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Overview

Introduction to Columbia City, Indiana

Located in Whitley county, Columbia City, Indiana, is 18 miles W of Fort Wayne, Indiana (center to center) and 102 miles N of Indianapolis, Indiana. The city is considered part of the Fort Wayne metropolitan area.

Columbia City History

Nestled in the Whitley county, the region now known as Columbia City was founded in 1839. The city was initially called 'Columbia,' while 'City' was added in 1853. Columbia City was formally incorporated into the state in the year 1888.

Columbia City and nearby Attractions

  • Woodland Water Gardens & Nursery
  • Morsche Park
  • Fort Wayne Museum of Art
  • Pigeon River State Fish and Wildlife Area
  • Black Pine Animal Park

Things To Do In Columbia City

The Morsche Park and the Devol Field are nearby. Woodland Water Gardens & Nursery is popular with children. Residents of Columbia City celebrate the Mihsihkinaahkwa Powwow festival and the Old Settler's Day every year. The Fort Wayne Museum of Art is located in the city.

Columbia City Transportation

The closest airport to the city is the Fort Wayne International Airport.

Columbia City Higher Education

Higher education is available at the Indiana University, the Indiana Wesleyan University, and the University of Notre Dame.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,324
Male Share of the Population45%
Female Share of the Population55%
Senior Citizens17.2%
Employed Population 16+4,198
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married42.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.3%
Median Earnings25+$31,955
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,304
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,667

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,693
% Above Poverty Level84.9%
% Below Poverty Level15.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone37.5%
Median Gross Rent$618
Median House Value$100,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.8%
Irish10.9%
English8.4%
Polish2.7%
Scottish2.5%
French Except Basque2%
Italian1.3%
Dutch1.3%
Swiss0.9%
Norwegian0.6%
Portuguese0.6%
African0.5%
Arab0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Swedish0.5%
West Indian0.4%
German0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Welsh0.2%
Greek0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Luxemburger0.2%
Czech0.1%
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Columbia City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Whitley County
Standard Zip Codes46725
Phone Area Codes260
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude41.15
Approximate Longitude-85.48

Columbia City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCOLUMBIA CITY
Distance0.6 miles
Jan Temp14 to 31 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 62 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches
StationFORT WAYNE BAER AP
Distance18.6 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip36.5 inches
StationWARSAW
Distance20.4 miles
Jan Temp15 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip36.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Churubusco1,852$51,971
Larwill309$50,625
North Webster1,215$48,375
Pierceton903$55,000
Roanoke1,754$77,679
South Whitley2,014$53,500

Columbia City Public Libraries

Peabody Public Library
1160 EAST HIGHWAY 205
Columbia City, Indiana
(260) 244-5541

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Columbia City Hospitals

Parkview Whitley Hospital
(Non-profit)
1260 E Sr 205
(260) 248-9301

Columbia City Public Schools

Coesse School
2250 S 500 E
ZIP: 46725
(260) 244-3351
Primary
Total Enrollment 303
Columbia City High School
600 N Whitley St
ZIP: 46725
(260) 244-6136
High
Total Enrollment 1017
Indian Springs Middle Sch
1692 S Sr 9
ZIP: 46725
(260) 244-5148
Middle
Total Enrollment 832
Little Turtle Elementary School
1710 S State Rd 9
ZIP: 46725
(260) 244-3343
Primary
Total Enrollment 540
Mary Raber Elementary School
700 E Jackson St
ZIP: 46725
(260) 244-5857
Primary
Total Enrollment 378
Northern Heights Elementary Sch
5209 N Sr 109
ZIP: 46725
(260) 691-2371
Primary
Total Enrollment 495

Columbia City Private Schools

Faith Christian Academy
1550 E State Road 205
ZIP: 46725
Elementary
Total Enrollment 29
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