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Population in 2012: 83 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +69.4%
Males: 32  (38.9%)
Females: 51  (61.1%)

Median resident age:  34.5 years
Virginia median age:  35.1 years

Zip code: 23038

Estimated median household income in 2012: $87,320 (it was $46,250 in 2000)
Columbia:

$87,320
VA:

$61,741
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,593

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $136,947 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Columbia:

$136,947
VA:

$237,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $156,250; Detached houses: $156,250

Median gross rent in 2012: $390.

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  • White alone - 44 (53.0%)
  • Black alone - 39 (47.0%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Columbia: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (7.7%), United States (2.2%), English (1.1%), Swiss (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 220 feet

Land area: 0.20 square miles.

Population density: 417 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Columbia:

  • High school or higher: 67.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 25.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 41.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbia town:

  • Never married: 66.7%
  • Now married: 33.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Columbia, Virginia as of October 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Columbia to the number of sex offenders is 21 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $717 (0.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Richmond, VA (41.1 miles , pop. 197,790).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (101.7 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (224.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Lake Monticello, VA (3.8 miles ), Goochland, VA (4.0 miles ), Cumberland, VA (4.3 miles ), Scottsville, VA (4.3 miles ), Louisa, VA (4.6 miles ), Dillwyn, VA (4.7 miles ), Mineral, VA (4.7 miles ), Pantops, VA (5.0 miles ).

Latitude: 37.75 N, Longitude: 78.16 W

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.8%
Virginia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -10 (-16.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (38%)
  • Public administration (38%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Public administration (57%)
  • Finance and insurance (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Columbia-area historical tornado activity is above Virginia state average. It is 10% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/30/1959, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.3 miles away from the Columbia town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/1/1998, a category F3 tornado 30.9 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and caused $800,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Columbia-area historical earthquake activity is above Virginia state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 18.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 4.9 miles away from Columbia center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 13.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 28.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/22/2001 at 16:01:20, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, 2.5 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 22.8 miles away from Columbia center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fluvanna County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Columbia:

  • ENVOY AT THE MEADOWS (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; GOOCHLAND, VA)

Political contributions by individuals in Columbia, VA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Columbia:

  • University of Virginia-Main Campus (about 28 miles; Charlottesville, VA; Full-time enrollment: 20,854)
  • Longwood University (about 34 miles; Farmville, VA; FT enrollment: 3,951)
  • University of Richmond (about 37 miles; Richmond, VA; FT enrollment: 3,590)
  • J Sargeant Reynolds Community College (about 39 miles; Richmond, VA; FT enrollment: 3,961)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (about 42 miles; Richmond, VA; FT enrollment: 24,100)
  • Germanna Community College (about 48 miles; Locust Grove, VA; FT enrollment: 2,296)
  • John Tyler Community College (about 51 miles; Chester, VA; FT enrollment: 2,773)

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Fluvanna 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: 33.3%
(35.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.1% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  3.1 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.4%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  25.9%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 3.7% of all households

Columbia compared to Virginia state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Columbia travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (38%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (38%)
  • Wood (25%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Columbia town (based on Fluvanna County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 31.30%
Here31.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents63.9%17.6%15.8%1.7%1.0%
Congregations46.2%26.9%7.7%7.7%11.5%
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: 5
Fluvanna County:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Here:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Fluvanna County:

10.3%
State:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Fluvanna County:

28.5%
State:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.8%
Virginia:

18.6%

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


9.48% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($52,141 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.48%
Virginia average:

11.06%

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 Albemarle County, VA  2.42% ($44,505 average AGI)
from Charlottesville city, VA  1.04% ($35,396)
from Louisa County, VA  0.32% ($26,000)


8.80% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($52,089 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.80%
Virginia average:

10.78%

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 Albemarle County, VA  2.13% ($49,838 average AGI)
to Charlottesville city, VA  0.98% ($29,953)
to Louisa County, VA  0.53% ($61,174)

Strongest AM radio stations in Columbia:

  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WKTR (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; EARLYSVILLE, VA; Owner: WKTR, INC.)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WLEE (1320 AM; 5 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: 4M OF RICHMOND, INC)
  • WINA (1070 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: EURE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGGM (820 AM; 10 kW; CHESTER, VA; Owner: HOFFMAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCHV (1260 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Columbia:

  • WWWV (97.5 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: EURE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUMX (107.5 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: AIR VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WVTW (88.5 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION, INC)
  • WNRN (91.9 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: STU-COMM, INC.)
  • WTJU (91.1 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA)
  • W240AF (95.9 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMRY (103.5 FM; CROZET, VA; Owner: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WUVA (92.7 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: WUVA, INC.)
  • WKJS (104.7 FM; CREWE, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBTJ (106.5 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVTU (89.3 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WCYK-FM (99.7 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNRS-FM (89.9 FM; SWEET BRIAR, VA; Owner: SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE)
  • WZZU (97.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA L.L.C.)
  • WMXH-FM (105.7 FM; LURAY, VA; Owner: EASY RADIO, INC.)
  • WACL (98.5 FM; ELKTON, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCUL (103.1 FM; CULPEPER, VA; Owner: JOYNER LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBBT-FM (107.3 FM; POWHATAN, VA; Owner: MAINQUAD, INC.)
  • WMXB (103.7 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WRXL (102.1 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Columbia:

  • WWAY (Channel 3; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WCVE-TV (Channel 23; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRLH-TV (Channel 35; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: WRLH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTVR-TV (Channel 6; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: ELCOM OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WCVW (Channel 57; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRIC-TV (Channel 8; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF RICHMOND, INC.)
  • WKYV-LP (Channel 61; KEYSVILLE, VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFMA-LP (Channel 52; FARMVILLE, VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXOB-LP (Channel 17; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: KM BROADCASTING, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 2300 Elk Island Rd (Lat: 37.736861 Lon: -78.115611), Type: Building, Structure height: 2.4 m, Overall height: 3.7 m, Call Sign: WNAD977
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.230 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/22/2004, Expiration Date: 08/10/2014, Certifier: L W Allen
    Registrant: Csx Transportation Inc, 6735 Southpoint Drive South, 4th Flr J958, Jacksonville, FL 32216, Phone: (904) 332-5925, Fax: (904) 332-6013, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • 425 Duncan Store Rd (Lat: 37.662917 Lon: -78.238056), Type: Building, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: WCG49
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.925 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/22/2005, Expiration Date: 08/01/2015
    Registrant: Colonial Pipeline Company, 1185 Sanctuary Parkway, Suite 100, Alpharetta, GA 30004-4738, Phone: (678) 762-2221, Fax: (678) 762-2626, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

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