Columbia, SC
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
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Columbia, South Carolina Info Snack

Population
134,057
Unemployment
6.8%
Poverty
22.8%
Median Home
$186,000
Median Income
$47,416
Median Rent
$956

Columbia SnackAbility

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

Columbia, SC Crime Report

6,889
Total Crimes
5,227.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
122.84%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Columbia
/ 100k People
South Carolina
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 6,889 5,227.8 3,251.8 2,346.0
Violent Crime 991 752.0 530.7 387.8
Murder 19 14.4 10.5 6.5
Robbery 206 156.3 59.8 73.9
Aggravated Assault 680 516.0 420.3 279.7
Property Crime 5,898 4,475.7 2,721.1 1,958.2
Burglary 728 552.4 448.0 314.2
Larceny 4,536 3,442.2 1,991.0 1,398.0
Car Theft 634 481.1 282.1 246.0

Columbia, SC Cost Of Living

98
Columbia's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Columbia South Carolina National Average
Overall 98 93 100
Services 95 98 100
Groceries 105 105 100
Health 71 95 100
Housing 91 80 100
Transportation 85 94 100
Utilities 129 105 100

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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
2020 134,057 0.5%
2019 133,352 0.8%
2018 132,236 -0.2%
2017 132,537 0.4%
2016 131,958 0.5%
2015 131,331 0.2%
2014 131,004 1.0%
2013 129,757 0.8%
2012 128,777 0.9%
2011 127,605 -

Race / Ethnicity in Columbia

White
48.9% (65,605)
African American
39.1% (52,361)
American Indian
0.1% (177)
Asian
2.8% (3,788)
Hawaiian
0.2% (267)
Other
0.5% (616)
Two Or More
2.6% (3,461)
Hispanic
5.8% (7,782)
Race Columbia SC USA
White 48.9% 63.4% 60.1%
African American 39.1% 26.3% 12.2%
American Indian 0.1% 0.3% 0.6%
Asian 2.8% 1.6% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.5% 0.3% 0.3%
Two Or More 2.6% 2.2% 2.8%
Hispanic 5.8% 5.8% 18.2%

Gender in Columbia

Female
49.3% (66,111)
Male
50.7% (67,946)
Gender Columbia SC USA
Female 49.3% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 50.7% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Columbia for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (4,021)
9-12th Grade
7.0% (9,383)
High School / GED
20.0% (26,811)
Some College
19.0% (25,470)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (10,724)
Bachelor's Degree
24.0% (32,173)
Master's Degree
12.0% (16,086)
Professional Degree
4.0% (5,362)
Doctorate Degree
3.0% (4,021)
Education Columbia SC USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 3.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 7.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 20.0% 29.0% 27.0%
Some College 19.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 10.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 24.0% 18.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 12.0% 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
12.8% (1,721,549)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.3% (714,691)
$15,000 to $24,999
10.8% (1,448,935)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.3% (1,374,689)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.3% (1,654,671)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.5% (2,077,761)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.6% (1,426,264)
$100,000 to $149,999
10.9% (1,467,922)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.6% (621,458)
$200,000 or more
6.7% (897,756)
Income Columbia SC USA
Less than $10,000 12.8% 7.4% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.3% 4.8% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 10.8% 9.9% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.3% 10.2% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.3% 13.5% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.5% 18.2% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.6% 12.4% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 10.9% 13.4% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.6% 5.2% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 6.7% 5.1% 8.3%

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