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Columbia, MO Metro Area


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2022 population: 214,630   ( 51,988 from 2010)
Land area: 1714.1 square miles
Population density: 125.2 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:169,545 78.99% 28.8%
Black:19,8019.23% 32.5%
Indian:7510.35% 43.6%
Asian:9,8834.60% 59.6%
2+ races:6,8393.19% 67.0%
Hispanic:7,8113.64% 59.6%
Total non-White:45,08521.01% 45.6%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:5,042 12.0
Deaths:3,9609.4
Net Migration: 1,4623.5
Net Immigration: 1,2352.9
Change in White population:37,868 23.3
Change in Non-White pop.:14,120 8.7




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
162,642
131,67780.96%
14,9439.19%
5230.32%
6,1943.81%
4,0962.52%
4,8953.01%
30,96519.04%

2000
135,454
114,36784.43%
11,4798.47%
5240.39%
4,0402.98%
2,3761.75%
2,4131.78%
21,08715.57%

1990
112,379
99,38888.44%
8,2797.37%
3100.28%
3,1722.82%
n/a
1,2301.09%
12,99111.56%

1980
100,376
90,85590.51%
6,3336.31%
2000.20%
1,3891.38%
n/a
1,1911.19%
9,5219.49%

1970
80,911
75,26793.02%
4,2705.28%
630.08%
5790.72%
n/a
5600.69%
5,644 6.98%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
17,990 13.3
8,1026.0
8,1116.0
3,7762.8
17,310 12.8
9,878 7.3
1990's
NumberRate
17,310 15.4
7,4516.6
7,9277.1
1,4241.3
14,979 13.3
8,096 7.2
1980's
NumberRate
15,927 15.9
6,155 6.1
2,303 2.3
n/a
8,533 8.5
3,470 3.5
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
11,081 13.7
n/a
15,588 19.3
3,877 4.8

Age, Family & Household Data for Columbia, MO Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
32.6
42,918 20.0%
171,712 80.0%
28,862 13.4%
83,744
2.38
47,852 57.1%
37,351 78.1%
4,704 9.8%
35,892 42.9%

2010
NumberPercent
29.6
34,251 21.1%
128,391 78.9%
15,072 9.3%
64,077
2.40
36,312 56.7%
26,965 74.3%
4,375 12.0%
27,765 43.3%

2000
NumberPercent
29.9
30,847 22.8%
104,607 77.2%
11,644 8.6%
53,106
2.38
31,665 59.6%
24,662 77.9%
3,639 11.5%
21,441 40.4%

1990
NumberPercent
27.9
25,383 22.6%
86,996 77.4%
9,392 8.4%
42,089
2.42
25,939 61.6%
20,943 80.7%
2,751 10.6%
16,150 38.4%

1980
NumberPercent
24.8
22,552 22.5%
77,824 77.5%
7,550 7.5%
35,359
2.50
22,320 63.1%
19,004 85.1%
1,795 8.0%
13,039 36.9%

