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Demographics

 
Columbia County:  Diverse, Educated, & Growing
 
Since 2000, Columbia County has increased its population more than 57.8% to approximately 141,757.  No other county in the Greater Augusta Region has experienced this level of growth.  Based on the most recent US Census study, Columbia County is the 29th fastest growing county in United States.  The growth for Columbia County is expected to continue. 
 
Columbia County
  • Population = 141,757 (2015)
  • Labor force = 65,840
  • Unemployment = 5.3% (May 2015)

Augusta-Richmond County GA-SC MSA

Data Columbia County  Richmond County Aiken County Augusta-Richmond County MSA Georgia
Population1 141,757 201,315 165,835 590,233 10,044,421
2010-2015 Pop.  r2 14.27% 0.003% 2.50% 4.48% 3.68%
2010-2015 Annual Growth Rate1 2.85% 0.00% 0.83% 0.89% 0.74%
25 yrs + with High School Diploma or higher1 86.70% 77.40% 79.86% 79.40% 79.81%
25 yrs + with Bachelor's Degree or higher1 34.88% 20.24% 24.13% 23.80% 28.03%
Median Household Income1 $65,796 $36,549 $44,065 $44,007 $48,107
Homeownership1 76.85% 51.07% 71.19% 65.22% 62.95%
Median Home Value1 $201,362 $109,901 $140,500 $139,830 $158,782
Persons Below Poverty Level2 8.00% 24.40% 18.90% 19.80% 17.40%
Building Permits (2012)2 1,209 378 578 N/A 24,350
Mean Travel Time2 24.4 min  20.1 min 25.4 min 23.4 min 27 min
1 Data from ESRI Community Analyst          
2 Data from US Census Quick Facts, American Community Survey        
           
 
 
 

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Development Authority of Columbia County, GA | 1000 Business Boulevard | Evans, GA 30809 | Ph. (706) 312-1371 | Fx. (706) 312-1374