Columbia, Virginia

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Population in 2013: 82 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +67.3%
Males: 31  (38.8%)
Females: 51  (61.2%)
Median resident age:  14.8 years
Virginia median age:  37.6 years

Zip code: 23038

Estimated median household income in 2013: $77,221 (it was $46,250 in 2000)
Columbia:

$77,221
VA:

$62,666

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $10,481 (it was $13,632 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $130,999 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Columbia:

$130,999
VA:

$239,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $254,847; Detached houses: $260,200; Townhouses or other attached units: $187,377; In 2-unit structures: $198,714; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $276,797; Mobile homes: $101,977

Median gross rent in 2013: $423.

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  • Races in Columbia, VA (2010)

    Columbia races chart
    • 4453.0%White alone
    • 3947.0%Black alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Columbia: 86.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (7.2%), Irish (2.4%), French (1.6%), United States (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 220 feet

Land area: 0.20 square miles.

Population density: 412 people per square mile   (low).

Columbia, Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Columbia:

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 41.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbia town:

  • Never married: 48.7%
  • Now married: 51.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Columbia, Virginia as of August 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Columbia to the number of sex offenders is 17 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $753 (0.6%)

Columbia satellite photo by USGS

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

Columbia household income distribution Columbia home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.6%
Virginia:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -10 (-16.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (57%)
  • Finance and insurance (29%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Public administration (75%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (57%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (29%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (75%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Columbia, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Columbia-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 26% smaller 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 near Virginia state average. It is 84% 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 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 284.6 miles away from the city 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 Columbia center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 316.7 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 Fluvanna County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Ice Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Columbia topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Columbia:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Columbia:

  • Piedmont Virginia Community College (about 25 miles; Charlottesville, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,029)
  • University of Virginia-Main Campus (about 28 miles; Charlottesville, VA; FT enrollment: 22,274)
  • Longwood University (about 34 miles; Farmville, VA; FT enrollment: 4,565)
  • University of Richmond (about 37 miles; University of Richmond, VA; FT enrollment: 3,745)
  • J Sargeant Reynolds Community College (about 39 miles; Richmond, VA; FT enrollment: 8,271)
  • Virginia Union University (about 42 miles; Richmond, VA; FT enrollment: 2,028)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (about 42 miles; Richmond, VA; FT enrollment: 26,647)

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 30.9%
(47.1% for White Non-Hispanic 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 below 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.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.1
Virginia average:

12.3

Columbia travel time to work - commute Columbia mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (53%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,15311
Mainline Protestant1,41212
Catholic1,0701
Other71
Orthodox31
None20,046-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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
Fluvanna County:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.3%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Fluvanna County:

28.5%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.8%
State:

18.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

7.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,674 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
Virginia average:

9.34%

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 Albemarle County, VA  2.05% ($37,580 average AGI)
from Charlottesville city, VA  0.72% ($39,015)
from Louisa County, VA  0.41% ($41,872)


7.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,209 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.12%
Virginia average:

9.20%

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 Albemarle County, VA  1.76% ($39,903 average AGI)
to Charlottesville city, VA  0.74% ($33,696)
to Louisa County, VA  0.51% ($42,792)

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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