The unemployment rate in Columbia Metro Area is 4.5% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Columbia Metro Area jobs have decreased by 0.1%. More Economy
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Columbia Metro Area's cost of living is 17.8% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living
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WEATHER & CLIMATE
October, May and April are the most pleasant months in the Columbia metro area, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather
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In the last Presidential election, the Columbia metro area remained moderately Democratic, 52.2% to 46.2%. More Voting Stats
Columbia Metro Area's population is 847,397 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 8.6%. Learn More...
Average Commute time is 23.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...
The median home cost in Columbia Metro Area is Real Estate: $179,600
. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.4%.
Columbia Metro Area public schools spend $13,469 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.6 students per teacher in Columbia Metro Area. More Education