Columbia, Missouri

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Population in 2017: 121,717 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +44.0%
Males: 59,075  (48.5%)
Females: 62,642  (51.5%)
Median resident age:

28.0 years
Missouri median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 65202, 65203, 65215.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,043 (it was $33,729 in 2000)
Columbia:

$47,043
MO:

$53,578

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,360 (it was $19,507 in 2000)

Columbia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $187,100 (it was $110,700 in 2000)
Columbia:

$187,100
MO:

$156,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $218,168; detached houses: $234,997; townhouses or other attached units: $110,267; in 2-unit structures: $297,078; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $87,074; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $132,421; mobile homes: $23,698

Median gross rent in 2017: $871.

March 2019 cost of living index in Columbia: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.7%
(17.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.3% for Black residents, 19.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.5% for American Indian residents, 18.9% for other race residents, 30.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Columbia, MO (2017)
    • 89,28275.5%White alone
    • 11,3169.6%Black alone
    • 8,0356.8%Asian alone
    • 5,7754.9%Two or more races
    • 4,2303.6%Hispanic
    • 3330.3%Other race alone
    • 1430.1%American Indian alone
    • 630.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists, there were 331 registered sex offenders living in Columbia, Missouri as of October 23, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Columbia is 356 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Columbia by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
7
(7.8)
2
(2.2)
3
(3.1)
5
(4.9)
3
(2.9)
3
(2.9)
2
(1.8)
3
(2.7)
5
(4.4)
5
(4.3)
1
(0.8)
6
(5.0)
9
(7.3)
5
(4.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
19
(21.0)
23
(24.9)
30
(31.4)
19
(18.8)
32
(31.2)
37
(35.8)
37
(34.0)
41
(37.1)
67
(58.5)
63
(53.9)
82
(69.0)
111
(91.6)
115
(93.8)
89
(72.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
114
(126.2)
113
(122.2)
141
(147.5)
138
(136.6)
157
(153.0)
131
(126.7)
166
(152.4)
162
(146.4)
112
(97.7)
116
(99.3)
141
(118.6)
127
(104.8)
117
(95.4)
104
(84.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
337
(373.2)
322
(348.2)
443
(463.4)
230
(227.6)
309
(301.2)
359
(347.1)
377
(346.2)
270
(244.0)
232
(202.5)
226
(193.4)
376
(316.2)
273
(225.4)
369
(301.0)
248
(200.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
506
(560.3)
544
(588.2)
594
(621.4)
836
(827.5)
692
(674.5)
552
(533.8)
798
(732.8)
784
(708.6)
703
(613.5)
750
(641.9)
839
(705.6)
530
(437.5)
505
(412.0)
549
(444.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,386
(2,642)
2,335
(2,525)
2,509
(2,625)
2,968
(2,938)
3,082
(3,004)
3,129
(3,026)
3,323
(3,052)
3,294
(2,977)
3,490
(3,046)
3,069
(2,627)
2,570
(2,161)
2,469
(2,038)
2,826
(2,305)
2,648
(2,143)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
173
(191.6)
226
(244.4)
220
(230.1)
147
(145.5)
132
(128.7)
135
(130.5)
142
(130.4)
143
(129.2)
166
(144.9)
169
(144.6)
226
(190.1)
246
(203.1)
266
(217.0)
286
(231.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
28
(31.0)
12
(13.0)
7
(7.3)
10
(9.9)
11
(10.7)
7
(6.8)
16
(14.7)
14
(12.7)
14
(12.2)
26
(22.3)
9
(7.6)
13
(10.7)
10
(8.2)
7
(5.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)305.1292.2335.2298.5314.6310.7329.6306.8301.7281.7306.7288.1317.0266.4

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Columbia, MO

Crime rate in Columbia detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 195 (158 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.28
Missouri average:

2.32
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Ancestries: German (19.9%), American (9.2%), Irish (6.3%), English (5.8%), European (2.2%), Italian (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1826

Elevation: 758 feet

Land area: 53.1 square miles.

Population density: 2,294 people per square mile   (low).

Columbia, Missouri map

10,332 residents are foreign born (2.5% Asia, 1.1% Europe, 1.0% Latin America).

