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Columbia County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2017: 151,579 (84% urban, 16% rural); it was 89,288 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 28,017
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,458
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 25,544
Renter-occupied apartments: 9,423 (it was 5,576 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

34%

Land area: 290 sq. mi.

Water area: 17.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 523 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Columbia County: 91.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (27.3%), Educational, health and social services (21.5%), Retail trade (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Columbia County, GA (2017)
    • 101,129113.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 24,15127.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 9,43410.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6,0556.8%Asian alone
    • 4,7375.3%Two or more races
    • 5140.6%Some other race alone
    • 3290.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

35.7 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years
Males: 74,421  (49.1%)
Females: 77,158  (50.9%)
Average household size:
Columbia County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $74,164 ($55,682 in 1999)
This county:

$74,164
Georgia:

$56,183

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $900 (lower quartile is $708, upper quartile is $1,150)
This county:

$900
State:

$782


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $201,000 (it was $110,200 in 2000)
Columbia:

$201,000
Georgia:

$173,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $135,800 - $289,500

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $233,742
Here:

$233,742
State:

$247,096

Townhouses or other attached units: $227,651
Here:

$227,651
State:

$231,660

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $2,265,923
Here:

$2,265,923
State:

$173,266

Mobile homes: $55,599
Here:

$55,599
State:

$69,080

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,409
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $418

Institutionalized population: 558

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 15
  • Robberies: 28
  • Assaults: 45
  • Burglaries: 270
  • Thefts: 1613
  • Auto thefts: 122
Columbia County, GA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 868 buildings, average cost: $92,600
  • 1998: 1032 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 1999: 980 buildings, average cost: $121,500
  • 2000: 939 buildings, average cost: $127,900
  • 2001: 1059 buildings, average cost: $132,400
  • 2002: 1291 buildings, average cost: $117,800
  • 2003: 1431 buildings, average cost: $136,000
  • 2004: 1640 buildings, average cost: $144,100
  • 2005: 1778 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2006: 1379 buildings, average cost: $178,700
  • 2007: 1244 buildings, average cost: $175,700
  • 2008: 841 buildings, average cost: $159,600
  • 2009: 1109 buildings, average cost: $150,900
  • 2010: 1274 buildings, average cost: $157,600
  • 2011: 1257 buildings, average cost: $150,700
  • 2012: 1125 buildings, average cost: $155,800
  • 2013: 1241 buildings, average cost: $163,900
  • 2014: 1289 buildings, average cost: $170,700
  • 2015: 1396 buildings, average cost: $169,200
  • 2016: 1220 buildings, average cost: $187,100
  • 2017: 1273 buildings, average cost: $178,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Columbia, GA residents
Average permit cost in Columbia, GA
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,168 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,310 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Columbia, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Columbia, GA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Columbia, GA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.2%
Columbia County:

6.2%
Georgia:

14.9%
(5.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.9% for Black residents, 12.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.4% for American Indian residents, 58.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 8.1% for other race residents, 7.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 35.7 years old
(Males: 33.1 years old, Females: 39.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39.8 years old, Black residents: 35.3 years old, American Indian residents: 54.9 years old, Asian residents: 46.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.7 years old, Other race residents: 22.4 years old)

Area name: Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Columbia County is $500 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $562 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $753 a month.

Cities in this county include: Martinez, Evans, Appling, Grovetown, Harlem.

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

2018 air pollution in Columbia County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.025 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: DeKalb County , Randolph County, Alabama , Fayette County , Tallapoosa County, Alabama , Oconee County , Wilkes County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Georgia:

3.7%

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

Current college students: 3,983
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 35.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 11,462 (41.0% naturalized citizens)

Columbia County:

7.6%
Whole state:

10.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2,8412010 or later
  • 2,7212000 to 2009
  • 1,7651990 to 1999
  • 9341980 to 1989
  • 1,0501970 to 1979
  • 1,144Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 32.7%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 44,108
  • One, attached: 4,255
  • Two: 392
  • 3 or 4: 1,065
  • 5 to 9: 696
  • 10 to 19: 2,664
  • 20 to 49: 409
  • 50 or more: 663
  • Mobile homes: 3,201
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 19

Housing units in Columbia County with a mortgage: 24,061 (72 second mortgage, 1,996 home equity loan, 91 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,645

