Living in Columbia, PA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Columbia SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
6
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
7
Amenities
9
Education
5
Commute
8

Columbia, PA Crime Report

195
Total Crimes
1,868.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
-27.25%
Below National Average

Columbia, PA Cost Of Living

90
Columbia's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Columbia, Pennsylvania Info Snack

Columbia, formerly Wright's Ferry, is a borough (town) in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 28 miles (45 km) southeast of Harrisburg on the east (left) bank of the Susquehanna River, across from Wrightsville and York County and just south of U.S. Route 30. The settlement was founded in 1726 by Colonial English Quakers from Chester County led by entrepreneur and evangelist John Wright. Establishment of the eponymous Wright's Ferry, the first commercial Susquehanna crossing in the region, inflamed territorial conflict with neighboring Maryland but brought growth and prosperity to the small town, which was just a few votes shy of becoming the new United States' capital. Though besieged for a short while by Civil War destruction, Columbia remained a lively center of transport and industry throughout the 19th century, once serving as a terminus of the Pennsylvania Canal. Later, however, the Great Depression and 20th-century changes in economy and technology sent the borough into decline. It is notable today as the site of one of the world's few museums devoted entirely to horology.
Population
10,389
Unemployment
7.1%
Poverty
20.8%
Median Home
$102,800
Median Income
$39,019
Median Rent
$773

Columbia, PA Photos

Source: Public Domain
Source: Public Domain

Rankings for Columbia in Pennsylvania

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Map Of Columbia, PA

Population over time in Columbia

Year Population % Change
2017 10,389 -0.4%
2016 10,430 0.5%
2015 10,382 -0.1%
2014 10,394 -0.0%
2013 10,399 0.1%
2012 10,390 -0.2%
2011 10,413 -0.1%
2010 10,425 0.3%
2009 10,391 -
Crime/100k Columbia PA USA
Violent Crime 182.1 306.0 368.9
Murder 0.0 6.1 5.0
Robbery 38.3 76.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 105.4 188.0 246.8
Property Crime 1686.5 1489.9 2199.5
Burglary 201.2 211.6 376.0
Larceny 1399.0 1175.9 1594.6
Car Theft 86.2 102.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Columbia

White
70.9% (7,370)
African American
11.0% (1,138)
American Indian
0.3% (32)
Asian
0.6% (67)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (12)
Two Or More
3.4% (352)
Hispanic
13.6% (1,418)
Race Columbia PA USA
White 70.9% 76.8% 61.1%
African American 11.0% 10.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 0.6% 3.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.4% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 13.6% 7.1% 17.8%

Household Income For Columbia, Pennsylvania

Less than $10,000
8.9% (91,973)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.7% (49,178)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.2% (136,896)
$25,000 to $34,999
18.3% (189,621)
$35,000 to $49,999
17.4% (180,637)
$50,000 to $74,999
14.6% (151,319)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.7% (132,167)
$100,000 to $149,999
5.7% (58,872)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.5% (25,535)
$200,000 or more
2.2% (22,697)
Income Columbia PA USA
Less than $10,000 8.9% 6.3% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.7% 4.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.2% 9.6% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 18.3% 9.5% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 17.4% 12.7% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 14.6% 17.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.7% 12.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 5.7% 14.7% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.5% 5.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 2.2% 6.0% 7.0%

Gender in Columbia

Female
52.8% (5,483)
Male
47.2% (4,906)
Gender Columbia PA USA
Female 52.8% 51.0% 50.8%
Male 47.2% 49.0% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Columbia for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (415)
9-12th Grade
12.0% (1,246)
High School / GED
49.0% (5,090)
Some College
13.0% (1,350)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (935)
Bachelor's Degree
10.0% (1,038)
Master's Degree
3.0% (311)
Professional Degree
0.0% (0)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Columbia PA USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 12.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 49.0% 35.0% 27.0%
Some College 13.0% 16.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 10.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 3.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 0.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Columbia

Overall User Rating
4.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

The crimes are not bad like other places. The are not to good but really cool teachers.

My favorite place was downtown. It is beautiful. Things to watch for high schoolers fighting in the streets, but not to many.

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