Columbia, Louisiana

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Coordinates: 32°06′15″N 92°04′37″W / 32.10417°N 92.07694°W / 32.10417; -92.07694
Columbia, Louisiana
Town
Columbia on the Ouachita, LA, IMG 2705.JPG
Gateway to Ouachita River at Columbia, Louisiana
Nickname: Columbia on the Ouachita
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Caldwell
Elevation 75 ft (22.9 m)
Coordinates 32°06′15″N 92°04′37″W / 32.10417°N 92.07694°W / 32.10417; -92.07694
Area 0.77 sq mi (1.99 km2)
 - land 0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
 - water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Population 390 (2010)
Density 514.9 / sq mi (198.8 / km2)
Founded 1827
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 318
Location of Columbia in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States

Columbia is a town in and the parish seat of Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, United States.[1] The population was 390 as of the 2010 census,[2] down from 477 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Columbia is located just east of the center of Caldwell Parish at 32°6′15″N 92°4′37″W / 32.10417°N 92.07694°W / 32.10417; -92.07694 (32.104042, -92.076921),[3] on the southwest bank of the Ouachita River. U.S. Route 165 passes through the center of town and bridges the river, leading north 32 miles (51 km) to Monroe and south 64 miles (103 km) to Alexandria.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.77 square miles (2.00 km2), of which 0.76 square miles (1.96 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2), or 1.75%, is water.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 477 people, 184 households, and 101 families residing in the town. The population density was 629.9 people per square mile (242.3/km²). There were 237 housing units at an average density of 312.9 per square mile (120.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 70.02% White, 27.25% African American, 0.63% Native American, 1.47% Asian, 0.42% from other races, and 0.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.

There were 184 households out of which 21.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.8% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.6% were non-families. 41.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 103.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,000, and the median income for a family was $33,523. Males had a median income of $33,000 versus $18,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,999. About 19.0% of families and 25.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.0% of those under age 18 and 32.0% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

It has a volunteer fire department[citation needed]

Notable people[edit]

Photo gallery[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Columbia town, Louisiana". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 15, 2014. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Coach Donald Harrison Shows". Monroe News-Star. Retrieved March 5, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Mary Lou Trawick Winters". The Monroe News-Star. Retrieved November 20, 2014.