Columbia, PA Population

Population: 10,311. Estimated population in July 2020: 10,092 (-2.1% change)
Males: 4,863 (47.2%), Females: 5,448 (52.8%)

Lancaster County

Zip code: 17512

Median resident age: 36.8 years
Median household income: $32,385
Median house value: $73,700

Races in Columbia:

  • White Non-Hispanic (89.5%)
  • Hispanic (4.5%)
  • Black (4.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • Other race (1.7%)

Ancestries: German (40.0%), Irish (12.6%), United States (10.7%), English (5.8%), Italian (4.1%), French (2.0%).

Elevation: 300 feet

Land area: 2.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Columbia

  • High school or higher: 70.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbia borough

  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 47.5%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 12.4%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

1.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -541 (-5.0%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Columbia:

  • LANCASTER GENERAL HOSPITAL SUSQUEHANNA (631 POPLAR STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Columbia:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Columbia:

  • LANCASTER (about 16 miles; LANCASTER, PA; Abbreviation: LNS)
  • HARRISBURG INTERNATIONAL (about 21 miles; HARRISBURG, PA; Abbreviation: MDT)
  • READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD (about 45 miles; READING, PA; Abbreviation: RDG)
Other public-use airports nearest to Columbia:

  • MC GINNESS (about 2 miles; COLUMBIA, PA; Abbreviation: 8N7)
  • DONEGAL SPRINGS AIRPARK (about 6 miles; MOUNT JOY/MARIETTA, PA; Abbreviation: N71)
  • BAUBLITZ COMMERCIAL (about 13 miles; BROGUE, PA; Abbreviation: 9W8)
Amtrak stations near Columbia:

  • 6 miles: MOUNT JOY (DELTA & HENRY STS.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: ELIZABETHTOWN (WILSON AVE.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 14 miles: LANCASTER (53 MCGOVERN AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Columbia:

  • YORK COLLEGE PENNSYLVANIA (about 8 miles; YORK, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,541)
  • MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 10 miles; MILLERSVILLE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,384)
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN ST HARRISBURG (about 21 miles; MIDDLETOWN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,064)
  • HARRISBURG AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-HARRISBURG (about 33 miles; HARRISBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,653)
  • MESSIAH COLLEGE (about 36 miles; GRANTHAM, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,761)
  • HARFORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 37 miles; BEL AIR, MD; Full-time enrollment: 2,646)
  • MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 42 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; Full-time enrollment: 5,564)

Schools

Public high school in Columbia:

  • COLUMBIA JSHS (Students: 696; Grades: 07 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Columbia:

  • PARK EL SCH (Students: 465; Grades: KG – 06)
  • TAYLOR EL SCH (Students: 305; Grades: KG – 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Columbia:

  • OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS SCHOOL (Students: 345; Location: 215 UNION STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • LITTLE PEOPLE DAY CARE (Students: 116; Location: 780 CHICKIES HILL RD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • LANCASTER PREP SCHOOL (Students: 39; Location: 3950 COLUMBIA AVE; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Columbia:

  • COLUMBIA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $76,285; Location: 24 SOUTH 6TH ST; 24,124 books; 391 audio materials; 518 video materials; 44 serial subscriptions)

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