Columbia, Mississippi Population 2023

5,648

Columbia is a city located in Marion County Mississippi. It is also the county seat of Marion County. With a 2023 population of 5,648, it is the 62nd largest city in Mississippi and the 6123rd largest city in the United States.Columbia is currently declining at a rate of -1.26% annually and its population has decreased by -4.92% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,940 in 2020. Spanning over 7 miles, Columbia has a population density of 836 people per square mile.

The average household income in Columbia is $41,193 with a poverty rate of 37.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Columbia is 39 years, 32.8 years for males, and 46.3 years for females.

Columbia Demographics

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

  • White: 51.75%
  • Black or African American: 44.23%
  • Other race: 1.87%
  • Two or more races: 1.28%
  • Asian: 0.88%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Columbia, Mississippi is 5,648 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,940.

Columbia, Mississippi Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Columbia Population by Race

Columbia Population Pyramid 2023

Columbia Median Age

39

Total

32.8

Male

46.3

Female

Columbia Adults

There are 4,618 adults, (1,342 of whom are seniors) in Columbia.

Columbia Age Dependency

81.3

Age Dependency Ratio

41

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbia Sex Ratio

Female3,17153.38%
Male2,76946.62%

Columbia Population by Age

Columbia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.32

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

53.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Columbia Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Columbia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Columbia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 93.42%.

Columbia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$25,860

Average Earnings

$29,821

Average Male

$19,766

Average Female

Columbia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Columbia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Columbia Language

96.51% of Columbia residents speak only English, while 3.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.36% of the population.

Columbia Language

Columbia Poverty by Race

rate

37.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.45%

Male Poverty Rate

41.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbia is Black, with 65.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbia is Multiple, with 1.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 16.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 43.22%.

Columbia Poverty

Columbia Poverty Rate by Education

Columbia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Columbia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Columbia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

32.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.5%

Male Marriage Rate

30.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Columbia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Columbia 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 Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Columbia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

218

Number of Veterans

209

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

Columbia Veterans by War

Columbia Veterans by Age

count

Columbia Veterans by Race

Columbia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.90%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

37.9%

Labor Force Participation

35.8%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Columbia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Columbia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Columbia 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

78.55%

Born in Columbia

100.07%

Native Born

1.23%

Foreign Born

0.63%

Non Citizen

0.60%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.07% of Columbia residents were born in the United States, with 78.55% having been born in Mississippi. 0.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Columbia Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Columbia Population by Year