Best Places to Live

Columbia, MD

Population: 106,585
LIV
SCORE
649

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Located just outside Baltimore, lies the city of Columbia, Maryland. Known for its extensive hospitals and access to quality health care, Columbia offers great options for living a healthy lifestyle. Demographically, Columbia continues to see population growth, and offers a great sense of diversity and community. Economic strengths include solid employment and job growth in the areas of technology, data, research and finance. Education also plays a key role, with both private and public schools offering strong educational opportunities.


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Columbia, MD Ranking Data

Civic
70
Demographics
71
Economy
66
Education
67
Health
56
Housing
55
Infrastructure
44