Columbia (zip 29212), South Carolina 

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Population

31,814

+2.4% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

3.7%

Median Income

$68,585

Median Home Price

$207,600

Median Age

41.9

Comfort Index (Climate)

4.8 / 7.2

summer / winter


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Best Places to Live in Columbia (zip 29212), South Carolina

College town/Capital city - Central South Carolina. October, May and April are the most pleasant months in the 29212 zip code, while July and August are the least comfortable months.
Zip Codes: Columbia (zip 29212)
Cost of Living: -9.2% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 225 ft above sea level

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Columbia, Sc Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
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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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Columbia (zip 29212) is 3.7% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Columbia (zip 29212) jobs have decreased by 0.1%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Columbia (zip 29212)'s cost of living is 9.2% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Columbia (zip 29212)'s Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
October, May and April are the most pleasant months in the 29212 zip code, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Lexington county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 64.2% to 34.1%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Columbia (zip 29212)'s population is 31,814 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 2.4%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Columbia (zip 29212) is Real Estate: $207,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.4%.

SCHOOLS
Columbia (zip 29212) public schools spend $17,361 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.5 students per teacher in Columbia (zip 29212). More Education



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Housing Market in Columbia

It's a good time to buy in Columbia. Home Appreciation is up 13.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Columbia is $207,600.
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