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-- Demographic Economic Characteristics & Patterns
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Columbia MD General Demographic-Economic-Geographic Characteristics -- scroll section
|Population, 2013 estimate ||X||5,928,814|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base ||X||5,773,623|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 ||X||2.7%|
|Population, 2010 ||99,615||5,773,552|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 ||6.4%||6.3%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 ||24.0%||23.4%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 ||10.8%||12.3%|
|Female persons, percent, 2010 ||51.9%||51.6% |
|White alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||55.5%||58.2%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||25.3%||29.4%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||0.4%||0.4%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||11.4%||5.5%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||Z||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2010 ||4.4%||2.9%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 (b) ||7.9%||8.2%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 ||51.7%||54.7% |
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013 ||86.6%||86.7%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 ||18.6%||14.0%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 ||23.1%||16.7%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||94.4%||88.7%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||62.8%||36.8%|
|Veterans, 2009-2013 ||7,270||427,068|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 ||30.3||32.0|
|Housing units, 2010 ||41,239||2,378,814|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013 ||66.5%||67.6%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013 ||34.4%||25.5%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013 ||$367,500||$292,700|
|Households, 2009-2013 ||40,189||2,146,240|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013 ||2.53||2.65|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 ||$46,734||$36,354|
|Median household income, 2009-2013 ||$99,887||$73,538|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013 ||6.6%||9.8%|
|Business Attributes||Columbia CDP||Maryland|
|Total number of firms, 2007 ||10,218||528,112|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||20.9%||19.3%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||1.3%||0.6%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||10.8%||6.8%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||0.1%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||S||4.9%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||31.8%||32.6% |
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) ||305,107||41,456,097|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) ||1,508,536||51,276,797|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) ||1,296,098||75,664,186|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007 ||NA||$13,429|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) ||223,823||10,758,428|
|Geographic Attributes||Columbia CDP||Maryland|
|Land area in square miles, 2010 ||31.93||9,707.24|
|Persons per square mile, 2010 ||3,120.1||594.8|
|FIPS Code ||19125||24|
|Counties ||Howard County|
|(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.|
|(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.|
|FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data|
|NA: Not available|
|D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information|
|X: Not applicable|
|S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards|
|Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown|
|F: Fewer than 100 firms|
|Source: ProximityOne; Census Bureau; BLS|
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