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Overview
Population:129,757
Pop. Change:2%
State: South Carolina
Metro Area: Columbia Metro Area
County: Richland County
City:Columbia
Zip Code:29229, 29203, ... 11 total
Real Estate:For Sale  For Rent
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Columbia's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Columbia Metro Area

Profile: College town/Capital city  Location: Central South Carolina Elevation: 225 Time zone: Eastern Standard Time

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College-town amenitiesHot, humid summers
Historic interestAir service
Cost of livingCrime rates

Interesting Facts about Columbia, South Carolina

As of 2014, Columbia's population is 129,757 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 1.50 percent.

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The median home cost in Columbia is $162,300. Home appreciation the last year has been -3.30 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Columbia's cost of living is 1.40% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Columbia public schools spend $13,420 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 11.6 students per teacher in Columbia.

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The unemployment rate in Columbia is 5.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Columbia jobs have Increased by 0.88 percent.


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Map Of Columbia

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Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Columbia's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes