Columbia, Missouri 

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MISSOURI TOTAL CASES REPORTED

12,476

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

1,665,852

updated daily at 9 AM PST
source Kaiser Family Foundation

Population

118,620

+13.4% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

2.3%

Median Income

$43,776

Median Home Price

$182,500

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.

Pros
-College-town amenities
-Educational attainment
-Cost of living
Cons
-Isolation
-Hot, humid summers
-Summer doldrums

 $1,250,000 
5011 Thornbrook
Bed 5 | Bath 6 | 6036 SqFt
 $654,000 
2707 Raintree Ct
Bed 6 | Bath 6 | 6284 SqFt
 $2,500,000 
1311 Stonehaven Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 5 | 6500 SqFt

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.


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QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale
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 2.3% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). 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
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Columbia, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Boone county voted Democratic in four of the last five Presidential elections, voting Republican in 2004. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Columbia's population is 118,620 people. Since 2010, 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 $182,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.0%. Check out the homes in the area

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

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Reviews for Columbia   36 Reviews
Perfect Balance of All Things to Consider. - 4/14/2020
I've been traveling here for approximately 1 year, about 6 times, and have lived here for 3 months. If you are looking for a small to medium sized town with a lower... Read More

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Columbia is Awful - 6/11/2019
I lived in CoMo for three years. I've lived in several types of cities and small towns, including two other college towns. Columbia is the most horrible place that I... Read More

A great place to live and raise a family - 2/29/2016
We have it all, location, culture/recreation, education, cost of living and a diverse population. The only drawback is the unpredictable winter weather or occasional... Read More


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65203 65202 65201 65215

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NEW LISTINGS IN COLUMBIA
$1,250,000
5011 Thornbrook
Bed 5 | Bath 6

$654,000
2707 Raintree Ct
Bed 6 | Bath 6

$2,500,000
1311 Stonehaven Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 5

$268,000
3204 Appalachian Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$268,000
309 McNab Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$224,900
1015 Darien Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$389,000
5623 Bower Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 3

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