), Fairview Church (B), Sugar Grove Church (C), Broadway Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Jewell Cemetery (1), Memorial Park Cemetery (2), Antioch Cemetery (3), Hinkson Creek Cemetery (4), Columbia Cemetery (5), Fairview Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Moores Lake (A), Shady Lake (B), Hulen Lake (C), Waters Edge Estates Lake (D), Stephens Lake (E), Lower Municipal Golf Course Lake (F), Fairview Lake (G), Cedar Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hinkson Creek (A), Hominy Branch (B), County House Branch (C), Goose Creek (D), Grindstone Creek (E), Goodin Branch (F), Merideth Branch (G), Flat Branch (H), Scotts Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Columbia include: Kiwanis Park (1), Cosmo Park (2), Stephens Park (3), Nickell Park (4), Memorial Stadium (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation (Historical Places & Services; 65 McReynolds Hall) (1), Historic Preservation Consulting (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 811 Cherry Street) (2), Brown Amusement & Vending Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 4507 Interstate 70 Drive Southeast) (3), Amf Bowling Centers (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1508 North Providence Road) (4), Amf Town & Country Lanes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1508 North Providence Road) (5), Fearfest (Amusement & Theme Parks; 6399 Highway 40 West) (6), Gunthers Games (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1106 East Broadway) (7), EZ Steel Buildings (4300 Chrstn Flwshp Road) (8), Balloon Stormers (4300 Christian Fellowship) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Churchill's (2200 Interstate 70 Drive Southwest) (1), Columbia Super 8 Motel (3216 Clark Ln) (2), Arrow Head Motel LLC (1411 Business Loop 70 East) (3), Atrium Lounge (2200 Interstate 70 Drive Southwest) (4), Motel 6 (1800 Interstate 70 Drive Southwest) (5), Deluxe Inn (2112 Business Loop 70 East) (6), Columbia Dome Hotel (1612 N Providence Rd) (7), Hampton Inn Columbia- MO (3410 Clark Lane) (8), Comfort Suites (1010 Business Loop 70 East) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service (601 Business Loop 70 West) (1), Boone County - Circuit Court Offices- Joint Communication (1 South 1st) (2), Boone County - Administrative Offices- Circuit Court Offices- Public Administrator Connie Hen (701 East Walnut Street) (3), Boone - Administrative Offices- Circuit Court Office- General Court Informa (705 East Walnut Street) (4), Boone County - Circuit Court Offices- Public Works- Administrative Off (701 East Walnut Street) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Boone County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI  Pb  SO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

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
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:

BOONE CO CONS PWSD #1 (Address: 1500 N 7TH ST , Population served: 19500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-12-1999), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-12-1999), St Public Notif received (JUL-26-1999)
BOONE CO PWSD #9 (Population served: 10800, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon & U
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon & U. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2004 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2004 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon & U. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2006)
  • 20 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
BON GOR LAKE ESTATES (Address: 1501 VANDIVER DR #88 , Population served: 450, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-19-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-19-2003), St Public Notif received (DEC-15-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-07-2003), St Public Notif received (FEB-19-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-05-2000), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-05-2000), St Public Notif received (AUG-10-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-03-1999), St Public Notif requested (DEC-03-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and OCT-09-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (AUG-18-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (OCT-09-2000)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • 41 regular monitoring violations
TARA CONDOMINIUMS (Address: 310 TIGER LN SUITE 4 , Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • COLUMBIA (Address: PO BOX 6015, Population served: 90968, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.6%

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  49.7%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.4%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Columbia, MO

People in group quarters in Columbia in 2010:

  • 7,387 people in college/university student housing
  • 624 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 176 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 136 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 93 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 82 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 79 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 63 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 55 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 42 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 22 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 21 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 20 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Columbia in 2000:

  • 7,467 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 549 people in nursing homes
  • 241 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 82 people in other group homes
  • 43 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 29 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 21 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 17 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 17 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 8 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Columbia compared to Missouri state average:

Columbia, Missouri environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Arenas or stadiums:

  • Faurot Field. Capacity: 62,000. Missouri Tigers.
  • Mizzou Arena. University of Missouri.

