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Columbiana, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Columbiana had a population of 4,588 as of July 1, 2018.

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, 2018)


Total Population 4,588
Population in Households 4,205
Population in Familes 3,589
Population in Group Qrtrs 383
Population Density2 265
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $51,470
Average Household Income $67,506
Per Capita Income $25,490


Total Housing Units 1,587 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,021 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 391 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 175 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $152,827
Average Home Value $193,119


Total Households 1,412
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 998
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.25% 1.15%
Households 1.17% 1.22%
Families 1.82% 1.06%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

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, 2018 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 # 123 79th
Population Density # 268 54th
Diversity Index # 240 59th
Median Household Income # 112 81st
Per Capita Income # 129 78th

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