Columbia, Tennessee

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Population in 2013: 35,558 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.6%
 
Males: 16,585  (46.6%)
Females: 18,973  (53.4%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
Tennessee median age:  39.3 years

Zip codes: 37174, 38401.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,970 (it was $35,879 in 2000)
Columbia:

$31,970
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,874 (it was $18,004 in 2000)

Columbia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $109,262 (it was $86,400 in 2000)
Columbia:

$109,262
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $127,590; Detached houses: $134,416; Townhouses or other attached units: $132,650; In 2-unit structures: $174,912; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $96,697; Mobile homes: $42,320

Median gross rent in 2012: $650.

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  • White alone - 23,952 (68.9%)
  • Black alone - 7,276 (20.9%)
  • Hispanic - 2,698 (7.8%)
  • Two or more races - 611 (1.8%)
  • Asian alone - 217 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 31 (0.09%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Columbia: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (12.4%), English (12.0%), United States (10.5%), German (9.3%), French (2.2%), Scottish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1817

Elevation: 637 feet

Land area: 29.6 square miles.

Population density: 1,201 people per square mile   (low).

Columbia,TN real estate house value index trend

Columbia, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Columbia:

  • High school or higher: 83.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbia city:

  • Never married: 30.5%
  • Now married: 42.2%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 16.9%

1,535 residents are foreign born

This city:  4.4%
Tennessee:  4.5%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 112 registered sex offenders living in Columbia, Tennessee as of March 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Columbia to the number of sex offenders is 312 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $916 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,009 (0.9%)

Columbia satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Murfreesboro, TN (40.2 miles , pop. 68,816).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (40.6 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (432.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lower Rutherford Creek, TN (2.7 miles ), Fountain Heights, TN (2.9 miles ), Culleoka, TN (3.1 miles ), Mount Pleasant, TN (3.2 miles ), Upper Big Bigby, TN (3.3 miles ), Poplar Top, TN (3.3 miles ), Santa Fe, TN (3.5 miles ), Spring Hill, TN (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 140 buildings, average cost: $76,200
  • 1998: 95 buildings, average cost: $66,700
  • 1999: 115 buildings, average cost: $83,200
  • 2000: 116 buildings, average cost: $81,300
  • 2001: 118 buildings, average cost: $86,800
  • 2002: 139 buildings, average cost: $92,000
  • 2003: 133 buildings, average cost: $109,300
  • 2004: 149 buildings, average cost: $112,200
  • 2005: 159 buildings, average cost: $115,700
  • 2006: 200 buildings, average cost: $119,700
  • 2007: 155 buildings, average cost: $113,400
  • 2008: 121 buildings, average cost: $117,600
  • 2009: 78 buildings, average cost: $130,100
  • 2010: 44 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2011: 32 buildings, average cost: $112,300
  • 2012: 57 buildings, average cost: $118,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 35.62 N, Longitude: 87.04 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Mule Capital of the World

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,573 (+18.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,783 (49.9%)

Area code: 931

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 7111232573434
per 100,000 20.93.03.03.05.98.85.814.820.58.711.38.611.4
Rapes 109108112218201817132111
per 100,000 29.827.029.724.032.764.852.659.052.849.236.860.031.2
Robberies 76515769567239786970313137
per 100,000 226.7152.9169.2207.1166.5212.1114.0230.1202.5202.787.788.6105.1
Assaults 318308281247300336321383327292234249230
per 100,000 948.7923.5834.3741.3891.7989.6938.41129.9959.5845.7661.7711.6653.4
Burglaries 384448459448359347400384459393305276284
per 100,000 1145.61343.31362.71344.51067.11022.01169.41132.81346.81138.2862.5788.7806.7
Thefts 1,4511,4641,4961,4251,6801,3411,1911,3161,1271,2101,0431,0791,048
per 100,000 4328.84389.84441.54276.64993.63949.73481.73882.33306.93504.32949.33083.42977.0
Auto thefts 97110103107931081091207148495330
per 100,000 289.4329.8305.8321.1276.4318.1318.6354.0208.3139.0138.6151.585.2
Arson 9121010136611167728
per 100,000 26.836.029.730.038.617.717.532.546.920.319.85.722.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 607.2561.0551.5532.9569.8593.2528.7642.4586.3524.0405.0429.9397.1

