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People

Total Population 4,561
Male Share of the Population 46%
Female Share of the Population 54%
Senior Citizens 18.6%
Employed Population 16+ 1,458
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 27.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $39,818
% Above Poverty Level 80.8%
% Below Poverty Level 19.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 42.9%
Median Gross Rent $430
Median House Value $84,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.1%
US/American 0%
English 17.7%
Irish 11.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Columbia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 76 miles SW of Lexington, Kentucky
County Adair
Standard Zip Codes 42715, 42728
Phone Area Codes 270
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.102
Longitude -85.306

Columbia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station JAMESTOWN WWTP
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 43 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 53 inches
Station BRADFORDSVILLE
Distance 27.7 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 43 F
Apr Temp 41 to 68 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 70 F
Annual Precip 52.2 inches
Station SOMERSET 2 N
Distance 38.1 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 44 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 69 F
Annual Precip 50.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Columbia, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Casey Creek (42728)

Cundiff (42728)

Fairplay (42728)

Glens Fork (42728)

Milltown (42728)

Montpelier (42728)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Burkesville 1,414 $29,330
Campbellsville 10,983 $38,381
Edmonton 1,656 $37,857
Greensburg 2,298 $36,705
Jamestown 2,075 $31,917
Russell Springs 2,491 $32,757

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Columbia Public Libraries

Library
Adair County Public Library
307 GREENSBURG STREET
Columbia, Kentucky
(270) 384-2472

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Columbia Hospitals

WESTLAKE REGIONAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
901 WESTLAKE DRIVE, PO BOX 1269
(270) 384-4753
Emergency Service: Yes

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Columbia High Schools

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ADAIR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
526 INDIAN DR
270-384-2751
Serves 749 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

ADAIR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER
401 APPLEBY DR
270-384-0811
A Non-traditional School
Serves 41 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.8

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