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Columbia County, FL&

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0.58% growth
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Median Household Income
2.2% growth
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0.26% growth
Median Property Value
1.55% growth


The economy of Columbia County, FL employs 25,292 people. The economy of Columbia County, FL is specialized in Public Admin.; Transportation & Warehousing; and Construction, which employ respectively 2.25; 1.38; and 1.25 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Columbia County, FL are Healthcare & Social Assistance (4,351), Retail trade (3,606), and Public Admin. (2,697), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($75,068), Utilities ($42,061), and Educational Services ($34,577).

Median household income in Columbia County, FL is $42,848. Males in Columbia County, FL have an average income that is 1.05 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,880. The income inequality of Columbia County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.417 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Columbia County, FL. In Columbia County, FL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 41 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,722. Duval County, FL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Florida.


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Columbia County, FL is home to a population of 68,198 people, from which 98.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Columbia County, FL is composed of 49,972 White residents (73.3%), 11,984 Black residents (17.6%), 3,788 Hispanic residents (5.55%), 1,735 Two+ residents (2.54%), and 581 Asian residents (0.85%). The most common foreign languages in Columbia County, FL are Spanish (2,831 speakers), French Creole (302 speakers), and Tagalog (287 speakers), but compared to other places, Columbia County, FL has a relative high number of Hungarian (83 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (186 speakers), and French Creole (302 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Columbia County, FL awarded 790 degrees. The student population of Columbia County, FL is skewed towards females, with 294 male students and 496 female students. Most students in Columbia County, FL are White (647 and 81.9%), followed by Black or African American (84 and 10.6%), Hispanic or Latino (36 and 4.56%), and Unknown (7 and 0.89%). The largest universities in Columbia County, FL by number of graduates are Florida Gateway College (790 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Columbia County, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (293 and 37.1%), Registered Nursing (97 and 12.3%), and Physical Therapy Technician (20 and 2.53%). The median tuition costs in Columbia County, FL are N/A for private four year colleges, and $2,369 and $9,743 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Columbia County, FL is $105,100, which is 0.51 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $103,500 to $105,100, a 1.55% increase. The homeownership rate of Columbia County, FL is 72.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Columbia County, FL have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Columbia County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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