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Population in 2012: 137 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.1%
 

Males: 66  (48.7%)
Females: 71  (51.3%)

Median resident age:  51.0 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip code: 57433

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,555 (it was $23,125 in 2000)
Columbia:

$29,555
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $31,795

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $51,733 (it was $31,900 in 2000)
Columbia:

$51,733
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $50,372; Detached houses: $53,371; Mobile homes: $30,710

Median gross rent in 2012: $530.

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  • White alone - 133 (97.8%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (2.2%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Columbia: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (37.4%), Irish (11.5%), Norwegian (7.2%), English (6.5%), Danish (5.0%), Welsh (5.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 3/12/1885

Elevation: 1304 feet

Land area: 1.58 square miles.

Population density: 87 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Columbia:

  • High school or higher: 93.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbia city:

  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 45.2%
  • Separated: 7.8%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

5 residents are foreign born (4.4% Europe).

This city:  4.4%
South Dakota:  2.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $950 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $600 (1.4%)

Columbia satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (113.0 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (249.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (591.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Westport, SD (3.1 miles) , Bath, SD (3.1 miles) , Bath Corner, SD (3.2 miles) , Aberdeen, SD (3.6 miles ), Claremont, SD (3.9 miles) , Groton, SD (3.9 miles ), Frederick, SD (4.2 miles ), Hecla, SD (4.5 miles ).

Latitude: 45.61 N, Longitude: 98.31 W

Area code: 605

Columbia household income distribution Columbia home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.0%
South Dakota:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +7 (+5.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (31%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Finance and insurance (27%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (24%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Child care workers (8%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (22%)
  • Business operations specialists (9%)
  • Other financial specialists (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (9%)
  • Customer service representatives (9%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6%)


Average climate in Columbia, South Dakota

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Tornado activity:

Columbia-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 32% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/23/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.4 miles away from the Columbia city center .

On 6/23/2002, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.1 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

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

On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 97.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 71.0 miles away from Columbia center
On 11/21/2003 at 01:09:11, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/26/2002 at 08:32:17, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Brown County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Columbia topographic map

Birthplace of: Kermit Wahl - Baseball player, Paul Dennert - Politician.


Hospitals/medical centers near Columbia:

  • AVERA MOTHER JOSEPH MANOR RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ABERDEEN, SD)
  • MOTHER JOSEPH MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ABERDEEN, SD)
  • AVERA ST LUKES HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; ABERDEEN, SD)

Political contributions by individuals in Columbia, SD

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Columbia:

  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 114 miles; Moorhead, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,740)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 115 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 11,679)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 115 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 5,882)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 117 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 3,462)
  • South Dakota State University (about 117 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 9,084)
  • University of Mary (about 140 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,016)
  • Bismarck State College (about 147 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,710)

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Notable location: Columbia Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: K L Cabin Restaurant & Motel (11 South Bdwy Street).

 
Brown County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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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


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.9%
(24.5% for White Non-Hispanic 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:  1.9 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  55.7%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.7%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Columbia, SD

Columbia compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Columbia (2011 data):

  • First State Bank of Claremont: Columbia Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1953/09/01. Info updated 2008/07/23: Bank assets: $51.0 mil, Deposits: $43.8 mil, headquarters in Groton, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 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:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (64%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 85.54%
Here85.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchSalvation Army
Adherents34.5%26.3%10.2%7.7%4.7%
Congregations7.8%18.8%12.5%12.5%1.6%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodOther
Adherents2.7%2.3%1.7%1.4%8.5%
Congregations1.6%4.7%3.1%1.6%35.9%
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: 6
This county:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Brown County:

4.55 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Brown County:

6.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.0%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.6%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Brown County:

16.7%
South Dakota:

14.9%

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
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$682
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$770
Totals for Government 0$0 7$1,452


5.87% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,736 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.87%
South Dakota average:

8.40%

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 Spink County, SD  0.32% ($24,800 average AGI)
from Edmunds County, SD  0.30% ($48,810)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.29% ($27,975)


6.29% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,256 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
South Dakota average:

8.34%

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 Minnehaha County, SD  0.65% ($29,670 average AGI)
to Pennington County, SD  0.24% ($24,455)
to Codington County, SD  0.23% ($29,406)

Strongest AM radio stations in Columbia:

  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSDN (930 AM; 5 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGIM (1420 AM; 1 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: PHEASANT COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KDDR (1220 AM; 1 kW; OAKES, ND)

Strongest FM radio stations in Columbia:

  • KBFO (106.7 FM; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSDN-FM (94.1 FM; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KDSD-FM (90.9 FM; PIERPONT, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • K253AB (98.5 FM; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNBZ (97.7 FM; REDFIELD, SD; Owner: PHEASANT COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K219CM (91.7 FM; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: S.D. BR OF DIR FOR EDUCTNL TELECOMMS)
  • K211CU (90.1 FM; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Columbia:

  • KABY-TV (Channel 9; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KDSD-TV (Channel 16; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KDLO-TV (Channel 3; FLORENCE, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • K24DT (Channel 24; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • K35FJ (Channel 35; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K39CZ (Channel 39; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)


FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 9.6 Mi N (Lat: 45.758028 Lon: -98.308722), Structure height: 43 m, Call Sign: WPBP603
    Assigned Frequencies: 861.937 MHz, 862.937 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/27/2007, Expiration Date: 02/04/2018, Cancellation Date: 08/21/2009, Certifier: Karen A Garth
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 2001 Edmund Halley Drive, Reston, VA 20191, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4035

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 39652 124th St (Lat: 45.589111 Lon: -98.289889), Call Sign: WQLH759
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.670 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/25/2010, Expiration Date: 01/25/2020, Certifier: Cody Roettele
    Registrant: Dakota Electronics, 423 Brown County 19 South, Aberdeen, SD 57401, Phone: (605) 225-1672, Fax: (605) 225-1673, Email:


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