Columbia, TN Demographics


Population (year 2000): 33,055. Estimated population in July 2005: 33,777 (+2.2% change)
Males: 15,653 (47.4%), Females: 17,402 (52.6%)

Maury County

Zip codes: 38401.

Median resident age: 35.7 years
Median household income: $35,879 (year 2000)
Median house value: $89,100 (year 2000)

Races in Columbia:

  • White Non-Hispanic (72.8%)
  • Black (21.1%)
  • Hispanic (4.7%)
  • Other race (2.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (18.6%), Irish (8.2%), English (7.3%), German (7.1%), Scotch-Irish (2.5%), French (1.9%).

Elevation: 637 feet

Land area: 29.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Columbia

  • High school or higher: 75.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 15.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbia city

  • Never married: 25.1%
  • Now married: 50.6%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

3.4% Foreign born (2.6% Latin America, 0.4% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +3,882 (+13.3%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Columbia:

  • MAURY REGIONAL HOSPITAL (1224 TROTWOOD AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Columbia:

  • WILLIAMSON MEDICAL CENTER (about 21 miles; FRANKLIN, TN)
  • MARSHALL MEDICAL CENTER (about 22 miles; LEWISBURG, TN)
  • HILLSIDE HOSPITAL (about 29 miles; PULASKI, TN)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Columbia:

  • NASHVILLE INTL (about 44 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; ID: BNA)
  • SMYRNA (about 46 miles; SMYRNA, TN; ID: MQY)
  • HUNTSVILLE INTL-CARL T JONES FIELD (about 71 miles; HUNTSVILLE, AL; ID: HSV)
Other public-use airports nearest to Columbia:

  • MAURY COUNTY (about 10 miles; COLUMBIA/MOUNT PLEASANT, TN; ID: MRC)
  • ELLINGTON (about 19 miles; LEWISBURG, TN; ID: LUG)
  • LAWRENCEBURG-LAWRENCE COUNTY (about 30 miles; LAWRENCEBURG, TN; ID: 2M2)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Columbia:

  • COLUMBIA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,784; Location: 1665 HAMPSHIRE PIKE; Public; Website: www.coscc.cc.tn.us)
  • NASHVILLE AUCTION SCHOOL (Location: PO BOX 1764; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Columbia:

  • DAVID LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY (about 39 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,260)
  • TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 40 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; FT enrollment: 7,346)
  • NASHVILLE STATE TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (about 40 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; FT enrollment: 3,642)
  • BELMONT UNIVERSITY (about 40 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; FT enrollment: 2,654)
  • VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY (about 44 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; FT enrollment: 9,823)
  • MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 47 miles; MURFREESBORO, TN; FT enrollment: 16,617)
  • MOTLOW STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 61 miles; Tullahoma, TN; FT enrollment: 2,256)

Schools

Public high schools in Columbia:

  • COLUMBIA CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,427; Location: 921 LION PKWY; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SPRING HILL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 880; Location: ONE RAIDER DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Columbia:

  • COLUMBIA ACADEMY (Students: 800; Location: 1101 W 7TH ST; Grades: PK – 12)
  • ZION CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 301; Location: 6901 OLD ZION RD; Grades: PK – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Columbia:

  • WHITTHORNE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,168; Location: 915 LION PKWY; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • R HOWELL ELEMENTARY (Students: 685; Location: 653 BEAR CREEK PK; Grades: KG – 05)
  • E A COX MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 654; Location: 633 BEAR CREEK PK; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • J E WOODARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 603; Location: 207 RUTHERFORD LA; Grades: PK – 05)
  • RIVERSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 450; Location: 203 CARTER ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • J BROWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 383; Location: 301 CORD DR; Grades: PK – 05)
  • J R BAKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 358; Location: 1301 HAMPHIRE PK; Grades: KG – 05)
  • HIGHLAND PARK ELEMENTARY (Students: 351; Location: 1606 HIGHLAND AV; Grades: PK – 05)
  • MCDOWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 250; Location: 714 WEST 7TH ST; Grades: KG – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Columbia:

  • THE KINGS DAUGHTERS SCHOOL (Students: 70; Location: 412 WEST 9TH STREET; Grades: UG – UG)
  • MAGNOLIA ACADEMY (Students: 60; Location: 2513 B KERR RD; Grades: 7 – 11; Boys only)
  • COLUMBIA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 29; Location: 724 NEW LEWISBURG HWY; Grades: KG – KG)
  • LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 14; Location: 2000 WILLIAMSPORT PIKE; Grades: 1 – 8)

Libraries

Library in Columbia:

  • MAURY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $380,422; Location: 211 WEST 8TH STREET; 80,920 books; 1,183 audio materials; 233 video materials; 125 serial subscriptions)