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Columbia, MD (Maryland) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $370,600 (it was $172,700 in 2000)
Columbia:

$370,600
Maryland:

$312,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $286,800 - $476,100

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $444,114
Here:

$444,114
State:

$424,848

Townhouses or other attached units: $296,143
Here:

$296,143
State:

$250,809

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $180,765
Here:

$180,765
State:

$334,616

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $209,852
Here:

$209,852
State:

$242,023

Columbia,MD index of house prices

Total population: 99,615 (Urban population: 88,291, Rural population: 100 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 42,394 (40,499 occupied: 27,075 owner occupied, 13,424 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

33%
State:

33%

Housing density: 1,538 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $163,233.

Median contract rent in 2017: $834 (lower quartile is $695, upper quartile is $986)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $1,615


Median gross rent in Columbia, MD in 2017: $922

Housing units in Columbia with a mortgage: 20,380 (437 second mortgage, 2,513 home equity loan, 377 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,695

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $137,778

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $100,530

Median monthly housing costs: $1,724


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Columbia, Maryland Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1981

Median year apartment built: 1983

Household type by relationship:

Households: 103,709
  • In family households: 85,436 (12,860 male householders, 13,338 female householders)
    18,973 spouses, 31,737 children (30,194 natural, 465 adopted, 1,078 stepchildren), 1,853 grandchildren, 1,043 brothers or sisters, 1,423 parents, 1,646 other relatives, 2,563 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 17,633 (5,919 male householders (4,378 living alone)), 8,382 female householders (7,172 living alone)), 3,332 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 640

Size of family households: 10,566 2-persons, 7,066 3-persons, 6,468 4-persons, 1,332 5-persons, 333 6-persons, 433 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,550 1-person, 2,614 2-persons, 56 3-persons, 81 4-persons.

14,407 married couples with children.
6,551 single-parent households (743 men, 5,808 women).

75.0% of residents of Columbia speak English at home.
8.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
7.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
7.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 22,806 (22.0%)
(57.2% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.3
State:

7.2

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.6
State:

4.4

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Columbia, Maryland
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Columbia, Maryland
  • 182no bedroom
  • 6781 bedroom
  • 3,2932 bedrooms
  • 10,7223 bedrooms
  • 9,1054 bedrooms
  • 3,0955+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbia, Maryland
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbia, Maryland
  • 394no bedroom
  • 4,0361 bedroom
  • 4,7912 bedrooms
  • 3,5923 bedrooms
  • 3494 bedrooms
  • 2625+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Columbia in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Columbia in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 378no vehicle
  • 7,4941 vehicle
  • 13,5182 vehicles
  • 3,9343 vehicles
  • 1,5814 vehicles
  • 1705+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Columbia in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Columbia in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,595no vehicle
  • 6,1131 vehicle
  • 4,7212 vehicles
  • 8683 vehicles
  • 244 vehicles
  • 1035+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Columbia, Maryland
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Columbia, Maryland
  • 1821 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 8893 rooms
  • 1,7444 rooms
  • 2,5105 rooms
  • 4,0456 rooms
  • 5,1227 rooms
  • 4,0818 rooms
  • 8,5029+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbia, Maryland
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbia, Maryland
  • 2781 room
  • 4002 rooms
  • 2,3323 rooms
  • 3,2504 rooms
  • 3,0785 rooms
  • 2,1666 rooms
  • 6667 rooms
  • 4988 rooms
  • 7569+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2017 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Columbia, MD
  • Columbia, MD household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Columbia, MD in 2017
  • 1,831Less than $10,000
  • 1,597$10,000 to $19,999
  • 2,471$20,000 to $29,999
  • 1,204$30,000 to $39,999
  • 985$40,000 to $49,999
  • 1,676$50,000 to $59,999
  • 3,393$60,000 to $74,999
  • 6,864$75,000 to $99,999
  • 5,248$100,000 to $124,999
  • 3,638$125,000 to $149,999
  • 5,424$150,000 to $199,999
  • 6,168$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Columbia, MD

  • Distribution of house value in Columbia, MD in 2017
  • 144Less than $10,000
  • 16$10,000 to $14,999
  • 8$15,000 to $19,999
  • 9$20,000 to $24,999
  • 104$25,000 to $29,999
  • 19$30,000 to $34,999
  • 26$40,000 to $49,999
  • 16$50,000 to $59,999
  • 56$60,000 to $69,999
  • 42$70,000 to $79,999
  • 148$90,000 to $99,999
  • 418$100,000 to $124,999
  • 292$125,000 to $149,999
  • 732$150,000 to $174,999
  • 754$175,000 to $199,999
  • 2,060$200,000 to $249,999
  • 2,883$250,000 to $299,999
  • 8,640$300,000 to $399,999
  • 5,761$400,000 to $499,999
  • 4,584$500,000 to $749,999
  • 1,226$750,000 to $999,999
  • 73$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 43$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 33$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Columbia, MD

