What you need to know about Columbia, SC

Columbia is located in Richland County, South Carolina. The population is 50% White, 41% Black, 2% Asian and 0% Native American or Native Hawaiian. 2% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. 5% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. The median income is $41,454 and the median home value is $159,600. For more on schools, real estate, business and health care in Columbia, see each of the tabs above. Walkability can be a key driver of the overall livability of a community. Columbia has a Walk Score ® of 35.
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Business

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Business Climate

Median Home Price

$159,600
Higher than the state average

Housing

Homes Owned 45.88%
45.88% Complete
Homes Rented 54.12%
54.12% Complete

Real Estate

In Columbia, South Carolina


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.
Downtown Columbia, SC
Neighborhoods in Columbia, SC
Columbia's neighborhoods include single-family homes in historic settings, apartment complexes in urban areas, and planned communities.

Schools

In Columbia, South Carolina


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

$41,454
Lower than the national average

Business

In Columbia, South Carolina


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, South Carolina


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 40%
40% Complete
Graduated High School 86%
86% Complete

Columbia, SC's Rankings

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Neighborhoods in Columbia, SC
Columbia's neighborhoods include single-family homes in historic settings, apartment complexes in urban areas, and planned communities.