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Population in 2012: 131,686 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.3%
 

Males: 67,986  (51.6%)
Females: 63,700  (48.4%)

Median resident age:  28.5 years
South Carolina median age:  37.4 years

Zip codes: 29044, 29045, 29061, 29063, 29147, 29202, 29203, 29204, 29205, 29207, 29208, 29210, 29212, 29225, 29229.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,837 (it was $31,141 in 2000)
Columbia:

$41,837
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,621

Columbia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $162,900 (it was $96,800 in 2000)
Columbia:

$162,900
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $216,925; Detached houses: $225,324; Townhouses or other attached units: $154,306; In 2-unit structures: $206,757; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $132,311; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $224,113; Mobile homes: $14,255

Median gross rent in 2012: $787.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 29044, 29045, 29061, 29201, 29203, 29204, 29205, 29209, 29210, 29229.

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  • White alone - 64,062 (49.6%)
  • Black alone - 53,948 (41.7%)
  • Hispanic - 5,622 (4.3%)
  • Asian alone - 2,846 (2.2%)
  • Two or more races - 2,119 (1.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 363 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 150 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 162 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Columbia: 89.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (9.3%), German (9.1%), Irish (7.6%), United States (5.7%), Scotch-Irish (2.8%), Scottish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1805

Elevation: 314 feet

Land area: 125.2 square miles.

Population density: 1,052 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Columbia:

  • High school or higher: 87.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.5%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbia city:

  • Never married: 52.4%
  • Now married: 31.3%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

6,553 residents are foreign born (1.3% Asia, 1.1% Latin America, 0.7% Europe, 0.5% Africa).

This city:  5.1%
South Carolina:  4.7%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 603 registered sex offenders living in Columbia, South Carolina as of December 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Columbia to the number of sex offenders is 218 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,314 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $996 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (83.0 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (525.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Forest Acres, SC (1.7 miles ), Arcadia Lakes, SC (1.9 miles ), West Columbia, SC (2.1 miles ), Cayce, SC (2.2 miles ), Dentsville, SC (2.3 miles ), Woodfield, SC (2.3 miles ), St. Andrews, SC (2.3 miles ), Springdale, SC (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 285 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 1998: 397 buildings, average cost: $125,800
  • 1999: 385 buildings, average cost: $148,100
  • 2000: 416 buildings, average cost: $131,100
  • 2001: 443 buildings, average cost: $134,500
  • 2002: 398 buildings, average cost: $130,200
  • 2003: 372 buildings, average cost: $149,500
  • 2004: 523 buildings, average cost: $146,900
  • 2005: 597 buildings, average cost: $143,700
  • 2006: 667 buildings, average cost: $148,700
  • 2007: 700 buildings, average cost: $132,600
  • 2008: 434 buildings, average cost: $142,700
  • 2009: 265 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 2010: 203 buildings, average cost: $128,700
  • 2011: 199 buildings, average cost: $191,200
  • 2012: 198 buildings, average cost: $141,400

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Latitude: 34.02 N, Longitude: 81.01 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The Capital of Southern Hospitality

Daytime population change due to commuting: +85,392 (+65.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 39,253 (65.0%)

Area code: 803

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Crime rates in Columbia by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Murders 121510151815716131316
per 100,000 10.712.78.412.715.212.75.913.310.410.212.3
Rapes 4062835874565667566874
per 100,000 35.552.769.748.962.347.547.155.644.653.256.7
Robberies 493442497461464381375345334379345
per 100,000 438.1375.4417.5388.9390.6323.1315.4286.2266.2296.4264.4
Assaults 9557819498089618598521,114676878871
per 100,000 848.6663.2797.2681.6808.9728.5716.5924.1538.7686.6667.4
Burglaries 1,2091,4261,6391,3951,7031,3321,2541,2671,1821,6781,699
per 100,000 1074.31211.01376.91176.91433.51129.71054.61051.0941.91312.11301.9
Thefts 6,5086,8636,2135,9076,7505,5135,0865,0664,9985,3215,528
per 100,000 5782.95828.25219.44983.35681.94675.64277.24202.43982.94160.84236.1
Auto thefts 750985916825819837654630645690671
per 100,000 666.4836.5769.5696.0689.4709.9550.0522.6514.0539.6514.2
Arson 4729N/A1527262724251111
per 100,000 41.824.6N/A12.722.722.122.719.919.98.68.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 308.9) 668.8656.5681.3616.2698.1591.8542.3588.3480.3555.7549.9

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Columbia detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 450 (389 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.95
South Carolina average:

2.36

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    Unemployment in July 2013:
    Here:

    9.2%
    South Carolina:

    8.1%

    Unemployment by year (%)

    Historical population

    Historical housing units


    Population change in the 1990s: +1,503 (+1.3%).

    Most common industries (%)
    Males Females
    • Educational services (12%)
    • Public administration (8%)
    • Accommodation and food services (8%)
    • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
    • Construction (8%)
    • Health care (6%)
    • Finance and insurance (5%)
    • Educational services (18%)
    • Health care (14%)
    • Public administration (11%)
    • Accommodation and food services (9%)
    • Finance and insurance (6%)
    • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
    • Social assistance (4%)
    Most common occupations (%)
    Males Females
    • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
    • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
    • Postsecondary teachers (4%)
    • Computer specialists (4%)
    • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
    • Lawyers (3%)
    • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
    • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
    • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
    • Cashiers (5%)
    • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
    • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
    • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
    • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

    Work and jobs in Columbia: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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    Tornado activity:

    Columbia-area historical tornado activity is above South Carolina state average. It is 96% greater than the overall U.S. average.

    On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.3 miles away from the Columbia city center killed 5 people and injured 49 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

    On 8/16/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.9 miles away from the city center injured 40 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

    Earthquake activity:

    Columbia-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

    On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 85.4 miles away from the city center
    On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 92.0 miles away from Columbia center
    On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 84.5 miles away from the city center
    On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 51.5 miles away from the city center
    On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 91.8 miles away from Columbia center
    On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.1 miles away from the city center
    Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

    Natural disasters:

    The number of natural disasters in Richland County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
    Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
    Emergencies Declared: 3

    Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
    Columbia topographic map

    Birthplace of: Danny Wofford - Boxer, Billy Laval - College baseball coach, Young Jeezy - Rapper, Dooley Womack - Baseball player, Joseph Bernardin - Catholic cardinal, Randall Kennedy - Rhodes scholar, Charles F. Bolden, Jr. - Astronaut, William O. Brice - Marine Corps general, Bobby Johnson - Football player and coach, Stanley Donen - (born 1924), director.

