Columbia Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Columbia: Borough in western Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States

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Columbia is a city located in the county of Lancaster in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Its population at the 2010 census was 10,400 and a population density of 4,298 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 10,355 inhabitants.

The city was created 233 years ago in 1787.


Columbia is located at 40°2'1"N 76°30'16"W (40.0337100, -76.5044100).

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Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge

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Columbia Quick Facts

Population : 10,355 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Pennsylvania (United States)
County : Lancaster County
Postal code : 17512
Area : 2.42 km2
Altitude : 1,184 feet / 361 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1788 (233 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 14:05:55 (12th June 2021)
Density : 4,279 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : -0.43% (2010-2019)


According to census records, the population of Columbia decreased by 0.43% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 10,400 - census
2011 10,395 -0.05% estimation process
2012 10,396 0.01% estimation process
2013 10,405 0.09% estimation process
2014 10,412 0.07% estimation process
2015 10,405 -0.07% estimation process
2016 10,396 -0.09% estimation process
2017 10,397 0.01% estimation process
2018 10,380 -0.16% estimation process
2019 10,355 -0.24% estimation process

Columbia zip code is 17512. County name: Lancaster, County fips: 42071

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People born in Columbia (15)

People born in Columbia, including novelist Amelia Reynolds Long, poet Dean Young, professional golfer Jack Kiefer, you can see a list of people who born in Columbia.


College & universities near Columbia

Code Name City ZIP
212276 Empire Beauty School-Lancaster Lancaster (PA) 17603

Stations (23)

Amtrak & bus stations near Columbia

Code Name Address Type
MJY Mount Joy East Henry St. and North Market St. RAIL
ELT Elizabethtown station South Wilson Avenue at West High Street RAIL
LNC Lancaster station 53 McGovern Avenue RAIL
MID Middletown Union Street and Mill Street RAIL
HAR Harrisburg Transportation Center 4th and Chestnut Streets RAIL

Other places with the same name (15)

Other cities in Lancaster County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Lancaster County , PA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Hempfield 40,463 Unincorporated community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Lancaster 17,156 City in central Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
West Lampeter 15,950 Township of Pennsylvania
Elizabethtown 11,445 Borough in northwestern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Ephrata 10,453 City of the state Washington, United States
Lititz 9,465 Borough in northern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Conewago 8,497 Unincorporated community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Millersville 8,359 City in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Clay 6,924 Census-designated place in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
East Earl 6,891 Township in northeastern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Leacock 5,764 Township in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Union 5,678 Township in southeastern Union County, Pennsylvania
New Holland 5,464 Borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Pequea 5,339 Unincorporated community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Bethel 5,297 Census-designated place in Berks County, Pennsylvania
Peach Bottom 5,066 City in Pennsylvania, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Columbia distances to largest Pennsylvania cities

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