Columbia employment information

IndexColumbiaKentuckyNational
Income per capita$14,759$24,802$29,829
Median household income$28,313$44,811$55,322
Median income owner occupied$42,426$56,922$70,586
Median income renter occupied$15,484$26,529$35,192
Median earnings male$16,689$32,723$36,919
Median earnings female$10,083$23,082$26,250
Unemployment rate4.3%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level19.5%18.8%15.1%
The Columbia, KY employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Columbia is $14,759, which is 40% lower than than the Kentucky average and 51% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $28,313, which is 37% lower than than the Kentucky average and 49% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Columbia is 4%, which is 8% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Columbia is 20% which is 29% higher than than the national average.

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$18,873$28,313$56,626
City
$29,871$44,811$89,622
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Columbia is 51% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Columbia is 49% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Columbia is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Columbia is 29% higher than the national average.

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Columbia employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.6%3.7%
Manufacturing sector21.7%0.0%
Financial & insurance services0.0%2.1%
Wholesale & retail services18.7%16.0%
Public administration4.6%5.6%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.5%0.0%
Education, health & social services28.3%36.5%
Other14.6%21.2%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Greensburg, KY2,243$26,51552%
Jamestown, KY1,989$23,35558%
Russell Springs, KY2,506$22,93859%
Columbia, KY4,847$28,31349%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Sawgrass, FL4,847$83,02950%
Willits, CA4,848$29,48947%
Rio Bravo, TX4,842$27,79550%
Luray, VA4,842$43,35922%
Placitas, NM4,853$75,62537%
Columbia, KY4,847$28,31349%
Source: The Columbia, KY employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).