Columbia County, Arkansas Population 2024

21,628

Columbia County, Arkansas's estimated 2024 population is 21,628 with a growth rate of -1.34% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Columbia County, Arkansas is the 28th largest county in Arkansas. The 2010 population was 24,722 and has seen a growth of -12.52% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202920,158-294-1.44%
202820,452-294-1.42%
202720,746-294-1.4%
202621,040-294-1.38%
202521,334-294-1.36%
202421,628-294-1.34%
202321,922-294-1.32%
202222,216-294-1.31%
202122,510-232-1.02%
202022,742-754-3.21%
201923,496-86-0.36%
201823,582-93-0.39%
201723,675-340-1.42%
201624,015-103-0.43%
201524,118670.28%
201424,051-231-0.95%
201324,282-126-0.52%
201224,408-299-1.21%
201124,707-15-0.06%
201024,722
199025,691-953-3.58%
198026,6446922.67%
197025,952-448-1.7%
196026,400-2,370-8.24%
195028,770-1,052-3.53%
194029,8222,5029.16%
193027,320-350-1.26%
192027,6703,85016.16%
191023,8201,7437.9%
190022,0772,18410.98%
189019,8935,80341.19%
188014,0902,69323.63%
187011,397-1,052-8.45%
186012,449-7,709-38.24%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.34% (-294)
County Website
Columbia County
County Seat
2010 Population
24,722
Area
766 mi²
Density
28 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-12.52% (-3,094)
Founded
December 17, 1852

Columbia County, Arkansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White13,87761.11%
Black or African American8,08235.59%
Two or more races4011.77%
Other race1330.59%
Native American1040.46%
Asian1040.46%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander60.03%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Columbia County, Arkansas Population by Race

Columbia County, Arkansas Population Pyramid 2024

Columbia County, Arkansas Median Age

35.1

Total

31.5

Male

35.8

Female

Columbia County, Arkansas Adults

There are 17,947 adults, (3,914 of whom are seniors) in Columbia County, Arkansas.

Columbia County, Arkansas Age Dependency

61.8

Age Dependency Ratio

27.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbia County, Arkansas Sex Ratio

Female11,71651.6%
Male10,99148.4%

Columbia County, Arkansas Population by Age

Columbia County, Arkansas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,8262.6572.327.7
Married3,7513.1987.212.8
Non Family2,7261.1761.238.8
Female9864.4458.341.7
Male3633.3340.859.2
showing: 5 rows

3.38

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

72.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Columbia County, Arkansas Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Columbia County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Columbia County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 80.6%.

Columbia County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,673

Average Earnings

$44,109

Average Male

$28,615

Average Female

Columbia County, Arkansas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Columbia County, Arkansas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Columbia County, Arkansas Language

96.36% of Columbia County, Arkansas residents speak only English, while 3.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.54% of the population.

Columbia County, Arkansas Language

Columbia County, Arkansas Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black7,3602,92339.71%
White12,3361,66613.51%
Hispanic5928614.53%
Other1056259.05%
Multiple37510.27%
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22.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.44%

Male Poverty Rate

26.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbia County, Arkansas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbia County, Arkansas is Other, with 59.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbia County, Arkansas is Multiple, with 0.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.41%.

Columbia County, Arkansas Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.12%
High School19.09%
Some College15.15%
Bachelors or Greater3.29%
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Columbia County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed97.16%
Male Unemployed33.33%
Female Employed17.23%
Male Employed5.95%
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Columbia County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Columbia County, Arkansas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Columbia County, Arkansas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.2%

Male Marriage Rate

40.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Columbia County, Arkansas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Columbia County, Arkansas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Columbia County, Arkansas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Columbia County, Arkansas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,043

Number of Veterans

1,023

Male Veterans

20

Female Veterans

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Columbia County, Arkansas Veterans by War

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Columbia County, Arkansas Veterans by Age

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Columbia County, Arkansas Veterans by Race

Columbia County, Arkansas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

53.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbia County, Arkansas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.7%

Labor Force Participation

50%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Columbia County, Arkansas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Columbia County, Arkansas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Columbia County, Arkansas 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

68.42%

Born in Columbia County, Arkansas

98.48%

Native Born

1.52%

Foreign Born

1.19%

Non Citizen

0.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.48% of Columbia County, Arkansas residents were born in the United States, with 68.42% having been born in Arkansas. 1.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Columbia County, Arkansas Place of Birth

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