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Columbia County, Arkansas (AR)

County population in 2017: 24,204 (43% urban, 57% rural); it was 25,603 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,269
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,241
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,114
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,249 (it was 2,867 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

33%

Land area: 766 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 32 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Columbia County: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (28.5%), Retail trade (24.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.0%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Columbia County, AR (2017)
    • 14,23555.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 8,32932.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6402.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 5322.1%Some other race alone
    • 2931.1%Asian alone
    • 1620.6%Two or more races
    • 730.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

36.4 years
Arkansas median age:

38.1 years
Males: 11,639  (48.1%)
Females: 12,565  (51.9%)
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Average household size:
Columbia County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,811 ($27,640 in 1999)
This county:

$38,811
Arkansas:

$45,869

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $455 (lower quartile is $329, upper quartile is $548)
This county:

$455
State:

$548


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $82,630 (it was $49,000 in 2000)
Columbia:

$82,630
Arkansas:

$128,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $42,629 - $178,608
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $856
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $307

Institutionalized population: 383

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 52
  • Burglaries: 96
  • Thefts: 159
  • Auto thefts: 10

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 66
  • Burglaries: 107
  • Thefts: 121
  • Auto thefts: 12
Columbia County, AR map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 1998: 14 buildings, average cost: $117,900
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $144,700
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $176,300
  • 2001: 13 buildings, average cost: $138,700
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $159,900
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $142,200
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $345,600
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $199,600
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $214,300
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $243,000
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $226,900
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $224,400
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2014: 9 buildings, average cost: $301,700
  • 2015: 0 buildings
  • 2016: 0 buildings
  • 2017: 12 buildings, average cost: $218,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Columbia, AR residents
Average permit cost in Columbia, AR
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $512 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $392 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Columbia, AR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Columbia, AR in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Columbia, AR in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.7%
Columbia County:

22.7%
Arkansas:

16.4%
(14.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.5% for Black residents, 32.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.5% for American Indian residents, 52.0% for other race residents, 38.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 36.4 years old
(Males: 34.0 years old, Females: 37.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40.7 years old, Black residents: 32.0 years old, American Indian residents: 23.4 years old, Asian residents: 23.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.4 years old, Other race residents: 25.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Columbia County is $386 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $462 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $567 a month.

Cities in this county include: Magnolia, Waldo, McNeil, Taylor, Emerson.

Columbia County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Clayton County, Georgia , Lowndes County, Mississippi , Washington County, Mississippi , Lamar County, Georgia , Pike County, Georgia , Morris County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.2%
Arkansas:

3.4%

Unemployment by year in Columbia, AR
County total employment by year in Columbia, AR
County average yearly wages by year in Columbia, AR

Current college students: 2,082
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 617 (20.8% naturalized citizens)

Columbia County:

2.6%
Whole state:

4.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1592010 or later
  • 1372000 to 2009
  • 1801990 to 1999
  • 241980 to 1989
  • 271970 to 1979
  • 17Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 84.7%

Columbia County marital status for males Columbia County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,403
  • One, attached: 65
  • Two: 110
  • 3 or 4: 232
  • 5 to 9: 246
  • 10 to 19: 359
  • 20 to 49: 153
  • 50 or more: 171
  • Mobile homes: 2,014

Housing units in Columbia County with a mortgage: 2,888 (78 second mortgage, 107 home equity loan, 9 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,246

Here:

40.0% with mortgage
State:

55.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Columbia County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,48733
Black Protestant3,08221
Mainline Protestant1,97216
Other2342
Catholic2201
None11,557-
Columbia County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Columbia County:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.82 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Columbia County:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

3.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Columbia County:

11.8%
Arkansas:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Columbia County:

31.0%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.5%
State:

13.6%

Agriculture in Columbia County:

Average size of farms: 162 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $108,697
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $87,167
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.58%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.57%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $47,282
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.63%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 21.46
Vegetables: 88 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 16 acres

Earthquake activity:

Columbia County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 145.1 miles away from Columbia County center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 147.7 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 233.8 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 299.8 miles away from the county center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 208.2 miles away from Columbia County center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 226.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 08, 2016 to March 13, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4270: May 06, 2016, FEMA Id: 4270, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: October 29, 2009 to November 08, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1861: December 03, 2009, FEMA Id: 1861, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3215: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3215, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Arkansas Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 30, 2004 to July 09, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1528: June 30, 2004, FEMA Id: 1528, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 02, 2003 to June 10, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1472: June 06, 2003, FEMA Id: 1472, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 15, 2001 to January 30, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1400: January 24, 2002, FEMA Id: 1400, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 2001 to March 21, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1363: March 13, 2001, FEMA Id: 1363, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 08, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1354: December 29, 2000, FEMA Id: 1354, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 08, 2001, Emergency Declared EM-3159: December 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 3159, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, High Winds and Flooding, Incident Period: January 21, 1999 to January 31, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1266: January 23, 1999, FEMA Id: 1266, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Columbia County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 14, Floods: 12, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Columbia

