Columbia, Illinois 

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Population

10,188

+7.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.2%

Median Income

$65,286

Median Home Price

$205,500

Best Places to Live in Columbia, Illinois

Large city - Missouri-Illinois border along the Mississippi River. September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Columbia, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Cost of living
-Arts & culture
-Educated population
Cons
-Hot, humid summers
-Employment concerns
-Growth and sprawl

Local Listings in Columbia
 $69,900 
509 S Breidecker St
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 672 SqFt
 $199,000 
422 S Riebeling St
Bed 4 | Bath 4 | 2716 SqFt
 $245,000 
108 Lakewood Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 2650 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About St. Louis Metro Area

Known since the early days as the “Gateway City” because of its access to transportation routes in all directions, St. Louis continues to be an important center of commerce and culture for the Mississippi River Basin. The area includes a broad assortment of mostly residential neighborhoods to the west and the more industrial East St. Louis and several agricultural counties on the Illinois side of the river. For years the downtown area had few highlights outside of the landmark Gateway Arch and the restored Union Station. The population of the city itself had declined gradually for decades, and most of the infrastructure had declined as people moved into the suburbs or away altogether. But more recently, the downtown has started to come back, with new residential facilities and reclaimed warehouse lofts downtown anchored by new sports venues. Similar restorations are going on in other important inner neighborhoods.


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QUICK FACTS

City: Columbia
Zip Codes: 62236
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 570 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Columbia is 3.2% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Columbia jobs have increased by 2.0%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Columbia's cost of living is 3.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Columbia's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Columbia, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Monroe county voted Republican in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Columbia's population is 10,188 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 7.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 25.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Columbia is $205,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.6%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Columbia public schools spend $9,351 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.1 students per teacher in Columbia. More Education


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Housing Market in Columbia

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Reviews for Columbia   3 Reviews
Great small town - 12/4/2009
I actually live in the next town over, but work full-time in Columbia, and it's a really nice town. It is the walking-est city I have ever seen; people enjoy riding... Read More

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Little Nazi Germany ! - 9/12/2008
Columbia,Illinois has to be the most stuck up and unfriendly little one horse town i've ever lived in . People here feel that if you weren't born and raised here... Read More

Columbia, IL. - 7/22/2008
Columbia, Illinois is located at the northern tip of Monroe County in Southwestern Illinois only about 12 miles from downtown St. Louis. 20 miles from Scott Air Force... Read More


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NEW LISTINGS IN COLUMBIA
$69,900
509 S Breidecker St
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$199,000
422 S Riebeling St
Bed 4 | Bath 4

$245,000
108 Lakewood Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$314,900
1137 Marien Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$154,900
307 W Legion Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$112,000
118 Skyline Dr
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$180,000
304 N Main St
Bed 2 | Bath 2

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