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

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Columbia is a city in South Carolina with a population of 133,273. Columbia is in Richland County and is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. Living in Columbia offers residents an urban suburban mix 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 liberal. The public schools in Columbia are above average.

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About Columbia...
Population
133,273

Home Listings

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$181,100
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$933
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    523.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    21.7
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    65.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    164.4
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    684.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    3,898.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    669
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    27%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    national  12%

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