Columbia, Mississippi Population 2021

5,697
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Columbia is a city located in Marion County Mississippi. It is also the county seat of Marion County. With a 2020 population of 5,697, it is the 59th largest city in Mississippi and the 4418th largest city in the United States . Columbia is currently declining at a rate of -1.21% annually and its population has decreased by -13.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,582 in 2010. Columbia reached it's highest population of 7,733 in 1980. Spanning over 7 miles, Columbia has a population density of 843 people per square mile.

The average household income in Columbia is $41,193 with a poverty rate of 35.89%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $611 per month, and the median house value is $83,900. The median age in Columbia is 37 years, 33.7 years for males, and 39 years for females.

Columbia Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 48.68%
  • White: 48.16%
  • Other race: 1.25%
  • Two or more races: 0.97%
  • Asian: 0.93%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Columbia, Mississippi is 5,697 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,907.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,582.

Columbia, Mississippi Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American2,91748.68%
White2,88648.16%
Some Other Race751.25%
Two or More Races580.97%
Asian560.93%
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Columbia Population by Race

Columbia Population Pyramid $2021

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Columbia Median Age

37


Total

33.7


Male

39


Female

Columbia Adults

There are 4,656 adults, (1,196 of whom are seniors) in Columbia.

Columbia Age Dependency

73.2

Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbia Sex Ratio

Female

3,167

52.85%

Male

2,825

47.15%

Columbia Population by Age

Columbia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Columbia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92%8%
All64.7%35.3%
Non Family58.4%41.6%
Male57.5%42.5%
Female38%62%

64.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Columbia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,0802.5564.7
Non Family9251.0958.4
Married6413.4992
Female4084.1138
Male1063.5857.5

3.6

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

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Columbia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1764.34%
9th to 12th Grade62415.38%
High School Graduate1,51537.35%
Some College78919.45%
Associates Degree3077.57%
Bachelors Degree3989.81%
Graduate Degree2476.09%
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Columbia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Columbia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,1931,786374
Black1,6911,315188
Hispanic5946
2+ Races585858
Asian565225
Other Race4936

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Columbia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$20,553$26,930$17,588
Less Than 9th Grade$14,612$14,224$
High School Graduate$21,583$26,140$17,000
Some College$26,983$42,875$22,106
Bachelors Degree$24,583$41,875$17,097
Graduate Degree$$$11,895

$20,553

Average Earnings

$26,930

Average Male

$17,588

Average Female

Columbia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Columbia Language by Age

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Columbia Language

96.57% of Columbia residents speak only English, while 3.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.35% of the population.

Columbia Language

Columbia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,6501,54858.42%
White2,49834813.93%
Other581017.24%
Hispanic451022.22%

35.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

35.28%

Male Poverty Rate

36.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbia is Black, with 58.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbia is White, with 13.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 14.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.79%.

Columbia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.83%
High School35.97%
Some College18.57%
Bachelors or Greater12.21%

Columbia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed28.98%
Male Unemployed25.00%
Female Unemployed22.73%
Male Employed18.29%

Columbia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Columbia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$26,858$41,193
Families$38,011$52,885
Married Families$55,759-
Non Families$16,439$24,142
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Income by Household Type

Columbia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

31.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.4%

Male Marriage Rate

30.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Columbia Married by Age and Sex

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Columbia 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 Marital Status by Race

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Columbia Marital Status

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166

Number of Veterans

157

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam85
Korea21
First Gulf War15
Second Gulf War8
World War II

Columbia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+91
65 to 7443
55 to 6424
35 to 548
18 to 34

Columbia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White853.57%
Black813.83%

Columbia Veterans by Race

Columbia Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbia Veterans by Education

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42%

Labor Force Participation

40.6%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Columbia Employment by Age

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Columbia Employment by Race

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Columbia 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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77.29%

Born in Columbia

98.82%

Native Born

1.18%

Foreign Born

0.63%

Non Citizen

0.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.82% of Columbia residents were born in the United States, with 77.29% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,697-70-1.21%
20205,767-70-1.20%
20195,837-70-1.19%
20185,907-115-1.91%
20176,022-11-0.18%
20166,033-92-1.50%
20156,125-92-1.48%
20146,217-106-1.68%
20136,323-73-1.14%
20126,396-70-1.08%
20116,466-93-1.42%
20106,559-44-0.07%
20006,603-212-0.32%
19906,815-918-1.26%
19807,7331460.19%
19707,5874700.64%
19607,1179931.51%
19506,124600.10%
19406,0641,2312.29%
19304,8332,0075.51%
19202,8260.00%

Columbia Population by Year