Columbia SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8
Affordability
5
Diversity
9.5
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
9.5

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Columbia, South Carolina Info Snack

Columbia is the capital and second largest city of the U.S. state of South Carolina, with a population estimate of 134,309 as of 2016. The city serves as the county seat of Richland County, and a portion of the city extends into neighboring Lexington County. It is the center of the Columbia metropolitan statistical area, which had a population of 767,598 as of the 2010 United States Census, growing to 817,488 by July 1, 2016, according to 2015 U.S. Census estimates. The name Columbia is a poetic term used for the United States, originating from the name of Christopher Columbus.
Population
132,236
Unemployment
8.4%
Poverty
22.3%
Median Home
$168,800
Median Income
$43,650
Median Rent
$878

2 Reviews & Comments About Columbia

Overall User Rating
3.0
/5

08/04/2018

It's not much to do in the area, most stores are being and/or have been relocated, Not much of a place i'd consider sociable.

There are some mines and things For sight seeing and collecting. The city is somewhat busy but the people are easy to get along with sometimes. The stores and products in them are pretty rare depending on what store you're visiting, and it's a lot of jobs there.


01/08/2019

Columbia is an affordable city to live, but as it is the capital of the state, it does lack in tourist aspects. Columbia has a growing art and and music life, but it is a bit disconnected between different areas of the downtown region. Crime happens in all areas of the city.

Riverbanks Zoo is one of the best zoos in the country, so it is our tourism claim to fame. I am also quite proud of our library system.

Rankings for Columbia in South Carolina

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3

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4

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5

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6

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Map Of Columbia, SC

Population over time in Columbia

Year Population % Change
2017 132,236 -0.2%
2016 132,537 0.4%
2015 131,958 0.5%
2014 131,331 0.2%
2013 131,004 1.0%
2012 129,757 0.8%
2011 128,777 0.9%
2010 127,605 -

Crime in Columbia Per 100k

Crime Columbia SC USA
Violent Crime 734.3 506.2 382.9
Murder 7.4 7.8 5.3
Robbery 202.3 77.0 98.0
Aggravated Assault 475.7 371.5 248.9
Property Crime 5286.1 3195.9 2362.0
Burglary 706.9 623.1 430.4
Larceny 3993.1 2289.1 1694.0
Car Theft 586.1 283.8 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Columbia

White
48.1% (63,662)
African American
40.6% (53,636)
American Indian
0.1% (162)
Asian
2.6% (3,469)
Hawaiian
0.2% (259)
Other
0.3% (423)
Two Or More
2.3% (2,999)
Hispanic
5.8% (7,626)
Race Columbia SC USA
White 48.1% 63.8% 61.5%
African American 40.6% 27.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.3% 0.7%
Asian 2.6% 1.5% 5.3%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.3% 1.8% 2.3%
Hispanic 5.8% 5.5% 17.6%

Household Income For Columbia, South Carolina

Less than $10,000
12.5% (1,652,950)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.5% (859,534)
$15,000 to $24,999
10.9% (1,441,372)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.3% (1,494,266)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.2% (1,745,515)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.6% (2,195,117)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.1% (1,335,583)
$100,000 to $149,999
9.4% (1,243,018)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.1% (542,167)
$200,000 or more
5.5% (727,298)
Income Columbia SC USA
Less than $10,000 12.5% 8.2% 6.7%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.5% 5.8% 4.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 10.9% 11.5% 9.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.3% 11.2% 9.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.2% 14.3% 13.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.6% 18.3% 17.7%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.1% 11.8% 12.3%
$100,000 to $149,999 9.4% 11.5% 14.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.1% 3.9% 5.8%
$200,000 or more 5.5% 3.6% 6.3%

Gender in Columbia

Female
48.7% (64,375)
Male
51.3% (67,860)
Gender Columbia SC USA
Female 48.7% 51.4% 50.8%
Male 51.3% 48.6% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Columbia for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.3% (4,370)
9-12th Grade
8.5% (11,220)
High School / GED
19.7% (26,105)
Some College
19.4% (25,675)
Associate's Degree
6.7% (8,869)
Bachelor's Degree
23.6% (31,186)
Master's Degree
12.6% (16,611)
Professional Degree
3.9% (5,160)
Doctorate Degree
2.3% (3,036)
Education Columbia SC USA
< 9th Grade 3.3% 4.5% 8.8%
9-12th Grade 8.5% 9.0% 7.2%
High School / GED 19.7% 29.4% 27.3%
Some College 19.4% 20.8% 20.8%
Associate's Degree 6.7% 9.3% 8.3%
Bachelor's Degree 23.6% 17.2% 19.1%
Master's Degree 12.6% 7.3% 8.4%
Professional Degree 3.9% 1.5% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.3% 1.1% 1.4%

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