Banks with most branches in Columbia (2011 data):

  • The Boone County National Bank of Columbia: 12 branches. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,355.7 mil, Deposits: $1,121.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Central Bancompany
  • Commerce Bank: 9 branches. Info updated 2011/07/07: Bank assets: $20,493.6 mil, Deposits: $16,805.3 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 206 total offices, Holding Company: Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
  • Landmark Bank, National Association: 8 branches. Info updated 2011/09/28: Bank assets: $1,675.9 mil, Deposits: $1,490.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 38 total offices, Holding Company: Landrum Company
  • U.S. Bank National Association: University Of Missouri - Columbia, Columbia-Business Loop, Columbia East Broadway Branch, Columbia Forum Boulevard. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • First State Community Bank: Columbia - Clark Lane Banking Center, Columbia - Bethel Banking Center, Columbia-Fifth Street Branch. Info updated 2011/01/03: Bank assets: $1,303.2 mil, Deposits: $1,092.4 mil, headquarters in Farmington, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 34 total offices, Holding Company: First State Bancshares, Inc.
  • The Callaway Bank: Lake Of The Woods Branch, Broadway Branch, Chapel Hill Road Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $284.8 mil, Deposits: $235.7 mil, headquarters in Fulton, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Callaway Security Banks, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Columbia Paris Road Branch, Providence Facility, Bernadette Drive Branch. 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
  • Bank of America, National Association: South Facility Branch, Columbia West Facility Branch, Columbia Downtown 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
  • Providence Bank: Columbia Branch at 8 North 5th Street, branch established on 2008/12/30; at 3855 Forum Boulevard, branch established on 1888/07/08. Info updated 2010/10/18: Bank assets: $670.4 mil, Deposits: $564.2 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Linco Bancshares, Inc.
  • 21 other banks with 21 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Columbia, Missouri:

  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1900 1-70 Dr SW, Columbia, MO 65203 , Phone: (573) 445-8511, Fax: (573) 445-7991
  • Ramada Inn-columbia, 1100 Vandiver Dr, Columbia, MO 65202 , Phone: (573) 449-0051, Fax: (573) 874-8963
  • Baymont Inn & Suites-columbia, 2500 I-70 Dr SW, Columbia, MO 65201 , Phone: (573) 445-1899
  • Campus Inn, 1112 Stadium Dr, Columbia, MO 65201 , Phone: (573) 449-2731, Fax: (573) 449-6691
  • Drury Inn Columbia, 1000 Knipp St, Columbia, MO 65203 , Phone: (573) 445-1800, Fax: (573) 445-1800
  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 801 Keene St, Columbia, MO 65201 , Phone: (573) 449-4422, Fax: (573) 442-1110
  • Super 8, 3216 Clark Ln, Columbia, MO 65202 , Phone: (573) 474-8488, Fax: (573) 474-4180
  • The Gathering Place B&B, 606 S College Ave, Columbia, MO 65201 , Phone: (573) 815-0606
  • 29 other hotels and motels
All 37 fire-safe hotels and motels in Columbia, Missouri

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 (66%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 40.94%
Here40.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)United Methodist ChurchLutheran Church
Adherents28.1%17.1%11.0%9.8%3.5%
Congregations20.9%3.9%9.3%10.9%3.1%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAssemblies of GodAmerican Baptist Churches in the USALDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents3.1%3.0%2.3%2.3%19.8%
Congregations3.9%3.9%2.3%3.1%38.8%
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: 22
This county:

1.45 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Boone County:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 70
Boone County:

4.60 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 153
Boone County:

10.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.1%
State:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.7%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Boone County:

15.3%
Missouri:

