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Columbia is a borough in Lancaster County, in the Lancaster metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Columbia. For links to other places called Columbia, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Columbia is 40.033N. The longitude is -76.504W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 302 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,201.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Columbia demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lancaster County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Lancaster area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17512 ZIP code.
41% of Columbia residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Columbia ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Columbia was $16,626, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Columbia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Columbia include Columbia Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Columbia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $393. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $840.
Libraries in Columbia include Columbia Public Library ... View libraries
Lancaster County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Columbia political report.
The average commute time for Columbia workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 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 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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