Columbia, Maryland

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Population in 2017: 103,709 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +17.5%
Males: 47,681  (46.0%)
Females: 56,028  (54.0%)
Median resident age:

37.6 years
Maryland median age:

38.7 years

Zip codes: 21029, 21042, 21044, 21045, 21046, 21075.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $100,665 (it was $71,524 in 2000)
Columbia:

$100,665
MD:

$80,776

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $48,646 (it was $32,833 in 2000)

Columbia CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $370,600 (it was $172,700 in 2000)
Columbia:

$370,600
MD:

$312,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $371,475; detached houses: $444,114; townhouses or other attached units: $296,143; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $180,765; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $209,852

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,620.

March 2019 cost of living index in Columbia: 132.9 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.2%
(3.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.3% for Black residents, 12.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.4% for American Indian residents, 16.3% for other race residents, 8.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Columbia, MD (2017)
    • 46,32244.7%White alone
    • 29,61728.6%Black alone
    • 12,68912.2%Asian alone
    • 7,6077.3%Hispanic
    • 5,3035.1%Two or more races
    • 1,2621.2%Other race alone
    • 9090.9%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists, there were 48 registered sex offenders living in Columbia, Maryland as of February 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Columbia is 2,236 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Columbia, MD City Guides:

Ancestries: German (5.5%), Irish (4.3%), American (4.1%), English (3.6%), African (2.4%), Italian (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 400 feet

Land area: 27.6 square miles.

Population density: 3,763 people per square mile   (average).

Columbia, Maryland map

20,955 residents are foreign born (5.1% Asia, 4.9% Latin America, 3.3% Africa).

This place:

19.5%
Maryland:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,753 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $4,611 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (14.7 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (106.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Pleasant Grove, MD (1.5 miles ),
Savage-Guilford, MD (2.1 miles ),
Scaggsville, MD (2.2 miles ),
Ellicott City, MD (2.2 miles ),
North Laurel, MD (2.2 miles ),
Savage, MD (2.2 miles ),
Fulton, MD (2.3 miles ),
Elkridge, MD (2.4 miles )

Latitude: 39.20 N, Longitude: 76.86 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The Next America

Daytime population change due to commuting: +21,167 (+20.4%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 18,472 (32.5%)

Area codes: 443, 410

Distribution of median household income in Columbia, MD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Columbia, MD in 2017

Property values in Columbia, MD

Columbia satellite photo by USGS

Columbia tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.0%
Maryland:

3.9%
Historical population in Columbia, MD
Historical housing units in Columbia, MD
Most common industries in Columbia, MD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (15.1%)
  • Educational services (12.2%)
  • Public administration (11.3%)
  • Health care (10.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
  • Construction (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (19.2%)
  • Public administration (12.7%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
  • Health care (6.2%)
  • Construction (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.3%)
  • Health care (14.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.8%)
  • Public administration (9.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
  • Social assistance (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Columbia, MD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Computer specialists (10.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.2%)
  • Engineers (2.8%)
  • Accountants and auditors (2.3%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (2.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (2.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (1.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Computer specialists (15.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.4%)
  • Engineers (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.0%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (2.9%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (2.5%)
  • Life and physical scientists (2.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (11.0%)
  • Computer specialists (5.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3.2%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.0%)
  • Accountants and auditors (2.7%)

Average climate in Columbia, Maryland

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Columbia, Maryland environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 90.6. This is worse than average.

City:

90.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.258. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.258
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 14.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.4
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.353. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.353
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 16.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.76. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.76
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Tornado activity:

Columbia-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Maryland state average. It is 16% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/24/2001, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.3 miles away from the Columbia place center killed 2 people and injured 55 people and caused $101 million in damages.

