Columbia County, Florida Population 2024

74,256

Columbia County, Florida's estimated 2024 population is 74,256 with a growth rate of 1.63% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Columbia County, Florida is the 41st largest county in Florida. The 2010 population was 67,558 and has seen a growth of 9.91% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202980,2211,1931.51%
202879,0281,1931.53%
202777,8351,1931.56%
202676,6421,1931.58%
202575,4491,1931.61%
202474,2561,1931.63%
202373,0631,1931.66%
202271,8701,9382.77%
202169,9321920.28%
202069,740-2,026-2.82%
201971,7661,0471.48%
201870,7196680.95%
201770,0517511.08%
201669,3001,0231.5%
201568,2774560.67%
201467,8213770.56%
201367,444-459-0.68%
201267,9035770.86%
201167,326-232-0.34%
201067,55800%
199042,6137,21420.38%
198035,39910,14940.19%
197025,2505,17325.77%
196020,0771,86110.22%
195018,2161,3578.05%
194016,8592,22115.17%
193014,6383482.44%
192014,290-3,399-19.22%
191017,6895953.48%
190017,0944,21732.75%
189012,8773,28834.29%
18809,5892,25430.73%
18707,3352,68957.88%
18604,646-162-3.37%
18504,8082,706128.73%
18402,102-78,119-97.38%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.63% (1,193)
County Website
Columbia County
State
Florida
County Seat
2020 Population
69,740
Area
797 mi²
Density
93 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
6.48% (4,516)
Founded
February 4, 1832

Columbia County, Florida Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White51,48973.73%
Black or African American11,75916.84%
Two or more races4,1175.9%
Other race1,6632.38%
Asian6610.95%
Native American1220.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander210.03%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Columbia County, Florida Population by Race

Columbia County, Florida Population Pyramid 2024

Columbia County, Florida Median Age

40.7

Total

39.3

Male

42.5

Female

Columbia County, Florida Adults

There are 54,366 adults, (13,720 of whom are seniors) in Columbia County, Florida.

Columbia County, Florida Age Dependency

71.8

Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbia County, Florida Sex Ratio

Female34,07048.79%
Male35,76251.21%

Columbia County, Florida Population by Age

Columbia County, Florida Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All26,3912.4871.428.6
Married11,9713.168614
Non Family9,6631.216040
Female3,4543.3653.646.4
Male1,3033.2169.530.5

3.1

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

71.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Columbia County, Florida Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7603.63%
9th to 12th Grade5,13510.59%
High School Graduate17,47936.05%
Some College11,69724.13%
Associates Degree4,6349.56%
Bachelors Degree5,29310.92%
Graduate Degree2,4845.12%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Columbia County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White36,49231,8426,250
Black7,4285,946497
Hispanic2,6492,007562
2+ Races2,2972,012420
Other Race896620159
Asian443431249
Native American65505
Islander21210

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 56.21%.

Columbia County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$40,102$43,797$36,058
Less Than 9th Grade$25,262$34,565$14,857
High School Graduate$35,727$37,566$33,164
Some College$40,409$46,181$33,638
Bachelors Degree$52,335$60,820$49,484
Graduate Degree$64,059$73,750$59,234

$40,102

Average Earnings

$43,797

Average Male

$36,058

Average Female

Columbia County, Florida Earnings by Educational Attainment

Columbia County, Florida Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Columbia County, Florida Language

93.7% of Columbia County, Florida residents speak only English, while 6.3% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.77% of the population.

Columbia County, Florida Language

Columbia County, Florida Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White48,0745,97112.42%
Black9,7482,45025.13%
Hispanic4,00498024.48%
Multiple3,42584124.55%
Other1,57068943.89%
Asian65712218.57%
Native912527.47%

15.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.1%

Male Poverty Rate

15.3%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbia County, Florida

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbia County, Florida is Other, with 43.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbia County, Florida is White, with 12.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.49%.

Columbia County, Florida Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.28%
High School15.14%
Some College10.35%
Bachelors or Greater5.39%

Columbia County, Florida Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed37.59%
Female Unemployed31.17%
Female Employed9.07%
Male Employed7.83%

Columbia County, Florida Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Columbia County, Florida Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$53,501$74,233
Families$70,757$90,309
Married Families$85,561$103,089
Non Families$31,146$43,267

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Columbia County, Florida Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.6%

Male Marriage Rate

47.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Columbia County, Florida Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Columbia County, Florida 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 County, Florida Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Columbia County, Florida Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

6,358

Number of Veterans

5,734

Male Veterans

624

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam2,453
First Gulf War1,440
Second Gulf War1,238
Korea461
World War II48

Columbia County, Florida Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 741,808
75+1,588
55 to 641,237
35 to 541,108
18 to 34617

Columbia County, Florida Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White5,05712.41%
Black8789.75%
2+ Races34012.25%
Hispanic1705.22%
Other Race524.63%
Asian316.72%

Columbia County, Florida Veterans by Race

Columbia County, Florida Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbia County, Florida Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.8%

Labor Force Participation

48.9%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Columbia County, Florida Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Columbia County, Florida Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Columbia County, Florida 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

62.16%

Born in Columbia County, Florida

96.21%

Native Born

3.79%

Foreign Born

2.02%

Non Citizen

1.77%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.21% of Columbia County, Florida residents were born in the United States, with 62.16% having been born in Florida. 2.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Columbia County, Florida Place of Birth

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