Best Places to Live

Columbia, MO

Population: 115,391
LIV
SCORE
631
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The college town of Columbia is home to the University of Missouri, with 27,000 students and 8,600 employees. The city displays much public art and attracts a progressive music culture, and residents have access to top health care with six individual hospitals that include Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital.

See why Columbia is a Top 100 Best Place to Live.

Columbia, MO Ranking Data

Civic
65
Demographics
54
Economy
55
Education
74
Health
70
Housing
72
Infrastructure
47