Here:

70.6% with mortgage
State:

65.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Columbia County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant27,40765
Mainline Protestant9,21117
Other5,38513
Catholic4,6661
Black Protestant1,1725
Orthodox502
None76,162-
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: 13
Columbia County:

1.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Columbia County:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 69
This county:

6.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Columbia County:

9.5%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Columbia County:

26.7%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.2%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Columbia County:

Average size of farms: 119 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $24,808
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $717.54
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 25.69%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 72.55%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $15,361
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.98%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $26,749
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.92%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.00
Land in orchards: 55 acres

Earthquake activity:

Columbia County-area historical earthquake activity is near Georgia state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 30.7 miles away from Columbia County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 124.9 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 209.4 miles away from the county center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 123.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 188.0 miles away from Columbia County center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 150.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Georgia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 14, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3368: February 11, 2014, FEMA Id: 3368, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 15, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4165: March 06, 2014, FEMA Id: 4165, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 27, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3218: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3218, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 1998 to May 11, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1209: March 11, 1998, FEMA Id: 1209, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Georgia Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: October 11, 1990 to October 29, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-880: October 19, 1990, FEMA Id: 880, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Georgia Drought, Incident Period: July 20, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3044: July 20, 1977, FEMA Id: 3044, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Columbia County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Columbia

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 30,155 (83.0%)
  • Carpooled: 3,252 (9.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 58 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 377 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 45 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 97 (0.3%)
  • Worked at home: 2,283 (6.3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)

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


  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Korea (12%)
  • India (11%)
  • Mexico (9%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Vietnam (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Philippines (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Columbia County


  • American (21%)
  • German (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • European (3%)
  • African (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

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

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

  • 445 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 143 people in nursing homes
  • 98 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally ill

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

  • 296 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 261 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 55 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 19 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 8 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $82,581.

10.91% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($57,354 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.91%
Georgia average:

9.49%


0.35% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,174 average AGI)
Columbia County:

0.35%
Georgia average:

0.08%

4.82% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($21,834 average AGI)
5.74% relocated from other states ($33,345 average AGI)
Columbia County:

5.74%
Georgia average:

3.60%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Richmond County, GA  3.40% ($46,727 average AGI)
from Aiken County, SC  0.40% ($58,401)
from Honolulu County, HI  0.20% ($59,457)
from McDuffie County, GA  0.20% ($46,275)
from Monterey County, CA  0.14% ($52,890)
from Anne Arundel County, MD  0.13% ($76,217)
from El Paso County, TX  0.11% ($61,500)


9.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($59,463 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.46%
Georgia average:

9.04%


0.33% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,317 average AGI)
Columbia County:

0.33%
Georgia average:

0.08%

4.21% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($21,937 average AGI)
4.92% relocated to other states ($35,209 average AGI)
Columbia County:

4.92%
Georgia average:

3.12%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Richmond County, GA  2.65% ($41,222 average AGI)
to Aiken County, SC  0.47% ($56,101)
to McDuffie County, GA  0.18% ($45,156)
to Fulton County, GA  0.15% ($79,859)
to Honolulu County, HI  0.13% ($66,239)
to Anne Arundel County, MD  0.11% ($82,596)
to DeKalb County, GA  0.09% ($53,378)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 1.4

Births per 1000 population in Columbia County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Columbia County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Columbia County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.8%
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: 12,180 (10,234 aged, 1,946 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,977 (13%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (787)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (581)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (470)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (406)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (383)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (292)
  • Unspecified dementia (256)
  • Congestive heart failure (244)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (239)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (227)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,263
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 593
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 21
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 70

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 117.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 82.5
  • Other - 35.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 151,579
  • In family households: 134,335 (17,966 male householders, 13,404 female householders)
    26,810 spouses, 59,300 children (53,623 natural, 2,171 adopted, 3,506 stepchildren), 3,225 grandchildren, 1,957 brothers or sisters, 6,066 parents, 2,369 other relatives, 3,238 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 16,781 (5,560 male householders (5,104 living alone)), 7,060 female householders (6,457 living alone)), 4,161 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 463

Size of family households: 13,715 2-persons, 7,784 3-persons, 5,666 4-persons, 3,101 5-persons, 546 6-persons, 558 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,561 1-person, 757 2-persons, 302 3-persons.

