RightDataUSA

Columbia, SC Metro Area


[Sort counties by population]

 


Click here to view election data for Columbia, SC Metro Area

2022 population: 847,686   ( 80,088 from 2010)
Land area: 3703.0 square miles
Population density: 228.9 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:462,866 54.60% 3.3%
Black:289,92434.20% 14.9%
Indian:2,5780.30% 14.1%
Asian:21,6302.55% 65.5%
2+ races:17,5972.08% 48.3%
Hispanic:53,0916.26% 35.6%
Total non-White:384,82045.40% 20.4%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:20,430 12.3
Deaths:20,76012.5
Net Migration: 15,8509.6
Net Immigration: 2,5491.5
Change in White population:14,939 1.9
Change in Non-White pop.:65,149 8.5




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

[Display all years]

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

2010
767,598
447,92758.35%
252,32932.87%
2,2590.29%
13,0661.70%
11,8691.55%
39,1535.10%
319,67141.65%

2000
647,158
403,45262.34%
211,52832.69%
1,6480.25%
8,2231.27%
6,0230.93%
15,6082.41%
243,70637.66%

1990
548,335
362,09466.04%
174,44931.81%
1,1450.21%
4,6500.85%
n/a
5,9971.09%
186,24133.96%

1980
498,159
335,08367.26%
152,64530.64%
6320.13%
3,1020.62%
n/a
6,1161.23%
163,07632.74%

1970
402,914
280,26269.56%
117,83829.25%
3170.08%
7300.18%
n/a
3,2890.82%
122,652 30.44%

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

2000's
NumberRate
86,683 13.4
52,0108.0
55,3848.6
10,8091.7
44,475 6.9
75,965 11.7
1990's
NumberRate
86,088 15.7
47,6798.7
31,0415.7
3,9050.7
41,358 7.5
57,465 10.5
1980's
NumberRate
79,245 15.9
40,543 8.1
15,695 3.2
n/a
27,011 5.4
23,165 4.7
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
48,507 12.0
n/a
54,821 13.6
40,424 10.0

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

[Display all years]

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
37.2
182,782 21.6%
664,904 78.4%
128,680 15.2%
328,749
2.43
208,187 63.3%
144,181 69.3%
26,728 12.8%
120,562 36.7%

2010
NumberPercent
35.7
180,161 23.5%
587,437 76.5%
87,679 11.4%
294,881
2.48
193,598 65.7%
133,457 68.9%
26,276 13.6%
101,283 34.3%

2000
NumberPercent
34.6
162,347 25.1%
484,811 74.9%
67,835 10.5%
245,447
2.50
168,107 68.5%
124,288 73.9%
21,119 12.6%
77,340 31.5%

1990
NumberPercent
31.6
139,537 25.4%
408,798 74.6%
53,908 9.8%
197,021
2.64
142,048 72.1%
109,801 77.3%
14,799 10.4%
54,973 27.9%

1980
NumberPercent
27.8
142,185 28.5%
355,974 71.5%
39,611 8.0%
161,968
2.86
123,101 76.0%
99,276 80.6%
11,753 9.5%
38,867 24.0%

2022 Housing Data for Columbia, SC Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units368,116 
Median Value$191,980 
Occupied328,74989.3%
Vacant39,36710.7%
Owned225,87068.7%
Rented102,87931.3%
Median Rent$1,066 
Single-Family Units255,41769.4%
    Detached245,44966.7%
    Attached9,9682.7%
Buldings with 5+ Units49,15113.4%
Mobile Homes45,96812.5%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Columbia, SC Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,00022,5046.8%
$10,000 to $14,99912,3983.8%
$15,000 to $19,99911,8903.6%
$20,000 to $24,99913,8014.2%
$25,000 to $29,99912,8183.9%
$30,000 to $34,99915,0384.6%
$35,000 to $39,99915,5584.7%
$40,000 to $44,99912,3553.8%
$45,000 to $49,99913,7834.2%
$50,000 to $59,99926,4988.1%
$60,000 to $74,99932,1059.8%
$75,000 to $99,99943,43813.2%
$100,000 to $124,99929,3188.9%
$125,000 to $149,99920,7066.3%
$150,000 to $199,99923,2597.1%
$200,000 or more23,2807.1%
Median Household Income63,405 
Per Capita Income35,407 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.86 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI14,6414.5%
Public Assistance4,9641.5%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps37,62111.4%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed350,02668.5%
Unemployed21,8834.3%
In Armed Forces9,6921.9%
Total Labor Force381,60174.6%
Not in Labor Force129,61425.4%
Real Unemployment Rate 29.6%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector134,989117,09753.5%
Non-Profit9,34817,36335.0%
Self-Employed21,12012,66262.5%
Local Government10,35317,49737.2%
State Government14,82523,72138.5%
Federal Government6,9656,07253.4%
Total Private + Self156,109129,75954.6%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.41,49164,65339.1%
Total197,600194,41250.4%
Pct. Govt.20.3%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts63,85916.2%
Sales and Office Occupations85,62021.8%
Professional, Technical95,38824.3%
Service Occupations64,17116.3%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing1,4290.4%
All others84,09121.4%
White Collar 62.3%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance53,735668.1%
Retail trade42,599529.6%
Educational services40,953509.2%
Manufacturing37,493466.2%
Accommodation and food services28,613355.8%
Public administration27,475341.6%
Construction24,251301.5%
Finance and insurance21,919272.5%
Other services21,706269.9%
Professional, scientific, technical21,170263.2%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.19,715245.1%
Transportation and warehousing16,887210.0%
Wholesale trade9,164113.9%
Real estate and rental and leasing6,72183.6%
Information6,48580.6%
Arts, entertainment, recreation5,99374.5%
Utilities4,73158.8%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting2,65233.0%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction4876.1%
Management3804.7%

