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Population (year 2000): 7,922. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,902 (+12.4% change)
Males: 3,829 (48.3%), Females: 4,093 (51.7%)

Monroe County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 37.6 years
Median household income: $58,003 (year 2000)
Median house value: $127,600 (year 2000)

Columbia, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Columbia:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (50.3%), Irish (16.2%), English (10.1%), French (6.9%), United States (5.0%), Italian (3.8%).Illinois

Elevation: 500 feet

Land area: 9.4 square miles

Columbia,

For population 25 years and over in Columbia

  • High school or higher: 89.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbia city

  • Never married: 18.1%
  • Now married: 64.9%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

1.1% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +1,948 (+32.6%).


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Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (291.9 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IL Dupo, (4.6 miles Carondelet, IL East (6.5 miles MO (7.6 miles Oakville, MO (7.8 miles Lemay, IL Millstadt, (7.9 miles MO (8.1 miles Mehlville, IL Cahokia, (8.2 miles Villa, MO (8.4 miles Bella


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 56 buildings, average cost: $118,400
  • 1997: 70 buildings, average cost: $121,900
  • 1998: 72 buildings, average cost: $125,100
  • 1999: 62 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 2000: 74 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2001: 81 buildings, average cost: $153,100
  • 2002: 99 buildings, average cost: $162,200
  • 2003: 78 buildings, average cost: $154,000
  • 2004: 117 buildings, average cost: $176,600
  • 2005: 116 buildings, average cost: $165,500

Latitude: 38.45 N, Longitude: 90.21 W

Area code: 618

Columbia, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.9%), Manufacturing (12.3%), Retail trade (11.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,474 (-18.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 957 (23.0%)

Crime in Columbia by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 12.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 2 3 0 3 3
    per 100,000 12.6 25.2 37.9 0.0 37.9 37.9
Robberies 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Assaults 5 5 5 4 5 12
    per 100,000 63.1 63.1 63.1 50.5 63.1 151.5
Burglaries 17 22 28 26 28 22
    per 100,000 214.6 277.7 353.4 328.2 353.4 277.7
Thefts 104 93 95 79 95 71
    per 100,000 1312.8 1173.9 1199.2 997.2 1199.2 896.2
Auto thefts 8 6 11 6 11 5
    per 100,000 101.0 75.7 138.9 75.7 138.9 63.1
105.9 95.2 111.6 79.0 111.6 105.8

Average climate in Columbia, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Columbia,

Columbia-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 111% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/1959, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.8 miles away from the Columbia city center killed 21 people and injured 345 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1981, a category 4 tornado 19.5 miles away from the city center injured 32 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Lance Stemler - College basketball player (Bradley Braves).


Hospitals/medical centers near Columbia:
  • SSM REHAB INSTITUTE (about 8 miles; SAINT LOUIS, MO)
  • ST LOUIS UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; SAINT LOUIS, MO)
  • SOUTH POINT HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; SAINT LOUIS, MO)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Columbia:
  • LAMBERT-ST LOUIS INTL (about 22 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; ID: STL)
  • SCOTT AFB/MIDAMERICA (about 27 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; ID: BLV)
  • ST LOUIS REGIONAL (about 33 miles; ALTON/ST LOUIS, IL; ID: ALN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Columbia:
  • SACKMAN FIELD (about 2 miles; COLUMBIA, IL; ID: H49)
  • ST LOUIS DOWNTOWN (about 10 miles; CAHOKIA/ST LOUIS, IL; ID: CPS)
  • FESTUS MEML (about 22 miles; FESTUS, MO; ID: FES)