    Main business address for: FIRST CITIZENS BANCORPORATION INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), AFFINITY TECHNOLOGY GROUP INC (PATENT OWNERS & LESSORS), SCANA CORP (ELECTRIC & OTHER SERVICES COMBINED), UCI MEDICAL AFFILIATES INC (SERVICES-SPECIALTY OUTPATIENT FACILITIES, NEC), SCBT FINANCIAL CORP (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), SOUTH CAROLINA ELECTRIC & GAS CO (ELECTRIC & OTHER SERVICES COMBINED).


    Hospitals/medical centers in Columbia:

    • CENTRAL COLUMBIA KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 3511 MEDICAL DRIVE)
    • COLUMBIA NORTHEAST KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 7499 PARKLAND ROAD)
    • FMC MEADOWLAKE DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 7631 WILSON BLVD)
    • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE COLUMBIA HOME (Dialysis Facility, 121 PARK CENTRAL DR)
    • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE LOWER RICHLAND (Dialysis Facility, 1840 PINEVIEW DRIVE)
    • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE MIDTOWN (Dialysis Facility, 1301 TAYLOR STREET SUITE 4M)
    • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE SOUTH COLUMBIA (Dialysis Facility, 2139 ADAMS GROVE ROAD)
    • NORTH MAIN KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 3900 NORTH MAIN STREET)
    • CARE PRO HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, 1800 MAIN STREET SUITE 100)
    • CAROLINA HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, 810 DUTCH SQ BLVD #206)
    • INTERIM HEALTH CARE OF COLUMBIA (Home Health Center, 7 DIAMOND LANE)
    • PALMETTO HEALTH HOMECARE (Home Health Center, PO BOX 7275)
    • TRI COUNTY HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 1950 BUSH RIVER ROAD)
    • WEST MIDLANDS HOME HEALTH DISTRICT (Home Health Center, 2000 HAMPTON STREET)
    • ARCHIE DR. COMM. RES. (Hospital, 33 ARCHIE DR.)
    • CARTER STREET COMMUNITY RES. (Hospital, 1203 CARTER ST.)
    • COLUMBIA SC VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital,Acute Care - Veterans Administration,Government Federal, provides emergency services, 6439 GARNERS FERRY ROAD)
    • CRAFTS-FARROW STATE HOSP (Hospital, provides emergency services, 7901 FARROW ROAD)
    • DYNAMIC HOSPICE (Hospital, 510 HEYWARD STREET)
    • EDWARD A RONDEAU GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, provides emergency services, 8301 FARROW RD)
    • G WERBER BRYAN PSYCH HOSP (Hospital, provides emergency services, 220 FAISON DR)
    • HARMONY CARE HOSPICE, INC (Hospital, 100 ASHLAND PARK LANE SUITE K)
    • HEALTHSOUTH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL OF COLUMBIA (Hospital, provides emergency services, 2935 COLONIAL DRIVE)
    • HENDRIX STREET COMMUNITY RESID (Hospital, 425 HENDRIX STREET)
    • HOSPICE CARE OF TRI COUNTY (Hospital, 166 STONERIDGE DRIVE, SUITE 100)
    • JAMES F BYRNES CENTER (Hospital, provides emergency services, 2100 BULL ST BOX 119)
    • KENSINGTON II COMMUNITY RES. (Hospital, 120 KENSINGTON RD.)
    • ODYSSEY HEALTHCARE OF COLUMBIA, LP (Hospital, 200 CENTER POINT CIRCLE, SUITE170)
    • PALMETTO HEALTH BAPTIST (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, TAYLOR AT MARION ST)
    • PALMETTO HEALTH RICHLAND (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 5 RICHLAND MEDICAL PARK)
    • PALMETTO HOSPICE (Hospital, 9 RICHLAND MEDICAL PARK SUITE 350)
    • SISTERS OF CHARITY PROVIDENCE HOSPITALS (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 2435 FOREST DR)
    • SOUTH CAROLINA STATE HOSP- (Hospital, 2100 BULL ST)
    • SOUTHERN CARE COLUMBIA (Hospital, 720 GRACERN ROAD SUITE 122)
    • UNITED HOSPICE INC (Hospital, 6300 ST ANDREWS RD P O BOX 212294)
    • WILLIAM S HALL PSYCHIATRIC INSTITUTE (Hospital, 1800 COLONIAL DRIVE)
    • WOODLAWN AVE. GROUP HOME (Hospital, 1400 WOODLAWN AVE.)
    • BENZIE T. RICE HOME (Nursing Home, 100 FINLEY ROAD)
    • BMC SUBACUTE REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, TAYLOR AT MARION STREET)
    • BRIAN CENTER NURSING CARE - ST ANDREWS (Nursing Home, 3514 SIDNEY ROAD)
    • C M TUCKER JR HUMAN RESOURCES CTR ICF (Nursing Home, 2200 HARDEN STREET)
    • C M TUCKER NURSING CARE CENTER / RODDEY (Nursing Home, 2200 HARDEN STREET)
    • DOWDY GARDNER NCC-FARMER (Nursing Home, 7901 FARROW ROAD)
    • DOWDY GARDNER NURSING CTR MCLENDON (Nursing Home, 7901 FARROW RD)
    • DOWDY GARDNER-FEWELL PAVILION (Nursing Home, 2150 HARDEN STREET)
    • HEARTLAND OF COLUMBIA REHAB AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 2601 FOREST DRIVE)
    • LIFE CARE CENTER OF COLUMBIA (Nursing Home, 2514 FARAWAY DRIVE)
    • MAGNOLIA MANOR - COLUMBIA (Nursing Home, 1007 N KING ST)
    • MARY E WHITE DEVELOPMENTAL CTR (Nursing Home, 8301 FARROW RD)
    • MIDLANDS CTR INFANT CARE UNIT (Nursing Home, 8301 FARROW RD)
    • NHC HEALTHCARE - PARKLANE (Nursing Home, 7601 PARKLANE ROAD)
    • PROVIDENCE HOSP NE TCU (Nursing Home, 120 GATEWAY CORPORATE BOULEVARD)
    • RICHLAND CONVALESCENT CTR (Nursing Home, 4112 HARTFORD STREET BOX 4600)
    • UNIHEALTH POST ACUTE CARE - BLYTHEWOOD (Nursing Home, 1075 HEATHER GREEN DRIVE)
    • UNIHEALTH POST-ACUTE CARE - COLUMBIA (Nursing Home, 2451 FOREST DRIVE)
    • USC TRANSITIONAL LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, 1624 COLLEGE ST,THOMSON STUDENT HLTH)
    • WHITE OAK MANOR - COLUMBIA (Nursing Home, 3001 BEECHAVEN ROAD)
    • WILDEWOOD DOWNS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 1215 WILDEWOOD DOWNS CIRCLE)

    Political contributions by individuals in Columbia, SC

    Airports and heliports located in Columbia:


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    Amtrak station:

    COLUMBIA (850 PULASKI ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.

    Local government website: www.columbiasc.net

    Colleges/Universities in Columbia:

    • University of South Carolina-Columbia (Full-time enrollment: 23,969; Public; Website: www.sc.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)
    • Benedict College (FT enrollment: 2,942; Location: 1600 Harden Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.benedict.edu)
    • Columbia College (FT enrollment: 1,136; Location: 1301 Columbia College Dr; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.columbiacollegesc.edu; Offers Master's degree)
    • South University (FT enrollment: 831; Location: 9 Science Court; Private, for-profit; Website: www.southuniversity.edu; Offers Master's degree)
    • Allen University (FT enrollment: 804; Location: 1530 Harden Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.allenuniversity.edu)
    • Columbia International University (FT enrollment: 750; Location: 7435 Monticello Rd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.ciu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
    • University of Phoenix-Columbia Campus (FT enrollment: 644; Location: 1001 Pinnacle Point Dr; Private, for-profit; Website: www.phoenix.edu; Offers Master's degree)
    • ITT Technical Institute-Columbia (FT enrollment: 350; Location: 720 Gracern Rd Ste 120; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
    • Centura College (FT enrollment: 248; Location: 7500 Two Notch Road; Private, for-profit; Website: www.centuracollege.edu)
    • Remington College-Columbia (FT enrollment: 238; Location: 607 Bush River Rd; Private, for-profit)
    • Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology (FT enrollment: 134; Location: 7474 Garners Ferry Road; Private, for-profit; Website: kennethshuler.com)
    • Southeastern Institute-Columbia (FT enrollment: 132; Location: 1420 Colonial Life Blvd, Suite 80; Private, for-profit; Website: www.southeasterninstitute.com)
    • Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology and Nails (FT enrollment: 116; Location: 449 Saint Andrews Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.kennethshuler.com)
    • Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (FT enrollment: 107; Location: 4201 N Main St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.ltss.edu; Offers Master's degree)
    • Regency Beauty Institute-Columbia (FT enrollment: 48; Location: 268 Harbison Blvd Unit 20; Private, for-profit; Website: www.regencybeauty.com)
    • W L Bonner College (FT enrollment: 28; Location: 4430 Argent Ct; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wlbonnercollege.org)
    • Harley's Beauty and Barber Career Institute (FT enrollment: 13; Location: 1510 Ontario Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.hbbci.com)

    Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Columbia:

    • Midlands Technical College (about 8 miles; West Columbia, SC; Full-time enrollment: 5,564)
    • South Carolina State University (about 37 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,851)
    • University of South Carolina-Aiken (about 53 miles; Aiken, SC; FT enrollment: 2,476)
    • Winthrop University (about 65 miles; Rock Hill, SC; FT enrollment: 4,937)
    • York Technical College (about 65 miles; Rock Hill, SC; FT enrollment: 2,970)
    • Piedmont Technical College (about 65 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 2,675)
    • Lander University (about 68 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 2,603)

    Public high schools in Columbia:

    Private high schools in Columbia:

    • HAMMOND SCHOOL (Students: 994; Location: 854 GALWAY LN; Grades: PK - 12)
    • HEATHWOOD HALL EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 890; Location: 3000 S BELTLINE BLVD; Grades: PK - 12)
    • BEN LIPPEN SCHOOL (Students: 777; Location: 7401 MONTICELLO RD; Grades: PK - 12)
    • CARDINAL NEWMAN SCHOOL (Students: 447; Location: 4701 FOREST DR; Grades: 7 - 12)
    • COVENANT CLASSICAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 140; Location: 2801 STEPP DR; Grades: PK - 12)
    • SLOAN'S SCHOOL (Students: 101; Location: 171 STARLIGHT DR; Grades: 6 - 12)

    Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Columbia:

    Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Columbia:

    • VV REID SCHOOL (Students: 428; Location: 6005 DAVID ST; Grades: PK - 5)
    • ST JOHN NEUMANN CATHOLIC ELEM (Students: 378; Location: 721 POLO RD; Grades: PK - 6)
    • BETHEL LEARNING CENTER (Students: 300; Location: 819 WOODROW ST; Grades: PK - 4)
    • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 299; Location: 3700 DEVINE ST; Grades: PK - 6)
    • EASTMINSTER DAY SCHOOL (Students: 214; Location: 3200 TRENHOLM RD; Grades: PK - KG)
    • SHANDON UNITED METHODIST PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN (Students: 208; Location: 3407 DEVINE ST; Grades: PK - KG)
    • CHESTERBROOK ACADEMY (Students: 189; Location: 1050 WILDWOOD CENTRE DR; Grades: PK - 1)
    • KILBOURNE PARK BAPTIST CHURCH WEEKDAY PRESCHOOL (Students: 161; Location: 4205 KILBOURNE RD; Grades: PK - KG)
    • MC GREGOR PRESBYTERIAN PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN (Students: 158; Location: 6505 SAINT ANDREWS RD; Grades: PK - KG)
    • ST PETERS CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 150; Location: 1035 HAMPTON ST; Grades: PK - 6)
    See full list of schools located in Columbia

    Library in Columbia:

    • RICHLAND COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $19,161,807; Location: 1431 ASSEMBLY STREET; 1,259,404 books; 2,172 e-books; 52,485 audio materials; 45,721 video materials; 46 local licensed databases; 35 state licensed databases; 2,763 print serial subscriptions)

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    Notable locations in Columbia: Bells Camp (A), Weir Tower (B), Walden Correctional Institution (C), Waverly Sanitarium (D), Old Observatory (E), Melton Observatory (F), South Carolina Governors Mansion (G), Columbia - Richland Fire Station Atlas Road (H), Fort Jackson Fire Department (I), Columbia - Richland Fire Department Greenview (J), Columbia - Richland Fire Department Gills Creek (K), Columbia - Richland Fire Department Belvedere (L), Columbia - Richland Fire Department Shandon (M), Epworth Childrens Home (N), Carolina Childrens Home (O), World War Memorial (P), Woodrow College (Q), Welsh Humanities Building (R), Wardlaw College (S), Thornwell College (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Shopping Centers: Woodhill Mall Shopping Center (1), Sunset Shopping Center (2), Rosewood Shopping Center (3), Northway Plaza Shopping Center (4), Midland Shopping Center (5), Market Place Shopping Center (6), Landmark Square Shopping Center (7), Gonzales Gardens Shopping Center (8), Five Points Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in Columbia include: Sweet Home Church (A), Trinity Church (B), Eastminster Church (C), Zion Baptist Church (D), Westminster Fellowship (E), Wesley United Methodist Church (F), Washington Street United Methodist Church (G), Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (H), Taylor Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Salem Cemetery (1), Leevy Cemetery (2), Beulah Cemetery (3), Elmwood Cemetery (4), Macedonia Cemetery (5), Randolph Cemetery (6), Green Lawn Memorial Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Old Barstow Pond (A), Lake in the Woods (B), Chaver Pond (C), Weston Lake (D), Lower Twin Lake (E), Bells Pond (F), Boyden Arbor Pond (G), Clark Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wildcat Creek (A), Smith Branch (B), Mack Creek (C), Rowell Creek (D), Rose Creek (E), Pen Branch (F), Nicholas Creek (G), Saluda River (H), Broad River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in Columbia include: Hollywood Park (1), Maxcy Gregg Park (2), Martin Luther King Jr. Park (3), Woodland Park (4), Williams-Brice Stadium (5), West Gervais Street Historic District (6), Waverly Historic District (7), Sims Park (8), Seaboard Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Tourist attractions: Edventure (Museums; 211 Gervais Street) (1), Columbia Museum of Art - Tours (1515 Main Street) (2), Columbia Museum of Art - Information (1515 Main Street) (3), Columbia Museum of Art - Gift Shop (1515 Main Street) (4), S C State Museum (301 Gervais Street) (5), Historic Columbia (Museums; 1601 Richland Street) (6), University of South Carolina - Prevention Center- South Caroliniana Lib (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 700 Pickens Street) (7), University of South Carolina - Newsfilm Resource- Libraries of the University- Thomas Cooper Lib (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Neutron Generator Bu) (8), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - Family History Lib (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 4440 Fort Jackson Boulevard) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

    Hotels: Marriott Columbia (1200 Hampton Street) (1), Hampton Inn Columbia-SE-Fort Jackson (7333 Garners Ferry Road) (2), Embassy Suites Hotel (200 Stoneridge Drive) (3), Days Inn (911 Bush River Road) (4), Extended Stay America - Columbia- Sc (450 Gracern Rd) (5), American Inn (1337 Garner Lane) (6), Fairview Inn (499 Piney Grove Road) (7), Econo Lodge (4488 Fort Jackson Boulevard) (8), Claussen's Inn at Five Points (2003 Greene Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

    Courts: S C State GOVT - Judicial Department- Commission On Judicial Conduct (1015 Sumter Street) (1), S C State GOVT - Judicial Department- Commission On Lawyer Conduct (1015 Sumter Street) (2), U S Government - U S District Courts- Clerk Of Court- Courtroom Deputies Criminal Doc (901 Richland Street) (3), S C State GOVT - Judicial Department- Division of Finance and Perso (1015 Sumter Street) (4), Courts - Federal - Bankruptcy Court- Clerk's Office Information (1100 Laurel Street) (5), S C State Govt - Juvenile Probation & Intake- Family Court Richland County-Juvenile Justice D (1701 Main Street) (6), S C State Govt - Judicial Department- Supreme Court (1231 Gervais Street) (7), S C State Govt - Judicial Department- Court Of Appeals (1015 Sumter Street) (8), S C State Govt - Division Of Court Administration- Judicial Department- Court Administra (1015 Sumter Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

     
    Richland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
    Air pollution and air quality trends
    (lower is better)
    AQI  PM10 Pb  SO2 PM2.5 NO2 Ozone 

    Air Quality Index (AQI)

    Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.0. This is about average.
    City:

    32.0
    U.S.:

    32.0
    Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.3. This is better than average. There were 82 monitors within city limits.
    City:

    17.3
    U.S.:

    22.1
    Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00282. This is significantly better than average. There were 41 monitors within city limits.
    City:

    0.00282
    U.S.:

    0.02218
    Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.762. This is significantly better than average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
    City:

    0.762
    U.S.:

    2.433
    Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.69. This is about average. There were 31 monitors within city limits.
    City:

    9.69
    U.S.:

    9.59
    Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 5.04. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.
    City:

    5.04
    U.S.:

    9.39
    Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.
    City:

    25.5
    U.S.:

    28.3

    Drinking water stations with addresses in Columbia and their reported violations in the past:

