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Kentucky City of Columbia, Kentucky United States
City
Adair County Courthouse
Adair County Courthouse
Location of Columbia, Kentucky
Location of Columbia, Kentucky
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Adair
Area
 • Total 3.4 sq mi (8.9 km2)
 • Land 3.4 sq mi (8.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 748 ft (228 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,452
 • Density 1,309.4/sq mi (505.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 42715, 42728, 42735
Area code(s) 270 & 364
FIPS code 21-16750
GNIS feature ID 0489885
Website www.cityofcolumbiaky.com

Columbia is a home rule-class city just above Russell Creek in Adair County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 4,452 at the 2010 census. Columbia is the seat of its county.

History

See also: Columbia (name)

The area was settled c. 1802 by Daniel Trabue. The post office was opened on April 1, 1806, by John Field, who also ran the local store.

Geography

Columbia is located at 37°6′2″N 85°18′22″W / 37.10056°N 85.30611°W / 37.10056; -85.30611 (37.100652, -85.306056).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.9 km²), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 175
1830 423
1840 486 14.9%
1860 381
1870 506 32.8%
1880 549 8.5%
1900 654
1910 1,022 56.3%
1920 1,076 5.3%
1930 1,195 11.1%
1940 1,372 14.8%
1950 2,167 57.9%
1960 2,255 4.1%
1970 3,234 43.4%
1980 3,710 14.7%
1990 3,845 3.6%
2000 4,014 4.4%
2010 4,452 10.9%
Est. 2015 4,644 4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,014 people, 1,554 households, and 893 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,167.9 per square mile (450.9/km2). There were 1,789 housing units at an average density of 520.5 per square mile (201.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.38% White, 7.37% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.

There were 1,554 households out of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.9% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.5% were non-families. 40.3% of all households were made up of individuals living alone and 22.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the city, the population was spread out with 18.0% under the age of 18, 19.1% from 20 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 83.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,861, and the median income for a family was $31,344. Males had a median income of $23,906 versus $21,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,836. About 19.9% of families and 26.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.4% of those under age 18 and 17.9% of those age 65 or over.

Arts and culture

Events

Events held in Columbia, Kentucky:

Popular culture

Columbia, Kentucky was depicted in the film Resurrection Mary starring Wilford Brimley in 2002. The film was directed by another Columbia native, Matthew Eric Arnold as part of the USC School of Cinematic Arts graduate thesis program and won awards at the Big Bear Lake International Film Festival. The filming was featured on local news stations and in USA Today.


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