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Columbia, Louisiana
(Caldwell Parish)

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The location of Columbia

Welcome to Columbia ...

The town of Columbia is located in Caldwell Parish and is the Parish Seat for Caldwell Parish.

The location of Columbia has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Columbia has a population of 374 people<2> (see below for details).

Columbia is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Columbia lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Columbia: (318)

The ZIP code for Columbia: 71418<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Columbia had a population of 390 people. This makes Columbia the parish's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 390 people, the population of Columbia decreased 18.24% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 477 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Columbia had an population of 374 people. This is a decrease of 4.1% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 21.59% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Columbia ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Olla   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the Southwest (SW) of Columbia

Located in La Salle Parish

Clarks   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Columbia

Grayson   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Columbia

Kelly   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Columbia

Fort Necessity   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Columbia

Located in Franklin Parish

Enterprise   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Columbia

Located in Catahoula Parish

Jigger   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) of Columbia

Located in Franklin Parish

Urania   [Map]

Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Columbia

Located in La Salle Parish

Winnsboro   [Map]

Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East (E) of Columbia

Located in Franklin Parish

Aimwell   [Map]

Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the South (S) of Columbia

Located in Catahoula Parish

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

Communities Also Named Columbia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Louisiana communities named Columbia: This one is located in Caldwell Parish and the other is located in Saint John the Baptist Parish.

Beyond Louisiana, there are 49 communities that are also named Columbia - they are located in Alabama (2), Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nevada (3), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (6), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Columbia. If available, we provide a satellite 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. 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. Our list includes 5 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Columbia ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Columbia. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Columbia.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Columbia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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 town (such as Columbia). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Columbia or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Columbia) 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. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Columbia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Columbia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1025, Longitude: -92.0769     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Columbia have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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