28,016 married couples with children.
6,368 single-parent households (1,282 men, 5,086 women).

90.3% of residents of Columbia speak English at home.
4.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (73% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
2.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $502,941,000 ($5,000 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $258,664,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $194,309,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $44,016,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $116,000
Federal grants: $43,631,000
Federal procurement contracts: $179,941,000 ($175,439,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $40,928,000 ($34,814,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $472,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $140,083,000
Federal Government insurance: $42,884,000

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

Births: 6,808
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,998
Here:

29 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +602
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +10,316
Here:

+99 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Columbia County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 12.57 millions of gallons per day (7% from ground, 93% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.4
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.7

Year house built in Columbia County, Georgia
  • Year house built in Columbia County, Georgia
  • 5,5592014 or later
  • 4,9032010 to 2013
  • 14,4122000 to 2009
  • 10,9891990 to 1999
  • 11,1961980 to 1989
  • 4,9901970 to 1979
  • 3,2231960 to 1969
  • 1,5381950 to 1959
  • 4301940 to 1949
  • 2321939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Columbia County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Columbia County, Georgia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Columbia County, Georgia
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 3543 rooms
  • 1,2994 rooms
  • 3,2815 rooms
  • 6,5496 rooms
  • 6,6197 rooms
  • 6,1798 rooms
  • 10,4259+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbia County, Georgia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbia County, Georgia
  • 2811 room
  • 1502 rooms
  • 2,2003 rooms
  • 1,1984 rooms
  • 1,3125 rooms
  • 1,8256 rooms
  • 1,0957 rooms
  • 2398 rooms
  • 9849+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Columbia County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Columbia County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Columbia County, Georgia
  • 0no bedroom
  • 441 bedroom
  • 2,6672 bedrooms
  • 13,6363 bedrooms
  • 12,2214 bedrooms
  • 6,1385+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbia County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbia County, Georgia
  • 281no bedroom
  • 1,5251 bedroom
  • 3,4902 bedrooms
  • 2,1283 bedrooms
  • 1,3574 bedrooms
  • 5035+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Columbia County, Georgia 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
  • 323no vehicle
  • 7,8501 vehicle
  • 15,8862 vehicles
  • 6,6063 vehicles
  • 2,6094 vehicles
  • 1,4325+ 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
  • 601no vehicle
  • 4,4671 vehicle
  • 3,1942 vehicles
  • 5693 vehicles
  • 1284 vehicles
  • 3255+ vehicles

88.4% of Columbia County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 31% lived in Georgia.

Columbia County:

88.4%
State average:

85.1%

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

  • This state: 71,255
  • Other state: 64,588
  • Northeast: 10,117
  • Midwest: 13,213
  • South: 33,181
  • West: 8,077
Year householders moved into unit in Columbia County, GA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Columbia County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 58.6%Electricity
  • 38.3%Utility gas
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 76.4%Electricity
  • 21.6%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,017
Here:

11.8%
Georgia:

8.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 390
Here:

3.9%
Georgia:

9.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 703
Here:

6.2%
Georgia:

18.8%

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 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $43,065,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $26,072,000
    Other: $8,087,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,107,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $346,000
    Solid Waste Management: $55,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $8,572,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,605,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,059,000
    Financial Administration: $1,041,000
    Police Protection: $398,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $15,642,000
    Local Fire Protection: $11,410,000
    Water Utilities: $9,113,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,082,000
    Sewerage: $8,074,000
    Financial Administration: $7,645,000
    General - Other: $7,516,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,367,000
    Regular Highways: $6,238,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,411,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,314,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,313,000
    Health - Other: $2,036,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,026,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,921,000
    Libraries: $1,752,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $185,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $898,000
    General Local Government Support: $64,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,395,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $2,454,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $10,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $126,775,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $125,735,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,040,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,000,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $1,908,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,868,000
    Rents: $1,616,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,503,000
    General Revenue - Other: $172,000
    Sale of Property: $69,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $43,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $1,409,000
    Financial Administration: $510,000
    General - Other: $140,000
    General Public Building: $116,000
    Police Protection: $101,000
    Regular Highways: $58,000
    Correctional Institutions: $30,000
    Health - Other: $10,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $93,985,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $12,164,000
    Transit Utilities: $28,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,288,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,112,000
    Public Welfare: $380,000
    General Local Government Support: $313,000
    Housing and Community Development: $60,000
    Water Utilities: $5,000
    Sewerage: $4,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $39,605,000
    Property: $38,070,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $5,779,000
    Other License: $1,742,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,418,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,385,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,002,000
    Other Selective Sales: $734,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $375,000
    Other: $115,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $46,301,000

