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Races in Columbia, Maryland (MD) Detailed Stats
Ancestries, Foreign-born residents, place of birth


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According to 2017 data, the most numerous races in Columbia, MD are White alone (46,322 residents), Black alone (29,617 residents), and Hispanic (7,607 residents). 77.7% of Columbia residents speak English at home. 19.5% of Columbia, MD residents are foreign-born (5.1% born in Asia, 4.9% born in Latin America, 3.3% born in Africa), which is 413.9% less than the foreign-born rate of 100.0% across the entire state of Maryland.

Race distribution in Columbia

2000 2017
  • Races in Columbia, MD (2000)
    • 56,79464.4%White alone
    • 18,72121.2%Black alone
    • 6,4227.3%Asian alone
    • 3,6364.1%Hispanic
    • 2,1352.4%Two or more races
    • 2980.3%Other race alone
    • 2080.2%American Indian alone
    • 400.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
  • Races in Columbia, MD (2017)
    • 46,32244.7%White alone
    • 29,61728.6%Black alone
    • 12,68912.2%Asian alone
    • 7,6077.3%Hispanic
    • 5,3035.1%Two or more races
    • 1,2621.2%Other race alone
    • 9090.9%American Indian alone
2000 2017
  • Races in Maryland (2000)
    • 3,286,54762.1%White alone
    • 1,464,73527.7%Black alone
    • 227,9164.3%Hispanic
    • 209,7384.0%Asian alone
    • 82,9461.6%Two or more races
    • 13,3120.3%American Indian alone
    • 9,3790.2%Other race alone
    • 1,9130.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
  • Races in Maryland (2017)
    • 3,066,14650.7%White alone
    • 1,776,69229.4%Black alone
    • 612,70910.1%Hispanic
    • 389,2976.4%Asian alone
    • 172,7192.9%Two or more races
    • 20,7770.3%Other race alone
    • 11,8790.2%American Indian alone
    • 1,9580.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Income and house value in Columbia

  • Median household income in 2017
  • $120,141White non-Hispanic householders
  • $88,441Black householders
  • $103,107American Indian and Alaska Native householders
  • $102,365Asian householders
  • $189,775Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders
  • $91,991Some other race householders
  • $60,662Two or more races householders
  • $77,180Hispanic or Latino race householders
  • Median 2017 house value
  • $394,848White Non-Hispanic householders
  • $351,930Black or African American householders
  • $304,076American Indian or Alaska Native householders
  • $421,887Asian householders
  • $205,578Some other race householders
  • $362,230Two or more races householders
  • $345,492Hispanic or Latino householders

Household income for White non-Hispanic householders

Distribution of median household income in Columbia, MD in 2017

Household income for Black householders

Distribution of median household income in Columbia, MD in 2017

Household income for American Indian and Alaska Native householders

Distribution of median household income in Columbia, MD in 2017

Household income for Asian householders

Distribution of median household income in Columbia, MD in 2017

Household income for Some other race householders

Distribution of median household income in Columbia, MD in 2017

Household income for Two or more races householders

Distribution of median household income in Columbia, MD in 2017

Household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

Distribution of median household income in Columbia, MD in 2017

Median age by race in Columbia

  • 42.0Median age for White residents
  • 39.0Males
  • 45.2Females
  • 40.3Median age for Black or African American residents
  • 34.8Males
  • 43.4Females
  • 32.3Median age for American Indian / Alaska Native residents
  • 34.9Median age for Asian residents
  • 32.8Males
  • 38.2Females
  • 48.4Median age for Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander residents
  • 23.4Median age for Other race residents
  • 23.2Males
  • 30.1Females
  • 18.5Median age for Two or more races residents
  • 24.1Males
  • 17.9Females
  • 43.9Median age for White alone residents
  • 40.1Males
  • 46.3Females
  • 32.0Median age for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 29.3Males
  • 33.0Females

Owner/renter occupied households by race in Columbia

  • House owners and renters - White residents
  • 16,72478.4%Owner occupied
  • 4,61121.6%Renter occupied
  • 78.4%
    21.6%
  • House owners and renters - Black or African American residents
  • 6,45152.3%Owner occupied
  • 5,88047.7%Renter occupied
  • 52.3%
    47.7%
  • House owners and renters - American Indian / Alaska Native residents
  • 6257.7%Owner occupied
  • 4642.3%Renter occupied
  • 57.7%
    42.3%
  • House owners and renters - Asian residents
  • 2,82563.4%Owner occupied
  • 1,63136.6%Renter occupied
  • 63.4%
    36.6%
  • House owners and renters - Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander residents
  • 25100.0%Owner occupied
  • House owners and renters - Other race residents
  • 48367.5%Owner occupied
  • 23332.5%Renter occupied
  • 67.5%
    32.5%
  • House owners and renters - Two or more races residents
  • 58136.6%Owner occupied
  • 1,00663.4%Renter occupied
  • 36.6%
    63.4%
  • House owners and renters - White alone residents
  • 15,63778.2%Owner occupied
  • 4,36321.8%Renter occupied
  • 78.2%
    21.8%
  • House owners and renters - Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 1,34161.5%Owner occupied
  • 83938.5%Renter occupied
  • 61.5%
    38.5%

Language usage in Columbia

  • English speakers - Total
  • 77.7% of residents of Columbia speak English at home.
  • 6.1% of residents speak Spanish at home
  • 4,62277.6%Speak English very well
  • 1,33222.4%Speak English less than very well
  • 77.6%
    22.4%
  • 16.2% of residents speak other language at home
  • 10,62267.1%Speak English very well
  • 5,21732.9%Speak English less than very well
  • 67.1%
    32.9%
  • English speakers - Born in the United States
  • 94.6% of residents of Columbia speak English at home.
  • 2.6% of residents speak Spanish at home
  • 98490.6%Speak English very well
  • 1029.4%Speak English less than very well
  • 90.6%
    9.4%
  • 2.8% of residents speak other language at home
  • 1,08591.8%Speak English very well
  • 978.2%Speak English less than very well
  • 91.8%
    8.2%
  • English speakers - Native, born elsewhere
  • 66.0% of residents of Columbia speak English at home.
  • 24.7% of residents speak Spanish at home
  • 30469.9%Speak English very well
  • 13130.1%Speak English less than very well
  • 69.9%
    30.1%
  • 9.2% of residents speak other language at home
  • 162100.0%Speak English very well
  • English speakers - Foreign-born
  • 30.4% of residents of Columbia speak English at home.
  • 12.6% of residents speak Spanish at home
  • 1,77161.9%Speak English very well
  • 1,09238.1%Speak English less than very well
  • 61.9%
    38.1%
  • 57.0% of residents speak other language at home
  • 8,00861.6%Speak English very well
  • 5,00038.4%Speak English less than very well
  • 61.6%
    38.4%
White - Speak only English
Native:

92.3% (39,946)
Foreign-born:

12.7% (772)
White - Speak another language
Native:

7.7% (3,326)
Foreign-born:

87.3% (5,327)
Black or African American - Speak only English
Native:

98.0% (21,824)
Foreign-born:

70.5% (4,513)
Black or African American - Speak another language
Native:

2.0% (439)
Foreign-born:

29.5% (1,884)
Asian - Speak only English
Native:

47.9% (1,297)
Foreign-born:

13.2% (1,230)
Asian - Speak another language
Native:

52.1% (1,409)
Foreign-born:

86.8% (8,069)
Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander - Speak only English
Native:

100.0% (72)
Foreign-born:

100.0% (15)
Other race - Speak only English
Native:

54.5% (869)
Foreign-born:

12.4% (92)
Other race - Speak another language
Native:

42.7% (681)
Foreign-born:

75.1% (556)
Two or more races - Speak only English
Native:

88.1% (3,693)
Foreign-born:

18.3% (72)
Two or more races - Speak another language
Native:

11.1% (467)
Foreign-born:

81.2% (317)
White alone - Speak only English
Native:

96.2% (38,706)
Foreign-born:

20.7% (772)
White alone - Speak another language
Native:

3.8% (1,530)
Foreign-born:

79.3% (2,957)
Hispanic or Latino - Speak only English
Native:

45.7% (1,875)
Foreign-born:

3.8% (112)
Hispanic or Latino - Speak another language
Native:

54.3% (2,224)
Foreign-born:

96.2% (2,863)

Foreign-born residents in Columbia

20,955 residents are foreign born (5.1% Asia, 4.9% Latin America, 3.3% Africa).

