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Columbia is a township in Van Buren County, in the Kalamazoo-Portage metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Columbia. For links to other places called Columbia, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Columbia is 42.376N. The longitude is -86.05W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 682 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,714.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Columbia demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Van Buren 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 49027 ZIP code.
16% of Columbia residents report German ancestry, and 10% 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 $15,015, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Columbia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Columbia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $401. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $729.
Van Buren 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 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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