    COLUMBIA CITY OF (Population served: 263066, Surface_water):
    Past health violations:
    • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In OCT-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-10-2000)
    • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-11-1997), St Public Notif received (DEC-19-1997), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-1998)
    • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In NOV-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-11-1997), St Public Notif received (DEC-19-1997), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-1998)
    Past monitoring violations:
    • Treatment Technique Exceeds Turb 1 NTU - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-17-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-17-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-19-2005)
    LAKEWOOD MHP (Population served: 147, Groundwater):
    Past health violations:
    • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-14-2005), St Public Notif received (FEB-23-2005)
    • OCCT Study Recommendation - Between JUL-01-2003 and AUG-11-2003, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2003), St Compliance achieved (AUG-11-2003)
    • OCCT Study Recommendation - Between JAN-01-1998 and SEP-07-1999, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-08-1999), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-1999)
    Past monitoring violations:
    • Initial Water Quality Parameter WQP M&R - Between JAN-2003 and JUN-2003, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-27-2003), St Compliance achieved (APR-22-2003)
    • One routine major monitoring violation
    ASHLEY ACRES INC (Population served: 96, Groundwater):
    Past health violations:
    • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-15-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2002), St Show-cause Hearing (FEB-20-2003)
    Past monitoring violations:
    • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-2003 and JAN-10-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-07-2003), St Show-cause Hearing (FEB-20-2003), St Public Notif received (MAR-04-2003), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2004)
    • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-01-2002 and MAR-04-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-14-2002), St Show-cause Hearing (FEB-20-2003), St Compliance achieved (MAR-04-2003)
    • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and MAR-04-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-18-2002), St Show-cause Hearing (FEB-20-2003), St Compliance achieved (MAR-04-2003)
    • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-2002 and JAN-10-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JAN-15-2002 to JUL-15-2002), St Public Notif received (MAR-04-2003), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2004)
    • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2000 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-06-2000), St Show-cause Hearing (FEB-01-2001)
    • 4 routine major monitoring violations
    • 2 regular monitoring violations
    • 3 other older monitoring violations
    SANDY HILL MHP (Population served: 81, Groundwater):
    Past health violations:
    • Public Education - Between JUN-01-2004 and FEB-23-2005, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-11-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-11-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-23-2005), St Public Notif received (FEB-23-2005)
    • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2001), St Public Notif received (DEC-20-2001), St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2002)
    • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-25-2000), St Public Notif received (NOV-03-2000)
    • Public Education - Between JAN-01-1997 and JUN-22-1998, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-29-1998), St Compliance achieved (JUN-22-1998)
    Past monitoring violations:
    • Initial Water Quality Parameter WQP M&R - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-11-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-11-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-23-2005), St Public Notif received (FEB-23-2005)
    • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2001, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-18-2001), St Public Notif received (NOV-08-2001), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2002)
    • 4 routine major monitoring violations
    • One minor monitoring violation
    PALMETTO PARK (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
    Past health violations:
    • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-17-2002), St Public Notif received (OCT-01-2002), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2003)
    • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-10-1998), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-1999)
    • Public Education - Between JAN-01-1996 and JUL-26-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-19-1997), St Intentional no-action (JUN-03-1998), St Compliance achieved (JUL-26-2001)
    Past monitoring violations:
    • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2005)
    • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-2003 and JAN-10-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-07-2003), St Public Notif received (MAR-04-2003), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2004)
    • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-01-2002 and MAR-04-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-14-2002), St Compliance achieved (MAR-04-2003)
    • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and MAR-24-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-18-2002), St Compliance achieved (MAR-24-2003)
    • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-2001 and JAN-10-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-21-2002), St Public Notif received (MAR-04-2003), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2004)
    • 3 routine major monitoring violations
    • One minor monitoring violation
    • 3 other older monitoring violations
    HIDDEN ACRES MHP (Population served: 71, Groundwater):
    Past monitoring violations:
    • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-01-2001 and NOV-19-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from NOV-01-2001 to NOV-01-2001), St Compliance achieved (NOV-19-2001)
    • One routine major monitoring violation
    • One minor monitoring violation
    RICH CO/POND DRIVE (Population served: 55, Groundwater):
    Past monitoring violations:
    • One routine major monitoring violation
    UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
    Past health violations:
    • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-1998 and JUN-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-10-1998), St Public Notif received (JUL-17-1998), St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-1998)

    Drinking water stations with addresses in Columbia that have no violations reported:

    • USFS - WHETSTONE HORSE CAMP (Population served: 45, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
    • WATER MART (Population served: 26, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

    Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.3%
    (11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.9% for Black residents)

    Average household size:
    This city:  2.2 people
    South Carolina:  2.5 people

    Percentage of family households:
    This city:  49.6%
    Whole state:  67.5%

    Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
    This city:  6.4%
    Whole state:  6.0%

    Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
    • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
    • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

    Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Columbia, SC

    People in group quarters in Columbia in 2010:

    • 11,567 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
    • 9,787 people in college/university student housing
    • 6,028 people in state prisons
    • 920 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
    • 379 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
    • 255 people in correctional residential facilities
    • 223 people in other noninstitutional facilities
    • 211 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
    • 205 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
    • 116 people in residential treatment centers for adults
    • 91 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
    • 61 people in group homes intended for adults
    • 48 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
    • 12 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
    • 9 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
    • 7 people in in-patient hospice facilities

    People in group quarters in Columbia in 2000:

    • 8,768 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
    • 7,074 people in military barracks, etc.
    • 4,031 people in state prisons
    • 745 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
    • 709 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
    • 597 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
    • 578 people in nursing homes
    • 236 people in homes for the mentally ill
    • 96 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
    • 93 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
    • 33 people in halfway houses
    • 16 people in homes for the mentally retarded
    • 9 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
    • 5 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents

    Columbia compared to South Carolina state average:

    Columbia, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

    Map Legend

    • Median age significantly below state average.
    • Renting percentage above state average.
    • House age above state average.
    • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
    • Number of college students above state average.
    • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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    Arenas or stadiums:

    • Williams-Brice Stadium. Capacity: 80,250. South Carolina Gamecocks.
    • Carolina Coliseum. University of South Carolina.
    • Colonial Center. University of South Carolina.