This city:

8.5%
Missouri:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,012 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,785 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (114.9 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (316.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Pierpont, MO (2.5 miles),
McBaine, MO (2.7 miles),
Huntsdale, MO (2.8 miles),
Lupus, MO (3.1 miles),
Wooldridge, MO (3.2 miles),
Rocheport, MO (3.5 miles ),
Ashland, MO (3.6 miles ),
Hallsville, MO (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 38.95 N, Longitude: 92.33 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +21,233 (+17.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 53,525 (83.2%)

Area code: 573

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

Columbia satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 460 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 1998: 645 buildings, average cost: $85,600
  • 1999: 593 buildings, average cost: $108,700
  • 2000: 516 buildings, average cost: $108,600
  • 2001: 640 buildings, average cost: $136,500
  • 2002: 746 buildings, average cost: $138,700
  • 2003: 926 buildings, average cost: $139,600
  • 2004: 1245 buildings, average cost: $135,800
  • 2005: 1231 buildings, average cost: $143,900
  • 2006: 679 buildings, average cost: $174,500
  • 2007: 653 buildings, average cost: $163,200
  • 2008: 335 buildings, average cost: $171,800
  • 2009: 380 buildings, average cost: $148,700
  • 2010: 401 buildings, average cost: $171,300
  • 2011: 316 buildings, average cost: $194,000
  • 2012: 733 buildings, average cost: $137,100
  • 2013: 631 buildings, average cost: $217,000
  • 2014: 444 buildings, average cost: $240,800
  • 2015: 516 buildings, average cost: $233,900
  • 2016: 568 buildings, average cost: $217,900
  • 2017: 403 buildings, average cost: $242,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Columbia, MO residents
Average permit cost in Columbia, MO
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.7%
Missouri:

3.9%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Columbia, MO
Historical housing units in Columbia, MO

Population change in the 1990s: +14,498 (+20.7%).
Most common industries in Columbia, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (21.9%)
  • Health care (14.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
  • Construction (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (18.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.6%)
  • Health care (9.6%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (25.2%)
  • Health care (19.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.5%)
  • Social assistance (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Columbia, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Postsecondary teachers (8.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Computer specialists (3.5%)
  • Cashiers (3.2%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (2.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.8%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (8.2%)
  • Computer specialists (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Other financial specialists (2.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (2.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (2.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Postsecondary teachers (7.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Registered nurses (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Cashiers (4.2%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)

Average climate in Columbia, Missouri

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Tornado activity:

Columbia-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 24% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/27/1990, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.2 miles away from the Columbia city center injured 3 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 11/10/1998, a category F3 tornado 0.2 miles away from the city center injured 16 people and caused $6 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Columbia-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 242.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 196.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 214.6 miles away from Columbia center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 239.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 254.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 255.4 miles away from Columbia 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 Boone County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 7, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Columbia topographic map

Hospitals in Columbia:

  • BOONE HOSPITAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 1600 E BROADWAY)
  • CHARTER BEHAVIORAL HS OF COLUMBIA (200 PORTLAND ST)
  • COLUMBIA REGIONAL HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 404 KEENE ST)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPICES OF AMERICA - NORTH CENTRAL (800 HWY 63 NORTH, SUITE 100)
  • HEALTHCOR, INC (3215 LE MONE INDUSTRIAL BLVD STE 100)
  • HEART OF MISSOURI MENTAL HEALTH (provides emergency services, THREE HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • MISSOURI RIVER HOSPICE (1410 HERIFORD ROAD)
  • PREFERRED HOSPICE OF MISSOURI (CENTRAL) LLC (1900 NORTH PROVIDENCE ROAD SUITE 311)
  • REGIONAL HOSPICE OF CENTRAL MISSOURI (404 KEENE STREET)
  • RUSK REHABILITATION CENTER LLC (315 BUSINESS LOOP 70 W)

Airports and heliports located in Columbia:

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Colleges/Universities in Columbia:

  • University of Missouri-Columbia (Full-time enrollment: 29,599; Location: 105 Jesse Hall; Public; Website: missouri.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Columbia College (Full-time enrollment: 13,975; Location: 1001 Rogers Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.ccis.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Stephens College (Full-time enrollment: 877; Location: 1200 E Broadway; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.stephens.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Bryan University (Full-time enrollment: 243; Location: 3215 LeMone Industrial Boulevard; Private, for-profit; Website: www.bryanu.edu)
  • Columbia Area Career Center (Full-time enrollment: 98; Location: 4203 S Providence Rd; Public; Website: www.career-center.org)
  • Cosmetology Concepts Institute (Full-time enrollment: 49; Location: 1611 Burlington Street Suite A; Private, for-profit; Website: www.cosmetology-concepts.com)
  • University of Missouri-System Office (Location: 321 University Hall; Public; Website: www.umsystem.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Columbia:

