Columbia, Connecticut

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Columbia, Connecticut

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High Points

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

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College Educated Adults
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Top 8% Columbia College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Columbia, Connecticut

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 7 6
Male Share of the Population 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 8
Racial Diversity 6 3
Female Share of the Population 4 5
Senior Citizens 2 3


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to State
Portion of People Married 10 9
Average Household Size 8 7


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to State
College Educated Adults 10 7


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Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 8

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Columbia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles SE of Manchester, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 78 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Tolland
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06237
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.701
Longitude -72.301

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 7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Station STORRS
Distance 7.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 80 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 51.6 inches
Distance 23.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches
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Columbia Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,971 100%
Male 2,432 48.9%
Female 2,539 51.1%
Under 18 1,301 26.2%
18+ 3,670 73.8%
65+ 540 10.9%
Median Age 39.6
Average Family Size 3.01
White 4,843 97.4%
African-American 19 0.4%
Asian 35 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.1%
Other 28 0.6%
Mixed Race 39 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 84 1.7%

Estimated Columbia Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,336
Growth 365
Growth % 7.3%

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
Irish 15.8%
Italian 12.6%
English 12.6%
French (except Basque) 10.7%
German 8.3%
French Canadian 8.1%
Polish 6.7%
US/American 5.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5%
Russian 3%
Scotch-Irish 2.5%
Swedish 1.8%
Ukrainian 1%
Portuguese 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Hungarian 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Estonian 0.4%
Armenian 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Dutch 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
European 0.2%
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Columbia Public Libraries

Saxton B. Little Free Library
319 ROUTE 87
Columbia, Connecticut
(860) 228-0350

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Columbia High Schools (2004)

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14 ROUTE 66
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Serves 29 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.7

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Columbia Colleges

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