Columbia Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Columbia Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
123,195

Age

Under 5 Years:
5.9%
5 - 17:
12.4%
18 - 24:
25.3%
25 - 34:
15.9%
35 - 54:
20.5%
55 - 64:
9.3%
Over 65 Years:
10.6%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
20.3%
20.3%
High School Graduates
95.2%
95.2%
College Graduated
52.2%
52.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Columbia
$30,244
$30,244
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Columbia
$51,276
$51,276
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
21.8%

Employment Industries in Columbia

 
Education
18.8%
18.8%
Healthcare
17.1%
17.1%
Accommodation
10.9%
10.9%
Retail
10.7%
10.7%
Finance
6.6%
6.6%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
5.2%
5.2%
Manufacturing
5.0%
5.0%
Other
4.1%
4.1%
Public Service
3.9%
3.9%
Construction
3.7%
3.7%
Transportation
2.6%
2.6%
Administration
2.5%
2.5%
Wholesale
2.2%
2.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
74.5%
74.5%
Black Or African American
10.9%
10.9%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.3%
0.3%
Asian
6.2%
6.2%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.1%
0.1%
Other Race / Two or More Races
4.3%
4.3%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
3.6%
3.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
23.9%
23.9%
Irish
12.3%
12.3%
English
8.8%
8.8%
Italian
3.7%
3.7%
French
2.5%
2.5%
Polish
2.4%
2.4%
European
2.4%
2.4%
Swedish
1.9%
1.9%
Scottish
1.9%
1.9%
Dutch
1.5%
1.5%
British
1.2%
1.2%
Norwegian
1.2%
1.2%
Scots-Irish
1.1%
1.1%
Welsh
1.0%
1.0%
Russian
0.8%
0.8%
African
0.6%
0.6%
Austrian
0.4%
0.4%
Iraqi
0.4%
0.4%
Ukrainian
0.4%
0.4%
Czech
0.3%
0.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
89.6%
89.6%
Spanish
2.3%
2.3%
Chinese
2.2%
2.2%
Langs. of India
1.0%
1.0%
Korean
0.7%
0.7%
Slavic languages
0.6%
0.6%
Arabic
0.6%
0.6%
African languages
0.5%
0.5%
French
0.3%
0.3%
Other Asian languages
0.3%
0.3%
German/Yiddish
0.3%
0.3%
Serbo-Croatian
0.2%
0.2%
Native American languages
0.2%
0.2%
Portuguese
0.1%
0.1%
Other Indo-European
0.1%
0.1%
Vietnamese
0.1%
0.1%
Tagalog
0.1%
0.1%
Pacific Island languages
0.1%
0.1%
Russian
0.1%
0.1%
Persian
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Columbia Residents:
9.1%