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 November 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
136,632

Age

Under 5 Years:
5.1%
5 - 17:
11.1%
18 - 24:
26.5%
25 - 34:
17.5%
35 - 54:
20.2%
55 - 64:
9.4%
Over 65 Years:
10.2%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
14.8%
14.8%
High School Graduates
89.4%
89.4%
College Graduated
43.8%
43.8%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Columbia
$30,461
$30,461
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Columbia
$47,286
$47,286
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
21.8%

Employment Industries in Columbia

 
Education
14.5%
14.5%
Healthcare
12.6%
12.6%
Accommodation
11.4%
11.4%
Retail
11.0%
11.0%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
7.6%
7.6%
Public Service
6.9%
6.9%
Finance
5.8%
5.8%
Manufacturing
5.0%
5.0%
Other
4.8%
4.8%
Construction
4.1%
4.1%
Administration
4.1%
4.1%
Transportation
3.0%
3.0%
Real estate
2.2%
2.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
49.2%
49.2%
Black or African American
39.4%
39.4%
Hispanic or Latino (Of Any Race)
5.5%
5.5%
Other Race / Two or More Races
2.8%
2.8%
Asian
2.7%
2.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders
0.2%
0.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
9.9%
9.9%
English
8.3%
8.3%
Irish
6.9%
6.9%
African
4.0%
4.0%
Italian
2.9%
2.9%
European
2.9%
2.9%
Scottish
2.2%
2.2%
Scots-Irish
2.2%
2.2%
French
2.0%
2.0%
Polish
1.3%
1.3%
British
0.9%
0.9%
Dutch
0.8%
0.8%
Norwegian
0.6%
0.6%
Welsh
0.5%
0.5%
Swedish
0.5%
0.5%
Russian
0.5%
0.5%
Greek
0.5%
0.5%
French Canadian
0.3%
0.3%
Danish
0.3%
0.3%
Swiss
0.3%
0.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
91.8%
91.8%
Spanish
3.8%
3.8%
Chinese
0.7%
0.7%
Langs. of India
0.6%
0.6%
German/Yiddish
0.5%
0.5%
French
0.3%
0.3%
Tagalog
0.3%
0.3%
African languages
0.3%
0.3%
Vietnamese
0.2%
0.2%
Arabic
0.2%
0.2%
Portuguese
0.1%
0.1%
Persian
0.1%
0.1%
Pacific Island languages
0.1%
0.1%
Other Asian languages
0.1%
0.1%
Russian
0.1%
0.1%
Japanese
0.1%
0.1%
Korean
0.1%
0.1%
Slavic languages
0.1%
0.1%
Hungarian
0.0%
0.0%
Native American languages
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Columbia Residents:
5.0%