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Columbia, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Columbia is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Caldwell Parish at latitude 32.1021 and longitude -92.0764. Caldwell Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 62 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Columbia, but most people and references simply refer to it as Columbia, Louisiana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Columbia indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Town of Columbia, LA Boundary Map

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Columbia, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 364
Population in Households 352
Population in Familes 270
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 481
Diversity Index2 55
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 157
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 89
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 207 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 78 (37.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 78 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 (24.2%)
Median Home Value $76,563
Average Home Value $125,641
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $26,320
Average Household Income $42,079
Per Capita Income $19,081
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.61% -1.12%
Households -1.16% -1.17%
Families 1.95% -1.39%
Median Household Income   3.46%
Per Capita Income   2.35%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Columbia, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Columbia to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 399 16th
Population Density1 # 274 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 86 82nd
Median Household Income # 425 10th
Per Capita Income # 301 37th

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