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Living In Columbia, AL

The small town of Columbia, Alabama is home to just under 1,000 people. Families with young children will feel welcome, as kids under 5 make up an above-average percentage of the population, while young adults appear in smaller numbers. With an average age of just over 47, the town's residents are notablyolder than most cities in Alabama. The majority of Columbia residents own their homes, and 32% of residents rent. With a relatively low average rent of $498 per month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Alabama. Over the course of a year, renters in Columbia will save around $3,700 compared to the state average.

There are two primary industries in Columbia: retail and construction. Combined, these industries account for 12% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 9% of residents work in sales, which ranks as the top career path in the town. With an average annual income of just over $45,000, Columbia workers take home around $16,000 less than the average Alabama resident. The town's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (5%), Columbia has a high percentage of residents older than 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (8%). In addition, 14% have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.

Columbia residents have an average commute of about 26 minutes, faster than almost 70% of cities in Alabama. Many residents (27%) drive themselves to work, while public transit isn't used widely. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.


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