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2.7%
Unemployment Rate
$43,530
Median Base Salary
119k
Population

Columbia has the 178th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 9.2% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Columbia area is 2%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Columbia has the 216th largest local economy in the US, and a average cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Columbia is below average at $43,530, and the median cost of a home in Columbia is $175,900, which is the same as the national average. 55% of workers in Columbia hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 93% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Columbia. 77% of Columbia workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Columbia spend an average of 16 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

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      Missouri Career Center - Columbia

      1500 Vandiver Drive
      Suite 115
      Columbia, MO 65202-1921
      573-441-6361