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Columbia City, Indiana

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Welcome to Columbia City ...

The city of Columbia City is located in Whitley County and is the County Seat for Whitley County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Columbia City has a population of 9,044 people<1> (see below for details).

Columbia City is 860 feet [262 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Columbia City lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Columbia City (for example, toward Knox), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

The telephone area code for Columbia City: (260)

The ZIP code for Columbia City: 46725<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Columbia City had a population of 8,750 people (or 26.28% of the total population of Whitley County). This makes Columbia City the county's most populous community.

The population of Columbia City represents 0.13% of the total population of Indiana (which has 6,483,802 people), making it the state's 84th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,750 people, the population of Columbia City increased 23.64% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,077 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Columbia City had an population of 9,044 people. This is an increase of 3.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 27.79% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Columbia City.

Communities near Columbia City ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Columbia City and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<4>.

Community   2017
Albion   [Map]   2,327   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Avilla   [Map]   2,425   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Churubusco   [Map]   1,823   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Fort Wayne   [Map]   265,904   E   18 miles [29 km]
Huntertown   [Map]   6,729   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Huntington   [Map]   17,084   S   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Columbia City.

Communities Also Named Columbia City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Columbia City - they are located in Oregon and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Columbia City.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Columbia City. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Columbia City. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Columbia City. Our list includes 17 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Columbia City:

Websites for Columbia City ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Columbia City ...

Looking for more information about Columbia City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Columbia City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Columbia City.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Columbia City. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Columbia City.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Columbia City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Columbia City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Columbia City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Columbia City. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Columbia City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Columbia City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Columbia City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Columbia City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1610, Longitude: -85.4854     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Columbia City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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