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A Taste of Columbia, Maryland

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT COLUMBIA?

  1. Columbia is a planned community that consists of ten self-contained villages, located in Howard County, Maryland, United States. It began with the idea that a city could enhance its residents' quality of life. Opened in 1967, Columbia was designed to not only eliminate the inconveniences of then-current subdivision design, but also eliminate racial, religious, and income segregation. Today, Columbia has a population of about 97,200 and is the most populous census-designated place in Maryland.

  2. Jim Rouse conceived of a city, not a suburban bedroom community, and a large area on the eastern edge was allocated for industrial purposes. The centerpiece of this aspect of the development was a General Electric appliance plant on a 1,125-acre site. This plant began operations in 1972 and was closed in 1990, with all but 21 acres of the property being sold back to HRD. After toxic waste remediation, one section was redeveloped for big box retail; the remainder became the large Gateway Commerce office complex, still being expanded. There is still a smaller industrial area to the south of this, but by and large East Columbia is dominated by commercial real estate: office, retail, and wholesale. This is somewhat in contrast to the original plan, which saw the Town Center area as the commercial center of Columbia.

  3. According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the CDP was $94,966, and the median income for a family was $107,210.

Radio Stations
WEAA 88.9 FM Baltimore, MD Morgan State University Jazz
WCSP 90.1 FM Washington, DC News/Talk
WERQ 92.3 FM Baltimore, MD Hip Hop
WKYS 93.9 FM Washington, DC Hip Hop
WPGC 95.5 FM Morningside, MD Hip Hop
WWIN 95.9 FM Glen Burnie, MD Urban Contemporary
WHUR 96.3 FM Washington, DC Urban Contemporary
WIHT 99.5 FM Washington, DC Top-40
WMMJ 102.3 FM Bethesda, MD Urban Contemporary
WPRS 104.1 FM Waldorf, MD Gospel Music
WZFT 104.3 FM Baltimore, MD Top-40
WJZ 105.7 FM Catonsville, MD Sports
WMAL 630 AM Washington, DC News/Talk
WCBM 680 AM Baltimore, MD News/Talk
WWIN 1400 AM Baltimore, MD Gospel Music

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Demographics of Columbia, Maryland

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

66.52%

21.47%

0.26%

7.30%

4.12%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Businesses in Columbia, Maryland


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Burgeons Beauty Supply -  Category: Black Beauty Supply -   94005 Snowden River Pkway Columbia, MD 20735

  2. Extensions by Holly -  Category: Black Hair Salon -  9194 Red Branch Rd, Columbia MD 21045 (410) 960-1334

  3. JC Penney Salon -  Category: Black Beauty Supply -  Columbia Town Ctr - 10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy Columbia, MD 21044

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AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE

  1. African Art Museum of Maryland -  Category: Museum -   5430 Vantage Point Rd # B, Columbia, MD 21044-2642 (410) 730-7106  - (visit website)

  2. Howard County Center of African American Culture -  Category: Culture -   5434 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, MD 21044-2644 (410) 715-1921

  3. The Harriet Tubman Foundation -  Category: African-American Culture -   8045 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia, Maryland  - (visit website)

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Ascension Books -  Category: Black Bookstore -   5490 Cedar Lane, Suite B3 Columbia, Maryland 21044 (301) 596-1669

  2. Fenwick, Forrest & Associates -  Category: Realtor -   8815 Centre Park Drive, Suite 110 Columbia, Maryland 21045 (410) 740-1200 ext 1215

  3. Lacy Alston, GRI -  Category: Realtor -   10805 Hickory Ridge Road Columbia, Maryland 21044 (410) 715-2782

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Chick N' Friends -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   8775 Cloudleap Ct Columbia, MD 21045 (410) 992-4035

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


Veronica Fights Foreclosure in Columbia MD.

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black/african american special events

Harriet Tubman Foundation

8th Annual Harriet Tubman Day Celebration

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CHURCHES



  1. Columbia Church of God-Christ -  5513 Twin Knolls Rd # 215, Columbia, MD 21045-3264 (410) 997-5675  - (visit website)

  2. Life Change AME -  5430 Lynx Lane #103, Columbia, MD 21044 (443) 927-9165  - (visit website)

  3. Mt Pisgah AME Church -  5901 Cedar Fern Court, Columbia, MD 21044-3640 (301) 596-0936

  4. Prayer Tabernacle Church Of God In Christ -  10760 Hickory Ridge Road, Columbia, MD 21044 (931) 320-4133

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Silver Shadow's Nightclub -  Category: Entertainment -   5550 Sterret Place Columbia, Maryland (410) 730-0111
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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. African American Author's Expo and Multi-Cultural Book Fair
    (August)   Location: Doulbetree Columbia Hotel - 5485 Twin Knolls Rd., Columbia, MA   - (visit website)

    Showcases independent authors and artist in the metropolitan region.


  2. Capital Jazz Fest
    (June)   Held at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland.   - (visit website)

    The festival features over 30 national acts on two big stages.


  3. Juneteenth Celebration
    (June)   Howard County Center of African American Culture, Inc. (410) 313-7213

    Juneteenth - Stony the Road We Trod, the 145th Reenactment. From Slavery to Freedom: A Living History.


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