Columbia City is located in the county of Whitley. It has a total area of 14.5 sq. km. The economy of the city has developed around industries involved in advertising, arts and crafts, automotive, building materials, apparel, information technology, insurance, metal, real estate, sporting goods, telecommunication and logistics. Commercial spaces are utilized by amusement parks, campgrounds, clubs, coffee shops, convenience stores, libraries, museums, thrift shops, wine shops and youth organization centers.