Columbia County PA Information


Columbia County Subdivisions

Columbia County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 67,293
Daytime Population: Workers 29,859
Daytime Population: Residents 36,250
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 66,109
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 62,987
Population in Familes 46,927
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,306
Population Density2 139
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $47,243
Average Household Income $63,349
Per Capita Income $26,170


Total Housing Units 30,024 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,973 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,661 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,390 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $149,820
Average Home Value $186,974


Total Households 26,634
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 16,431
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 0.0% -0.16%
Households 0.08% -0.13%
Families -0.04% -0.2%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   3.09%


Columbia County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Columbia County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 39 43rd
Population Density # 36 48th
Diversity Index # 38 45th
Median Household Income # 44 36th
Per Capita Income # 33 52nd

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