13.5%

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 47$154,230$39,3789$12,918
Other Government Administration 126$537,243$51,16621$35,823
Judicial and Legal 17$62,335$44,0015$9,459
Police Protection - Officers 162$658,190$48,7559$9,394
Police - Other 17$54,372$38,38024$13,887
Firefighters 130$497,325$45,9074$2,793
Fire - Other 5$24,827$59,5850$0
Streets and Highways 35$110,661$37,9418$13,084
Airports 16$56,227$42,1701$521
Health 50$171,594$41,18321$40,169
Solid Waste Management 85$230,426$32,53156$81,565
Sewerage 64$206,073$38,63914$23,997
Parks and Recreation 78$257,160$39,563252$108,158
Housing and Community Development(Local) 12$49,899$49,8990$0
Water Supply 51$178,740$42,0567$9,359
Electric Power 135$547,509$48,66715$26,572
Transit 34$94,265$33,27044$74,635
Other and Unallocable 86$260,484$36,34724$23,700
Totals for Government 1,150$4,151,560$43,321514$486,034

Columbia government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $15,547,000 ($137.31)
    General - Other: $13,737,000 ($121.32)
    Sewerage: $6,693,000 ($59.11)
    Water Utilities: $2,679,000 ($23.66)
    Air Transportation: $1,216,000 ($10.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $896,000 ($7.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $289,000 ($2.55)
    Parking Facilities: $108,000 ($0.95)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $61,525,000 ($543.39)
    Police Protection: $16,171,000 ($142.82)
    Local Fire Protection: $10,595,000 ($93.57)
    Water Utilities: $10,592,000 ($93.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,839,000 ($86.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,661,000 ($85.33)
    General - Other: $8,663,000 ($76.51)
    Sewerage: $5,841,000 ($51.59)
    Regular Highways: $5,493,000 ($48.51)
    Health - Other: $4,369,000 ($38.59)
    Transit Utilities: $3,127,000 ($27.62)
    Central Staff Services: $2,866,000 ($25.31)
    Financial Administration: $2,780,000 ($24.55)
    Air Transportation: $1,269,000 ($11.21)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,168,000 ($10.32)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,036,000 ($9.15)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $903,000 ($7.98)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $813,000 ($7.18)
    Parking Facilities: $728,000 ($6.43)
    Gas Utilities: $313,000 ($2.76)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,980,000 ($17.49)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $70,708,000 ($624.49)
    Benefit Payments: $5,120,000 ($45.22)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,246,000 ($19.84)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $3,334,000 ($29.45)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $196,000 ($1.73)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $43,964,000 ($388.29)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,525,000 ($13.47)

Columbia government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $11,287,000 ($99.69)
    Sewerage: $8,596,000 ($75.92)
    All Other: $5,011,000 ($44.26)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,905,000 ($34.49)
    Parking Facilities: $1,642,000 ($14.50)
    Air Transportation: $588,000 ($5.19)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $6,596,000 ($58.26)
    From Parent Local Government: $4,049,000 ($35.76)
    Local Employee Contribution: $1,288,000 ($11.38)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,854,000 ($16.37)
    Transit Utilities: $834,000 ($7.37)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,291,000 ($29.07)
    Highways: $1,239,000 ($10.94)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $9,259,000 ($81.78)
    Interest Earnings: $5,263,000 ($46.48)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,570,000 ($13.87)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,424,000 ($12.58)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $83,317,000 ($735.85)
    Water Utilities: $13,543,000 ($119.61)
    Transit Utilities: $799,000 ($7.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,532,000 ($31.19)
    All Other: $1,625,000 ($14.35)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $35,593,000 ($314.36)
    Property: $8,585,000 ($75.82)
    Public Utilities Sales: $4,645,000 ($41.02)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,514,000 ($13.37)
    Other License: $766,000 ($6.77)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $698,000 ($6.16)

Columbia government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $125,274,000 ($1106.42)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $123,440,000 ($1090.22)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,464,000 ($286.72)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,630,000 ($270.52)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,206,000 ($28.32)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,875,000 ($25.39)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $331,000 ($2.92)

Columbia government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,183,000 ($293.07)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $121,685,000 ($1074.72)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,253,000 ($64.06)

9.85% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,372 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.85%
Missouri average:

7.87%

0.52% of residents moved from foreign countries ($307 average AGI)
Boone County:

0.52%
Missouri average:

0.11%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from St. Louis County, MO  0.53% ($30,915 average AGI)
from Callaway County, MO  0.43% ($30,392)
from Cole County, MO  0.37% ($32,241)


