Latest Data (2016)
Population 134,309
Nationwide Rank 199

Quick Facts

Columbia, South Carolina is the 199th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Columbia, South Carolina is a city.

Columbia, South Carolina is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Columbia had its largest population ever.

Columbia, South Carolina's growth is about average. 55% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Columbia, South Carolina Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
189 Dayton, Ohio 140,489 -15.2%
190 Miramar, Florida 138,449 85.7%
191 Thornton, Colorado 136,703 64.1%
192 West Valley City, Utah 136,574 25.0%
193 Olathe, Kansas 135,473 44.3%
194 Hampton, Virginia 135,410 -7.5%
195 Warren, Michigan 135,125 -2.1%
196 Midland, Texas 134,610 41.6%
197 Waco, Texas 134,432 17.2%
198 Charleston, South Carolina 134,385 35.7%
199 Columbia, South Carolina 134,309 12.5%
200 Denton, Texas 133,808 59.9%
201 Carrollton, Texas 133,351 20.9%
202 Surprise, Arizona 132,677 310.1%
203 Roseville, California 132,671 63.1%
204 Sterling Heights, Michigan 132,427 6.2%
205 Murfreesboro, Tennessee 131,947 86.2%
206 Gainesville, Florida 131,591 16.4%
207 Cedar Rapids, Iowa 131,127 7.6%
208 Visalia, California 131,074 37.0%
209 Coral Springs, Florida 130,059 8.6%

Similarly Sized Cities In South Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
198 Charleston 134,385 35.7%
199 Columbia 134,309 12.5%
272 North Charleston 109,298 33.8%
393 Mount Pleasant 84,170 72.2%
480 Rock Hill 72,937 43.6%
528 Greenville 67,453 18.9%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 134,309 199
2015 133,803 195
2014 132,067 195
2013 133,358 192
2012 131,686 190
2011 130,799 190
2010 129,272 191
2009 129,333 187
2008 127,849 187
2007 125,963 187
2006 123,511 191
2005 123,856 189
2004 126,529 185
2003 123,257 185
2002 121,400 190
2001 122,073 186
2000 119,370 186
1990 114,462 161
1840 4,340 95