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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    A-
Columbia City is a town in Indiana with a population of 9,057. Columbia City is in Whitley County. Living in Columbia City offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Columbia City and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Columbia City are above average.
About Columbia City...
Population
9,057

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$106,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$590
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Columbia City Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    56.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    112.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,453.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    67.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Columbia City

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,611
National
$55,322

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I grew up as one of the only dark people in Columbia City and most everyone there is a racist. It was really hard growing up as a dark person. Most of the people here believe they are either too good for you or too redneck for you. In Columbia City, it's not about how good you are or what you know but about who you know. If I were to make up a saying for Columbia City I would say, Welcome to Columbia City home of rednecks, degenerates, and two colored families!
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Columbia City is an amazing town to live in, located in Northeastern Indiana. Its a town focused on community. Everyone works together to make some sort of difference, big or small. The community invites everyone to be apart of something. Everyone works together to make a difference in our city.
Columbia City is a very charming and safe town located in Northeastern Indiana. It is full of adorable restaurants and shops, rustic architecture, and amazing community events and people.