Columbia, MO

120,606 Population
63.8 square miles 1,889.4 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
2.0%
was 2.0%
Ranked 4th Highest in MO
Population Density
1,889.4
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
37.1%
was 30.2%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
8.8%
was 9.0%
Ranked 1st Highest in MO
Percent Under 18
18.3%
was 18.3%
Ranked 8th Highest in MO
Percent 65 and Over
11.6%
was 7.6%
Ranked 8th Highest in MO

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
2.5
was 3.3
Ranked 1st Lowest in MO
Percent Living in Poverty
19.7%
was 24.6%
Ranked 6th Lowest in MO
Median Household Income
$45,221
was $44,160
Ranked 5th Highest in MO
Gini Income Distribution
 
49.6
52.6
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0.8
was 4.4
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
504.6
was 363.0
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,056.9
was 3,804.1
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
53,323
was 49,228
Ranked 5th Highest in MO
Median Rent
$820
was $768
Ranked 5th Highest in MO
Total Building Permits
1,009
was 1,037
 
Occupied Housing Units
47,982
was 46,380
 
Homeownership Rate
44.8%
was 44.4%
Ranked 7th Highest in MO
Single Family Building Permits
631
was 733
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
820.5
was 762.3
Ranked 5th Highest in MO
Rental Vacancy Rate
16.8%
was 10.0%
Ranked 7th Highest in MO
Multifamily Building Permits
378
was 304
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.4
Ranked 6th Highest in MO
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
20.3
was 21.6
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
8.8
was 9.2
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.3%
was 95.3%
Ranked 5th Highest in MO
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
92.7%
Ranked 3rd Highest in MO
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
Ranked 1st Highest in MO

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
95.9%
was 94.8%
Ranked 3rd Highest in MO
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
51.9%
was 53.9%
Ranked 1st Highest in MO

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