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Columbia County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2016: 147,450 (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: 508 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Columbia County: 91.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (26.8%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (15.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Columbia County, Georgia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (69.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (16.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (6.1%)
  • Asian alone (4.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.6%)
  • Some other race alone (0.4%)
Median resident age:  36.2 years
Georgia median age:  36.5 years
Males: 71,884  (48.8%)
Females: 75,566  (51.2%)

Columbia County,GA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Columbia County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $72,737 ($55,682 in 1999)

This county:

$72,737
Georgia:

$53,559

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $851 (lower quartile is $721, upper quartile is $1,102)
This county:

$851
State:

$754


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $189,800 (it was $110,200 in 2000)
Columbia:

$189,800
Georgia:

$166,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $130,300 - $264,400

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $221,953
Here:

$221,953
State:

$234,633

Townhouses or other attached units: $195,397
Here:

$195,397
State:

$198,839

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $2,692,048
Here:

$2,692,048
State:

$205,850

Mobile homes: $57,622
Here:

$57,622
State:

$71,595
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,375
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $444

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
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,968 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,426 (0.8%)

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: 7.2%
Columbia County:

7.2%
Georgia:

16.0%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.2% for Black residents, 17.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.0% for American Indian residents, 57.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 25.9% for other race residents, 11.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 36.2 years old
(Males: 35.0 years old, Females: 37.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38.0 years old, Black residents: 35.4 years old, American Indian residents: 26.8 years old, Asian residents: 41.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.2 years old, Other race residents: 29.8 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

2012 air pollution in Columbia County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.028 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:

5.0%
Georgia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 3,983
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 35.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 13,520 (55.5% naturalized citizens)

Columbia County:

9.2%
Whole state:

10.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 1,092
  • 2000 to 2009: 2,891
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,937
  • 1980 to 1989: 934
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,050
  • Before 1970: 1,144
Note: State values scaled to Columbia County population

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: 43,848
  • One, attached: 3,147
  • Two: 1,160
  • 3 or 4: 940
  • 5 to 9: 1,188
  • 10 to 19: 1,467
  • 20 to 49: 279
  • 50 or more: 179
  • Mobile homes: 3,689

Housing units in Columbia County with a mortgage: 25,390 (453 second mortgage, 2,451 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,422

Here:

71.4% with mortgage
State:

65.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Columbia County

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

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Chemicals (4%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

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

  • India (14%)
  • Mexico (13%)
  • Korea (11%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (8%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Vietnam (4%)

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

  • American (23%)
  • German (6%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (6%)
  • European (2%)
  • African (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Columbia County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 28,095 (83.1%)
  • Carpooled: 3,166 (9.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 76 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 385 (1.1%)
  • Bicycle: 43 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 244 (0.7%)
  • Worked at home: 1,768 (5.2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $71,111.

10.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($50,470 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.66%
Georgia average:

9.45%


0.43% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,072 average AGI)
Columbia County:

0.43%
Georgia average:

0.08%

5.09% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($18,797 average AGI)
5.15% relocated from other states ($29,601 average AGI)
Columbia County:

5.15%
Georgia average:

3.48%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Richmond County, GA  3.52% ($38,607 average AGI)
from Aiken County, SC  0.36% ($46,738)
from McDuffie County, GA  0.23% ($30,505)
from Monterey County, CA  0.19% ($45,280)
from Bell County, TX  0.12% ($54,389)
from Honolulu County, HI  0.11% ($61,755)
from Anne Arundel County, MD  0.09% ($88,300)


9.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,983 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.08%
Georgia average:

9.32%


0.30% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,723 average AGI)
Columbia County:

0.30%
Georgia average:

0.09%

4.15% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($14,948 average AGI)
4.64% relocated to other states ($35,311 average AGI)
Columbia County:

4.64%
Georgia average:

3.33%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Richmond County, GA  2.67% ($28,596 average AGI)
to Aiken County, SC  0.42% ($53,707)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.22% ($160,705)
to McDuffie County, GA  0.17% ($35,907)
to Fulton County, GA  0.15% ($36,677)
to Honolulu County, HI  0.11% ($55,224)
to DeKalb County, GA  0.09% ($36,282)

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 live births 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

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: 12,180 (10,234 aged, 1,946 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,977 (13%)

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, 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: 147,450
  • In family households: 132,705 (21,038 male householders, 15,293 female householders)
    29,793 spouses, 49,580 children (44,175 natural, 1,443 adopted, 3,962 stepchildren), 3,219 grandchildren, 1,734 brothers or sisters, 4,973 parents, 5,015 other relatives, 2,060 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 14,271 (4,067 male householders (3,671 living alone)), 7,115 female householders (6,362 living alone)), 3,089 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 474

Size of family households: 14,925 2-persons, 8,407 3-persons, 6,789 4-persons, 4,105 5-persons, 1,673 6-persons, 432 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,033 1-person, 876 2-persons, 240 3-persons, 33 4-persons.

