Columbia County WI Information


Columbia County Subdivisions

Columbia County WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 58,153
Daytime Population: Workers 23,619
Daytime Population: Residents 25,714
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 49,333
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 56,692
Population in Familes 45,795
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,461
Population Density2 76
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $59,334
Average Household Income $74,578
Per Capita Income $30,028


Total Housing Units 26,637 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,696 (62.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,441 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,500 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $196,237
Average Home Value $241,231


Total Households 23,137
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 15,567
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.32% 0.36%
Households 0.24% 0.31%
Families 0.13% 0.24%
Median Household Income   3.22%
Per Capita Income   2.89%


Columbia County WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Columbia County to the other 72 counties and county equivalents in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 26 65th
Population Density # 26 65th
Diversity Index # 41 44th
Median Household Income # 11 86th
Per Capita Income # 14 82nd

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