Columbia, Maryland 

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Population

108,730

+4.9% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

4.5%

Median Income

$100,252

Median Home Price

$416,800

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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.

Columbia, MD Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Arts and culture
Attractive suburbs
Historic preservation
Cons
Long commutes
Growth and sprawl
Violent crime rate


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.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Maryland
County: Howard County
Metro Area: Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately liberal
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 4.5% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). 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
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Howard county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 70.7% to 26.4%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Columbia's population is 108,730 people. Since 2020, 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 Real Estate: $416,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 1.5%.

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

It's a good time to buy in Columbia. Home Appreciation is up 12.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Columbia is $416,800.

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Reviews for Columbia   28 Reviews
Nice community feel - 12/29/2020
Lived here for a while, beautiful opportunities, pays well, overall nice... Read More

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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

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


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ZIP CODES IN COLUMBIA, MARYLAND
21044 21045 21046 21029

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