Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spokane, WA (51.2 miles , pop. 195,629).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (201.5 miles , pop. 563,374).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (980.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).
Nearest cities: Inchelium, WA (2.7 miles ), Twin Lakes, WA (3.5 miles) , Addy, WA (3.7 miles ), Chewelah, WA (4.1 miles ), Valley, WA (4.2 miles) , Colville Reservation, WA (4.5 miles) , Springdale, WA (4.6 miles ), Colville, WA (4.6 miles ).
Latitude: 48.26 N, Longitude: 118.09 W
Area code: 509
Unemployment in July 2013:
Work and jobs in Columbia: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Columbia, Washington
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Earthquake activity:Columbia-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Washington state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/24/1997 at 14:23:12, a magnitude 4.6 (3.9 MB, 4.6 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 83.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2001 at 16:00:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MD, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 50.7 miles away from Columbia center
On 6/25/2001 at 14:15:23, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MD, 3.5 ML, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 50.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1997 at 14:36:02, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MD, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 83.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/15/1991 at 05:31:13, a magnitude 3.6 (3.0 MB, 3.6 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.7 miles away from Columbia center
On 7/4/1997 at 10:45:38, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MD, 3.3 ML, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 96.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Stevens County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Fires: 3, Snows: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Columbia:
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00282. This is significantly better than average. There were 41 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 1.99. This is significantly better than average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.3. This is better than average. There were 82 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.61. This is about average. There were 31 monitors within city limits.
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
3 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000
Columbia compared to Washington state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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1996 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 CCD (based on Stevens County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.29%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 9
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
9.14% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,177 average adjusted gross income)
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:
8.32% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,758 average adjusted gross income)
0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($185 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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