  • Lincoln University (about 29 miles; Jefferson City, MO; Full-time enrollment: 2,348)
  • Moberly Area Community College (about 34 miles; Moberly, MO; FT enrollment: 3,977)
  • State Fair Community College (about 54 miles; Sedalia, MO; FT enrollment: 3,581)
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology (about 76 miles; Rolla, MO; FT enrollment: 6,486)
  • University of Central Missouri (about 77 miles; Warrensburg, MO; FT enrollment: 9,952)
  • East Central College (about 82 miles; Union, MO; FT enrollment: 2,810)
  • Truman State University (about 87 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)

Public high schools in Columbia:

  • ROCK BRIDGE SR. HIGH (Students: 1,707, Location: 4303 S PROVIDENCE RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • FREDERICK DOUGLASS HIGH (Students: 243, Location: 310 N PROVIDENCE RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • JUVENILE JUSTICE CTR. (Students: 15, Location: 5665 ROGER I WILSON MEM DR, Grades: 1-12)
  • CORNERSTONE (Location: 1250 E BROWN SCHOOL RD, Grades: 6-12)
  • DELMAR A COBBLE SCHOOL (Location: 108 W CRAIG ST, Grades: KG-12)
  • COLUMBIA AREA CAREER CTR. (Location: 4203 S PROVIDENCE RD, Grades: 10-12)
  • DAVID H. HICKMAN HIGH (Location: 1104 N PROVIDENCE RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • MURIEL W. BATTLE HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 7575 ST. CHARLES ROAD, Grades: PK-12)

Private high schools in Columbia:

  • COLUMBIA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL (Students: 365, Location: 1801 N STADIUM BLVD, Grades: PK-12)
  • CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP SCHOOL (Students: 302, Location: 4600 CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • HERITAGE ACADEMY (Students: 104, Location: 606 RIDGEWAY AVE, Grades: UG-12)
  • COLLEGE PARK CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 78, Location: 1114 COLLEGE PARK DR, Grades: PK-9)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Columbia:

Private elementary/middle schools in Columbia:

  • OUR LADY OF LOURDES INTERPARISH SCHOOL (Students: 588, Location: 817 BERNADETTE DR, Grades: KG-8)
  • CHRISTIAN CHAPEL ACADEMY (Students: 125, Location: 3300 S PROVIDENCE RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 89, Location: 2201 W ROLLINS RD, Grades: KG-8)
  • ISLAMIC SCHOOL OF COLUMBIA-MISSOURI (Students: 79, Location: 408 LOCUST ST, Grades: UG-5)
See full list of schools located in Columbia

Library in Columbia:

  • DANIEL BOONE REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $8,297,629; Location: 100 WEST BROADWAY; 469,663 books; 22,678 e-books; 39,949 audio materials; 16,435 video materials; 21 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 925 print serial subscriptions; 11 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • The library is no longer on Park Deville Drive; it returned to 100 West Broadway when construction was completed a few years ago.
  • FM Stations addition: KPOW 97.7 FM Sedalia, Mo Owner: Matthewson Broadcasting Sedalia Missouri genre: Classic Rock 100,000Watts

