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Columbia city, South Carolina

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Columbia city, South Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 131,674
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 131,674
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 130,421
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 136,632
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 129,272
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 7,534
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 5.0%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 46.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $181,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,303
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $460
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $933
Building permits, 2020 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 47,162
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.21
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 64.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 8.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 91.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 80.7%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 89.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 43.8%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 9.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 56.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 57.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 560,345
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,588,985
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,631,071
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $19,980
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 15.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $47,286
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $30,461
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2019 X
Total employment, 2019 X
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 13,080
Men-owned firms, 2012 6,769
Women-owned firms, 2012 4,676
Minority-owned firms, 2012 4,170
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 7,960
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,538
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 10,224
Population per square mile, 2010 977.8
Land area in square miles, 2010 132.21
FIPS Code 4516000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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