Columbia County, Pennsylvania Population 2024

65,589

Columbia County, Pennsylvania's estimated 2024 population is 65,589 with a growth rate of 0.23% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Columbia County, Pennsylvania is the 38th largest county in Pennsylvania. The 2010 population was 67,355 and has seen a growth of -2.62% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202966,3391500.23%
202866,1891500.23%
202766,0391500.23%
202665,8891500.23%
202565,7391500.23%
202465,5891500.23%
202365,4391500.23%
202265,2893080.47%
202164,9812950.46%
202064,686-334-0.51%
201965,020-258-0.4%
201865,278-360-0.55%
201765,638-533-0.81%
201666,171-533-0.8%
201566,704-431-0.64%
201467,135-68-0.1%
201367,2031580.24%
201267,045-40-0.06%
201167,085-270-0.4%
201067,35500%
199063,2021,2351.99%
198061,9676,85312.43%
197055,1141,6253.04%
196053,489290.05%
195053,4602,0473.98%
194051,4132,6105.35%
193048,8034540.94%
192048,349-118-0.24%
191048,4678,57121.48%
190039,8963,0648.32%
189036,8324,42313.65%
188032,4093,64312.66%
187028,7663,70114.77%
186025,0657,35541.53%
185017,710-6,557-27.02%
184024,2674,20820.98%
183020,0592,43813.84%
182017,621-48,718-73.44%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.23% (150)
County Website
Columbia County
County Seat
2020 Population
64,686
Area
483 mi²
Density
136 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
1.4% (903)
Founded
March 22, 1813

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White60,45193.11%
Two or more races1,8892.91%
Black or African American1,2041.85%
Asian6741.04%
Other race4890.75%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1250.19%
Native American920.14%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Population by Race

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2024

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Median Age

41.3

Total

40.3

Male

42.4

Female

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 53,516 adults, (12,945 of whom are seniors) in Columbia County, Pennsylvania.

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

60

Age Dependency Ratio

31.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female33,52651.64%
Male31,39848.36%

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Population by Age

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All25,8782.3670.829.2
Married11,9532.9690.19.9
Non Family10,0281.3152.247.8
Female2,6623.1658.441.6
Male1,2353.2360.739.3

2.89

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

70.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9862.27%
9th to 12th Grade2,6526.09%
High School Graduate19,29244.32%
Some College5,87413.5%
Associates Degree3,6398.36%
Bachelors Degree6,76415.54%
Graduate Degree4,3209.92%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White40,86137,44710,332
Hispanic1,012940279
2+ Races976850354
Asian486451261
Black38334529
Other Race19318248
Islander1071079
Native American70690

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 53.7%.

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$44,138$52,038$35,444
Less Than 9th Grade$29,762$37,102$24,609
High School Graduate$36,161$45,215$29,167
Some College$43,074$51,538$34,332
Bachelors Degree$53,669$65,458$45,933
Graduate Degree$72,606$75,131$71,183

$44,138

Average Earnings

$52,038

Average Male

$35,444

Average Female

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Language

97.37% of Columbia County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 2.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.09% of the population.

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Language

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White55,9958,30914.84%
Hispanic2,06342520.6%
Other48328659.21%
Black79126733.75%
Multiple1,82522212.16%
Asian6238914.29%
Native8489.52%

15.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.13%

Male Poverty Rate

16.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbia County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbia County, Pennsylvania is Other, with 59.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbia County, Pennsylvania is Native, with 9.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.71%.

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.04%
High School13.24%
Some College7.24%
Bachelors or Greater4.66%

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed32.99%
Male Unemployed23.25%
Female Employed10.14%
Male Employed4.4%

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$59,457$76,713
Families$76,519$93,418
Married Families$91,059$105,615
Non Families$34,411$45,540

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.0%

Male Marriage Rate

42.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Columbia County, Pennsylvania 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 45-54.

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,509

Number of Veterans

3,154

Male Veterans

355

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam1,099
First Gulf War674
Second Gulf War660
Korea198
World War II65

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+971
65 to 74894
55 to 64783
35 to 54507
18 to 34354

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3,4396.86%
2+ Races392.98%
Other Race154.72%
Black90.91%
Native American710%

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.8%

Labor Force Participation

55%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Columbia County, Pennsylvania 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

84.37%

Born in Columbia County, Pennsylvania

97.65%

Native Born

2.35%

Foreign Born

0.56%

Non Citizen

1.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.65% of Columbia County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 84.37% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.56% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Place of Birth

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