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Population in 2012: 10,381 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.7%
 

Males: 4,961  (47.8%)
Females: 5,420  (52.2%)

Median resident age:  38.9 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 17512.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,787 (it was $32,385 in 2000)
Columbia:

$37,787
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,593

Columbia borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $103,063 (it was $74,500 in 2000)
Columbia:

$103,063
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $116,939; Detached houses: $153,537; Townhouses or other attached units: $95,302; In 2-unit structures: $141,283; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $154,573; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $206,448; Mobile homes: $17,335

Median gross rent in 2012: $710.

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  • White alone - 8,574 (82.3%)
  • Hispanic - 1,143 (11.0%)
  • Black alone - 368 (3.5%)
  • Two or more races - 204 (2.0%)
  • Asian alone - 93 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 31 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Columbia: 96.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (32.6%), Irish (11.3%), United States (8.4%), English (4.6%), Italian (3.9%), Polish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/25/1814

Elevation: 300 feet

Land area: 2.44 square miles.

Population density: 4,256 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Columbia:

  • High school or higher: 80.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbia borough:

  • Never married: 32.1%
  • Now married: 44.9%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

468 residents are foreign born (0.8% Latin America).

This borough:  4.5%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Columbia, Pennsylvania as of August 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Columbia to the number of sex offenders is 649 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,472 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,341 (2.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lancaster, PA (10.2 miles , pop. 56,348).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (50.6 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (71.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Wrightsville borough, PA (1.4 miles ), Washington Boro, PA (1.8 miles ), Mountville borough, PA (1.9 miles ), Marietta borough, PA (1.9 miles ), East Prospect borough, PA (2.1 miles ), Maytown, PA (2.3 miles ), Mount Joy borough, PA (2.3 miles ), Salunga, PA (2.5 miles ).

Latitude: 40.03 N, Longitude: 76.50 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,959 (-18.8%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 792 (17.1%)

Area code: 717

Columbia household income distribution Columbia home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Columbia by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000001000101
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.09.90.00.00.09.90.09.5
Rapes 7231402481324
per 100,000 65.219.429.09.739.10.019.839.979.810.029.719.238.1
Robberies 1112181215158541010136
per 100,000 102.4116.3173.8117.0146.6147.479.249.839.9100.098.9124.657.1
Assaults 161526434420221515118810
per 100,000 148.9145.4251.0419.1429.9196.5217.8149.5149.7110.079.176.795.2
Burglaries 39435073656465455956546779
per 100,000 363.0416.8482.8711.5635.1628.8643.5448.5588.6559.9533.8642.2752.3
Thefts 163149161233244218176174176180155233208
per 100,000 1517.31444.41554.52271.02384.02141.91742.41734.11756.01799.81532.22233.31980.8
Auto thefts 241829442519231714118199
per 100,000 223.4174.5280.0428.8244.3186.7227.7169.4139.7110.079.1182.185.7
Arson 2102121100120
per 100,000 18.69.70.019.59.819.79.910.00.00.09.919.20.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 226.8188.9255.4315.9335.7238.9247.0200.0239.1188.5203.1227.1235.0

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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: 19 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.52
Pennsylvania average:

2.59

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

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.5%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -541 (-5.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (12%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Columbia-area historical tornado activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 78% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/5/1952, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.2 miles away from the Columbia borough center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/14/2004, a category F3 tornado 17.6 miles away from the borough center caused $18 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Columbia-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 67% 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 31.8 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 32.9 miles away from Columbia center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 83.4 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 15.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 63.8 miles away from Columbia center
On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 80.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lancaster County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Columbia topographic map

Birthplace of: John W. Woolley - Mormon fundamentalist leader, Stephen Atkins Swails - Union Army officer, Thomas Welsh (general) - Union Army general, Jack Kiefer - Professional golfer, Amelia Reynolds Long - Science fiction writer, John Knox MacArthur - World War I flying ace, Suzanne Westenhoefer - Comedian.

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Columbia: Chester S. Furman.


Hospitals/medical centers in Columbia:

  • LANCASTER GENERAL HOSPITAL SUSQUEHANNA (Hospital, provides emergency services, 631 POPLAR STREET)
  • ST ANNE'S RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, 3952 COLUMBIA AVENUE)
  • SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 745 CHIQUES HILL ROAD)

Political contributions by individuals in Columbia, PA

Airports located in Columbia:

Amtrak stations near Columbia:

  • 6 miles: MOUNT JOY (DELTA & HENRY STS.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 11 miles: ELIZABETHTOWN (WILSON AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 11 miles: LANCASTER (53 MCGOVERN AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

College/University in Columbia:

  • NAWCC School of Horology (Full-time enrollment: 19; Location: 514 Poplar St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.horology.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Columbia:

  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania (about 9 miles; Millersville, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,966)
  • Franklin and Marshall College (about 11 miles; Lancaster, PA; FT enrollment: 2,127)
  • York College Pennsylvania (about 15 miles; York, PA; FT enrollment: 4,643)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (about 18 miles; Middletown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,416)
  • Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg (about 28 miles; Harrisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • Messiah College (about 28 miles; Grantham, PA; FT enrollment: 2,732)
  • Lincoln University of Pennsylvania (about 34 miles; Lincoln University, PA; FT enrollment: 2,441)

Public high schools in Columbia:

Private elementary/middle schools in Columbia:

  • OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS SCHOOL (Students: 212; Location: 215 UNION ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • LITTLE PEOPLE DAY CARE (Students: 14; Location: 780 CHICKIES HILL RD; Grades: KG - KG)
See full list of schools located in Columbia, School District: COLUMBIA BOROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Columbia:

  • COLUMBIA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $122,089; Location: 24 SOUTH SIXTH ST; 26,802 books; 30 e-books; 932 audio materials; 799 video materials; 18 local licensed databases; 41 state licensed databases; 51 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Columbia: Columbia 1 Fire Department Station 8 - 1 / Columbia Quick Response Service 8 (A), Columbia Consolidated Fire Department Station 8 - 7 (B), Susquehanna Fire and Rescue Company 4 Station 8 - 4 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Columbia include: Cookman Church (A), First English Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Trinity Cemetery (1), Laurel Hill Cemetery (2), Mount Bethel Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Strickler Run (A), Shawnee Run (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Columbia: Glatfelter Memorial Field (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Four Seasons Motel (3920 Columbia Avenue).

 
Lancaster 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  PM10 PM2.5 Pb 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.0. This is about average.
City:

32.0
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.234. This is significantly better than average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.234
U.S.:

0.334
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
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 11.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.2
U.S.:

9.4
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
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:

COLUMBIA WATER CO (Population served: 21500, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Carbon, Total-Organic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-04-2006), St Consent Decree/Judgement (MAY-04-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Carbon, Total-Organic. Follow-up actions: St Consent Decree/Judgement (NOV-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-15-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and JUL-10-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2000)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.1%
(18.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.5% for Black residents, 42.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 43.1% for other race residents, 45.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This borough:  2.4 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  59.1%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  9.9%
Whole state:  6.6%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Columbia, PA

People in group quarters in Columbia in 2010:

  • 159 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 36 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Columbia in 2000:

  • 197 people in nursing homes
  • 9 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally ill

Columbia compared to Pennsylvania state average:

Columbia, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Columbia (2011 data):

  • Union Community Bank FSB: Columbia Branch at 921 Lancaster Avenue, branch established on 1992/10/19; Columbia Branch at 10 South 18th St, branch established on 2002/12/02. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $533.2 mil, Deposits: $454.9 mil, headquarters in Lancaster, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Columbia Branch at 345 Locust Street, branch established on 1967/01/30. 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
  • Susquehanna Bank: Central Savings Branch at 325 Locust Street, branch established on 1925/01/01. 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.
  • Northwest Savings Bank: Columbia Branch at 350 Locust Street, branch established on 1902/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $7,975.9 mil, Deposits: $5,985.6 mil, headquarters in Warren, PA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 172 total offices

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 (42%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (27%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Columbia borough (based on Lancaster County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.40%
Here48.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaMennonite Church USAUnited Church of Christ
Adherents20.7%13.8%11.6%8.7%6.2%
Congregations2.7%11.3%6.8%15.9%4.8%
NameOld Order AmishChurch of the BrethrenPresbyterian Church (USA)Old Order MennoniteOther
Adherents5.1%4.5%3.5%3.4%22.6%
Congregations18.4%3.5%2.6%5.0%29.0%
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: 106
Lancaster County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 31
Lancaster County:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 131
Lancaster County:

2.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 296
Here:

5.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Lancaster County:

27.4%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.1%
State:

11.5%

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 2$6,301$37,8060$0
Other Government Administration 6$20,342$40,6841$100
Judicial and Legal 0$0 7$700
Police Protection - Officers 20$96,584$57,9500$0
Police - Other 3$9,049$36,1968$5,632
Fire - Other 0$0 1$100
Streets and Highways 6$24,274$48,5480$0
Solid Waste Management 2$7,667$46,0020$0
Sewerage 7$26,475$45,3860$0
Other and Unallocable 2$7,585$45,5102$2,593
Totals for Government 48$198,277$49,56919$9,125


3.88% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($44,376 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.88%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($340 average AGI)
Lancaster County:

0.08%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Chester County, PA  0.40% ($45,518 average AGI)
from York County, PA  0.28% ($40,261)
from Berks County, PA  0.23% ($43,649)


3.61% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,892 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.61%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($413 average AGI)
Lancaster County:

0.06%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to York County, PA  0.28% ($39,474 average AGI)
to Dauphin County, PA  0.24% ($36,810)
to Chester County, PA  0.23% ($44,340)

