The unemployment rate in Columbia is 5.2% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). 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
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WEATHER & CLIMATE
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In the last Presidential election, Richland county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 68.4% to 30.1%. More Voting Stats
Columbia's population is 132,130 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 3.6%. Learn More...
Average Commute time is 15.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...
The median home cost in Columbia is Real Estate: $170,300
. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.8%.
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