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People

Total Population 10,394
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 15.8%
Employed Population 16+ 4,575
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 45.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.9%
Median Earnings25+ $30,517
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,183
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,464

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,478
% Above Poverty Level 84.6%
% Below Poverty Level 15.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.9%
% Using Public Transportation 2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.3%
Median Gross Rent $746
Median House Value $102,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.6%
US/American 0%
English 4.1%
Irish 14.2%

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

Columbia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles W of Lancaster, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 50 miles N of Baltimore, Maryland
County Lancaster
Metro Area Lancaster
Standard Zip Codes 17512
Phone Area Codes 717
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.033
Longitude -76.504

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 LANDISVILLE 2 NW
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 43.4 inches
Station HOLTWOOD
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 42 to 61 F
Jul Temp 67 to 85 F
Oct Temp 46 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
Station MILLERS 4 NE
Distance 27 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 41 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 45 to 65 F
Annual Precip 43.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Ironville (17512)

Kinderhook (17512)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
East Prospect 1,139 $63,250

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

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24 SOUTH 6TH ST
Columbia, Pennsylvania
(717) 684-2255
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