8.45% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,950 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.45%
Missouri average:

7.66%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($215 average AGI)
Boone County:

0.09%
Missouri average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to St. Louis County, MO  0.56% ($32,191 average AGI)
to Jackson County, MO  0.43% ($28,655)
to Callaway County, MO  0.40% ($32,769)

Strongest AM radio stations in Columbia:

  • KFRU (1400 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: COLUMBIA AM, INC.)
  • KTGR (1580 AM; 0 kW; COLUMBIA, MO)
  • KWOS (950 AM; 5 kW; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KLIK (1240 AM; 5 kW; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: PREMIER RADIO GROUP)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KRMS (1150 AM; 10 kW; OSAGE BEACH, MO; Owner: VIPER COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KFAL (900 AM; 1 kW; FULTON, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KWRT (1370 AM; 1 kW; BOONVILLE, MO; Owner: BIG COUNTRY OF MISSOURI, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHMO (1070 AM; 5 kW; HANNIBAL, MO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Columbia:

  • K280EJ (103.9 FM; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: GOOD NEWS PUBLISHERS, INC.)
  • KBXR (102.3 FM; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: FT. SMITH FM, INC.)
  • KWWC-FM (90.5 FM; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: STEPHENS COLLEGE)
  • KPLA (101.5 FM; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: COLUMBIA FM, INC.)
  • KBIA (91.3 FM; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • KCOU (88.1 FM; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MI)
  • KCMQ (96.7 FM; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • K276DI (103.1 FM; COLUMBIA, ETC., MO; Owner: LIGHT WAVES, INC.)
  • KOQL (106.1 FM; ASHLAND, MO; Owner: MID-MISSOURI BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTXY (106.9 FM; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KWWR (95.7 FM; MEXICO, MO; Owner: KXEO RADIO, INC.)
  • KOPN (89.5 FM; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: NEW WAVE CORPORATION)
  • KCLR-FM (99.3 FM; BOONVILLE, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KWRT-FM (93.1 FM; BOONVILLE, MO; Owner: BIG COUNTRY OF MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KSSZ (93.9 FM; FAYETTE, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KMFC (92.1 FM; CENTRALIA, MO; Owner: THE CLAIR GROUP)
  • KRES (104.7 FM; MOBERLY, MO; Owner: KWIX, INC)
  • KBBM (100.1 FM; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: PREMIER RADIO GROUP)
  • KJLU (88.9 FM; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: LINCOLN UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • KATI (94.3 FM; CALIFORNIA, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Columbia:

  • K02NQ (Channel 2; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF COLUMBIA, LLC)
  • K11SN (Channel 11; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: RICHARD E. KOENIG)
  • K56AU (Channel 56; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KOMU-TV (Channel 8; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • K32FH (Channel 32; WARRENSBURG, MO; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)
  • KMIZ (Channel 17; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF COLUMBIA, LLC)
  • K43EU (Channel 43; ST LOUIS, MO; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)
  • K41OI (Channel 41; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KMOS-TV (Channel 6; SEDALIA, MO; Owner: BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KNLJ (Channel 25; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KRCG (Channel 13; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: MEL WHEELER INC.)

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: 121
Total length: 896 meters (2,940ft)
Total costs: $8,687,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,563,146
Total average daily truck traffic: 279,959

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 5
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 23
  • 1960-1969: 9
  • 1970-1979: 15
  • 1980-1989: 26
  • 1990-1999: 24
  • 2000-2009: 13
  • 2010-2012: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Columbia, MO

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Columbia)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 204 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Columbia, MO)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 79 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 50 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 395 (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: 146 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 13 full and 8 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 ORIGINATED336$139,447590$152,0562,000$152,40393$100,92210$1,033,019248$146,5807$36,084
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$109,79735$146,956125$153,17112$36,7170$08$132,7783$43,973
APPLICATIONS DENIED28$137,79952$117,163298$163,76630$54,6093$184,66731$138,6546$37,643
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN37$126,65167$151,638368$150,77215$86,8451$2,930,00024$119,6101$42,190
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$102,6654$143,54377$177,9422$28,6900$03$144,3130$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 21 tracts in Columbia, MO

