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Welcome to Columbia ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Columbia, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Columbia has a population of 5,824 people<2> (see below for details).
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 5,824 people. This is a decrease of 11.52% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.8% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Columbia had a population of 6,582 people (or 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 (with a count of 6,603 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Columbia.
Communities Also Named Columbia ...
Using our Gazetteer, we 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.
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.
Adding Columbia to Our Gazetteer ...
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.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Columbia was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Columbia on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Columbia.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified/updated: 21 Nov 2023