Columbia, Missouri 

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Population

119,108

72% Growth

Unemployment Rate

3.9%

Median Income

$43,776

Avg. Home Price

$177,000

Best Places to Live in Columbia, Missouri

College town - North-central Missouri midway between St. Louis and Kansas City
Pros
-College-town amenities
-Educational attainment
-Cost of living
Cons
-Isolation
-Hot, humid summers
-Summer doldrums

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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

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Missouri
County: Boone County
Metro Area: Columbia Metro Area
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 3.9% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Columbia jobs have increased by 3.30%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Columbia's cost of living is 6.80% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Columbia's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Columbia's population is 119,108 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 72.37%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 36 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Columbia is $177,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.80%. 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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Columbia

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Reviews for Columbia   34 Reviews
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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Came for College, Stayed 'til Retirement! - 6/12/2015
When I moved here to finish my education at the University of Missouri, it seemed a good place to remain to raise my young son as a single parent. It was very safe back... Read More

Housing - 3/19/2014
Columbia MO has a housing economy that is really growing. We saw the best numbers in 2012 that we have in a long time. I sell Real Estate here and it is very affordable... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN COLUMBIA, MISSOURI
65203 65202 65201 65215