Columbia, LA


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Columbia is a tiny town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 382 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Columbia is the 267th largest community in Louisiana.

Columbia is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Columbia is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Columbia who work in teaching (10.06%), sales jobs (9.47%), and food service (8.28%).

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Columbia has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Columbia a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One of the benefits of Columbia is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.70 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

As is often the case in a small town, Columbia doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The rate of college-level education in Columbia is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.63% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Columbia in 2010 was $22,228, which is upper middle income relative to Louisiana, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,912 for a family of four. However, Columbia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Columbia is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Columbia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Columbia residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Columbia include English, French , German, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Columbia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Asian languages and French.

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