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-College-town amenities
-Educational attainment
-Cost of living


-Hot, humid summers
-Summer doldrums

What Bert Has To Say About Columbia Metro Area

Columbia is home to the University of Missouri and two smaller colleges. The area has a distinct college-town feel and most of the amenities that you would expect in a college town. Columbia also has an economic base in the insurance and medical technology industries. The downtown is clean and lively, the population is friendly and progressive; some say it is the Midwest with just a slight hint of the South. For a town with this profile, Columbia features a low cost of living and promising future job growth projections. There are plenty of recreational opportunities on and off campus, including a large state-of-the-art water park, but some complain things get pretty slow (and hot and sticky) in summers when the students leave town.


  • Profile: College town
  • Time zone: Central Standard Time
  • Elevation: 887
  • Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
  • City: No City
  • Zip Codes: Columbia (zip 65202)

Quick Facts About Columbia

    The unemployment rate in Columbia (zip 65202) is 3.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Columbia (zip 65202) jobs have Increased by 1.61 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Columbia (zip 65202)'s cost of living is 8.00% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Columbia (zip 65202)'s population is 45,136 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 27.53 percent.
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Columbia (zip 65202) is $138,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.10 percent.
    Columbia (zip 65202) public schools spend $10,674 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 12.7 students per teacher in Columbia (zip 65202).

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