Columbia, Maryland Census Data & Community Profile

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Columbia GENERAL POPULATION

Total Population in Columbia, MD
At the time of the most recent United States Census Survey, the number of people in Columbia, MD was 88,254.

Columbia Male Population
At the time of the last full census survey, the number of men in Columbia was 42,553, which represents 48.2 percent of the total for the community (The national average is 49.10%).

Male Population, Married in Columbia, MD
There are an estimated 19,691 married men in the town. 60.8 percent of men over 15 years old in Columbia are married, compared to the national average of 56.70%.

Female Population
The estimated female population in Columbia is 45,701 which is 51.8 of the total population (Compared to the national average of 50.90%).

Female Population, Married in Columbia, Maryland
There are an estimated 19,672 married women in the community. 53.6 percent of females over the age of 15 are married, compared to the national average of 52.10%.


AGE

Median Age in Columbia, MD
The median age of people living in Columbia, MD was 35.5 at the time of the last full census survey. (The United States average at the time was 35.3)

At that time, the number of people under the age of 5 living in Columbia was 6,116. There were 65,086 people above the age of 18, which represents 73.7 percent of the entire population (compared to the national average of 74.30% ). 7.5 percent of the population (6,595) in the community was 65 years and over, compared to 12.40% nationally.


RACE

One Race Percent in Columbia, MD
At the time of the last census survey, the number of people of one race in Columbia, MD was 85,817.

White Population in Columbia, MD
The estimated White population in the Columbia community is 58,708, which is 66.5 percent of the total population (The U.S. average is 75.10%).

Black Population in Columbia, Maryland
The estimated Black/African American population is 18,949, which is 21.5 percent of the total population in town (The U.S. average is 12.30%).

American Indian and Alaska Native Population in Columbia, MD
In 2000, the number of American Indians or Alaska Natives in Columbia, MD was 232.

Asian Population in Columbia, Maryland
At the last survey, the total Asian population in the community was 6,440.

Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander Population in Columbia, MD
The number of Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders living in Columbia was an estimated 46.

Other/Multiple Races
The number of residents identified as “some other race” was 1,442, while those of “two or more races” was 2,437 at the time of the last census.

Hispanic Population
The Hispanic population in the Columbia community was 3,636, or 4.1 percent of the total population (compared to the national average of 12.50% percent).


HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS

Household Population in Columbia, MD
The household population number in Columbia was 86,886.

Group Quarters Population in Columbia, MD
Group Quarters population in the community was 1,368.

Average Household Size in Columbia, MD
The average household size in Columbia is 2.54 (The average household size in the United States is 2.59).

Average Family Size
The average family size in the community is 3.09 (The average family size in the United States is 3.14).


HOUSING

Total Housing Units in Columbia, MD
At the time of the last census survey, there were 35,281 total housing units in Columbia.

The number of occupied housing units was 34,199, or 96.9 of the total units in town. Of these, 22,644 were owner-occupied (66.2), and 11,555 were renter-occupied (33.8, compared to the national average of 33.80%). There were also 1,082 vacant homes in Columbia at the time of the last complete survey.

Median Home Values in Columbia, Maryland
The total number of single family, owner occupied homes in the community was 19,756, with a median value in dollars of 180,500.

Monthly Owner Costs in Columbia, MD
For homes with a mortgage, average monthly owner costs were $1,517 (national average was $1,088). For homes without a mortgage in Columbia, average costs per month were $424 (national average was $295).


EDUCATION

High School Graduate or higher
At the time of the last survey, 56,180 people in the community had a high school degree, or 94.3 of the population (compared to the national average of 80.40%).

Bachelor's Degree or Higher in Columbia, Maryland
35,159 people in Columbia also had a Bachelor’s degree or higher, which represented 59 of the total population (National average was 24.40%).


MISCELLANEOUS

Civilian Veterans in Columbia, MD
The number of Civilian Veterans in Columbia was 7,941, or 12.2 percent of the total population (National average is 12.70%).

Disability Status in Columbia, MD
In 2000, there were 9,664 people in Columbia, MD listed as disabled.

Foreign Born in Columbia, MD
At the time of the last complete survey, there were 12,676 people in Columbia who spoke a language other than English at home. This represented 15.4 of the total population, compared to the national average of 17.90%.


LABOR STATISTICS

Percentage In Labor Force in Columbia, Maryland
There were 52,284 in the labor force in Columbia at the time of the last complete survey. This represented 77 of the total population, compared to the national average of 63.90%. Mean Travel Time to Work in minutes
From the most recent complete survey, the average commute time to work for local residents in Columbia was 30.2 minutes, compared to the national average of 25.5 minutes.

Median Household Income in Columbia, MD
The median household income in the community at the time of the last survey was $71,524. The median household income in the U.S. was $41,994.

Median Family Income in Columbia, MD
In the last complete census survey, the median family income in the community was $83,753. Median family income in the U.S. was 50,046.

Per Capita Income in Columbia, Maryland
Per capita income in Columbia in the last full census was 32,833. Per capita income in the U.S. was 21,587.

Families below poverty level
According to the most recent survey,families living below the poverty line in Columbia numbered 787, or 3.4 percent of the population. The percentage of families in America living below the poverty line was 9.20%.

Individuals below the poverty level in Columbia, MD
Individuals living below the poverty line in the community was 4,721, or 5.4 percent . The percentage of individuals living beneath the poverty level in the country was 12.40%.


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