Living in Columbia, SC

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30

Columbia, South Carolina Info Snack

Population
133,273
Unemployment
6.7%
Poverty
21.8%
Median Home
$181,100
Median Income
$47,286
Median Rent
$933

Columbia SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8
Affordability
5
Diversity
9
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
9.5

Columbia, SC Crime Report

8,064
Total Crimes
6,027.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
143.36%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Columbia
/ 100k People
South Carolina
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 8,064 6,027.4 3,451.6 2,476.7
Violent Crime 1,037 775.1 511.3 366.7
Murder 29 21.7 9.0 5.0
Robbery 220 164.4 64.0 81.6
Aggravated Assault 700 523.2 390.5 250.2
Property Crime 7,027 5,252.3 2,940.3 2,109.9
Burglary 916 684.7 533.4 340.5
Larceny 5,216 3,898.6 2,116.1 1,549.5
Car Theft 895 669.0 290.8 219.9

Columbia, SC Cost Of Living

96
Columbia's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Columbia South Carolina National Average
Overall 96 94 100
Services 97 102 100
Groceries 104 102 100
Health 75 95 100
Housing 89 80 100
Transportation 86 90 100
Utilities 127 107 100

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Rankings for Columbia in South Carolina

Map Of Columbia, SC

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Population over time in Columbia

Year Population % Change
2019 133,273 -0.1%
2018 133,352 0.8%
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 -

Race / Ethnicity in Columbia

White
49.2% (65,628)
African American
39.4% (52,548)
American Indian
0.1% (156)
Asian
2.7% (3,616)
Hawaiian
0.2% (249)
Other
0.3% (407)
Two Or More
2.5% (3,290)
Hispanic
5.5% (7,379)
Race Columbia SC USA
White 49.2% 63.7% 60.7%
African American 39.4% 26.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.3% 0.7%
Asian 2.7% 1.6% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.5% 2.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 5.5% 5.7% 18.0%

Gender in Columbia

Female
49.2% (65,635)
Male
50.8% (67,638)
Gender Columbia SC USA
Female 49.2% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 50.8% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Columbia for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (2,665)
9-12th Grade
8.0% (10,661)
High School / GED
20.0% (26,654)
Some College
19.0% (25,321)
Associate's Degree
7.0% (9,329)
Bachelor's Degree
24.0% (31,985)
Master's Degree
13.0% (17,325)
Professional Degree
4.0% (5,330)
Doctorate Degree
3.0% (3,998)
Education Columbia SC USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 8.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 20.0% 29.0% 27.0%
Some College 19.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 7.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 24.0% 18.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 13.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 4.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 3.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Columbia, South Carolina

Less than $10,000
12.5% (1,660,190)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.4% (723,701)
$15,000 to $24,999
11.5% (1,532,461)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.8% (1,440,903)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.7% (1,563,263)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.6% (2,078,981)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.9% (1,448,816)
$100,000 to $149,999
10.4% (1,385,799)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.4% (588,908)
$200,000 or more
6.8% (904,273)
Income Columbia SC USA
Less than $10,000 12.5% 7.4% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.4% 5.1% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 11.5% 10.4% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.8% 10.5% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.7% 13.8% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.6% 18.2% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.9% 12.5% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 10.4% 12.7% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.4% 4.8% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 6.8% 4.6% 7.7%

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