ePodunk - The power of place
PLACE SEARCH
   State:    
Include former names         Go To:
Advanced search | Cemetery search
COLUMBIA COMMUNITY PROFILE
Missouri > All counties > Boone County > Columbia
QUICK LINKS

Profile for Columbia, Missouri, MO

Columbia postcard post card - Boone County Court House, Columbia, MO
Boone County Court House, Columbia, MO

Send us your Columbia photos:

Tell us the pros & cons of Columbia
Blog about Columbia
Columbia map

Sponsored Ads

College town

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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$33,729
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For 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
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Boone County Fair - July 23-29, 2007
  • Festival of the Arts - Sept. 29-30, 2007
  • Twilight Festival - June 1-29, 2007
  • Art in the Park - June 2-3, 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.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 98

Listed places near Columbia

Click on a group to see the items on the map
 
Please wait while the map loads... click here to force load
Columbia
Boone County
Missouri
Add extra pins to the map by clicking on the list above the map. You may click the displayed pins for more information, or search the displayed pins by using the above search field.
Census & demographics

Sections below provide additional information and links about Columbia demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Boone County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Columbia area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 65203 ZIP code.

Columbia, MO locator map
(Also see local map below.)
Columbia Web sites

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.

Post a query on a message board:

Records & databases:

Attractions
Cemeteries
Communities
Companies
Courts & laws
Crime
Deaths
Disability access & rights
Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Columbia was $19,507, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

50% of Columbia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Columbia festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

Columbia festival web sites:

Geocaching & geography
Gifts & collectibles
Government
Guides to Columbia
Health
Historical societies
Historical societies
History
Housing & real estate

Median rent in Columbia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $427.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $998.


Jobs
Libraries

Libraries in Columbia include Daniel Boone Regional Library ... View libraries

Maps

Media outlets

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.

Military
Obituaries
Organizations
Parks & recreation
People
Pets
Photos & post cards
Politics

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

Postal Service
Religion
Restaurants
Traffic

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.

Travel
Weather
Wildlife

Browse list of Missouri community profiles



Job Search
what
job title, keywords, or company name
where
city, state, zip code
jobs by Indeed


EPODUNK USER REVIEWS & BLOGS

LOCAL GUIDES

More info about Columbia:

RECORD SEARCHES
EPODUNK EXTRAS
OTHER EPODUNKS
FEEDBACK

Send us your corrections and additions



Search Health Care Jobs





powered by HospitalJobsOnline.com
News about Columbia
College Search

Search Associate's degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, Certificate programs, Diploma programs, and many others.

Enter your ZIP or Postal code to find schools near you. Your dream major may be just around the corner!