Columbia County WI Information


Columbia County Subdivisions

Columbia County WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 58,392
Population in Households 56,973
Population in Familes 45,705
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,419
Population Density1 76
Diversity Index2 18


Median Household Income $62,020
Average Household Income $78,476
Per Capita Income $31,644


Total Housing Units 26,762 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,190 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,099 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,473 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $205,305
Average Home Value $250,566


Total Households 23,289
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 15,619
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.33% 0.43%
Households 0.29% 0.4%
Families 0.15% 0.31%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   2.74%


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, 2018 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 # 39 47th
Median Household Income # 9 89th
Per Capita Income # 9 89th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool.