Columbia County GA Information


Columbia County Subdivisions

Columbia County GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 148,677
Population in Households 147,934
Population in Familes 130,522
Population in Group Qrtrs 743
Population Density1 513
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 53,220
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 41,005
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 58,038 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 40,366 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,854 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,818 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $183,333
Average Home Value $224,975


Median Household Income $67,734
Average Household Income $88,835
Per Capita Income $31,991
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.94% 2.79%
Households 2.76% 2.68%
Families 2.64% 2.6%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Columbia County GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Columbia County to the other 159 counties and county equivalents in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 16 91st
Population Density1 # 17 90th
Diversity Index2 # 89 45th
Median Household Income # 5 97th
Per Capita Income # 7 96th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.