Columbia, Mississippi Population 2020

5,933
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Columbia is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 5,933, it is the 59th largest city in Mississippi and the 4308th largest city in the United States. Columbia is currently declining at a rate of -0.07% annually and its population has decreased by -9.86% 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 878 people per square mile.

The average household income in Columbia is $41,152 with a poverty rate of 39.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $615 per month, and the median house value is $81,200. The median age in Columbia is 34.8 years, 30.2 years for males, and 40.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.9 males.

Columbia Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 50.41%
  • White: 47.44%
  • Asian: 0.77%
  • Other race: 0.69%
  • Two or more races: 0.69%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Columbia, Mississippi is 5,933, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,941.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,582.

Columbia, Mississippi Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American3,06950.41%
White2,88847.44%
Asian470.77%
Two or More Races420.69%
Some Other Race420.69%
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Columbia Population Pyramid 2020

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Columbia Median Age

34.8


Total

30.2


Male

40.1


Female

Columbia Adults

There are 4,597 adults, (1,158 of whom are seniors) in Columbia.

Columbia Age Dependency

77

Age Dependency Ratio

33.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbia Sex Ratio

Female

3,124

51.31%

Male

2,964

48.69%

Columbia Households and Families

Columbia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Columbia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married96.7%3.3%
All65.1%34.9%
Non Family61.9%38.1%
Male57.4%42.6%
Female34.3%65.7%

65.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,1182.5565.1
Non Family7771.0661.9
Married6633.2396.7
Female5773.6534.3
Male1013.2857.4

3.32

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

3.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Columbia Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1995.07%
9th to 12th Grade55914.24%
High School Graduate1,51538.60%
Some College77819.82%
Associates Degree2977.57%
Bachelors Degree3468.82%
Graduate Degree2315.89%
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Columbia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,2181,841363
Black1,5761,210164
Hispanic6048
Asian47448
Multiple Races424242
Other Race3018

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

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

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$19,993$26,220$18,005
Less Than High School$12,930$13,672$
High School Grad$20,667$28,000$16,888
Some College$21,313$31,771$20,759
Bachelors Degree$19,000$$14,824
Graduate Degree$$$

$19,993

Average Earnings

$26,220

Average Male

$18,005

Average Female

Columbia Language

Columbia Language by Age

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Columbia Language

96.90% of Columbia residents speak only English, while 3.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.11% of the population.

Columbia Poverty

Columbia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,8381,80463.57%
White2,46834413.94%

39.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

38.90%

Male Poverty Rate

40.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbia is Black, with 63.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbia is White, with 13.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 18.40%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.37%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School53.94%
High School28.99%
Bachelors or Greater17.13%
Some College15.38%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed80.22%
Female Unemployed54.93%
Female Employed36.34%
Male Employed13.17%

Columbia Income

Columbia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$25,962$41,152
Families$31,179$49,484
Married Families$55,863-
Non Families$14,916$23,397
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Columbia Marital Status

Columbia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.0%

Male Marriage Rate

31.9%

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 Veterans

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162

Number of Veterans

153

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam91
Korea27
First Gulf War9
World War II
Second Gulf War
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Age Group Veterans
75+90
65 to 7456
55 to 6416
35 to 54
18 to 34
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Name Veterans % of Total
Black833.96%
White793.32%

Columbia Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbia Employment Status

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45%

Labor Force Participation

41.7%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

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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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77.87%

Born in Mississippi

98.98%

Native Born

1.02%

Foreign Born

0.76%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.98% of Columbia residents were born in the United States, with 77.87% having been born in Mississippi. 0.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20205,933-4-0.07%
20195,937-4-0.07%
20185,941-111-1.83%
20176,052-4-0.07%
20166,056-88-1.43%
20156,144-89-1.43%
20146,233-101-1.59%
20136,334-75-1.17%
20126,409-64-0.99%
20116,473-88-1.34%
20106,561-42-0.06%
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%