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"Mule Capital of the World"

Columbia is a city in Maury County.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Columbia is 35.615N. The longitude is -87.035W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 643 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 33,305.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$35,879
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Columbia demographic reports
Columbia is on the Duck River
19th-century mule-trading center
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 325. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 9.8 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 1 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Filming location for:
· 1999 movie, "The Green Mile"
Well-known residents have included:
· President James K. Polk
Local festivals include:
  • Mule Day - April 12-15, 2007
  • Southern Fried Fall Festival - Sept. 28-29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Columbia web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: James K. Polk House, Rattle & Snap Plantation, Spring Hill Battlefield
Colleges and universities: Columbia State Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
Maiden Lane, New York City, for diamonds, but Mule Street in Columbia for mules.
-- 1935 newspaper column
Will Rogers

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Columbia demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Maury County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 37174 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Columbia residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Columbia ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Columbia was $18,004, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Columbia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Columbia include Ashwood Rural Historic District, Columbia Commercial Historic District, Columbia West End Historic District, West Sixth Street and Mayes Place Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Columbia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $418.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $823.


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Libraries in Columbia include Maury County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Columbia include Columbia Daily Herald

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Maury County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Columbia political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Columbia workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Columbia between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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“ Maiden Lane, New York City, for diamonds, but Mule Street in Columbia for mules. ”
~ 1935 newspaper column
Will Rogers

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