Columbia is located close to the center of Maryland. Columbia is part of Howard County. Columbia has 31.93 square miles of land area and 0.26 square miles of water area. As of 2010, the total Columbia population is 99,615, which has grown 12.87% since 2000. The population growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 9.01% and is higher than the national average rate of 9.71%. Columbia median household income is $98,529 in 2008-2012 and has grown by 37.76% since 2000. The income growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 38.08% and is higher than the national average rate of 26.32%. Columbia median house value is $371,200 in 2008-2012 and has grown by 105.65% since 2000. The house value growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 108.84% and is much higher than the national average rate of 51.67%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Columbia is much better than the state average in quality. The Columbia area codes are 301, 410, 443.
Columbia, MD Map, Border, and Nearby Locations
* Based on the U.S. 2010 Data