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Columbia: Sanborn Field and Soil Erosion Plots (A), Columbia Country Club (B), Columbia Plaza (C), Broadway Center (D), Crossroads West (E), Eastgate Plaza (F), Parkade Plaza (G), Columbia Fire Department Station 2 (H), Columbia Fire Department Station 3 (I), Columbia Fire Department Station 4 (J), Columbia Fire Department Station 5 (K), Columbia Fire Department Station 6 (L), Columbia Fire Department Station 7 (M), Columbia Fire Department Station 8 (N), Lenoir Home (O), Columbia Fire Department Headquarters (P), Department of Conservation Regional Fire Office Central (Q), Boone County Fire Protection District Station 14 (R), Columbia Fire Department Training Academy (S), Missouri University Fire and Rescue Training Institute (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Forum Shopping Center (1), Rock Bridge Shopping Center (2), Biscayne Mall (3), Columbia Mall (4), North County Shopping Center (5), Whitegate Shopping Center (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Columbia include: Emmanuel Church (A), Fairview Church (B), Sugar Grove Church (C), Broadway Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Jewell Cemetery (1), Memorial Park Cemetery (2), Antioch Cemetery (3), Hinkson Creek Cemetery (4), Columbia Cemetery (5), Fairview Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Moores Lake (A), Shady Lake (B), Hulen Lake (C), Waters Edge Estates Lake (D), Stephens Lake (E), Lower Municipal Golf Course Lake (F), Fairview Lake (G), Cedar Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hinkson Creek (A), Hominy Branch (B), County House Branch (C), Goose Creek (D), Grindstone Creek (E), Goodin Branch (F), Merideth Branch (G), Flat Branch (H), Scotts Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Columbia include: Kiwanis Park (1), Cosmo Park (2), Stephens Park (3), Nickell Park (4), Memorial Stadium (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation (Historical Places & Services; 65 McReynolds Hall) (1), Historic Preservation Consulting (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 811 Cherry Street) (2), Brown Amusement & Vending Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 4507 Interstate 70 Drive Southeast) (3), Amf Bowling Centers (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1508 North Providence Road) (4), Amf Town & Country Lanes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1508 North Providence Road) (5), Fearfest (Amusement & Theme Parks; 6399 Highway 40 West) (6), Gunthers Games (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1106 East Broadway) (7), EZ Steel Buildings (4300 Chrstn Flwshp Road) (8), Balloon Stormers (4300 Christian Fellowship) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Churchill's (2200 Interstate 70 Drive Southwest) (1), Columbia Super 8 Motel (3216 Clark Ln) (2), Arrow Head Motel LLC (1411 Business Loop 70 East) (3), Atrium Lounge (2200 Interstate 70 Drive Southwest) (4), Motel 6 (1800 Interstate 70 Drive Southwest) (5), Deluxe Inn (2112 Business Loop 70 East) (6), Columbia Dome Hotel (1612 N Providence Rd) (7), Hampton Inn Columbia- MO (3410 Clark Lane) (8), Comfort Suites (1010 Business Loop 70 East) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service (601 Business Loop 70 West) (1), Boone County - Circuit Court Offices- Joint Communication (1 South 1st) (2), Boone County - Administrative Offices- Circuit Court Offices- Public Administrator Connie Hen (701 East Walnut Street) (3), Boone - Administrative Offices- Circuit Court Office- General Court Informa (705 East Walnut Street) (4), Boone County - Circuit Court Offices- Public Works- Administrative Off (701 East Walnut Street) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Norbert Wiener - (1894-1964), mathematician, Russ Carnahan - Politician, Jessica Capshaw - Film actor, Brett James - Country singer, Carlos Pena, Jr. - Black hair, Katherine Hanley - Politician, Judy Baker - Politician, Malcolm Thomas (basketball, born 1988) - Professional basketball player, Scott Murphy - Politician, Stan Kroenke - Billionaire.

Boone County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

COLUMBIA (Population served: 100,733, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-26-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-26-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-26-2008)
BOONE CO PWSD 9 (Population served: 11,250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Variance/Exemption issued (SEP-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U. Follow-up actions: St Variance/Exemption issued (SEP-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-29-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Variance/Exemption issued (SEP-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U. Follow-up actions: St Variance/Exemption issued (SEP-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-29-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Variance/Exemption issued (SEP-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U. Follow-up actions: St Variance/Exemption issued (SEP-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-29-2008)
BLUE ACRES MHP (Address: 4001 PONDEROSA LOT # 1 , Population served: 275, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-28-2012)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
TARA CONDOMINIUMS (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-02-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-02-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-13-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Columbia that have no violations reported:

  • BOONE CO CONS PWSD 1 (Population served: 19,500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

49.7%
Whole state:

65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.4%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Columbia in 2010:

  • 7,387 people in college/university student housing
  • 624 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 176 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 136 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 93 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 82 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 79 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 63 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 55 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 42 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 22 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 21 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 20 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Columbia in 2000:

  • 7,467 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 549 people in nursing homes
  • 241 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 82 people in other group homes
  • 43 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 29 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 21 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 17 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 17 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 8 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Arenas or stadiums:

  • Faurot Field. Capacity: 62,000. Missouri Tigers.
  • Mizzou Arena. University of Missouri.

