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Columbia County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2019: 64,964 (59% urban, 41% rural); it was 64,151 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 10,628
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,759
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 17,993
Renter-occupied apartments: 8,092 (it was 6,922 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

30%

Land area: 486 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 134 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Columbia County: 86.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (22.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Columbia County, PA (2019)
    • 60,64794.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,9313.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,1341.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7651.2%Asian alone
    • 6841.1%Two or more races
    • 920.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 430.07%Some other race alone
    • 190.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

41.5 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years
Males: 31,433  (48.4%)
Females: 33,531  (51.6%)
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Average household size:
Columbia County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $54,570 ($34,094 in 1999)
This county:

$54,570
Pennsylvania:

$63,463

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $608 (lower quartile is $464, upper quartile is $728)
This county:

$608
State:

$792


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $168,900 (it was $85,800 in 2000)
Columbia:

$168,900
Pennsylvania:

$192,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $105,200 - $250,400

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $198,186
Here:

$198,186
State:

$255,931

Townhouses or other attached units: $141,958
Here:

$141,958
State:

$201,403

In 2-unit structures: $66,046
Here:

$66,046
State:

$189,304

Mobile homes: $58,617
Here:

$58,617
State:

$62,605

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,282
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $468

Institutionalized population: 737
Columbia County, PA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 192 buildings, average cost: $87,200
  • 1998: 173 buildings, average cost: $94,200
  • 1999: 178 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 2000: 206 buildings, average cost: $86,400
  • 2001: 168 buildings, average cost: $101,300
  • 2002: 197 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2003: 178 buildings, average cost: $122,000
  • 2004: 241 buildings, average cost: $130,800
  • 2005: 209 buildings, average cost: $132,900
  • 2006: 172 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2007: 170 buildings, average cost: $125,800
  • 2008: 134 buildings, average cost: $170,400
  • 2009: 149 buildings, average cost: $163,400
  • 2010: 123 buildings, average cost: $176,700
  • 2011: 71 buildings, average cost: $160,800
  • 2012: 91 buildings, average cost: $176,000
  • 2013: 105 buildings, average cost: $193,500
  • 2014: 79 buildings, average cost: $199,400
  • 2015: 98 buildings, average cost: $210,900
  • 2016: 80 buildings, average cost: $234,600
  • 2017: 79 buildings, average cost: $241,200
  • 2018: 60 buildings, average cost: $220,200
  • 2019: 65 buildings, average cost: $246,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Columbia, PA residents
Average permit cost in Columbia, PA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,215 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,108 (1.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Columbia, PA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Columbia, PA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Columbia, PA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.0%
Columbia County:

16.0%
Pennsylvania:

12.0%
(15.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 59.6% for Black residents, 37.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.3% for American Indian residents, 26.6% for other race residents, 23.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 41.5 years old
(Males: 39.7 years old, Females: 42.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.6 years old, Black residents: 20.7 years old, American Indian residents: 66.2 years old, Asian residents: 37.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.5 years old, Other race residents: 36.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Columbia County is $472 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $575 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $735 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bloomsburg, Berwick, Catawissa, Espy, Mifflinville, Almedia, Millville, Benton, Lime Ridge, Lightstreet.

Columbia County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: Humboldt County, California , Deuel County, Nebraska , Larimer County, Colorado , Lucas County, Ohio , Suffolk County, New York , Lancaster County, Nebraska , Porter County, Indiana .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.9%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%

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

Current college students: 6,640
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,967 (93.6% naturalized citizens)

Columbia County:

3.0%
Whole state:

7.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2122010 or later
  • 4432000 to 2009
  • 3081990 to 1999
  • 1811980 to 1989
  • 1511970 to 1979
  • 269Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 75.4%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 20,321
  • One, attached: 1,189
  • Two: 1,382
  • 3 or 4: 1,706
  • 5 to 9: 1,354
  • 10 to 19: 190
  • 20 to 49: 630
  • 50 or more: 792
  • Mobile homes: 2,867

Housing units in Columbia County with a mortgage: 9,279 (132 second mortgage, 1,107 home equity loan, 54 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,468

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

59.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Columbia County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant16,85879
Catholic8,0357
Evangelical Protestant5,57234
Other6934
Orthodox1201
None36,017-
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:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Columbia County:

3.39 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 51
This county:

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Columbia County:

8.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Columbia County:

28.4%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.6%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Columbia County:

Average size of farms: 140 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $39,732
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $286.28
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 18.26%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 45.02%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $43,387
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 54.61%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.83%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $80,984
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.78%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.47
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 33.98%
Corn for grain: 18623 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 4670 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 11446 harvested acres
Vegetables: 3,112 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 520 acres

Earthquake activity:

Columbia County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 231.8 miles away from Columbia County center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 52.7 miles away from the county center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 226.9 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 210.3 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.5 miles away from Columbia County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 276.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Pennsylvania Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4506-PA: March 30, 2020, FEMA Id: 4506, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Pennsylvania Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: August 10, 2018 - August 15, 2018, FEMA Id: 4408, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3356: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3356, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 03, 2011 to October 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared EM-3340: September 08, 2011, FEMA Id: 3340, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Pennsylvania Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 03, 2011 to October 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4030: September 12, 2011, FEMA Id: 4030, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Pennsylvania Severe Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: June 23, 2006 to July 10, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1649: June 30, 2006, FEMA Id: 1649, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3235: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 02, 2005 to April 23, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1587: April 14, 2005, FEMA Id: 1587, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Pennsylvania Tropical Depression Ivan, Incident Period: September 17, 2004 to October 01, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1557: September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1557, Natural disaster type: Tropical Depression
  • Pennsylvania Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 19, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3180: March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: 3180, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Columbia County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tropical Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Columbia

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 22,690 (81.4%)
  • Carpooled: 2,203 (7.9%)
  • Bus: 90 (0.3%)
  • Ferryboat: 1 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 227 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 77 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 1,122 (4.0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,366 (4.9%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • India (8%)
  • Mexico (7%)
  • Guatemala (6%)
  • El Salvador (5%)
  • England (5%)
  • Dominican Republic (5%)
  • Germany (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Columbia County


  • German (34%)
  • American (9%)
  • English (8%)
  • Italian (7%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • Pennsylvania German (4%)

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

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

  • 2,722 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 738 people in nursing homes
  • 137 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 54 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 38 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 24 people in other group homes
  • 17 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 9 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 8 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 3,606 people in college/university student housing
  • 545 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 192 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 17 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 12 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,775.

4.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,320 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.80%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.65% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($32,010 average AGI)
1.15% relocated from other states ($11,310 average AGI)
Columbia County:

1.15%
Pennsylvania average:

1.90%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Luzerne County, PA  1.15% ($37,469 average AGI)
from Montour County, PA  0.56% ($41,547)
from Northumberland County, PA  0.51% ($41,219)
from Lycoming County, PA  0.16% ($44,268)
from Schuylkill County, PA  0.12% ($33,903)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.10% ($34,667)
from Union County, PA  0.10% ($56,958)


5.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,027 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.39% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($26,078 average AGI)
1.74% relocated to other states ($20,950 average AGI)
Columbia County:

1.74%
Pennsylvania average:

2.27%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Luzerne County, PA  1.05% ($37,285 average AGI)
to Montour County, PA  0.51% ($39,102)
to Northumberland County, PA  0.44% ($34,387)
to Lycoming County, PA  0.16% ($45,179)
to Schuylkill County, PA  0.12% ($34,333)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.10% ($42,240)
to Lancaster County, PA  0.08% ($43,857)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
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: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 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: 5.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Columbia County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.0%
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: 12,156 (10,180 aged, 1,976 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,052 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Columbia County, Pennsylvania in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (965)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (869)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (801)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (784)
  • Congestive heart failure (588)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (560)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (502)
  • Unspecified dementia (466)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (349)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (210)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.08
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,867
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 629
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 41,663

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 936
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 981
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 44
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 97

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 17

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 106.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 75.4
  • Other - 31.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 64,964
  • Male householders: 13,490 (3,306 living alone), Female householders: 12,729 (4,691 living alone)
  • 12,405 spouses (12,340 opposite-sex spouses), 2,413 unmarried partners, (2,332 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 14,834 children (13,781 natural, 309 adopted, 744 stepchildren), 947 grandchildren, 578 brothers or sisters, 844 parents, 0 foster children, 732 other relatives, 1,910 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 4,082

Size of family households: 8,790 2-persons, 3,974 3-persons, 2,435 4-persons, 890 5-persons, 301 6-persons, 241 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,997 1-person, 1,318 2-persons, 135 3-persons, 107 4-persons, 31 5-persons.