Columbia County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $43,065,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $26,072,000
    Other: $8,087,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,107,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $346,000
    Solid Waste Management: $55,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $8,572,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,605,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,059,000
    Financial Administration: $1,041,000
    Police Protection: $398,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $15,642,000
    Local Fire Protection: $11,410,000
    Water Utilities: $9,113,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,082,000
    Sewerage: $8,074,000
    Financial Administration: $7,645,000
    General - Other: $7,516,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,367,000
    Regular Highways: $6,238,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,411,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,314,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,313,000
    Health - Other: $2,036,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,026,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,921,000
    Libraries: $1,752,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $185,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $898,000
    General Local Government Support: $64,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,395,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $2,454,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $10,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $126,775,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $125,735,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,040,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,000,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $1,908,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,868,000
    Rents: $1,616,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,503,000
    General Revenue - Other: $172,000
    Sale of Property: $69,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $43,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $1,409,000
    Financial Administration: $510,000
    General - Other: $140,000
    General Public Building: $116,000
    Police Protection: $101,000
    Regular Highways: $58,000
    Correctional Institutions: $30,000
    Health - Other: $10,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $93,985,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $12,164,000
    Transit Utilities: $28,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,288,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,112,000
    Public Welfare: $380,000
    General Local Government Support: $313,000
    Housing and Community Development: $60,000
    Water Utilities: $5,000
    Sewerage: $4,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $39,605,000
    Property: $38,070,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $5,779,000
    Other License: $1,742,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,418,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,385,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,002,000
    Other Selective Sales: $734,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $375,000
    Other: $115,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $46,301,000

Columbia County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $43,065,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $26,072,000
    Other: $8,087,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,107,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $346,000
    Solid Waste Management: $55,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $8,572,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,605,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,059,000
    Financial Administration: $1,041,000
    Police Protection: $398,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $15,642,000
    Local Fire Protection: $11,410,000
    Water Utilities: $9,113,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,082,000
    Sewerage: $8,074,000
    Financial Administration: $7,645,000
    General - Other: $7,516,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,367,000
    Regular Highways: $6,238,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,411,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,314,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,313,000
    Health - Other: $2,036,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,026,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,921,000
    Libraries: $1,752,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $185,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $898,000
    General Local Government Support: $64,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,395,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $2,454,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $10,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $126,775,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $125,735,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,040,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,000,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $1,908,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,868,000
    Rents: $1,616,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,503,000
    General Revenue - Other: $172,000
    Sale of Property: $69,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $43,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $1,409,000
    Financial Administration: $510,000
    General - Other: $140,000
    General Public Building: $116,000
    Police Protection: $101,000
    Regular Highways: $58,000
    Correctional Institutions: $30,000
    Health - Other: $10,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $93,985,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $12,164,000
    Transit Utilities: $28,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,288,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,112,000
    Public Welfare: $380,000
    General Local Government Support: $313,000
    Housing and Community Development: $60,000
    Water Utilities: $5,000
    Sewerage: $4,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $39,605,000
    Property: $38,070,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $5,779,000
    Other License: $1,742,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,418,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,385,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,002,000
    Other Selective Sales: $734,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $375,000
    Other: $115,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $46,301,000