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED128$148,444126$168,3340$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED22$175,24128$169,3381$182,510
APPLICATIONS DENIED19$118,5319$163,2812$94,035
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$119,9946$153,6570$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$136,1033$100,4630$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 345
  • Hazardous Condition: 399
  • Service Call: 41
  • Good Intent Call: 35

Incident types - Columbia


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

Most common first names in Columbia, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary54180.1 years
William46474.4 years
James41371.6 years
John39673.6 years
Robert33972.2 years
Charles25375.4 years
Helen20879.9 years
Dorothy19978.4 years
George19377.2 years
Ruth17982.0 years
Most common last names in Columbia, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith17975.3 years
Johnson15476.2 years
Brown13675.5 years
Williams13576.1 years
Jones12176.4 years
Turner10976.3 years
Miller9977.8 years
Davis9673.7 years
Martin8673.0 years
Nichols7974.5 years
Businesses in Columbia, MO
NameCountNameCount
AMF Bowling1Long John Silver's1
AT&T5Lowe's1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Macy's1
Ace Hardware2Marriott2
Aeropostale1Marshalls1
American Eagle Outfitters1MasterBrand Cabinets17
Ann Taylor1Maurices1
Applebee's2McDonald's7
Arby's2Men's Wearhouse1
Ashley Furniture1Menards1
AutoZone1Motel 62
BMW1Motherhood Maternity2
Baskin-Robbins2New Balance7
Bath & Body Works1New York & Co1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike27
Big O Tires2Office Depot1
Blockbuster2Old Navy1
Burger King3Olive Garden1
Caribou Coffee2Outback1
Casual Male XL1Outback Steakhouse1
Chico's1Pac Sun1
Chipotle2Panera Bread3
Chuck E. Cheese's1Papa John's Pizza2
Church's Chicken1Payless2
Cold Stone Creamery1Penske1
Coldwater Creek1PetSmart1
Comfort Suites1Pier 1 Imports1
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut4
Curves2Quality1
DHL2Quiznos2
Dairy Queen3RadioShack2
Days Inn1Ramada2
Deb1Red Lobster1
Decora Cabinetry8Red Roof Inn1
Dennys1Ruby Tuesday2
Domino's Pizza4Rue211
Econo Lodge1SAS Shoes1
Eddie Bauer1SONIC Drive-In6
Express1Sam's Club1
Extended Stay America1Sears2
Fashion Bug1Sephora1
FedEx33Shoe Carnival1
Finish Line1Slumberland1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Spencer Gifts1
Foot Locker1Sprint Nextel4
GNC2Staples1
GameStop2Starbucks5
Gap1Steak 'n Shake2
Goodwill2Subway11
Gymboree1Super 83
H&R Block6T-Mobile7
Hardee's3T.G.I. Driday's1
Hobby Lobby1Taco Bell6
Holiday Inn4Talbots1
Hollister Co.1Target1
Home Depot1The Room Place1
Hot Topic1Toys"R"Us1
Houlihan's1Travelodge1
IHOP1U-Haul5
JCPenney1U.S. Cellular3
Jimmy John's2UPS25
JoS. A. Bank1Vans2
Jones New York3Verizon Wireless1
Journeys1Victoria's Secret1
KFC3Waffle House2
Kohl's1Walgreens2
Kroger3Walmart3
La Quinta1Wendy's2
La-Z-Boy2Wet Seal1
Lane Bryant1White Castle1
LensCrafters1Wingate1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1
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Columbia on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 100 fastest growing cities from 2000 to 2008 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Gregory J. Della Rocca (57)
  • Russell A. Potterfield (29)
  • Ali Adel Hussam (20)
  • Charles E. Tharp (15)
  • Shubhra Gangopadhyay (14)
  • Keshab Gangopadhyay (13)
  • Galen J. Suppes (13)
  • Tim Kinney (11)
  • Yan-Jiang Zhou (10)
  • Jordan Bowles (10)

Total of 587 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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