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Columbia, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Columbia had a population of 716 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Columbia is located at latitude 31.2954 and longitude -85.1102 in Houston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Columbia (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Houston County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 210 feet.

The Town of Columbia has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Columbia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Town of Columbia, AL Boundary Map

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Columbia, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 716
Population in Households 716
Population in Familes 564
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 182
Diversity Index2 39
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 322
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 197
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 403 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 226 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 96 (23.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 81 (20.1%)
Median Home Value $81,707
Average Home Value $90,376
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $25,407
Average Household Income $40,346
Per Capita Income $18,144
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.63% -0.37%
Households -0.52% -0.25%
Families -0.94% -0.51%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.82%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Columbia, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Columbia to the other 578 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 359 38th
Population Density1 # 361 38th
Diversity Index2 # 242 58th
Median Household Income # 537 7th
Per Capita Income # 397 31st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alabama Census Data Comparison Tool.