Columbia, Maryland 

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MARYLAND TOTAL CASES REPORTED

50,988

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

1,725,656

updated daily at 9 AM PST
source Kaiser Family Foundation

Population

103,170

+4.9% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.2%

Median Income

$100,252

Median Home Price

$349,100

Best Places to Live in Columbia, Maryland

Large city - East-central Maryland along Chesapeake Bay, 40 miles northeast of Washington, D.C.. September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Columbia, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Arts and culture
-Attractive suburbs
-Historic preservation
Cons
-Long commutes
-Growth and sprawl
-Violent crime rate

 $479,900 
6017 Cloudland Ct
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 1956 SqFt
 $489,900 
9498 Ridgeview Dr
Bed 5 | Bath 4 | 2780 SqFt
 $505,000 
6305 April Brook Cir
Bed 4 | Bath 4 | 2506 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Metro Area

Baltimore is a diverse and complete East Coast city—though not always thought of that way by some who consider it the less attractive sister of Washington, D.C. It surrounds a major inland port on the upper portion of the Chesapeake Bay, with prosperous shipping, transportation, and manufacturing industries among others. Many areas of the city, particularly downtown, have experienced a vast renewal with a strong emphasis on historic preservation. The restored waterfront adjacent to the rather ordinary downtown is now a commercial and leisure destination with excellent museums, a first class aquarium and plenty to do.


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QUICK FACTS

City: Columbia
Zip Codes: 21044 21045 21046 21029
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 32 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 0.7%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Columbia's cost of living is 21.6% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Columbia's Cost of Living

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

VOTING
Howard county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Columbia's population is 103,170 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 4.9%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 30.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Columbia is $349,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 1.5%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Columbia public schools spend $17,082 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.8 students per teacher in Columbia. More Education


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Housing Market in Columbia

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Reviews for Columbia   27 Reviews
Like most things Not Like It Used to Be - 2/17/2020
Been here 30 years was great at first but once they added a transit bus from baltimore to columbia 15-18 years ago that was the beginning of the end. And about 5 years... Read More

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Good parks, great schools, startling inequality - 8/12/2018
Columbia can be described in one word: unequal. The neighborhood I live in, River Hill, is jam-packed with almost million-dollar homes, while the neighborhoods of Long... Read More

Great Place to Live - 4/27/2013
Columbia, Maryland is one of the most affluent suburbs in the country located in wealthy Howard County about midway between Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland.... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN COLUMBIA, MARYLAND
21044 21045 21046 21029

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