Columbia City, Indiana Population 2024

10,262

Columbia City is a city located in Whitley County Indiana. Columbia City has a 2024 population of 10,262. It is also the county seat of Whitley County.Columbia City is currently growing at a rate of 0.86% annually and its population has increased by 3.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,949 in 2020.

The average household income in Columbia City is $72,031 with a poverty rate of 12.96%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Columbia City is 36.2 years, 36.5 years for males, and 35.8 years for females.

Columbia City Demographics

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

  • White: 92.54%
  • Two or more races: 5.7%
  • Other race: 1%
  • Black or African American: 0.39%
  • Native American: 0.37%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Indiana
Land Area (mi²)
5.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,883.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.15% (313)
The current population of Columbia City, Indiana is 10,262 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 9,949.

Columbia City, Indiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White8,77192.54%
Two or more races5405.7%
Other race951%
Black or African American370.39%
Native American350.37%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Columbia City Population by Race

Columbia City Population Pyramid 2024

Columbia City Median Age

36.2

Total

36.5

Male

35.8

Female

Columbia City Adults

There are 7,421 adults, (1,630 of whom are seniors) in Columbia City.

Columbia City Age Dependency

63.7

Age Dependency Ratio

28.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbia City Sex Ratio

Female4,77050.33%
Male4,70849.67%

Columbia City Population by Age

Columbia City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,1962.262.437.6
Married1,7842.7582.117.9
Non Family1,6951.3442.557.5
Female4613.0557.542.5
Male2562.5164.835.2
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2.74

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

62.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Columbia City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Columbia City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Columbia City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 30.25%.

Columbia City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,876

Average Earnings

$55,981

Average Male

$36,994

Average Female

Columbia City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Columbia City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Columbia City Language

97.78% of Columbia City residents speak only English, while 2.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.54% of the population.

Columbia City Language

Columbia City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White8,4781,14213.47%
Hispanic1932613.47%
Multiple528264.92%
Native351954.29%
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12.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.57%

Male Poverty Rate

12.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbia City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbia City is Native, with 54.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbia City is Multiple, with 4.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.7%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.02%.

Columbia City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School16.2%
Less Than 9th Grade13.96%
Some College6.4%
Bachelors or Greater3.9%
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Columbia City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed20.8%
Female Employed8.22%
Male Employed2.96%
Male Unemployed
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Columbia City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Columbia City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Columbia City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.1%

Male Marriage Rate

43.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Columbia City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Columbia City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Columbia City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Columbia City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

605

Number of Veterans

554

Male Veterans

51

Female Veterans

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Columbia City Veterans by War

count

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Columbia City Veterans by Age

count

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Columbia City Veterans by Race

Columbia City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.5%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbia City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.9%

Labor Force Participation

61.3%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Columbia City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Columbia City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Columbia City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

76.09%

Born in Columbia City

98.34%

Native Born

1.66%

Foreign Born

0.09%

Non Citizen

1.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.34% of Columbia City residents were born in the United States, with 76.09% having been born in Indiana. 0.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Columbia City Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202910,702880.83%
202810,614880.84%
202710,526880.84%
202610,438880.85%
202510,350880.86%
202410,262880.86%
202310,174880.87%
202210,086880.88%
20219,998490.49%
20209,9497388.01%
20199,211330.36%
20189,1781091.2%
20179,0691521.7%
20168,91760.07%
20158,911270.3%
20148,884420.48%
20138,842-22-0.25%
20128,864-1-0.01%
20118,865550.62%
20108,8101,73324.49%
20007,0771,37124.03%
19905,70661512.08%
19805,0911803.67%
19704,9111082.25%
19604,803581.22%
19504,74552612.47%
19404,21941410.88%
19303,8053068.75%
19203,499511.48%
19103,44847315.9%
19002,975-52-1.72%
18903,027
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Columbia City Population by Year