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See what Columbia, MO has to offer.

Who Lives Here

Columbia Demographics

Education

High School

17%

Associate's

18%

Bachelor's

18%

Master's

10%

Doctorate

38%

Family Size

2 people

45%

3 people

24%

4 people

20%

5 people

8%

6+ people

3%

Household Income

0-50k

51%

50-100k

27%

100-150k

13%

150-200k

5%

200k+

5%

Age

0-10

10%

10-20

14%

20-45

46%

45-65

19%

65+

11%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Columbia?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
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Nov '23$1590$850$1100$1450
Oct '23$1835$850$1140$1350
Sep '23$1887$850$1156$1350
Aug '23$1950$850$1043$1350
Jul '23$1950$800$1099$1350
Jun '23$1950$800$968$1395
May '23$1936$800$1022$1395
Apr '23$1800$800$925$1395
Mar '23$1587$800$900$1395
Feb '23$1497$800$900$1400
Jan '23$1428$750$900$1400
Dec '22$1470$750$900$1400

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Columbia

Columbia Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

49%

15-30 Mins

38%

30-40 Mins

6%

40-60 Mins

5%

60+ Mins

2%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3939

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 17 of 25 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 14 of 25 renters

Percentage: 4646

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 14 of 25 renters

Top Scores: Coffee, Nightlife, Parks

Things To Do In Columbia

Top Score

Coffee

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are heating up. Columbia gets a solid score for coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 40% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Happy hour starts at six around here.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 72% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Columbia is shrubby, not shabby.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 13% more parks than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We'd be gym buddies with Columbia.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. A standard number of gyms compared to areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's pawsible that your pets will fall in love with Columbia.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 12% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

More of a gem than germ, this Columbia is not too bad for medical care.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 20% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Columbia gets an average rating.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 15% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 11% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 56% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 20% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Columbia.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. A standard number of gas stations compared to areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Columbia Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 23 of 25 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 21 of 25 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 21 of 25 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 19 of 25 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 19 of 25 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 19 of 25 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 18 of 25 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 16 of 25 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 16 of 25 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 15 of 25 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 14 of 25 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 13 of 25 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 13 of 25 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 13 of 25 renters

Near Grocery Stores

No

Say 13 of 25 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 14 of 25 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 15 of 25 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 17 of 25 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 19 of 25 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 19 of 25 renters

Columbia Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Columbia

9/10

New Franklin Elementary School

Grades PK, K-5 • Public

9/10

John Ridgeway Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

8/10

Mill Creek Elementary School

Grades PK, K-5 • Public

7/10
7/10

Fairview Elementary School

Grades PK, K-5 • Public

7/10

Lee Elementary School

Grades PK, K-5 • Public

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

What You Need to Know

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All About

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.