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Columbia, MD: What you need to know

One of the wealthiest cities in America is Columbia, founded in 1967 and today comprised of 10 self-contained villages. The village concept gives Columbia a small-town feel even though its population has surpassed 100,000, and amenities include three lakes, 80 miles of pathways and The Mall in Columbia. The city's median family income is $120,000, and federal government and research-related jobs play big roles in the local economy because Columbia is only 30 miles from Washington, D.C.


Columbia, MD City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 103,055
Median Age 38
Median Household Income $100,849
Median Home Price $365,500
Walkscore 30

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Columbia, MD Demographics

Median Population in Columbia, MD

Median Age 37.7%
Age 18 Over 76.7%
Age 21 Over 73.6%
Age 62 Over 15.8%
Age 65 Over 12.4%

Race in Columbia, MD

  Ethnicity White 53.9%
  Ethnicity Black 26.7%
  Ethnicity Asian 13%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 7.9%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Other 2.2%

Population By Gender in Columbia, MD

  Male 49.2%
  Female 50.8%

Language in Columbia, MD

  English Only 77.1%
  English Other 22.9%

Economics in Columbia, MD

  Median Household Income $100,849
  Median Home Price $365,500
  Homes Owned 33.7%
  Homes Rent 66.3%
  Median Property Rent $1,585

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Commute Types in Columbia, MD

  Walked 1.1%
  Worked at Home 4.5%
  Public Transportation 4.6%
  Other Means 1.2%
  Drove Alone 81.3%
  Carpooled 7.3%

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