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Living In Columbia, MO

Columbia is a medium-size city in Missouri with slightly more than 116,000 residents. Young adults aged 15-24 will fit right in, as they make up an above-average percentage of the community, while middle-aged professionals are less well-represented. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just under 34, are decidedly younger than most cities in Missouri. Renters slightly outnumber homeowners in Columbia by a narrow 54%-46% margin despite an average rent of $917 per month, which exceeds the state average by $69 per month.

Columbia residents have a plethora of industries from which to choose. The four most common are education, healthcare, entertainment, and retail. Combined, these industries account for 34% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 7% of residents work in sales, which ranks as the top field in the city. Columbia workers earn an average annual income of about $63K, roughly the same as those elsewhere in the state. However, Columbia compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), Columbia has a large concentration of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees, as 11% possess a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. Further, 15% have a Bachelor's degree.

Columbia has an average commute time of about 18 minutes, outperforming the state average of about 24 minutes. Many residents (45%) drive to work, while public transportation is not used much. Walking (3%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number surpasses the national average.


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