Banks with most branches in Columbia (2011 data):

  • The Boone County National Bank of Columbia: 12 branches. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,355.7 mil, Deposits: $1,121.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Central Bancompany
  • Commerce Bank: 9 branches. Info updated 2011/07/07: Bank assets: $20,493.6 mil, Deposits: $16,805.3 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 206 total offices, Holding Company: Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
  • Landmark Bank, National Association: 8 branches. Info updated 2011/09/28: Bank assets: $1,675.9 mil, Deposits: $1,490.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 38 total offices, Holding Company: Landrum Company
  • U.S. Bank National Association: University Of Missouri - Columbia, Columbia-Business Loop, Columbia East Broadway Branch, Columbia Forum Boulevard. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • First State Community Bank: Columbia - Clark Lane Banking Center, Columbia - Bethel Banking Center, Columbia-Fifth Street Branch. Info updated 2011/01/03: Bank assets: $1,303.2 mil, Deposits: $1,092.4 mil, headquarters in Farmington, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 34 total offices, Holding Company: First State Bancshares, Inc.
  • The Callaway Bank: Lake Of The Woods Branch, Broadway Branch, Chapel Hill Road Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $284.8 mil, Deposits: $235.7 mil, headquarters in Fulton, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Callaway Security Banks, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Columbia Paris Road Branch, Providence Facility, Bernadette Drive Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: South Facility Branch, Columbia West Facility Branch, Columbia Downtown 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
  • Providence Bank: Columbia Branch at 8 North 5th Street, branch established on 2008/12/30; at 3855 Forum Boulevard, branch established on 1888/07/08. Info updated 2010/10/18: Bank assets: $670.4 mil, Deposits: $564.2 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Linco Bancshares, Inc.
  • 21 other banks with 21 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Columbia:

Marital status in Columbia, MO
  • Never married: 49.5%
  • Now married: 35.5%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 2.8%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

For population 25 years and over in Columbia:

  • High school or higher: 95.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 49.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 22.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
Missouri average:

11.0

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, MO (based on Boone County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant32,18791
Mainline Protestant16,27339
Catholic10,6844
Other3,87323
Black Protestant7148
Orthodox2182
None98,693-
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: 22
Boone County:

1.45 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Boone County:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 70
Boone County:

4.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 153
Boone County:

10.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.1%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.7%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Boone County:

15.3%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Columbia:

51.9%
Missouri:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Columbia:

52.7%
Missouri:

46.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.7
Missouri:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.9%
Missouri:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.4%
Missouri:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Columbia:

6.9
Missouri:

6.8

Overweight people:
Columbia:

28.5%
State:

34.3%

General health condition:
Columbia:

61.1%
Missouri:

56.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Columbia:

82.4%
Missouri:

78.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Columbia, MO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 207$904,312$52,42421$24,685
Electric Power 142$562,471$47,5337$7,626
Police Protection - Officers 140$604,365$51,8035$5,401
Firefighters 135$703,492$62,5330$0
Solid Waste Management 98$320,301$39,22130$25,540
Parks and Recreation 80$277,590$41,639208$79,223
Sewerage 77$269,257$41,9623$4,942
Other and Unallocable 68$235,472$41,55427$16,211
Water Supply 67$237,901$42,6096$7,761
Health 58$217,875$45,07812$6,787
Financial Administration 56$283,982$60,8535$8,485
Transit 54$186,616$41,47039$73,224
Police - Other 50$211,730$50,8157$8,738
Housing and Community Development (Local) 39$165,580$50,9481$520
Streets and Highways 35$106,485$36,5090$0
Judicial and Legal 26$121,243$55,9583$2,285
Airports 16$64,989$48,7421$655
Fire - Other 7$42,313$72,5370$0
Totals for Government 1,355$5,515,974$48,850375$272,083

Columbia government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $13,960,000 ($114.69)
    Regular Highways: $5,090,000 ($41.82)
    Water Utilities: $4,462,000 ($36.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,363,000 ($35.85)
    Air Transportation: $3,866,000 ($31.76)
    Sewerage: $3,465,000 ($28.47)
    General Public Buildings: $1,796,000 ($14.76)
    Transit Utilities: $1,016,000 ($8.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $490,000 ($4.03)
    General - Other: $420,000 ($3.45)
    Police Protection: $254,000 ($2.09)
    Parking Facilities: $3,000 ($0.02)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $115,556,000 ($949.38)
    General - Other: $48,816,000 ($401.06)
    Water Utilities: $18,436,000 ($151.47)
    Police Protection: $16,491,000 ($135.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $13,895,000 ($114.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,312,000 ($109.37)
    Local Fire Protection: $12,698,000 ($104.32)
    Regular Highways: $8,239,000 ($67.69)
    Sewerage: $8,035,000 ($66.01)
    Transit Utilities: $6,955,000 ($57.14)
    Central Staff Services: $6,818,000 ($56.02)
    Health - Other: $5,388,000 ($44.27)
    Air Transportation: $3,469,000 ($28.50)
    Financial Administration: $3,264,000 ($26.82)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,586,000 ($21.25)
    Parking Facilities: $2,542,000 ($20.88)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,295,000 ($10.64)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $891,000 ($7.32)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,084,000 ($41.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,734,000 ($47.11)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $1,731,000 ($14.22)
    Electric Utilities: $1,722,000 ($14.15)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,046,000 ($8.59)
    Water Utilities: $954,000 ($7.84)
    General - Other: $741,000 ($6.09)
    Regular Highways: $680,000 ($5.59)
    Sewerage: $559,000 ($4.59)
    Police Protection: $468,000 ($3.84)
    Parks and Recreation: $389,000 ($3.20)
    Parking Facilities: $53,000 ($0.44)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $103,924,000 ($853.82)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,868,000 ($15.35)

Columbia government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $20,598,000 ($169.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $18,022,000 ($148.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,146,000 ($34.06)
    Parking Facilities: $4,044,000 ($33.22)
    Other: $2,502,000 ($20.56)
    Air Transportation: $694,000 ($5.70)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($0.08)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $4,322,000 ($35.51)
    Air Transportation: $3,374,000 ($27.72)
    Highways: $1,895,000 ($15.57)
    Other: $1,289,000 ($10.59)
    Housing and Community Development: $954,000 ($7.84)
    Health and Hospitals: $97,000 ($0.80)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Electric Utilities: $11,711,000 ($96.21)
    Water Utilities: $3,513,000 ($28.86)
    Highways: $2,286,000 ($18.78)
    Other: $1,676,000 ($13.77)
    Health and Hospitals: $1,259,000 ($10.34)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $8,673,000 ($71.26)
    General Revenue - Other: $4,975,000 ($40.87)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,081,000 ($17.10)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $124,840,000 ($1025.66)
    Water Utilities: $23,177,000 ($190.42)
    Transit Utilities: $2,073,000 ($17.03)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,117,000 ($25.61)
    Health and Hospitals: $1,377,000 ($11.31)
    Other: $213,000 ($1.75)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $46,673,000 ($383.46)
    Property: $11,716,000 ($96.26)
    Public Utilities Sales: $7,530,000 ($61.86)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,870,000 ($31.80)
    Other License: $932,000 ($7.66)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $796,000 ($6.54)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $565,000 ($4.64)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $178,000 ($1.46)

Columbia government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $387,208,000 ($3181.22)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $359,080,000 ($2950.12)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $69,480,000 ($570.83)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $41,353,000 ($339.75)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,516,000 ($12.46)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,369,000 ($11.25)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $147,000 ($1.21)

Columbia government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $64,437,000 ($529.40)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $430,191,000 ($3534.35)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,904,000 ($130.66)

7.11% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,761 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.11%
Missouri average:

7.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Callaway County, MO  0.36% ($40,348 average AGI)
from Cole County, MO  0.36% ($39,558)
from St. Louis County, MO  0.33% ($39,163)


8.11% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,559 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.11%
Missouri average:

7.16%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($144 average AGI)
Boone County:

