What you need to know about Columbia, MO

Ranked among the Top 10 College Town, the University of Missouri plays a major role in Columbia’s economy and culture and is a big reason why the city has repeated appearances on the Top 100 Best Places to Live. Well-manicured parks, good cuisine, shopping choices and nightspots help give Columbia a distinct vibe and sophistication, and luxuries include a strong healthcare system, thriving downtown and an award-winning MKT Trail for hiking and biking.



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Top 10 College Towns  2015


Up by 12.66%
7 Things to Do in Columbia, MO
Football, nightlife, festivals, Huck’s are good choices
University of Missouri in Columbia, MO
Why Columbia, MO Is a Best Place to Live
Excellent educational opportunities, strong business climate make Columbia an attractive city to young families

Nearby Cities


Homes Owned 48.27%
48.27% Complete
Homes Rented 51.73%
51.73% Complete

Real Estate

In Columbia, Missouri

Ready to move to Columbia? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Columbia.


In Columbia, Missouri

The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Columbia rates.

Median Household Income

Lower than the national average


In Columbia, Missouri

Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Columbia.


Most residents are
10-24 Years old


In Columbia, Missouri

Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Columbia.


Bachelor’s Degree 56%
56% Complete
Graduated High School 94%
94% Complete

Columbia, MO's Livability Rankings

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Top 10 College Towns  2015