Most Expensive Columbia Neighborhoods
Columbia is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 131,489 people and 80 constituent neighborhoods, Columbia is the largest community in South Carolina.
Columbia real estate is some of the most expensive in South Carolina, although Columbia house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
12.77% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Columbia. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Education and Healthcare industries respectively employ 14.27% and 13.25% of the civilian workforce.
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.42% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Combining city textures and college town sensibilities, Columbia really has a nice blend of characteristics. While not a huge city, Columbia is big enough to offer a healthy dose of diversion, opportunity, and amenity to its residents and to the thousands of college students who descend on it every fall. Its size and diversity makes Columbia more than just a college town, but removing the students from the equation would undeniably change Columbia’s character and quality of life.
Not only is Columbia a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. 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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Columbia spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.15 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The citizens of Columbia are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.13% of adults in Columbia have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Columbia in 2010 was $24,723, which is upper middle income relative to South Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $98,892 for a family of four. However, Columbia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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, Irish, English, Scottish, Scots-Irish and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Columbia is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||44,992|
|COLUMBIA HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||35.92%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||64.08%|
|TYPE OF COLUMBIA HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||53.63%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||3.37%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||12.64%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||29.49%|
|SIZE OF COLUMBIA HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||2.48%|
|AGE OF COLUMBIA HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||17.45%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||31.86%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||38.36%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||12.32%|
|COLUMBIA REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$167,194|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$943|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $51,000||5.07%|
|$51,001 - $102,000||18.80%|
|$102,001 - $205,000||38.29%|
|$205,001 - $307,000||15.12%|
|$307,001 - $409,000||8.27%|
|$409,001 - $511,000||5.99%|
|$511,001 - $767,000||4.83%|
|$767,001 - $1,023,000||2.44%|
|PEOPLE OF COLUMBIA||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.45%|
|5 TO 17||11.54%|
|18 TO 24||26.13%|
|25 TO 34||17.30%|
|35 TO 54||21.44%|
|55 TO 64||8.90%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||9.23%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||86.42%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$41,454|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$24,723|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||24.16%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (14.27%)
Public Service (7.15%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (7.04%)
Real estate (2.24%)
Information Technology (2.16%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||42.02%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.19%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.20%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||1.56%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.34%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||5.29%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (9.24%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (92.29%)
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