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Living In Columbia, IL

Columbia, Illinois is a small city with approximately 10,000 residents. The city's population, with an average age of just over 40, is slightly older than other cities in Illinois, which has an average age of 38. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 80% of residents own their homes. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the city boasts a relatively low average rent of $927/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Columbia will save around $1,500 compared to the state average.

Columbia has an average commute time of about 27 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the prevailing mode of getting to work, selected by 48% of workers, while public transit isn't used much. Few residents commute to work on foot.

Compared to the national average (7%), Columbia has a relatively large concentration of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees, as 8% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. In addition, 18% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Many Columbia residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, retail, and manufacturing. Together, these industries account for 22% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 10% of the city's population works in sales, making it the top field in the city. Columbia workers take home an average annual income of around $95K, about $18,000 more than the average Illinois resident. Columbia's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.

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