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Columbia, SC Metro Area


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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



Historical Presidential Election Results for Columbia, SC Metro Area



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YearTurnout WinnerRunner-Up OtherTotal Votes Diff
(US)
PUSV
2020 61% Joe Biden (D) 208,820 52.0% Donald Trump* (R) 186,741 46.5% 6,159 [+] 1.5% 401,720 0 0.25%
2016 56% Hillary Clinton (D) 166,891 48.1% Donald Trump (R) 163,377 47.1% 16,922 [+] 4.9% 347,190 1 0.25%
2012 55% Barack Obama* (D) 164,546 50.2% Mitt Romney (R) 158,932 48.5% 4,538 [+] 1.4% 328,016 1 0.25%
2008 58% Barack Obama (D) 165,069 49.9% John McCain (R) 162,165 49.1% 3,260 [+] 1.0% 330,494 3 0.25%
2004 52% George W. Bush* (R) 149,020 54.4% John Kerry (D) 122,349 44.6% 2,711 [+] 1.0% 274,080 4 0.22%
2000 50% George W. Bush (R) 130,495 54.2% Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 104,445 43.4% 5,961 [+] 2.5% 240,901 6 0.23%
1996 42% Robert Dole (R) 95,022 49.2% Bill Clinton* (D) 87,814 45.5% 10,242 [+] 5.3% 193,078 9 0.20%
1992 50% George Bush* (R) 101,906 47.9% Bill Clinton (D) 88,575 41.7% 22,170 [+] 10.4% 212,651 11 0.20%
1988 42% George Bush (R) 102,709 61.7% Michael Dukakis (D) 60,266 36.2% 3,461 [+] 2.1% 166,436 8 0.18%
1984 42% Ronald Reagan* (R) 103,627 64.7% Walter Mondale (D) 53,757 33.5% 2,874 1.8% 160,258 6 0.17%
1980 40% Ronald Reagan (R) 77,617 54.6% Jimmy Carter* (D) 59,442 41.8% 5,015 [+] 3.5% 142,074 4 0.16%
1976 44% Jimmy Carter (D) 66,328 50.0% Gerald Ford* (R) 65,579 49.4% 827 [+] 0.6% 132,734 1 0.16%
1972 41% Richard Nixon* (R) 80,678 70.1% George McGovern (D) 32,724 28.4% 1,625 [+] 1.4% 115,027 9 0.15%
1968 48% Richard Nixon (R) 46,468 46.0% Hubert Humphrey (D) 30,222 29.9% 24,347 [+] 24.1% 101,037 3 0.14%
1964 41% Barry Goldwater (R) 51,076 62.6% Lyndon Johnson* (D) 30,563 37.4% 0 0.0% 81,639 24 0.12%
1960 31% Richard Nixon (R) 34,381 60.4% John Kennedy (D) 22,553 39.6% 0 0.0% 56,934 11 0.08%
1956 23% Write-ins (I) 16,693 42.1% Adlai Stevenson (D) 12,505 31.6% 10,426 [+] 26.3% 39,624 -31 0.06%
1952 29% Dwight Eisenhower (R) 26,988 60.0% Adlai Stevenson (D) 18,021 40.0% 0 0.0% 45,009 5 0.07%
1948 13% Strom Thurmond (StsRts) 13,573 74.7% Harry Truman* (D) 3,721 20.5% 871 [+] 4.8% 18,165 -40 0.04%
1944 11% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 12,772 92.6% Write-ins (I) 808 5.9% 217 [+] 1.6% 13,797 -44 0.03%
1940 8% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 10,071 97.7% Wendell Willkie (R) 242 2.3% 0 0.0% 10,313 -42 0.02%
1936 13% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 13,416 97.6% Alf Landon (R) 328 2.4% 0 0.0% 13,744 -34 0.03%
1932 8% Franklin Roosevelt (D) 8,465 98.0% Herbert Hoover* (R) 159 1.8% 14 [+] 0.2% 8,638 -38 0.02%
1928 8% Al Smith (D) 7,814 92.6% Herbert Hoover (R) 625 7.4% 0 0.0% 8,439 -51 0.02%
1924 7% John Davis (D) 6,815 97.2% Calvin Coolidge (R) 115 1.6% 81 [+] 1.2% 7,011 -52 0.02%
1920 8% James Cox (D) 7,882 94.5% Warren Harding (R) 455 5.5% 2 [+] 0.0% 8,339 -55 0.03%
1916 9% Woodrow Wilson* (D) 7,950 93.6% Charles Evans Hughes (R) 379 4.5% 167 [+] 2.0% 8,496 -42 0.05%
1912 7% Woodrow Wilson (D) 5,398 92.8% Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 295 5.1% 121 [+] 2.1% 5,814 -22 0.04%
1908 11% William J. Bryan (D) 8,064 94.6% William Taft (R) 435 5.1% 29 [+] 0.3% 8,528 -46 0.06%
1904 7% Alton Parker (D) 4,859 95.8% Theodore Roosevelt (R) 214 4.2% 0 0.0% 5,073 -52 0.04%
1900 8% William J. Bryan (D) 4,596 96.7% William McKinley* (R) 159 3.3% 0 0.0% 4,755 -48 0.03%
* incumbent         PSV: percent of state vote



