Columbia County Quick Facts Brittany Hopkins

Climate

Columbia County is known for its balmy climate, with an annual average temperature of 64 degrees. Some studies suggest its location between the Atlantic and Gulf coasts contributes to generally mild winters.Those warm winters turned the region into a seasonal resort in the late 1800s and early 1900s and gave nearby Augusta much of its early reputation for hospitality and warmth.

The most annual rainfall registered in the Augusta area since records started at the Augusta airport in 1948 was 66.04 inches in 1964. Before the airport started taking measurements, the record was 73.82 inches in 1929.

Relative humidity is moderate. The driest season is autumn, and October is usually the driest month. The greatest rainfall is usually in March, followed by showers in July. Average annual rainfall is about 44 inches.

The average annual snowfall is about 1 inch. Snowfall is light and infrequent. Cold snaps usually occur regularly from mid-November to mid-March.

 

People

 

People QuickFacts Columbia County Georgia
Population definition and source info Population, 2012 estimate NA 9,919,945
Population definition and source info Population, 2011 estimate 128,112 9,812,460
Population definition and source info Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base 124,053 9,687,663
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1 definition and source info Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012 NA 2.4%
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1 definition and source info Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011 3.3% 1.3%
Population definition and source info Population, 2010 124,053 9,687,653
Persons under 5 years, percent definition and source info Persons under 5 years, percent, 2011 6.5% 7.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent definition and source info Persons under 18 years, percent, 2011 26.6% 25.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent definition and source info Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2011 10.5% 11.0%
Female persons, percent definition and source info Female persons, percent, 2011 51.4% 51.1%
White persons, percent definition and source info White persons, percent, 2011 (a) 77.1% 63.2%
Black persons, percent definition and source info Black persons, percent, 2011 (a) 15.8% 31.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent definition and source info American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2011 (a) 0.4% 0.5%
Asian persons, percent definition and source info Asian persons, percent, 2011 (a) 4.0% 3.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander persons, percent definition and source info Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander persons, percent, 2011 (a) 0.2% 0.1%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent definition and source info Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2011 2.5% 1.8%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino Origin, percent definition and source info Persons of Hispanic or Latino Origin, percent, 2011 (b) 5.3% 9.1%
White persons not Hispanic, percent definition and source info White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2011 72.8% 55.5%
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent definition and source info Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2007-2011 85.0% 83.0%
Foreign born persons, percent definition and source info Foreign born persons, percent, 2007-2011 6.7% 9.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent age 5+ definition and source info Language other than English spoken at home, percent age 5+, 2007-2011 9.4% 12.9%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+ definition and source info High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2007-2011 90.6% 84.0%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2007-2011 34.3% 27.5%
Veterans definition and source info Veterans, 2007-2011 13,129 702,919
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+ definition and source info Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2007-2011 24.1 27.0
Housing units definition and source info Housing units, 2011 50,331 4,102,992
Homeownership rate definition and source info Homeownership rate, 2007-2011 80.4% 66.8%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent definition and source info Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2007-2011 7.5% 20.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units definition and source info Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2007-2011 $169,600 $160,200
Households definition and source info Households, 2007-2011 43,070 3,490,754
Persons per household definition and source info Persons per household, 2007-2011 2.80 2.68
Per capita money income in the past 12 months (2011 dollars) definition and source info Per capita money income in the past 12 months (2011 dollars), 2007-2011 $30,109 $25,383
Median household income definition and source info Median household income, 2007-2011 $66,556 $49,736
Persons below poverty level, percent definition and source info Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011 7.7% 16.5%
Business QuickFacts Columbia County Georgia
Private nonfarm establishments definition and source info Private nonfarm establishments, 2010 2,132 217,0991
Private nonfarm employment definition and source info Private nonfarm employment, 2010 26,284 3,315,2741
Private nonfarm employment, percent change definition and source info Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2000-2010 13.0 -4.81
Nonemployer establishments definition and source info Nonemployer establishments, 2010 8,084 771,155
Total number of firms definition and source info Total number of firms, 2007 10,081 901,105
Black-owned firms, percent definition and source info Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 7.4% 20.4%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent definition and source info American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 0.6% 0.7%
Asian-owned firms, percent definition and source info Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 5.7% 5.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent definition and source info Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 F 0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent definition and source info Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 3.0% 3.6%
Women-owned firms, percent definition and source info Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 32.0% 30.9%
Manufacturers shipments definition and source info Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) 2,411,210 144,280,774
Merchant wholesaler sales definition and source info Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) 357,458 141,962,359
Retail sales definition and source info Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 1,406,298 117,516,907
Retail sales per capita definition and source info Retail sales per capita, 2007 $12,919 $12,326
Accommodation and food services sales definition and source info Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) 119,074 16,976,235
Building permits definition and source info Building permits, 2011 1,265 18,493
Geography QuickFacts Columbia County Georgia
Land area in square miles definition and source info Land area in square miles, 2010 290.09 57,513.49
Persons per square mile definition and source info Persons per square mile, 2010 427.6 168.4
Persons per square mile definition and source info FIPS Code 073 13
Persons per square mile definition and source info Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
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