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Overview

Introduction to Columbia, Mississippi

Columbia, Mississippi, in Marion county, is 75 miles S of Jackson, Mississippi and 90 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Columbia History

Columbia was first settled in by Europeans in the early 1800s by John and William Lot. It was originally named Lott's Bluff. It was incorporated on June 25, 1819, when it adopted its current name. Columbia is the fourth oldest municipality of Mississippi. In November, 1821, it became the temporary capital of the state, which it held the title of until 1822.

Columbia and nearby Attractions

  • Columbia Water Park
  • Westerfield Little League Ball Park
  • Columbia Country Club
  • Paul B. Johnson State Park
  • Percy Quin State Park

Things To Do In Columbia

The Columbia Country Club is also apt for the golf lovers. The Columbia Valley Methodist Church, North Columbia Baptist Church, Columbia Presbyterian Church and North Columbia Church of God are some of the local churches. The city also hosts the Legends of Bluegrass and Country Music Festival every year.

Columbia Transportation

Jackson International is the nearest major airport.

Columbia Higher Education

The University of Southern Mississippi, Jones County Junior College and Pearl River Community College provide higher educational facilities.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,292
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens18.7%
Employed Population 16+2,028
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married32.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.5%
Median Earnings25+$18,592
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$11,463
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,250

Wealth

Median Family Income$26,598
% Above Poverty Level56.9%
% Below Poverty Level43.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home0.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone31.8%
Median Gross Rent$595
Median House Value$80,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)48%
Irish2.8%
German2.7%
English2.6%
Scottish1.3%
Italian1.3%
French Except Basque0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Danishn0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
African0.1%
Dutch0.1%
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Columbia Almanac

CategoryValue
County Marion County
Standard Zip Codes39429
Phone Area Codes601
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude31.25
Approximate Longitude-89.82

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)

StationCOLUMBIA
Distance0.3 miles
Jan Temp37 to 59 F
Apr Temp53 to 77 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp53 to 79 F
Annual Precip63.9 inches
StationTYLERTOWN 2 WNW
Distance21.6 miles
Jan Temp39 to 60 F
Apr Temp54 to 77 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp55 to 80 F
Annual Precip63.7 inches
StationBOGALUSA
Distance32.4 miles
Jan Temp38 to 60 F
Apr Temp54 to 78 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp54 to 80 F
Annual Precip64 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bassfield316$38,750
Prentiss1,370$31,761
Sumrall1,795$60,417
Tylertown1,750$33,092

Columbia Public Libraries

South Mississippi Regional Library
900 BROAD STREET
Columbia, Mississippi
(601) 736-5516

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Columbia Hospitals

Marion General Hospital
(Government - Local)
1560 Sumrall Road
(601) 736-6303

Columbia Public Schools

Columbia Elementary School
401 Mary Street
ZIP: 39429
(601) 736-2362
Middle
Total Enrollment 267
Columbia High School
1009 Broad Street
ZIP: 39429
(601) 736-5334
High
Total Enrollment 489
Columbia Primary School
913 West Avenue
ZIP: 39429
(601) 736-2216
Primary
Total Enrollment 623
East Marion Elementary School
527 East Marion School Road
ZIP: 39429
(601) 736-7290
Primary
Total Enrollment 435
East Marion High School
527 East Marion School Road
ZIP: 39429
(601) 736-3006
High
Total Enrollment 305
Jefferson Middle School
611 Owens Street
ZIP: 39429
(601) 736-2786
Middle
Total Enrollment 381
Marion Co Voc Complex
1140 Highway 13 South
ZIP: 39429
(601) 736-6095
High

Columbia Private Schools

Columbia Academy
1548 Highway 98 E
ZIP: 39429
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 562
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