Columbia County PA Information

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Columbia County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Columbia County PA Housing Affordability Index is 147
State of Pennsylvania Housing Affordability Index is 131
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Columbia County PA Wealth Index is 74
State of Pennsylvania Wealth Index is 99
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 66,885
Population in Households 62,941
Population in Familes 46,662
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,944
Population Density 138
Diversity Index1 16
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,233
Average Household Income $67,944
Per Capita Income $27,764
Wealth Index3 74

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 30,204 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,844 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,911 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,449 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $165,054
Housing Affordability Index2 147
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 26,755
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 16,366
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.07% -0.12%
Households 0.11% -0.06%
Families -0.07% -0.18%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

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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, 2019 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 # 38 45th
Population Density # 36 48th
Diversity Index # 38 45th
Median Household Income # 30 57th
Per Capita Income # 32 54th

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