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Columbia township, MO map Land area: 80.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population: 41,475 (90% urban, 10% rural)
Males: 20,031  (48.3%)
Females: 21,444  (51.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 33,906 (14,458 owner occupied, 19,448 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

57%
State:

30%


Races in Columbia township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 83.1%
  • Black: 8.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4%
  • Asian: 3.9%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.9%
  • Two or more races: 1.7%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 23.5
Median age of females: 23.2

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Average household size: 2.15

Columbia township:

2.1 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.82

Estimated median household income in 2009: $93,573 ($74,821 in 1999)
This township:

$93,573
Missouri:

$45,229

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $643 (lower quartile is $567, upper quartile is $740)
Here:

$643
State:

$520

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $339,483 (it was $218,100 in 2000)
Columbia township:

$339,483
Missouri:

$139,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $198,856 - $422,174

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $346,392
Here:

$346,392
State:

$180,542

Mobile homes: $74,120
Here:

$74,120
State:

$37,932
Population density: 517 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.7%
Whole state:

11.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

0.0%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Columbia.


Click to draw/clear Columbia township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Columbia township: Woodhaven Childrens Home (A), Forest Hill Country Club (B), Boone County Fire Protection District Station 1 (C), Boone County Fire Protection District Station 12 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Columbia township include: Olivet Church (A), Prairie Grove Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hamilton Cemetery (1), Prairie Grove Cemetery (2), Stephens Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Corns Lake (A), Troy Newman Lake 1 (B), Perry Phillips Lake (C), Smith Lake (D), Number 153 Reservoir (E), Lake Lavista (F), Hagan Lake (G), Landhuis Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Cedar Creek (A), Nelson Creek (B), Sally Branch (C), Bone Branch (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 50 (84% naturalized citizens)

Columbia township:  0.1%
State:  2.7%

74% of Columbia township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 82% lived in Missouri.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1035
  • Northeast: 32
  • Midwest: 189
  • South: 21
  • West: 18

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $275,000

Columbia township, Missouri satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Columbia township, Missouri:

  • 7,026 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 370 people in nursing homes
  • 64 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 58 people in other group homes
  • 22 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 17 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 17 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 12 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 487
  • 3 or 4: 5
  • Mobile homes: 4
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Median worth of mobile homes: $32,500


Housing units in Columbia township with a mortgage: 238 (45 second mortgage, 43 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 67

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 4
  • 1995 to 1998: 51
  • 1990 to 1994: 61
  • 1980 to 1989: 90
  • 1970 to 1979: 111
  • 1960 to 1969: 64
  • 1950 to 1959: 34
  • 1940 to 1949: 16
  • 1939 or earlier: 67

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Columbia township, Missouri:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 12
  • 4 rooms: 13
  • 5 rooms: 34
  • 6 rooms: 96
  • 7 rooms: 70
  • 8 rooms: 93
  • 9 or more rooms: 136

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbia township, Missouri:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 5
  • 5 rooms: 4
  • 6 rooms: 4
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 3
  • 9 or more rooms: 3

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Columbia township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 80
  • 3 bedrooms: 202
  • 4 bedrooms: 124
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 44

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbia township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 9
  • 3 bedrooms: 5
  • 4 bedrooms: 5
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Columbia township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 5
  • 1 vehicle: 64
  • 2 vehicles: 175
  • 3 vehicles: 123
  • 4 vehicles: 53
  • 5 or more vehicles: 34

Cars and other vehicles available in Columbia township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 3
  • 1 vehicle: 11
  • 2 vehicles: 7
  • 3 vehicles: 2
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Public administration (10%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Columbia township:

  • German (45.2%)
  • Irish (10.6%)
  • Norwegian (10.6%)
  • Swedish (6.0%)
  • United States or American (4.4%)
  • English (3.0%)
  • Danish (2.4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Honduras (24%)
  • Korea (14%)
  • United Kingdom (12%)
  • Germany (10%)
  • Mexico (8%)
  • Peru (8%)
  • Canada (8%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 607 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 65 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 10 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 94 (12%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Wood (1%)

People in group quarters in Columbia township, Missouri:

  • 7,026 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 370 people in nursing homes
  • 64 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 58 people in other group homes
  • 22 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 17 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 17 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 12 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse

94.2% of residents of Columbia township speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 22% speak English not well).
3.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (85% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,349
  • In family households: 1,275 (364 male householders, 46 female householders)
    369 spouses, 441 children (395 natural, 33 adopted, 13 stepchildren), 16 grandchildren, 6 brothers or sisters, 13 parents, 18 other relatives, 2 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 74 (40 male householders (36 living alone)), 26 female householders (24 living alone)), 8 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 181 2-persons, 80 3-persons, 90 4-persons, 38 5-persons, 15 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 60 1-person, 6 2-persons,

3,582 married couples with children.
1,915 single-parent households (349 men, 1,566 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 19
Here:

13.2%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

3.0%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6
Here:

8.0%
Missouri:

24.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Columbia township:

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