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Columbia
  • City in Missouri

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade A minus
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade A

editorial

Columbia is a city in Missouri with a population of 126,172. Columbia is in Boone County and is one of the best places to live in Missouri. Living in Columbia offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Columbia there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Columbia and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Columbia are highly rated.

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About Columbia...
Population
126,172

Home Listings

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$248,600
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$997
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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Columbia Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    341
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    8.6
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    71.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    50.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    310.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,945.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    359
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    25%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    national  11%

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