Columbia County, Georgia Population 2020

Columbia County, Georgia's estimated population is 159,589 with a growth rate of 1.69% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Columbia County, Georgia is the 15th largest county in Georgia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020159,5892,6491.69%
2019156,9402,6491.72%
2018154,2912,6491.75%
2017151,6424,1652.82%
2016147,4773,5652.48%
2015143,9124,7613.42%
2014139,1512,9732.18%
2013136,1783,6182.73%
2012132,5603,7482.91%
2011128,8123,8353.07%
2010124,97758,94689.27%
199066,03125,91364.59%
198040,11817,79179.68%
197022,3278,90466.33%
196013,4233,89840.92%
19509,525920.98%
19409,4336407.28%
19308,793-2,925-24.96%
192011,718-610-4.95%
191012,3281,67515.72%
190010,653-628-5.57%
189011,2818167.80%
188010,465-3,064-22.65%
187013,5291,66914.07%
186011,860-101-0.84%
185011,9616055.33%
184011,356-1,250-9.92%
183012,606-89-0.70%
182012,6951,45312.92%
181011,2422,89734.72%
18008,3450.00%
2020 Growth Rate
1.69%
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State
Founded
1790

Columbia County, Georgia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White109,50174.34%
Black or African American24,57516.68%
Asian5,9954.07%
Two or More Races5,0463.43%
Some Other Race1,7421.18%
American Indian and Alaska Native4360.30%

Columbia County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2020

Columbia County, Georgia Median Age

36.6


Total

35.6


Male

37.9


Female

Columbia County, Georgia Adults

There are 109,473 adults, (18,706 of whom are seniors) in Columbia County, Georgia.

Columbia County, Georgia Age Dependency

62.3

Age Dependency Ratio

20.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbia County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

75,325

51.14%

Male

71,970

48.86%

Columbia County, Georgia Households and Families

Columbia County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Columbia County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.5%13.5%
All79%21%
Non Family68%32%
Male64.5%35.5%
Female64.4%35.6%

79.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All46,8403.1379
Married29,1573.6286.5
Non Family11,3131.2768
Female4,7134.0464.4
Male1,6574.6664.5

3.65

Average Family Size

3.13

Average Household Size

3.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Columbia County, Georgia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,4722.54%
9th to 12th Grade4,7134.84%
High School Graduate24,25024.91%
Some College21,37721.96%
Associates Degree10,37010.65%
Bachelors Degree21,26621.85%
Graduate Degree12,89413.25%

Columbia County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White70,07965,80524,579
Black15,94214,9235,232
Hispanic5,3023,8861,204
Asian4,1543,7222,480
Multiple Races1,8161,816755
Other Race750580138
Native American345345198

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 59.70%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,213$52,532$36,040
Less Than High School$25,625$25,541$26,296
High School Grad$31,340$39,797$24,189
Some College$38,384$50,163$28,750
Bachelors Degree$59,158$69,730$43,253
Graduate Degree$72,489$91,757$62,435

$43,213

Average Earnings

$52,532

Average Male

$36,040

Average Female

Columbia County, Georgia Language

Columbia County, Georgia Language by Age

Columbia County, Georgia Language

90.38% of Columbia County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 9.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.88% of the population.

Columbia County, Georgia Poverty

Columbia County, Georgia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White101,8607,0766.95%
Black24,4243,29113.47%
Hispanic9,4671,46915.52%
Asian5,95460310.13%
Multiple4,9504539.15%
Other1,7371136.51%
Native4366715.37%

8.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.14%

Male Poverty Rate

9.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbia County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbia County, Georgia is Hispanic, with 15.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbia County, Georgia is Other, with 6.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.24%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.00%
High School11.80%
Some College7.30%
Bachelors or Greater3.19%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed25.35%
Male Unemployed19.17%
Male Employed5.16%
Female Employed4.23%

Columbia County, Georgia Income

Columbia County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$76,938$95,348
Families$87,068$106,199
Married Families$97,584-
Non Families$45,618$58,603

Columbia County, Georgia Marital Status

Columbia County, Georgia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.4%

Male Marriage Rate

53.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Columbia County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

Columbia County, Georgia 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 35-44.

Columbia County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

Columbia County, Georgia Veterans

16,560

Number of Veterans

13,254

Male Veterans

3,306

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War6,799
Second Gulf War5,850
Vietnam4,802
Korea647
World War II200
Age Group Veterans
35 to 546,529
55 to 643,413
65 to 742,944
75+1,918
18 to 341,756
Name Veterans % of Total
White12,13515.15%
Black3,68021.22%
Hispanic88414.91%
2 or More48222.62%
Other11410.85%
Asian1102.32%
Indian3910.37%

$Columbia County, Georgia Veterans by Education

4.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbia County, Georgia Employment Status

63.7%

Labor Force Participation

57.4%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Columbia County, Georgia Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

46.83%

Born in Georgia

92.64%

Native Born

7.36%

Foreign Born

3.30%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.64% of Columbia County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 46.83% having been born in Georgia. 3.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

  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