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Columbia County, New York (NY)

County population in 2017: 61,639 (27% urban, 73% rural); it was 63,094 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 11,142
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,415
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 17,493
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,349 (it was 7,303 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

47%

Land area: 636 sq. mi.

Water area: 12.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 97 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Columbia County: 97.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (26.0%), Educational, health and social services (14.3%), Construction (11.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Columbia County, NY (2017)
    • 52,77583.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,8484.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,6214.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,6172.6%Two or more races
    • 1,0901.7%Asian alone
    • 290.05%Some other race alone
    • 190.03%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 120.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

47.8 years
New York median age:

38.7 years
Males: 30,964  (50.2%)
Females: 30,675  (49.8%)
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Average household size:
Columbia County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $63,165 ($41,915 in 1999)
This county:

$63,165
New York:

$64,894

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $769 (lower quartile is $562, upper quartile is $1,018)
This county:

$769
State:

$1116


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $241,081 (it was $111,200 in 2000)
Columbia:

$241,081
New York:

$314,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $170,597 - $368,917

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $319,077
Here:

$319,077
State:

$368,248

Townhouses or other attached units: $395,218
Here:

$395,218
State:

$609,493

In 2-unit structures: $296,441
Here:

$296,441
State:

$607,011

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $432,385
Here:

$432,385
State:

$737,380

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $1,014,241
Here:

$1,014,241
State:

$879,902

Mobile homes: $63,148
Here:

$63,148
State:

$74,535

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,652
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $652

Institutionalized population: 1,479

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 9
  • Burglaries: 61
  • Thefts: 253
  • Auto thefts: 16
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 136 buildings, average cost: $114,700
  • 1998: 177 buildings, average cost: $134,600
  • 1999: 194 buildings, average cost: $141,800
  • 2000: 186 buildings, average cost: $157,400
  • 2001: 241 buildings, average cost: $161,900
  • 2002: 301 buildings, average cost: $165,300
  • 2003: 316 buildings, average cost: $174,000
  • 2004: 356 buildings, average cost: $184,000
  • 2005: 323 buildings, average cost: $240,200
  • 2006: 224 buildings, average cost: $241,300
  • 2007: 223 buildings, average cost: $234,900
  • 2008: 116 buildings, average cost: $353,200
  • 2009: 98 buildings, average cost: $251,900
  • 2010: 67 buildings, average cost: $267,600
  • 2011: 59 buildings, average cost: $348,200
  • 2012: 69 buildings, average cost: $263,800
  • 2013: 69 buildings, average cost: $294,700
  • 2014: 78 buildings, average cost: $345,500
  • 2015: 84 buildings, average cost: $460,100
  • 2016: 71 buildings, average cost: $366,000
  • 2017: 92 buildings, average cost: $308,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Columbia, NY residents
Average permit cost in Columbia, NY
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,930 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $4,209 (1.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Columbia, NY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Columbia, NY in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Columbia, NY in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.6%
Columbia County:

10.6%
New York:

14.1%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.2% for Black residents, 18.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.0% for American Indian residents, 30.4% for other race residents, 22.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 47.8 years old
(Males: 46.7 years old, Females: 48.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.9 years old, Black residents: 37.7 years old, American Indian residents: 46.0 years old, Asian residents: 36.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.1 years old, Other race residents: 28.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Columbia County is $566 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $667 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $806 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hudson, Claverack, Livingston, Copake, Stockport, New Lebanon, Stuyvesant, Lorenz Park, Canaan, Chatham.

Columbia County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
City or TownHomes measuredLiving AreaBasement
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Ancram town113728 - 477465 - 82
Austerlitz town171510 - 214940 - 57
Canaan town172114 - 275748 - 65
Chatham town412218 - 275952 - 65
Claverack town341410 - 184539 - 52
Clermont town332217 - 275650 - 64
Copake town352722 - 326357 - 69
Gallatin town152417 - 336151 - 70
Germantown town17128 - 184133 - 50
Ghent town372419 - 295953 - 65
Greenport town1052 - 82214 - 31
Hillsdale town211612 - 224840 - 55
Hudson city121.60.7 - 3.194 - 14
Kinderhook town732017 - 245551 - 60
Livingston town202418 - 305951 - 67
New Lebanon town1884 - 123225 - 42
Stockport town442 - 8179 - 29
Stuyvesant town8117 - 183929 - 51
Taghkanic town271612 - 225042 - 57
Columbia county45017 44 

