Columbia County, PA

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2020 Population
65,390
0.495% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
Pat Toomey
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
41.2
0.488% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
14.1%
6.24% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$52,219
3.3% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$153,900
1.45% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
30,788
1.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Columbia County, PA had a population of 65.4k people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $52,219. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Columbia County, PA declined from 65,715 to 65,390, a −0.495% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,550 to $52,219, a 3.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Columbia County, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.8%), White (Hispanic) (1.92%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.51%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.31%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.15%).

None of the households in Columbia County, PA 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.

99.2% of the residents in Columbia County, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Columbia County, PA are Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (1,952 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Columbia County, PA was $153,900, and the homeownership rate was 68.2%.

Most people in Columbia County, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Columbia County, PA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Columbia County, PA is home to a population of 65.4k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.13% of Columbia County, PA residents were born outside of the country (1.39k people).

In 2020, there were 48.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (60.7k people) in Columbia County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.26k White (Hispanic) and 985 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.2%
2020 Citizenship
99.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.2% of Columbia County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Columbia County, PA was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Columbia County, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    60.7k ± 230
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.26k ± 294
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    985 ± 132
2.96%
Hispanic Population
1.93k people

In 2020, there were 48.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (60.7k people) in Columbia County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.26k White (Hispanic) and 985 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.96% of the people in Columbia County, PA are hispanic (1.93k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    92,750 ± 7,450 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    72,397 ± 6,587 people
  3. China
    65,642 ± 6,274 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 92,750 Pennsylvania residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 72,397 and China with 65,642.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.13%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.39k people
2.11%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.39k people

As of 2020, 2.13% of Columbia County, PA residents (1.39k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Columbia County, PA was 2.11%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,202 ± 153
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    616 ± 149
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    496 ± 184

Columbia County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.95 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Columbia County, PA employs 30.8k people. The largest industries in Columbia County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,102 people), Manufacturing (4,514 people), and Retail Trade (3,263 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,446), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,375), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,953).

Males in Pennsylvania have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,196. The income inequality in Pennsylvania (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

30.8k
2020 Value
± 1,159
1.3%
1 Year growth
± 4.88%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Columbia County, PA grew at a rate of 1.3%, from 30.4k employees to 30.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Columbia County, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,493 people), Management Occupations (2,516 people), and Production Occupations (2,393 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Columbia County, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

30.8k
2020 Value
± 1,159
1.3%
1 Year growth
± 4.88%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Columbia County, PA grew at a rate of 1.3%, from 30.4k employees to 30.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Columbia County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,102 people), Manufacturing (4,514 people), and Retail Trade (3,263 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Columbia County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Columbia County, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,898
Median earning men ± $1,532
$29,862
Median earning women ± $1,542

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,842), Wholesale Trade ($55,586), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,130).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($40,875), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($36,988), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($33,893).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 644
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 350
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 322
    Manufacturing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $772k
    Manufacturing
  2. $489k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $113k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $110B
  2. $74.2B
  3. $44.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $110B, followed by Mixed freight ($74.2B) and Electronics ($44.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Pennsylvania products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$734B
2020 Value in Pennsylvania
$1.46T
Projected 2050 Value in Pennsylvania
99.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $734B. This is expected to increase 99.3% to $1.46T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Pennsylvania trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $73.5B
  2. $71.1B
  3. $36.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $73.5B, followed by New York with $71.1B and Ohio and $36.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Pennsylvania shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Columbia County, PA went to Donald J. Trump with 64.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (33.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.74%).

Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey are the senators currently representing the state of Pennsylvania. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 18 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Pennsylvania

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Pat Toomey
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

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

The following chart shows elected senators in Pennsylvania over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 18 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 Pennsylvania have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Columbia County, PA awarded 1,952 degrees. The student population of Columbia County, PA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 3,295 male students and 5,132 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Columbia County, PA are White (1,628 and 83.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (117 and 6.01%), Black or African American (96 and 4.93%), and Two or More Races (52 and 2.67%).

The largest universities in Columbia County, PA by number of degrees awarded are Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (1,952 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Columbia County, PA are General Business Administration & Management (324 and 16.6%), Registered Nursing (120 and 6.15%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (100 and 5.12%).

The median tuition cost in Columbia County, PA for a public four year colleges is $7,716 for in-state students and $19,290 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Columbia County, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 89%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 24.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 8,427 (39.1% men and 60.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 8,427 students enrolled in Columbia County, PA, 39.1% men and 60.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 6,514 records, of which 61.8% were women and 38.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 91 degree-majors awarded
  2. 289 degree-majors awarded
  3. 100 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Columbia County, PA was Registered Nursing with 91 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,952 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania with 1,952 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 784 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Columbia County, PA, which is 0.671 times less than the 1,168 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,628 degrees mean that there were 13.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 117 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($7,716) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,242) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.658% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.701% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (3.5M), Bachelors Degree (1.89M), and Some college (1.84M).

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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Columbia County, PA was $153,900 in 2020, which is 0.67 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $151,700 to $153,900, a 1.45% increase. The homeownership rate in Columbia County, PA is 68.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Columbia County, PA have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Columbia County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Columbia County, PA is $52,219. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Columbia County, PA was Census Tract 509 with a value of $71,738, followed by Census Tract 503 and Census Tract 504, with respective values of $69,097 and $64,097.

In 2021, 12.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Columbia County, PA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.165%.

Property

$153,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,746
$18,072
Median Property Taxes
±$722

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, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

68.2%
Homeownership
2020
62.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 68.2% of the housing units in Columbia County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 509
  2. Census Tract 503
  3. Census Tract 504

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Columbia County, PA was Census Tract 509 with a value of $71,738, followed by Census Tract 503 and Census Tract 504, with respective values of $69,097 and $64,097.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$52,219
Median Household Income
± $2,097
26.5k
Number of Households
± 987

In 2020, the median household income of the 26.5k households in Columbia County, PA grew to $52,219 from the previous year's value of $50,550.

The following chart displays the households in Columbia County, PA 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, PA is from Pennsylvania.
0.466
2020 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.469
2019 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania

In 2020, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.614% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (84.1%)
  2. Carpooled (7.13%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.96%)

In 2018, 84.1% of workers in Columbia County, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.13%) and those who worked at home (3.96%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

21.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Columbia County, PA have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.33% of the workforce in Columbia County, PA 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, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Columbia County, PA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 12.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Columbia County, PA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.165%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Columbia County, PA (8.56k out of 60.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

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 2021, 17.3% of the children was living in poverty in Columbia County, PA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 174 in Columbia County, PA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 19.1 per 100,000 population.

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95.1% of the population of Columbia County, PA has health coverage, with 53.9% on employee plans, 13.9% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 0.692% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Pennsylvania was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in Columbia County, PA see 1925 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.18% increase from the previous year (1884 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2096 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1353 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Pennsylvania, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,925 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Columbia County, PA

Primary care physicians in Columbia County, PA see an average of 1,925 patients per year. This represents a 2.18% increase from the previous year (1,884 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Pennsylvania across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.4% under 18 years, 23.4% between 18 and 34 years, 37.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.95%
Uninsured
53.9%
Employer Coverage
13.9%
Medicaid
14.9%
Medicare
11.6%
Non-Group
0.692%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Columbia County, PA grew by 11.9% from 4.42% to 4.95%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Columbia County, PA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 49.5 in Columbia County, PA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 36.1% in Columbia County, PA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.24% in Columbia County, PA.

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