Columbia, MO

COLUMBIA, MISSOURI: Demographic and Financial Snapshot

(Last updated on 11.25.20)

 

AGE IN COLUMBIA, MISSOURI

Age RangePopulationPercent
20 to 24 years21,95817.8%
25 to 29 years10,1898.3%
30 to 34 years9,4967.7%
35 to 39 years6,2955.1%
40 to 44 years6,6835.4%
45 to 49 years5,8844.8%
50 to 54 years5,4814.4%
55 to 59 years5,5664.5%
60 to 64 years5,6334.6%
65 to 69 years5,3934.4%
70 to 74 years2,2481.8%
75 to 79 years1,9371.6%
80 to 84 years1,5691.3%
85+ years2,2921.9%

The median age in Columbia is 28.4 years

Source: US Census Data; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Age

 

ETHNICITY IN COLUMBIA, MISSOURI

EthnicityPopulationPercent
White97,04878.8%
Black or African American11,0419.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native5530.4%
Asian7,6536.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander0.0%
Other2440.2%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Race

 

EDUCATION IN COLUMBIA, MISSOURI

Education LevelPopulationPercent
Less than 9th grade9481.4%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma2,2443.3%
High school graduate (includes GED)10,35915.1%
Some college, no degree12,04317.5%
Associate’s degree4,4786.5%
Bachelor’s degree18,92127.6%
Graduate or professional degree19,67328.7%
High school graduate or higher65,47495.4%
Bachelor’s degree or higher38,59456.2%
Less than Bachelor’s degree30,07243.8%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Education (population 25+ years)

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN COLUMBIA, MISSOURI

Annual Household IncomePercent
Less than $10,0007.1%
$10,000 to $14,9994.9%
$15,000 to $24,99910.3%
$25,000 to $34,99913.4%
$35,000 to $49,99912.8%
$50,000 to $74,99917.8%
$75,000 to $99,9999.2%
$100,000 to $149,99915.0%
$150,000 to $199,9993.7%
$200,000 or more5.7%

Median household income: $51,163

Mean household income: $73,853

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Household Income

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME BY EDUCATION IN COLUMBIA, MISSOURI

Education LevelAverage Income
Less than high school graduate$27,468
High school graduate (includes GED)$27,959
Some college or Associate’s degree$28,460
Bachelor’s degree$43,952
Graduate or professional degree$44,850

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Median earnings in past 12 months by education (population 25+ years with earnings)

 

MARITAL STATUS IN COLUMBIA, MISSOURI

PopulationPercent
Population 15+ years 103,484 NA
Never married49,24247.6%
Now married (except separated)41,20339.8%
Separated8020.8%
Widowed3,3963.3%
Divorced8,8418.5%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Marital Status for population 15 years and over

 

POVERTY STATUS IN COLUMBIA, MISSOURI

PopulationPercent
Living beneath poverty line27,04223.7%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Poverty Rate

 

HOUSING IN COLUMBIA, MISSOURI

Owner-occupied housing units22,412
Renter-occupied housing units25,615
Single-family detached units26,401
Homeownership rate46.7%
Vacancy rate8.1%
Renters rate53.3%
Average housing value$209,834
Average monthly owner cost (with/ mortgage)$1,042
Average rent$783

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Housing Characteristics

 

SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS IN COLUMBIA, MISSOURI

Average income$71,311
Average household size2.32
Percent population 16 years and over in labor force67.2%
Percent disabled9.8%
Percent with health coverage93.4%
Average travel time to work16.4 minutes
Percent workers using public transportation1.6%
Percent veterans5.6%
Percent foreign born8.6%
Percent speaking Spanish at home0.4%

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Socioeconomic Characteristics

 

CONSUMER SPENDING IN COLUMBIA, MISSOURI

Total consumer expenditures per household$64,283.19
Alcoholic beverages$507.40
Alcoholic beverages consumed at home$294.64
Beer consumed away from home$92.03
Wine consumed away from home$42.72
Apparel & services$1,917.98
Men’s apparel$383.56
Women’s apparel$628.52
Children’s apparel$287.02
Boys’ apparel$94.80
Girls’ apparel$104.74
Footwear$438.48
Dining out (food away from home)$3,324.23
Dining out – Breakfast$336.50
Dining out – Lunch$1,037.92
Dining out – Dinner$1,533.87
Education$1,429.98
Entertainment / recreation$2,729.36
Club membership fees$195.52
Dating services$0.79
Pet food$209.57
Pet services$52.56
Food consumed at home$4,499.37
Bakery products consumed at home$589.45
Dairy products consumed at home$456.95
Fruits and vegetables consumed at home$875.57
Meat, poultry, fish, eggs consumed at home$997.72
Nonalcoholic beverages consumed at home$443.20
Snacks / other food products consumed at home$1,579.68
Health care$4,812.58
Medical services$895.19
Nonprescription drugs$120.21
Household Services$1,703.03
Care for the elderly and handicapped$58.31
Lawn and garden services$331.22
Housekeeping services$134.34
PC repair$6.38
Housing$20,512.21
Home improvements$1,865.72
Utilities, fuel, and public services$4,177.11
Phone services$1,559.77
Water$593.81
Life and other insurance$334.72
Pensions and social security$6,723.48
Personal care products and services$779.17
Hair care products$93.97
Personal care products$328.39
Local transportation$7,530.01
Gasoline$1,986.79
Vehicle maintenance and repair$1,052.01
Travel$1,819.29
Airline fares$454.17
Auto / truck rental on trips$22.19
Lodging on trips$481.46
Food and drink on trips$445.00
Entertainment on trips$152.88

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Consumer Spending (Consumer expenditures per household)

 

DEBT IN BOONE COUNTY (home to COLUMBIA, MISSOURI)

% with any debt in collections26%
Average debt in collections$1,958
% with medical debt in collections10%
Average medical debt in collections$595
% with student loan debt24%
Average student loan debt$22,254
Average monthly student loan payment$177
% with auto debt31%

Source: Urban Institute; https://apps.urban.org/features/debt-interactive-map/
Survey/Program
: Data from credit bureau data (2018) + the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (2017)
Data Point
: Consumer Debt

 

UNEMPLOYMENT IN COLUMBIA, MISSOURI

YearPopulationPercent
January 20191,7812.7%
February 20191,7072.5%
March 20191,7242.5%
April 20191,3342.0%
May 20191,5512.3%
June 20191,7552.7%
July 20191,9713.0%
August 20191,8282.8%
September 20191,2991.9%
October 20191,2971.9%
November 20191,5762.3%
December 20191,6492.4%
January 20202,0693.1%
February 20201,6492.4%
March 20201,7132.5%
April 20204,3386.6%
May 20204,3366.7%
June 20203,8125.8%
July 20203,4625.2%

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics; https://www.bls.gov/lau/data.htm
Survey/Program
: Local Area Employment Statistics
Data Point
: Unemployment totals (not seasonally adjusted)

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