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Living In Columbia, MD

A medium-sized city in Maryland, Columbia has slightly more than 103,000 residents. The city's residents, with an average age of just over 38, are younger than most cities in Maryland. Most Columbia residents own their homes, and 33% of residents rent. Relatively high rent costs could play a role, as the average rent of $1,591/month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,347.

Columbia has an average commute time of about 34 minutes. Driving is the prevailing means of commuting to work, opted for by 49% of workers, while public transit isn't widely used. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.

Compared to the national average (7%), Columbia has a high number of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees, as 18% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. In addition, 22% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. There are four primary industries in Columbia: scientific, healthcare, education, and public administration. Combined, these industries make up 30% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 11% of residents work in management, which ranks as the top career path in the city. Columbia workers earn an average annual income of around $114K, about $21,000 more than their peers elsewhere in the state. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.



Frequently Asked Questions About Columbia

What is the average rent in Columbia?

The average rent of a studio apartment in Columbia is $1,807 per month. For a one-bedroom apartment it's $2,158 per month. For a two-bedroom apartment the average rent is $2,087 per month.

What is the average cost of rent for a one-bedroom in Columbia?

The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Columbia is $2,158

Are there any cheap apartments for rent in Columbia?

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