Columbia, SC Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Columbia?

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There are 136,754 residents in Columbia, with a median age of 28.3. Of this, 49.79% are males and 50.21% are females. US-born citizens make up 93.46% of the resident pool in Columbia, while non-US-born citizens account for 3.78%. Additionally, 2.75% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 90,276 people in Columbia currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 136,754 -0.4%
Male Population 68,093 -0.9%
Female Population 68,661 0.1%
Male population 49.79%
Female population 50.21%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 28.3 0.3%
Citizen US Born 127,813 -0.4%
Citizen not US Born 5,174 2.5%
Not Citizen 3,767 -4.2%
Citizen US Born 93.46%
Citizen not US Born 3.78%
Not Citizen 2.75%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 1,693 28.6%
Moved from Same County 14,337 -2.9%
Moved from Same State 11,980 -4.0%
Moved from Different State 17,176 -10.2%
Same House as Last Year 90,276 2.2%
Moved from Abroad 1.25%
Moved from Same County 10.58%
Moved from Same State 8.84%
Moved from Different State 12.68%
Same House as Last Year 66.64%

What are the employment statistics in Columbia?

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White-collar workers make up 85.51% of the working population in Columbia, while blue-collar employees account for 14.49%. There are also 5,059 entrepreneurs in Columbia (8.09% of the workforce); 38,837 workers employed in private companies (62.08%); and 13,406 people working in governmental institutions (21.43%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 53,491 -0.4%
Blue Collar 9,066 0.4%
White Collar 85.51%
Blue Collar 14.49%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 5,059 6.8%
Private Companies 38,837 -2.5%
Governmental Workers 13,406 4.9%
Not for Profit Companies 5,255 -2.3%
Self Employees 8.09%
Private Companies 62.08%
Governmental Workers 21.43%
Not for Profit Companies 8.4%

How many households are there in Columbia?

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There are a total of 50,223 households in Columbia, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 47.88% of these Columbia households, while non-family units account for the remaining 52.12%. Additionally, 24.08% of households have children and 75.92% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 50,223 -0.3%
Average People Per Household 2 -0.5%
Family Households 24,046 -0.9%
Non-family Households 26,177 0.3%
Family Households 47.88%
Non-family Households 52.12%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 12,094 -3.8%
Households without Children 38,129 0.9%
Households with Children 24.08%
Households without Children 75.92%

What are the median and average incomes in Columbia?

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The average annual household income in Columbia is $88,116, while the median household income sits at $54,095 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $62,412, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $67,027. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $20,685 and $48,227, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $88,116 10.7%
Median Household Income $54,095 10.9%
People below Poverty Level 26,455 -0.3%
People above Poverty Level 82,806 -0.1%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Columbia?

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There are 58,910 housing units in Columbia, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1977. Of the 50,223 occupied housing units in Columbia, 47.01% are owner-occupied, while 52.99% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 68.72% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $236,500. In general, housing costs reach $1,125 per month in Columbia.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 58,910 0.0%
Median Year Built 1977 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 6,106 9.3%
Built between 1940 and 1949 5,329 -10.3%
Built between 1950 and 1959 8,020 -1.9%
Built between 1960 and 1969 6,126 2.1%
Built between 1970 and 1979 5,483 -8.6%
Built between 1980 and 1989 5,959 -0.5%
Built between 1990 and 1999 6,393 -4.0%
Built between 2000 and 2009 8,736 -2.5%
Built between 2010 and 2019 6,468 17.6%
Built in 2020 or Later 290 156.6%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 50,223 -0.3%
Owner Occupied 23,612 1.6%
Renter Occupied 26,611 -1.9%
Owner Occupied 47.01%
Renter Occupied 52.99%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 16,226 0.8%
Without Mortgage 7,386 3.3%
Median Value with Mortgage $236,500 16.9%
Median Value without Mortgage $199,300 21.0%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,125 8.9%
With Mortgage 68.72%
Without Mortgage 31.28%

What is the level of education in Columbia?

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Approximately 27.6% of the population in Columbia holds a high school degree (that's 31,313 residents), while 30.63% have attained a college certificate (20,753 locals) and 20% have a bachelor's degree (22,686 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 1,629 -8.4%
Some High School 31,313 -1.8%
Some College 20,753 1.9%
Associate Degree 7,359 5.5%
Bachelor's Degree 22,686 -2.5%
Graduate Degree 15,713 2.8%
No High School 1.44%
Some High School 27.6%
Some College 30.63%
Associate Degree 6.49%
Bachelor's Degree 20%
Graduate Degree 13.85%

What is the marital status of Columbia residents?

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A total of 66,100 people in Columbia have never been married (which represents 56.19% of the total population), while 36,797 of them are wedded (31.28%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 2,404 (2.04%) and 9,981 (8.48%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 66,100 0.7%
Married 36,797 -2.1%
Separated 2,404 -11.8%
Widowed 4,762 2.4%
Divorced 9,981 1.2%
Never Married 56.19%
Married 31.28%
Separated 2.04%
Widowed 4.05%
Divorced 8.48%

What are the most common means of transportation in Columbia?

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The top three means of transportation people in Columbia use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 47,897 residents commute by car, 12,257 prefer going to work by walking and 1,186 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 47,897 -0.5%
Bus or TrolleyBus 1,186 14.0%
Subway or Elevated 8 N/A
Railroad 23 35.3%
Ferryboat 20 -52.4%
Bicycle 281 3.3%
Motorcycle 58 -14.7%
TaxiCab 419 201.4%
Walk 12,257 -12.9%

What is the median and average household income in Columbia by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
29201 22,938 9,236 $33,561.00 $60,988.00
29203 41,205 16,252 $39,015.00 $54,106.00
29204 18,034 7,305 $48,074.00 $70,024.00
29205 22,861 10,736 $59,549.00 $109,437.00
29206 18,746 8,121 $83,708.00 $125,316.00
29207 9,963 8 $0.00 $0.00
29208 2,281 0 $0.00 $0.00
29209 36,979 14,518 $57,969.00 $89,071.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2022 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 29147 29201 29202 29203 29204 29205 29206 29207 29208 29209 29210 29212 29223 29225 29229

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