    Banks with most branches in Columbia (2011 data):

    • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 21 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
    • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: 15 branches. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.
    • Bank of America, National Association: 15 branches. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
    • Branch Banking and Trust Company: 9 branches. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
    • Synovus Bank: 8 branches. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $26,863.3 mil, Deposits: $22,415.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 296 total offices, Holding Company: Synovus Financial Corp.
    • TD Bank, National Association: 7 branches. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
    • Capital Bank, National Association: Messenger Service Branch, Garners Ferry Branch, Trenholm Branch, Northeast Branch, Columbia Main Branch. Info updated 2011/09/21: Bank assets: $6,448.0 mil, Deposits: $5,135.4 mil, headquarters in Miami, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 152 total offices, Holding Company: North American Financial Holdings, Inc.
    • SCBT National Association: Forest Drive Branch, Gervais Street Branch, Columbia Northeast Branch, Messenger Service Branch, Irmo Branch. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $3,893.8 mil, Deposits: $3,257.7 mil, headquarters in Orangeburg, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 79 total offices, Holding Company: Scbt Financial Corporation
    • Woodforest National Bank: Harbison Blvd Branch, Columbia - Forest Drive Branch, Sc Columbia Branch, Columbia Branch. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
    • 11 other banks with 20 local branches

    Fire-safe hotels and motels in Columbia, South Carolina:

    • Best Western Plus, 7525 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 29223 , Phone: (803) 736-6666, Fax: (803) 788-6011
    • Comfort Inn, 911 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29210 , Phone: (803) 798-5101, Fax: (803) 798-5103
    • Days Inn, 827 Busch Riv Rd, Columbia, SC 29210 , Phone: (803) 772-9672, Fax: (803) 772-9672
    • Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, 7700 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 29223 , Phone: (803) 788-5544, Fax: (803) 217-3941
    • Fairground Plaza Hotel, 621 S Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201 , Phone: (803) 252-2000
    • Ramada, 7510 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 29223 , Phone: (803) 736-3000, Fax: (803) 736-6399
    • Super 8 Motel, 5321 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29206 , Phone: (803) 790-1133, Fax: (803) 787-0560
    • Hotel Zimalcrest, 347 Zimalcrest Dr, Columbia, SC 29210 , Phone: (803) 731-2300, Fax: (803) 772-6965
    • 81 other hotels and motels
    All 89 fire-safe hotels and motels in Columbia, South Carolina

    Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

    School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


    Columbia travel time to work - commute


    Columbia mode of transportation to work chart

    Most commonly used house heating fuel:

    • Electricity (53%)
    • Utility gas (44%)
    • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
    • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

    Presidential Elections Results

    1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

    1996 Presidential Elections Results

    2000 Presidential Elections Results

    2004 Presidential Elections Results

    2008 Presidential Elections Results

    2012 Presidential Elections Results

    Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

    Neighborhoods in Columbia:

    (Columbia, South Carolina Neighborhood Map)


    Religion statistics for Columbia city (based on Richland County data)

    Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.60%
    Here41.6%
    USA50.2%

    Adherents


    Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

    NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
    Adherents32.5%16.8%9.5%7.4%6.5%
    Congregations24.4%15.0%2.8%5.5%8.3%
    NameEpiscopal ChurchAssociation Reformed Presbyterian ChurchPresbyterian Church in AmericaJewishOther
    Adherents5.8%3.2%3.0%2.1%13.3%
    Congregations4.7%3.1%2.8%0.8%32.7%
    Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
    Tables represent county-level data.

    Food Environment Statistics:

    Number of grocery stores: 53
    Richland County:

    1.48 / 10,000 pop.
    South Carolina:

    1.99 / 10,000 pop.
    Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
    This county:

    0.08 / 10,000 pop.
    State:

    0.15 / 10,000 pop.
    Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
    Richland County:

    0.39 / 10,000 pop.
    South Carolina:

    0.85 / 10,000 pop.
    Number of convenience stores (with gas): 145
    Richland County:

    4.05 / 10,000 pop.
    State:

    5.38 / 10,000 pop.
    Number of full-service restaurants: 252
    Here:

    7.04 / 10,000 pop.
    State:

    7.75 / 10,000 pop.
    Adult diabetes rate:
    This county:

    10.1%
    South Carolina:

    10.6%
    Adult obesity rate:
    Richland County:

    30.0%
    South Carolina:

    29.4%
    Low-income preschool obesity rate:
    This county:

    9.3%
    State:

    13.4%

    Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
    Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
    Financial Administration 66$242,095$44,0171$2,111
    Other Government Administration 118$436,203$44,3600$0
    Judicial and Legal 46$77,597$20,2430$0
    Police Protection - Officers 326$1,098,302$40,4284$8,249
    Police - Other 46$118,399$30,8870$0
    Firefighters 356$1,152,280$38,8410$0
    Fire - Other 78$283,597$43,6300$0
    Streets and Highways 58$136,779$28,2990$0
    Health 23$53,846$28,0940$0
    Solid Waste Management 120$279,409$27,9410$0
    Sewerage 85$196,939$27,8030$0
    Parks and Recreation 168$447,907$31,99345$43,934
    Housing and Community Development(Local) 49$150,099$36,7591$1,326
    Natural Resources 34$82,031$28,9520$0
    Water Supply 162$420,671$31,1610$0
    Other and Unallocable 334$1,426,271$51,2430$0
    Totals for Government 2,069$6,602,425$38,29351$55,620

    Columbia government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

    • Construction - General: $10,639,000 ($80.79)
      Parks & Recreation: $2,430,000 ($18.45)
      Regular Highways: $1,216,000 ($9.23)
    • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $20,172,000 ($153.18)
      Police Protection: $20,160,000 ($153.09)
      General - Other: $14,142,000 ($107.39)
      Fire Protection: $12,542,000 ($95.24)
      Sewerage: $9,903,000 ($75.20)
      Solid Waste Management: $6,521,000 ($49.52)
      Parks & Recreation: $6,372,000 ($48.39)
      Central Staff Services: $2,878,000 ($21.86)
      Judicial and Legal Services: $2,774,000 ($21.07)
      Financial Administration: $2,559,000 ($19.43)
      Regular Highways: $2,367,000 ($17.97)
      Housing & Community Development: $1,909,000 ($14.50)
      Parking Facilities: $1,555,000 ($11.81)
      Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,468,000 ($11.15)
      Natural Resources - Other: $1,257,000 ($9.55)
      Health Services - Other: $859,000 ($6.52)
      General Public Buildings: $821,000 ($6.23)
      Transit Utilities: $550,000 ($4.18)
    • General - Interest on Debt: $1,346,000 ($10.22)
    • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Fire Protection: $13,759,000 ($104.48)
    • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $16,526,000 ($125.50)
      Sewerage: $8,140,000 ($61.81)
      Police Protection: $5,160,000 ($39.18)
      Parking Facilities: $716,000 ($5.44)
      General - Other: $464,000 ($3.52)
      Solid Waste Management: $155,000 ($1.18)
      Parks & Recreation: $148,000 ($1.12)
      Natural Resource - Other: $123,000 ($0.93)
      Fire Protection: $120,000 ($0.91)
      Central Staff: $75,000 ($0.57)
      Financial Administration: $66,000 ($0.50)
      Regular Highways: $29,000 ($0.22)
      Judicial: $23,000 ($0.17)
      Health - Other: $15,000 ($0.11)
      Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $4,000 ($0.03)
      General Public Building: $1,000 ($0.01)
    • Total Salaries & Wages: $64,183,000 ($487.39)
    • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $8,364,000 ($63.51)

