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Columbia County, Washington; Washington

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Columbia County, Washington
Washington
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 4,059 7,535,591
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 4,059 7,535,591
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 4,078 6,724,540
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) -0.5% 12.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 4,078 6,724,540
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.1%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
18.8%
22.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
27.9%
15.4%
Female persons, percent
51.2%
50.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
91.5%
78.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
0.7%
4.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.7%
1.9%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.3%
9.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
1.9%
0.8%
Two or More Races, percent
2.9%
4.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
7.8%
12.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
84.7%
68.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 495 541,122
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 5.8% 13.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 2,173 3,148,129
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 71.0% 62.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $161,700 $286,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,244 $1,763
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $407 $539
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $745 $1,120
Building permits, 2018 4 47,746
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 1,759 2,755,697
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.22 2.55
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 84.9% 82.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 8.1% 19.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 83.6% 91.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 75.8% 84.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 90.5% 90.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 26.5% 34.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 10.3% 9.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.4%
7.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 52.6% 63.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 49.0% 58.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,153 14,297,278
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 11,882 43,966,889
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 131,530,601
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 83,313,366
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 30,494 118,924,049
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $7,633 $17,243
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 22.6 27.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $46,250 $66,174
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $28,950 $34,869
Persons in poverty, percent
13.5%
10.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 122 186,1641
Total employment, 2016 790 2,685,3551
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 29,398 156,915,3491
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 2.1% 3.2%1
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 230 478,331
All firms, 2012 376 541,522
Men-owned firms, 2012 142 262,650
Women-owned firms, 2012 191 187,677
Minority-owned firms, 2012 51 92,807
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 312 426,697
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 F 49,331
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 348 461,401
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 4.7 101.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 868.63 66,455.52
FIPS Code 53013 53
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

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The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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