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Population (year 2000): 10,311. Estimated population in July 2005: 10,092 (-2.1% change)
Males: 4,863 (47.2%), Females: 5,448 (52.8%)

Lancaster County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 36.8 years
Median household income: $32,385 (year 2000)
Median house value: $73,700 (year 2000)

Columbia, PA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Columbia:

  • White Non-Hispanic (89.5%)
  • Hispanic (4.5%)
  • Black (4.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • Other race (1.7%)

Ancestries: German (40.0%), Irish (12.6%), United States (10.7%), English (5.8%), Italian (4.1%), French (2.0%).

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Elevation: 300 feet

Land area: 2.4 square miles

Columbia,

For population 25 years and over in Columbia

  • High school or higher: 70.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbia borough

  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 47.5%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 12.4%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

1.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -541 (-5.0%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: PA Lancaster, (13.2 miles pop. 56,348).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MD Baltimore, (50.8 miles pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (92.9 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: PA Wrightsville, (2.4 miles PA (4.4 miles Marietta, PA Mountville, (4.4 miles Prospect, PA (4.6 miles East Joy, PA (5.4 miles Mount PA Maytown, (6.5 miles PA (7.0 miles Salunga-Landisville, PA (7.3 miles Yorkana,

Latitude: 40.03 N, Longitude: 76.50 W

Area code: 717


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

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (35.9%), Retail trade (13.6%), Educational,health and social services (12.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,580 (-15.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,115 (23.4%)


 

Crime in Columbia by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 2 7 2 3 1 4
    per 100,000 19.4 67.9 19.4 29.1 9.7 38.8
Robberies 13 11 12 18 12 15
    per 100,000 126.1 106.7 116.4 174.6 116.4 145.5
Assaults 20 16 15 26 43 44
    per 100,000 194.0 155.2 145.5 252.2 417.0 426.7
Burglaries 53 39 43 50 73 65
    per 100,000 514.0 378.2 417.0 484.9 708.0 630.4
Thefts 175 163 149 161 233 244
    per 100,000 1697.2 1580.8 1445.1 1561.4 2259.7 2366.4
Auto thefts 39 24 18 29 44 25
    per 100,000 378.2 232.8 174.6 281.3 426.7 242.5
218.5 198.5 172.7 233.3 296.3 302.7


Average climate in Columbia, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Columbia,

Columbia-area historical tornado activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 40% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/5/1952, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.4 miles away from the Columbia city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/14/2004, a category 3 tornado 18.0 miles away from the city center caused $18 million in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Columbia:
  • LANCASTER GENERAL HOSPITAL SUSQUEHANNA (631 POPLAR STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Columbia:
  • YORK HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; YORK, PA)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OF LANCASTER (about 12 miles; LANCASTER, PA)
  • LANCASTER GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; LANCASTER, PA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Columbia:
  • LANCASTER (about 16 miles; LANCASTER, PA; ID: LNS)
  • HARRISBURG INTERNATIONAL (about 21 miles; HARRISBURG, PA; ID: MDT)
  • READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD (about 45 miles; READING, PA; ID: RDG)
Other public-use airports nearest to Columbia:
  • MC GINNESS (about 2 miles; COLUMBIA, PA; ID: 8N7)
  • DONEGAL SPRINGS AIRPARK (about 6 miles; MOUNT JOY/MARIETTA, PA; ID: N71)
  • BAUBLITZ COMMERCIAL (about 13 miles; BROGUE, PA; ID: 9W8)

Amtrak stations near Columbia:
  • 6 miles: MOUNT JOY (DELTA & HENRY STS.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: ELIZABETHTOWN (WILSON AVE.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 14 miles: LANCASTER (53 MCGOVERN AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.


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
Other and Unallocable 0 $0   1 $545
Streets and Highways 5 $13,510 $32,424 0 $0
Fire - Other 0 $0   1 $102
Police - Other 3 $7,355 $29,420 7 $3,917
Police Protection - Officers 18 $75,940 $50,626 2 $928
Sewerage 6 $17,105 $34,210 0 $0
Other Government Administration 5 $12,660 $30,384 9 $1,858
Financial Administration 2 $9,033 $54,198 2 $1,824
Totals for Government 39 $135,603 $41,724 22 $9,173


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Columbia:
  • YORK COLLEGE PENNSYLVANIA (about 8 miles; YORK, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,541)
  • MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 10 miles; MILLERSVILLE, PA; FT enrollment: 6,384)
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN ST HARRISBURG (about 21 miles; MIDDLETOWN, PA; FT enrollment: 2,064)
  • HARRISBURG AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-HARRISBURG (about 33 miles; HARRISBURG, PA; FT enrollment: 4,653)
  • MESSIAH COLLEGE (about 36 miles; GRANTHAM, PA; FT enrollment: 2,761)
  • HARFORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 37 miles; BEL AIR, MD; FT enrollment: 2,646)
  • MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 42 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; FT enrollment: 5,564)
Public high school in Columbia:
  • COLUMBIA JSHS (Students: 696; Grades: 07 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Columbia:
  • PARK EL SCH (Students: 465; Grades: KG - 06)
  • TAYLOR EL SCH (Students: 305; Grades: KG - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Columbia:
  • OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS SCHOOL (Students: 345; Location: 215 UNION STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • LITTLE PEOPLE DAY CARE (Students: 116; Location: 780 CHICKIES HILL RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • LANCASTER PREP SCHOOL (Students: 39; Location: 3950 COLUMBIA AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Columbia:
  • COLUMBIA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $76,285; Location: 24 SOUTH 6TH ST; 24,124 books; 391 audio materials; 518 video materials; 44 serial subscriptions)

Churches in Columbia include: First English Church (A), Cookman Church (B).

Cemeteries: Mount Bethel Cemetery (1), Trinity Cemetery (2), Laurel Hill Cemetery (3).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Shawnee Run (A), Strickler Run (B).

Park in Columbia: Glatfelter Memorial Field (1).


Columbia compared to Pennsylvania state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Columbia:
  • WVZN (1580 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBIA, PA; Owner: ESFUERZO DE UNION CRISTIANA)
  • WLAN (1390 AM; 5 kW; LANCASTER, PA)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WSBA (910 AM; 5 kW; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWSM (1510 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ANNVILLE-CLEONA, PA; Owner: PATRICK H. SICKAFUS)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLBR (1270 AM; 5 kW; LEBANON, PA; Owner: LEBANON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Columbia:
  • WLAN-FM (96.9 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WARM-FM (103.3 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W220BX (91.9 FM; MARIETTA, PA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WSOX (96.1 FM; RED LION, PA; Owner: LANCASTER-YORK BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WCAT-FM (106.7 FM; HERSHEY, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQXA-FM (105.7 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHBO (92.7 FM; STARVIEW, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDAC (94.5 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • WJTL (90.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: CREATIVE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WRTL (90.7 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WYCR (98.5 FM; YORK-HANOVER, PA; Owner: RADIO HANOVER, INC.)
  • WTPA (93.5 FM; MECHANICSBURG, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRVV (97.3 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGTY (107.7 FM; GETTYSBURG, PA; Owner: TIMES AND NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY)
  • WWMX (106.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHKF (99.3 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLIF (101.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WLIF, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Columbia:
  • WPMT (Channel 43; YORK, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WGAL (Channel 8; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WGAL HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WGCB-TV (Channel 49; RED LION, PA; Owner: RED LION BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W23AY (Channel 23; YORK, PA; Owner: WIRELESS CABLE TV OF PA, INC.)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WITF-TV (Channel 33; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)

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