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Columbiana, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Columbiana had a population of 4,675 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Columbiana is located at latitude 33.1782 and longitude -86.6072 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the City of Columbiana 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.

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

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Columbiana, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 4,675 (100%)
Population in Households 4,330 (92.6%)
Population in Families 3,694 (79.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 345 ( 7.4%)
Population Density 270
Diversity Index2 42
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,785
Average Household Income $69,588
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $24,541
Wealth Index5 72
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 1,649 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,096 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 366 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 187 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $187,199
Average Home Value $216,500
Housing Affordability Index3 150
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,462
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 1,031
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.19% 1.27%
Households 1.28% 1.33%
Families 1.79% 1.17%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
Owner Occupied HU   1.38%

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Columbiana, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Columbiana to the other 586 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 Density # 266 55th
Median Household Income # 270 54th
Housing Affordability Index # 67 11th
Per Capita Income # 227 61st
Diversity Index # 237 60th

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