Columbia County NY Information


Columbia County Subdivisions

Columbia County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 64,125
Population in Households 61,989
Population in Familes 48,183
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,136
Population Density2 101
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $62,854
Average Household Income $85,965
Per Capita Income $35,173


Total Housing Units 33,653 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,457 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,584 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,612 (22.6%)
Median Home Value $234,516
Average Home Value $295,540


Total Households 26,041
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 16,270
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.2% -0.12%
Households 0.06% -0.22%
Families -0.11% -0.32%
Median Household Income   3.36%
Per Capita Income   3.32%


Columbia County NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Columbia County to the other 62 counties and county equivalents in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 40 37th
Population Density # 38 40th
Diversity Index # 32 50th
Median Household Income # 15 77th
Per Capita Income # 13 81st

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