Columbia County is located in eastern Georgia. The County Seat is Appling and the largest city is Grovetown. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.columbiacountyga.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 139,257 and the 2010 census population was 124,053. The land area is 290.09 square miles and there are 427.6 persons per square mile.
75.9% of the population is White, 16.5% is Black or African American, 5.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 4.2% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.8% is two or more races. 91.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 34.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $170,400, there are 43,975 households, an average of 2.90 persons per household. The per capita income is $30,949, the median household income is $69,306, and 8.3% of the persons in Columbia County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 10,081. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,406,298, and sales per capita were $12,919. The percentage of black-owned firms is 7.4%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 32%.
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