Columbia Metro Area, South Carolina 

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Population

808,377

+8.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.5%

Median Income

$49,238

Median Home Price

$135,000

United States / South Carolina / Columbia Metro Area / Counties / Cities / Zip Codes

Best Places to Live in Columbia Metro Area, South Carolina

College town/Capital city - Central South Carolina
Pros
-College-town amenities
-Historic interest
-Cost of living
Cons
-Hot, humid summers
-Air service
-Crime rates

Local Listings in Columbia, SC
 $124,900 
37 Forestland Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1120 SqFt
 $124,900 
37 Forestland Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1120 SqFt
 $132,000 
405 Freshwater Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 | 1892 SqFt
 $153,900 
236 Risdon Way
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1541 SqFt

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 3.5% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Negative. Columbia Metro Area jobs have decreased by 0.14%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Columbia Metro Area's cost of living is 9.00% 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 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 8.63%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Columbia Metro Area is $135,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.69%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Columbia Metro Area

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

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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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NEW LISTINGS IN COLUMBIA SC
$124,900
37 Forestland Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$132,000
405 Freshwater Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

$153,900
236 Risdon Way
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$123,900
200 Hampton Forest Dr
Bed 2 | Bath 3.0 |

$156,900
1232 N Brickyard Rd # 8YC97
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$157,990
159 Beacons Field Rd # HAMJZ2
Bed 3 | Bath 2.5 |

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