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Population (year 2000): 88,254
Males: 42,553 (48.2%), Females: 45,701 (51.8%)

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Median resident age: 35.5 years
Median household income: $71,524 (year 2000)
Median house value: $180,500 (year 2000)

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Races in Columbia:

  • White Non-Hispanic (64.4%)
  • Black (21.5%)
  • Hispanic (4.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.8%)
  • Asian Indian (2.0%)
  • Chinese (1.9%)
  • Korean (1.8%)
  • Other race (1.6%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Other Asian (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (16.1%), Irish (12.0%), English (11.6%), Italian (5.3%), Polish (4.2%), United States (3.9%).Maryland

Elevation: 400 feet

Land area: 27.6 square miles

Columbia,

For population 25 years and over in Columbia

  • High school or higher: 94.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 59.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 28.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbia CDP

  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 57.0%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

13.2% Foreign born (6.2% Asia, 3.0% Latin America, 2.1% Europe, 1.4% Africa).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MD Baltimore, (18.0 miles pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (129.8 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: MD (4.7 miles Savage-Guilford, Laurel, MD (4.8 miles North City, MD Ellicott (4.9 miles Laurel, MD (7.0 miles West MD (7.2 miles Jessup, MD Laurel, (7.3 miles MD (7.3 miles Elkridge, City, MD (8.1 miles Maryland

Latitude: 39.20 N, Longitude: 76.86 W

Area codes: 443, 410


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.5%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (18.2%), Public administration (11.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -5,210 (-5.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 12,911 (25.7%)

Average climate in Columbia, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Columbia-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Maryland state average. It is 39% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/24/2001, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.6 miles away from the Columbia city center killed 2 people and injured 55 people and caused $101 million in damages.

On 6/9/1961, a category 3 tornado 16.3 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Andre Brooks - College basketball player (Central Conn. Blue Devils), Josh Gross - College basketball player (NC Greensboro Spartans), Kevin Steenberge - College basketball player (Richmond Spiders).

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.


Hospital/medical center in Columbia:
  • HOWARD COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL (5755 CEDAR LANE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Columbia:
  • LAUREL REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; LAUREL, MD)
  • SPRING GROVE HOSPITAL CENTER (about 10 miles; CATONSVILLE, MD)
  • EASTERN NEURO REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; SILVER SPRING, MD)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Columbia:
  • BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTL (about 14 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; ID: BWI)
  • RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL (about 28 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; ID: DCA)
  • ANDREWS AFB (about 28 miles; CAMP SPRINGS, MD; ID: ADW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Columbia:
  • SUBURBAN (about 10 miles; LAUREL, MD; ID: W18)
  • TIPTON (about 12 miles; FORT MEADE(ODENTON), MD; ID: FME)
  • HOBY WOLF (about 15 miles; ELDERSBURG, MD; ID: 1W5)

Amtrak stations near Columbia:
  • 12 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.
  • 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.
  • 19 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.
Colleges/Universities in Columbia:
  • HOWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 3,036; Location: 10901 LITTLE PATUXENT PKY; Public; Website: www.howardcc.edu/)
  • LINCOLN TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 572; Location: 9325 SNOWDEN RIVER PKY; Private, for-profit; Website: www.lincolntech.com)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-MARYLAND (FT enrollment: 499; Location: 8830 STANFORD BLVD STE 100; Private, for-profit; Website: www.phoenix.edu/maryland; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • TRADITIONAL ACUPUNCTURE INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 201; Location: 10227 WINCOPIN CIR THE AMERICAN CITY BLDG STE 100; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.TAI.EDU; Offers Master's degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Columbia:
  • THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF BALTIMORE COUNTY (about 10 miles; CATONSVILLE, MD; Full-time enrollment: 10,141)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND-BALTIMORE COUNTY (about 11 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; FT enrollment: 9,095)
  • COPPIN STATE COLLEGE (about 15 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; FT enrollment: 2,844)
  • BALTIMORE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 16 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; FT enrollment: 3,227)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND-UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; Adelphi, MD; FT enrollment: 8,434)
  • BOWIE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 18 miles; BOWIE, MD; FT enrollment: 3,323)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND-BALTIMORE (about 18 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 4,456)
Public high schools in Columbia:
  • LONG REACH HIGH (Students: 1,562; Location: 6101 OLD DOBBIN LN; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • WILDE LAKE HIGH (Students: 1,440; Location: 5460 TRUMPETER RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • HAMMOND HIGH (Students: 1,316; Location: 8800 GUILFORD RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • ATHOLTON HIGH (Students: 1,198; Location: 6520 FREETOWN RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • OAKLAND MILLS HIGH (Students: 1,062; Location: 9410 KILIMANJARO RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Columbia:
  • HARPERS CHOICE MIDDLE (Students: 632; Location: 5450 BEAVERKILL RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WILDE LAKE MIDDLE (Students: 609; Location: 10481 CROSS FOX LN; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WATERLOO ELEMENTARY (Students: 585; Location: 5940 WATERLOO RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • OWEN BROWN MIDDLE (Students: 543; Location: 6700 CRADLEWROCK WAY; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CLEMENS CROSSING ELEMENTARY (Students: 530; Location: 10320 QUARTERSTAFF RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • ATHOLTON ELEMENTARY (Students: 499; Location: 6700 SENECA DR; Grades: PK - 05)
  • PHELPS LUCK ELEMENTARY (Students: 498; Location: 5370 OLDSTONE CT; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SWANSFIELD ELEMENTARY (Students: 491; Location: 5610 CEDAR LN; Grades: PK - 05)
  • TALBOTT SPRINGS ELEMENTARY (Students: 489; Location: 9550 BASKET RING RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • OAKLAND MILLS MIDDLE (Students: 482; Location: 9540 KILIMANJARO RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Columbia:
  • THE YOUNG SCHOOL (Students: 206; Location: 7175 RIVERWOOD DRIVE; Grades: KG - 6)
  • LOVE OF LEARNING MONTESSORI SC (Students: 168; Location: 9151 RUMSEY RD; Grades: KG - 6)
  • JULIA BROWN MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 119; Location: 9760 OWEN BROWN RD; Grades: PK - 3)
  • YOUNG CARE INC (Students: 104; Location: 9008 RED BRANCH RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ATHOLTON ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 102; Location: 6520 MARTIN ROAD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • LONG REACH CH OF GOD CHRISTIAN (Students: 98; Location: 6080 FORELAND GARTH; Grades: PK - 5)
  • COLUMBIA MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 86; Location: 10508 MARBLE FAUN COURT; Grades: PK - 1)
  • KINDERCARE (Students: 85; Location: 10820 LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY; Grades: PK - KG)
  • NATURE'S WAY CHILDREN'S CTR-W (Students: 84; Location: 5890 CEDAR LN; Grades: PK - 1)
  • GODDARD SCH FOR EARLY CHILD ED (Students: 58; Location: 9100 QUARTERSTAFF RD; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Columbia:
  • HOWARD COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $10,160,970; Location: 6600 CRADLEROCK WAY; 949,746 books; 72,574 audio materials; 17,408 video materials; 1,583 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Columbia: Allview Country Club (A), Allview Golf Course (B), Atholton Swim Club (C), Guilford Industrial Center (D), Hobbits Glen Golf Course (E), Hillcroft Executive Park (F), Rivers Corporate Center (G), Rivers Corporate Park (H), Rivers Ninty Five Industrial Park (I), Rivers Technical Park (J), Church of God Camp (K), Sieling Business Park (L), Symphony Woods Office Center (M), Twin Knolls Business Park (N), Howard County Central Library (O), Clarksville Fire Station (P), Merriweather Post Pavilion (Q), River Park Fire Station (R), Bannaker Fire Station (S), Long Reach Fire Station (T).

Shopping Centers: Governor Century Plaza Shopping Center (1), Atholton Shopping Center (2), Owen Brown Village Shopping Center (3), Dasher Green Village Shopping Center (4), Long Reach Shopping Center (5), Wild Lake Village Green Shopping Center (6), Dobbin Center Shopping Center (7).

Churches in Columbia include: Abiding Savior Lutheran Church (A), Atholton Seventh Day Adventist Church (B), Long Reach Interfaith Center (C), Beth Shalom Congregation (D), South Columbia Baptist Church (E), The Meeting House - Oakland Mills Interfaith Center (F), Wilde Lake Interfaith Center (G), Owen Brown Interfaith Center (H).

Cemeteries: Linthicum Cemetery (1), Dorsey Cemetery (2), Saint Johns Cemetery (3).

Reservoirs: Lake Elkhorn (A), Wilde Lake (B), Lake Kittamaqundi (C).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Carrolls Branch (A).

Parks in Columbia include: Middle Patuxent Environmental Area (1), Atholton Park (2), Long Reach Park (3), Cedar Lane Park (4), Hopewell Park (5), Wilde Lake Park (6), Hawthorn Park (7), Martin Road Park (8), Clarksville Environmental Area (9).

Post offices: American Cities Post Office (A), Columbia Post Office (B), Oakland Mills Post Office (C), Simpsonville Post Office (D).


Columbia compared to Maryland state average:
  • Median household income significantly above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
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.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
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.)
  • WZBA (100.7 FM; WESTMINSTER, MD; Owner: SHAMROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRBS (95.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: PETER & JOHN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WWDC-FM (101.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WERQ-FM (92.3 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBJC (91.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WLIF (101.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WLIF, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WQSR (102.7 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY OF CHESAPEAKE LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WARW (94.7 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WIHT (99.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBIG-FM (100.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WYPR (88.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WYPR LICENSE HOLDING LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WJZ-TV (Channel 13; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WMPT (Channel 22; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WBDC-TV (Channel 50; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WETA-TV (Channel 26; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE GREATER WASHINGTON ED TELECOMM. ASSOC)
  • WHUT-TV (Channel 32; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WDCA (Channel 20; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WRC-TV (Channel 4; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WRC-TV), INC.)
  • WZDC-LP (Channel 64; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ONDA CAPITAL, INC.)
  • W28BY (Channel 63; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFORMATION SUPER STATION, L.L.C.)
  • WNVC (Channel 56; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W63BP (Channel 63; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: ANNAPOLIS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMDO-CA (Channel 30; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

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Source: City-Data.com


 

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