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,200 (85.4%)
  • Carpooled: 745 (7.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 25 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 426 (4.4%)
  • Worked at home: 221 (2.3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (49%)
  • Vietnam (11%)
  • Honduras (9%)
  • Cambodia (5%)
  • Nepal (5%)
  • Other Western Africa (3%)
  • Bolivia (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Columbia County


  • American (19%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • European (2%)
  • German (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Columbia County, Arkansas in 2000:

  • 755 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 234 people in nursing homes
  • 39 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 36 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 29 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 13 people in other group homes
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded

People in group quarters in Columbia County, Arkansas in 2010:

  • 881 people in college/university student housing
  • 263 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 59 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 54 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 24 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 24 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $57,488.

4.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,216 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.81%
Arkansas average:

6.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.53% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($17,329 average AGI)
2.28% relocated from other states ($17,885 average AGI)
Columbia County:

2.28%
Arkansas average:

2.88%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Union County, AR  0.45% ($26,500 average AGI)
from Ouachita County, AR  0.45% ($31,618)
from Lafayette County, AR  0.37% ($39,607)


6.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,931 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
Arkansas average:

6.90%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.52% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($22,071 average AGI)
2.48% relocated to other states ($16,859 average AGI)
Columbia County:

2.48%
Arkansas average:

2.91%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pulaski County, AR  0.57% ($35,273 average AGI)
to Webster Parish, LA  0.47% ($41,389)
to Lafayette County, AR  0.46% ($49,400)
to Union County, AR  0.42% ($31,469)
to Ouachita County, AR  0.36% ($34,429)
to Miller County, AR  0.34% ($36,692)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4

Births per 1000 population in Columbia County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Columbia County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Columbia County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Columbia County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Columbia County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Columbia County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Columbia County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Columbia County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Columbia County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,935 (3,780 aged, 1,155 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 469 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Columbia County, Arkansas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (392)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (375)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (305)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (195)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (184)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (173)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (135)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (108)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (99)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (96)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 137.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 125.8
  • Other - 11.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 24,204
  • In family households: 18,353 (2,574 male householders, 3,598 female householders)
    4,124 spouses, 6,170 children (5,552 natural, 283 adopted, 337 stepchildren), 785 grandchildren, 170 brothers or sisters, 132 parents, 336 other relatives, 440 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,085 (1,233 male householders (1,031 living alone)), 1,991 female householders (1,605 living alone)), 856 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,776

Size of family households: 2,896 2-persons, 1,302 3-persons, 1,149 4-persons, 673 5-persons, 69 6-persons, 58 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,639 1-person, 371 2-persons, 139 3-persons, 53 4-persons.

2,482 married couples with children.
1,627 single-parent households (439 men, 1,188 women).

95.4% of residents of Columbia speak English at home.
3.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (27% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 36% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $187,868,000 ($7,590 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $17,446,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $71,142,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $44,091,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $266,000
Federal grants: $46,346,000
Federal procurement contracts: $19,310,000 ($11,277,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,712,000 ($3,553,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,220,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,627,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,649
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,566
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +109
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,070
Here -43 per 1000 residents
State +13 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Columbia County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.02 millions of gallons per day (31% from ground, 69% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.5

Year house built in Columbia County, Arkansas
  • Year house built in Columbia County, Arkansas
  • 892014 or later
  • 2302010 to 2013
  • 1,2292000 to 2009
  • 1,8431990 to 1999
  • 1,8571980 to 1989
  • 1,9381970 to 1979
  • 1,6531960 to 1969
  • 1,7121950 to 1959
  • 4491940 to 1949
  • 5381939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Columbia County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Columbia County, Arkansas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Columbia County, Arkansas
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 2123 rooms
  • 5724 rooms
  • 1,4885 rooms
  • 1,5726 rooms
  • 8907 rooms
  • 6928 rooms
  • 7109+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbia County, Arkansas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbia County, Arkansas
  • 3451 room
  • 532 rooms
  • 2913 rooms
  • 8614 rooms
  • 7385 rooms
  • 4306 rooms
  • 3547 rooms
  • 1208 rooms
  • 639+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Columbia County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Columbia County, Arkansas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Columbia County, Arkansas
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1001 bedroom
  • 1,3142 bedrooms
  • 3,3203 bedrooms
  • 1,1504 bedrooms
  • 2435+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbia County, Arkansas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbia County, Arkansas
  • 339no bedroom
  • 2871 bedroom
  • 1,1932 bedrooms
  • 1,2403 bedrooms
  • 1794 bedrooms
  • 315+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Columbia County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Columbia County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Columbia County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 138no vehicle
  • 1,7481 vehicle
  • 2,5112 vehicles
  • 1,1863 vehicles
  • 4164 vehicles
  • 1295+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Columbia County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Columbia County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 437no vehicle
  • 1,6471 vehicle
  • 7962 vehicles
  • 2523 vehicles
  • 1224 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

83.8% of Columbia County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in Arkansas.

Columbia County:

83.8%
State average:

84.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 16,849
  • Other state: 6,581
  • Northeast: 211
  • Midwest: 520
  • South: 4,721
  • West: 1,140
Year householders moved into unit in Columbia County, AR
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Columbia County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 46.4%Electricity
  • 43.0%Utility gas
  • 6.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.4%Wood
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 60.1%Electricity
  • 35.7%Utility gas
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 166
Here:

8.4%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 117
Here:

8.6%
Arkansas:

8.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 21
Here:

0.9%
Arkansas:

16.7%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Columbia County government finances - Expenditure in 2013:

  • Charges - Other: $457,000
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $2,675,000
    Regular Highways: $2,198,000
    Police Protection: $1,412,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,316,000
    Financial Administration: $811,000
    Central Staff Services: $532,000
    Libraries: $454,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $317,000
    General Public Buildings: $311,000
    General - Other: $184,000
    Local Fire Protection: $159,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $84,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $44,000
    Health - Other: $38,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $129,000
    Other: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $720,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $411,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $17,992,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $16,608,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,384,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $919,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $448,000
    General Revenue - Other: $399,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,153,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,608,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,274,000
    General Local Government Support: $620,000
    Other: $123,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,122,000
    Property: $3,013,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $123,000

Columbia County government finances - Revenue in 2013:

  • Charges - Other: $457,000
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $2,675,000
    Regular Highways: $2,198,000
    Police Protection: $1,412,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,316,000
    Financial Administration: $811,000
    Central Staff Services: $532,000
    Libraries: $454,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $317,000
    General Public Buildings: $311,000
    General - Other: $184,000
    Local Fire Protection: $159,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $84,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $44,000
    Health - Other: $38,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $129,000
    Other: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $720,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $411,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $17,992,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $16,608,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,384,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $919,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $448,000
    General Revenue - Other: $399,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,153,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,608,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,274,000
    General Local Government Support: $620,000
    Other: $123,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,122,000
    Property: $3,013,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $123,000

Columbia County government finances - Debt in 2013:

  • Charges - Other: $457,000
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $2,675,000
    Regular Highways: $2,198,000
    Police Protection: $1,412,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,316,000
    Financial Administration: $811,000
    Central Staff Services: $532,000
    Libraries: $454,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $317,000
    General Public Buildings: $311,000
    General - Other: $184,000
    Local Fire Protection: $159,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $84,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $44,000
    Health - Other: $38,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $129,000
    Other: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $720,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $411,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $17,992,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $16,608,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,384,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $919,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $448,000
    General Revenue - Other: $399,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,153,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,608,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,274,000
    General Local Government Support: $620,000
    Other: $123,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,122,000
    Property: $3,013,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $123,000

Columbia County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013:

  • Charges - Other: $457,000
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $2,675,000
    Regular Highways: $2,198,000
    Police Protection: $1,412,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,316,000
    Financial Administration: $811,000
    Central Staff Services: $532,000
    Libraries: $454,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $317,000
    General Public Buildings: $311,000
    General - Other: $184,000
    Local Fire Protection: $159,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $84,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $44,000
    Health - Other: $38,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $129,000
    Other: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $720,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $411,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $17,992,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $16,608,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,384,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $919,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $448,000
    General Revenue - Other: $399,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,153,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,608,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,274,000
    General Local Government Support: $620,000
    Other: $123,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,122,000
    Property: $3,013,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $123,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,196
  • Number of aged recipients: 133
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,063
  • Number of recipients under 18: 207
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 708
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 281
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 501
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 509
Most common first names in Columbia County, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James27372.7 years
John24974.3 years
William22976.2 years
Mary21479.3 years
Robert13272.8 years
Willie13176.8 years
Charles9570.0 years
George8578.3 years
Thomas7077.1 years
Roy6673.2 years
Most common last names in Columbia County, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith16675.2 years
Johnson15776.3 years
Williams10573.7 years
Jones9675.6 years
Wilson9677.6 years
Taylor7777.5 years
Brown7470.6 years
Moore7476.2 years
Cooper7375.5 years
Green7174.2 years
Businesses in Columbia County, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
AutoZone1New Balance1
Burger King1Nike4
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Quality1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx4Sears1
GNC1Subway2
GameStop1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Holiday Inn1UPS2
KFC1Walgreens1
Kroger1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1