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Columbia, Maryland (MD) Poverty Rate Data
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9.2% of Columbia, MD residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was about the same as the poverty level of 9.3% across the entire state of Maryland. Taking into account residents not living in families, 10.5% of high school graduates and 37.3% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 13.1% among disabled males and 16.5% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 82.4%. For comparison, it was 31.6% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Columbia, MD

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Columbia:

9.2%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Columbia:

5.2%
Whole state:

4.6%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Columbia:

13.1%
Maryland:

11.8%
Disability rate in this place among poor males (it is 10.5% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Columbia:

31.2%
Maryland:

29.0%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Columbia:

16.5%
Maryland:

15.6%
Disability rate in this place among poor females (it is 10.9% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Columbia:

33.7%
Maryland:

29.8%

Renting rate in this place among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

82.4%
Residents above poverty level:

31.6%

Poverty by age in Columbia, MD

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Columbia
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Columbia,MD (percentage below poverty level)
  • 12.1%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 19.7%6 to 11 years
  • 14.3%12 to 14 years
  • 23.7%15 years
  • 0.0%16 and 17 years
  • 24.6%18 to 24 years
  • 8.3%25 to 34 years
  • 5.2%35 to 44 years
  • 4.6%45 to 54 years
  • 8.1%55 to 64 years
  • 2.6%65 to 74 years
  • 5.7%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Columbia
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Columbia,MD (percentage below poverty level)
  • 0.0%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 17.9%6 to 11 years
  • 25.9%12 to 14 years
  • 19.8%15 years
  • 24.9%16 and 17 years
  • 1.2%18 to 24 years
  • 13.2%25 to 34 years
  • 9.1%35 to 44 years
  • 4.5%45 to 54 years
  • 2.2%55 to 64 years
  • 6.9%65 to 74 years
  • 10.2%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Columbia, MD
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Columbia,MD (% below half of poverty level)
  • 2.0%Under 5 years
  • 2.6%5 years
  • 2.5%6 to 11 years
  • 5.4%12 to 14 years
  • 5.9%15 years
  • 3.7%16 and 17 years
  • 5.9%18 to 24 years
  • 1.9%25 to 34 years
  • 2.5%35 to 44 years
  • 1.1%45 to 54 years
  • 1.3%55 to 64 years
  • 1.6%65 to 74 years
  • 9.1%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Columbia, MD

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Columbia, MD
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Columbia, MD (%)
  • 3.9%White
  • 19.3%Black
  • 16.8%American Indian
  • 6.3%Asian
  • 0.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 17.0%Other race
  • 9.1%2+ races
  • 11.7%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Columbia, MD
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Columbia, MD (absolute numbers)
  • 1,807White
  • 5,534Black
  • 24American Indian
  • 939Asian
  • 0Native Hawaiian
  • 508Other race
  • 4392+ races
  • 1,137Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 7.9%Below poverty level
  • 92.1%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 13.6%Below poverty level
  • 86.4%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Columbia, MD

Children below poverty level:
Columbia, Maryland:

13.8%
State:

11.7%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Columbia:

10.5%
Maryland:

13.6%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Columbia:

37.3%
Maryland:

37.8%
Poor families by family type
  • 25.7%Married-couple family
  • 8.5%Male, no wife present
  • 65.8%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Columbia not in families by work experience
  • 2.9%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 28.0%Worked part-time
  • 69.2%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 2.7%One full-time, other part-time
  • 13.0%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 22.9%Both worked part-time
  • 18.2%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 43.2%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 3.9%1999 to 2000
  • 7.9%1995 to 1998
  • 14.6%1990 to 1994
  • 16.4%1980 to 1989
  • 47.9%1970 to 1979
  • 7.5%1960 to 1969
  • 1.8%1950 to 1959
  • 0.0%1940 to 1949
  • 0.0%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 2.1%1999 to 2000
  • 7.6%1995 to 1998
  • 9.6%1990 to 1994
  • 28.4%1980 to 1989
  • 40.2%1970 to 1979
  • 10.3%1960 to 1969
  • 1.5%1950 to 1959
  • 0.1%1940 to 1949
  • 0.3%1939 or earlier
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