Living in Columbia, MD

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-03-10

Columbia SnackAbility

7.5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9
Affordability
6
Diversity
10
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9.5
Education
9
Commute
4

Columbia, MD Cost Of Living

130
Columbia's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average

Columbia, Maryland Info Snack

Columbia is a census-designated place in Howard County, Maryland, United States, and is one of the principal cities of the Baltimore metropolitan area. It is a planned community consisting of 10 self-contained villages. It began with the idea that a city could enhance its residents' quality of life. Creator and developer James W. Rouse saw the new community in terms of human values, rather than merely economics and engineering. Opened in 1967, Columbia was intended to not only eliminate the inconveniences of then-current subdivision design, but also eliminate racial, religious, and class segregation.[citation needed]
Population
103,663
Unemployment
3.9%
Poverty
7.3%
Median Home
$372,000
Median Income
$105,815
Median Rent
$1,687

Rankings for Columbia in Maryland

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3

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4

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5

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6

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7

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8

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9

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10

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Map Of Columbia, MD

Population over time in Columbia

Year Population % Change
2017 103,663 0.5%
2016 103,170 -0.3%
2015 103,439 0.4%
2014 103,055 0.9%
2013 102,116 -0.1%
2012 102,269 1.5%
2011 100,735 0.6%
2010 100,175 1.8%
2009 98,379 -

Race / Ethnicity in Columbia

White
47.3% (49,027)
African American
25.7% (26,653)
American Indian
0.2% (221)
Asian
12.6% (13,098)
Hawaiian
0.0% (10)
Other
0.7% (718)
Two Or More
4.1% (4,285)
Hispanic
9.3% (9,651)
Race Columbia MD USA
White 47.3% 51.4% 61.1%
African American 25.7% 29.3% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 12.6% 6.2% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.7% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 4.1% 2.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 9.3% 9.8% 17.8%

Household Income For Columbia, Maryland

Less than $10,000
3.0% (315,882)
$10,000 to $14,999
2.5% (257,281)
$15,000 to $24,999
3.8% (391,704)
$25,000 to $34,999
4.0% (417,664)
$35,000 to $49,999
5.6% (582,930)
$50,000 to $74,999
12.8% (1,325,987)
$75,000 to $99,999
14.6% (1,515,157)
$100,000 to $149,999
23.0% (2,380,558)
$150,000 to $199,999
14.2% (1,467,608)
$200,000 or more
16.5% (1,711,524)
Income Columbia MD USA
Less than $10,000 3.0% 4.7% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 2.5% 2.9% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 3.8% 6.0% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 4.0% 6.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 5.6% 10.0% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 12.8% 16.0% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 14.6% 13.1% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 23.0% 18.9% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 14.2% 10.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 16.5% 11.7% 7.0%

Gender in Columbia

Female
50.8% (52,613)
Male
49.2% (51,050)
Gender Columbia MD USA
Female 50.8% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 49.2% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Columbia for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (2,073)
9-12th Grade
2.0% (2,073)
High School / GED
13.0% (13,476)
Some College
16.0% (16,586)
Associate's Degree
5.0% (5,183)
Bachelor's Degree
31.0% (32,135)
Master's Degree
21.0% (21,769)
Professional Degree
5.0% (5,183)
Doctorate Degree
5.0% (5,183)
Education Columbia MD USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 2.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 13.0% 25.0% 27.0%
Some College 16.0% 19.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 5.0% 7.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 31.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 21.0% 13.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 5.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 5.0% 3.0% 1.0%

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