Everything You Need to Know About the City of Columbia Maryland

In 2017, Columbia, MD had a population of 103k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $103,707. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Columbia, MD declined from 103,439 to 103,170, a -0.26% decrease and its median household income grew from $102,899 to $103,707, a 0.785% increase.

The number of inhabitants in Columbia, MD is 47.7% White Alone, 26.9% Black or African American Alone, and 12.4% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Columbia, MD communicate in a non-English language, and 91.4% are U.S. residents. 

The largest universities in Columbia, MD are Howard Community College (1,306 degrees awarded in 2017), Lincoln College of Technology-Columbia (351 degrees), and University of Phoenix-Maryland (79 degrees).

The median property value in Columbia, Maryland is $367,600, and the homeownership rate is 66.8%. Most people in Columbia, MD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Columbia, MD is 2 cars per household.


Education in Columbia

In 2017, universities in Columbia, MD awarded 1,736 degrees. The student population of Columbia, MD is skewed towards women, with 4,750 male students and 5,327 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Columbia, MD are White (650 and 39.3%), followed by Black or African American (487 and 29.4%), Hispanic or Latino (187 and 11.3%), and Asian (175 and 10.6%).

The largest universities in Columbia, MD by the number of degrees awarded are Howard Community College (1,306 and 75.2%), Lincoln College of Technology-Columbia (351 and 20.2%), and University of Phoenix-Maryland (79 and 4.55%).

The most popular majors in Columbia, MD are General Studies (533 and 30.7%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (232 and 13.4%), and Automobile Mechanics Technology (153 and 8.81%).

The median tuition costs in Columbia, MD are $N/A for private four-year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four-year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.


Economy in Columbia

The economy of Columbia, MD employs 57.2k people and Columbia has an unemployment rate of 3.2%. Columbia has seen the job market increase by 0.7% in the course of the most recent year. Future job development throughout the following ten years is anticipated to be 34.2%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%. The biggest enterprises in Columbia, MD are Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (9,595 people), Health Care and Social Assistance (7,670 people), and Educational Services (7,051 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($103,750), Utilities ($90,938), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($90,556).

Households in Columbia, MD have a median annual income of $103,707, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $102,899 in 2016, which represents a 0.785% annual growth.


Tax Rates for Columbia

– The Sales Tax Rate for Columbia is 6.0%. 

– The Income Tax Rate for Columbia is 8.0%. 

– Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing the Cost of Living.


Income and Salaries for Columbia

– The average income of a Columbia resident is $47,232 a year. 

– The Median household income of a Columbia resident is $100,252 a year.