Columbia is a somewhat small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 6,037 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.
Columbia is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Columbia is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Columbia who work in sales jobs (19.52%), food service (11.68%), and office and administrative support (8.86%).
Being a small city, Columbia does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of adults in Columbia with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.21% of adults in Columbia have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Columbia in 2010 was $17,547, which is middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,188 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 41.33% 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, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Columbia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.