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Neighboring counties: Albany County , Cassia County, Idaho , Floyd County, Iowa , Jo Daviess County, Illinois , Tioga County , Ogle County, Illinois .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
New York:

4.1%

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

Current college students: 2,000
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 30.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,231 (53.5% naturalized citizens)

Columbia County:

6.9%
Whole state:

22.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 9702010 or later
  • 9672000 to 2009
  • 6701990 to 1999
  • 4511980 to 1989
  • 3041970 to 1979
  • 1,220Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 63.2%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 24,674
  • One, attached: 656
  • Two: 1,978
  • 3 or 4: 1,319
  • 5 to 9: 1,084
  • 10 to 19: 370
  • 20 to 49: 300
  • 50 or more: 512
  • Mobile homes: 2,509

Housing units in Columbia County with a mortgage: 10,072 (132 second mortgage, 1,320 home equity loan, 32 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,344

Here:

55.6% with mortgage
State:

60.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Columbia County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic15,37511
Mainline Protestant6,63653
Evangelical Protestant1,32916
Black Protestant7763
Other5137
Orthodox702
None38,397-
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: 22
Columbia County:

3.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Columbia County:

4.98 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 69
This county:

11.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Columbia County:

8.6%
New York:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Columbia County:

27.0%
State:

23.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.1%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Columbia County:

Average size of farms: 240 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $104,807
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $289.67
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.93%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 65.87%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $108,786
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 51.36%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $110,017
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 76.31%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 19.56
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 41.66%
Corn for grain: 6123 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 722 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1827 harvested acres
Vegetables: 718 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 3,985 acres

Earthquake activity:

Columbia County-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 121.8 miles away from Columbia County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 153.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 134.7 miles away from the county center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.9 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 182.3 miles away from Columbia County center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 120.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New York Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 09, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3351: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3351, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4020: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4020, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 25, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3328: August 26, 2011, FEMA Id: 3328, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2008 to December 31, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1827: March 04, 2009, FEMA Id: 1827, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • New York Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2008 to December 31, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3299: December 18, 2008, FEMA Id: 3299, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • New York Severe Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding, Incident Period: April 14, 2007 to April 18, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1692: April 24, 2007, FEMA Id: 1692, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3262: September 30, 2005, FEMA Id: 3262, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 02, 2005 to April 04, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1589: April 19, 2005, FEMA Id: 1589, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 13, 2004 to September 16, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1564: October 01, 2004, FEMA Id: 1564, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Power Outage, Incident Period: August 14, 2003 to August 16, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3186: August 23, 2003, FEMA Id: 3186, Natural disaster type: Power Outage
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Columbia County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Columbia

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 19,867 (78.8%)
  • Carpooled: 1,776 (7.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 92 (0.4%)
  • Subway or elevated: 28 (0.1%)
  • Railroad: 33 (0.1%)
  • Ferryboat: 18 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 324 (1.3%)
  • Bicycle: 100 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 1,039 (4.1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,979 (7.8%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)

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


  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Germany (9%)
  • Bangladesh (8%)
  • Haiti (8%)
  • Jamaica (7%)
  • Mexico (6%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Guatemala (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Columbia County


  • Italian (13%)
  • Irish (13%)
  • German (11%)
  • American (8%)
  • English (4%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • Dutch (3%)

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

People in group quarters in Columbia County, New York in 2000:

  • 898 people in nursing homes
  • 618 people in state prisons
  • 300 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 181 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 151 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 130 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 118 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 96 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 71 people in religious group quarters
  • 63 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 39 people in other group homes
  • 28 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 18 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 12 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

People in group quarters in Columbia County, New York in 2010:

  • 719 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 378 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 363 people in state prisons
  • 229 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 127 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 107 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 100 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 52 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 43 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 18 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $71,409.

5.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($71,042 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
New York average:

4.90%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.65% relocated from other counties in New York ($57,548 average AGI)
1.56% relocated from other states ($13,495 average AGI)
Columbia County:

1.56%
New York average:

1.80%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dutchess County, NY  0.65% ($41,946 average AGI)
from Rensselaer County, NY  0.56% ($54,741)
from New York County, NY  0.38% ($275,887)
from Albany County, NY  0.37% ($56,538)
from Greene County, NY  0.32% ($33,617)
from Kings County, NY  0.27% ($129,449)
from Ulster County, NY  0.22% ($45,456)


5.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($68,323 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
New York average:

5.85%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.50% relocated to other counties in New York ($30,743 average AGI)
2.28% relocated to other states ($37,581 average AGI)
Columbia County:

2.28%
New York average:

2.73%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Rensselaer County, NY  0.65% ($46,448 average AGI)
to Greene County, NY  0.54% ($34,616)
to Albany County, NY  0.52% ($40,075)
to Dutchess County, NY  0.49% ($54,200)
to Berkshire County, MA  0.22% ($61,732)
to Ulster County, NY  0.21% ($38,774)
to New York County, NY  0.14% ($180,405)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7

Births per 1000 population in Columbia County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.5

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: 8.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Columbia County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.5%
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: 12,027 (9,976 aged, 2,051 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,058 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,089)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (754)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (578)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (529)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (517)
  • Unspecified dementia (297)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (257)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (255)
  • Congestive heart failure (212)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (209)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.57
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10,217
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 385
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 58,953

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 931
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,157
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 14

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 77

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 91.0. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 47.8
  • Other - 43.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 61,639
  • In family households: 47,265 (7,970 male householders, 7,992 female householders)
    11,951 spouses, 14,985 children (14,161 natural, 342 adopted, 481 stepchildren), 1,004 grandchildren, 462 brothers or sisters, 572 parents, 587 other relatives, 1,695 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 11,908 (4,635 male householders (3,460 living alone)), 4,884 female householders (4,107 living alone)), 2,386 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,475

Size of family households: 8,230 2-persons, 3,849 3-persons, 2,492 4-persons, 1,028 5-persons, 258 6-persons, 160 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,563 1-person, 1,646 2-persons, 223 3-persons, 66 4-persons, 9 6-persons.

6,452 married couples with children.
3,141 single-parent households (773 men, 2,368 women).

93.2% of residents of Columbia speak English at home.
2.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
3.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (61% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $377,069,000 ($5,922 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,301,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $163,519,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $75,363,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,031,000
Federal grants: $113,626,000
Federal procurement contracts: $10,954,000 ($1,544,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,575,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $837,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $14,354,000
Federal Government insurance: $34,423,000

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

Births: 3,249
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,617
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +349
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+35 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +626
Here +10 per 1000 residents
State -52 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Columbia County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.65 millions of gallons per day (55% from ground, 45% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

3.8

Year house built in Columbia County, New York
  • Year house built in Columbia County, New York
  • 2922014 or later
  • 4662010 to 2013
  • 2,5362000 to 2009
  • 3,1431990 to 1999
  • 4,5171980 to 1989
  • 4,7361970 to 1979
  • 3,0401960 to 1969
  • 2,6551950 to 1959
  • 1,5511940 to 1949
  • 10,5871939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Columbia County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Columbia County, New York
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Columbia County, New York
  • 1041 room
  • 342 rooms
  • 5913 rooms
  • 1,7184 rooms
  • 3,6075 rooms
  • 3,7746 rooms
  • 3,3267 rooms
  • 2,1608 rooms
  • 3,0219+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbia County, New York
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbia County, New York
  • 2461 room
  • 3912 rooms
  • 1,5623 rooms
  • 1,7004 rooms
  • 1,4545 rooms
  • 7536 rooms
  • 5267 rooms
  • 2438 rooms
  • 1939+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Columbia County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Columbia County, New York
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Columbia County, New York
  • 105no bedroom
  • 5331 bedroom
  • 3,9602 bedrooms
  • 9,1673 bedrooms
  • 3,6884 bedrooms
  • 8765+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbia County, New York
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbia County, New York
  • 253no bedroom
  • 1,7651 bedroom
  • 2,8972 bedrooms
  • 1,6333 bedrooms
  • 3904 bedrooms
  • 1435+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Columbia County, New York 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
  • 575no vehicle
  • 4,9161 vehicle
  • 8,0482 vehicles
  • 3,4083 vehicles
  • 9694 vehicles
  • 4705+ 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
  • 1,292no vehicle
  • 3,4261 vehicle
  • 1,7052 vehicles
  • 4753 vehicles
  • 1214 vehicles
  • 585+ vehicles

91.8% 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, 60% lived in New York.