Columbia County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $43,065,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $26,072,000
    Other: $8,087,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,107,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $346,000
    Solid Waste Management: $55,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $8,572,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,605,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,059,000
    Financial Administration: $1,041,000
    Police Protection: $398,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $15,642,000
    Local Fire Protection: $11,410,000
    Water Utilities: $9,113,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,082,000
    Sewerage: $8,074,000
    Financial Administration: $7,645,000
    General - Other: $7,516,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,367,000
    Regular Highways: $6,238,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,411,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,314,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,313,000
    Health - Other: $2,036,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,026,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,921,000
    Libraries: $1,752,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $185,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $898,000
    General Local Government Support: $64,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,395,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $2,454,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $10,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $126,775,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $125,735,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,040,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,000,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $1,908,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,868,000
    Rents: $1,616,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,503,000
    General Revenue - Other: $172,000
    Sale of Property: $69,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $43,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $1,409,000
    Financial Administration: $510,000
    General - Other: $140,000
    General Public Building: $116,000
    Police Protection: $101,000
    Regular Highways: $58,000
    Correctional Institutions: $30,000
    Health - Other: $10,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $93,985,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $12,164,000
    Transit Utilities: $28,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,288,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,112,000
    Public Welfare: $380,000
    General Local Government Support: $313,000
    Housing and Community Development: $60,000
    Water Utilities: $5,000
    Sewerage: $4,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $39,605,000
    Property: $38,070,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $5,779,000
    Other License: $1,742,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,418,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,385,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,002,000
    Other Selective Sales: $734,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $375,000
    Other: $115,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $46,301,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,082
  • Number of aged recipients: 145
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 937
  • Number of recipients under 18: 193
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 626
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 263
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 359
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 476
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 13 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,410$171,796719$193,5483,467$183,454177$74,5372$1,167,500243$136,62684$76,762
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED41$171,24437$199,973262$200,92419$32,7370$012$141,4179$72,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED105$161,29558$144,534819$178,551107$32,8130$056$133,55446$84,413
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN144$162,222112$181,6611,023$183,41142$102,2143$6,735,00042$106,19018$71,056
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS23$170,9138$296,500171$181,47410$60,5000$07$103,7143$49,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 13 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED142$209,134140$231,5074$128,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED24$234,83336$232,3612$257,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$269,2507$313,8570$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$274,0009$269,4441$263,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$81,0001$296,0001$81,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Columbia, GA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Columbia, GA - Value
Most common first names in Columbia County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary34877.4 years
James30369.4 years
William29372.2 years
John25872.9 years
Robert23069.9 years
Charles15872.8 years
George14974.8 years
Willie11673.7 years
Thomas10472.6 years
Dorothy10377.3 years
Most common last names in Columbia County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith12674.3 years
Jones11973.8 years
Williams11873.2 years
Johnson11772.1 years
Brown8772.9 years
Davis6773.8 years
Moore6075.8 years
Anderson5873.8 years
Morris5172.1 years
Thomas4871.3 years
Businesses in Columbia County, GA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3Lane Furniture1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Little Caesars Pizza2
Ace Hardware1Lowe's2
Advance Auto Parts3Marriott1
Applebee's2Marshalls1
Arby's2McDonald's7
Audi1Microtel1
AutoZone2Motherhood Maternity1
BMW1Nike1
Baskin-Robbins2Nissan1
Baymont Inn2OfficeMax1
Blockbuster1Panera Bread1
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1Papa John's Pizza2
Budget Car Rental1Penske1
Burger King3Pizza Hut4
CVS5Popeyes1
CarMax1Publix Super Markets3
Chevrolet1Quality1
Chick-Fil-A2RadioShack1
Circle K15Red Robin1
Clarion1Rite Aid1
Comfort Suites1Rooms To Go2
Cracker Barrel1Ruby Tuesday2
Dairy Queen1Rue211
Days Inn1Ryan's Grill1
Dennys1SONIC Drive-In3
Domino's Pizza1Sam's Club1
Dunkin Donuts2Sheraton1
FedEx14Sleep Inn1
Ford1Starbucks5
GNC2Subaru1
GameStop1Subway6
Goodwill4Super 81
H&R Block6T-Mobile5
Hardee's1Taco Bell3
Hilton2Target1
Holiday Inn2The Room Place1
Home Depot2Tire Kingdom2
Honda1Toys"R"Us1
Hyundai1Travelodge1
IHOP1U-Haul2
Jones New York1UPS20
Justice1Verizon Wireless1
KFC3Volkswagen1
Kincaid1Waffle House4
Kmart1Walgreens4
Kohl's1Walmart2
Kroger2Wendy's1
La Quinta1YMCA1
La-Z-Boy1

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  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"