Columbia, South Carolina 

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SOUTH CAROLINA TOTAL CASES REPORTED

91,788

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

4,625,321

updated daily at 9 AM PST
source Kaiser Family Foundation

Population

132,236

+3.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.0%

Median Income

$41,454

Median Home Price

$136,700

Best Places to Live in Columbia, South Carolina

College town/Capital city - Central South Carolina. October, April and May are the most pleasant months in Columbia, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-College-town amenities
-Historic interest
-Cost of living
Cons
-Hot, humid summers
-Air service
-Crime rates

 $19,800 
7800 Fairfield Rd
Bed 5 | Bath 3 | 2900 SqFt
 $195,843 
211 Coppice Ln # 24
Bed 4 | Bath 4 | 1917 SqFt
 $183,484 
207 Coppice Ln # 25
Bed 3 | Bath 4 | 1612 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Columbia Metro Area

Columbia is the capital, the largest city, and the commercial, industrial and educational hub for the state. The city is laid out in a traditional grid along the Congaree River with a number of historic buildings, although many of the older ones were destroyed in Sherman’s famous march. Columbia is home to the University of South Carolina, whose attractive and historic campus is in the south part of the downtown area adds a dose of college town feel, a few amenities, and sports-related entertainment to the area. The downtown is clean and attractive, with entertainment near the campus and in a restored waterfront area. Beautiful older residential areas extend east with a clear antebellum imprint and good home values, but this isn’t the part of town with the best reputation for education and safety.


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QUICK FACTS

City: Columbia
Zip Codes: 29229, 29203, 29209, 29045, 29205, 29201, 29204, 29207, 29225, 29208, 12 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 225 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Columbia is 4.0% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Negative. Columbia jobs have decreased by 0.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Columbia's cost of living is 15.7% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Columbia's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
October, April and May are the most pleasant months in Columbia, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Richland county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Columbia's population is 132,236 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 3.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 15.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Columbia is $136,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.8%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Columbia public schools spend $14,728 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.2 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 4.8% in the last 12 months. Browse Columbia Real Estate

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Reviews for Columbia   46 Reviews
Better than Florence, but still nothing special. - 3/3/2020
By and large, you'll find a better class of person than Florence, but that bar isn't particularly high. A vast, vast majority of folks have some ties to the university,... Read More

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Good for Families - 12/4/2018
I am in high school in Columbia and I think that it is ok. I have lived in Forest Acres my whole life and I'm just ready to get out. It is not a bad city and there are... Read More

Ideal city for vegans + great outdoor lifestyle - 6/30/2018
My expectation for Columbia were low after living in Seattle, NYC, the DC area and Raleigh NC. Fast forward 6 months and I absolutely love this pretty city called "Cola"... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA
29229, 29203, 29209, 29045, 29205, 29201, 29204, 29207, 29225, 29208, 12 total

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NEW LISTINGS IN COLUMBIA
$19,800
7800 Fairfield Rd
Bed 5 | Bath 3

$195,843
211 Coppice Ln # 24
Bed 4 | Bath 4

$183,484
207 Coppice Ln # 25
Bed 3 | Bath 4

$625,000
4415 Wedgewood Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 4

$250,000
264 Baccharis Dr
Bed 5 | Bath 3

$764,900
965 Woodland Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 4

$135,900
130 River Bluff Ct
Bed 2 | Bath 2

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