28,800 married couples with children.
6,185 single-parent households (1,116 men, 5,069 women).

89.6% of residents of Columbia speak English at home.
4.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
3.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (66% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 16% 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:

7.2
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.4
State:

4.7

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 3,649
  • 2010 to 2013: 8,548
  • 2000 to 2009: 11,768
  • 1990 to 1999: 9,823
  • 1980 to 1989: 10,663
  • 1970 to 1979: 6,625
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,920
  • 1950 to 1959: 694
  • 1940 to 1949: 750
  • 1939 or earlier: 457
Note: State values scaled to Columbia population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Columbia County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Columbia County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 31
  • 3 rooms: 268
  • 4 rooms: 939
  • 5 rooms: 2,517
  • 6 rooms: 8,192
  • 7 rooms: 8,306
  • 8 rooms: 7,036
  • 9+ rooms: 8,523
  • 1 room: 26
  • 2 rooms: 247
  • 3 rooms: 978
  • 4 rooms: 2,545
  • 5 rooms: 2,358
  • 6 rooms: 2,755
  • 7 rooms: 1,291
  • 8 rooms: 895
  • 9+ rooms: 606
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Columbia County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Columbia County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 214
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,964
  • 3 bedrooms: 15,997
  • 4 bedrooms: 12,738
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4,899
  • no bedroom: 26
  • 1 bedroom: 1,377
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,405
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,035
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,627
  • 5+ bedrooms: 231
Cars and other vehicles available in Columbia County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Columbia County population
  • no vehicle: 779
  • 1 vehicle: 6,707
  • 2 vehicles: 18,424
  • 3 vehicles: 6,475
  • 4 vehicles: 2,875
  • 5+ vehicles: 552
  • no vehicle: 291
  • 1 vehicle: 4,334
  • 2 vehicles: 6,372
  • 3 vehicles: 631
  • 4 vehicles: 73
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

89% of Columbia County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Georgia.

Columbia County:

88.8%
State average:

83.6%

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

  • This state: 69,102
  • Other state: 62,480
  • Northeast: 9,115
  • Midwest: 11,628
  • South: 32,177
  • West: 9,560

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Columbia County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (56.9%)
  • Utility gas (40.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.1%)
  • Wood (0.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Electricity (74.5%)
  • Utility gas (24.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • Wood (0.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,858
Here:

12.0%
Georgia:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 955
Here:

10.7%
Georgia:

10.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 985
Here:

15.0%
Georgia:

18.3%

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:

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $6,620,000
    Regular Highways: $5,684,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,242,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,441,000
    Water Utilities: $1,406,000
    Sewerage: $938,000
    Solid Waste Management: $725,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $11,034,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,378,000
    Local Fire Protection: $5,557,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,293,000
    Financial Administration: $5,269,000
    Water Utilities: $5,238,000
    Regular Highways: $4,809,000
    Sewerage: $3,500,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,483,000
    General - Other: $1,906,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,856,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,736,000
    Health - Other: $1,478,000
    Libraries: $1,022,000
    Solid Waste Management: $944,000
    Housing and Community Development: $838,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $658,000
    General Public Buildings: $538,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $134,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,642,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $2,269,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $1,234,000
    Police Protection: $501,000
    Local Fire Protection: $490,000
    Regular Highways: $408,000
    Financial Administration: $225,000
    Water Utilities: $130,000
    Parks and Recreation: $104,000
    Sewerage: $87,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $27,000
    Central Staff Services: $25,000
    Housing and Community Development: $20,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,697,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,769,000

Columbia County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $8,939,000
    All Other: $3,876,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,062,000
    Parks and Recreation: $481,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $351,000
    General Local Government Support: $42,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $71,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,557,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,174,000
    Special Assessments: $1,073,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $653,000
    Rents: $227,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $13,409,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,075,000
    Highways: $470,000
    Public Welfare: $143,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $29,556,000
    Property: $27,042,000
    Other Selective Sales: $4,003,000
    NEC: $2,089,000
    Other License: $1,421,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,075,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $904,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $492,000

Columbia County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $132,880,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $126,949,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,931,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,320,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,695,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $625,000

Columbia County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $48,806,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $58,894,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,221,000

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
Columbia County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Columbia County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - 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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