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Columbia County, Arkansas (AR)

County population in 2016: 24,329 (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).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Columbia County: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (44.7%), Retail trade (17.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 44%
  • Government: 38%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 19%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Columbia County, Arkansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (59.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (34.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.6%)
  • Some other race alone (1.3%)
  • Asian alone (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
Median resident age:  36.3 years
Arkansas median age:  38.0 years
Males: 11,609  (47.7%)
Females: 12,720  (52.3%)
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Columbia County,AR real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Columbia County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $38,229 ($27,640 in 1999)

This county:

$38,229
Arkansas:

$44,334

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $435 (lower quartile is $323, upper quartile is $559)
This county:

$435
State:

$535


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $82,881 (it was $49,000 in 2000)
Columbia:

$82,881
Arkansas:

$123,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $44,169 - $176,729
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $857
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $318

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
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $526 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $397 (0.5%)

Columbia County household income distribution in 2009 Columbia County home values distribution Columbia County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 22.8%
Columbia County:

22.8%
Arkansas:

17.2%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.1% for Black residents, 21.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.0% for American Indian residents, 50.7% for other race residents, 33.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 36.3 years old
(Males: 34.6 years old, Females: 37.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40.3 years old, Black residents: 31.9 years old, American Indian residents: 19.7 years old, Asian residents: 31.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.6 years old, Other race residents: 24.7 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:

6.6%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,082
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 636 (21.2% naturalized citizens)

Columbia County:

2.6%
Whole state:

4.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 262
  • 2000 to 2009: 150
  • 1990 to 1999: 83
  • 1980 to 1989: 24
  • 1970 to 1979: 27
  • Before 1970: 17
Note: State values scaled to Columbia County population

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: 7,839
  • One, attached: 95
  • Two: 170
  • 3 or 4: 334
  • 5 to 9: 267
  • 10 to 19: 406
  • 20 to 49: 174
  • 50 or more: 141
  • Mobile homes: 2,185

Housing units in Columbia County with a mortgage: 2,914 (75 second mortgage, 24 home equity loan, 12 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,308

Here:

40.0% with mortgage
State:

54.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Columbia County

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).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (37%)
  • Honduras (16%)
  • Cambodia (9%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Malaysia (5%)
  • Russia (4%)
  • Thailand (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Columbia County (%):

  • American (19%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • German (2%)
  • European (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Columbia County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,385 (85.7%)
  • Carpooled: 681 (7.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 76 (0.8%)
  • Walked: 479 (4.9%)
  • Worked at home: 221 (2.3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $50,479.

5.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,920 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
Arkansas average:

6.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.65% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($13,466 average AGI)
2.70% relocated from other states ($18,454 average AGI)
Columbia County:

2.70%
Arkansas average:

3.02%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Union County, AR  0.48% ($25,703 average AGI)
from Ouachita County, AR  0.42% ($19,875)
from Webster Parish, LA  0.31% ($38,667)
from Lafayette County, AR  0.26% ($22,250)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.23% ($24,333)
from Miller County, AR  0.21% ($24,188)
from Bowie County, TX  0.18% ($29,714)


6.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,023 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
Arkansas average:

6.84%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.06% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($16,025 average AGI)
3.20% relocated to other states ($18,998 average AGI)
Columbia County:

3.20%
Arkansas average:

2.91%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Union County, AR  0.53% ($34,610 average AGI)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.49% ($33,763)
to Ouachita County, AR  0.40% ($27,806)
to Lafayette County, AR  0.23% ($33,833)
to Miller County, AR  0.23% ($36,278)
to Webster Parish, LA  0.22% ($51,765)
to Dallas County, TX  0.21% ($16,500)

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 live births 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

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (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: 24,329
  • In family households: 18,579 (2,805 male householders, 3,544 female householders)
    4,382 spouses, 6,260 children (5,584 natural, 349 adopted, 318 stepchildren), 631 grandchildren, 186 brothers or sisters, 163 parents, 159 other relatives, 436 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,045 (1,269 male householders (1,106 living alone)), 1,926 female householders (1,544 living alone)), 848 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,727

Size of family households: 3,043 2-persons, 1,449 3-persons, 1,110 4-persons, 554 5-persons, 86 6-persons, 76 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,651 1-person, 333 2-persons, 126 3-persons, 59 4-persons.

2,511 married couples with children.
1,797 single-parent households (451 men, 1,346 women).

95.4% of residents of Columbia speak English at home.
3.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (33% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 49% speak English not well).
0.2% 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:

6.0
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 195
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,426
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,749
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,604
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,074
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,431
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,670
  • 1940 to 1949: 597
  • 1939 or earlier: 771
Note: State values scaled to Columbia population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Columbia County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Columbia County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 192
  • 4 rooms: 591
  • 5 rooms: 1,514
  • 6 rooms: 1,629
  • 7 rooms: 1,090
  • 8 rooms: 535
  • 9+ rooms: 626
  • 1 room: 378
  • 2 rooms: 113
  • 3 rooms: 337
  • 4 rooms: 904
  • 5 rooms: 709
  • 6 rooms: 477
  • 7 rooms: 361
  • 8 rooms: 70
  • 9+ rooms: 37
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Columbia County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Columbia County population
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 81
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,420
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,297
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,194
  • 5+ bedrooms: 202
  • no bedroom: 394
  • 1 bedroom: 364
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,340
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,049
  • 4 bedrooms: 225
  • 5+ bedrooms: 28
Cars and other vehicles available in Columbia County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Columbia County population
  • no vehicle: 174
  • 1 vehicle: 1,692
  • 2 vehicles: 2,415
  • 3 vehicles: 1,350
  • 4 vehicles: 429
  • 5+ vehicles: 140
  • no vehicle: 465
  • 1 vehicle: 1,822
  • 2 vehicles: 711
  • 3 vehicles: 195
  • 4 vehicles: 143
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

83% of Columbia County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Arkansas.

Columbia County:

83.3%
State average:

84.2%

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

  • This state: 16,886
  • Other state: 6,758
  • Northeast: 196
  • Midwest: 530
  • South: 4,874
  • West: 1,204

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Columbia County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (45.0%)
  • Utility gas (44.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.4%)
  • Wood (3.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)
  • Electricity (64.6%)
  • Utility gas (32.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.2%)
  • Wood (0.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 220
Here:

11.0%
Arkansas:

8.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 135
Here:

10.3%
Arkansas:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 18
Here:

0.8%
Arkansas:

16.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Columbia County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $2,055,000
    Regular Highways: $1,762,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,245,000
    Police Protection: $1,019,000
    Financial Administration: $521,000
    Central Staff Services: $411,000
    Libraries: $350,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $261,000
    General Public Buildings: $178,000
    Parks and Recreation: $73,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $40,000
    Health - Other: $27,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,992,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $401,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,701,000

Columbia County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $270,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $159,000
    All Other: $23,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,138,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $380,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $262,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,605,000
    General Local Government Support: $600,000
    All Other: $88,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,181,000
    Property: $2,057,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $129,000

Columbia County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $27,680,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $26,296,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,520,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,384,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $952,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $568,000

Columbia County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,945,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,070,000

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
Columbia County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Columbia County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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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