2020 President, Columbia, SC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Joe Biden (D) 208,820 52.0%
Donald Trump* (R) 186,741 46.5%
Jo Jorgensen (Lbt) 4,517 1.1%
Other 1,642 0.4%
TOTAL 401,720
Turnout: 61% Diff (US): 0


2016 President, Columbia, SC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Hillary Clinton (D) 166,891 48.1%
Donald Trump (R) 163,377 47.1%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 8,412 2.4%
Jill Stein (Grn) 2,535 0.7%
Evan McMullin (I) 4,415 1.3%
Other 1,560 0.4%
TOTAL 347,190
Turnout: 56% Diff (US): 1


2012 President, Columbia, SC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama* (D) 164,546 50.2%
Mitt Romney (R) 158,932 48.5%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 2,553 0.8%
Other 1,985 0.6%
TOTAL 328,016
Turnout: 55% Diff (US): 1


2008 President, Columbia, SC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama (D) 165,069 49.9%
John McCain (R) 162,165 49.1%
Ralph Nader (I) 723 0.2%
Bob Barr (Lbt) 1,116 0.3%
Other 1,421 0.4%
TOTAL 330,494
Turnout: 58% Diff (US): 3


2004 President, Columbia, SC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush* (R) 149,020 54.4%
John Kerry (D) 122,349 44.6%
Ralph Nader (I) 902 0.3%
Other 1,809 0.7%
TOTAL 274,080
Turnout: 52% Diff (US): 4


2000 President, Columbia, SC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush (R) 130,495 54.2%
Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 104,445 43.4%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 4,197 1.7%
Pat Buchanan (Ref) 474 0.2%
Other 1,290 0.5%
TOTAL 240,901
Turnout: 50% Diff (US): 6


1996 President, Columbia, SC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton* (D) 87,814 45.5%
Robert Dole (R) 95,022 49.2%
Ross Perot (Ref) 8,828 4.6%
Harry Browne (Lbt) 926 0.5%
Other 488 0.3%
TOTAL 193,078
Turnout: 42% Diff (US): 9


1992 President, Columbia, SC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton (D) 88,575 41.7%
George Bush* (R) 101,906 47.9%
Ross Perot (I) 20,769 9.8%
Other 1,401 0.7%
TOTAL 212,651
Turnout: 50% Diff (US): 11


1988 President, Columbia, SC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George Bush (R) 102,709 61.7%
Michael Dukakis (D) 60,266 36.2%
Ron Paul (Lbt) 2,010 1.2%
Other 1,451 0.9%
TOTAL 166,436
Turnout: 42% Diff (US): 8


1984 President, Columbia, SC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan* (R) 103,627 64.7%
Walter Mondale (D) 53,757 33.5%
Other 2,874 1.8%
TOTAL 160,258
Turnout: 42% Diff (US): 6


