Columbia, MS
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Columbia is a somewhat small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 6,229 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 (14.55%), office and administrative support (13.05%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (8.51%).

Columbia is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The citizens of Columbia are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.03% of adults in Columbia have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Columbia in 2010 was $15,867, 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 $63,468 for a family of four. Columbia also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 41.46% 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Columbia include German, English, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Columbia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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