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Overview

Introduction to Columbia, Tennessee

Columbia, Tennessee, in Maury county, is 39 miles SW of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and 40 miles S of Nashville, Tennessee.

Columbia History

Columbia is the county seat of Maury County, which was organized in 1807. The city of Columbia was laid out in 1808. It was officially incorporated in 1817. The area is also known as the "Mule capital of the world." It is also home to the national headquarters for the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The Columbia Race Riot occurred here in the year 1946. The area is also home to Tennessee’s first community college, Columbia State Community College.

Columbia and nearby Attractions

  • Pillow Park
  • Tennessee State Museum
  • Maury County Park
  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Adventure Science Center
  • Cultural Museum at Scarritt - Bennett Center

Things To Do In Columbia

From Columbia, one can plan a day trip to parks like the Pop Geers Park, Woodland Park or Pinkerton Park. The Graymere Golf and Country Club is a great place for golfers to enjoy a round. Local churches include the Craft Memorial Church, the First Cumberland Church and the Riverview Church. Local festivals include the Southern Fried Fall Festival, which is held every September; and the Mule Day, which is held every April.

Columbia Transportation

Nashville International is the nearest major airport.

Columbia Higher Education

Columbia State Community College is the local institution of higher educational. Other nearby institutions include Tennessee State University, David Lipscomb University and Belmont University.

Demographics

People

Total Population36,635
Male Share of the Population46.5%
Female Share of the Population53.5%
Senior Citizens15.2%
Employed Population 16+15,649
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married42.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.4%
Median Earnings25+$30,692
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,102
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,325

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,495
% Above Poverty Level80.5%
% Below Poverty Level19.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone29.7%
Median Gross Rent$748
Median House Value$126,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37.1%
Irish9.4%
English9.2%
German7.5%
Italian2.4%
French Except Basque1.5%
Scottish1.4%
Polish1.1%
Dutch0.7%
Norwegian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Canadian0.3%
US/American0.2%
Russian0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Greek0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Czech0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Columbia Almanac

CategoryValue
County Maury County
Standard Zip Codes38401
P.O. Box Zip Codes38402
Phone Area Codes6,15,931
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.62
Approximate Longitude-87.04

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 3 WNW
Distance3.6 miles
Jan Temp25 to 46 F
Apr Temp43 to 69 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp44 to 72 F
Annual Precip56.1 inches
StationCENTERVILLE WATER PL
Distance24.2 miles
Jan Temp26 to 48 F
Apr Temp44 to 75 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 73 F
Annual Precip54.5 inches
StationPULASKI WATER PLANT
Distance29.9 miles
Jan Temp26 to 48 F
Apr Temp46 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 73 F
Annual Precip56.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chapel Hill1,520$53,672
Cornersville1,266$50,913
Lewisburg11,457$43,176
Lynnville341$46,250
Mount Pleasant4,748$44,712
Spring Hill35,995$89,973

Columbia Public Libraries

Maury County Public Library
211 WEST EIGHTH STREET
Columbia, Tennessee
(931) 375-6500

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Columbia Hospitals

Maury Regional Hospital
(Government - Local)
1224 Trotwood Avenue
(931) 381-1111

Columbia Public Schools

Columbia Central High School
921 Lion Pw
ZIP: 38401
(931) 381-2222
High
Total Enrollment 1372
E. A. Cox Middle School
633 Bear Creek Pk
ZIP: 38401
(931) 840-3902
Middle
Total Enrollment 760
Highland Park Elementary
1606 Highland Av
ZIP: 38401
(931) 388-7325
Primary
Total Enrollment 348
J E Woodard Elementary
207 Rutherford La
ZIP: 38401
(931) 380-2872
Primary
Total Enrollment 510
J. Brown Elementary
301 Cord Dr
ZIP: 38401
(931) 388-3601
Primary
Total Enrollment 401
J. R. Baker Elementary
1301 Hamphire Pk
ZIP: 38401
(931) 388-3319
Primary
Total Enrollment 332
Mcdowell Elementary
714 West 7th St
ZIP: 38401
(931) 840-4418
Primary
Total Enrollment 358
R Howell Elementary
653 Bear Creek Pk
ZIP: 38401
(931) 540-1032
Primary
Total Enrollment 505
Riverside Elementary
203 Carter St
ZIP: 38401
(931) 840-4422
Primary
Total Enrollment 394
Spring Hill High School
One Raider La
ZIP: 38401
(931) 486-2207
High
Total Enrollment 992
Whitthorne Middle School
915 Lion Pw
ZIP: 38401
(931) 388-2558
Middle
Total Enrollment 948

Columbia Private Schools

Agathos School Of Columbia
1201 Mapleash Ave
ZIP: 38401
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 83
Calvary Baptist Academy
1411 School St
ZIP: 38401
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 4
Columbia Academy
1101 W 7th St
ZIP: 38401
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 547
The Kings Daughters School
412 W 9th St
ZIP: 38401
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 65
Zion Christian Academy
6901 Old Zion Rd
ZIP: 38401
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 425
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