This city:

19.5%
Maryland:

100.0%

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Marital status for residents in Columbia

Marital status - White (Caucasian) population 15 years and over
  • Males
  • 35.7%Never married
  • 54.8%Now married
  • 0.5%Separated
  • 1.5%Widowed
  • 7.5%Divorced
  • Females
  • 23.3%Never married
  • 53.5%Now married
  • 2.2%Separated
  • 8.4%Widowed
  • 12.5%Divorced
Women who gave birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

100.0% (731)
Unmarried:

0.0% (0)
Women who did not give birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

51.8% (5,392)
Unmarried:

48.2% (5,015)
Marital status - Black or African American population 15 years and over
  • Males
  • 38.4%Never married
  • 48.7%Now married
  • 1.7%Separated
  • 0.8%Widowed
  • 10.4%Divorced
  • Females
  • 42.1%Never married
  • 31.7%Now married
  • 0.0%Separated
  • 8.6%Widowed
  • 17.6%Divorced
Women who gave birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

100.0% (147)
Unmarried:

0.0% (0)
Women who did not give birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

28.5% (2,267)
Unmarried:

71.5% (5,682)
Marital status - American Indian / Alaska Native population 15 years and over
  • Males
  • 27.8%Never married
  • 16.7%Now married
  • 0.0%Separated
  • 0.0%Widowed
  • 55.6%Divorced
  • Females
  • 7.4%Never married
  • 28.4%Now married
  • 43.2%Separated
  • 20.0%Widowed
  • 1.1%Divorced
Women who did not give birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

86.7% (39)
Unmarried:

13.3% (6)
Marital status - Asian population 15 years and over
  • Males
  • 41.1%Never married
  • 57.2%Now married
  • 0.0%Separated
  • 0.3%Widowed
  • 1.3%Divorced
  • Females
  • 23.2%Never married
  • 57.5%Now married
  • 1.9%Separated
  • 5.5%Widowed
  • 11.9%Divorced
Women who gave birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

100.0% (210)
Unmarried:

0.0% (0)
Women who did not give birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

57.0% (2,068)
Unmarried:

43.0% (1,562)
Marital status - Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander population 15 years and over
  • Males
  • 0.0%Never married
  • 100.0%Now married
  • 0.0%Separated
  • 0.0%Widowed
  • 0.0%Divorced
  • Females
  • 44.1%Never married
  • 55.9%Now married
  • 0.0%Separated
  • 0.0%Widowed
  • 0.0%Divorced
Women who did not give birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

55.9% (20)
Unmarried:

44.1% (16)
Marital status - Other race population 15 years and over
  • Males
  • 37.3%Never married
  • 43.4%Now married
  • 4.2%Separated
  • 0.0%Widowed
  • 15.1%Divorced
  • Females
  • 53.3%Never married
  • 35.2%Now married
  • 1.1%Separated
  • 1.4%Widowed
  • 9.1%Divorced
Women who gave birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

25.0% (11)
Unmarried:

75.0% (32)
Women who did not give birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

28.2% (300)
Unmarried:

71.8% (766)
Marital status - Two or more races population 15 years and over
  • Males
  • 49.1%Never married
  • 31.3%Now married
  • 0.9%Separated
  • 0.6%Widowed
  • 18.1%Divorced
  • Females
  • 42.5%Never married
  • 37.8%Now married
  • 3.2%Separated
  • 5.8%Widowed
  • 10.7%Divorced
Women who gave birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

68.6% (53)
Unmarried:

31.4% (24)
Women who did not give birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

39.1% (358)
Unmarried:

60.9% (558)
Marital status - White alone, not Hispanic / Latino population 15 years and over
  • Males
  • 33.8%Never married
  • 56.8%Now married
  • 0.6%Separated
  • 1.7%Widowed
  • 7.1%Divorced
  • Females
  • 24.3%Never married
  • 51.8%Now married
  • 1.5%Separated
  • 9.1%Widowed
  • 13.3%Divorced
Women who gave birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

100.0% (731)
Unmarried:

0.0% (0)
Women who did not give birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

47.6% (4,309)
Unmarried:

52.4% (4,751)
Marital status - Hispanic or Latino population 15 years and over
  • Males
  • 40.8%Never married
  • 47.4%Now married
  • 3.6%Separated
  • 1.5%Widowed
  • 6.7%Divorced
  • Females
  • 38.2%Never married
  • 44.3%Now married
  • 3.7%Separated
  • 6.9%Widowed
  • 6.8%Divorced
Women who gave birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

100.0% (96)
Unmarried:

0.0% (0)
Women who did not give birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

44.9% (1,324)
Unmarried:

55.1% (1,622)

