Columbia, Missouri 

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Population

124,769

+13.4% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

3.0%

Median Income

$43,776

Median Home Price

$229,500

Median Age

27.6

Comfort Index (Climate)

7.7 / 5.5

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Columbia, Missouri

College town - North-central Missouri midway between St. Louis and Kansas City. September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Columbia, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Columbia, MO 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
College-town amenities
Educational attainment
Cost of living
Cons
Isolation
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.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Missouri
County: Boone County
Metro Area: Columbia Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
City: Columbia
Zip Codes: 65203 65202 65201 65215
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 887 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Columbia is 3.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Columbia jobs have increased by 0.3%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Columbia's cost of living is 12.1% lower 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, Boone county remained strongly Democratic, 54.8% to 42.3%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Columbia's population is 124,769 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 13.4%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 16.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Columbia is Real Estate: $229,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.0%.

SCHOOLS
Columbia public schools spend $12,556 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.7 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 12.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Columbia is $229,500.

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Reviews for Columbia   39 Reviews
Not a good place to settle. - 11/25/2020
I lived there for a year and hated every minute. Columbia reminded me of the San Francisco of the Midwest. It is overrun with homeless people. Law enforcement is... Read More

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A Liberal Paradise - 10/4/2020
I've lived in Columbia for 10 years. I went to college here, left, and then returned to take care of my parents. These reviews amuse me. I will be leaving Columbia, but... Read More

3 year stay (Latino review) - 5/27/2020
I lived in Columbia for three years since 2017 and moved here from California. I came to live with a girl and we eventually got married a few months later. We are both... Read More


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65203 65202 65201 65215

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