Columbia County, NY

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2020 Population
60,016
0.588% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
48.5
0.622% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
10.2%
12.1% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$68,750
2.94% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$236,500
1.24% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
29,352
1.15% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Columbia County, NY had a population of 60k people with a median age of 48.5 and a median household income of $68,750. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Columbia County, NY declined from 60,371 to 60,016, a −0.588% decrease and its median household income grew from $66,787 to $68,750, a 2.94% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Columbia County, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.21%), White (Hispanic) (2.54%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.52%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.8%).

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

The largest universities in Columbia County, NY are Columbia-Greene Community College (264 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Columbia County, NY was $236,500, and the homeownership rate was 73.2%.

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.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Columbia County, NY is home to a population of 60k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2018, 6.93% of Columbia County, NY residents were born outside of the country (4.22k people).

In 2018, there were 20.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (52.8k people) in Columbia County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.56k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.55k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97%
2020 Citizenship
96.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97% of Columbia County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Columbia County, NY was 96.8%, 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)
    52.8k ± 145
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.56k ± 218
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.55k ± 235
4.64%
Hispanic Population
2.83k people

In 2018, there were 20.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (52.8k people) in Columbia County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.56k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.55k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.64% of the people in Columbia County, NY are hispanic (2.83k 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
    495,720 ± 17,065 people
  2. China
    408,272 ± 15,522 people
  3. Jamaica
    227,326 ± 11,637 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 495,720 New York residents, followed by China with 408,272 and Jamaica with 227,326.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.93%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
4.22k people
6.81%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
4.19k people

As of 2018, 6.93% of Columbia County, NY residents (4.22k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Columbia County, NY was 6.81%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,510 ± 212
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    398 ± 127
  3. Korea
    343 ± 110

Columbia County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Columbia County, NY employs 29.4k people. The largest industries in Columbia County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,981 people), Retail Trade (3,228 people), and Educational Services (2,915 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($152,125), Utilities ($91,719), and Public Administration ($64,219).

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $66,479. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

29.4k
2020 Value
± 1,091
−1.15%
1 Year decline
± 5.17%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Columbia County, NY declined at a rate of −1.15%, from 29.7k employees to 29.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Columbia County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,514 people), Management Occupations (3,266 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,489 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

29.4k
2020 Value
± 1,091
−1.15%
1 Year decline
± 5.17%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Columbia County, NY declined at a rate of −1.15%, from 29.7k employees to 29.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Columbia County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,981 people), Retail Trade (3,228 people), and Educational Services (2,915 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

$45,552
Median earning men ± $3,842
$34,154
Median earning women ± $2,406

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($77,068), Public Administration ($63,977), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,000).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($65,057), Construction ($42,708), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($40,771).

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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 New York. 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 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

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. $260k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $220k
    Manufacturing
  3. $97.9k
    Retail Trade

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 New York to other states, or from other states to New York.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $140B
  2. $74.5B
  3. $67.4B

In 2020, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Misc. mfg. prods. with $140B, followed by Electronics ($74.5B) and Mixed freight ($67.4B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$818B
2020 Value in New York
$1.62T
Projected 2050 Value in New York
98% growth

In 2020, total outbound New York trade was $818B. This is expected to increase 98% to $1.62T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New York 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 New York to other states, or from other states to New York.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $67.2B
  2. $49.9B
  3. $31.3B

In 2020, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $67.2B, followed by Pennsylvania with $49.9B and California and $31.3B.

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

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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 27 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 27 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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learningEducation

In 2020, universities in Columbia County, NY awarded 264 degrees. The student population of Columbia County, NY in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 462 male students and 983 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Columbia County, NY are White (209 and 79.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (21 and 7.95%), Black or African American (16 and 6.06%), and Two or More Races (8 and 3.03%).

The largest universities in Columbia County, NY by number of degrees awarded are Columbia-Greene Community College (264 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Columbia County, NY are General Studies (94 and 35.6%), Registered Nursing (53 and 20.1%), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (26 and 9.85%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 1,445 students enrolled in Columbia County, NY, 32% men and 68% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,045 records, of which 68.6% were women and 31.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 94 degree-majors awarded
  2. 53 degree-majors awarded
  3. 26 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Columbia County, NY was General Studies with 94 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
264 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Columbia-Greene Community College with 264 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 92 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Columbia County, NY, which is 0.535 times less than the 172 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 209 degrees mean that there were 9.95 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 21 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,968) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($648) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.36% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.5% 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 (4.01M), Bachelors Degree (3.13M), and Some college (2.8M).

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, NY was $236,500 in 2020, which is 1.03 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $233,600 to $236,500, a 1.24% increase. The homeownership rate in Columbia County, NY is 73.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

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 $68,750. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Columbia County, NY was Census Tract 16 with a value of $92,357, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 15, with respective values of $89,417 and $81,576.

In 2021, 14.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Columbia County, NY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.041%.

Property

$236,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$7,826
$18,530
Median Property Taxes
±$775

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

73.2%
Homeownership
2020
63.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 73.2% of the housing units in Columbia County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.7%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Columbia County, NY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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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 15

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Columbia County, NY was Census Tract 16 with a value of $92,357, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 15, with respective values of $89,417 and $81,576.

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

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$68,750
Median Household Income
± $2,716
25.3k
Number of Households
± 1,012

In 2020, the median household income of the 25.3k households in Columbia County, NY grew to $68,750 from the previous year's value of $66,787.

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
2020 Wage GINI in New York
0.497
2019 Wage GINI in New York

In 2020, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.645% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (74.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.35%)
  3. Carpooled (6.94%)

In 2020, 74.7% of workers in Columbia County, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.35%) and those who carpooled to work (6.94%).

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

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 (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.13% 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 2021, 14.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Columbia County, NY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.041%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Columbia County, NY (5.92k out of 58.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Columbia County, NY 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, 15.4% of the children was living in poverty in Columbia County, NY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 4.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 146 in Columbia County, NY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 3.65 per 100,000 population.

The graph shows the trend in the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population.

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pulseHealth

95.4% of the population of Columbia County, NY has health coverage, with 46% on employee plans, 17.5% on Medicaid, 17.4% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 0.831% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in New York was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Columbia County, NY see 2496 patients per year on average, which represents a 23.6% increase from the previous year (2020 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2478 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 566 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% 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 New York, 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

2,496 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Columbia County, NY

Primary care physicians in Columbia County, NY see an average of 2,496 patients per year. This represents a 23.6% increase from the previous year (2,020 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of New York 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 17.8% under 18 years, 17% between 18 and 34 years, 41.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

4.61%
Uninsured
46%
Employer Coverage
17.5%
Medicaid
17.4%
Medicare
13.6%
Non-Group
0.831%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Columbia County, NY grew by 0.605% from 4.59% to 4.61%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Columbia County, NY 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 42.9 in Columbia County, NY.

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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 26.5% in Columbia County, NY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.78% in Columbia County, NY.

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