Columbia, Missouri 

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Population

118,620

+13.4% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

2.3%

Median Income

$43,776

Median Home Price

$183,100

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

Local Listings in Columbia, MO
 $149,000 
311 W Phyllis Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 | 1634 SqFt
 $149,000 
311 W Phyllis Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 | 1634 SqFt
 $160,000 
14 N Garth Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 | 1901 SqFt
 $154,400 
4305 Cotton Wood Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1391 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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
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 0.30%. Learn More...

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Columbia's cost of living is 6.10% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Columbia's Cost of Living

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 13.38%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 16 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Columbia is $183,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.80%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Columbia

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

It's a good time to buy in Columbia. Home Appreciation is up 6.8% in the last 12 months. Browse Columbia Real Estate or Find top agents 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

NEW LISTINGS IN COLUMBIA MO
$149,000
311 W Phyllis Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

$160,000
14 N Garth Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 |

$154,400
4305 Cotton Wood Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$150,000
2901 Shingo Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$155,000
6217 S Hummingbird Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$159,900
2104 Bridgewater Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

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