0.03%
Missouri average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to St. Louis County, MO  0.45% ($46,721 average AGI)
to Jackson County, MO  0.43% ($45,721)
to Callaway County, MO  0.39% ($41,217)
Businesses in Columbia, MO
NameCountNameCount
AMF Bowling1Little Caesars Pizza1
AT&T5Long John Silver's1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lowe's1
Ace Hardware2Macy's1
Aeropostale1Marriott2
American Eagle Outfitters1Marshalls1
Ann Taylor1MasterBrand Cabinets17
Applebee's2Maurices1
Arby's2Mazda1
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's7
AutoZone1Men's Wearhouse1
BMW1Menards1
Barnes & Noble1Motel 62
Baskin-Robbins2Motherhood Maternity2
Bath & Body Works1New Balance7
Bed Bath & Beyond1New York & Co1
Big O Tires2Nike27
Blockbuster2Nissan1
Burger King3Office Depot1
Caribou Coffee2Old Navy1
Casual Male XL1Olive Garden1
Chevrolet1Outback1
Chico's1Outback Steakhouse1
Chipotle2Pac Sun1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Panera Bread3
Church's Chicken1Papa John's Pizza2
Cold Stone Creamery1Payless2
Coldwater Creek1Penske1
Comfort Suites1PetSmart1
Cracker Barrel1Pier 1 Imports1
Curves2Pizza Hut4
DHL2Plato's Closet1
Dairy Queen3Quality1
Days Inn1Quiznos2
Deb1RadioShack2
Decora Cabinetry8Ramada2
Dennys1Red Lobster1
Domino's Pizza4Red Roof Inn1
Econo Lodge1Ruby Tuesday2
Eddie Bauer1Rue211
Express1SAS Shoes1
Extended Stay America1SONIC Drive-In6
Fashion Bug1Sam's Club1
FedEx33Sears2
Finish Line1Sephora1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Shoe Carnival1
Foot Locker1Slumberland1
Ford1Spencer Gifts1
GNC2Sprint Nextel4
GameStop2Staples1
Gap1Starbucks5
Goodwill2Steak 'n Shake2
Gymboree1Subaru1
H&R Block6Subway11
Hardee's3Super 83
Hilton2T-Mobile7
Hobby Lobby1T.G.I. Driday's1
Holiday Inn4Taco Bell6
Hollister Co.1Talbots1
Home Depot1Target1
Honda1The Room Place1
Hot Topic1Toys"R"Us1
Houlihan's1Travelodge1
Hyundai1U-Haul5
IHOP1U.S. Cellular3
JCPenney1UPS25
Jimmy John's2Vans2
JoS. A. Bank1Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York3Victoria's Secret1
Journeys1Volkswagen1
Justice1Waffle House2
KFC3Walgreens2
Kohl's1Walmart3
Kroger3Wendy's2
La Quinta1Wet Seal1
La-Z-Boy2White Castle1
Lane Bryant1Wingate1
LensCrafters1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Columbia:

  • KFRU (1400 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: COLUMBIA AM, INC.)
  • KTGR (1580 AM; 0 kW; COLUMBIA, MO)
  • KWOS (950 AM; 5 kW; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KLIK (1240 AM; 5 kW; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: PREMIER RADIO GROUP)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KRMS (1150 AM; 10 kW; OSAGE BEACH, MO; Owner: VIPER COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KFAL (900 AM; 1 kW; FULTON, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KWRT (1370 AM; 1 kW; BOONVILLE, MO; Owner: BIG COUNTRY OF MISSOURI, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHMO (1070 AM; 5 kW; HANNIBAL, MO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Columbia:

  • K280EJ (103.9 FM; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: GOOD NEWS PUBLISHERS, INC.)
  • KBXR (102.3 FM; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: FT. SMITH FM, INC.)
  • KWWC-FM (90.5 FM; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: STEPHENS COLLEGE)
  • KPLA (101.5 FM; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: COLUMBIA FM, INC.)
  • KBIA (91.3 FM; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • KCOU (88.1 FM; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MI)
  • KCMQ (96.7 FM; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • K276DI (103.1 FM; COLUMBIA, ETC., MO; Owner: LIGHT WAVES, INC.)
  • KOQL (106.1 FM; ASHLAND, MO; Owner: MID-MISSOURI BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTXY (106.9 FM; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KWWR (95.7 FM; MEXICO, MO; Owner: KXEO RADIO, INC.)
  • KOPN (89.5 FM; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: NEW WAVE CORPORATION)
  • KCLR-FM (99.3 FM; BOONVILLE, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KWRT-FM (93.1 FM; BOONVILLE, MO; Owner: BIG COUNTRY OF MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KSSZ (93.9 FM; FAYETTE, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KMFC (92.1 FM; CENTRALIA, MO; Owner: THE CLAIR GROUP)
  • KRES (104.7 FM; MOBERLY, MO; Owner: KWIX, INC)
  • KBBM (100.1 FM; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: PREMIER RADIO GROUP)
  • KJLU (88.9 FM; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: LINCOLN UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • KATI (94.3 FM; CALIFORNIA, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Columbia:

  • K02NQ (Channel 2; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF COLUMBIA, LLC)
  • K11SN (Channel 11; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: RICHARD E. KOENIG)
  • K56AU (Channel 56; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KOMU-TV (Channel 8; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • K32FH (Channel 32; WARRENSBURG, MO; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)
  • KMIZ (Channel 17; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF COLUMBIA, LLC)
  • K43EU (Channel 43; ST LOUIS, MO; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)
  • K41OI (Channel 41; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KMOS-TV (Channel 6; SEDALIA, MO; Owner: BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KNLJ (Channel 25; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KRCG (Channel 13; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: MEL WHEELER INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Columbia: Leon W. Johnson.

