Profile for Columbia, Missouri, MO
Boone County Court House, Columbia, MO
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Columbia is a city in Boone County.
It is the county seat.
The latitude of Columbia is 38.951N. The longitude is -92.333W.
It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 705 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 88,534.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Columbia demographic reports
Public transportation: Columbia Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 422. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 4.8 per 1,000 people.
Rated No. 9 on Healthy Cities list, by Organic Style magazine, September/October 2003
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
- Festival of the Arts - Sept. 29-30, 2007
- Art in the Park - June 2-3, 2007
- Boone County Fair - July 23-29, 2007
- Twilight Festival - June 1-29, 2007
- Boone County Art Show - Sept. 29-30, 2007
Dates often change. Check Columbia web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Finger Lakes State Park, Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, Nifong Park, Katy Trail
Historic sites and museums: Jewell Cemetery State Historic Site, Museum of Art and Archaeology, Walters-Boone County Historical Museum
Colleges and universities:
Columbia College, Stephens College, University of Missouri-Columbia
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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National index: 100
Local index: 98
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Ancestry & family history
24% of Columbia residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Columbia ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Columbia was $19,507, compared with $21,587 nationally.
50% of Columbia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Columbia festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Boone County Fair - J
- Festival of the Arts - S
- Twilight Festival - J
- Art in the Park - J
- Boone County Art Show - S
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in Columbia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $427. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $998.
Libraries in Columbia include Daniel Boone Regional Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Columbia include Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia Missourian
TV stations in Columbia include KMIZ, KOMU.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KBIA., KOPN.
Boone County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Columbia political report.
The average commute time for Columbia workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 33 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Columbia between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
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