2022 Housing Data for Columbia, MO Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units91,879 
Median Value$227,465 
Occupied83,74491.1%
Vacant8,1358.9%
Owned50,19859.9%
Rented33,54640.1%
Median Rent$964 
Single-Family Units61,16366.6%
    Detached56,44361.4%
    Attached4,7205.1%
Buldings with 5+ Units15,31016.7%
Mobile Homes4,3754.8%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Columbia, MO Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0005,1726.2%
$10,000 to $14,9993,9654.7%
$15,000 to $19,9993,1783.8%
$20,000 to $24,9992,9923.6%
$25,000 to $29,9993,7874.5%
$30,000 to $34,9993,3784.0%
$35,000 to $39,9993,3604.0%
$40,000 to $44,9993,1693.8%
$45,000 to $49,9993,2613.9%
$50,000 to $59,9996,3797.6%
$60,000 to $74,9998,52310.2%
$75,000 to $99,99910,95113.1%
$100,000 to $124,9998,0609.6%
$125,000 to $149,9995,1216.1%
$150,000 to $199,9995,8757.0%
$200,000 or more6,5737.8%
Median Household Income65,946 
Per Capita Income36,270 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.85 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI3,4314.1%
Public Assistance1,2531.5%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps6,5787.9%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed99,83071.7%
Unemployed4,3393.1%
In Armed Forces2170.2%
Total Labor Force104,38675.0%
Not in Labor Force34,87225.0%
Real Unemployment Rate 28.2%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector35,38430,04754.1%
Non-Profit3,4576,55234.5%
Self-Employed5,2193,66058.8%
Local Government2,7404,30538.9%
State Government6,7897,41847.8%
Federal Government1,3141,39048.6%
Total Private + Self40,60333,70754.6%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.14,30019,66542.1%
Total54,90353,37250.7%
Pct. Govt.22.1%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts17,59416.2%
Sales and Office Occupations20,12218.6%
Professional, Technical32,73830.2%
Service Occupations19,17417.7%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing4170.4%
All others18,76417.3%
White Collar 65.0%
Industry
 Number%
Educational services18,978439.4%
Health care and social assistance17,990416.5%
Retail trade10,957253.7%
Accommodation and food services9,443218.6%
Finance and insurance7,069163.7%
Manufacturing7,004162.2%
Construction5,915137.0%
Professional, scientific, technical5,485127.0%
Public administration4,822111.6%
Other services4,20097.2%
Transportation and warehousing3,64484.4%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.2,55959.2%
Wholesale trade2,11549.0%
Arts, entertainment, recreation1,93344.8%
Information1,78241.3%
Real estate and rental and leasing1,70539.5%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting1,38932.2%
Utilities1,16226.9%
Management1483.4%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction922.1%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Columbia, MO Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican4,4822.12%
Puerto Rican5000.24%
Cuban2180.10%
Dominican570.03%
Total Central American6200.29%
Costa Rican140.01%
Guatemalan1490.07%
Honduran2050.10%
Nicaraguan1540.07%
Panamanian440.02%
Salvadoran540.03%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American7960.38%
Argentinean100.00%
Bolivian710.03%
Chilean270.01%
Colombian2150.10%
Ecuadorian520.02%
Paraguayan130.01%
Peruvian3870.18%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan150.01%
Other South American60.00%
Other Hispanic6020.29%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Chinese3,0981.47%
Korean1,2350.59%
Indian1,1830.56%
Cambodian7590.36%
Vietnamese7120.34%
Filipino5650.27%
Japanese1810.09%
Taiwanese1240.06%
Thai830.04%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English184,48592.5%
Spanish3,8601.9%
Chinese2,5491.3%
Other Asian1,5370.8%
Other Indo-European1,4880.7%
Other1,1800.6%
Korean9700.5%
Arabic7960.4%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic6720.3%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German51,69124.5%
English26,44712.5%
Irish24,54611.6%
American13,4466.4%
Italian6,1232.9%
Scottish4,7342.2%
European4,7062.2%
French4,1051.9%
Polish3,1451.5%
Dutch2,5521.2%
Swedish2,4661.2%
Scotch-Irish2,3001.1%
Norwegian1,9870.9%
British1,8860.9%
Welsh1,4100.7%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen203,54396.4%
Not a citizen7,5353.6%
Native198,80694.2%
Foreign-born12,2725.8%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Columbia, MO Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
2,910 2.3%4,757 3.7%29,639 23.0%32,191 24.9%33,769 26.2%25,849 20.0%
  Average years of education: 14.4
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 2,910 2.3%
9-12 Years 4,757 3.7%
H.S. Grad or GED 29,639 23.0%
Some College 32,191 24.9%
Bach. Degree 33,769 26.2%
Grad Degree 25,849 20.0%
Average years of education: 14.4

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Columbia, MO Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 158,728 152,144 6,584 4.1%
1991 163,228 157,972 5,256 3.2%
1992 167,140 162,062 5,078 3.0%
1993 169,984 163,952 6,032 3.5%
1994 173,330 169,206 4,124 2.4%
1995 180,140 176,140 4,000 2.2%
1996 185,884 182,136 3,748 2.0%
1997 197,846 194,056 3,790 1.9%
1998 198,444 194,942 3,502 1.8%
1999 197,268 194,484 2,784 1.4%
2000 185,658 181,288 4,370 2.4%
2001 187,002 181,072 5,930 3.2%
2002 191,098 184,262 6,836 3.6%
2003 193,492 186,322 7,170 3.7%
2004 194,476 186,612 7,864 4.0%
2005 200,500 192,998 7,502 3.7%
2006 202,906 195,898 7,008 3.5%
2007 205,054 197,238 7,816 3.8%
2008 204,796 195,280 9,516 4.6%
2009 205,550 192,254 13,296 6.5%
2010 210,186 195,986 14,200 6.8%
2011 212,688 199,522 13,166 6.2%
2012 216,528 205,758 10,770 5.0%
2013 219,620 209,070 10,550 4.8%
2014 219,720 210,124 9,596 4.4%
2015 221,644 213,210 8,434 3.8%
2016 221,078 213,466 7,612 3.4%
2017 219,758 213,702 6,056 2.8%
2018 219,958 214,744 5,214 2.4%
2019 221,162 215,624 5,538 2.5%
2020 216,844 207,502 9,342 4.3%
2021 220,712 214,392 6,320 2.9%
2022 222,986 218,492 4,494 2.0%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com