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

Crime rate in Columbia detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 96 (87 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.47
Tennessee average:

2.54
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.3%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +3,882 (+13.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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

Average climate in Columbia, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Columbia-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 86% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/16/1998, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 9.3 miles away from the Columbia city center killed 3 people and injured 36 people and caused $13 million in damages.

On 5/18/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.6 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 32 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Columbia-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 201.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 111.5 miles away from Columbia center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 168.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 169.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 175.4 miles away from Columbia center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 184.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Maury County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Columbia topographic map

Birthplace of: Sandra Seaton - Playwright and writer, Ben West - Politician, Graham T. Perry - Lawyer, John Harlan Willis - Navy Medal of Honor recipient, Lucius M. Walker - Confederate Army general, Lyman T. Johnson - Kentucky school teacher and desegregation pioneer, Merrill Moore - Poet, Red Lucas - Baseball player, Sterling Marlin - Busch series NASCAR driver (born: Jun 30, 1957), Dutch McCall - Major League Baseball pitcher.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Columbia: John Harlan Willis.

Main business address for: FIRST FARMERS & MERCHANTS CORP (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals in Columbia:

  • MAURY REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 1224 TROTWOOD AVE)

Dialysis Facilities in Columbia:

  • COLUMBIA DIALYSIS (1705 GROVE DRIVE)
  • FMC COLUMBIA (861 WEST JAMES CAMPBELL BLVD)

Home Health Centers in Columbia:

  • CAREALL HOMECARE SERVICES (1121 TROTWOOD AVENUE, SUITE 1)
  • MAURY REGIONAL HOME SERVICES (830 HATCHER LANE)
  • NHC HOMECARE COLUMBIA (915 S JAMES CAMPBELL BLVD)
  • QUALITY FIRST HOME CARE (500 SOUTH JAMES CAMPBELL BLVD, SUITE A)

Nursing Homes in Columbia:

  • BEL AIR CARE INC (105 CAMPBELL BLVD)
  • COLUMBIA NURSING FACILITY INC (WALNUT LANE)
  • HERITAGE MANOR OF COLUMBIA (1410 TROTWOOD AVENUE)
  • HILLVIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER INC (2710 TROTWOOD AVE)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF COLUMBIA (841 W. JAMES CAMPBELL BLVD.)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE, COLUMBIA (101 WALNUT LANE)
  • SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE OF COLUMBIA (1410 TROTWOOD AVENUE)

Airports and heliports located in Columbia:

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Colleges/Universities in Columbia:

  • Columbia State Community College (Full-time enrollment: 3,383; Location: 1665 Hampshire Pike; Public; Website: www.columbiastate.edu)
  • Tennessee Career Institute (FT enrollment: 183; Location: 1412 Trotwood Avenue, Suite 1; Private, for-profit; Website: tnci.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Columbia:

  • Lipscomb University (about 37 miles; Nashville, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,827)
  • Nashville State Community College (about 38 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 6,436)
  • Belmont University (about 39 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 5,795)
  • Vanderbilt University (about 40 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 10,518)
  • Trevecca Nazarene University (about 40 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,223)
  • Tennessee State University (about 41 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 7,341)
  • Middle Tennessee State University (about 42 miles; Murfreesboro, TN; FT enrollment: 21,628)

Public high schools in Columbia:

Private high school in Columbia:

  • ZION CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 380; Location: 6901 OLD ZION RD; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Columbia:

Private elementary/middle schools in Columbia:

  • THE KINGS DAUGHTERS SCHOOL (Students: 104; Location: 412 W 9TH ST; Grades: UG - UG)
  • AGATHOS SCHOOL OF COLUMBIA (Students: 59; Location: 101 UNITY LN; Grades: PK - 5)
  • COLUMBIA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 8; Location: 724 NEW LEWISBURG HWY; Grades: 2 - 10)
  • CALVARY BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 5; Location: 1411 SCHOOL ST; Grades: 3 - 10)
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Notable locations in Columbia: West Columbia Substation (A), Graymere Golf and Country Club (B), University of Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station (C), Columbia Fire Department Station 2 (D), Columbia Fire Department Station 3 (E), Columbia Fire Department Station 4 (F), Columbia Fire Department Station 5 (G), Maury County Rural Fire Department (H), Columbia Fire Department (I), Riverside Recreation Center (J), Maury County Public Library (K), Maury County Courthouse (L), Columbia City Hall (M), Maury Regional EMS (N), First Call Ambulance Service Maury (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Northway Shopping Center (1), Campbell Plaza Shopping Center (2), Shady Brook Mall Shopping Center (3), Maury County Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Columbia: FIRST FARMERS & MERCHANTS CORP (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Columbia include: Fairview Church (A), First Cumberland Church (B), Flint Valley Church (C), Saint Lukes Church (D), Trinity Church (E), Westminster Church (F), Berea Church (G), Pleasant Heights Church (H), Riverview Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Jones Cemetery (1), Walker Cemetery (2), Voorhies Cemetery (3), Roberts Cemetery (4), Miller Cemetery (5), Johnston Cemetery (6), Farris Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Grassy Branch (A), Allen Branch (B), Little Bigby Creek (C), Bear Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Columbia include: Fairview Park (1), Woodlawn Park (2), Eva Gilbert Park (3), Betty Lee Park (4), Woodland Park (5), Pop Geers Park (6), Pillow Park (7), Maury County Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Athenaeum (Historical Places & Services; 808 Athenaeum Street) (1), Maury County - Board of Education- Riverside Elementary School- Lib (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 203 Carter Street) (2), Maury Amusement CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 97 North James Campbell Boulevard) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Hampton Inn Columbia (1551 Halifax Drive) (1), Days Inn (1504 Nashville Hwy) (2), Holiday Inn Express (1558 Bear Creek Pike) (3), Econo Lodge (1548 Bear Creek Pike) (4), Comfort Inn Columbia (1544 Bear Creek Pike) (5), Honors Inn (1208 Nashville Hwy) (6), Best Value Inn (1548 Bear Creek Pike) (7), James K Polk Motel (1111 Nashville Highway) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Federal Bureau Of Investigation (815 South Garden Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Maury 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 64.6. This is about average.

City:

64.6
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 38.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

38.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.27. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.27
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Columbia and their reported violations in the past:

MAURY CO WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 17,242, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-16-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-16-2012), St Public Notif received (APR-30-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAY-09-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-23-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-23-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-15-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAY-09-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-02-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-15-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-09-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-20-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-07-2006), St Public Notif requested (AUG-07-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-23-2006), St BCA signed (NOV-29-2006), St Compliance Meeting conducted (NOV-29-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-2006), St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-09-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-20-2006), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-22-2006), St Compliance Meeting conducted (NOV-29-2006), St BCA signed (NOV-29-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-02-2006), St Public Notif requested (FEB-02-2006), St Public Notif received (FEB-24-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-20-2006), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-22-2006), St Compliance Meeting conducted (NOV-29-2006), St BCA signed (NOV-29-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-04-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-04-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-30-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-30-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-01-2009)
  • One minor monitoring violation

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

  • COLUMBIA POWER AND WATER SYSTEMS (Population served: 58,488, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.2%
(19.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.3% for Black residents, 40.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.7% for American Indian residents, 30.9% for other race residents, 42.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.3%
Whole state:  67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.1%
Whole state:  5.8%

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

People in group quarters in Columbia in 2010:

  • 462 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 233 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 59 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 33 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 29 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 12 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Columbia in 2000:

  • 653 people in nursing homes
  • 93 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 69 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 48 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 39 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 4 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Columbia, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Columbia compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.

