|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Columbia is 137,541. Columbia, South Carolina is the 201st largest city in the US.
Parts of Columbia are located within Lexington County and Richland County.
The current population of Columbia (137,541) is it's peak population.
Columbia has grown 15.2% since the 2000. Columbia, South Carolina's growth is about average. 55% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Columbia has a population density of 977.8 people per square mile.
|197||West Valley City, Utah||139,110||27.3%|
|201||Columbia, South Carolina||137,541||15.2%|
|203||Cedar Rapids, Iowa||136,467||12.0%|
|207||Elizabeth, New Jersey||135,407||12.0%|
The total voting age population of Columbia, South Carolina, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 107,637. The voting age population is 50.9% male and 49.1% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 10.2% of the residents of Columbia are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Columbia are 53.4% White, 39.8% Black, 2.8% Two or more races, 2.7% Asian, 1.0% Other, 0.2% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and 0.1% American Indian. Additionally, 5.5% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Columbia, 21.8% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 26.8%. On a per-household basis, 13.9% of families are below the poverty line in Columbia.
Among those aged 16 and older, 64.7% of Columbia residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 89.4% of Columbia residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 43.8% have a bachelor's degree and 19.5% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Columbia residents aged 5 and older, 8.2% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 3.8% of residents speak Spanish at home, 2.0% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.9% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Columbia is 6.7%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Columbia, 21.5% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Columbia is $47,286.
In Columbia, 46.0% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 54.0% of housing units in Columbia.
Of all the housing units in Columbia, 10.8% of them were build before 1940.
In Columbia, 21.9% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 12,100 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Columbia is $933.
In Columbia, 80.7% of households have an active broadband internet connection.