Columbia County, Georgia Population 2022

Columbia County, Georgia's estimated population is 164,625 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 16th largest county in Georgia. The 2010 Population was 124,955 and has seen a growth of 31.75% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18008,3450.00%
181011,2422,89734.72%
182012,6951,45312.92%
183012,606-89-0.70%
184011,356-1,250-9.92%
185011,9616055.33%
186011,860-101-0.84%
187013,5291,66914.07%
188010,465-3,064-22.65%
189011,2818167.80%
190010,653-628-5.57%
191012,3281,67515.72%
192011,718-610-4.95%
19308,793-2,925-24.96%
19409,4336407.28%
19509,525920.98%
196013,4233,89840.92%
197022,3278,90466.33%
198040,11817,79179.68%
199066,03125,91364.59%
2010124,95558,92489.24%
2011128,8043,8493.08%
2012132,5413,7372.90%
2013136,1413,6002.72%
2014139,1042,9632.18%
2015143,8374,7333.40%
2016147,3703,5332.46%
2017151,5294,1592.82%
2018154,0772,5481.68%
2019156,7142,6371.71%
2020159,3512,6371.68%
2021161,9882,6371.65%
2022164,6252,6371.63%
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Columbia County, Georgia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White111,74072.44%
Black or African American25,90816.80%
American Indian and Alaska Native3870.25%
Asian6,3764.13%
Some Other Race1,8661.21%
Two or More Races7,9805.17%
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Columbia County, Georgia Population by Race

Columbia County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2022

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Columbia County, Georgia Median Age

37.1


Total

35.6


Male

38.3


Female

Columbia County, Georgia Adults

There are 115,154 adults, (20,908 of whom are seniors) in Columbia County, Georgia.

Columbia County, Georgia Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

22.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbia County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

78,768

51.06%

Male

75,489

48.94%

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
Married86.9%13.1%
All79.5%20.5%
Non Family70.4%29.6%
Male64.9%35.1%
Female62.9%37.1%

79.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Columbia County, Georgia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All48,2333.1979.5
Married29,5393.7286.9
Male1,5424.7564.9
Female5,2204.0862.9
Non Family11,9321.2770.4

3.7

Average Family Size

3.19

Average Household Size

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Columbia County, Georgia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,9221.87%
9th to 12th Grade5,3135.17%
High School Graduate24,99924.32%
Some College21,02620.45%
Associates Degree12,03611.71%
Bachelors Degree22,47621.86%
Graduate Degree15,02814.62%
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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
Asian4,6643,8122,417
2+ Races2,7462,6941,055
White72,15968,00826,694
Black17,54916,7335,845
Other Race1,1411,060302
Hispanic6,0294,6591,584
Native American26226256

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 51.82%.

Columbia County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$46,790$53,197$40,780
Less Than 9th Grade$25,862$28,305$
High School Graduate$34,799$41,312$27,614
Some College$41,953$50,358$33,071
Bachelors Degree$60,305$65,525$49,129
Graduate Degree$73,570$89,944$63,342

$46,790

Average Earnings

$53,197

Average Male

$40,780

Average Female

Columbia County, Georgia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Columbia County, Georgia Language by Age

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Columbia County, Georgia Language

90.66% of Columbia County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 9.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.07% of the population.

Columbia County, Georgia Language

Columbia County, Georgia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native38710827.91%
Black25,7162,57110.00%
Asian6,2934497.13%
White104,1956,3306.08%
Other28NaN%
Hispanic10,5994223.98%
Multiple7,5371932.56%

6.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.73%

Male Poverty Rate

6.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbia County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbia County, Georgia is Native, with 27.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbia County, Georgia is Multiple, with 2.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.23%.

Columbia County, Georgia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade9.98%
High School8.68%
Some College7.79%
Bachelors or Greater1.64%

Columbia County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.39%
Male Unemployed17.03%
Female Employed3.17%
Female Unemployed18.50%

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$82,251$102,422
Families$92,678$112,825
Married Families$107,253-
Non Families$49,720$66,883
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Income by Household Type

Columbia County, Georgia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.0%

Male Marriage Rate

51.4%

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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17,947

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War7,808
First Gulf War6,885
Vietnam4,586
Korea419
World War II79

Columbia County, Georgia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 342,158
35 to 546,787
55 to 643,647
65 to 743,479
75+1,876

Columbia County, Georgia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White12,91015.66%
Black3,82720.12%
Native American4914.37%
Asian3025.98%
Other Race22317.34%
2+ Races63619.27%
Hispanic1,11617.20%

Columbia County, Georgia Veterans by Race

Columbia County, Georgia Veterans by Education

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3.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbia County, Georgia Veterans by Education

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65%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

4.8%

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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47.31%

Born in Columbia County, Georgia

92.95%

Native Born

7.05%

Foreign Born

3.07%

Non Citizen

3.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.95% of Columbia County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 47.31% having been born in Georgia. 3.07% 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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