Columbia, MD Population

By | June 17, 2019

Population: 88,254
Males: 42,553 (48.2%), Females: 45,701 (51.8%)

Howard County

Zip codes: 21044, 21045, 21046.

Median resident age: 35.5 years
Median household income: $71,524
Median house value: $180,500

Races in Columbia:

  • White Non-Hispanic (64.4%)
  • Black (21.5%)
  • Hispanic (4.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.8%)
  • Asian Indian (2.0%)
  • Chinese (1.9%)
  • Korean (1.8%)
  • Other race (1.6%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Other Asian (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (16.1%), Irish (12.0%), English (11.6%), Italian (5.3%), Polish (4.2%), United States (3.9%).

Elevation: 400 feet

Land area: 27.6 square miles

Map of Columbia, MD

Population

For population 25 years and over in Columbia

  • High school or higher: 94.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 59.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 28.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbia CDP

  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 57.0%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

13.2% Foreign born (6.2% Asia, 3.0% Latin America, 2.1% Europe, 1.4% Africa).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Columbia:

  • HOWARD COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL (5755 CEDAR LANE)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Columbia:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Columbia:

  • BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTL (about 14 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; Abbreviation: BWI)
  • RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL (about 28 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; Abbreviation: DCA)
  • ANDREWS AFB (about 28 miles; CAMP SPRINGS, MD; Abbreviation: ADW)

Other public-use airports nearest to Columbia:

  • SUBURBAN (about 10 miles; LAUREL, MD; Abbreviation: W18)
  • TIPTON (about 12 miles; FORT MEADE(ODENTON), MD; Abbreviation: FME)
  • HOBY WOLF (about 15 miles; ELDERSBURG, MD; Abbreviation: 1W5)

Amtrak stations near Columbia:

  • 12 miles: BWI AIRPORT RAIL STATION (BALTIMORE, AMTRAK WAY). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: NEW CARROLLTON (4300 GARDEN CITY DR.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: BALTIMORE (1500 N. CHARLES ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, snack bar, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Columbia:

  • HOWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 3,036; Location: 10901 LITTLE PATUXENT PKY; Public; Website: www.howardcc.edu/)
  • LINCOLN TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 572; Location: 9325 SNOWDEN RIVER PKY; Private, for-profit; Website: www.lincolntech.com)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-MARYLAND (Full-time enrollment: 499; Location: 8830 STANFORD BLVD STE 100; Private, for-profit; Website: www.phoenix.edu/maryland; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • TRADITIONAL ACUPUNCTURE INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 201; Location: 10227 WINCOPIN CIR THE AMERICAN CITY BLDG STE 100; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.TAI.EDU; Offers Master’s degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Columbia:

  • THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF BALTIMORE COUNTY (about 10 miles; CATONSVILLE, MD; Full-time enrollment: 10,141)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND-BALTIMORE COUNTY (about 11 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; Full-time enrollment: 9,095)
  • COPPIN STATE COLLEGE (about 15 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; Full-time enrollment: 2,844)
  • BALTIMORE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 16 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; Full-time enrollment: 3,227)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND-UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; Adelphi, MD; Full-time enrollment: 8,434)
  • BOWIE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 18 miles; BOWIE, MD; Full-time enrollment: 3,323)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND-BALTIMORE (about 18 miles; Baltimore, MD; Full-time enrollment: 4,456)

Schools

Public high schools in Columbia:

  • LONG REACH HIGH (Students: 1,562; Location: 6101 OLD DOBBIN LN; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WILDE LAKE HIGH (Students: 1,440; Location: 5460 TRUMPETER RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • HAMMOND HIGH (Students: 1,316; Location: 8800 GUILFORD RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • ATHOLTON HIGH (Students: 1,198; Location: 6520 FREETOWN RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • OAKLAND MILLS HIGH (Students: 1,062; Location: 9410 KILIMANJARO RD; Grades: 09 – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Columbia:

  • HARPERS CHOICE MIDDLE (Students: 632; Location: 5450 BEAVERKILL RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WILDE LAKE MIDDLE (Students: 609; Location: 10481 CROSS FOX LN; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WATERLOO ELEMENTARY (Students: 585; Location: 5940 WATERLOO RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • OWEN BROWN MIDDLE (Students: 543; Location: 6700 CRADLEWROCK WAY; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • CLEMENS CROSSING ELEMENTARY (Students: 530; Location: 10320 QUARTERSTAFF RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • ATHOLTON ELEMENTARY (Students: 499; Location: 6700 SENECA DR; Grades: PK – 05)
  • PHELPS LUCK ELEMENTARY (Students: 498; Location: 5370 OLDSTONE CT; Grades: PK – 05)
  • SWANSFIELD ELEMENTARY (Students: 491; Location: 5610 CEDAR LN; Grades: PK – 05)
  • TALBOTT SPRINGS ELEMENTARY (Students: 489; Location: 9550 BASKET RING RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • OAKLAND MILLS MIDDLE (Students: 482; Location: 9540 KILIMANJARO RD; Grades: 06 – 08)

Biggest private primary/middle schools in Columbia:

  • THE YOUNG SCHOOL (Students: 206; Location: 7175 RIVERWOOD DRIVE; Grades: KG – 6)
  • LOVE OF LEARNING MONTESSORI SC (Students: 168; Location: 9151 RUMSEY RD; Grades: KG – 6)
  • JULIA BROWN MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 119; Location: 9760 OWEN BROWN RD; Grades: PK – 3)
  • YOUNG CARE INC (Students: 104; Location: 9008 RED BRANCH RD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • ATHOLTON ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 102; Location: 6520 MARTIN ROAD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • LONG REACH CH OF GOD CHRISTIAN (Students: 98; Location: 6080 FORELAND GARTH; Grades: PK – 5)
  • COLUMBIA MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 86; Location: 10508 MARBLE FAUN COURT; Grades: PK – 1)
  • KINDERCARE (Students: 85; Location: 10820 LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY; Grades: PK – KG)
  • NATURE’S WAY CHILDREN’S CTR-W (Students: 84; Location: 5890 CEDAR LN; Grades: PK – 1)
  • GODDARD SCH FOR EARLY CHILD ED (Students: 58; Location: 9100 QUARTERSTAFF RD; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Columbia:

  • HOWARD COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $10,160,970; Location: 6600 CRADLEROCK WAY; 949,746 books; 72,574 audio materials; 17,408 video materials; 1,583 serial subscriptions)