7,162 married couples with children.
2,973 single-parent households (597 men, 2,376 women).

97.0% of residents of Columbia speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (62% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $341,362,000 ($5,251 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $14,198,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $168,832,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $92,810,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,034,000
Federal grants: $55,460,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,123,000 ($193,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $18,102,000 ($7,615,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,287,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $17,106,000
Federal Government insurance: $38,875,000

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

Births: 3,209
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,534
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +101
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,088
Here +17 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Columbia County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.31 millions of gallons per day (53% from ground, 47% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.4

Year house built in Columbia County, Pennsylvania
  • Year house built in Columbia County, Pennsylvania
  • 6362014 or later
  • 3962010 to 2013
  • 2,0612000 to 2009
  • 2,7971990 to 1999
  • 3,3531980 to 1989
  • 5,5421970 to 1979
  • 2,5681960 to 1969
  • 3,5461950 to 1959
  • 1,1671940 to 1949
  • 8,3651939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Columbia County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Columbia County, Pennsylvania
  • 01 room
  • 152 rooms
  • 2823 rooms
  • 1,3984 rooms
  • 3,3295 rooms
  • 4,2166 rooms
  • 3,6087 rooms
  • 2,7848 rooms
  • 3,1159+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbia County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbia County, Pennsylvania
  • 981 room
  • 4132 rooms
  • 1,6483 rooms
  • 2,4544 rooms
  • 1,1605 rooms
  • 1,1466 rooms
  • 3137 rooms
  • 1358 rooms
  • 1059+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Columbia County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Columbia County, Pennsylvania
  • 0no bedroom
  • 3801 bedroom
  • 3,7842 bedrooms
  • 10,3613 bedrooms
  • 3,2874 bedrooms
  • 9355+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbia County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbia County, Pennsylvania
  • 98no bedroom
  • 3,2721 bedroom
  • 1,6942 bedrooms
  • 2,0233 bedrooms
  • 2654 bedrooms
  • 1205+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Columbia County, Pennsylvania 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
  • 566no vehicle
  • 4,1361 vehicle
  • 7,1892 vehicles
  • 4,8053 vehicles
  • 1,5434 vehicles
  • 5085+ 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
  • 1,153no vehicle
  • 4,1471 vehicle
  • 1,6412 vehicles
  • 4923 vehicles
  • 174 vehicles
  • 225+ vehicles

88.6% of Columbia County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 80% lived in Pennsylvania.

Columbia County:

88.6%
State average:

87.6%

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

  • This state: 53,172
  • Other state: 9,395
  • Northeast: 4,105
  • Midwest: 1,351
  • South: 2,290
  • West: 1,649
Year householders moved into unit in Columbia County, PA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Columbia County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 30.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 26.5%Electricity
  • 19.8%Utility gas
  • 7.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.8%Coal or coke
  • 6.6%Wood
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 57.0%Electricity
  • 19.7%Utility gas
  • 16.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.3%Wood
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 669
Here:

13.1%
Pennsylvania:

13.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 131
Here:

5.0%
Pennsylvania:

13.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 603
Here:

9.2%
Pennsylvania:

38.5%

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 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $5,544,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $12,627,000
    Regular Highways: $702,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $6,200,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,682,000
    Financial Administration: $1,589,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,486,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,314,000
    Police Protection: $809,000
    General Public Buildings: $788,000
    Regular Highways: $189,000
    Parks and Recreation: $79,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $251,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,400,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,595,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $845,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $237,000
    General Revenue - Other: $126,000
    Interest Earnings: $48,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $143,000
    General - Other: $100,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $51,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,001,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $11,352,000
    General Local Government Support: $8,172,000
    Highways: $902,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,915,000
    Other Selective Sales: $350,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,660,000

