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, 2017)


Total Population 831,046
Daytime Population: Workers 416,243
Daytime Population: Residents 416,663
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 832,906
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 796,534
Population in Familes 632,881
Population in Group Qrtrs 34,512
Population Density2 224
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $52,965
Average Household Income $70,989
Per Capita Income $27,865


Total Housing Units 357,681 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 215,264 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 104,159 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 38,258 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $155,862
Average Home Value $203,452


Total Households 319,423
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 206,703
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.1% 1.11%
Households 1.11% 1.11%
Families 0.91% 0.98%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   2.61%