Columbia demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,13315391
Median age36.738.537.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)51%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1843%41%43%
Speak English92%93%79%
Speak Spanish7%4%13%
Columbia, TN has a population of 36,130 and is the 1,164th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,133 per sq mi which is 640% higher than the Tennessee average and 1151% higher than the national average. The median age in Columbia is 37 which is approximately 5% lower than the Tennessee average of 39. In Columbia, 51% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 92% speak English and 7% speak Spanish. 62% of Columbia residents were born in Tennessee, 33% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 5% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Columbia is 640% higher than Tennessee.
  • The median age in Columbia is 5% lower than Tennessee.
  • In Columbia 76.46% of the population is White.
  • In Columbia 18.25% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Columbia 1.00% of the population is Asian.

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Columbia population breakdown by race

Black or African American18.25%16.81%12.63%
American Indian0.19%0.29%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.05%0.18%
Mixed race2.70%2.03%3.06%
Other race1.41%1.38%4.75%
In Columbia, 8.4% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Columbia, TN demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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