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1.54% growth
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0.7% growth
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0.87% growth
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0.96% growth

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The economy of Columbia, MO employs 62,776 people. The economy of Columbia, MO is specialized in Educational Services; Accommodation & Food Service; and Finance & Insurance, which employ respectively 2.21; 1.34; and 1.27 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Columbia, MO are Educational Services (12,916), Healthcare & Social Assistance (10,684), and Retail trade (7,303), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($95,841), Finance & Insurance ($47,003), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($43,690).

Median household income in Columbia, MO is $45,221. Males in Columbia, MO have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,260. The income inequality of Columbia, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Columbia, MO. In Boone County, MO the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 108 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,440. St. Louis city, MO has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Missouri.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Columbia, MO is from the county of Boone County, MO.

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Columbia, MO is home to a population of 117,165 people, from which 94.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Columbia, MO is composed of 89,204 White residents (76.1%), 11,355 Black residents (9.7%), 6,964 Asian residents (5.94%), 5,274 Two+ residents (4.5%), and 3,924 Hispanic residents (3.35%). The most common foreign languages in Columbia, MO are Chinese (2,288 speakers), Spanish (2,120 speakers), and Korean (794 speakers), but compared to other places, Columbia, MO has a relative high number of Other (162 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (222 speakers), and Thai (134 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Columbia, MO awarded 13,673 degrees. The student population of Columbia, MO is skewed towards females, with 5,986 male students and 7,687 female students. Most students in Columbia, MO are White (9,866 and 72.2%), followed by Black or African American (1,422 and 10.4%), Hispanic or Latino (674 and 4.93%), and Unknown (430 and 3.14%). The largest universities in Columbia, MO by number of graduates are University of Missouri-Columbia (8,668 and 63.4%), Columbia College (4,636 and 33.9%), and Stephens College (209 and 1.53%). The most popular majors in Columbia, MO are General Business (879 and 6.43%), General Studies (580 and 4.24%), and General Psychology (510 and 3.73%). The median tuition costs in Columbia, MO are $7,887 for private four year colleges, and $8,286 and $24,660 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Columbia, MO is $178,600, which is 0.87 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $176,900 to $178,600, a 0.96% increase. The homeownership rate of Columbia, MO is 47%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Columbia, MO have an average commute time of 15.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Columbia, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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