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As of 2010, the total population of Columbia is 108,500, which is 28.36% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 7.04% and is much higher than the national average rate of 9.71%. The Columbia population density is 1,711.39 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 85.92 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 81.32 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Columbia is white, which represent 79.02% of the total population. The average Columbia education level is higher than the state average and is higher than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010: 108,500. #5

Population Growth Since 2000, #88

Columbia, MO

Population Density, #120

Columbia, MO
1,711.39 per square mile
85.92 per square mile
81.32 per square mile

Population by Races

White:85,742 (79.02%, #934)
Black:12,217 (11.26%, #99)
Hispanic:3,729 (3.44%, #164)
Asian:5,628 (5.19%, #18)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):431 (0.40%, #435)
One Race, Other:1,155 (1.06%, see rank)
Two or More Races:3,327 (3.07%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:2,320 (62.22%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:311 (8.34%, see rank)
Cuban:174 (4.67%, see rank)
Central American:220 (5.90%, see rank)
South American:334 (8.96%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:1,282 (22.78%, see rank)
Chinese:1,837 (32.64%, see rank)
Filipino:301 (5.35%, see rank)
Japanese:114 (2.03%, see rank)
Korean:839 (14.91%, see rank)
Vietnamese:304 (5.40%, see rank)
Asian, Other:864 (15.35%, see rank)

*Based on 2010 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

92,619 (84.97%) out of the total population of 109,008 reported first ancestry.

 Columbia, MO% of the Total PopulationMissouriU.S.
Arab1,3281.22%, see rank0.31%0.53%
Czech6220.57%, see rank0.49%0.50%
Danish4190.38%, see rank0.33%0.45%
Dutch1,6621.52%, see rank1.77%1.51%
English12,52711.49%, see rank9.69%8.53%
French4,0993.76%, see rank3.70%3.54%
German30,19927.70%, see rank26.06%15.79%
Greek6140.56%, see rank0.27%0.42%
Hungarian3910.36%, see rank0.25%0.48%
Irish13,98712.83%, see rank14.17%11.36%
Italian4,2973.94%, see rank3.53%5.66%
Norwegian1,0630.98%, see rank0.73%1.46%
Polish2,3152.12%, see rank1.78%3.13%
Portuguese2830.26%, see rank0.10%0.46%
Russian9900.91%, see rank0.52%0.97%
Scotch-Irish1,5611.43%, see rank1.25%1.07%
Scottish3,2022.94%, see rank1.77%1.81%
Subsaharan African1,3471.24%, see rank0.61%0.93%
Swedish1,5531.42%, see rank1.02%1.34%
Swiss6130.56%, see rank0.41%0.31%
Ukrainian1790.16%, see rank0.14%0.31%
American4,5404.16%, see rank10.02%6.72%
Welsh1,1791.08%, see rank0.64%0.60%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 52,458 (48.35%, see rank)
Females: 56,042 (51.65%, see rank)

Columbia, MO
Male: 48.35%
Female: 51.65%
Male: 48.98%
Female: 51.02%
Male: 49.16%
Female: 50.84%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Columbia, MO
26.80 years old
37.90 years old
37.20 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Columbia, MO
26.40 years old
36.50 years old
35.80 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Columbia, MO
27.30 years old
39.20 years old
38.50 years old

 Columbia, MO% of the Total PopulationMissouriU.S.
Under 5 years6,4755.97%, see rank6.52%6.54%
5 to 9 years5,6925.25%, see rank6.52%6.59%
10 to 14 years5,1304.73%, see rank6.63%6.70%
15 to 19 years11,03510.17%, see rank7.08%7.14%
20 to 24 years21,65619.96%, see rank6.90%6.99%
25 to 34 years17,63516.25%, see rank12.95%13.30%
35 to 44 years11,37010.48%, see rank12.50%13.30%
45 to 54 years11,23310.35%, see rank14.84%14.58%
55 to 64 years9,0718.36%, see rank12.08%11.82%
65 to 74 years4,5654.21%, see rank7.52%7.03%
75 to 84 2,9722.74%, see rank4.58%4.23%
85 years and over1,6661.54%, see rank1.90%1.78%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Columbia, MOMissouriU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population58,774, 100%3,973,614204,336,017
Less Than High School3,860, 6.57%, see rank12.81%14.28%
High School Graduate9,921, 16.88%, see rank31.72%28.24%
Some College or Associate Degree13,217, 22.49%, see rank29.70%28.99%
Bachelor Degree17,428, 29.65%, see rank16.16%17.88%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree14,348, 24.41%, see rank9.61%10.61%
USA.com Education Index#15.08, see rank13.4013.47
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Columbia, MO MissouriU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten2,72959.69%40.31%70.11%29.89%70.05%29.95%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)8,89386.62%, see rank13.38%, see rank86.37%13.63%89.62%10.38%
High School (Grades 9-12)3,50692.93%, see rank7.07%, see rank87.97%12.03%90.52%9.48%
College23,82690.83%, see rank9.17%, see rank74.30%25.70%77.79%22.21%
Graduate School6,16188.12%, see rank11.88%, see rank53.73%46.27%58.62%41.38%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Columbia, MOMissouriU.S.
Total Households43,065, 100%2,375,611116,716,292
Average Household Size2.32, see rank2.452.58
1 Person Households13,770, 31.97%, see rank28.30%26.74%
2 or More Person Households29,295, 68.03%, see rank71.70%73.26%
Family Households (Families)21,418, 49.73%, see rank65.34%66.43%
Average Family Size2.94, see rank3.003.14
Married-Couple Family15,338, 35.62%, see rank48.45%48.42%
Nonfamily Households21,647, 50.27%, see rank34.66%33.57%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Columbia, MO%MissouriU.S.
15 Years and Over Total91,719see rank4,811,030248,042,237
Males, 15 Years and Over43,287100%, see rank2,330,843120,789,875
Never Married22,54752.09%, see rank32.01%35.08%
Married17,08839.48%, see rank54.40%52.93%
Widowed5291.22%, see rank2.69%2.53%
Divorced3,1237.21%, see rank10.90%9.46%
Females, 15 Years and Over48,432100%, see rank2,480,187127,252,362
Never Married23,31548.14%, see rank26.17%28.74%
Married17,56836.27%, see rank51.11%49.95%
Widowed2,6475.47%, see rank10.00%9.34%
Divorced4,90210.12%, see rank12.72%11.97%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Columbia, MO%MissouriU.S.
Native99,92791.67%, see rank96.14%87.13%
Born in the State of Residence62,59157.42%, see rank66.14%58.71%
Born in Different State36,41933.41%, see rank29.35%27.04%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
9170.84%, see rank0.65%1.38%
Foreign Born9,0818.33%, see rank3.86%12.87%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship3,0152.77%, see rank1.62%5.71%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship6,0665.56%, see rank2.25%7.16%
Born In Europe1,4441.32%, see rank0.84%1.56%
Born In Asia5,0874.67%, see rank1.39%3.67%
Born In Africa1,2891.18%, see rank0.31%0.51%
Born In Oceania590.05%, see rank0.06%0.07%
Born In Latin America9810.90%, see rank1.17%6.79%
Born In Northern America2210.20%, see rank0.10%0.26%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Columbia, MO%MissouriU.S.
English37,31086.46%, see rank92.84%79.64%
Spanish1,3483.12%, see rank3.08%11.57%
Other Indo-European Languages1,7334.02%, see rank2.31%4.61%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages2,0294.70%, see rank1.25%3.24%
Other7331.70%, see rank0.51%0.94%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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