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
  • 254Number of bridges
  • 2,323ft / 708mTotal length
  • $9,061,000Total costs
  • 2,645,246Total average daily traffic
  • 416,014Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,606,224Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Columbia, MO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 61920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 241950-1959
  • 231960-1969
  • 301970-1979
  • 681980-1989
  • 321990-1999
  • 312000-2009
  • 342010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Columbia, MO
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Columbia)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 280 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Columbia, MO)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 98 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 148 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 529 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Columbia)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Columbia)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 121 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 13 full and 8 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 ORIGINATED336$139,447590$152,0562,000$152,40393$100,92210$1,033,019248$146,5807$36,084
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$109,79735$146,956125$153,17112$36,7170$08$132,7783$43,973
APPLICATIONS DENIED28$137,79952$117,163298$163,76630$54,6093$184,66731$138,6546$37,643
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN37$126,65167$151,638368$150,77215$86,8451$2,930,00024$119,6101$42,190
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$102,6654$143,54377$177,9422$28,6900$03$144,3130$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 21 tracts in Columbia, MO

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED128$148,444126$168,3340$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED22$175,24128$169,3381$182,510
APPLICATIONS DENIED19$118,5319$163,2812$94,035
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$119,9946$153,6570$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$136,1033$100,4630$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Columbia, MO
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Columbia, MO - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 341. The highest number of fires - 534 took place in 2002, and the least - 131 in 2012. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Columbia, MO When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (41.7%), and Outside Fires (37.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Columbia, MO
    • 2,41741.7%Structure Fires
    • 2,15537.2%Outside Fires
    • 1,10419.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1142.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Columbia, MO

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Columbia, Missouri:

  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1900 1-70 Dr SW, Columbia, Missouri 65203 , Phone: (573) 445-8511, Fax: (573) 445-7991
  • Campus Inn, 1112 Stadium Dr, Columbia, Missouri 65201 , Phone: (573) 449-2731, Fax: (573) 449-6691
  • Drury Inn Columbia Stadium Boulevard, 1000 Knipp St, Columbia, Missouri 65203 , Phone: (573) 445-1800
  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 801 Keene St, Columbia, Missouri 65201 , Phone: (573) 449-4422, Fax: (573) 442-1110
  • Super 8, 3216 Clark Ln, Columbia, Missouri 65202 , Phone: (573) 474-8488, Fax: (573) 474-4180
  • Best Western Plus, 2904 Clark Ln, Columbia, Missouri 65202 , Phone: (573) 397-6471, Fax: (573) 397-6472
  • Howard Johnson, 3100 Interstate 70 Dr SE, Columbia, Missouri 65201 , Phone: (573) 474-6161, Fax: (573) 474-9323
  • Staybridge Suites, 805 Keene St, Columbia, Missouri 65201 , Phone: (573) 442-8600, Fax: (573) 441-9041
  • 23 other hotels and motels
All 31 fire-safe hotels and motels in Columbia, Missouri
Most common first names in Columbia, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary54180.1 years
William46474.4 years
James41371.6 years
John39673.6 years
Robert33972.2 years
Charles25375.4 years
Helen20879.9 years
Dorothy19978.4 years
George19377.2 years
Ruth17982.0 years
Most common last names in Columbia, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith17975.3 years
Johnson15476.2 years
Brown13675.5 years
Williams13576.1 years
Jones12176.4 years
Turner10976.3 years
Miller9977.8 years
Davis9673.7 years
Martin8673.0 years
Nichols7974.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Columbia, MO
  • 77.5%Utility gas
  • 20.8%Electricity
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Columbia, MO
  • 50.1%Electricity
  • 46.7%Utility gas
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.2%Solar energy


Columbia compared to Missouri state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Columbia on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: accommodation and food services (population 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Doctorate degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: personal care and service occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 100,000+"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of high school students in private schools (3,000+ students)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: educational services (population 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most recent year of entry for the foreign-born population (2,000+ people)+"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with most building permits per 10,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 50,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: utilities (population 50,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of females (15+ years) which never married (with at least 10,000 females in this group)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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