Columbia is a somewhat small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 5,941 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Columbia is the 57th largest community in Mississippi.
Columbia real estate is some of the most expensive in Mississippi, although Columbia house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities, Columbia isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Columbia are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Columbia is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Columbia who work in sales jobs (15.94%), food service (8.55%), and healthcare (7.89%).
As is often the case in a small city, Columbia doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Columbia rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.70% of adults 25 and older in Columbia have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Columbia in 2010 was $15,606, which is lower middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $62,424 for a family of four. However, Columbia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Columbia also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 39.62% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Columbia is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Columbia include English, Irish, German, European, and French.
The most common language spoken in Columbia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.