Columbia, South Carolina 

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Economy in Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia has an unemployment rate of 4.0%. The US average is 3.9%.

Columbia has seen the job market decrease by -0.2% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 27.4%, which is lower than the US average of 33.5%.

Tax Rates for Columbia
- The Sales Tax Rate for Columbia is 8.0%. The US average is 7.3%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Columbia is 7.0%. The US average is 4.6%.
- Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing Cost of Living.

Income and Salaries for Columbia
- The average income of a Columbia resident is $24,723 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a Columbia resident is $41,454 a year. The US average is $53,482 a year.

INCOME BY POPULATION PERCENT

  ECONOMYColumbia, South CarolinaUnited States
  3.7%3.7%
  -0.2%1.6%
  27.4%33.5%
  8.0%6.2%
  7.0%4.6%
  $27,730$31,177
  $43,650$57,652
  $63,262$70,850
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  0.4%1.3%
  0.1%0.6%
  3.7%6.2%
  5.9%10.4%
  1.9%2.7%
  11.4%11.6%
  2.2%4.1%
  0.5%0.9%
  2.2%2.1%
  6.2%4.7%
  2.1%1.9%
  6.8%6.7%
  0.0%0.1%
  4.3%4.3%
  14.3%9.3%
  12.8%13.8%
  2.5%2.2%
  11.8%7.4%
  4.2%4.9%
  6.8%4.8%
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    Reviews for Columbia    46 Reviews
    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

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    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

    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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