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Welcome to Columbia ...

The city of Columbia is located in Boone County<1> and is the County Seat for Boone County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Columbia has a population of 123,195 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Columbia.

Columbia is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Columbia: (573)

The ZIP codes for Columbia: 65201-65203, 65205, 65211-65212, 65215-65218, 65299<4>

Websites for Columbia ...

Official Website:   www.ci.columbia.mo.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.chamber.columbia.mo.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Columbia had an population of 123,195 people. This is an increase of 13.54% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 45.74% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Columbia had a population of 108,500 people (or 66.71% of the total population of Boone County). This makes Columbia the county's most populous community.

The population of Columbia represents 1.81% of the population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 108,500 people, the population of Columbia increased 28.36% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 84,531 people).

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

Adding Columbia to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Columbia in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Columbia elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Columbia on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Columbia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Missouri communities named Columbia: This one is located in Boone County and the other is located in Saint Louis County.

Beyond Missouri, 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, Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, 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.

Communities near Columbia ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Columbia.

  • Ashland [Boone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
    • Ashland [Boone County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Columbia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,968 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<7>
  • Hallsville [Boone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hallsville
    • Hallsville [Boone County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Columbia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,577 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hallsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hallsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hallsville<7>
  • Sturgeon [Boone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sturgeon
    • Sturgeon [Boone County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Columbia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 947 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sturgeon have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sturgeon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sturgeon<7>
  • Jamestown [Moniteau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
    • Jamestown [Moniteau County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Columbia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 398 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jamestown<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Windsor Place village [Cooper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor Place village
      • Windsor Place village [Cooper County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 333 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windsor Place village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Windsor Place village has also been known as:
      • Windsor Place village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor Place village
    • Harrisburg [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg
      • Harrisburg [Boone County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 286 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisburg<7>
    • Prairie Home [Cooper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Home
      • Prairie Home [Cooper County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 280 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Home have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Home
    • Rocheport [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocheport
      • Rocheport [Boone County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 254 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocheport have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocheport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocheport<7>
    • Hartsburg [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartsburg
      • Hartsburg [Boone County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 110 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartsburg<7>
    • Pierpont [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierpont
      • Pierpont [Boone County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 75 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pierpont have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierpont

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Columbia. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Columbia.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Columbia.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Columbia. Our list includes 45 papers. See our Newspapers 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 ...

The official website for Columbia: www.ci.columbia.mo.us/

The official website for Boone County: www.showmeboone.com/

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Boone, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Columbia.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Columbia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 city (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).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Columbia includes: 65201, 65202, 65205, 65211, 65215, 65216, 65217 & 65218.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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: 38.9516, Longitude: -92.3341    
<6>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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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