Columbia County

Columbia County boasts a rich array of natural resources and leisure activities. Situated along the Wisconsin River, the county offers many parks, lakes, resorts, galleries, and tourist attractions that have made it one of the leading Midwest travel destinations. With a strong manufacturing base, Columbia County employs a skilled workforce that enjoys a wealth of opportunity with a small town feel.

2010 Population: 56,833
2019 Population Estimate: 57,133

Top private-sector employers in Columbia County include Associated Milk Producers, Penda Corporation, Robbins Manufacturing, Inc., Cardinal Glass Industries and Lexington Logistics LLC.

  • Portage (county seat): 10,406
  • Columbus: 5,058
  • Town of Lodi: 3,289
  • City of Lodi: 3,060
  • Pacific: 2,735
  • Wisconsin Dells: 2,841
  • Poynette: 2,496
  • Dekorra: 2,385
  • Pardeeville: 2,151
  • West Point: 2,198

Sources: U.S. Census; Emsi; Wisconsin’s WORKnet; Municipality Population Estimates, Wisconsin Department of Administration, Demographic Services Center; Applied Geographic Solutions via LocateInWisconsin.

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