Columbia County:

91.8%
State average:

89.4%

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

  • This state: 44,182
  • Other state: 12,515
  • Northeast: 7,802
  • Midwest: 1,363
  • South: 2,233
  • West: 1,068
Year householders moved into unit in Columbia County, NY
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Columbia County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 58.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 12.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.5%Wood
  • 9.3%Utility gas
  • 8.9%Electricity
  • 1.6%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 34.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 31.6%Electricity
  • 19.0%Utility gas
  • 9.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.9%Wood
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 474
Here:

9.2%
New York:

13.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 333
Here:

12.0%
New York:

13.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 470
Here:

28.0%
New York:

33.9%

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:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $7,495,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,202,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,978,000
  • Charges - Other: $18,865,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,912,000
    Higher Education - Other: $1,733,000
    Parks and Recreation: $165,000
    Sewerage: $132,000
    Air Transportation: $87,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,110,000
    General - Other: $3,993,000
    Air Transportation: $229,000
    General Public Buildings: $109,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $29,559,000
    Other Higher Education: $20,515,000
    Health - Other: $18,755,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $16,182,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $11,159,000
    Regular Highways: $10,515,000
    Police Protection: $5,280,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,281,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,078,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,701,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,294,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,179,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,773,000
    Financial Administration: $1,289,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,268,000
    Hospitals: $845,000
    General Public Buildings: $762,000
    Transit Utilities: $566,000
    Sewerage: $192,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $182,000
    Air Transportation: $78,000
    Local Fire Protection: $70,000
    Water Utilities: $69,000
    Libraries: $57,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $36,000
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $80,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,830,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $22,047,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $393,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $10,622,000
    Corrections: $29,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $6,190,000
    Other: $1,590,000
    Highways: $671,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,167,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,407,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $12,893,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $11,984,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,760,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $909,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,240,000
    Rents: $258,000
    Interest Earnings: $183,000
    Special Assessments: $140,000
    Sale of Property: $114,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $93,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $523,000
    Local Fire Protection: $128,000
    Police Protection: $116,000
    Other Higher Education: $91,000
    Correctional Institutions: $57,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $52,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    Health - Other: $9,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,125,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $82,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $18,787,000
    Beginning: $14,457,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,984,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $21,383,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,809,000
    Other: $4,283,000
    Education: $3,759,000
    Highways: $2,398,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $46,753,000
    Property: $42,942,000
    Other: $2,060,000
    Other License: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $43,745,000

Columbia County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $7,495,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,202,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,978,000
  • Charges - Other: $18,865,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,912,000
    Higher Education - Other: $1,733,000
    Parks and Recreation: $165,000
    Sewerage: $132,000
    Air Transportation: $87,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,110,000
    General - Other: $3,993,000
    Air Transportation: $229,000
    General Public Buildings: $109,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $29,559,000
    Other Higher Education: $20,515,000
    Health - Other: $18,755,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $16,182,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $11,159,000
    Regular Highways: $10,515,000
    Police Protection: $5,280,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,281,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,078,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,701,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,294,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,179,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,773,000
    Financial Administration: $1,289,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,268,000
    Hospitals: $845,000
    General Public Buildings: $762,000
    Transit Utilities: $566,000
    Sewerage: $192,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $182,000
    Air Transportation: $78,000
    Local Fire Protection: $70,000
    Water Utilities: $69,000
    Libraries: $57,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $36,000
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $80,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,830,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $22,047,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $393,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $10,622,000
    Corrections: $29,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $6,190,000
    Other: $1,590,000
    Highways: $671,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,167,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,407,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $12,893,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $11,984,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,760,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $909,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,240,000
    Rents: $258,000
    Interest Earnings: $183,000
    Special Assessments: $140,000
    Sale of Property: $114,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $93,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $523,000
    Local Fire Protection: $128,000
    Police Protection: $116,000
    Other Higher Education: $91,000
    Correctional Institutions: $57,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $52,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    Health - Other: $9,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,125,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $82,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $18,787,000
    Beginning: $14,457,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,984,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $21,383,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,809,000
    Other: $4,283,000
    Education: $3,759,000
    Highways: $2,398,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $46,753,000
    Property: $42,942,000
    Other: $2,060,000
    Other License: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $43,745,000

