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Population (year 2000): 84,531. Estimated population in July 2005: 91,814 (+8.6% change)
Males: 40,453 (47.9%), Females: 44,078 (52.1%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 26.8 years
Median household income: $33,729 (year 2000)
Median house value: $118,500 (year 2000)

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Races in Columbia:

  • White Non-Hispanic (80.4%)
  • Black (10.9%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • Hispanic (2.1%)
  • Chinese (1.3%)
  • Asian Indian (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Other race (0.8%)
  • Other Asian (0.8%)
  • Korean (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (25.7%), Irish (13.5%), English (12.9%), United States (7.2%), Italian (2.9%), French (2.7%).Missouri

Elevation: 758 feet

Land area: 53.1 square miles

Columbia,

For population 25 years and over in Columbia

  • High school or higher: 91.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 50.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 24.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbia city

  • Never married: 43.9%
  • Now married: 41.7%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

6.4% Foreign born (3.6% Asia, 1.0% Latin America, 1.0% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +14,498 (+20.7%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Louis, MO St. (145.4 miles pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (377.2 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: McBaine, MO (9.0 miles) , Lupus, MO (10.8 miles) , Wooldridge, MO (13.1 miles) , MO Ashland, (13.2 miles MO (14.0 miles Hallsville, MO Rocheport, (15.9 miles Harrisburg, MO (16.0 miles) , MO (16.1 miles Jamestown,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 514 buildings, average cost: $121,500
  • 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

Latitude: 38.95 N, Longitude: 92.33 W

Area code: 573


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (39.4%), Retail trade (10.6%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +21,956 (+26.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 38,636 (86.0%)


 

Crime in Columbia by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 2 9 4 2 2 1
    per 100,000 2.4 10.6 4.7 2.4 2.4 1.2
Rapes 13 26 16 31 17 17
    per 100,000 15.4 30.8 18.9 36.7 20.1 20.1
Robberies 99 84 140 90 84 106
    per 100,000 117.1 99.4 165.6 106.5 99.4 125.4
Assaults 219 255 279 287 319 305
    per 100,000 259.1 301.7 330.1 339.5 377.4 360.8
Burglaries 594 485 455 432 459 428
    per 100,000 702.7 573.8 538.3 511.1 543.0 506.3
Thefts 2,923 2,611 2,822 2,801 2,632 2,438
    per 100,000 3457.9 3088.8 3338.4 3313.6 3113.7 2884.1
Auto thefts 169 137 181 194 175 151
    per 100,000 199.9 162.1 214.1 229.5 207.0 178.6
299.0 289.8 316.3 303.6 294.8 284.1

Average climate in Columbia, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Columbia,

Columbia-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 28% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/27/1990, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.3 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 3 tornado 0.3 miles away from the city center injured 16 people and caused $6 million in damages.

Birthplace of: Norbert Wiener - (1894-1964), mathematician, Carl Edwards - Nextel Cup series NASCAR driver (born: Aug 15, 1979), Tyler Johnson - 2005 Major League Baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals, born: Jun 7, 1981), Jeff Maggert - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 2/20/64), Jamaal Foster - College basketball player (Southern Illinois Salukis), Lance Harris - College basketball player (Kansas State Wildcats), Sean Raboin - College basketball player (Towson Tigers), Zac Schlader - College basketball player (Austin Peay Governors).


Hospitals/medical centers in Columbia:
  • BOONE HOSPITAL CENTER (1600 E BROADWAY)
  • COLUMBIA REGIONAL HOSPITAL (404 KEENE ST)
  • HEART OF MISSOURI MENTAL HEALTH (THREE HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • RUSK REHABILITATION CENTER LLC (315 BUSINESS LOOP 70 WEST)
  • UNIV OF MISSOURI HOSPITAL & CLINICS (807 STADIUM RD)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Columbia:
  • COLUMBIA REGIONAL (about 13 miles; COLUMBIA, MO; ID: COU)
  • JEFFERSON CITY MEML (about 29 miles; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; ID: JEF)
  • LEE C FINE MEMORIAL (about 62 miles; KAISER LAKE OZARK, MO; ID: AIZ)
Other public-use airports nearest to Columbia:
  • JESSE VIERTEL MEMORIAL (about 24 miles; BOONVILLE, MO; ID: VER)
  • ELTON HENSLEY MEMORIAL (about 25 miles; FULTON, MO; ID: FTT)
  • OMAR N BRADLEY (about 35 miles; MOBERLY, MO; ID: MBY)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Judicial and Legal 15 $52,202 $41,761 9 $10,260
Electric Power 130 $442,937 $40,886 14 $21,454
Housing and Community Development(Local) 12 $44,486 $44,486 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 76 $230,345 $36,370 274 $130,296
Sewerage 62 $184,085 $35,629 8 $8,993
Other and Unallocable 83 $257,630 $37,247 18 $16,711
Solid Waste Management 81 $213,303 $31,600 48 $54,746
Police Protection - Officers 155 $563,955 $43,661 12 $9,035
Health 52 $159,550 $36,819 18 $29,902
Airports 16 $48,969 $36,726 1 $239
Streets and Highways 33 $95,840 $34,850 8 $10,897
Water Supply 50 $156,598 $37,583 4 $6,855
Transit 31 $84,083 $32,548 30 $30,458
Fire - Other 5 $17,419 $41,805 0 $0
Firefighters 121 $484,069 $48,006 2 $1,824
Police - Other 17 $50,196 $35,432 19 $10,145
Other Government Administration 123 $476,320 $46,470 28 $29,116
Financial Administration 46 $137,279 $35,811 11 $14,154
Totals for Government 1108 $3,699,266 $40,064 504 $385,085
Colleges/Universities in Columbia:
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA (Full-time enrollment: 21,444; Location: 105 JESSE HALL; Public; Website: www.missouri.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • COLUMBIA COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 5,892; Location: 1001 ROGERS; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.ccis.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • STEPHENS COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 589; Location: 1200 E BROADWAY; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.stephens.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • COLUMBIA AREA VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL (FT enrollment: 102; Location: 4203 S PROVIDENCE RD; Public; Website: www.career-center.org)
  • JERRYS SCHOOL OF HAIRSTYLING (FT enrollment: 27; Location: 217 N 9TH ST; Private, for-profit)
  • COLUMBIA BEAUTY ACADEMY (FT enrollment: 24; Location: 1729 W BROADWAY - SUITE #5; Private, for-profit; Website: lbuxton573@aol.com)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-SYSTEMS OFFICE (Location: 104 UNIVERSITY HALL; Public; Website: www.system.missouri.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Columbia:
  • LINCOLN UNIVERSITY (about 30 miles; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Full-time enrollment: 2,580)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ROLLA (about 84 miles; ROLLA, MO; FT enrollment: 4,181)
  • TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 87 miles; KIRKSVILLE, MO; FT enrollment: 5,922)
  • CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 98 miles; Warrensburg, MO; FT enrollment: 8,957)
  • SOUTHWEST BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 118 miles; BOLIVAR, MO; FT enrollment: 2,612)
  • ST CHARLES COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 120 miles; ST PETERS, MO; FT enrollment: 3,301)
  • LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY (about 127 miles; ST CHARLES, MO; FT enrollment: 5,116)
Public high schools in Columbia:
  • COLUMBIA-HICKMAN HIGH (Students: 2,048; Location: 1104 N PROVIDENCE RD; Grades: 10 - 12)
  • ROCK BRIDGE SR. HIGH (Students: 1,494; Location: 4303 S PROVIDENCE RD; Grades: 10 - 12)
  • COLUMBIA AREA CAREER CTR. (Location: 4203 S PROVIDENCE RD; Grades: 10 - 12)
Private high school in Columbia:
  • CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP SCHOOL (Students: 296; Location: 4600 CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Columbia:
  • WEST JR. HIGH (Students: 970; Location: 401 CLINKSCALES RD; Grades: 08 - 09)
  • SMITHTON MIDDLE (Students: 932; Location: 3600 W WORLEY; Grades: 06 - 07)
  • JEFFERSON JR. HIGH (Students: 820; Location: 713 ROGERS; Grades: 08 - 09)
  • ANN HAWKINS GENTRY MIDDLE (Students: 812; Location: 4200 BETHEL ST; Grades: 06 - 07)
  • JOHN B. LANGE MIDDLE (Students: 764; Location: 2201 E SMILEY LN; Grades: 06 - 07)
  • OAKLAND JR. HIGH (Students: 756; Location: 3405 OAKLAND PL; Grades: 08 - 09)
  • MILL CREEK ELEM. (Students: 734; Location: 2200 NIFONG BLVD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • DERBY RIDGE ELEM. (Students: 665; Location: 4000 DERBY RIDGE RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • MARY PAXTON KEELEY ELEM. (Students: 647; Location: 201 PARK DEVILLE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BLUE RIDGE ELEM. (Students: 533; Location: 2801 LEEWAY DR; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Columbia:
  • COLUMBIA CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 483; Location: 817 BERNADETTE DRIVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CHRISTIAN CHAPEL ACADEMY (Students: 249; Location: 3300 S PROVIDENCE RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • TRINITY CHILD LEARNING CTR&KDG (Students: 106; Location: 2201 WEST ROLLINS ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • STEPHENS COLLEGE CHILDRENS SCH (Students: 103; Location: PO BOX 2022 STEPHENS COLLEGE; Grades: PK - 3)
  • COLUMBIA MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 82; Location: 3 ANDERSON AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • CHILDREN'S HOUSE OF COLUMBIA (Students: 75; Location: 915 MARYLAND AVENUE; Grades: PK - 1)
  • S D A ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 50; Location: 1114 COLLEGE PARK DRIVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • APPLE SCHOOL SOUTH (Students: 48; Location: 5155 PROVIDENCE RD SOUT; Grades: PK - KG)
  • MORNINGSIDE COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 8; Location: 405 HIMALAYAS DR; Grades: KG - 5)
Library in Columbia:
  • DANIEL BOONE REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,136,796; Location: 101 PARK DEVILLE DRIVE; 363,308 books; 31,291 audio materials; 7,565 video materials; 936 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Columbia: Broadway Center (A), Eastgate Plaza (B), Parkade Plaza (C), Columbia Country Club (D), Columbia Plaza (E), Crossroads West (F), Lenoir Home (G).

