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Columbia County

Columbia County, Pennsylvania


Columbia County is located southwest of Wilkes-Barre along the banks of the Susquehanna River. Columbia County residents have easy access to Interstates 80 and 81 and State Routes 93 and 11. Both Philadelphia and New York City are just 2.5 hours away.

Columbia County is part of the Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area and is home to Bloomsburg University.

​Columbia County lays claim to State Game Lands that are managed and maintained by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. This beautiful county makes for exciting hunting but also offers boating, fishing, hiking, bird watching, and nature study. During the winter, snowmobiles can be operated in designated areas.


The Susquehanna River Lands includes 1,200 acres along the Susquehanna River and provides nature lovers of all types with a fantastic venue for hiking, picnicking, boating, fishing, wildlife viewing, or just plain old enjoyment of the sun and fresh air.


Columbia County is home to the Berwick Bulldogs. The high school football team is the first six-time state champions and the first high school football team to be named three-time national champs by USA Today. 

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Columbia County Stats

Columbia County Stats


Population: 65,715

Towns: Bloomsburg, Berwick, Benton, Catawissa

Current Unemployment Rate: 5.8% (January 2021)

Civilian Labor Force: 33,000

Per Capita Income: $29,249

Median Household Income: $54,570

Major Employers: Wise Foods Inc., Autoneum North America Inc., Kawneer Company Inc., Metropolitan Trucking, Dollar Tree Stores Distribution Ctr., Big Heart Pet Brands, Berwick Offray, Benton Foundry

Total Employer Establishments: 1,574

Mean Commute Time: 22.8 Minutes

Location: Wayne County is almost exactly midway along the Boston – Washington axis, at a point where access to all directions is easily obtained without having to fight traffic congestion that prevails inside metro areas. The transportation network serving Northeast metro markets facilitates distribution to a combined population of approximately 50 million people within one-half day.

Access: Interstate 84 runs along the southern portion of Wayne County allowing goods and services to move east to New York State, northern New Jersey and Connecticut, and west to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Fifteen minutes travel from Exit 17 to the junction of I-81, 380 and 84 provides access to the entire north/south corridor from Philadelphia to Canada.

Updated as of July 2017.


Penn's Northeast's Columbia County Partners:


Berwick Industrial Development Association

107 South Market Street
Suite 5
Berwick, PA 18603


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