Columbia County, Georgia Population 2021

Columbia County, Georgia's estimated population is 161,988 with a growth rate of 1.65% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Columbia County, Georgia is the 16th largest county inGeorgia. The 2010 Population was 124,955 and has seen a growth of 29.64% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021161,9882,6371.65%
2020159,3512,6371.68%
2019156,7142,6371.71%
2018154,0772,5481.68%
2017151,5294,1592.82%
2016147,3703,5332.46%
2015143,8374,7333.40%
2014139,1042,9632.18%
2013136,1413,6002.72%
2012132,5413,7372.90%
2011128,8043,8493.08%
2010124,95558,92489.24%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
1.65%
County Website
State
Founded
1790
County Seat
2010 Population
124,955
Growth Since 2010
29.64%
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Columbia County, Georgia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White111,35573.89%
Black or African American25,12716.67%
Two or More Races6,3214.19%
Asian5,8463.88%
Some Other Race1,6351.08%
American Indian and Alaska Native4210.28%
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Columbia County, Georgia Population by Race

Columbia County, Georgia Population Pyramid $2021

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Columbia County, Georgia Median Age

36.9


Total

35.7


Male

38.3


Female

Columbia County, Georgia Adults

There are 112,288 adults, (19,884 of whom are seniors) in Columbia County, Georgia.

Columbia County, Georgia Age Dependency

63.1

Age Dependency Ratio

21.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbia County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

76,935

51.05%

Male

73,770

48.95%

Columbia County, Georgia Population by Age

Columbia County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Columbia County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female60.2%39.8%
Male64.9%35.1%
Non Family71.5%28.5%
All79.5%20.5%
Married86.6%13.4%

79.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Columbia County, Georgia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All47,2153.1879.5
Married29,0403.7186.6
Non Family12,1791.3371.5
Female4,7144.2860.2
Male1,2824.7664.9

3.75

Average Family Size

3.18

Average Household Size

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Columbia County, Georgia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,4052.40%
9th to 12th Grade4,8564.85%
High School Graduate23,82923.82%
Some College21,98521.97%
Associates Degree10,59110.59%
Bachelors Degree22,48222.47%
Graduate Degree13,90013.89%
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Columbia County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Columbia County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White71,09367,20225,802
Black16,70915,7075,572
Hispanic5,6833,9891,504
Asian4,2173,6572,623
2+ Races2,2672,185916
Other Race712533196
Native American318318137

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 62.20%.

Columbia County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,390$53,068$39,201
Less Than 9th Grade$26,898$27,159$22,404
High School Graduate$33,199$40,266$27,424
Some College$40,512$49,526$31,446
Bachelors Degree$58,015$69,454$45,872
Graduate Degree$72,932$92,510$62,203

$45,390

Average Earnings

$53,068

Average Male

$39,201

Average Female

Columbia County, Georgia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Columbia County, Georgia Language by Age

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Columbia County, Georgia Language

90.53% of Columbia County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 9.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.29% of the population.

Columbia County, Georgia Language

Columbia County, Georgia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White102,9896,1505.97%
Black24,9112,83211.37%
Hispanic10,0381,33813.33%
Asian5,7884327.46%
Multiple6,1603555.76%
Native4219522.57%
Other1,635321.96%

7.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.21%

Male Poverty Rate

7.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbia County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbia County, Georgia is Native, with 22.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbia County, Georgia is Other, with 1.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.78%.

Columbia County, Georgia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.33%
High School9.49%
Some College7.26%
Bachelors or Greater2.34%

Columbia County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed26.27%
Male Unemployed14.45%
Male Employed4.37%
Female Employed4.09%

Columbia County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Columbia County, Georgia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$82,339$101,299
Families$92,070$112,255
Married Families$103,653$123,332
Non Families$50,743$66,912
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Income by Household Type

Columbia County, Georgia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.5%

Male Marriage Rate

51.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Columbia County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Columbia County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

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Columbia County, Georgia Marital Status

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17,438

Number of Veterans

13,962

Male Veterans

3,476

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War7,068
First Gulf War6,907
Vietnam4,733
Korea552
World War II133

Columbia County, Georgia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 546,731
55 to 643,555
65 to 743,216
75+1,987
18 to 341,949

Columbia County, Georgia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White12,80115.62%
Black3,83121.15%
Hispanic1,14117.81%
2+ Races59521.84%
Asian1102.32%
Other Race525.38%
Native American4914.29%

Columbia County, Georgia Veterans by Race

Columbia County, Georgia Veterans by Education

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4.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbia County, Georgia Veterans by Education

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64.6%

Labor Force Participation

58.8%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Columbia County, Georgia Employment by Age

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Columbia County, Georgia Employment by Race

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Columbia County, Georgia 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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46.63%

Born in Columbia County, Georgia

92.95%

Native Born

7.05%

Foreign Born

3.26%

Non Citizen

3.79%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.95% of Columbia County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 46.63% having been born in Georgia. 3.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Columbia County, Georgia 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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