Columbia County, Wisconsin Population 2024

57,771

Columbia County, Wisconsin's estimated 2024 population is 57,771 with a growth rate of -0.36% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Columbia County, Wisconsin is the 26th largest county in Wisconsin. The 2010 population was 56,854 and has seen a growth of 1.61% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202956,716-211-0.37%
202856,927-211-0.37%
202757,138-211-0.37%
202657,349-211-0.37%
202557,560-211-0.37%
202457,771-211-0.36%
202357,982-211-0.36%
202258,193-211-0.36%
202158,404-112-0.19%
202058,5169791.7%
201957,5372620.46%
201857,27580.01%
201757,2673600.63%
201656,9072240.4%
201556,683380.07%
201456,645680.12%
201356,5771010.18%
201256,476-236-0.42%
201156,712-142-0.25%
201056,854
199045,0881,8664.32%
198043,2223,0727.65%
197040,1503,4429.38%
196036,7082,6857.89%
195034,0231,5064.63%
194032,5172,0146.6%
193030,503350.11%
192030,468-661-2.12%
191031,12980.03%
190031,1212,7719.77%
189028,3502851.02%
188028,065-737-2.56%
187028,8024,36117.84%
186024,44114,876155.53%
18509,565-47,151-83.14%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.36% (-211)
County Website
Columbia County
County Seat
2020 Population
58,516
Area
766 mi²
Density
75 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-1.27% (-745)
Founded
1846

Columbia County, Wisconsin Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White53,93392.55%
Two or more races1,9903.42%
Black or African American9761.67%
Other race6171.06%
Asian5200.89%
Native American2360.4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Columbia County, Wisconsin Population by Race

Columbia County, Wisconsin Population Pyramid 2024

Columbia County, Wisconsin Median Age

42.8

Total

41.8

Male

43.8

Female

Columbia County, Wisconsin Adults

There are 46,076 adults, (10,871 of whom are seniors) in Columbia County, Wisconsin.

Columbia County, Wisconsin Age Dependency

65.5

Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbia County, Wisconsin Sex Ratio

Female28,27448.52%
Male29,99851.48%

Columbia County, Wisconsin Population by Age

Columbia County, Wisconsin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All24,0682.3675.824.2
Married12,3922.9390.69.4
Non Family8,3901.2359.840.2
Female2,0993.1157.642.4
Male1,1873.0567.532.5
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2.86

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

75.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Columbia County, Wisconsin Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Columbia County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 43.14%.

Columbia County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$51,616

Average Earnings

$57,306

Average Male

$43,701

Average Female

Columbia County, Wisconsin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Columbia County, Wisconsin Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Columbia County, Wisconsin Language

95.54% of Columbia County, Wisconsin residents speak only English, while 4.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.88% of the population.

Columbia County, Wisconsin Language

Columbia County, Wisconsin Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White52,2623,6567%
Hispanic2,14234616.15%
Other59319132.21%
Black56816328.7%
Multiple1,866854.56%
Native1672011.98%
Asian507183.55%
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7.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.83%

Male Poverty Rate

8.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbia County, Wisconsin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbia County, Wisconsin is Other, with 32.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbia County, Wisconsin is Asian, with 3.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.92%.

Columbia County, Wisconsin Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.14%
High School8.81%
Some College4.89%
Bachelors or Greater3.11%
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Columbia County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed30.5%
Male Unemployed18.25%
Female Employed3.92%
Male Employed3.45%
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Columbia County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Columbia County, Wisconsin Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Columbia County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.9%

Male Marriage Rate

52.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Columbia County, Wisconsin Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Columbia County, Wisconsin Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Columbia County, Wisconsin Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Columbia County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,554

Number of Veterans

3,351

Male Veterans

203

Female Veterans

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Columbia County, Wisconsin Veterans by War

count

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Columbia County, Wisconsin Veterans by Age

count

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Columbia County, Wisconsin Veterans by Race

Columbia County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbia County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.8%

Labor Force Participation

64.5%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Columbia County, Wisconsin Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Columbia County, Wisconsin Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Columbia County, Wisconsin 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

78.74%

Born in Columbia County, Wisconsin

97.51%

Native Born

2.49%

Foreign Born

1.01%

Non Citizen

1.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.51% of Columbia County, Wisconsin residents were born in the United States, with 78.74% having been born in Wisconsin. 1.01% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Columbia County, Wisconsin Place of Birth

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