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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Columbia County is located in New York with a population of 61,481. Living in Columbia County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Columbia County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Columbia County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$224,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$886
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Columbia County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    212.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    49.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    63.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    226.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,982.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    70.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Columbia County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,093
National
$55,322

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