Columbia Metro Area, Missouri 

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Population

174,589

+10.5% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

2.4%

Median Income

$49,059

Median Home Price

$175,000

United States / Missouri / Columbia Metro Area / Counties / Cities / Zip Codes

Best Places to Live in Columbia Metro Area, Missouri

College town - North-central Missouri midway between St. Louis and Kansas City
Pros
-College-town amenities
-Educational attainment
-Cost of living
Cons
-Isolation
-Hot, humid summers
-Summer doldrums

Local Listings in Columbia
 $105,000 
811 N Wester Ln
Bed 2 | Bath 2 | 1210 SqFt
 $213,900 
3201 Crabapple Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1600 SqFt
 $678,500 
7251 Brackenhill Ct
Bed 6 | Bath 4 | 5082 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Columbia Metro Area

Columbia is home to the University of Missouri and two smaller colleges. The area has a distinct college-town feel and most of the amenities that you would expect in a college town. Columbia also has an economic base in the insurance and medical technology industries. The downtown is clean and lively, the population is friendly and progressive; some say it is the Midwest with just a slight hint of the South. For a town with this profile, Columbia features a low cost of living and promising future job growth projections. There are plenty of recreational opportunities on and off campus, including a large state-of-the-art water park, but some complain things get pretty slow (and hot and sticky) in summers when the students leave town.


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Real Estate: For Sale
Country:
United States
State: Missouri
County:
Metro Area: Columbia Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Columbia, Centralia, 11 total
Zip Codes: 65203, 65202, 65201, 65240, 65010, 65255, 65039, 65284, 65279, 65256, 11 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 887 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
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 or Compare Columbia Metro Area's Cost of Living

VOTING
The Columbia metro area voted Democratic in four of the last five Presidential elections, voting Republican in 2004. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Columbia Metro Area's population is 174,589 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 10.45%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
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

SCHOOLS
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


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Housing Market in Columbia

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MAPS OF COLUMBIA METRO AREA, MISSOURI
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ZIP CODES IN COLUMBIA METRO AREA, MISSOURI
65203, 65202, 65201, 65240, 65010, 65255, 65039, 65284, 65279, 65256, 11 total

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NEW LISTINGS IN COLUMBIA
$105,000
811 N Wester Ln
Bed 2 | Bath 2

$213,900
3201 Crabapple Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$678,500
7251 Brackenhill Ct
Bed 6 | Bath 4

$279,900
106 Pepper Grass Dr
Bed 5 | Bath 4

$165,000
2541 E Bulrush Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$365,000
12120 S Rte N
Bed 4 | Bath 4

$449,900
7005 Montauk Ct
Bed 5 | Bath 4

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