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6.27% growth
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11.3% growth
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16.4% growth
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4.28% growth


The economy of Columbia, KY employs 1,715 people. The economy of Columbia, KY is specialized in Educational Services; Manufacturing; and Retail trade, which employ respectively 1.88; 1.7; and 1.36 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Columbia, KY are Educational Services (301), Manufacturing (281), and Retail trade (271), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($54,886), Educational Services ($26,538), and Transportation & Warehousing ($20,714).

Median household income in Columbia, KY is $28,313. Males in Columbia, KY have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $32,948. The income inequality of Columbia, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.419 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, KY. In Adair County, KY 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 36 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,820. Perry County, KY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kentucky.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Columbia, KY is from the county of Adair County, KY.

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Columbia, KY is home to a population of 4,847 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Columbia, KY is composed of 4,265 White residents (88%), 386 Black residents (7.96%), 87 Two+ residents (1.79%), 75 Hispanic residents (1.55%), and 34 Asian residents (0.7%). The most common foreign languages in Columbia, KY are German (19 speakers), Korean (6 speakers), and Arabic (6 speakers), but compared to other places, Columbia, KY has a relative high number of German (19 speakers), Japanese (5 speakers), and Portuguese (4 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Columbia, KY awarded 675 degrees. The student population of Columbia, KY is skewed towards females, with 183 male students and 492 female students. Most students in Columbia, KY are White (503 and 74.5%), followed by Unknown (89 and 13.2%), Black or African American (65 and 9.6%), and Asian (6 and 0.89%). The largest universities in Columbia, KY by number of graduates are Lindsey Wilson College (675 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Columbia, KY are General Human Services (247 and 36.6%), General Business Administration & Management (34 and 5.04%), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (31 and 4.59%). The median tuition costs in Columbia, KY are N/A for private four year colleges, and $23,520 and $23,520 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Columbia, KY is $87,800, which is 0.43 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $84,200 to $87,800, a 4.28% increase. The homeownership rate of Columbia, KY is 52.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Columbia, KY have an average commute time of 15.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Columbia, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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