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People

Total Population 5,460
Male Share of the Population 45.3%
Female Share of the Population 54.7%
Senior Citizens 16.1%
Employed Population 16+ 2,899
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 60.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36%
Median Earnings25+ $50,492
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $28,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $48,611

Wealth

Median Family Income $101,750
% Above Poverty Level 95.8%
% Below Poverty Level 4.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 6.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,136
Median House Value $241,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.9%
US/American 0%
English 19.2%
Irish 27%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station MANSFIELD HOLLOW LAKE
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
Station MIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
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

Columbia Public Libraries

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

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Columbia High Schools

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TRANSITIONAL EDUCATIONAL ALT MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL
14 ROUTE 66
860-228-5961
A Special Education School
Serves 29 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.7

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3 SCHOOLHOUSE ROAD
860-228-9493
A Non-traditional School

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