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Welcome to Columbia ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Columbia has a population of 5,837 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Columbia is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Columbia: (601) & (769)<4>

The ZIP code for Columbia: 39429<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Columbia had an population of 5,837 people. This is a decrease of 11.32% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.6% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Columbia had a population of 6,582 people (which is 24.3% of the total population of Marion County). This makes Columbia the county's most populous community.

The population of Columbia represents 0.22% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 55th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,582 people, the population of Columbia has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,603 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 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, 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.

Communities near Columbia ...

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

  • Sumrall [Lamar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumrall
    • Sumrall [Lamar County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Columbia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,867 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumrall
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumrall<7>
  • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bassfield
    • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Columbia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bassfield have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bassfield
  • Pinebur [Marion County]
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    • Pinebur [Marion County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Columbia
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinebur
  • Kokomo [Marion County]
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    • Sartinville [Walthall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sartinville
      • Sartinville [Walthall County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sartinville
    • Angie [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angie
      • Angie [Washington Parish] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the south of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 249 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Angie have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Angie<7>
    • Arm [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arm
      • Arm [Lawrence County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arm
    • Tylertown [Walthall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tylertown
      • Tylertown [Walthall County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the southwest of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,428 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tylertown have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tylertown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tylertown<7>
    • Prentiss [Jefferson Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prentiss
      • Prentiss [Jefferson Davis County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the north of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 933 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prentiss have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prentiss
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prentiss<7>
    • Varnado [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varnado
      • Varnado [Washington Parish] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<6> to the south of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 335 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Varnado have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Varnado
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Varnado<7>

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 5 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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Marion County

About Mississippi

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.

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Marion, 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>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<5>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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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: 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: 31.2535, Longitude: -89.8233    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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