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Columbia is a city in Marion County.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Columbia is 31.251N. The longitude is -89.837W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 148 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,344.


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Median household income
Local
$19,644
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Columbia demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 18. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.8 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Walter Payton, football player
· Jackie Smith, football player
Local festivals include:
  • Legends of Bluegrass & Country Music Festival - Oct. 11-13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Columbia web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Columbia demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Marion County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 39429 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

4% of Columbia residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Columbia ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Columbia was $12,592, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Columbia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Columbia include Keys Hill Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Columbia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $254.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $600.


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Libraries in Columbia include Columbia-Marion County Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Marion County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Columbia political report.

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The average commute time for Columbia workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Columbia, MS

Pros: Downtown Columbia is great! The Courthouse: a must see!

Cons: Probably one of the biggest drug-moving towns in south Mississippi; Just as long as you stay out of that part of town.

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