Columbia, Missouri

city in and county seat of Boone County, Missouri, United States

Columbia is a city in the U.S. state of Missouri. The University of Missouri is located there.

Columbia, Missouri
City flag
Nicknames: 
"The Athens of Missouri",[1] or CoMo[2]
Map
Interactive map of Columbia
Location in Boone County and the state of Missouri
Location in Boone County and the state of Missouri
Columbia is located in Missouri
Columbia
Columbia
Location within Missouri
Columbia is located in the United States
Columbia
Columbia
Location within the contiguous U.S.
Coordinates: 38°56′51″N 92°19′36″W / 38.94750°N 92.32667°W / 38.94750; -92.32667
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
CountyBoone
Founded1821; 203 years ago (1821)
Incorporated1826
Named forColumbia
Government
 • TypeCouncil–manager
Area
 • Total67.45 sq mi (174.70 km2)
 • Land67.17 sq mi (173.98 km2)
 • Water0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)
Elevation761 ft (232 m)
Population
 • Total126,254
 • Rank4th in Missouri
 • Density1,879.48/sq mi (725.67/km2)
 • Metro
210,864 (216th)
 • CSA
410,851 (102nd)
DemonymColumbian
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP Codes
65201, 65202, 65203, 65211
Area code573
FIPS code29-15670
GNIS feature ID2393605[4]
Websitewww.como.gov
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References

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  1. Switzler, William (1882). History of Boone County, Missouri. St. Louis Western Historical Company. pp. 220–221.
  2. Alban, Sarah (30 October 2007). "How CoMO does Halloween". The Maneater. Archived from the original on October 16, 2008. Retrieved July 18, 2008.
  3. "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 28, 2022.
  4. 4.0 4.1 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Columbia, Missouri
  5. "QuickFacts: Columbia city, Missouri". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 13, 2024.
  6. "About Columbia". City of Columbia, Missouri. Archived from the original on December 25, 2007. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
  7. "City of Columbia, Missouri Demographic Statistics" (PDF). City of Columbia, Missouri. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 1, 2007. Retrieved January 1, 2008.