Columbia County GA Information


Columbia County Subdivisions

Columbia County GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 153,260
Daytime Population: Workers 34,769
Daytime Population: Residents 84,927
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 119,696
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 152,498
Population in Familes 134,440
Population in Group Qrtrs 762
Population Density2 528
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $68,885
Average Household Income $91,263
Per Capita Income $33,301


Total Housing Units 59,748 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42,190 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,412 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,146 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $188,722
Average Home Value $234,255


Total Households 55,602
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 42,801
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 2.96% 2.85%
Households 2.99% 2.88%
Families 2.88% 2.8%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.35%


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, 2017 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

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