Strongest AM radio stations in Columbia:

  • WVZN (1580 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBIA, PA; Owner: ESFUERZO DE UNION CRISTIANA)
  • WLAN (1390 AM; 5 kW; LANCASTER, PA)
  • WSBA (910 AM; 5 kW; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WOYK (1350 AM; 5 kW; YORK, PA; Owner: WOYK, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Columbia:

  • WLAN-FM (96.9 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WARM-FM (103.3 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W220BX (91.9 FM; MARIETTA, PA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WSOX (96.1 FM; RED LION, PA; Owner: LANCASTER-YORK BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WCAT-FM (106.7 FM; HERSHEY, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQXA-FM (105.7 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHBO (92.7 FM; STARVIEW, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJTL (90.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: CREATIVE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WDAC (94.5 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WTPA (93.5 FM; MECHANICSBURG, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYCR (98.5 FM; YORK-HANOVER, PA; Owner: RADIO HANOVER, INC.)
  • WRTL (90.7 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WGTY (107.7 FM; GETTYSBURG, PA; Owner: TIMES AND NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY)
  • WRVV (97.3 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W259AA (99.7 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WHKF (99.3 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFNM (89.1 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: FRANKLIN AND MARSHALL COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Columbia:

  • WPMT (Channel 43; YORK, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WGAL (Channel 8; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WGAL HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WGCB-TV (Channel 49; RED LION, PA; Owner: RED LION BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W23AY (Channel 23; YORK, PA; Owner: WIRELESS CABLE TV OF PA, INC.)
  • WITF-TV (Channel 33; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WHTM-TV (Channel 27; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: HARRISBURG TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHP-TV (Channel 21; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, 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: 22
Total length: 810 meters (2,657ft)
Total costs: $33,000
Total average daily traffic: 250,398
Total average daily truck traffic: 29,569

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 1
  • 1900-1909: 0
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 3
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 15
  • 1980-1989: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Columbia, PA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Columbia)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 183 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 2508T , Serial Number: 38-78A0819, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 01/05/1979
    Registrant (Individual): Jeffery C Hess, 1470 Habecker Rd, Columbia, PA 17512
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT DCO-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 47021 , Serial Number: L-5531, Year manufactured: 1943, Airworthiness Date: 08/17/1955
    Registrant (Individual): George G Lt Jg Mcginnes, 1020 Manor St, Columbia, PA 17512
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-11 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4851M , Serial Number: 11-367, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 04/11/1956
    Registrant (Individual): George G Mcginness, 1020 Manor St, Columbia, PA 17512
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 340A (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 800BC , Serial Number: 340A0232, Airworthiness Date: 01/18/1977
    Registrant (Corporation): N800bc LLC, 2372 Franklin Rd, Columbia, PA 17512
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BF (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 95023 , Serial Number: 9423, Year manufactured: 1946
    Registrant (Partnership): Aero Club Inc Columbia, 254 N 9th St, Columbia, PA 17512



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full 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 ORIGINATED69$100,08736$76,389125$98,32819$53,7372$157,00030$65,4670$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$97,2862$90,5007$96,2863$8,0000$00$01$87,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$98,3339$71,88954$104,85217$30,5881$10,00012$50,7501$57,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$88,0002$74,00044$111,9554$36,2500$03$56,0001$30,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$117,0000$05$114,2000$00$01$97,0000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0112.00 , 0113.00, 0114.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$78,0001$105,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$126,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0112.00 , 0113.00, 0114.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 288
  • Hazardous Condition: 143
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Columbia


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

Most common first names in Columbia, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary23581.3 years
John23275.2 years
William17974.9 years
Anna17283.3 years
Charles16873.0 years
Robert12071.2 years
Margaret11880.6 years
George11074.7 years
James10171.8 years
Elizabeth9981.7 years
Most common last names in Columbia, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10172.4 years
Miller5678.2 years
Kauffman4973.5 years
Myers4876.6 years
Kline3577.6 years
Snyder3080.8 years
Musser3079.9 years
Jones2975.6 years
Gable2879.5 years
Moore2874.3 years
Businesses in Columbia, PA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Kmart1
AutoZone1Kroger3
Blockbuster1Little Caesars Pizza1
Burger King1McDonald's1
CVS1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1Subway2
Domino's Pizza1T-Mobile1
Dunkin Donuts1U-Haul1
FedEx1UPS1
H&R Block1Wendy's1
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Richard James Long (6)
  • Peter Werner (4)
  • Sheldon Lynn Horst (4)
  • Harold J. Dubensky (3)
  • Heath E. Harrington (3)
  • Andrew Paul Strube (3)
  • Ian Joseph Derstler (3)
  • Michael T. Pham (2)
  • William Brian Griffin (2)
  • George Solomon (1)

Total of 49 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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