Columbia County is located in north-centra Florida. The County Seat is Lake City and the largest city is Lake City. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.columbiacountyfla.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 67,857 and the 2010 census population was 67,532. The land area is 797.57 square miles and there are 84.7 persons per square mile.
78.1% of the population is White, 18.4% is Black or African American, 5.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.1% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.8% is two or more races. 82.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $108,700, there are 23,604 households, an average of 2.69 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,306, the median household income is $38,070, and 19.8% of the persons in Columbia County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 5,089. Retail sales (in $1000) were $862,158, and sales per capita were $12,692. The percentage of black-owned firms is 5.7%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 24.7%.
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