Columbia, Alabama

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Columbia, Alabama

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High Points

Columbia strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Alabama):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Columbia Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Columbia Affordability of Rents
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 7% Columbia Public Transportation Use
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 17% Columbia Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Columbia, Alabama

Comparing Columbia to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Alabama (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 10
Age of the Population 8 9
Racial Diversity 8 5
Female Share of the Population 8 6
Well-Paid Single Women 4 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3
Well-Paid Single Men 4 6
Male Share of the Population 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 5
Average Household Size 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 4 6
People in Middle Class or Better 3 5
People Above Poverty 3 5
College Educated Adults 2 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 7 9
Short Commute Times 6 7
Working at Home 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Affordability of Rents 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
People Living Alone 8 8
Housing Recently Built 7 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 4

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Columbia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles E of Dothan, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 175 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia
County Houston
Metro Area Dothan
Standard Zip Codes 36319
Phone Area Codes 334
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.292
Longitude -85.111

Columbia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 60 F
Apr Temp 52 to 79 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 54.5 inches
Distance 13.7 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 59 F
Apr Temp 52 to 79 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 79 F
Annual Precip 56.6 inches
Distance 21.6 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 60 F
Apr Temp 54 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 90 F
Oct Temp 56 to 78 F
Annual Precip 51.7 inches
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Columbia Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 804 100%
Male 376 46.8%
Female 428 53.2%
Under 18 207 25.7%
18+ 597 74.3%
65+ 174 21.6%
Median Age 40.7
Average Family Size 2.98
White 598 74.4%
African-American 197 24.5%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.6%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 3 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.5%

Estimated Columbia Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 823
Growth 19
Growth % 2.4%

Columbia Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 41.6%
US/American 26.7%
Irish 12.4%
English 5.4%
German 5.2%
European 2%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Scottish 1.8%
Greek 0.8%
Dutch 0.6%
Swedish 0.6%
Danish 0.4%
Jamaican 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Columbia 804 $36,339
Ashford 1,853 $40,313
Cowarts 1,546 $41,198
Gordon 408 $17,708
Haleburg 108 $28,750
Headland 3,523 $42,150
Webb 1,298 $36,667
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Columbia High Schools (2004)

Serves 431 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

Columbia Colleges

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