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.

 

 

Top 10 College Towns  2015

Population

113,155
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

Median Home Price

$175,900
Higher than the state average

Housing

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.

Schools

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

$43,776
Lower than the national average

Business

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.

Residents

Most residents are
10-24 Years old

Health

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.

Education

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

Columbia, MO's Rankings

Top 10 College Towns  2015