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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    D
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Columbia is a town in North Carolina with a population of 939. Columbia is in Tyrrell County. Living in Columbia offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Columbia and residents tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$73,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$768
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    2%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    22%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    3%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    37%
    13%

Working in Columbia

Jobs
D
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$25,625
National
$55,322
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Columbia Reviews

2 reviews
I just purchased a home here in Columbia and I really like the small town feel, it seems everyone know everyone and I like that.
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I have lived in the area the majority of my life. It has a small town feel, and a safe area to live in.