Columbia County GA Information


Columbia County Subdivisions

Columbia County GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 155,794
Population in Households 155,106
Population in Familes 136,472
Population in Group Qrtrs 688
Population Density2 537
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $73,211
Average Household Income $95,779
Per Capita Income $34,989


Total Housing Units 60,971 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44,186 (72.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,451 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,334 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $199,813
Average Home Value $245,945


Total Households 56,637
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 43,544
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.8% 2.65%
Households 2.86% 2.69%
Families 2.74% 2.61%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   2.15%


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, 2018 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 # 15 91st
Population Density # 17 90th
Diversity Index # 85 47th
Median Household Income # 6 97th
Per Capita Income # 7 96th

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