The unemployment rate in Columbia Metro Area is 2.4% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Columbia Metro Area jobs have increased by 0.30%. More Economy
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Columbia Metro Area's cost of living is 5.80% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living
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The Columbia metro area voted Democratic in four of the last five Presidential elections, voting Republican in 2004. More Voting Stats
Columbia Metro Area's population is 174,589 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 10.45%. Learn More...
Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
The median home cost in Columbia Metro Area is $175,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.63%. Check out the homes in the area
Columbia Metro Area public schools spend $11,799 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.8 students per teacher in Columbia Metro Area. More Education