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Population (year 2000): 6,603. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,408 (-3.0% change)
Males: 3,093 (46.8%), Females: 3,510 (53.2%)

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Median resident age: 37.5 years
Median household income: $19,644 (year 2000)
Median house value: $57,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Columbia:

  • White Non-Hispanic (62.2%)
  • Black (35.6%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (19.9%), English (9.1%), Irish (4.6%), German (3.5%), Scottish (1.5%), Scotch-Irish (1.5%).

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Elevation: 154 feet

Land area: 6.4 square miles

Columbia,

For population 25 years and over in Columbia

  • High school or higher: 68.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbia city

  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 46.3%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 13.9%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

1.1% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -547 (-7.7%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MS Jackson, (78.0 miles pop. 184,256).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Orleans, LA New (90.2 miles pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (395.4 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: MS (17.6 miles Bassfield, LA (20.2 miles Angie, MS (22.4 miles Sumrall, MS Tylertown, (23.7 miles MS (23.7 miles Prentiss, LA (25.0 miles Varnado, Creek, MS (26.8 miles Silver MS (28.2 miles Monticello,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 4 buildings, average cost: $71,800
  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $119,000

Latitude: 31.26 N, Longitude: 89.83 W

Area code: 601


Industries providing employment: Retail trade (20.9%), Educational,health and social services (19.2%), Manufacturing (15.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,589 (+54.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,355 (63.4%)


 

Crime in Columbia by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 2 0 0 0
    per 100,000 30.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 3 6 1 2
    per 100,000 45.4 90.9 15.1 30.3
Robberies 7 7 4 3
    per 100,000 106.0 106.0 60.6 45.4
Assaults 37 20 13 18
    per 100,000 560.4 302.9 196.9 272.6
Burglaries 139 142 99 131
    per 100,000 2105.1 2150.5 1499.3 1983.9
Thefts 209 200 258 242
    per 100,000 3165.2 3028.9 3907.3 3665.0
Auto thefts 16 20 34 21
    per 100,000 242.3 302.9 514.9 318.0
485.7 424.7 366.0 391.2


Average climate in Columbia, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Columbia,

Columbia-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 162% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1978, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.5 miles away from the Columbia city center killed 4 people and injured 31 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 12/10/1971, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.5 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Columbia:
  • MARION GENERAL HOSPITAL (1560 SUMRALL RD P O BOX 630)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Columbia:
  • WALTHALL COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; TYLERTOWN, MS)
  • PRENTISS CO REGIONAL HOSP (about 25 miles; PRENTISS, MS)
  • LAWRENCE COUNTY HOSPITAL CAH (about 29 miles; MONTICELLO, MS)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Columbia:
  • HATTIESBURG-LAUREL REGIONAL (about 38 miles; HATTIESBURG/LAUREL, MS; ID: PIB)
  • STENNIS INTL (about 67 miles; BAY ST LOUIS, MS; ID: HSA)
  • JACKSON INTERNATIONAL (about 74 miles; JACKSON, MS; ID: JAN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Columbia:
  • COLUMBIA-MARION COUNTY (about 3 miles; COLUMBIA, MS; ID: 0R0)
  • PRENTISS-JEFFERSON DAVIS COUNTY (about 23 miles; PRENTISS, MS; ID: M43)
  • PAUL PITTMAN MEMORIAL (about 25 miles; TYLERTOWN, MS; ID: T36)


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


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Columbia:
  • PEARL RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 36 miles; POPLARVILLE, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,433)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI (about 38 miles; HATTIESBURG, MS; FT enrollment: 12,541)
  • JONES COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 49 miles; ELLISVILLE, MS; FT enrollment: 4,072)
  • MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 64 miles; PERKINSTON, MS; FT enrollment: 6,329)
  • SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY (about 69 miles; HAMMOND, LA; FT enrollment: 12,549)
  • JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 77 miles; JACKSON, MS; FT enrollment: 5,955)
  • HINDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 80 miles; RAYMOND, MS; FT enrollment: 10,057)
Public high schools in Columbia:
  • COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 509; Location: 1009 BROAD STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • EAST MARION HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 295; Location: 527 EAST MARION SCHOOL ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • MARION CO VOC COMPLEX (Location: 1140 HIGHWAY 13 SOUTH; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Columbia:
  • COLUMBIA PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 640; Location: 501 DALE STREET; Grades: PK - 03)
  • JEFFERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 434; Location: 611 OWENS STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • EAST MARION PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 356; Location: 527 EAST MARION SCHOOL ROAD; Grades: KG - 03)
  • COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 290; Location: 401 MARY STREET; Grades: 04 - 05)
  • EAST MARION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 272; Location: 527 EAST MARION SCHOOL ROAD; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • EAST MARION JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 194; Location: 527 EAST MARION SCHOOL ROAD; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • EAST COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 104; Location: 1730 HWY 44; Grades: 03 - 12)
Library in Columbia:
  • SOUTH MISSISSIPPI REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $417,909; Location: 900 BROAD STREET; 53,989 books; 196 audio materials; 219 video materials; 128 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Columbia: Columbia Country Club (A), Columbia City Hall (B), Marion County Courthouse (C).

Churches in Columbia include: Calvary Baptist Church (A), Church of Christ (B), Columbia Presbyterian Church (C), Columbia Valley Methodist Church (D), North Columbia Church of God (E), North Columbia Baptist Church (F), First Assembly of God Church (G), First Baptist Church (H).

Cemeteries: Columbia City Cemetery (1), North Columbia City Cemetery (2), Pope Cemetery (3), Woodlawn Cemetery (4).

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

Parks in Columbia include: Westerfield Little League Ball Park (1), Duckworth Park (2), Gardner Stadium (3).


Columbia compared to Mississippi state average:
  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Columbia:
  • WFFF (1360 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBIA, MS; Owner: HADDOX ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WCJU (1450 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBIA, MS; Owner: WCJU, INCORPORATED)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEZ (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WRPM (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POPLARVILLE, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERS)
  • WBKH (950 AM; 5 kW; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN AIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAPF (980 AM; 5 kW; MCCOMB, MS; Owner: SAN-DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHNY (1250 AM; 5 kW; MCCOMB, MS; Owner: C.W.H. BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WQST (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST, MS; Owner: ACE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Columbia:
  • WFFF-FM (96.7 FM; COLUMBIA, MS; Owner: HADDOX ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WPRG (89.5 FM; COLUMBIA, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WCJU-FM (104.9 FM; PRENTISS, MS; Owner: SUNBELT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNSL (100.3 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJDR (98.3 FM; PRENTISS, MS; Owner: SUN BELT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBBN (95.9 FM; TAYLORSVILLE, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WKNZ (107.1 FM; COLLINS, MS; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTERS, L.L.C.)
  • WFMM (97.3 FM; SUMRALL, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • W202BS (88.3 FM; COLUMBIA, MS; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Columbia:
  • W45AA (Channel 45; COLUMBIA, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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