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All Columbia population data above are from the US Census Bureau.
The population data for Columbia are from the Census' American Community Survey 2017 5-year estimates and the Census' 2017 Population Estimates. The demographic data for Awendaw, Charleston, Gray Court, and North Charleston are the most current, comparable demographics available from the US Census Bureau, are from the American Community Survey 2017 5-year estimates, and were downloaded on 6 December 2018. Check out our FAQ section for more details.
With 132,236 people, Columbia is the 1st most populated city in the state of South Carolina out of 396 cities. But watch out, Columbia, because Charleston with 131,204 people and North Charleston with 108,186 people are right behind you.
The largest Columbia racial/ethnic groups are White (48.1%) followed by Black (40.6%) and Hispanic (5.8%).
In 2017, the median household income of Columbia residents was $43,650. Columbia households made slightly more than Awendaw households ($43,507) and Gray Court households ($43,523) . However, 22.3% of Columbia residents live in poverty.
The median age for Columbia residents is 28.3 years young.
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