Columbia County is located in South Central Wisconsin. The County Seat is Portage and the largest city is Portage. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.columbia.wi.us/ColumbiaCounty/. The 2014 population estimate is 56,615 and the 2010 census population was 56,833. The land area is 765.53 square miles and there are 74.2 persons per square mile.
96.2% of the population is White, 1.4% is Black or African American, 2.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 91.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 21.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $175,000, there are 22,735 households, an average of 2.42 persons per household. The per capita income is $28,273, the median household income is $57,922, and 9.3% of the persons in Columbia County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 4,447. Retail sales (in $1000) were $631,312, and sales per capita were $11,465. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 18.8%.
If you find a broken link below, please use the Report a Broken Link form to let us know.