Columbia, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area SC Demographic Data and Boundary Map


Columbia, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area Boundary Map

Columbia, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 819,698
Population in Households 786,134
Population in Familes 625,374
Population in Group Qrtrs 33,564
Population Density1 221
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 313,937
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 203,383
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 352,729 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 207,463 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 106,474 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 38,792 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $150,948
Average Home Value $199,893


Median Household Income $50,700
Average Household Income $67,821
Per Capita Income $26,550
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.06% 1.1%
Households 1.01% 1.05%
Families 0.79% 0.92%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.