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Living In Columbia, PA

The small city of Columbia, Pennsylvania is home to just over 10,000 residents. It's a nice place to raise a family, as children under 5 make up a higher percentage of the population here (9%) than nationally (6%), while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just over 39, skew younger than most cities in Pennsylvania. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 58% of residents own their homes. With a relatively low average rent of $801 per month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Pennsylvania. Over the course of a year, renters in Columbia will save around $1,400 compared to the state average.

Averaging about 24 minutes, the commute time for Columbia residents outperforms the Pennsylvania average of about 28 minutes. Many residents (39%) drive themselves to work, while public transit is not used much. Walking (3%) isn't a common means of commuting to work, though the number does exceed the national average.

There are three primary industries in Columbia: manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. Together, these industries account for 24% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of about $55,000, Columbia workers earn around $8,000 less than their peers elsewhere in the state. Columbia's average income also trails the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (5%), Columbia has a relatively high concentration of residents older than 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (7%). Furthermore, 10% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.



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