Most Expensive Columbia Neighborhoods
|1||Clarksville Pike / Harpers Farm Rd|
|2||Old Montgomery Rd / Waterloo Rd|
|3||Guilford Rd / Murray Hill Rd|
|4||Shaker Dr / Carlinda Ave|
|5||Columbia Rd / Clarksville Pike|
|7||Thunder Hill Rd / Lightning View Rd|
|8||Sweet Wind Pl / Sweetwind Pl|
|9||Old Columbia Rd / Rocky Creek Dr|
|10||Little Patuxent Pky / Hickory Ridge Rd|
Columbia is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 107,318 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Columbia is the second largest community in Maryland.
Housing costs in Columbia are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Maryland.
Columbia is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.01% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Columbia is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Columbia who work in management occupations (14.16%), computer science and math (10.23%) and office and administrative support (9.27%).
Also of interest is that Columbia has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Columbia is also a town of artists. Columbia has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Columbia’s character.
One thing that you will notice about Columbia is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Columbia a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
In Columbia, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.71 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Columbia is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Columbia area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Columbia. 62.87% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Columbia in 2010 was $47,232, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $188,928 for a family of four. However, Columbia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Columbia is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Columbia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Columbia residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Columbia include German, Irish, English, Italian, Polish and Russian.
In addition, Columbia has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.58%).
The languages spoken by people in Columbia are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Columbia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Chinese and Korean.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||39,978|
|COLUMBIA HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||65.89%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||34.11%|
|TYPE OF COLUMBIA HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||39.98%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||25.22%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||2.16%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||32.28%|
|SIZE OF COLUMBIA HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||8.49%|
|AGE OF COLUMBIA HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||10.17%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||78.88%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||10.48%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||0.47%|
|COLUMBIA REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$384,969|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,700|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $52,000||2.00%|
|$52,001 - $105,000||0.94%|
|$105,001 - $210,000||7.41%|
|$210,001 - $314,000||21.92%|
|$314,001 - $419,000||27.98%|
|$419,001 - $524,000||21.04%|
|$524,001 - $786,000||15.54%|
|$786,001 - $1,048,000||2.84%|
|PEOPLE OF COLUMBIA||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.96%|
|5 TO 17||16.32%|
|18 TO 24||7.79%|
|25 TO 34||15.26%|
|35 TO 54||29.02%|
|55 TO 64||12.54%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||12.12%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||94.90%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$100,252|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$47,232|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||7.02%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (17.53%)
Public Service (12.83%)
Information Technology (2.83%)
Real estate (2.03%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||25.99%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.24%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.08%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||2.74%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||3.87%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||8.42%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (13.00%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (77.00%)
African languages (1.65%)
Other Asian languages (1.02%)
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