City of Columbia, TN
Columbia is located in Maury County in Tennessee. The median income is $34,751 and the median home value is $115,600. The unemployment rate is 12.10% compared to 7.9% for the U.S. as a whole. Workers commute an average of 23.4 minutes to work each day. The population is 76% White, 21% Black, 1% Asian. 0% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 3% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. For more on schools, business, and healthcare in Columbia, see each of the tabs to the leftabove. Walkability can be a key driver of the overall livability of a community. Columbia has a Walk Score® of 21.
Median Household Income$34,751
Median Home Price$115,600
Maury County Park, a 242-acre park in Columbia, is the heart of outdoor recreation and the center of community life for children and adults. “It’s a real gathering place and a happening spot for Maury County,” says Patrick Harlan of the Maury Alliance. Located in downtown Columbia, the park’s central feature is Kids Kingdom, a playground with a castle-like structure, sandbox and multiple play areas. "This structure is constantly used; it's a focal point of the park," says Al Ray, director of Maury County Parks & Recreation.
Spelunkers‚ rejoice. The Southport Saltpeter Cave in Culleoka, near Columbia, is one of the largest caves in all of Middle Tennessee‚ and it’s been an adventure destination for decades. During the Civil War‚ it was mined for nitrate – used to make gunpowder – and it also housed Confederate troops in hiding. The cave features unusual formations and large caverns that date back an estimated 300‚000 years. Hundreds of physically fit explorers hike through Southport’s difficult terrain each year. It’s open only by appointment for guided and unguided tours.
Shoppers, rejoice – and be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Maury County offers a wealth of shopping opportunities ranging from nationally known stores to small boutiques that sell one-of-a-kind items. The city of Columbia is home to two malls – Columbia Mall and Neely’s Mill – frequented by tens of thousands of shoppers each year. The Crossings at Spring Hill includes stores such as Target and Kohl’s along with nearly 50 other stores. The Crossings attracts shoppers from Maury County, but it also draws residents from Williamson County and Thompson’s Station.
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