Columbia Metro Area, South Carolina 

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Population

808,377

+8.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.1%

Median Income

$49,238

Median Home Price

$112,501

United States / South Carolina / Columbia Metro Area / Counties / Cities / Zip Codes
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College town/Capital city - Central South Carolina. October, May and April are the most pleasant months in the Columbia metro area, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Columbia, SC Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
College-town amenities
Historic interest
Cost of living
Cons
Hot, humid summers
Air service
Crime rates

What Bert Has To Say About Columbia Metro Area

Columbia is the capital, the largest city, and the commercial, industrial and educational hub for the state. The city is laid out in a traditional grid along the Congaree River with a number of historic buildings, although many of the older ones were destroyed in Sherman’s famous march. Columbia is home to the University of South Carolina, whose attractive and historic campus is in the south part of the downtown area adds a dose of college town feel, a few amenities, and sports-related entertainment to the area. The downtown is clean and attractive, with entertainment near the campus and in a restored waterfront area. Beautiful older residential areas extend east with a clear antebellum imprint and good home values, but this isn’t the part of town with the best reputation for education and safety.


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Country: United States
State: South Carolina
County:
Metro Area: Columbia Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Columbia, St. Andrews, 42 total
Zip Codes: 29072, 29223, 29229, 29073, 29210, 29203, 29063, 29209, 29212, 29045, 49 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 225 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Columbia Metro Area is 3.1% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). 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 or Compare Columbia Metro Area's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
The Columbia metro area voted Democratic in the last three Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000 and 2004. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Columbia Metro Area's population is 808,377 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 8.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Columbia Metro Area is Real Estate: $112,501. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.4%.

SCHOOLS
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



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Housing Market in Columbia

It's a good time to buy in Columbia. Home Appreciation is up 5.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Columbia is $112,501.

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ZIP CODES IN COLUMBIA METRO AREA, SOUTH CAROLINA
29072, 29223, 29229, 29073, 29210, 29203, 29063, 29209, 29212, 29045, 49 total

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