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Columbia, KY Population and Races

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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Columbia is 4,792, which is 19.38% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 8.45% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Columbia population density is 982.72 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 108.48 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Columbia is white, which represent 89.27% of the total population. The average Columbia education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 4,792. #86

Population Growth Since 2000, #76

Columbia, KY

Population Density, #253

Columbia, KY
982.72 per square mile
108.48 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:4,278 (89.27%, #390)
Black:369 (7.70%, #115)
Hispanic:108 (2.25%, #171)
Asian:26 (0.54%, #145)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):0 (0.00%, #154)
One Race, Other:4 (0.08%, see rank)
Two or More Races:115 (2.40%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

3,558 (74.25%) out of the total population of 4,792 reported first ancestry.

 Columbia, KY% of the Total PopulationKentuckyU.S.
Arab50.10%, see rank0.29%0.56%
Czech00.00%, see rank0.11%0.47%
Danish00.00%, see rank0.10%0.42%
Dutch210.44%, see rank1.13%1.40%
English93419.49%, see rank10.29%8.02%
French771.61%, see rank1.82%3.34%
German49510.33%, see rank14.75%15.03%
Greek00.00%, see rank0.15%0.41%
Hungarian00.00%, see rank0.17%0.46%
Irish79616.61%, see rank12.51%10.80%
Italian891.86%, see rank1.99%5.52%
Norwegian300.63%, see rank0.32%1.42%
Polish00.00%, see rank0.83%3.01%
Portuguese00.00%, see rank0.08%0.44%
Russian70.15%, see rank0.21%0.92%
Scotch-Irish972.02%, see rank1.37%0.99%
Scottish1042.17%, see rank1.88%1.72%
Subsaharan African140.29%, see rank0.85%0.95%
Swedish300.63%, see rank0.37%1.27%
Swiss00.00%, see rank0.24%0.30%
Ukrainian00.00%, see rank0.08%0.31%
American74715.59%, see rank20.66%7.12%
Welsh30.06%, see rank0.52%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 2,292 (47.83%, see rank)
Females: 2,500 (52.17%, see rank)

Columbia, KY
Male: 47.83%
Female: 52.17%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Columbia, KY
37.60 years old
38.30 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Columbia, KY
27.20 years old
37.00 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Columbia, KY
49.20 years old
39.70 years old
38.80 years old

 Columbia, KY% of the Total PopulationKentuckyU.S.
Under 5 years1503.13%, see rank6.34%6.36%
5 to 9 years791.65%, see rank6.44%6.51%
10 to 14 years1533.19%, see rank6.56%6.59%
15 to 19 years72715.17%, see rank6.59%6.85%
20 to 24 years72615.15%, see rank7.01%7.13%
25 to 34 years4599.58%, see rank12.91%13.47%
35 to 44 years2735.70%, see rank12.97%12.96%
45 to 54 years83517.42%, see rank14.30%14.09%
55 to 64 years4429.22%, see rank12.86%12.29%
65 to 74 years3968.26%, see rank8.08%7.64%
75 to 84 3627.55%, see rank4.25%4.25%
85 years and over1903.96%, see rank1.69%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Columbia, KYKentuckyU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population2,957, 100%2,939,709209,056,129
Less Than High School874, 29.56%, see rank16.54%13.67%
High School Graduate765, 25.87%, see rank33.73%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree770, 26.04%, see rank27.96%29.09%
Bachelor Degree333, 11.26%, see rank12.86%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree215, 7.27%, see rank8.92%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.30, see rank13.0413.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Columbia, KY KentuckyU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)148100.00%, see rank0.00%, see rank88.54%11.46%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)26891.42%, see rank8.58%, see rank88.73%11.27%90.60%9.40%
College1,11334.86%, see rank65.14%, see rank82.22%17.78%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School7855.13%, see rank44.87%, see rank75.35%24.65%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Columbia, KYKentuckyU.S.
Total Households1,872, 100%1,702,235116,211,092
Average Household Size1.96, see rank2.502.63
1 Person Households789, 42.15%, see rank28.11%27.57%
2 or More Person Households1,083, 57.85%, see rank71.89%72.43%
Family Households (Families)1,040, 55.56%, see rank66.64%66.22%
Average Family Size2.68, see rank3.133.32
Married-Couple Family664, 35.47%, see rank49.17%48.42%
Nonfamily Households832, 44.44%, see rank33.36%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Columbia, KY%KentuckyU.S.
15 Years and Over Total4,410see rank3,535,619252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over2,028100%, see rank1,722,001123,281,364
Never Married1,03651.08%, see rank31.04%35.77%
Married71935.45%, see rank53.89%52.04%
Widowed562.76%, see rank2.93%2.57%
Divorced21710.70%, see rank12.14%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over2,382100%, see rank1,813,618129,692,771
Never Married78733.04%, see rank24.47%29.48%
Married71830.14%, see rank51.24%49.19%
Widowed37915.91%, see rank10.21%9.16%
Divorced49820.91%, see rank14.09%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Columbia, KY%KentuckyU.S.
Native4,70998.27%, see rank96.63%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence3,82579.82%, see rank69.96%58.73%
Born in Different State86318.01%, see rank26.02%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
210.44%, see rank0.64%1.42%
Foreign Born831.73%, see rank3.37%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship160.33%, see rank1.20%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship671.40%, see rank2.17%7.09%
Born In Europe440.92%, see rank0.50%1.53%
Born In Asia310.65%, see rank1.10%3.82%
Born In Africa00.00%, see rank0.28%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.02%0.07%
Born In Latin America80.17%, see rank1.39%6.83%
Born In Northern America00.00%, see rank0.08%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Columbia, KY%KentuckyU.S.
English1,872100.00%, see rank94.34%79.39%
Spanish00.00%, see rank2.78%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages00.00%, see rank1.55%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages00.00%, see rank0.92%3.36%
Other00.00%, see rank0.41%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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