In 2021, Columbia, SC had a population of 826k people with a median age of 37 and a median household income of $58,992. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Columbia, SC declined from 832,925 to 825,823, a −0.853% decrease and its median household income grew from $56,680 to $58,992, a 4.08% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Columbia, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (33.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.79%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.21%), and White (Hispanic) (2.21%).
None of the households in Columbia, SC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
97.2% of the residents in Columbia, SC are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Columbia, SC are University of South Carolina-Columbia (10,191 degrees awarded in 2021), Midlands Technical College (1,802 degrees), and Columbia College (217934) (463 degrees).
In 2021, the median property value in Columbia, SC was $167,800, and the homeownership rate was 68%.
Most people in Columbia, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Columbia, SC was 2 cars per household.