Columbia County, Florida Population 2018

Columbia County, Florida's estimated population is 69,612 with a growth rate of 2.07% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Columbia County, Florida is the 40th largest county in Florida.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201769,6121,4142.07%
201668,198-1,076-1.55%
201669,2741,0191.49%
201568,2554040.60%
201467,8514220.63%
201367,429-457-0.67%
201267,8865770.86%
201167,309-247-0.37%
201067,55624,94358.53%
199042,6137,21420.38%
198035,39910,14940.19%
197025,2505,17325.77%
196020,0771,86110.22%
195018,2161,3578.05%
194016,8592,22115.17%
193014,6383482.44%
192014,290-3,399-19.22%
191017,6895953.48%
190017,0944,21732.75%
189012,8773,28834.29%
18809,5892,25430.73%
18707,3352,68957.88%
18604,646-162-3.37%
18504,8082,706128.73%
18402,1020.00%

Columbia County, Florida Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White52,704
Black or African American12,112
Two or More Races2,005
Some Other Race641
Asian581
American Indian and Alaska Native118
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander37

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Columbia County, Florida Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Columbia County, Florida Median Age

40.7


Total

38.4


Male

42.9


Female

Columbia County, Florida Adults

There are 53,263 adults, (11,730 of which are seniors) in Columbia County, Florida.

Columbia County, Florida Age Dependency

64.2

Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbia County, Florida Sex Ratio

Female

32,880

48.21%

Male

35,318

51.79%

Columbia County, Florida Households and Families

Columbia County, Florida Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Columbia County, Florida Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.9%17.1%
All72.2%27.8%
Non Family66.8%33.2%
Female54.5%45.5%
Male51.9%48.1%

72.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Columbia County, Florida Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,9112.6572.2
Married11,2413.2882.9
Non Family8,6791.2466.8
Female3,1123.9954.5
Male8793.6451.9

3.31

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

6.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Columbia County, Florida Households

Columbia County, Florida Education

Columbia County, Florida Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,0854.44%
9th to 12th Grade4,3709.31%
High School Graduate16,94636.11%
Some College11,57224.66%
Associates Degree4,4859.56%
Bachelors Degree4,5269.65%
Graduate Degree2,9396.26%

Columbia County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White36,02631,6675,880
Black7,5526,325918
Hispanic2,0781,423377
Multiple Races794612120
Asian463426201
Other Race42216821
Native American11427
Islander3728

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 92.01%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 43.41%.

Columbia County, Florida Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,393$33,948$26,348
Less Than High School$20,285$22,282$12,304
High School Grad$26,446$33,187$19,206
Some College$28,347$31,190$26,147
Bachelors Degree$46,881$51,663$40,581
Graduate Degree$52,022$63,583$49,338

$30,393

Average Earnings

$33,948

Average Male

$26,348

Average Female

Columbia County, Florida Language

Columbia County, Florida Language by Age

Columbia County, Florida Language

92.81% of Columbia County, Florida residents speak only English, while 7.19% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.20% of the population.

Columbia County, Florida Poverty

Columbia County, Florida Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White47,7617,44415.59%
Black10,1683,32932.74%
Hispanic2,99685228.44%
Multiple1,86956430.18%
Other42219746.68%
Asian5728114.16%
Native543870.37%

19.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.52%

Male Poverty Rate

21.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbia County, Florida

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbia County, Florida is Native, with 70.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbia County, Florida is Asian, with 14.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.02%.

Columbia County, Florida Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.22%
High School16.69%
Some College13.19%
Bachelors or Greater6.95%

Columbia County, Florida Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed51.03%
Female Unemployed46.06%
Female Employed10.31%
Male Employed7.51%

Columbia County, Florida Income

Columbia County, Florida Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,848$58,279
Families$53,788$67,424
Married Families$62,033$
Non Families$25,867$39,093

Columbia County, Florida Marital Status

Columbia County, Florida Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.7%

Male Marriage Rate

45.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Columbia County, Florida Married by Age and Sex

Columbia County, Florida Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Columbia County, Florida Marital Status by Race

Columbia County, Florida Veterans

Columbia County, Florida Veterans by War

7,753

Number of Veterans

7,019

Male Veterans

734

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam2,911
First Gulf War1,523
Second Gulf War1,024
Korea661
World War II383

Columbia County, Florida Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 742,019
35 to 541,914
75+1,603
55 to 641,505
18 to 34712

Columbia County, Florida Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White6,47615.50%
Black99010.63%
2 or More23423.33%
Hispanic2318.65%
Other224.34%
Indian1714.41%
Asian142.97%

Columbia County, Florida Veterans by Education

10.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbia County, Florida Employment Status

Columbia County, Florida Employment by Age

52.1%

Labor Force Participation

46%

Employment Rate

11.7%

Unemployment Rate

Columbia County, Florida Employment by Race

Columbia County, Florida Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Columbia County, Florida

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Lake City12031122852542.11%
Fort White565576111.95%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990