    Columbia government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

    • Charges - Sewerage: $33,660,000 ($255.61)
      All Other: $5,289,000 ($40.16)
      Parking Facilities: $4,900,000 ($37.21)
      Parks & Recreation: $4,276,000 ($32.47)
      Solid Waste Management: $992,000 ($7.53)
    • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $15,953,000 ($121.14)
      General Support: $1,290,000 ($9.80)
    • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $10,890,000 ($82.70)
      General Revenue, NEC: $7,011,000 ($53.24)
      Rents: $535,000 ($4.06)
    • Revenue - Water Utilities: $37,956,000 ($288.23)
      Transit Utilities: $413,000 ($3.14)
    • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $5,790,000 ($43.97)
      All Other: $1,810,000 ($13.74)
      Highways: $333,000 ($2.53)
    • Tax - Property: $31,732,000 ($240.97)
      NEC: $16,816,000 ($127.70)
      Public Utilities: $5,761,000 ($43.75)
      Other Selective Sales: $1,455,000 ($11.05)

    Columbia government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

    • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $159,520,000 ($1211.37)
    • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $22,440,000 ($170.41)
    • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $41,500,000 ($315.14)
      Other NEC: $27,690,000 ($210.27)
    • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $8,521,000 ($64.71)
    • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $146,581,000 ($1113.11)
      Other, NEC: $38,681,000 ($293.74)
    • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $54,439,000 ($413.40)
      Other, NEC: $2,928,000 ($22.23)

    Columbia government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

    • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $51,286,000 ($389.46)
    • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $144,811,000 ($1099.67)
    • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $67,060,000 ($509.24)

    9.71% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,595 average adjusted gross income)

    Here:

    9.71%
    South Carolina average:

    8.00%

    0.43% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,226 average AGI)
    Richland County:

    0.43%
    South Carolina average:

    0.15%


    Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
    from Lexington County, SC  1.91% ($35,506 average AGI)
    from Kershaw County, SC  0.26% ($30,517)
    from Charleston County, SC  0.23% ($33,870)


    8.58% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,993 average adjusted gross income)

    Here:

    8.58%
    South Carolina average:

    6.88%

    0.23% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,009 average AGI)
    Richland County:

    0.23%
    South Carolina average:

    0.11%


    Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
    to Lexington County, SC  2.21% ($41,622 average AGI)
    to Kershaw County, SC  0.32% ($40,959)
    to Charleston County, SC  0.28% ($44,270)

    Strongest AM radio stations in Columbia:

    • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
    • WCOS (1400 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
    • WQXL (1470 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: METRO COMMUNICATIONS, INCORP.)
    • WISW (1320 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
    • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
    • WVOC (560 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
    • WOIC (1230 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
    • WGCV (620 AM; 1 kW; CAYCE, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
    • WLGO (1170 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
    • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
    • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
    • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
    • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

    Strongest FM radio stations in Columbia:

    • WLTY (96.7 FM; CAYCE, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
    • WARQ (93.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
    • WUSC-FM (90.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA)
    • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
    • WOMG (103.1 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
    • W240AX (95.9 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
    • WCOS-FM (97.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
    • WLTR (91.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
    • WNOK (104.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
    • WXBT (100.1 FM; WEST COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
    • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
    • WMFX (102.3 FM; ST. ANDREWS, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
    • WTCB (106.7 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
    • W207BQ (89.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
    • WYFV (88.7 FM; CAYCE, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
    • WFMV (95.3 FM; SOUTH CONGAREE, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
    • WLXC (98.5 FM; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
    • WZMJ (93.1 FM; BATESBURG, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
    • WHXT (103.9 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
    • WRJA-FM (88.1 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)

    TV broadcast stations around Columbia:

    • W21CA (Channel 21; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
    • WRLK-TV (Channel 35; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
    • WLTX (Channel 19; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
    • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
    • WACH (Channel 57; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
    • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
    • W39CL (Channel 39; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
    • WBHQ (Channel 63; SUMTER, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
    • W31BS (Channel 31; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING INC.)
    • W67DP (Channel 67; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
    • WRJA-TV (Channel 27; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)

    Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


    See more detailed statistics of Columbia fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


    National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
    Number of bridges: 82
    Total length: 709 meters (2,326ft)
    Total costs: $7,028,000
    Total average daily traffic: 1,613,452
    Total average daily truck traffic: 137,928

    New bridges - Historical Statistics

    • 1900-1909: 2
    • 1910-1919: 1
    • 1920-1929: 1
    • 1930-1939: 2
    • 1940-1949: 2
    • 1950-1959: 11
    • 1960-1969: 10
    • 1970-1979: 13
    • 1980-1989: 8
    • 1990-1999: 31
    • 2000-2009: 1
    See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Columbia, SC

    FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Columbia)
    FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 893 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
    FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Columbia, SC)
    FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 110 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
    FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
    FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 253 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
    FCC Registered Paging Towers: 33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
    FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
    FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 704 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Columbia)

    FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 4 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Columbia)
    FAA Registered Aircraft: 130 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


    Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
    (Based on 27 full and 24 partial tracts)
    A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
    Home Purchase Loans
    B) Conventional
    Home Purchase Loans
    C) Refinancings
    D) Home Improvement Loans
    E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
    F) Non-occupant Loans on
    < 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
    G) Loans On Manufactured
    Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
    NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
    LOANS ORIGINATED436$145,455536$180,4831,868$202,59065$155,07216$882,359244$145,4742$74,200
    APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$163,76734$194,924172$160,54513$63,5300$019$117,6360$0
    APPLICATIONS DENIED73$128,754106$127,528616$154,26450$63,8010$090$104,5989$68,016
    APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN54$134,77168$174,085394$164,09116$95,5111$14,573,40036$82,5711$127,330
    FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS23$107,86918$191,060109$191,3912$97,4050$09$138,9180$0

