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Columbia, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Columbia had a population of 362 as of July 1, 2017. Columbia ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Columbia is located at latitude 32.1021 and longitude -92.0764 in Caldwell Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Columbia (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Caldwell Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 62 feet.

The Town of Columbia (GNIS ID: 2406299) 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 Town of Columbia is located within Parish Governing Authority District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Caldwell Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Columbia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Columbia, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 362
Daytime Population: Workers 673
Daytime Population: Residents 206
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 879
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.43
Population in Households 350
Population in Familes 267
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 478
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $25,000
Average Household Income $43,842
Per Capita Income $20,173


Total Housing Units 207 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 75 (36.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 80 (38.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 (25.1%)
Median Home Value $82,432
Average Home Value $118,581


Total Households 155
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 86
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.02% -0.73%
Households -0.86% -0.65%
Families 0.66% -0.95%
Median Household Income   0.35%
Per Capita Income   2.05%

Columbia, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Columbia to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 400 16th
Population Density # 271 43rd
Diversity Index # 73 85th
Median Household Income # 446 6th
Per Capita Income # 312 34th

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