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Columbiana, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Columbiana had a population of 4,482 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Columbiana is located at latitude 33.1915 and longitude -86.6156 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the City of Columbiana (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Shelby County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 525 feet.

The City of Columbiana (GNIS ID: 2404109) 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.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Columbiana is located within Columbiana Division of Shelby County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Columbiana population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Columbiana: Columbia, Coonsboro, German Hill.

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Columbiana, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,482
Population in Households 4,109
Population in Familes 3,531
Population in Group Qrtrs 373
Population Density1 259
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 1,374
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 981
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,531 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 963 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 411 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 157 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $146,284
Average Home Value $185,021


Median Household Income $44,158
Average Household Income $60,091
Per Capita Income $22,990
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.27% 1.27%
Households 1.1% 1.25%
Families 2.13% 1.14%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
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.

Columbiana, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Columbiana to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 125 79th
Population Density1 # 277 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 237 59th
Median Household Income # 161 72nd
Per Capita Income # 149 74th

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