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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Housing
    B-
  3. Nightlife
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    B
  5. Diversity
    C+
  6. Jobs
    B+
  7. Weather
    C
  8. Cost of Living
    B-
  9. Health & Fitness
    B+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  11. Commute
    C+
Columbia County is located in Wisconsin with a population of 56,954. In Columbia County, most residents own their homes. In Columbia County there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals 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
$187,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$793
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    181.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    60.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    22.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    169.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,388.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    64.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Columbia County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,348
National
$55,322

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