Richland County

Columbia, SC: What you need to know

Columbia, located in Richland County, is a lively college town – home of the University of South Carolina and its title-winning Gamecocks sports teams. Columbia is the state capital, and offers residents welcoming neighborhoods, a strong sense of history and a progressive place to put down roots. With plentiful recreational offerings, attractions and a terrific dining scene, it's no wonder the city continues to see new development in its three primary downtown districts. Columbia is a place where manners are a way of life and people go out of their way to be friendly.

Columbia, SC City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 131,958
Median Age 28
Median Household Income $41,260
Median Home Price $162,200

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Columbia, SC Demographics

Median Population in Columbia, SC

Median Age 28.1%
Age 18 Over 83%
Age 21 Over 68.4%
Age 62 Over 11.7%
Age 65 Over 9.3%

Race in Columbia, SC

  Ethnicity White 51.6%
  Ethnicity Black 41.5%
  Ethnicity Asian 2.2%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 5.8%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Other 1.7%

Population By Gender in Columbia, SC

  Male 51.5%
  Female 48.5%

Language in Columbia, SC

  English Only 92.2%
  English Other 7.8%

Economics in Columbia, SC

  Median Household Income $41,260
  Median Home Price $162,200
  Homes Owned 54.9%
  Homes Rent 45.1%
  Median Property Rent $836

 
COMMUTE TIME: 15.1 MINUTES
in Columbia, SC

Commute Types in Columbia, SC

  Walked 21.4%
  Worked at Home 3.7%
  Public Transportation 1.8%
  Other Means 2.4%
  Drove Alone 64.7%
  Carpooled 6.1%

 
Total Employed Armed Forces: 9,212
In Columbia, SC

 
8.3% CIVILIAN VETERANS
in Columbia, SC