    Detailed mortgage data for all 49 tracts in Columbia, SC

    Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
    (Based on 18 full and 23 partial tracts)
    A) Conventional
    Home Purchase Loans
    B) Refinancings
    C) Non-occupant Loans on
    < 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
    NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
    LOANS ORIGINATED83$186,86258$210,8481$134,640
    APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED19$191,51624$187,0366$151,708
    APPLICATIONS DENIED4$136,8758$180,9262$67,760
    APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$97,98010$214,5810$0
    FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$197,7703$179,9431$101,970

    Conventional Home Purchase Loans

    Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

    2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

    • Fire: 151
    • Hazardous Condition: 88
    • Service Call: 22
    • Good Intent Call: 2

    Incident types - Columbia


    See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Columbia, SC

    Most common first names in Columbia, SC among deceased individuals
    NameCountLived (average)
    James2,02870.2 years
    John1,74571.9 years
    Mary1,69077.0 years
    William1,61072.1 years
    Robert1,16269.7 years
    Willie84170.5 years
    George77771.4 years
    Charles74671.0 years
    Thomas66071.0 years
    Annie63578.9 years
    Most common last names in Columbia, SC among deceased individuals
    Last nameCountLived (average)
    Smith82773.1 years
    Williams80770.7 years
    Brown80671.6 years
    Johnson68971.3 years
    Davis65272.6 years
    Jones57171.3 years
    Taylor40671.9 years
    Martin37973.7 years
    Jackson37570.2 years
    Wilson36072.0 years
    Businesses in Columbia, SC
    NameCountNameCount
    AMF Bowling1La Quinta2
    AT&T7La-Z-Boy1
    Abercrombie & Fitch1Lane Bryant3
    Abercrombie Kids1Lane Furniture3
    Ace Hardware1LensCrafters3
    Aeropostale2Little Caesars Pizza6
    American Eagle Outfitters2Lowe's4
    Ann Taylor2Macy's1
    Applebee's5Marriott9
    Arby's4Marshalls2
    Ashley Furniture1MasterBrand Cabinets10
    AutoZone7McDonald's14
    Avenue2Men's Wearhouse4
    BMW1Microtel3
    Bakers1Motel 62
    Banana Republic1Motherhood Maternity4
    Baskin-Robbins3New Balance5
    Bath & Body Works4New York & Co2
    Bebe1Nike31
    Bed Bath & Beyond3Office Depot4
    Best Western2Old Navy2
    Blockbuster5Olive Garden2
    Buffalo Wild Wings2Outback2
    Burger King11Outback Steakhouse2
    Burlington Coat Factory2Pac Sun1
    Buybuy BABY1Panera Bread3
    CVS15Papa John's Pizza4
    Cache1Payless4
    CarMax1Penske4
    Casual Male XL1PetSmart2
    Catherines2Pier 1 Imports3
    Charlotte Russe2Pizza Hut8
    Chick-Fil-A12Popeyes1
    Chico's1Publix Super Markets7
    Chuck E. Cheese's1Qdoba Mexican Grill2
    Church's Chicken5Quality4
    Clarion1Quiznos4
    Cold Stone Creamery1RadioShack7
    Coldwater Creek2Ramada1
    Comfort Inn2Red Lobster1
    Comfort Suites2Red Robin1
    Cracker Barrel3Red Roof Inn2
    Curves2Rite Aid11
    DHL1Rodeway Inn1
    Dairy Queen1Rooms To Go4
    Days Inn3Ruby Tuesday4
    Decora Cabinetry4Rue211
    Dennys2Ryan's Grill2
    Domino's Pizza7Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
    DressBarn2SAS Shoes3
    Dunkin Donuts6SONIC Drive-In8
    Econo Lodge3Sam's Club2
    Express2Sears6
    Extended Stay America2Shoe Carnival2
    FedEx66Sleep Inn2
    Finish Line1Spencer Gifts1
    Firestone Complete Auto Care8Sprint Nextel7
    Foot Locker5Staples2
    Forever 211Starbucks10
    GNC8Studio Plus Deluxe Studios1
    GameStop13Subway30
    Gap1Super 82
    Goodwill1T-Mobile16
    Gymboree3T.G.I. Driday's1
    H&R Block15T.J.Maxx2
    Hardee's8Taco Bell4
    Havertys Furniture2Talbots2
    Haworth1Target3
    Hobby Lobby1The Limited1
    Holiday Inn7The Room Place2
    Hollister Co.1Tire Kingdom5
    Home Depot3Toys"R"Us2
    Hot Topic1Travelodge1
    Hyatt1True Value2
    IHOP3U-Haul19
    InTown Suites3UPS98
    JCPenney2Urban Outfitters1
    Jimmy Jazz1Value City Furniture1
    Jimmy John's1Vans7
    JoS. A. Bank3Verizon Wireless3
    Jones New York7Victoria's Secret3
    Journeys3Waffle House13
    Just Tires5Walgreens10
    KFC5Walmart6
    Kmart3Wendy's13
    Knights Inn1Wet Seal1
    Kohl's2Wingate2
    Kroger3YMCA3
    Browse common businesses in Columbia, SC


    Columbia on our top lists:

    • #39 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 50,000+)"
    • #49 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas (pop. 50,000+)"
    • #59 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 50,000+)"
    • #75 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 50,000+)"
    • #80 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries (pop. 50,000+)"
    • #84 on the list of "Top 100 most racially diverse cities (pop. 50,000+)"
    • #89 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters (pop. 50,000+)"
    • #100 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 50,000+)"
    • #3 (29202) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Unclassified or not reported first ancestries"
    • #72 (29207) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
    • #83 (29210) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most hotels or motels in 2005"
    • #93 (29210) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Bahamian first ancestries"
    • #95 (29203) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Bermudan first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
    • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
    • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
    • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
    • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
    • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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    • Yuri Bilenko (11)
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    • Timothy James Bettles (10)

    Total of 643 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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