Banks with branches in Columbia (2011 data):

  • First Farmers and Merchants Bank: First Farmers And Merchants Bank, Northside Bankcenter, Campbell Plaza Branch, High Street Branch, Hatcher Lane Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,013.4 mil, Deposits: $856.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 20 total offices, Holding Company: First Farmers And Merchants Corporation
  • Community First Bank & Trust: at 501 South James M. Campbell Boulevard, Downtown Branch, Wal-Mart Supercenter Branch, Neely's Mill Branch. Info updated 2011/07/18: Bank assets: $617.2 mil, Deposits: $556.3 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Community First, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Carmack Boulevard Branch, Columbia Main, Shadybrook 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
  • Heritage Bank & Trust: Northside Branch at 845 Nashville Highway, branch established on 2006/07/31; at 217 South James M. Campbell Boulevard, branch established on 2006/03/06. Info updated 2011/10/06: Bank assets: $121.1 mil, Deposits: $111.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Hatcher Lane Branch at 1404-08 James M. Campbell Boulevard, branch established on 1986/04/07; Columbia Main Branch at 200 West 7th Street, branch established on 1923/05/22. 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
  • Community South Bank: Columbia Branch at 1909 Shady Brook Street, branch established on 1999/10/01. Info updated 2007/01/18: Bank assets: $569.9 mil, Deposits: $534.2 mil, headquarters in Parsons, TN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Tennessee Central Bancshares, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Perimeter Place Branch at 901 West James Campbell Boulevard, branch established on 1987/06/30. 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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Columbia, Tennessee:

  • Richland Inn Columbia, 2407 Hwy 31 S, Columbia, TN 38401 , Phone: (931) 381-4500, Fax: (931) 388-2676
  • Econo Lodge, 1548 Bear Crk Park, Columbia, TN 38401 , Phone: (931) 381-1410
  • Comfort Inn, 1544 Bear Creek Pike, Columbia, TN 38401 , Phone: (931) 381-2500
  • Holiday Inn Express, 1554 Bear Creek Pike, Columbia, TN 38401 , Phone: (931) 380-1227, Fax: (931) 380-3607
  • Jameson Inn - Columbia, 715 James M Campbell Blvd, Columbia, TN 38401 , Phone: (931) 388-3326, Fax: (931) 490-0764
  • Hampton Inn Columbia, 1551 Halifax Dr, Columbia, TN 38401 , Phone: (931) 540-1222, Fax: (931) 381-3773
  • Holiday Inn Express, 1561 Halifax Dr, Columbia, TN 38401 , Phone: (931) 380-2025, Fax: (931) 548-2209
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Columbia, Tennessee

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:

  • Electricity (51%)
  • Utility gas (48%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.43%
Here: 48.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents28.9%22.6%14.9%10.6%3.6%
Congregations17.7%33.5%13.9%0.6%3.8%
NameChurch of the NazareneCumberland Presbyterian ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents3.0%2.7%2.0%1.5%10.2%
Congregations4.4%5.7%0.6%0.6%19.0%
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: 16
Maury County:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Maury County:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 55
Maury County:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 53
Here:

6.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.8%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Maury County:

31.4%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.6%
State:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 16$69,249$51,9372$1,780
Other Government Administration 9$43,523$58,03113$6,106
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$3,801
Police Protection - Officers 91$425,805$56,1500$0
Police - Other 11$31,364$34,2159$6,230
Firefighters 82$303,243$44,3770$0
Fire - Other 7$36,983$63,3990$0
Streets and Highways 35$100,347$34,4052$3,556
Solid Waste Management 29$71,970$29,7811$899
Sewerage 43$133,544$37,2684$4,114
Parks and Recreation 21$59,295$33,8835$5,455
Natural Resources 1$4,428$53,1360$0
Water Supply 35$167,857$57,5510$0
Electric Power 63$348,641$66,4080$0
Other and Unallocable 31$162,714$62,9862$2,325
Totals for Government 474$1,958,963$49,59440$34,266

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

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $3,158,000 ($88.81)
    Water Utilities: $2,258,000 ($63.50)
    Sewerage: $1,825,000 ($51.32)
    General - Other: $1,376,000 ($38.70)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $43,979,000 ($1236.82)
    Police Protection: $5,623,000 ($158.14)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,467,000 ($153.75)
    Sewerage: $4,058,000 ($114.12)
    Water Utilities: $3,830,000 ($107.71)
    General - Other: $3,141,000 ($88.33)
    Regular Highways: $2,443,000 ($68.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,442,000 ($68.68)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,290,000 ($36.28)
    Central Staff Services: $1,154,000 ($32.45)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $330,000 ($9.28)
    Financial Administration: $302,000 ($8.49)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $879,000 ($24.72)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $799,000 ($22.47)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $448,000 ($12.60)
    Police Protection: $355,000 ($9.98)
    Solid Waste Management: $112,000 ($3.15)
    Local Fire Protection: $75,000 ($2.11)
    General - Other: $66,000 ($1.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $59,000 ($1.66)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,094,000 ($340.12)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $134,000 ($3.77)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $7,663,000 ($215.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,917,000 ($82.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000 ($0.82)
    All Other: $4,000 ($0.11)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,182,000 ($201.98)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $1,640,000 ($46.12)
    Interest Earnings: $1,463,000 ($41.14)
    Fines and Forfeits: $756,000 ($21.26)
    General Revenue, NEC: $291,000 ($8.18)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $49,865,000 ($1402.36)
    Water Utilities: $5,772,000 ($162.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,740,000 ($77.06)
    Highways: $1,002,000 ($28.18)
    All Other: $578,000 ($16.26)
    Sewerage: $478,000 ($13.44)
  • Tax - Property: $5,293,000 ($148.86)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,175,000 ($33.04)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,072,000 ($30.15)
    Public Utilities Sales: $708,000 ($19.91)
    Other License: $355,000 ($9.98)
    NEC: $65,000 ($1.83)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $46,704,000 ($1313.46)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,275,000 ($1245.15)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,403,000 ($95.70)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $974,000 ($27.39)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $791,000 ($22.25)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $38,116,000 ($1071.94)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,000 ($0.87)

6.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,703 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.84%
Tennessee average:

6.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Williamson County, TN  1.22% ($40,156 average AGI)
from Davidson County, TN  0.84% ($33,571)
from Marshall County, TN  0.36% ($28,560)


6.64% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,854 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.64%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Williamson County, TN  0.89% ($44,533 average AGI)
to Davidson County, TN  0.80% ($31,867)
to Rutherford County, TN  0.47% ($28,399)

Strongest AM radio stations in Columbia:

  • WKRM (1340 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBIA, TN; Owner: MIDDLE TENN. BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMRB (910 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBIA, TN; Owner: OGILVIE FAMILY MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WMCP (1280 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, TN; Owner: MAURY COUNTY BOOSTERS CORP.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WHEW (1380 AM; 5 kW; FRANKLIN, TN; Owner: SG COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WAKM (950 AM; 5 kW; FRANKLIN, TN; Owner: FRANKLIN RADIO ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WXRQ (1460 AM; 1 kW; MOUNT PLEASANT, TN; Owner: NEW LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Columbia:

  • WKOM (101.7 FM; COLUMBIA, TN; Owner: MIDDLE TENN. BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W264AD (100.7 FM; COLUMBIA, TN; Owner: WEATHER RADIO ASSOCIATE)
  • W217AV (91.3 FM; COLUMBIA, TN; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFCM-FM (91.7 FM; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WRLT (100.1 FM; FRANKLIN, TN; Owner: TUNED-IN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WKDF (103.3 FM; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNRQ (105.9 FM; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBUZ (102.9 FM; LA VERGNE, TN; Owner: WYCQ, INC)
  • WPLN-FM (90.3 FM; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: NASHVILLE PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WSIX-FM (97.9 FM; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAYM (88.7 FM; COLUMBIA, TN; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WSM-FM (95.5 FM; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWTN (99.7 FM; MANCHESTER, TN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJXA (92.9 FM; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WGFX (104.5 FM; GALLATIN, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMAK (96.3 FM; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WRVW (107.5 FM; LEBANON, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMOT (89.5 FM; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFFI (93.7 FM; KINGSTON SPRINGS, TN; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLLX (97.5 FM; LAWRENCEBURG, TN; Owner: ROGER WRIGHT DBA PROSPECT COMMUNICATIONS)

TV broadcast stations around Columbia:

  • WNAB (Channel 58; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: NASHVILLE LICENSE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WKRN-TV (Channel 2; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WKRN, G.P.)
  • WSMV-TV (Channel 4; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WZTV (Channel 17; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WZTV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNPT (Channel 8; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: NASHVILLE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTVF (Channel 5; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: NEWSCHANNEL 5 NETWORK, LP)
  • WNPX (Channel 28; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WUXP-TV (Channel 30; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WUXP LICENSEE, LLC)

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: 48
Total length: 244 meters (801ft)
Total costs: $18,345,000
Total average daily traffic: 384,680
Total average daily truck traffic: 24,592

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 2
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 3
  • 1930-1939: 5
  • 1940-1949: 3
  • 1950-1959: 3
  • 1960-1969: 5
  • 1970-1979: 4
  • 1980-1989: 4
  • 1990-1999: 15
  • 2000-2009: 3
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Columbia, TN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Columbia)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 196 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Columbia, TN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 197 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Columbia)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 34 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Columbia)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 382
  • Hazardous Condition: 170
  • Service Call: 10
  • Good Intent Call: 33

Incident types - Columbia

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Columbia, TN
Most common first names in Columbia, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James52071.4 years
William48873.4 years
Mary41379.4 years
John36472.8 years
Robert27072.2 years
Annie16280.0 years
Willie15775.4 years
Charles15368.8 years
Thomas14472.2 years
George12774.7 years
Most common last names in Columbia, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones19875.0 years
Johnson19374.9 years
Brown17676.1 years
Smith14175.8 years
Davis12875.4 years
Williams11576.3 years
Harris11376.2 years
Hardison9878.5 years
White8476.7 years
Moore8075.0 years
Businesses in Columbia, TN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Long John Silver's1
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts2McDonald's3
Applebee's1Nike4
Arby's2Nissan1
AutoZone1Office Depot1
Baskin-Robbins1OfficeMax1
Bath & Body Works1Papa John's Pizza1
Blockbuster1Payless1
Burger King4Penske2
CVS2Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Quiznos1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Cracker Barrel1Ruby Tuesday1
Cricket Wireless2SONIC Drive-In2
Curves1Sears1
Days Inn1Sprint Nextel1
Domino's Pizza1Subway4
Dunkin Donuts1Super 81
FedEx6T-Mobile2
Ford1T.J.Maxx1
GNC1Taco Bell2
GameStop2Toyota1
H&R Block2U-Haul4
Hardee's2UPS9
Hilton1Vans2
Hobby Lobby1Verizon Wireless1
Holiday Inn1Waffle House3
JCPenney1Walgreens2
KFC1Walmart1
Kroger2Wendy's1
Lane Furniture1YMCA1
Little Caesars Pizza1
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