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Columbia, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Columbia had a population of 378 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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Columbia, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 378
Population in Households 366
Population in Familes 280
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 499
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 163
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 92
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 207 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 79 (38.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 84 (40.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (21.3%)
Median Home Value $87,857
Average Home Value $126,582


Median Household Income $22,723
Average Household Income $40,966
Per Capita Income $18,779
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.5% -0.43%
Households -0.19% -0.25%
Families 1.86% -0.66%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   1.36%
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.

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, 2016 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 # 398 16th
Population Density1 # 265 44th
Diversity Index2 # 73 85th
Median Household Income # 456 4th
Per Capita Income # 347 27th

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