On 6/9/1961, a category F3 tornado 12.7 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Columbia-area historical earthquake activity is near Maryland state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 89.3 miles away from the city 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 244.6 miles away from Columbia center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 125.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.9 miles away from Columbia center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 280.8 miles away from Columbia center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 353.3 miles away from Columbia center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Howard County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 4, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Columbia topographic map

Main business address for: CELSION CORP (ELECTROMEDICAL & ELECTROTHERAPEUTIC APPARATUS), COLUMBIA BANCORP (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), ESSEX CORPORATION (SERVICES-ENGINEERING SERVICES), FIELDSTONE INVESTMENT CORP (REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS), W R GRACE & CO (CHEMICALS & ALLIED PRODUCTS), BROADWING CORP (TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH APPARATUS), MARTEK BIOSCIENCES CORP (BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS (NO DIAGNOSTIC SUBSTANCES)), ROUSE COMPANY (OPERATORS OF NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS) and 4 other public companies.

Hospitals and medical centers in Columbia:

  • EVERCARE HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE (10200 OLD COLUMBIA ROAD SUITES M&N)
  • HOSPICE OF HOWARD COUNTY (5537 TWIN KNOLLS ROAD SUITE 433)
  • HOWARD COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 5755 CEDAR LANE)
  • LORIEN HEALTH SYSTEMS - COLUMBIA (6334 CEDAR LANE)
  • VANTAGE HOUSE (5400 VANTAGE POINT RD.)
  • DAVITA - CEDAR LANE (6334 CEDAR LANE)
  • DAVITA - HOWARD COUNTY (5999 HARPERS FARM RD)
  • GENTIVA CERTIFIED HEALTHCARE (9700 PATUXENT WOODS DRIVE, SUITE 120)
  • HOWARD HOME HEALTH CORPORATION (11065 LITTLE PATUXENT PARKWAY)
  • JFS HOME HEALTH CARE INC (8950 ROUTE 108 SUITE 115A)

Heliports located in Columbia:

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Amtrak stations near Columbia:

  • 9 miles: BWI AIRPORT RAIL STATION (BALTIMORE, AMTRAK WAY) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: BALTIMORE (1500 N. CHARLES ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, snack bar, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: NEW CARROLLTON (4300 GARDEN CITY DR.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Columbia:

  • Howard Community College (Full-time enrollment: 6,528; Location: 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy; Public; Website: www.howardcc.edu)
  • Lincoln College of Technology-Columbia (Full-time enrollment: 725; Location: 9325 Snowden River Pky; Private, for-profit; Website: www.lincolntech.com)
  • University of Phoenix-Maryland Campus (Full-time enrollment: 516; Location: 8830 Stanford Blvd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.phoenix.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Columbia:

  • University of Maryland-Baltimore County (about 9 miles; Baltimore, MD; Full-time enrollment: 11,160)
  • Coppin State University (about 13 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 2,900)
  • Baltimore City Community College (about 14 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 3,560)
  • University of Maryland-Baltimore (about 14 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 3,162)
  • Bowie State University (about 14 miles; Bowie, MD; FT enrollment: 4,517)
  • Maryland Institute College of Art (about 15 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 2,267)
  • University of Baltimore (about 15 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 3,592)

Public high schools in Columbia:

Private high school in Columbia:

  • ATHOLTON ADVENTIST ACADEMY (Students: 181, Location: 6520 MARTIN RD, Grades: PK-10)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Columbia:

Private elementary/middle schools in Columbia:

  • COLUMBIA ACADEMY ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 235, Location: 10350 OLD COLUMBIA RD, Grades: KG-8)
  • COLUMBIA MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 79, Location: 10508 MARBLE FAUN LN, Grades: PK-1)
  • JULIA BROWN MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 76, Location: 9760 OWEN BROWN RD, Grades: PK-3)
  • CELEBRATION CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 44, Location: 6080 FORELAND GARTH, Grades: PK-4)
See full list of schools located in Columbia

Library in Columbia:

  • HOWARD COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $17,185,254; Location: 6600 CRADLEROCK WAY; 824,292 books; 2,749 e-books; 75,725 audio materials; 69,188 video materials; 22 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 8 other licensed databases; 2,282 print serial subscriptions; 6 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Running Brook Elementary School located on W. Running Brook road, columbia, md 21044

