Columbia County, NY

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2022 Population
61,469
0.192% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
49.3
0.818% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.3%
5.89% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$81,741
11.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$283,700
13.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
29,575
0.828% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Columbia County, NY had a population of 61.5k people with a median age of 49.3 and a median household income of $81,741. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Columbia County, NY declined from 61,587 to 61,469, a −0.192% decrease and its median household income grew from $73,065 to $81,741, a 11.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Columbia County, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.22%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.27%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.24%), and White (Hispanic) (1.92%).

None of the households in Columbia County, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.2% of the residents in Columbia County, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Columbia County, NY are Columbia-Greene Community College (205 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Columbia County, NY was $283,700, and the homeownership rate was 74.6%.

Most people in Columbia County, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Columbia County, NY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Columbia County, NY is home to a population of 61.5k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.68% of Columbia County, NY residents were born outside of the country (4.11k people).

In 2022, there were 19.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (51.7k people) in Columbia County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.6k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.01k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.2%
2022 Citizenship
97.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.2% of Columbia County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Columbia County, NY was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Columbia County, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    51.7k ± 354
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.6k ± 489
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.01k ± 340
5.43%
Hispanic Population
3.34k people

In 2022, there were 19.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (51.7k people) in Columbia County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.6k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.01k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.43% of the people in Columbia County, NY are hispanic (3.34k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Columbia County, NY as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    505,872 ± 17,239 people
  2. China
    415,960 ± 15,668 people
  3. Jamaica
    230,433 ± 11,717 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,872 New York residents, followed by China with 415,960 and Jamaica with 230,433.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.68%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.11k people
6.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.13k people

As of 2022, 6.68% of Columbia County, NY residents (4.11k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Columbia County, NY was 6.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,546 ± 248
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    374 ± 131
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    361 ± 131

Columbia County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Columbia County, NY employs 29.6k people. The largest industries in Columbia County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,520 people), Retail Trade (3,639 people), and Educational Services (3,038 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($177,986), Utilities ($78,500), and Information ($72,759).

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,694. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

29.6k
2022 Value
± 1,130
0.828%
1 Year growth
± 5.41%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Columbia County, NY grew at a rate of 0.828%, from 29.3k employees to 29.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Columbia County, NY, are Management Occupations (3,528 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,081 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,553 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Columbia County, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

29.6k
2022 Value
± 1,130
0.828%
1 Year growth
± 5.41%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Columbia County, NY grew at a rate of 0.828%, from 29.3k employees to 29.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Columbia County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,520 people), Retail Trade (3,639 people), and Educational Services (3,038 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Columbia County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Columbia County, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$52,424
Median earning men ± $3,056
$39,756
Median earning women ± $2,246

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($103,594), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($85,335), and Public Administration ($75,147).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($56,477), Public Administration ($54,968), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,240).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.74%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.56M people employed in New York. This represents a 2.74% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 19.7%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New York.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 589
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 436
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 362
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Columbia County, NY went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.4%), followed by Other (1.6%).

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New York have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Columbia County, NY awarded 205 degrees. The student population of Columbia County, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 604 male students and 843 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Columbia County, NY are White (159 and 77.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (22 and 10.7%), Two or More Races (9 and 4.39%), and Black or African American (8 and 3.9%).

The largest universities in Columbia County, NY by number of degrees awarded are Columbia-Greene Community College (205 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Columbia County, NY are General Studies (64 and 31.2%), Registered Nursing (58 and 28.3%), and Humanistic Studies (21 and 10.2%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,447 students enrolled in Columbia County, NY, 41.7% men and 58.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 956 records, of which 63.7% were women and 36.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 64 degrees awarded
  2. 58 degrees awarded
  3. 21 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Columbia County, NY was General Studies with 64 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Columbia County, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
205 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Columbia-Greene Community College with 205 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 58 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Columbia County, NY, which is 0.395 times less than the 147 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 159 degrees mean that there were 7.23 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 22 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($5,112) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($648) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.7% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.75% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.04M), Bachelors Degree (3.33M), and Some college (2.79M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Columbia County, NY was $283,700 in 2022, which is 1.01 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $250,600 to $283,700, a 13.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Columbia County, NY is 74.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Columbia County, NY have an average commute time of 25.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Columbia County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Columbia County, NY is $81,741. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Columbia County, NY was Census Tract 16 with a value of $109,224, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $106,944 and $101,412.

In 2022, 15.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Columbia County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.708%.

Property

$283,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,067
$18,868
Median Property Taxes
±$799

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Columbia County, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Columbia County, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

74.6%
Homeownership
2022
63.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.6% of the housing units in Columbia County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 16
  2. Census Tract 2
  3. Census Tract 3

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Columbia County, NY was Census Tract 16 with a value of $109,224, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $106,944 and $101,412.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Columbia County, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$81,741
Median Household Income
± $2,769
25.3k
Number of Households
± 977

In 2022, the median household income of the 25.3k households in Columbia County, NY grew to $81,741 from the previous year's value of $73,065.

The following chart displays the households in Columbia County, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Columbia County, NY is from New York.
0.494
2022 Wage GINI in New York
0.493
2021 Wage GINI in New York

In 2022, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.125% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (69.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (14%)
  3. Carpooled (7.11%)

In 2022, 69.4% of workers in Columbia County, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14%) and those who carpooled to work (7.11%).

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Commute Time

25.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Columbia County, NY have a shorter commute time (25.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.4% of the workforce in Columbia County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Columbia County, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Columbia County, NY have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Columbia County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.708%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Columbia County, NY (6.16k out of 59.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Columbia County, NY is White, followed by Black and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 16% of the children was living in poverty in Columbia County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 146 in Columbia County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.65 per 100,000 population.

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Health

96.1% of the population of Columbia County, NY has health coverage, with 43.2% on employee plans, 19.7% on Medicaid, 18.1% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 0.724% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Columbia County, NY see 2478 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.721% decrease from the previous year (2496 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2588 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 500 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,478 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Columbia County, NY

Primary care physicians in Columbia County, NY see an average of 2,478 patients per year. This represents a 0.721% decrease from the previous year (2,496 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Columbia County, NY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 17.1% under 18 years, 16.9% between 18 and 34 years, 41.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.93%
Uninsured
43.2%
Employer Coverage
19.7%
Medicaid
18.1%
Medicare
14.4%
Non-Group
0.724%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Columbia County, NY declined by 6.74% from 4.21% to 3.93%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 41.5 in Columbia County, NY.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 29.9% in Columbia County, NY.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.71% in Columbia County, NY.

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