Columbia County, Florida Population 2021

Columbia County, Florida's estimated population is 73,722 with a growth rate of 1.40% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Columbia County, Florida is the 42nd largest county in Florida. The 2010 Population was 67,553 and has seen a growth of 9.13% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202173,7221,0181.40%
202072,7041,0181.42%
201971,6861,0181.44%
201870,6686690.96%
201769,9997341.06%
201669,2651,0431.53%
201568,2224430.65%
201467,7793620.54%
201367,417-467-0.69%
201267,8845670.84%
201167,317-236-0.35%
201067,55324,94058.53%
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%
18402,1020.00%
2021 Growth Rate
1.40%
County Website
State
Founded
February 4, 1832
County Seat
2010 Population
67,553
Growth Since 2010
9.13%
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Columbia County, Florida Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White53,65176.68%
Black or African American12,65318.08%
Two or More Races1,8572.65%
Some Other Race8541.22%
Asian7441.06%
American Indian and Alaska Native1960.28%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander130.02%
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Columbia County, Florida Population by Race

Columbia County, Florida Population Pyramid $2021

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Columbia County, Florida Median Age

40.4


Total

38.8


Male

42.8


Female

Columbia County, Florida Adults

There are 54,789 adults, (12,791 of whom are seniors) in Columbia County, Florida.

Columbia County, Florida Age Dependency

66.6

Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbia County, Florida Sex Ratio

Female

33,736

48.22%

Male

36,232

51.78%

Columbia County, Florida Population by Age

Columbia County, Florida Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Columbia County, Florida Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.3%16.7%
All71.4%28.6%
Male66.3%33.7%
Non Family63.4%36.6%
Female55.6%44.4%

71.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Columbia County, Florida Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All25,1332.5971.4
Married11,2193.2783.3
Non Family9,3881.2563.4
Female3,1793.6955.6
Male1,3473.766.3

3.26

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

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Columbia County, Florida Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,0514.23%
9th to 12th Grade4,6709.64%
High School Graduate17,78236.70%
Some College12,02324.81%
Associates Degree4,7319.76%
Bachelors Degree4,94510.21%
Graduate Degree2,2534.65%
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Columbia County, Florida Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Columbia County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White36,76732,1005,716
Black7,9496,778673
Hispanic2,4021,600525
2+ Races751644106
Other Race61524968
Asian557546195
Native American14710830
Islander13

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 98.03%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 35.01%.

Columbia County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,295$37,284$29,167
Less Than 9th Grade$23,573$28,155$12,201
High School Graduate$29,294$36,305$22,079
Some College$31,401$34,592$29,918
Bachelors Degree$47,665$51,500$43,730
Graduate Degree$57,478$85,556$46,875

$32,295

Average Earnings

$37,284

Average Male

$29,167

Average Female

Columbia County, Florida Earnings by Educational Attainment

Columbia County, Florida Language by Age

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Columbia County, Florida Language

93.19% of Columbia County, Florida residents speak only English, while 6.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.47% of the population.

Columbia County, Florida Language

Columbia County, Florida Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White48,7765,99012.28%
Black10,3162,74526.61%
Hispanic3,66085823.44%
Multiple1,70452330.69%
Asian72920828.53%
Other65718027.40%
Native1226553.28%

15.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.97%

Male Poverty Rate

17.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbia County, Florida

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbia County, Florida is Native, with 53.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbia County, Florida is White, with 12.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.80%.

Columbia County, Florida Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.25%
High School13.28%
Some College10.94%
Bachelors or Greater3.63%

Columbia County, Florida Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed33.87%
Male Unemployed27.20%
Female Employed9.02%
Male Employed6.33%

Columbia County, Florida Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Columbia County, Florida Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,494$63,704
Families$60,910$75,040
Married Families$70,206-
Non Families$26,953$41,154
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Income by Household Type

Columbia County, Florida Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.9%

Male Marriage Rate

46.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Columbia County, Florida Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Columbia County, Florida Marital Status by Race

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Columbia County, Florida Marital Status

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7,137

Number of Veterans

6,372

Male Veterans

765

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,581
First Gulf War1,472
Second Gulf War1,394
Korea507
World War II174

Columbia County, Florida Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,774
75+1,691
35 to 541,430
55 to 641,271
18 to 34971

Columbia County, Florida Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5,97414.06%
Black1,05010.70%
Hispanic2177.09%
2+ Races858.78%
Other Race172.55%
Asian111.74%

Columbia County, Florida Veterans by Race

Columbia County, Florida Veterans by Education

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8.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbia County, Florida Veterans by Education

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51.4%

Labor Force Participation

46.9%

Employment Rate

8.6%

Unemployment Rate

Columbia County, Florida Employment by Age

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Columbia County, Florida Employment by Race

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Columbia County, Florida 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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61.70%

Born in Columbia County, Florida

96.12%

Native Born

3.88%

Foreign Born

2.06%

Non Citizen

1.82%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.12% of Columbia County, Florida residents were born in the United States, with 61.70% having been born in Florida. 2.06% 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

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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