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Columbia, KY Population and Races

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As of 2010, the total population of Columbia is 4,452, which is 10.91% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 7.36% and is higher than the national average rate of 9.71%. The Columbia population density is 912.99 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 107.39 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 81.32 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Columbia is white, which represent 88.77% 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: 4,452. #92

Population Growth Since 2000, #75

Columbia, KY

Population Density, #262

Columbia, KY
912.99 per square mile
107.39 per square mile
81.32 per square mile

Population by Races

White:3,952 (88.77%, #413)
Black:342 (7.68%, #92)
Hispanic:86 (1.93%, #188)
Asian:23 (0.52%, #196)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):14 (0.31%, #155)
One Race, Other:48 (1.08%, see rank)
Two or More Races:73 (1.64%, see rank)

*Based on 2010 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

3,140 (70.39%) out of the total population of 4,461 reported first ancestry.

 Columbia, KY% of the Total PopulationKentuckyU.S.
Arab00.00%, see rank0.25%0.53%
Czech00.00%, see rank0.12%0.50%
Danish00.00%, see rank0.10%0.45%
Dutch130.29%, see rank1.21%1.51%
English76617.17%, see rank10.97%8.53%
French721.61%, see rank1.95%3.54%
German3327.44%, see rank15.19%15.79%
Greek00.00%, see rank0.15%0.42%
Hungarian00.00%, see rank0.16%0.48%
Irish57412.87%, see rank13.16%11.36%
Italian1082.42%, see rank2.05%5.66%
Norwegian00.00%, see rank0.30%1.46%
Polish00.00%, see rank0.87%3.13%
Portuguese00.00%, see rank0.07%0.46%
Russian00.00%, see rank0.20%0.97%
Scotch-Irish90.20%, see rank1.46%1.07%
Scottish400.90%, see rank1.89%1.81%
Subsaharan African701.57%, see rank0.83%0.93%
Swedish20.04%, see rank0.38%1.34%
Swiss00.00%, see rank0.23%0.31%
Ukrainian00.00%, see rank0.08%0.31%
American60713.61%, see rank20.61%6.72%
Welsh10.02%, see rank0.52%0.60%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 2,119 (47.60%, see rank)
Females: 2,333 (52.40%, see rank)

Columbia, KY
Male: 47.60%
Female: 52.40%
Male: 49.20%
Female: 50.80%
Male: 49.16%
Female: 50.84%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Columbia, KY
31.30 years old
38.10 years old
37.20 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Columbia, KY
27.40 years old
36.70 years old
35.80 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Columbia, KY
36.00 years old
39.30 years old
38.50 years old

 Columbia, KY% of the Total PopulationKentuckyU.S.
Under 5 years2395.37%, see rank6.51%6.54%
5 to 9 years1864.18%, see rank6.52%6.59%
10 to 14 years1974.42%, see rank6.55%6.70%
15 to 19 years59413.34%, see rank6.84%7.14%
20 to 24 years68615.41%, see rank6.68%6.99%
25 to 34 years47510.67%, see rank13.05%13.30%
35 to 44 years3858.65%, see rank13.29%13.30%
45 to 54 years47410.65%, see rank14.82%14.58%
55 to 64 years4379.82%, see rank12.42%11.82%
65 to 74 years3598.06%, see rank7.50%7.03%
75 to 84 2846.38%, see rank4.23%4.23%
85 years and over1363.05%, see rank1.59%1.78%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Columbia, KYKentuckyU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population3,080, 100%2,902,296204,336,017
Less Than High School1,110, 36.04%, see rank17.58%14.28%
High School Graduate815, 26.46%, see rank34.04%28.24%
Some College or Associate Degree645, 20.94%, see rank27.40%28.99%
Bachelor Degree253, 8.21%, see rank12.47%17.88%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree257, 8.34%, see rank8.51%10.61%
USA.com Education Index#11.89, see rank12.9413.47
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Columbia, KY KentuckyU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten76100.00%0.00%75.74%24.26%70.05%29.95%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)307100.00%, see rank0.00%, see rank88.75%11.25%89.62%10.38%
High School (Grades 9-12)5062.00%, see rank38.00%, see rank89.11%10.89%90.52%9.48%
College82147.14%, see rank52.86%, see rank82.20%17.80%77.79%22.21%
Graduate School16100.00%, see rank0.00%, see rank75.59%24.41%58.62%41.38%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Columbia, KYKentuckyU.S.
Total Households1,637, 100%1,719,965116,716,292
Average Household Size2.12, see rank2.452.58
1 Person Households652, 39.83%, see rank27.53%26.74%
2 or More Person Households985, 60.17%, see rank72.47%73.26%
Family Households (Families)898, 54.86%, see rank66.86%66.43%
Average Family Size2.79, see rank2.983.14
Married-Couple Family576, 35.19%, see rank49.32%48.42%
Nonfamily Households739, 45.14%, see rank33.14%33.57%

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

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Columbia, KY%KentuckyU.S.
15 Years and Over Total4,000see rank3,491,916248,042,237
Males, 15 Years and Over1,896100%, see rank1,699,607120,789,875
Never Married74139.08%, see rank30.53%35.08%
Married74639.35%, see rank54.83%52.93%
Widowed1156.07%, see rank2.81%2.53%
Divorced29415.51%, see rank11.83%9.46%
Females, 15 Years and Over2,104100%, see rank1,792,309127,252,362
Never Married63230.04%, see rank23.89%28.74%
Married74035.17%, see rank51.89%49.95%
Widowed44120.96%, see rank10.57%9.34%
Divorced29113.83%, see rank13.65%11.97%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Columbia, KY%KentuckyU.S.
Native4,36397.80%, see rank96.78%87.13%
Born in the State of Residence3,43476.98%, see rank70.23%58.71%
Born in Different State88219.77%, see rank25.92%27.04%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
471.05%, see rank0.63%1.38%
Foreign Born982.20%, see rank3.22%12.87%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship100.22%, see rank1.09%5.71%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship881.97%, see rank2.13%7.16%
Born In Europe781.75%, see rank0.51%1.56%
Born In Asia100.22%, see rank1.01%3.67%
Born In Africa00.00%, see rank0.22%0.51%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.02%0.07%
Born In Latin America70.16%, see rank1.37%6.79%
Born In Northern America30.07%, see rank0.09%0.26%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Columbia, KY%KentuckyU.S.
English1,93598.88%, see rank94.41%79.64%
Spanish00.00%, see rank2.84%11.57%
Other Indo-European Languages00.00%, see rank1.53%4.61%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages00.00%, see rank0.87%3.24%
Other221.12%, see rank0.35%0.94%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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