Ancestries in Columbia

  • Ancestries in Columbia, MD
    • 2,8354.6%German
    • 2,4664.0%American
    • 2,3673.8%Irish
    • 1,8342.9%English
    • 1,7712.8%European
    • 1,4902.4%Italian
    • 1,4542.3%African
    • 1,3122.1%Eastern European
    • 8671.4%Polish
    • 8391.3%Jamaican
    • 7881.3%Nigerian
    • 7061.1%Liberian
    • 5961.0%British
    • 5941.0%Russian
    • 5700.9%Ethiopian
    • 5390.9%Haitian
    • 4670.8%Scottish
    • 3730.6%Ukrainian
    • 3340.5%Iranian
    • 3080.5%Scotch-Irish
    • 2890.5%Egyptian
    • 2530.4%Turkish
    • 2500.4%Norwegian
    • 2400.4%Brazilian
    • 2270.4%Kenyan
    • 1970.3%Ghanaian
    • 1470.2%Slovak
    • 1400.2%Greek
    • 1290.2%Swedish
    • 1250.2%Sierra Leonean
    • 1160.2%British West Indian
    • 1150.2%Hungarian
    • 1100.2%French Canadian
    • 1030.2%Northern European
    • 990.2%French
    • 820.1%Czech
    • 770.1%Portuguese
    • 770.1%Swiss
    • 710.1%Guyanese
    • 630.1%Dutch
    • 620.10%Somali
    • 610.10%Romanian
    • 580.09%Armenian
    • 570.09%Serbian
    • 520.08%Albanian
    • 500.08%Czechoslovakian
    • 470.08%Lithuanian
    • 450.07%Danish
    • 390.06%Scandinavian
    • 390.06%Trinidadian and Tobagonian
    • 380.06%South African
    • 340.05%Finnish
    • 320.05%Moroccan
    • 310.05%Syrian
    • 270.04%Latvian
    • 270.04%Ugandan
    • 250.04%Lebanese
    • 220.04%Arab
    • 200.03%Canadian
    • 190.03%Croatian
    • 140.02%Bulgarian
    • 130.02%Welsh
    • 120.02%Cape Verdean
    • 110.02%Bahamian
    • 100.02%Israeli
    • 90.01%Iraqi
    • 80.01%Afghan
    • 70.01%Slavic
    • 70.01%Alsatian
    • 60.01%Austrian
    • 60.01%Celtic
    • 60.01%Belgian
    • 50.01%Slovene
    • 40.01%Estonian

Geographical mobility in Columbia

  • Geographical mobility -  Same house 1 year ago
    • 46,46390.3%White
    • 25,43384.6%Black or African American
    • 14186.7%American Indian / Alaska Native
    • 10,83286.9%Asian
    • 106100.0%Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander
    • 2,70792.3%Other race
    • 4,15386.8%Two or more races
    • 40,96189.6%White alone, not Hispanic / Latino
    • 7,67977.5%Hispanic or Latino
  • Geographical mobility -  Moved within same county
    • 2,2034.3%White (Caucasian)
    • 1,9836.6%Black or African American
    • 4533.6%Asian
    • 782.7%Other race
    • 3948.2%Two or more races
    • 2,0674.5%White alone, not Hispanic / Latino
    • 1,07310.8%Hispanic or Latino
  • Geographical mobility -  Moved within same state
    • 1,2732.5%White
    • 1,8586.2%Black or African American
    • 5224.2%Asian
    • 521.8%Other race
    • 641.3%Two or more races
    • 1,1982.6%White alone, not Hispanic / Latino
    • 7717.8%Hispanic or Latino
  • Geographical mobility -  Moved from different state
    • 1,0992.1%White / Caucasian
    • 7992.7%Black or African American
    • 95.7%American Indian / Alaska Native
    • 740.6%Asian
    • 1372.9%Two or more races
    • 1,0992.4%White alone, not Hispanic / Latino
    • 1041.0%Hispanic or Latino
  • Geographical mobility -  Moved from abroad
    • 4140.8%White / Caucasian
    • 138.0%American Indian / Alaska Native
    • 5794.6%Asian
    • 501.7%Other race
    • 4140.9%White alone, not Hispanic / Latino
    • 1261.3%Hispanic or Latino

Children Nativity (place of birth) in Columbia

  • Children under 6 years - Living with two parents
  • Both parents native
  • 2,948100.0%Native
  • Both parents foreign-born
  • 1,955100.0%Native
  • One native, one foreign-born parent
  • 466100.0%Native
  • Children under 6 years - Living with one parent
  • Native parent
  • 775100.0%Native
  • Foreign-born parent
  • 465100.0%Native
  • Children 6 to 17 years - Living with two parents
  • Both parents native
  • 5,404100.0%Native
  • Both parents foreign-born
  • 2,14369.4%Native
  • 94730.6%Foreign-born
  • 69.4%
    30.6%
  • One native, one foreign-born parent
  • 756100.0%Native
  • Children 6 to 17 years - Living with one parent
  • Native parent
  • 4,025100.0%Native
  • Foreign-born parent
  • 1,66963.0%Native
  • 97937.0%Foreign-born
  • 63.0%
    37.0%
  • Place of birth for residents in Columbia

