Columbia, MS Profile: Facts & Data

Advertisement

Columbia Local Links & Resources:
Resources | ALL Columbia Content
Planning to visit Columbia? See Local Hotels

Also See: Columbia, MS ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Columbia, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Columbia had a population of 6,273 as of July 1, 2019. Columbia ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Columbia is located at latitude 31.2518 and longitude -89.8376 in Marion County. The formal boundaries for the City of Columbia encompass a land area of 6.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marion County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 141 feet.

The City of Columbia (GNIS ID: 2404108) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Columbia is located within Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marion County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Columbia: Lotts Bluff.

Jump to... (On This Page!)
  1. Columbia 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for Columbia (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
  2. Mississippi Research Tools (Easy Tools & Current Data)
  3. Mississippi Data Comparison Tool - 2019 Demographics

Columbia, MS - Most Popular Things to Do

Also See: Nearby Photos | Nearby Hotels | Driving Directions

Use HTL Address Research for a Mississippi Address and get...

Boundary Maps, Demographic Data, School Zones Review maps and data for the neighborhood, city, county, ZIP Code, and school zone. July 1, 2019, data includes home values, household income, percentage of homes owned, rented or vacant, etc.


Advertisement

Columbia, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Columbia, MS Housing Affordability Index is 133
State of Mississippi Housing Affordability Index is 174
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Columbia, MS Wealth Index is 55
State of Mississippi Wealth Index is 62
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

These new demographic attributes are availiable for Neighborhoods, Cities, Counties, and ZIP Codes.

More Tools and Resources:

  1. For information about schools and school attendance zones, use the HTL Address Tool
  2. Our new HTL Neighborhood Explorer provides lots of detail about any neighborhood.
  3. The new 2-Minute Introduction and Concise Guide to Big Data which will help you make the most effective use of HomeTownLocator Tools.
  4. See the References & Data Sources page for more information about methodology and sources of data.
  5. See the Mississippi COVID-19 Data and US COVID-19 Data for more information on the spread of the novel coronavirus.

POPULATION

Total Population 6,273 (100%)
Population in Households 5,616 (89.5%)
Population in Families 4,481 (71.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 657 (10.5%)
Population Density 929
Diversity Index2 55
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $23,877
Average Household Income $48,347
Per Capita Income $17,731
Wealth Index4 55

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,743 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,373 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 892 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 478 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $91,695
Housing Affordability Index3 133
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,265
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 1,417
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.52% -0.8%
Households -0.69% -0.93%
Families -0.75% -1.13%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   1.8%

Columbia, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Columbia to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 59 84th
Population Density # 77 79th
Diversity Index # 58 85th
Median Household Income # 323 11th
Per Capita Income # 233 36th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.

Quick & Easy Ways to...

  1. Get Current Demographic Data for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  2. View Boundary Maps, for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  3. Locate Physical, Cultural, and Historical Features

Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Mississippi July 1, 2019 Data
Data:
Locations:
Highest or Lowest:
Results:
Advertisement