Columbia is a city located in Adair County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Adair County. With a 2020 population of 4,923, it is the 88th largest city in Kentucky and the 6667th largest city in the United States. Columbia is currently growing at a rate of 0.80% annually and its population has increased by 1.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,845 in 2020. Spanning over 5 miles, Columbia has a population density of 1,016 people per square mile.
The average household income in Columbia is $56,578 with a poverty rate of 18.40%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $606 per month, and the median house value is $110,900. The median age in Columbia is 34.9 years, 33 years for males, and 36.1 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Columbiawas:
The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 92.31%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 32.69%.
93.84% of Columbia residents speak only English, while 6.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.30% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbia is White, with 16.46% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbia is Hispanic, with 19.23% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.97%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Columbia
94.67% of Columbia residents were born in the United States, with 74.05% having been born in Kentucky. 3.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.
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