    • Place of birth for the foreign-born population - Regions
      • 9,974Asia
      • 5,496Americas
      • 5,298Latin America
      • 4,286Eastern Asia
      • 3,607South Central Asia
      • 3,562Africa
      • 3,025Central America
      • 1,933Western Africa
      • 1,866Europe
      • 1,851China
      • 1,722South Eastern Asia
      • 1,190South America
      • 1,081Caribbean
      • 867Eastern Africa
      • 850Eastern Europe
      • 507Northern Europe
      • 439Western Europe
      • 371Middle Africa
      • 341Western Asia
      • 261Northern Africa
      • 198Northern America
      • 70Southern Europe
      • 55Oceania
      • 55Australia and New Zealand Subregion
      • 16Southern Africa
    • Place of birth for the foreign-born population - Countries
      • 2,294India
      • 2,216Korea
      • 1,435China
      • 1,374El Salvador
      • 853Philippines
      • 811Mexico
      • 663Honduras
      • 645Vietnam
      • 543Nigeria
      • 517Pakistan
      • 495Liberia
      • 472Jamaica
      • 430Iran
      • 394Ethiopia
      • 378Haiti
      • 369Ghana
      • 321United Kingdom
      • 309Germany
      • 288Kenya
      • 278Brazil
      • 273Russia
      • 265Taiwan
      • 256Ecuador
      • 234Peru
      • 200Turkey
      • 198Canada
      • 191Egypt
      • 191Cameroon
      • 170Ukraine
      • 169Sri Lanka
      • 150Hong Kong
      • 142Bolivia
      • 140Japan
      • 134Sierra Leone
      • 132England
      • 113Bangladesh
      • 104Panama
      • 102Colombia
      • 99Dominican Republic
      • 91Burma
      • 85Poland
      • 79Guyana
      • 74France
      • 70Morocco
      • 67Argentina
      • 63Somalia
      • 59Belarus
      • 58Thailand
      • 55Guatemala
      • 53Israel
      • 46Australia
      • 43Romania
      • 37Eritrea
      • 35Bulgaria
      • 33Latvia
      • 33Lebanon
      • 31Singapore
      • 31Cuba
      • 30Ireland
      • 26Greece
      • 26Serbia
      • 25Nepal
      • 23Malaysia
      • 22Denmark
      • 22Hungary
      • 22Italy
      • 22Switzerland
      • 21Spain
      • 20Uzbekistan
      • 20Kazakhstan
      • 19Indonesia
      • 19Iraq
      • 19Netherlands
      • 16South Africa
      • 15Czechoslovakia
      • 14Grenada
      • 14Afghanistan
      • 14Albania
      • 11Nicaragua
      • 10Syria
      • 9Venezuela
      • 8Croatia
      • 8St. Vincent and the Grenadines
      • 8New Zealand
      • 8Belgium
      • 8Bahamas
      • 6Jordan
      • 5Austria
      • 5Costa Rica
      • 4Moldova
      • 4Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Grandparents responsible for own grandchildren in Columbia

  • Grandparents (30 to 59 years)
  • White (Caucasian)
  • 14047.6%Responsible for grandchildren
  • 15452.4%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • 47.6%
    52.4%
  • Black or African American
  • 10531.6%Responsible for grandchildren
  • 22868.4%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • 31.6%
    68.4%
  • American Indian / Alaska Native
  • 7100.0%Responsible for grandchildren
  • Asian
  • 1320.0%Responsible for grandchildren
  • 5480.0%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • 20.0%
    80.0%
  • White alone, not Hispanic / Latino
  • 15655.7%Responsible for grandchildren
  • 12444.3%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • 55.7%
    44.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • 101100.0%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • Grandparents (60 years and over)
  • White (Caucasian)
  • 82.5%Responsible for grandchildren
  • 32597.5%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • Black or African American
  • 19551.8%Responsible for grandchildren
  • 18148.2%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • 51.8%
    48.2%
  • Asian
  • 8719.5%Responsible for grandchildren
  • 36080.5%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • 19.5%
    80.5%
  • White alone, not Hispanic / Latino
  • 82.7%Responsible for grandchildren
  • 30097.3%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • 2518.3%Responsible for grandchildren
  • 11081.7%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • 18.3%
    81.7%
  • Zip codes: 21029, 21042, 21044, 21045, 21046, 21075.


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