Columbia City, Indiana Population 2021

9,344
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Columbia City is a city located in Whitley County Indiana. With a 2020 population of 9,344, it is the 85th largest city in Indiana and the 3249th largest city in the United States . Columbia City is currently growing at a rate of 0.59% annually and its population has increased by 6.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,750 in 2010. Columbia City reached it's highest population of 9,344 in 2021. Spanning over 5 miles, Columbia City has a population density of 1,715 people per square mile.

The average household income in Columbia City is $62,287 with a poverty rate of 13.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $623 per month, and the median house value is $125,200. The median age in Columbia City is 37.4 years, 35.4 years for males, and 40.5 years for females.

Columbia City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Columbia City was:

  • White: 95.96%
  • Two or more races: 2.16%
  • Black or African American: 0.83%
  • Native American: 0.68%
  • Asian: 0.23%
  • Other race: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Columbia City, Indiana is 9,344 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,179.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,750.

Columbia City, Indiana Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,74895.96%
Two or More Races1972.16%
Black or African American760.83%
American Indian and Alaska Native620.68%
Asian210.23%
Some Other Race120.13%
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Columbia City Population by Race

Columbia City Population Pyramid $2021

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Columbia City Median Age

37.4


Total

35.4


Male

40.5


Female

Columbia City Adults

There are 7,126 adults, (1,587 of whom are seniors) in Columbia City.

Columbia City Age Dependency

64.6

Age Dependency Ratio

28.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbia City Sex Ratio

Female

4,830

52.98%

Male

4,286

47.02%

Columbia City Population by Age

Columbia City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Columbia City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.8%15.2%
All69.5%30.5%
Male63.4%36.6%
Female61%39%
Non Family57.2%42.8%

69.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Columbia City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,0882.1669.5
Married1,7012.8784.8
Non Family1,6581.1357.2
Female5132.9361
Male2162.6363.4

2.76

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

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Columbia City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade921.50%
9th to 12th Grade5068.22%
High School Graduate2,22136.10%
Some College92615.05%
Associates Degree79212.87%
Bachelors Degree1,16118.87%
Graduate Degree4557.39%
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Columbia City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Columbia City Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,8895,3541,585
2+ Races11111131
Hispanic7233
Black5329
Native American2828
Asian21
Other Race1212

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 27.93%.

Columbia City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,982$46,797$30,895
Less Than 9th Grade$25,808$45,266$25,558
High School Graduate$34,286$41,694$26,402
Some College$36,823$41,935$31,356
Bachelors Degree$44,250$67,083$33,705
Graduate Degree$56,959$$53,472

$36,982

Average Earnings

$46,797

Average Male

$30,895

Average Female

Columbia City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Columbia City Language by Age

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Columbia City Language

97.11% of Columbia City residents speak only English, while 2.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 1.54% of the population.

Columbia City Language

Columbia City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,5131,12413.20%
Native624064.52%
Multiple1762413.64%
Black352468.57%

13.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.59%

Male Poverty Rate

14.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbia City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbia City is Black, with 68.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbia City is White, with 13.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.01%.

Columbia City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.78%
Some College14.35%
High School14.27%
Bachelors or Greater0.99%

Columbia City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed80.00%
Female Unemployed28.72%
Female Employed8.30%
Male Employed5.27%

Columbia City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Columbia City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,075$62,287
Families$64,932$76,333
Married Families$77,654-
Non Families$35,401$38,589
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Income by Household Type

Columbia City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

42.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Columbia City Married by Age and Sex

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Columbia City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Columbia City Marital Status by Race

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Columbia City Marital Status

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460

Number of Veterans

443

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam233
Second Gulf War41
First Gulf War23
World War II20
Korea3

Columbia City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64123
65 to 74118
75+108
35 to 5474
18 to 3437

Columbia City Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4606.70%
Hispanic1821.95%

Columbia City Veterans by Race

Columbia City Veterans by Education

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11.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbia City Veterans by Education

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63.7%

Labor Force Participation

60.4%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Columbia City Employment by Age

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Columbia City Employment by Race

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Columbia City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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79.04%

Born in Columbia City

98.19%

Native Born

1.81%

Foreign Born

0.12%

Non Citizen

1.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.19% of Columbia City residents were born in the United States, with 79.04% having been born in Indiana. 0.12% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Columbia City Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20219,344550.59%
20209,289550.60%
20199,234550.60%
20189,1791141.26%
20179,0651521.71%
20168,91350.06%
20158,908290.33%
20148,879370.42%
20138,842-21-0.24%
20128,863-3-0.03%
20118,866560.64%
20108,8101,7332.21%
20007,0771,3712.18%
19905,7066151.15%
19805,0911800.36%
19704,9111080.22%
19604,803580.12%
19504,7455261.18%
19404,2194141.04%
19303,8053060.84%
19203,499510.15%
19103,4484731.49%
19002,975-52-0.17%
18903,0270.00%

Columbia City Population by Year