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Housing Profile
Columbia County, Florida
  • Population, 2016: 68568. Columbia County ranks # 40 of Florida's 67 counties in population.
  • Households, 2016: 25849
  • Homeownership Rate, 2016: 73.8%. Statewide, Florida's homeownership rate is 67.8%.
Population Projections
  • In 2040, Columbia County is projected to have a population of 79100, ranking it # 39 of Florida's 67 counties.

Projected Total Population, Columbia County, 2010-2040

Place 2010 2016 2020 2025 2030 20352040
Columbia County 67531 68568 71101 73700 75802 77599 79100
Notes:  Not Available.
Sources:  University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research, Population Projections; U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Decennial Census.
Housing Market

Existing Home Values (Based on County Property Appraisers' Just Value)

  • Single Family Home, average just value, 2016: $106507. (Statewide, the average just value of a single family home in Florida in 2016 was $219681).
  • Mobile Home, average just value, 2016: $47180.
  • Condominium, average just value, 2016: $70006.

Home Sales Prices

  • The average sales price for a single family home was $158007 in 2016. The median sales price that year was $135000, compared to a statewide median sales price of $212000.

    Source: Florida Department of Revenue, Sales Data Files

Median Sales Price for Single Family Homes and Condominiums, Columbia County, 1996-2016

Place Housing Type 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 20152016
Columbia County Condominiums 67400 70500 69500 51000 85464 72500 88000 64000 98750 146900 95000 179000 153000 113700 71250 88000 88000 84750 85000 99000 75750
Columbia County Single Family Homes 60000 68000 71500 77600 75000 77900 85900 94950 119000 138900 165000 161200 147929 140000 125000 132400 120000 125000 139500 142550 135000
Notes:  Not applicable
Sources:  Florida Department of Revenue, Sales Data Files

Median Gross Rent, Columbia County, Florida, 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Place Median Gross RentState Median Gross Rent
Columbia County, Florida 780 1002
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File
  • In Columbia County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD Fair Market Rent in 2017, representing rent for a typical modest apartment, was $561 for a studio apartment, $641 for a one-bedroom, $740 for a two-bedroom, $1001 for a three-bedroom, and $1096 for a four-bedroom unit.

    Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2016 Fair Market Rents

Households by Monthly Rent Paid, Columbia County, 2011-2015

Place <$200 $200-$299 $300-$499 $500-$749 $750-$999 $1,000-$1,499 $1,500-$1,999 $2,000-$2,499 $2,500-$2,999 $3,000-$3,499 $3,500 or More No Cash RentTotal
Columbia County 40 114 542 2210 1993 1228 92 18 7 0 0 547 6791
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File

Manufactured Housing Parks and Condominiums

  • There are 8 licensed manufactured housing parks in Columbia with 313 lots in 2012.
  • There are 2 licensed condominium developments in Columbia with 30 units in 2012. Of these, 1 properties with 5 units were converted from rental to condo.

    Source: Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Home Purchase Loans by Property Type, Columbia County, 2005-2015

Application Count
Place County Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 20142015
Columbia County Columbia One to four-family (other than manufactured housing) 582 583 445 310 235 235 197 482 572 649 684
Columbia County Columbia Manufactured housing 109 138 184 133 102 114 80 133 172 130 206
Columbia County Columbia Multifamily 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Notes:  Shows loan applications resulting in loan origination only. For more information, see HMDA User Guide
Sources:  Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data 2005-2015

Foreclosures and Serious Delinquencies

This table is not available outside of Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

Affordable Housing Needs

Cost Burden, General

  • "Cost-burdened" households pay more than 30% of income for rent or mortgage costs. In 2016, 8091 Columbia County households (31%) pay more than 30% of income for housing. By comparison, 42% of households statewide are cost-burdened.
  • 3844 households in Columbia County (15%) pay more than 50% of income for housing.

Households by Cost Burden, Columbia County, 2016

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Total 17758 4247 3844
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.
Homeowners and Renters

Households by Homeowner/Renter Status and Cost Burden, Columbia County, 2016

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Owner 13975 3007 2091
Renter 3783 1240 1753
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Household Income

  • In the following table, household income is measured as a percentage of the median income for the county or area, adjusted for family size. In Columbia County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD-estimated median income for a family of four is $53500 in 2017.

Households by Income and Cost Burden, Columbia County, 2016

Household Income as Percentage of Area Median Income Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
<=30% AMI 402 216 1736
30.01-50% AMI 1095 910 1136
50.01-80% AMI 2626 1668 669
80.01+% AMI 13635 1453 303
Total 17758 4247 3844
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Elderly Households

  • 7833 households in Columbia County (30.3%) are headed by a person age 65 or older in 2016. In comparison, 30.1% of households statewide are headed by elderly persons.
  • 6798 of elderly households in Columbia (86.8%) own their homes.
  • 1987 elderly households (25%) pay more than 30% of income for rent or mortgage costs.

Elderly Households by Age and Cost Burden, Columbia County, 2016

Age of Householder Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-49.9%50+ %
65 or more 5846 1077 910
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Supply Characteristics

Single Family Home Size and Age

  • In 2016, the median size for a new single-family home in Columbia County was 1976 square feet.

Year Structure Built, Columbia County, 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Place Number Share by Decade
2010 or After 2000-2009 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-1969 1950-1959 1940-1949 1939 or Earlier Total 2010 or After 2000-2009 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-19691959 or Earlier
Columbia County 555 6607 6447 5802 4054 2243 1178 607 899 28392 2.0 23.3 22.7 20.4 14.3 7.9 9.5
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File

Housing Condition Characteristics (Occupied Units), Columbia County, 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Place Persons Per Room House Heating Fuel Kitchen Facilities Plumbing Facilities
1.01 or More Persons per Room Share of Occupied Units (%) No Fuel Used Share of Occupied Units (%) Lacking Complete Facilities Share of Occupied Units (%) Lacking Complete FacilitiesShare of Occupied Units (%)
Columbia County 777 3.3 95 0.4 1036 3.6 500 1.8
Notes:  Housing units are considered to be substandard if they are overcrowded, do not have heat, or lack complete kitchens or plumbing.
American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File