City of Columbia, SC
Columbia is located in Richland County in South Carolina. The median income is $40,550 and the median home value is $161,100. The unemployment rate is 10.94% compared to 7.9% for the U.S. as a whole. Workers commute an average of 16.7 minutes each day. The population is 51.5% White, 42.5% Black, 0.1% American Indian, 2.1% Asian, and 3.8% identify as some other race or ethnicity. For more on the schools, healthcare, and getting around in Columbia, see each of the tabs below. For those people interested in the walkability of a community, Columbia has a Walk Score® of 35.
Median Household Income$40,550
Median Home Price$161,100
Columbia's varied mix of historic destinations, artsy attractions, entertainment venues and signature festivals offer up year-round fun. Historic Sites and Museums Take a step back in time at the South Carolina State Museum, where visitors will find artifacts and exhibits that tell the state's story. Located in the Columbia Mill textile building, which was built in 1893, the museum has collections of South Carolina art, natural history displays, science and technology exhibits, and a history collection with more than 45,000 pieces.
Columbia's restaurant selection includes upscale establishments and informal dining spots, and on-the-go meals are also available thanks to local food trucks. Fine Dining Restaurants In downtown Columbia's Five Points area, Saluda's Restaurant serves Southern food with French and Italian influences, as well as more than 300 wine varieties. Also in Five Points, Cellar on Greene includes a wine shop and bar that serves dinner beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Columbia offers easy access to golf courses, parks and a well-established zoo, and thanks to the South Carolina Gamecocks, fun sporting events are on deck throughout the year. Public Golf Courses Located in nearby Blythewood, Cobblestone Park, formerly known as the University Club, has 27 holes on 240 acres. The course serves as home base for the University of South Carolina men's and women's golf teams, and it was named one of the top 30 golf courses in the state by the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel.