Columbiana, Alabama Population 2021

4,546
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Columbiana is a city located in Shelby County Alabama. It is also the county seat of Shelby County. With a 2020 population of 4,546, it is the 109th largest city in Alabama and the 5034th largest city in the United States . Columbiana is currently declining at a rate of -0.04% annually but its population has increased by 8.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,197 in 2010. Columbiana reached it's highest population of 4,601 in 2017. Spanning over 17 miles, Columbiana has a population density of 263 people per square mile.

The average household income in Columbiana is $45,581 with a poverty rate of 18.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $593 per month, and the median house value is $125,000. The median age in Columbiana is 39.9 years, 36 years for males, and 48.2 years for females.

Columbiana Demographics

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

  • White: 72.44%
  • Black or African American: 21.27%
  • Other race: 3.33%
  • Two or more races: 2.86%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Columbiana, Alabama is 4,546 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,552.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,197.

Columbiana, Alabama Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,24672.44%
Black or African American95321.27%
Some Other Race1493.33%
Two or More Races1282.86%
American Indian and Alaska Native50.11%
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Columbiana Population by Race

Columbiana Population Pyramid $2021

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Columbiana Median Age

39.9


Total

36


Male

48.2


Female

Columbiana Adults

There are 3,691 adults, (687 of whom are seniors) in Columbiana.

Columbiana Age Dependency

49.2

Age Dependency Ratio

22.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbiana Sex Ratio

Female

2,275

50.77%

Male

2,206

49.23%

Columbiana Population by Age

Columbiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Columbiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.4%14.6%
Male71.4%28.6%
All64.6%35.4%
Non Family55.2%44.8%
Female53.9%46.1%

64.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Columbiana Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,6412.264.6
Non Family7901.0655.2
Married4663.385.4
Female2802.8953.9
Male1054.0971.4

3.01

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

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Columbiana Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1203.58%
9th to 12th Grade41712.45%
High School Graduate1,41642.27%
Some College51615.40%
Associates Degree2447.28%
Bachelors Degree39611.82%
Graduate Degree2417.19%
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Columbiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Columbiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,4502,170507
Black71950989
Other Race14112641
Hispanic644941
2+ Races27
Native American5

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 89.36%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 64.06%.

Columbiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,375$30,449$29,042
Less Than 9th Grade$16,053$21,227$
High School Graduate$34,155$36,750$31,346
Some College$28,750$26,792$29,414
Bachelors Degree$47,679$52,292$37,019
Graduate Degree$$$29,474

$29,375

Average Earnings

$30,449

Average Male

$29,042

Average Female

Columbiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Columbiana Language by Age

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Columbiana Language

96.76% of Columbiana residents speak only English, while 3.24% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.65% of the population.

Columbiana Language

Columbiana Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,81345916.32%
Black54521238.90%

18.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.33%

Male Poverty Rate

23.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbiana is Black, with 38.90% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbiana is White, with 16.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.57%.

Columbiana Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade41.47%
High School19.72%
Bachelors or Greater16.47%
Some College12.36%

Columbiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed56.67%
Female Employed6.36%
Male Employed4.38%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Columbiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Columbiana Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,583$45,581
Families$45,121$58,505
Married Families$72,500-
Non Families$21,650$25,542
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Income by Household Type

Columbiana Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.7%

Male Marriage Rate

33.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Columbiana Married by Age and Sex

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Columbiana 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 35-44.

Columbiana Marital Status by Race

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Columbiana Marital Status

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206

Number of Veterans

192

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam111
First Gulf War36
Second Gulf War23
World War II
Korea

Columbiana Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74102
35 to 5443
55 to 6438
18 to 3423
75+

Columbiana Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1134.21%
Black9311.30%

Columbiana Veterans by Race

Columbiana Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbiana Veterans by Education

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40.3%

Labor Force Participation

39.3%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

Columbiana Employment by Age

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Columbiana Employment by Race

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Columbiana 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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79.27%

Born in Columbiana

98.33%

Native Born

1.67%

Foreign Born

0.76%

Non Citizen

0.91%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.33% of Columbiana residents were born in the United States, with 79.27% having been born in Alabama. 0.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Columbiana Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,546-2-0.04%
20204,548-2-0.04%
20194,550-2-0.04%
20184,552-49-1.06%
20174,601902.00%
20164,5113007.12%
20154,211421.01%
20144,169-27-0.64%
20134,196-9-0.21%
20124,205220.53%
20114,183150.36%
20104,1688522.31%
20003,3163481.11%
19902,9683131.12%
19802,6550.00%

Columbiana Population by Year