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Columbia city, South Carolina

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Columbia city, South Carolina
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
137,541
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
137,541
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
137,300
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 136,632
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 129,272
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
17.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
10.2%
Female persons, percent
50.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
50.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
40.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
4.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
48.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 8,483
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 4.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 46.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $193,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,386
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $471
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,007
Building permits, 2021 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 50,372
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.19
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 65.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 8.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 95.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 85.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 90.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 44.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 9.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
9.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 58.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 59.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 729,757
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,736,442
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 146,698
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,260,149
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $24,256
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 16.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $48,791
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $32,954
Persons in poverty, percent
24.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 X
Total employment, 2020 X
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 X
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,733
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,055
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 626
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 440
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,505
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 335
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,560
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 998.9
Population per square mile, 2010 977.8
Land area in square miles, 2020 136.78
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., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2017-2021 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2021 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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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