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Planned suburb developed in the 1960s by James Rouse
Columbia is in Howard County, in the Baltimore metro area.
The community was named for the Columbia Pike.
The latitude of Columbia is 39.240N. The longitude is -76.839W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 407 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 93,637.
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14% of Columbia residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $32,833, compared with $21,587 nationally.
59% of Columbia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Columbia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $834. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,517.
Libraries in Columbia include Central Library, East Columbia Major Branch ... View libraries
Howard County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Columbia political report.
Columbia restaurants taking online reservations include The Melting Pot - Columbia ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Columbia workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 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 .5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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