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

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican23,0592.77%
Puerto Rican9,0371.09%
Cuban1,8590.22%
Dominican8460.10%
Total Central American7,1820.86%
Costa Rican2530.03%
Guatemalan2,6630.32%
Honduran2,6850.32%
Nicaraguan3940.05%
Panamanian5190.06%
Salvadoran6390.08%
Other Central American290.00%
Total South American3,7550.45%
Argentinean1620.02%
Bolivian1290.02%
Chilean1130.01%
Colombian1,9010.23%
Ecuadorian3110.04%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian4420.05%
Uruguayan310.00%
Venezuelan6660.08%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic3,6560.44%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian6,7780.81%
Chinese3,2530.39%
Filipino2,1700.26%
Korean2,1170.25%
Vietnamese1,2750.15%
Japanese4820.06%
Thai4530.05%
Burmese3720.04%
Laotian2590.03%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English722,17391.9%
Spanish35,7534.5%
Other Indo-European6,6920.9%
Other3,2940.4%
German, other Germanic2,9040.4%
Other Asian2,8280.4%
Chinese2,6250.3%
French, Haitian, Cajun2,0660.3%
Korean1,9340.2%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German80,4929.7%
English74,0508.9%
Irish59,3257.1%
American57,6536.9%
Italian19,5712.4%
European15,9831.9%
Scotch-Irish15,7991.9%
Scottish15,4501.9%
African12,2541.5%
French11,6441.4%
Polish10,6511.3%
Dutch4,5110.5%
British3,8730.5%
Norwegian3,1710.4%
Welsh3,1640.4%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen808,83897.2%
Not a citizen23,0752.8%
Native788,11694.7%
Foreign-born43,7975.3%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Columbia, SC Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
14,947 2.7%34,698 6.3%141,137 25.5%173,135 31.3%113,490 20.5%75,908 13.7%
  Average years of education: 13.8
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 14,947 2.7%
9-12 Years 34,698 6.3%
H.S. Grad or GED 141,137 25.5%
Some College 173,135 31.3%
Bach. Degree 113,490 20.5%
Grad Degree 75,908 13.7%
Average years of education: 13.8

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


Historical Labor Force Data for Columbia, SC Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 582,504 557,908 24,596 4.2%
1991 590,330 560,996 29,334 5.0%
1992 598,880 565,676 33,204 5.5%
1993 600,716 564,066 36,650 6.1%
1994 609,230 580,854 28,376 4.7%
1995 617,590 594,008 23,582 3.8%
1996 628,826 603,358 25,468 4.1%
1997 644,312 624,212 20,100 3.1%
1998 654,368 638,368 16,000 2.4%
1999 663,340 644,654 18,686 2.8%
2000 667,014 645,474 21,540 3.2%
2001 658,614 630,206 28,408 4.3%
2002 664,282 630,044 34,238 5.2%
2003 680,534 640,258 40,276 5.9%
2004 698,428 654,684 43,744 6.3%
2005 710,854 666,700 44,154 6.2%
2006 741,044 696,902 44,142 6.0%
2007 745,290 705,628 39,662 5.3%
2008 745,054 698,302 46,752 6.3%
2009 742,964 674,356 68,608 9.2%
2010 750,902 679,906 70,996 9.5%
2011 753,912 686,140 67,772 9.0%
2012 761,270 701,398 59,872 7.9%
2013 765,698 715,860 49,838 6.5%
2014 778,932 735,194 43,738 5.6%
2015 797,038 754,028 43,010 5.4%
2016 804,674 768,094 36,580 4.5%
2017 800,430 768,052 32,378 4.0%
2018 792,838 766,898 25,940 3.3%
2019 802,550 781,830 20,720 2.6%
2020 809,108 766,482 42,626 5.3%
2021 796,870 767,646 29,224 3.7%
2022 802,052 777,390 24,662 3.1%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com