1980 President, Columbia, SC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan (R) 77,617 54.6%
Jimmy Carter* (D) 59,442 41.8%
John Anderson (I) 2,825 2.0%
Edward Clark (Lbt) 1,454 1.0%
Other 736 0.5%
TOTAL 142,074
Turnout: 40% Diff (US): 4


1976 President, Columbia, SC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Jimmy Carter (D) 66,328 50.0%
Gerald Ford* (R) 65,579 49.4%
Other 827 0.6%
TOTAL 132,734
Turnout: 44% Diff (US): 1


1972 President, Columbia, SC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon* (R) 80,678 70.1%
George McGovern (D) 32,724 28.4%
John Schmitz (Amer) 1,625 1.4%
TOTAL 115,027
Turnout: 41% Diff (US): 9


1968 President, Columbia, SC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon (R) 46,468 46.0%
Hubert Humphrey (D) 30,222 29.9%
George Wallace (AIP) 24,347 24.1%
TOTAL 101,037
Turnout: 48% Diff (US): 3


1952 President, Columbia, SC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower (R) 26,988 60.0%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 18,021 40.0%
TOTAL 45,009
Turnout: 29% Diff (US): 5


1948 President, Columbia, SC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Harry Truman* (D) 3,721 20.5%
Thomas Dewey (R) 859 4.7%
Strom Thurmond (StsRts) 13,573 74.7%
Henry Wallace (Prog) 11 0.1%
Other 1 0.0%
TOTAL 18,165
Turnout: 13% Diff (US): -40


1944 President, Columbia, SC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 12,772 92.6%
Thomas Dewey (R) 217 1.6%
Other 808 5.9%
TOTAL 13,797
Turnout: 11% Diff (US): -44


1940 President, Columbia, SC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 10,071 97.7%
Wendell Willkie (R) 242 2.3%
TOTAL 10,313
Turnout: 8% Diff (US): -42


1936 President, Columbia, SC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 13,416 97.6%
Alf Landon (R) 328 2.4%
TOTAL 13,744
Turnout: 13% Diff (US): -34


1932 President, Columbia, SC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt (D) 8,465 98.0%
Herbert Hoover* (R) 159 1.8%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 14 0.2%
TOTAL 8,638
Turnout: 8% Diff (US): -38


1928 President, Columbia, SC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Herbert Hoover (R) 625 7.4%
Al Smith (D) 7,814 92.6%
TOTAL 8,439
Turnout: 8% Diff (US): -51


1924 President, Columbia, SC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Calvin Coolidge (R) 115 1.6%
John Davis (D) 6,815 97.2%
Robert LaFollette (Prog) 81 1.2%
TOTAL 7,011
Turnout: 7% Diff (US): -52


1920 President, Columbia, SC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Warren Harding (R) 455 5.5%
James Cox (D) 7,882 94.5%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 2 0.0%
TOTAL 8,339
Turnout: 8% Diff (US): -55


1916 President, Columbia, SC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson* (D) 7,950 93.6%
Charles Evans Hughes (R) 379 4.5%
Allan Benson (Soc) 98 1.2%
Other 69 0.8%
TOTAL 8,496
Turnout: 9% Diff (US): -42


1912 President, Columbia, SC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson (D) 5,398 92.8%
Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 295 5.1%
William Taft* (R) 51 0.9%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 70 1.2%
TOTAL 5,814
Turnout: 7% Diff (US): -22


1908 President, Columbia, SC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William Taft (R) 435 5.1%
William J. Bryan (D) 8,064 94.6%
Other 29 0.3%
TOTAL 8,528
Turnout: 11% Diff (US): -46


1904 President, Columbia, SC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Theodore Roosevelt (R) 214 4.2%
Alton Parker (D) 4,859 95.8%
TOTAL 5,073
Turnout: 7% Diff (US): -52


1900 President, Columbia, SC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William McKinley* (R) 159 3.3%
William J. Bryan (D) 4,596 96.7%
TOTAL 4,755
Turnout: 8% Diff (US): -48
* incumbent