Columbia, MO


Highest Appreciating Columbia Neighborhoods Since 2000

Columbia, MO Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Columbia Housing Market Information

With 119,108 people, 45,024 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $192,560, Columbia real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Columbia, accounting for 53.68% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Columbia include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 24.26%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 13.65%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 6.36%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Columbia are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 43.90% owning and 56.10% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Columbia built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Columbia built between 2000 and later ( 28.71%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 20.22%). There's also some housing in Columbia built before 1939 ( 5.97%).

Columbia Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Columbia have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 11.38%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Columbia house appreciation rate of 1.08%.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Columbia's appreciation rate, at 4.03%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Columbia's appreciation rate has been 1.25%, which annualizes to a rate of 5.08%.

Relative to Missouri, our data show that Columbia's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in Missouri.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Columbia differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Columbia - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Columbia real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,118,000 0.5
$839,001 - $1,118,000 0.8
$559,001 - $839,000 2.7
$447,001 - $559,000 2.1
$336,001 - $447,000 7.7
$223,001 - $336,000 21.3
$112,001 - $223,000 45.5
$56,001 - $112,000 14.3
$0 - $56,000 5.0

Very High for MO
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
34.1321926637759 15.6

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Columbia Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
44.02% 2.14% 7 5
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$978 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 43.90
Renters 56.10
Vacant 7.54

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 28.7
1970 - 1999 45.1
1940 - 1969 20.2
1939 or Older 6.0

Types of Homes

Single-Family 53.7
Townhomes 6.4
Small Apt. Buildings 13.6
Apt. Complexes 24.3
Mobile Homes 2.1
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.44
1 Bedroom 9.35
2 Bedrooms 25.76
3 Bedrooms 35.30
4 Bedrooms 20.44
5 or more bedrooms 6.71