Columbia County is located in east-central New York. The County Seat is Hudson and the largest city is Hudson. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.columbiacountyny.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 62,122 and the 2010 census population was 63,096. The land area is 634.71 square miles and there are 99.4 persons per square mile.
90.7% of the population is White, 5% is Black or African American, 4.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.9% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2% is two or more races. 87.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 28.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $221,600, there are 25,280 households, an average of 2.38 persons per household. The per capita income is $33,613, the median household income is $57,336, and 9.8% of the persons in Columbia County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 7,644. Retail sales (in $1000) were $638,351, and sales per capita were $10,249. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.5%.
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