City falls below 6,000 population

By CHARLIE SMITH,

Columbia’s population dropped below 6,000 in 2018 for the first time since the 1930s, according to census estimates.

The city’s population was 5,941 in 2018 versus 6,582 at the 2010 census. That’s a loss of 641 people, or 9.7 percent.

 
 
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