Columbia, MD

103,467 Population
31.9 square miles 3,061 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.7%
was 1.7%
Ranked 2nd Highest in MD
Population Density
3,061
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
49.3%
was 45.8%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
22.5%
was 16.0%
Ranked 6th Highest in MD
Percent Under 18
24.3%
was 22.3%
Ranked 3rd Highest in MD
Percent 65 and Over
13.2%
was 12.1%
Ranked 4th Highest in MD

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
--
No Data Available
Percent Living in Poverty
6.5%
was 5.6%
Ranked 5th Lowest in MD
Median Household Income
$102,431
was $100,902
Ranked 2nd Highest in MD
Gini Income Distribution
 
36.5
40.2
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
--
No Data Available
Violent Crimes per 100,000
--
No Data Available
Property Crimes per 100,000
--
No Data Available

 Housing

Total Housing Units
40,216
was 41,723
Ranked 2nd Highest in MD
Median Rent
$1,614
was $1,540
Ranked 3rd Highest in MD
Total Building Permits
--
No Data Available
Occupied Housing Units
38,325
was 39,823
 
Homeownership Rate
67.0%
was 66.0%
Ranked 3rd Highest in MD
Single Family Building Permits
--
No Data Available
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,259.6
was 1,306.8
Ranked 7th Highest in MD
Rental Vacancy Rate
13.0%
was 12.3%
Ranked 4th Highest in MD
Multifamily Building Permits
--
No Data Available
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.7
was 2.6
Ranked 5th Highest in MD
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
--
No Data Available
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
--
No Data Available

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.5%
was 97.5%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
96.0%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.9%
was 98.7%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
95.7%
was 96.3%
Ranked 2nd Highest in MD
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
62.8%
was 64.7%
Ranked 3rd Highest in MD

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