A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Columbia, South Carolina
Welcome to Columbia ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Columbia has a population of 132,165 people<2> (see below for details).
Columbia was established in 1787.
The community of Columbia is 260 feet [79 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Columbia lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Columbia is within the (803) area code.
The ZIP codes for Columbia: 29201-29212, 29214-29230, 29240<4>
Websites for Columbia ...
Official Website: www.columbiasc.net/
Chamber of Commerce: www.columbiachamber.com/
Junior League: www.jlcolumbia.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Columbia had an population of 132,165 people. This is an increase of 2.24% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.66% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Columbia had a population of 129,272 people (or 33.62% of the total population of Richland County). This makes Columbia the county's most populous community.
The population of Columbia represents 2.79% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 129,272 people, the population of Columbia increased 11.17% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 116,278 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Columbia.
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, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nevada (3), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (6), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (2), 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 168 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.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Columbia was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Columbia on a map titled Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Columbia on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Columbia: www.columbiasc.net/
The official website for Richland County: www.richlandonline.com/
The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/
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This page was last modified: 18 Apr 2022