Columbia County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $5,544,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $12,627,000
    Regular Highways: $702,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $6,200,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,682,000
    Financial Administration: $1,589,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,486,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,314,000
    Police Protection: $809,000
    General Public Buildings: $788,000
    Regular Highways: $189,000
    Parks and Recreation: $79,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $251,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,400,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,595,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $845,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $237,000
    General Revenue - Other: $126,000
    Interest Earnings: $48,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $143,000
    General - Other: $100,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $51,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,001,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $11,352,000
    General Local Government Support: $8,172,000
    Highways: $902,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,915,000
    Other Selective Sales: $350,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,660,000

Columbia County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $5,544,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $12,627,000
    Regular Highways: $702,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $6,200,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,682,000
    Financial Administration: $1,589,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,486,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,314,000
    Police Protection: $809,000
    General Public Buildings: $788,000
    Regular Highways: $189,000
    Parks and Recreation: $79,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $251,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,400,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,595,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $845,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $237,000
    General Revenue - Other: $126,000
    Interest Earnings: $48,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $143,000
    General - Other: $100,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $51,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,001,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $11,352,000
    General Local Government Support: $8,172,000
    Highways: $902,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,915,000
    Other Selective Sales: $350,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,660,000

Columbia County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $5,544,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $12,627,000
    Regular Highways: $702,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $6,200,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,682,000
    Financial Administration: $1,589,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,486,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,314,000
    Police Protection: $809,000
    General Public Buildings: $788,000
    Regular Highways: $189,000
    Parks and Recreation: $79,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $251,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,400,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,595,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $845,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $237,000
    General Revenue - Other: $126,000
    Interest Earnings: $48,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $143,000
    General - Other: $100,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $51,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,001,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $11,352,000
    General Local Government Support: $8,172,000
    Highways: $902,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,915,000
    Other Selective Sales: $350,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,660,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,401
  • Number of aged recipients: 79
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,322
  • Number of recipients under 18: 292
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 921
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 188
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 470
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 620
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 15 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)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED66$85,212670$89,2791,931$83,869435$29,6461$139,000190$68,763
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$73,25058$81,862303$83,70650$26,6400$016$66,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED13$72,077139$68,568835$90,019147$26,0681$85,00045$71,956
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$68,66749$98,673465$95,23026$32,4230$015$67,467
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$78,00013$90,53870$105,00013$33,3080$02$100,000
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 15 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED175$97,577143$106,4699$70,778
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED22$90,90932$123,3752$73,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$172,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$89,1258$145,3750$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Columbia, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Columbia, PA - Value
Most common first names in Columbia County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary70280.6 years
John68974.8 years
William51974.3 years
Charles43175.4 years
Robert42872.4 years
Helen38880.1 years
George33576.2 years
Anna32981.1 years
Joseph31774.5 years
James30072.5 years
Most common last names in Columbia County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller23877.9 years
Hess22578.9 years
Smith20275.5 years
Snyder11775.2 years
Davis11377.6 years
Thomas10876.3 years
Long10876.3 years
Hartman10077.7 years
Kline9479.3 years
Young9474.6 years
Businesses in Columbia County, PA
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1KFC1
AT&T1Kmart1
Ace Hardware2Kroger1
Advance Auto Parts1La-Z-Boy1
Applebee's1LensCrafters1
Arby's2Lowe's1
AutoZone2MasterBrand Cabinets12
Bath & Body Works1Maurices1
Blockbuster1McDonald's4
Burger King3Motel 61
CVS4New Balance2
Carson Pirie Scott1Nike7
Chevrolet1Panera Bread1
Comfort Suites1Papa John's Pizza1
Cracker Barrel1Payless1
Curves1Penske1
Decora Cabinetry2Pizza Hut1
Dennys1Quiznos1
Domino's Pizza2RadioShack2
Dunkin Donuts2Rite Aid2
Econo Lodge1Ruby Tuesday1
Famous Footwear1Sears2
Fashion Bug1Staples1
FedEx4Starbucks1
Ford2Subway5
GNC2Super 81
GameStop1Taco Bell1
Giant1True Value3
Goodwill3U-Haul3
H&R Block2UPS5
Hilton1Verizon Wireless1
Holiday Inn1Victoria's Secret1
Home Depot1Walmart1
Honda1Wendy's2
JCPenney1YMCA2
Jones New York1