Columbia County is located in southwestern Arkansas. The County Seat is Magnolia and the largest city is Magnolia. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.countyofcolumbia.net/. The 2014 population estimate is 23,933 and the 2010 census population was 24,552. The land area is 766.05 square miles and there are 32.1 persons per square mile.
61.2% of the population is White, 36.3% is Black or African American, 2.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 85.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 20.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $78,900, there are 9,449 households, an average of 2.43 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,439, the median household income is $35,128, and 25.4% of the persons in Columbia County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,859. Retail sales (in $1000) were $197,935, and sales per capita were $8,143. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23.1%.
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