Shopping Centers: Whitegate Shopping Center (1), North County Shopping Center (2), Biscayne Mall (3), Rock Bridge Shopping Center (4), Columbia Mall (5), Forum Shopping Center (6).

Churches in Columbia include: Sugar Grove Church (A), Fairview Church (B), Emmanuel Church (C), Broadway Church (D).

Cemeteries: Antioch Cemetery (1), Hinkson Creek Cemetery (2), Memorial Park Cemetery (3), Jewell Cemetery (4), Columbia Cemetery (5).

Lakes and reservoirs: Moores Lake (A), Stephens Lake (B), Cedar Lake (C), Fairview Lake (D), Waters Edge Estates Lake (E), Hulen Lake (F), Lower Municipal Golf Course Lake (G), Shady Lake (H).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Grindstone Creek (A), Goose Creek (B), Goodin Branch (C), Flat Branch (D), Hominy Branch (E), Merideth Branch (F), Hinkson Creek (G), County House Branch (H), Scotts Branch (I).

Parks in Columbia include: Memorial Stadium (1), Nickell Park (2), Cosmo Park (3), Kiwanis Park (4), Stephens Park (5).


Columbia compared to Missouri state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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.)
  • KRMS (1150 AM; 10 kW; OSAGE BEACH, MO; Owner: VIPER COMMUNICATIONS, 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.)
  • KFAL (900 AM; 1 kW; FULTON, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KWRT (1370 AM; 1 kW; BOONVILLE, MO; Owner: BIG COUNTRY OF MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KWIX (1230 AM; 1 kW; MOBERLY, MO; Owner: KWIX, INC.)
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.)
  • KTXY (106.9 FM; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KOQL (106.1 FM; ASHLAND, MO; Owner: MID-MISSOURI BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWWR (95.7 FM; MEXICO, MO; Owner: KXEO RADIO, INC.)
  • K276DI (103.1 FM; COLUMBIA, ETC., MO; Owner: LIGHT WAVES, INC.)
  • KCLR-FM (99.3 FM; BOONVILLE, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KSSZ (93.9 FM; FAYETTE, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KOPN (89.5 FM; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: NEW WAVE CORPORATION)
  • KWRT-FM (93.1 FM; BOONVILLE, MO; Owner: BIG COUNTRY OF 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)
  • KNLJ (Channel 25; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KMOS-TV (Channel 6; SEDALIA, MO; Owner: BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KRCG (Channel 13; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: MEL WHEELER INC.)

 

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