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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C+
Columbiana is a town in Alabama with a population of 4,343. Columbiana is in Shelby County. Living in Columbiana offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Columbiana and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Columbiana are highly rated.
About Columbiana...
Population
4,343

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$157,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$573
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Columbiana Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,292.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    21.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    42.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    317.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,885.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    190.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%

Working in Columbiana

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$40,617
National
$55,322
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Columbiana Reviews

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I love the small town. Much more accepting than larger cities surrounding us. I had a very negative experience where we lived , about 12 miles away. We moved here to get away from all of the drama. The high school is good here. The teachers care and know about the students. The class sizes are smaller that what I have had in the past. You feel at home here. All of our favorite places are within a 5 mile radius. We have several antique stores, they are cool. Columbiana’s Main Street is a big deal. There are always parades and events for the family. We also have many different churches. Our church specifically is always busy. There is always outreach through the community. It seems like we have everything you need here. There is a pretty big lake just a few miles away. It isn’t difficult to take your boat to the lake every weekend during the summer.
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Living in such a small community is such a blessing. I love everyone around me. The public schools are so diverse and my principle is so amazing. I've recieved so much support from those around me.
No places to shop for food or nothing for the younger generation to do in the town, no enough diversity for African americans and it seems to be at a stand still