Columbia is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Columbia Census Designated Place.
It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Howard County at latitude 39.2404 and longitude -76.8394. Howard County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 404 feet.
The formal boundaries for the Columbia Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 31.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles.Photos of the local Columbia, MD area
|Population in Households||100,802|
|Population in Familes||81,430|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||553|
|Average Household Size||2.5|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||42,258 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||25,827 (61.1%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||14,556 (34.4%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,875 ( 4.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$402,592|
|Average Home Value||$439,645|
|Median Household Income||$104,828|
|Average Household Income||$123,618|
|Per Capita Income||$49,322|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||1.76%|
|Per Capita Income||3.09%|
The table below compares Columbia to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 2||100th|
|Population Density1||# 114||78th|
|Diversity Index2||# 57||89th|
|Median Household Income||# 87||83rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 56||89th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maryland Census Data Comparison Tool.