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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C+
Columbia is a town in Tennessee with a population of 36,635. Columbia is in Maury County. Living in Columbia offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Columbia and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Columbia are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$126,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$748
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    492.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    18
    6.1
  • Rape
    67
    40.7
  • Robbery
    56.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    523.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,438
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    250
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Columbia

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,673
National
$55,322

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Columbia Reviews

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Columbia is growing rapidly and has very exciting news for the future! I've been here 19 years (born and raised) and have literally watched this city transform. There are multiple parks, tourist areas, churches, event centers, and restaurants, not to mention, two brand-new school facilities! It's a cute and cozy small-town with big-town aspirations.
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I love Columbia, TN because it's small enough to have the "home-town" feel without being so small to where there's nothing there. It doesn't have all of the things to do that a bigger city does, but with the wonderful location, it's only a short drive to a bigger city if one is looking for adventure. There are many wonderful people to be met in Columbia, and one of the only things I would like to change is for the mall to be reopened with good stores for the locals. The majority of roads are good, but there are a handful of places that need to be patched in order to make the driving more comfortable.
It isn't good and it isn't bad. My time in living here; there isn't much to do. We used to have a mall, now it's partially empty. The only place to find outside entertainment would have to be the movie theater. Excluding that, there are a lot of restaurants and clothing stores. Big surprise, there's a Walmart! And, if you don't want to go to where all the weird people go, there's a Kroger. There's also three to five dollar stores placed around several places. We have a town trolley that goes to surrounding towns for convenience.