Columbia, South Carolina 

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Economy in Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia has an unemployment rate of 5.2%. The US average is 6.0%.

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
  5.2%6.0%
  -1.9%-6.2%
  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    49 Reviews
    Small town advertised as a "big" city - 7/20/2021
    I moved to Columbia for graduate school and although it is a giant step up from my small, out-of-state hometown, I became bored and restless here in less than a year.... Read More

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    Columbia is not the jewel of the of the South - 9/18/2020
    Do not be a deceived by past/current residences, CPD, city council, and local media Columbia has high crime rates-property and violent that are suppressed and not... Read More

    Much to love, even if not perfect. - 9/12/2020
    I've lived in metro Columbia since the 80s and have seen a lot of change here. The university has grown so much and in most ways, I would say the city is getting better.... Read More


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