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Columbia: Atholton Swim Club (A), Hillcroft Executive Park (B), Hobbits Glen Golf Course (C), Church of God Camp (D), Guilford Industrial Center (E), Patuxent Woods Business Park (F), Patuxent Crossing Business Center (G), Oakwood Business Center (H), Columbia Business Center (I), Sieling Business Park (J), Allview Golf Course (K), Symphony Woods Office Center (L), Rivers Corporate Center (M), Rivers Corporate Park (N), Rivers Ninty Five Industrial Park (O), Rivers Technical Park (P), Twin Knolls Business Park (Q), Allview Country Club (R), Merriweather Post Pavilion (S), Howard County Central Library (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Dobbin Center Shopping Center (1), Joseph Square Shopping Center (2), Dasher Green Village Shopping Center (3), Kings Contrivance Village Shopping Center (4), Long Reach Shopping Center (5), Governor Century Plaza Shopping Center (6), Oakland Mills Shopping Center (7), Owen Brown Village Shopping Center (8), Columbia Mall Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Columbia include: COLUMBIA BANCORP (A), ESSEX CORPORATION (B), FIELDSTONE INVESTMENT CORP (C), W R GRACE & CO (D), MARTEK BIOSCIENCES CORP (E), ROUSE COMPANY (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Columbia include: Abiding Savior Lutheran Church (A), Atholton Seventh Day Adventist Church (B), Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church (C), Church of the Living Word (D), Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church (E), Oakland Mills Uniting Church (F), Wilde Lake Interfaith Center (G), Mount Pisgah Methodist Church (H), Christ Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Linthicum Cemetery (1), Dorsey Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Wilde Lake (A), Lake Kittamaqundi (B), Lake Elkhorn (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Carrolls Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Columbia include: Kings Contrivance Park (1), Wilde Lake Park (2), Martin Road Park (3), Atholton Park (4), Middle Patuxent Environmental Area (5), Cedar Lane Park (6), Sewells Orchard Park (7), Clarksville Environmental Area (8), Dickinson Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Maryland Museum of African Art (5430 Vantage Point Road) (1), Howard County Center of African American Culture (Museums; 5434 Vantage Point Road) (2), Scientific Event Alert Network Smithsonian Institution (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 10th & Constitution) (3), Howard County - East Columbia Branch (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 6600 Cradlerock Way) (4), Columbia Carousel (Amusement & Theme Parks; 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway) (5), Shadowland Laser Adventures (Amusement & Theme Parks; 9062 State Route 108) (6), Explora World (Amusement & Theme Parks; 6570 Dobbin Road) (7), Atlantic Volleyball (Arcades & Amusements; 5161 Evangeline Way) (8), AAA Insurance Agency - Columbia (Tours & Charters; 10840 Little Patuxent Parkway) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: PFMG (10605 State Route 108) (1), Courtyard by Marriott (8910 Stanford Boulevard) (2), Hilton Inn Columbia (5485 Twin Knolls Rd) (3), Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn (8844 Columbia 100 Parkway) (4), Sheraton - Columbia Hotel (10207 Wincopin Circle) (5), Homewood Suites by Hilton® Columbia- MD (8320 Benson Drive) (6), Courtyard Columbia Maryland (8910 Stanford Boulevard) (7), Extended Stayamerican (6620 Eli Whitney Drive) (8), Columbia Suites at Peralynna Manor Inn (10605 State Route 108) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Edward Norton - Actor, Clint Peay - Soccer player-coach, Jaime Nack - Leading environmental consultant, Russell Payne (soccer) - Soccer player-coach, Andre Brooks - College basketball player (Central Conn. Blue Devils), Andrew Gemmell - Long-distance swimmer, Gerrick McPhearson - Football player, Jason Downs - Actor, Jason Williams (actor) - Actor, Josh Gross - College basketball player (NC Greensboro Spartans).