Amtrak stations near Columbia:
  • 13 miles: ST. LOUIS (550 S. 16TH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.
  • 17 miles: KIRKWOOD (110 W. ARGONNE RD.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 6 $17,982 $35,964 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 1 $3,602 $43,224 0 $0
Financial Administration 4 $11,232 $33,696 3 $2,165
Other Government Administration 2 $9,502 $57,012 26 $5,619
Police Protection - Officers 14 $53,194 $45,594 0 $0
Sewerage 5 $18,104 $43,449 0 $0
Local Libraries 3 $6,212 $24,848 2 $1,191
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2 $6,232 $37,392 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 1 $2,829 $33,948 0 $0
Police - Other 6 $17,112 $34,224 6 $3,491
Streets and Highways 6 $19,388 $38,776 0 $0
Health 2 $5,535 $33,210 0 $0
Totals for Government 52 $170,925 $39,444 37 $12,467
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Columbia:
  • SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-FOREST PARK (about 13 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 3,441)
  • SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 13 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; FT enrollment: 10,286)
  • WEBSTER UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; FT enrollment: 8,252)
  • SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-MERAMEC (about 17 miles; KIRKWOOD, MO; FT enrollment: 7,507)
  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 17 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; FT enrollment: 10,939)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ST LOUIS (about 19 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; FT enrollment: 9,715)
  • SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE (about 20 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 7,333)
Public high school in Columbia:
  • COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 539; Location: 100 PARKVIEW DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Columbia:
  • PARKVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 686; Location: 1 PARKVIEW DRIVE; Grades: PK - 04)
  • COLUMBIA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 492; Location: 113 S RAPP AVE; Grades: 05 - 08)
Private primary/middle school in Columbia:
  • IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SCHOOL (Students: 363; Location: 321 SOUTH METTER; Grades: KG - 8)
Library in Columbia:
  • COLUMBIA P.L. (Operating income: $185,914; Location: 106 NORTH METTER AVENUE; 30,159 books; 832 audio materials; 857 video materials; 136 serial subscriptions)

Churches in Columbia include: Bethany United Church (A), Saint Pauls Church (B).

Cemeteries: Saint Pauls Cemetery (1), Immaculate Conception Cemetery (2), City Cemetery (3), Palmer Cemetery (4).

Reservoirs: Hill Lake (A), Columbia Sportsman Club Lake (B).

Creeks: Hill Creek (A), Wilson Creek (B).

Park in Columbia: Bolm Schkraft Park (1).

Post office: (A).  


Columbia compared to Illinois state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Columbia:
  • KSLG (1380 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: NEW HORIZON 7TH-DAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH, INC.)
  • WRTH (1430 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • KJSL (630 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KFUO (850 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • KSIV (1320 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KATZ (1600 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSTL (690 AM; 1 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WEW (770 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Columbia:
  • KMJM-FM (104.9 FM; COLUMBIA, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLOU (103.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSHE (94.7 FM; CRESTWOOD, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KSLZ (107.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFUO-FM (99.1 FM; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: THE LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD)
  • KYKY (98.1 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSSM (106.5 FM; GRANITE CITY, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KSD (93.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSIV-FM (91.5 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWMU (90.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • WIL-FM (92.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KEZK-FM (102.5 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KIHT (96.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KDHX (88.1 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: DOUBLE HELIX CORPORATION)
  • KFTK-FM1 (97.1 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KPNT (105.7 FM; ST. GENEVIEVE, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSIE (88.7 FM; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, S. ILLINOIS UNIV.)
  • KNLH (89.5 FM; CEDAR HILL, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • WVRV (101.1 FM; EAST ST. LOUIS, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WCBW-FM (89.7 FM; EAST ST. LOUIS, IL; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Columbia:
  • KMOV (Channel 4; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KMOV-TV, INC.)
  • KSDK (Channel 5; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: MULTIMEDIA KSDK, INC.)
  • KPLR-TV (Channel 11; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KPLR, INC.)
  • KTVI (Channel 2; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTVI LICENSE, INC.)
  • KETC (Channel 9; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: ST. LOUIS REGIONAL & EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV COMMISSION)
  • KDNL-TV (Channel 30; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KDNL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • K40FF (Channel 40; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
  • KPTN-LP (Channel 58; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KURT J. PETERSEN)
  • K18BT (Channel 18; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K65FN (Channel 65; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WRBU (Channel 46; EAST ST. LOUIS, IL; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K49FC (Channel 49; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K64DT (Channel 64; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KNLC (Channel 24; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • K62EG (Channel 62; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: ETERNAL FAMILY NETWORK)
  • K38HD (Channel 38; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)

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