Columbia SnackAbility

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

Columbia, PA Photos

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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
10,382
Unemployment
9.5%
Poverty
20.4%
Median Home
$102,100
Median Income
$39,625
Median Rent
$730

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Map Of Columbia, PA

Population over time in Columbia

Year Population % Change
2016 10,382 -0.1%
2015 10,394 -0.0%
2014 10,399 0.1%
2013 10,390 -0.2%
2012 10,413 -0.1%
2011 10,425 0.3%
2010 10,391 -

Crime in Columbia Per 100k

Crime Columbia PA USA
Violent Crime 231.8 313.3 382.9
Murder 0.0 5.8 5.3
Robbery 86.9 92.1 98.0
Aggravated Assault 96.6 182.6 248.9
Property Crime 1555.3 1649.4 2362.0
Burglary 173.9 250.3 430.4
Larceny 1333.1 1297.7 1694.0
Car Theft 48.3 101.4 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Columbia

White
79.9% (8,291)
African American
7.9% (817)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
0.5% (53)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
2.7% (276)
Hispanic
9.1% (945)
Race Columbia PA USA
White 79.9% 77.7% 60.6%
African American 7.9% 10.6% 10.4%
American Indian 0.0% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 0.5% 3.1% 4.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Other 0.0% 0.1% 3.9%
Two Or More 2.7% 1.7% 2.5%
Hispanic 9.1% 6.6% 17.3%

Household Income For Columbia, Pennsylvania

Less than $10,000
9.3% (965)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.1% (737)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.6% (1,411)
$25,000 to $34,999
15.1% (1,567)
$35,000 to $49,999
17.5% (1,816)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.5% (1,609)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.3% (1,276)
$100,000 to $149,999
6.1% (633)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.7% (280)
$200,000 or more
0.8% (83)
Income Columbia PA USA
Less than $10,000 9.3% 6.7% 7.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.1% 5.1% 5.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.6% 10.5% 10.2%
$25,000 to $34,999 15.1% 10.0% 9.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 17.5% 13.4% 13.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.5% 18.3% 17.8%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.3% 12.6% 12.2%
$100,000 to $149,999 6.1% 13.5% 13.5%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.7% 5.0% 5.4%
$200,000 or more 0.8% 4.9% 5.7%

Gender in Columbia

Female
51.3% (5,322)
Male
48.7% (5,059)
Gender Columbia PA USA
Female 51.3% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 48.7% 48.9% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Columbia for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.3% (447)
9-12th Grade
12.0% (1,245)
High School / GED
50.7% (5,261)
Some College
13.9% (1,442)
Associate's Degree
6.8% (709)
Bachelor's Degree
9.1% (948)
Master's Degree
2.0% (211)
Professional Degree
0.7% (67)
Doctorate Degree
0.5% (47)
Education Columbia PA USA
< 9th Grade 4.3% 3.4% 5.6%
9-12th Grade 12.0% 7.0% 7.4%
High School / GED 50.7% 36.0% 27.5%
Some College 13.9% 16.2% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 6.8% 8.0% 8.2%
Bachelor's Degree 9.1% 17.8% 18.8%
Master's Degree 2.0% 8.2% 8.2%
Professional Degree 0.7% 1.9% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.5% 1.4% 1.3%

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