Howard County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

HOWARD COUNTY D.P.W. DISTRIBUTION (Population served: 247,000, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
CAPTAINS COVE SUBDIVISION (Address: SUITE 220 , Serves VA, Population served: 840, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-16-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-16-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-19-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-08-2014), St Public Notif received (APR-08-2014), St Formal NOV issued (APR-08-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-15-2014), St Public Notif requested (JAN-15-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2013), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-13-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-03-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-16-2013), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-16-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-20-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-20-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-20-2013), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-20-2013)
  • 19 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-26-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-26-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-02-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-24-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-13-2005), St Public Notif requested (APR-03-2006), St Formal NOV issued (APR-03-2006), St Public Notif received (APR-11-2006)
LAKE ANNA LODGE (Serves VA, Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
TEBBSTON ON MAGOTHY (Address: 8600 SNOWDEN RIVER PWY STE 207 , Population served: 52, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-10-2013)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-24-2012)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - In DEC-15-2009, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (JAN-28-2010)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-09-2009)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from DEC-11-2006 to JUN-11-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2007)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One other older monitoring violation
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
Maryland:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

65.9%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.1%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Columbia in 2010:

  • 261 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 118 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 82 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 44 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 2 people in correctional residential facilities

People in group quarters in Columbia in 2000:

  • 679 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 303 people in nursing homes
  • 169 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 123 people in other group homes
  • 66 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 13 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 13 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with most branches in Columbia (2011 data):

  • The Columbia Bank: 7 branches. Info updated 2011/10/27: Bank assets: $1,999.5 mil, Deposits: $1,528.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 40 total offices, Holding Company: Fulton Financial Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Owen Brown Branch, Columbia Mall Branch, Thunderhill Branch, Kings Contrivance Branch, Dobbin Station Branch, Columbia Harpers Choice Branch. 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
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Atholton Branch, Columbia Palace @ Giant Branch, Columbia @ Giant Branch, Columbia Crossing Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: One Mall North Branch, Dobbin Road Branch, Columbia 100 Branch, King's Contrivance Branch. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Columbia Corporate Center, Columbia Mall Branch, Centre Park Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: 100 Parkway Branch at 8850 Columbia 100 Parkway, branch established on 2005/08/29; Columbia Md Main Branch at 11000 Broken Land Parkway, branch established on 2001/04/16. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Susquehanna Bank: Center Park Drive Branch at 8801 Columbia 100 Parkway, branch established on 2007/04/02; Snowden Branch at 8620 Snowden River Parkway, branch established on 2007/04/02. Info updated 2012/02/28: Bank assets: $14,849.0 mil, Deposits: $10,294.4 mil, headquarters in Lititz, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 308 total offices, Holding Company: Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc.
  • Capital One, National Association: Columbia Branch at 6445 Dobbin Road, branch established on 2008/01/24; 7290a Cradlerock Way Branch at 7290 A-Cradlerock Way, branch established on 1988/06/30. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • SunTrust Bank: Hickory Ridge Branch at 6470 Freetown Road, branch established on 1992/06/17; Columbia East Branch at 8200 Snowden River Pkwy, branch established on 2002/03/11. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • 5 other banks with 5 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Columbia:

Marital status in Columbia, MD
  • Never married: 34.6%
  • Now married: 49.1%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

For population 25 years and over in Columbia:

  • High school or higher: 94.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 61.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 30.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
Maryland average:

12.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Columbia
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Columbia, MD (based on Howard County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic54,0588
Evangelical Protestant33,40398
Mainline Protestant24,57158
Other8,16323
Black Protestant2,33211
Orthodox1,0653
None163,493-
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: 42
Howard County:

1.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Howard County:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 19
Howard County:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 52
Howard County:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 150
This county:

5.50 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.5%
Maryland:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

23.9%
Maryland:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.4%
Maryland:

15.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

52.8%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Columbia:

52.0%
State:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.3
Maryland:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Columbia:

19.3%
Maryland:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.1%
Maryland:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Columbia:

6.8
Maryland:

6.8

Overweight people:
Columbia:

33.1%
Maryland:

34.1%

General health condition:
Here:

59.9%
Maryland:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.5%
Maryland:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Columbia, MD Residents

8.97% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($85,610 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.97%
Maryland average:

6.88%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,031 average AGI)
Howard County:

0.10%
Maryland average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Baltimore County, MD  1.21% ($78,145 average AGI)
from Prince George's County, MD  1.09% ($61,515)
from Anne Arundel County, MD  1.06% ($74,966)


8.89% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($83,524 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.89%
Maryland average:

7.35%

0.14% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,371 average AGI)
Howard County:

0.14%
Maryland average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Anne Arundel County, MD  1.17% ($84,036 average AGI)
to Baltimore County, MD  1.11% ($61,598)
to Prince George's County, MD  0.66% ($53,160)
Businesses in Columbia, MD
NameCountNameCount
ALDO2JoS. A. Bank1
AT&T4Jones New York2
Abercrombie & Fitch1Journeys1
Abercrombie Kids1Justice1
Advance Auto Parts1KFC1
Aeropostale1Kroger1
American Eagle Outfitters2La-Z-Boy1
Ann Taylor1Lane Bryant1
Apple Store1Lane Furniture2
Applebee's1LensCrafters1
Arby's1Macy's1
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Marriott2
Bakers1Marshalls1
Banana Republic1MasterBrand Cabinets14
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's7
Bath & Body Works1Men's Wearhouse2
Bebe1Motherhood Maternity2
Bed Bath & Beyond1New Balance5
Blockbuster1New York & Co1
Brookstone1Nike17
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1Nordstrom1
Burger King2Old Navy1
CVS1Olive Garden1
Cache1Pac Sun1
Casual Male XL1Panera Bread2
Chick-Fil-A3Papa John's Pizza2
Chico's1Payless1
Chipotle2Penske1
Cinnabon 1PetSmart1
Circle K1Pier 1 Imports1
Clarks1Pizza Hut2
Coldwater Creek1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Curves2Quiznos2
DHL2RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry2Red Lobster1
Domino's Pizza3Red Robin1
Dunkin Donuts4Rite Aid1
Eddie Bauer1Ruby Tuesday1
Express1Safeway2
Extended Stay America1Sears2
Extended Stay Deluxe1Sephora2
FedEx19Sheraton1
Finish Line1Spencer Gifts1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sprint Nextel2
Foot Locker1Staples2
Ford1Starbucks7
Forever 212Studio Plus Deluxe Studios1
GNC1Subway8
GameStop3T-Mobile2
Gap1T.G.I. Driday's1
Giant3Taco Bell1
Goodwill4Talbots1
Gymboree1Target1
H&M1The Cheesecake Factory1
H&R Block2The Limited1
Havertys Furniture1The Room Place1
Hilton4Toys"R"Us1
Hobby Lobby1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn2UPS31
Hollister Co.1Vans4
Home Depot1Verizon Wireless2
Hot Topic1Victoria's Secret1
J. Jill1Vons2
J.Crew1Walmart1
JCPenney1Wendy's2

Strongest AM radio stations in Columbia:

  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WJFK (1300 AM; 5 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WLIF-AM, INC.)
  • WILC (900 AM; 2 kW; LAUREL, MD; Owner: ILC CORPORATION)
  • WCAO (600 AM; 5 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WUST (1120 AM; daytime; 20 kW; WASHINGTON, DC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Columbia:

  • WPOC (93.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWMX (106.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WIYY (97.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WRBS (95.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: PETER & JOHN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WZBA (100.7 FM; WESTMINSTER, MD; Owner: SHAMROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WERQ-FM (92.3 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWDC-FM (101.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WLIF (101.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WLIF, INC.)
  • WBJC (91.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WRQX (107.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WASH (97.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WHUR-FM (96.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WARW (94.7 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYPR (88.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WYPR LICENSE HOLDING LLC)
  • WIHT (99.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WQSR (102.7 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY OF CHESAPEAKE LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WBIG-FM (100.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKYS (93.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCSP-FM (90.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NATIONAL CABLE SATELLITE CORPORATION)
  • WFSI (107.9 FM; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Columbia:

  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WBAL-TV (Channel 11; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WBAL HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WMAR-TV (Channel 2; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WJZ-TV (Channel 13; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WMPT (Channel 22; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WTTG (Channel 5; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WJLA-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ACC LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUSA (Channel 9; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE DETROIT NEWS, INC.)
  • WBDC-TV (Channel 50; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WETA-TV (Channel 26; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE GREATER WASHINGTON ED TELECOMM. ASSOC)
  • WDCA (Channel 20; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WHUT-TV (Channel 32; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WRC-TV (Channel 4; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WRC-TV), INC.)
  • WZDC-LP (Channel 64; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ONDA CAPITAL, INC.)
  • WNVC (Channel 56; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W28BY (Channel 63; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFORMATION SUPER STATION, L.L.C.)
  • W63BP (Channel 63; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: ANNAPOLIS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFPT (Channel 62; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • W61BY (Channel 61; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: ANNAPOLIS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMDO-CA (Channel 30; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Columbia fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 93Number of bridges
  • 1,184ft / 361mTotal length
  • $2,137,000Total costs
  • 4,068,568Total average daily traffic
  • 237,302Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,217,322Total future (year 2010) average daily traffic
New bridges in Columbia, MD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 321970-1979
  • 211980-1989
  • 291990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Columbia, MD
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Columbia)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Columbia, MD)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 55 (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 Amateur Radio Licenses: 533 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Columbia)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Columbia)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 31 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED504$293,906513$298,4633,155$270,195143$177,2102$17,590,500135$203,6850$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED21$288,34424$285,131225$275,27916$50,1250$04$253,3880$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED36$273,58745$236,912796$281,90972$104,3760$065$196,5211$3,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN50$274,67782$288,471582$286,47020$156,4010$029$230,1420$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$277,28619$297,625142$275,3958$111,2500$011$237,5270$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 17 tracts in Columbia, MD

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED77$300,32163$322,0131$454,990
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED15$317,52022$288,6390$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$211,00022$311,3110$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$339,3557$364,9330$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Columbia, MD
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Columbia, MD - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 350
  • Hazardous Condition: 358
  • Service Call: 6
Fire incident types in Columbia, MD

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Columbia, MD

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Columbia, Maryland:

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Columbia, 5485 Twin Knolls Rd, Columbia, Maryland 21045 , Phone: (410) 997-1060, Fax: (410) 997-0169
  • Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel, 10207 Wincopin Cir, Columbia, Maryland 21044 , Phone: (410) 730-3900
  • Holiday Inn Columbia, 7900 Washington Blvd, Columbia, Maryland 20794 , Phone: (410) 799-7500, Fax: (410) 799-1824
  • Extended Stay America - Columbia - Columbia Parkway, 8870 Columbia 100 Pkwy, Columbia, Maryland 21045 , Phone: (410) 772-8800, Fax: (410) 772-0080
  • Extended Stay America - Columbia - Gateway Drive, 6620 Eli Whitney Dr, Columbia, Maryland 21046 , Phone: (410) 312-1557, Fax: (410) 312-1590
  • Sonesta Extended Saty Suite, 8844 Columbia Pkwy, Columbia, Maryland 21045 , Phone: (410) 964-9494
  • Extended Stay America - Columbia - Columbia Corporate Park, 8890 Stanford Blvd, Columbia, Maryland 21045 , Phone: (410) 872-2994, Fax: (410) 872-2995
  • Columbia Suites, 10605 Rt 108, Columbia, Maryland 21044 , Phone: (410) 715-4602, Fax: (410) 715-0046
  • 5 other hotels and motels
All 13 fire-safe hotels and motels in Columbia, Maryland
Most common first names in Columbia, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary20281.7 years
John18774.5 years
William16874.8 years
James13871.2 years
Margaret13480.4 years
Robert12469.1 years
Helen12383.1 years
Charles11273.5 years
Joseph10274.3 years
Dorothy10280.3 years
Most common last names in Columbia, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7474.6 years
Brown6675.7 years
Jones6474.7 years
Johnson6173.6 years
Miller3581.6 years
Wilson3474.1 years
Williams3473.9 years
Anderson2877.8 years
Davis2875.3 years
Harris2779.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Columbia, MD
  • 50.2%Electricity
  • 46.3%Utility gas
  • 2.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Columbia, MD
  • 66.8%Electricity
  • 31.0%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood


Columbia compared to Maryland state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Columbia on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: computer and mathematical occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: computer and mathematical occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: real estate and rental and leasing (population 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: construction (population 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: public administration (population 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: business and financial operations occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: public administration (population 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Doctorate degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having professional degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: professional, scientific, and technical services (population 50,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people below the poverty level (population 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the highest increase in house/condo value from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 100 cities with biggest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: professional, scientific, and technical services (population 50,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: other services, except public administration (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
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