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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Columbia County is located in Pennsylvania with a population of 66,615. Living in Columbia County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Columbia County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Columbia County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$143,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$745
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    130.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    21.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    8.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    206.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,123.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    23.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    16%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    44%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Columbia County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,395
National
$55,322

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