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Columbia County, NY&

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0.54% decline
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1.37% growth
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0.74% growth
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0.09% growth


The economy of Columbia County, NY employs 30,184 people. The economy of Columbia County, NY is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Public Admin.; and Construction, which employ respectively 2.85; 1.81; and 1.3 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Columbia County, NY are Healthcare & Social Assistance (5,426), Retail trade (3,146), and Educational Services (3,006), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($93,000), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($54,203), and Transportation & Warehousing ($48,750).

Median household income in Columbia County, NY is $59,916. Males in Columbia County, NY have an average income that is 1.2 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,963. The income inequality of Columbia County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.446 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, NY. In Columbia County, NY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 52 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,921. Bronx County, NY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New York.


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Columbia County, NY is home to a population of 61,860 people, from which 96.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Columbia County, NY is composed of 53,996 White residents (87.3%), 2,679 Hispanic residents (4.33%), 2,516 Black residents (4.07%), 1,475 Two+ residents (2.38%), and 1,157 Asian residents (1.87%). The most common foreign languages in Columbia County, NY are Spanish (1,555 speakers), Other Indic (432 speakers), and German (408 speakers), but compared to other places, Columbia County, NY has a relative high number of Scandinavian (75 speakers), Polish (294 speakers), and Other Indic (432 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Columbia County, NY awarded 359 degrees. The student population of Columbia County, NY is skewed towards females, with 142 male students and 217 female students. Most students in Columbia County, NY are White (300 and 83.6%), followed by Black or African American (20 and 5.57%), Hispanic or Latino (19 and 5.29%), and Two or more races (9 and 2.51%). The largest universities in Columbia County, NY by number of graduates are Columbia-Greene Community College (359 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Columbia County, NY are General Studies (108 and 30.1%), Registered Nursing (60 and 16.7%), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (35 and 9.7%). The median tuition costs in Columbia County, NY are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A 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, NY is $222,300, which is 1.08 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $222,100 to $222,300, a 0.09% increase. The homeownership rate of Columbia County, NY is 72.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Columbia County, NY have an average commute time of 24.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Columbia County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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