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Columbia
  • Town in Kentucky

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade C
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade B
  5. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  6. Diversity
    grade B minus
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade A
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade C+
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Columbia is a town in Kentucky with a population of 4,811. Columbia is in Adair County. Living in Columbia offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many retirees live in Columbia and residents tend to be conservative.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$122,100
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$675
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    100.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    0
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    120.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    140.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    30%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    national  11%

Working in Columbia

Jobs
grade B minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,163
National
$75,149

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