Columbia County, Georgia Population 2024

167,853

Columbia County, Georgia's estimated 2024 population is 167,853 with a growth rate of 1.63% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Columbia County, Georgia is the 15th largest county in Georgia. The 2010 population was 124,951 and has seen a growth of 34.34% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029181,3082,6911.51%
2028178,6172,6911.53%
2027175,9262,6911.55%
2026173,2352,6911.58%
2025170,5442,6911.6%
2024167,8532,6911.63%
2023165,1622,6911.66%
2022162,4712,8091.76%
2021159,6622,7971.78%
2020156,865-264-0.17%
2019157,1292,7301.77%
2018154,3992,6421.74%
2017151,7574,1352.8%
2016147,6223,6312.52%
2015143,9914,7683.42%
2014139,2232,9912.2%
2013136,2323,6312.74%
2012132,6013,7692.93%
2011128,8323,8813.11%
2010124,95100%
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%
189011,2818167.8%
188010,465-3,064-22.65%
187013,5291,66914.07%
186011,860-101-0.84%
185011,9616055.33%
184011,356-1,250-9.92%
183012,606-89-0.7%
182012,6951,45312.92%
181011,2422,89734.72%
18008,345-172,963-95.4%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.63% (2,691)
County Website
Columbia County
State
Georgia
County Seat
2020 Population
156,865
Area
290 mi²
Density
579 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
7% (10,988)
Founded
1790

Columbia County, Georgia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White108,71569.28%
Black or African American26,56016.93%
Two or more races10,3996.63%
Asian6,8504.37%
Other race4,0172.56%
Native American3750.24%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander50%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Columbia County, Georgia Population by Race

Columbia County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2024

Columbia County, Georgia Median Age

37.4

Total

36

Male

38.6

Female

Columbia County, Georgia Adults

There are 117,666 adults, (22,942 of whom are seniors) in Columbia County, Georgia.

Columbia County, Georgia Age Dependency

65.7

Age Dependency Ratio

24.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbia County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female79,97950.97%
Male76,94249.03%

Columbia County, Georgia Population by Age

Columbia County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All50,0563.1278.921.1
Married29,5443.6888.211.8
Non Family12,7021.2667.132.9
Female6,1684.0160.839.2
Male1,6424.0771.328.7

3.67

Average Family Size

3.12

Average Household Size

78.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Columbia County, Georgia Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,8381.75%
9th to 12th Grade5,2875.05%
High School Graduate24,12723.02%
Some College21,42320.44%
Associates Degree12,89312.3%
Bachelors Degree22,58721.55%
Graduate Degree16,63615.88%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Columbia County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White71,45867,45927,103
Black18,40717,5706,413
Hispanic6,5425,3201,935
Asian4,8684,2142,664
2+ Races3,9823,4531,257
Other Race2,4212,231803
Native American1421220
Islander555

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Columbia County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$55,420$63,067$45,398
Less Than 9th Grade$29,464$33,167$0
High School Graduate$40,915$46,256$34,432
Some College$45,361$57,696$31,840
Bachelors Degree$67,837$79,127$57,038
Graduate Degree$83,886$104,534$70,909

$55,420

Average Earnings

$63,067

Average Male

$45,398

Average Female

Columbia County, Georgia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Columbia County, Georgia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Columbia County, Georgia Language

88.99% of Columbia County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 11.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.86% of the population.

Columbia County, Georgia Language

Columbia County, Georgia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White102,5015,3775.25%
Black26,3592,6299.97%
Multiple10,3131,06910.37%
Other4,01795823.85%
Hispanic11,4288997.87%
Asian6,78875711.15%

7.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.49%

Male Poverty Rate

7.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbia County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbia County, Georgia is Other, with 23.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbia County, Georgia is White, with 5.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.8%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.54%.

Columbia County, Georgia Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade12.3%
High School9.62%
Some College6.51%
Bachelors or Greater2.47%

Columbia County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed17.75%
Male Unemployed12.2%
Female Employed3.48%
Male Employed2.35%

Columbia County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Columbia County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$92,571$114,331
Families$106,774$127,751
Married Families$125,382$144,598
Non Families$53,608$69,899

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Columbia County, Georgia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.3%

Male Marriage Rate

48.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Columbia County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Columbia County, Georgia Marriage

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

Columbia County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Columbia County, Georgia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

17,120

Number of Veterans

13,865

Male Veterans

3,255

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War7,948
First Gulf War6,314
Vietnam4,089
Korea539
World War II36

Columbia County, Georgia Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 546,320
55 to 643,578
65 to 743,526
18 to 342,020
75+1,676

Columbia County, Georgia Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White12,07314.84%
Black3,58318.04%
Hispanic1,48620.56%
Other Race62621.11%
2+ Races51010.41%
Asian3205.97%
Native American83.02%

Columbia County, Georgia Veterans by Race

Columbia County, Georgia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbia County, Georgia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.3%

Labor Force Participation

59.7%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Columbia County, Georgia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Columbia County, Georgia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Columbia County, Georgia 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

46.97%

Born in Columbia County, Georgia

92.71%

Native Born

7.29%

Foreign Born

2.87%

Non Citizen

4.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.71% of Columbia County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 46.97% having been born in Georgia. 2.87% 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

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