Columbia County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $7,495,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,202,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,978,000
  • Charges - Other: $18,865,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,912,000
    Higher Education - Other: $1,733,000
    Parks and Recreation: $165,000
    Sewerage: $132,000
    Air Transportation: $87,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,110,000
    General - Other: $3,993,000
    Air Transportation: $229,000
    General Public Buildings: $109,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $29,559,000
    Other Higher Education: $20,515,000
    Health - Other: $18,755,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $16,182,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $11,159,000
    Regular Highways: $10,515,000
    Police Protection: $5,280,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,281,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,078,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,701,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,294,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,179,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,773,000
    Financial Administration: $1,289,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,268,000
    Hospitals: $845,000
    General Public Buildings: $762,000
    Transit Utilities: $566,000
    Sewerage: $192,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $182,000
    Air Transportation: $78,000
    Local Fire Protection: $70,000
    Water Utilities: $69,000
    Libraries: $57,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $36,000
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $80,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,830,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $22,047,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $393,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $10,622,000
    Corrections: $29,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $6,190,000
    Other: $1,590,000
    Highways: $671,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,167,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,407,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $12,893,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $11,984,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,760,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $909,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,240,000
    Rents: $258,000
    Interest Earnings: $183,000
    Special Assessments: $140,000
    Sale of Property: $114,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $93,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $523,000
    Local Fire Protection: $128,000
    Police Protection: $116,000
    Other Higher Education: $91,000
    Correctional Institutions: $57,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $52,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    Health - Other: $9,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,125,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $82,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $18,787,000
    Beginning: $14,457,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,984,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $21,383,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,809,000
    Other: $4,283,000
    Education: $3,759,000
    Highways: $2,398,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $46,753,000
    Property: $42,942,000
    Other: $2,060,000
    Other License: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $43,745,000

Columbia County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $7,495,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,202,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,978,000
  • Charges - Other: $18,865,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,912,000
    Higher Education - Other: $1,733,000
    Parks and Recreation: $165,000
    Sewerage: $132,000
    Air Transportation: $87,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,110,000
    General - Other: $3,993,000
    Air Transportation: $229,000
    General Public Buildings: $109,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $29,559,000
    Other Higher Education: $20,515,000
    Health - Other: $18,755,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $16,182,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $11,159,000
    Regular Highways: $10,515,000
    Police Protection: $5,280,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,281,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,078,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,701,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,294,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,179,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,773,000
    Financial Administration: $1,289,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,268,000
    Hospitals: $845,000
    General Public Buildings: $762,000
    Transit Utilities: $566,000
    Sewerage: $192,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $182,000
    Air Transportation: $78,000
    Local Fire Protection: $70,000
    Water Utilities: $69,000
    Libraries: $57,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $36,000
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $80,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,830,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $22,047,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $393,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $10,622,000
    Corrections: $29,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $6,190,000
    Other: $1,590,000
    Highways: $671,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,167,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,407,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $12,893,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $11,984,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,760,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $909,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,240,000
    Rents: $258,000
    Interest Earnings: $183,000
    Special Assessments: $140,000
    Sale of Property: $114,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $93,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $523,000
    Local Fire Protection: $128,000
    Police Protection: $116,000
    Other Higher Education: $91,000
    Correctional Institutions: $57,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $52,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    Health - Other: $9,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,125,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $82,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $18,787,000
    Beginning: $14,457,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,984,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $21,383,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,809,000
    Other: $4,283,000
    Education: $3,759,000
    Highways: $2,398,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $46,753,000
    Property: $42,942,000
    Other: $2,060,000
    Other License: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $43,745,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,656
  • Number of aged recipients: 149
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,507
  • Number of recipients under 18: 222
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,079
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 355
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 752
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 852
Most common first names in Columbia County, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John76976.1 years
William63175.5 years
Mary62781.8 years
George40577.1 years
Charles39876.3 years
Joseph37576.2 years
Anna35383.2 years
Robert33970.7 years
Helen32980.8 years
James30373.5 years
Most common last names in Columbia County, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith21477.2 years
Miller21080.0 years
Johnson12875.1 years
Moore10974.3 years
Williams8874.5 years
Coons8477.6 years
Decker7575.2 years
White6678.2 years
Brown6575.8 years
Martin6280.4 years
Businesses in Columbia County, NY
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1MasterBrand Cabinets6
AT&T3McDonald's2
Ace Hardware2New Balance1
Advance Auto Parts1Payless1
Applebee's1Pizza Hut1
AutoZone1RadioShack1
Burger King1Rite Aid2
CVS3Sears1
Dairy Queen1Staples1
Domino's Pizza1Subway3
Dunkin Donuts6T-Mobile1
Fashion Bug1T.J.Maxx1
FedEx5Taco Bell1
Ford1Toyota1
GNC1True Value1
Goodwill4U-Haul5
H&R Block1UPS8
Lane Furniture1Verizon Wireless1
Long John Silver's1Walgreens1
Lowe's1Walmart1

Columbia County on our top lists:

  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"