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Columbia is a city in Monroe County, in the Saint Louis metro area. (The community straddles Monroe and Saint Clair counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.) [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Columbia. For links to other places called Columbia, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Columbia is 38.443N. The longitude is -90.201W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 502 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,545.


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Median household income
Local
$58,003
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Columbia demographic reports
Columbia is on the Mississippi River
German immigrants and several of George Rogers Clark's men settled here.
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 Monroe County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, St. Louis area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62240 ZIP code.

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44% of Columbia residents report German ancestry, and 14% 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 $26,767, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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29% 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 $520.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,121.


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Libraries in Columbia include Columbia Public Library ... View libraries

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Monroe 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 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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