Columbia SnackAbility

7.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8
Affordability
6
Diversity
8
Safety
5
Amenities
9
Education
9
Commute
9.5

Columbia, MO Photos

Source: Public Domain
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Columbia, Missouri Info Snack

Columbia /klmbi/ is a city in the U.S. state of Missouri and the county seat of Boone County. Founded in 1821, it is home to the University of Missouri and is the principal city of the Columbia metropolitan area. It is Missouri's fourth most-populous city, with an estimated 120,612 residents in 2016. As a Midwestern college town, the city has a reputation for progressive politics, persuasive journalism, and public art. The tripartite establishment of Stephens College (1833), the University of Missouri (1839), and Columbia College (1851), which surround the city's central business district to the east, south, and north, has made Columbia a center of learning. At the center of Downtown is 8th Street, also known as the Avenue of the Columns, which connects Francis Quadrangle and Jesse Hall to the Boone County Courthouse and the City Hall. Never a major center of manufacturing, the city also depends on healthcare, insurance, and technology businesses. Companies such as Shelter Insurance, Carfax, and Slackers CDs and Games, were founded in the city. Cultural institutions include the State Historical Society of Missouri, the Museum of Art and Archaeology, and the annual True/False Film Festival. The Missouri Tigers, the state's only major college athletic program, play football at Faurot Field and basketball at Mizzou Arena as members of the Southeastern Conference.
Population
118,620
Unemployment
4.3%
Poverty
22.9%
Median Home
$185,300
Median Income
$47,236
Median Rent
$825

Rankings for Columbia in Missouri

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Map Of Columbia, MO

Population over time in Columbia

Year Population % Change
2017 118,620 1.2%
2016 117,165 1.5%
2015 115,391 2.0%
2014 113,155 1.8%
2013 111,145 2.0%
2012 109,008 2.2%
2011 106,658 1.9%
2010 104,620 -

Crime in Columbia Per 100k

Crime Columbia MO USA
Violent Crime 497.6 530.3 382.9
Murder 7.3 9.8 5.3
Robbery 95.4 103.9 98.0
Aggravated Assault 301.0 372.0 248.9
Property Crime 2934.3 2833.9 2362.0
Burglary 412.0 492.0 430.4
Larceny 2305.3 2016.0 1694.0
Car Theft 217.0 325.9 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Columbia

White
75.5% (89,548)
African American
10.4% (12,328)
American Indian
0.2% (202)
Asian
6.0% (7,075)
Hawaiian
0.1% (140)
Other
0.2% (190)
Two Or More
4.5% (5,323)
Hispanic
3.2% (3,814)
Race Columbia MO USA
White 75.5% 79.8% 61.5%
African American 10.4% 11.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 6.0% 1.8% 5.3%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 4.5% 2.2% 2.3%
Hispanic 3.2% 4.0% 17.6%

Household Income For Columbia, Missouri

Less than $10,000
12.8% (1,518,336)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.5% (652,410)
$15,000 to $24,999
10.6% (1,257,372)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.5% (1,126,890)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.2% (1,565,784)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.5% (1,838,610)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.9% (1,292,958)
$100,000 to $149,999
12.4% (1,470,888)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.8% (569,376)
$200,000 or more
4.9% (581,238)
Income Columbia MO USA
Less than $10,000 12.8% 7.0% 6.7%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.5% 5.2% 4.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 10.6% 10.9% 9.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.5% 10.8% 9.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.2% 14.6% 13.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.5% 18.8% 17.7%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.9% 12.2% 12.3%
$100,000 to $149,999 12.4% 12.3% 14.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.8% 4.3% 5.8%
$200,000 or more 4.9% 3.9% 6.3%

Gender in Columbia

Female
52.0% (61,685)
Male
48.0% (56,934)
Gender Columbia MO USA
Female 52.0% 50.9% 50.8%
Male 48.0% 49.1% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Columbia for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
1.9% (2,263)
9-12th Grade
3.9% (4,659)
High School / GED
16.9% (20,026)
Some College
17.8% (21,157)
Associate's Degree
6.1% (7,222)
Bachelor's Degree
28.3% (33,568)
Master's Degree
15.1% (17,853)
Professional Degree
4.5% (5,381)
Doctorate Degree
5.5% (6,485)
Education Columbia MO USA
< 9th Grade 1.9% 3.4% 8.8%
9-12th Grade 3.9% 7.4% 7.2%
High School / GED 16.9% 30.9% 27.3%
Some College 17.8% 22.4% 20.8%
Associate's Degree 6.1% 7.7% 8.3%
Bachelor's Degree 28.3% 17.5% 19.1%
Master's Degree 15.1% 7.8% 8.4%
Professional Degree 4.5% 1.7% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 5.5% 1.2% 1.4%

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