Best Places to Live

Columbia, MO

Population: 115,391
LIV
SCORE
637
DJ Schulte

On the Best Places to Live list for four consecutive years is Columbia, home to the University of Missouri. Known as “CoMo” to locals, the city has many hospitals, well-maintained parks, popular nightspots and good restaurant and shopping choices. The economy in Columbia features strong sectors in healthcare, insurance and technology, and a dynamic downtown and many hiking and biking trails add to the city’s overall livability.

Here are more reasons that make Columbia a Top 100 Best Place to Live.

Columbia, MO Ranking Data

Civic
57
Demographics
46
Economy
61
Education
60
Health
77
Housing
56
Infrastructure
42