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Columbia, MD in 2017
  • 134Less than $100
  • 119$100 to $149
  • 183$150 to $199
  • 68$200 to $249
  • 58$250 to $299
  • 125$300 to $349
  • 78$350 to $399
  • 20$400 to $449
  • 26$450 to $499
  • 27$500 to $549
  • 108$550 to $599
  • 102$600 to $649
  • 56$650 to $699
  • 148$700 to $749
  • 78$750 to $799
  • 129$800 to $899
  • 408$900 to $999
  • 1,758$1,000 to $1,249
  • 3,735$1,250 to $1,499
  • 5,299$1,500 to $1,999
  • 1,338$2,000 to $2,499
  • 234$2,500 to $2,999
  • 108$3,000 to $3,499
  • 118$3,500 or more
  • 238No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 45.0%
Number of people working at home: 3,673 (6.2% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 678
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 4,997
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 5,275
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 8,287
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 4,801
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 3,057
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 8,606
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 2,308
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 3,199
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 4,829
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 4,902
  • 90 or more minutes: 3,086
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Columbia

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 66,084 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 5,524 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 765 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 30 (0%)
  • Railroad: 64 (0%)
  • Taxi: 936 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 36 (0%)
  • Walked: 370 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 3,638 (5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.2%Males
  • 0.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 6.7%Males
  • 0.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 2.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 2.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 1.7%Males
  • 6.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 5.2%Males
  • 9.2%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Columbia, Maryland
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Columbia, Maryland
  • 5,0072010 or later
  • 5,5602000 to 2009
  • 5,1531990 to 1999
  • 3,2531980 to 1989
  • 1,9891970 to 1979
  • 1,484Before 1970
Ancestries in Columbia, MD

First ancestries reported:

  • German: 2,835 (4.6%)
  • American: 2,466 (4.0%)
  • Irish: 2,367 (3.8%)
  • English: 1,834 (2.9%)
  • European: 1,771 (2.8%)
  • Italian: 1,490 (2.4%)
  • African: 1,454 (2.3%)
  • Eastern European: 1,312 (2.1%)
  • Polish: 867 (1.4%)
  • Jamaican: 839 (1.3%)
  • Nigerian: 788 (1.3%)
  • Liberian: 706 (1.1%)
  • British: 596 (1.0%)
  • Russian: 594 (1.0%)
  • Ethiopian: 570 (0.9%)
  • Haitian: 539 (0.9%)
  • Scottish: 467 (0.8%)
  • Ukrainian: 373 (0.6%)
  • Iranian: 334 (0.5%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 308 (0.5%)
  • Egyptian: 289 (0.5%)
  • Turkish: 253 (0.4%)
  • Norwegian: 250 (0.4%)
  • Brazilian: 240 (0.4%)
  • Kenyan: 227 (0.4%)
  • Ghanaian: 197 (0.3%)
  • Slovak: 147 (0.2%)
  • Greek: 140 (0.2%)
  • Swedish: 129 (0.2%)
  • Sierra Leonean: 125 (0.2%)
  • British West Indian: 116 (0.2%)
  • Hungarian: 115 (0.2%)
  • French Canadian: 110 (0.2%)
  • Northern European: 103 (0.2%)
  • French: 99 (0.2%)
  • Czech: 82 (0.1%)
  • Portuguese: 77 (0.1%)
  • Swiss: 77 (0.1%)
  • Guyanese: 71 (0.1%)
  • Dutch: 63 (0.1%)
  • Somali: 62 (0.10%)
  • Romanian: 61 (0.10%)
  • Armenian: 58 (0.09%)
  • Serbian: 57 (0.09%)
  • Albanian: 52 (0.08%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 50 (0.08%)
  • Lithuanian: 47 (0.08%)
  • Danish: 45 (0.07%)
  • Scandinavian: 39 (0.06%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 39 (0.06%)
  • South African: 38 (0.06%)
  • Finnish: 34 (0.05%)
  • Moroccan: 32 (0.05%)
  • Syrian: 31 (0.05%)
  • Latvian: 27 (0.04%)
  • Ugandan: 27 (0.04%)
  • Lebanese: 25 (0.04%)
  • Arab: 22 (0.04%)
  • Canadian: 20 (0.03%)
  • Croatian: 19 (0.03%)
  • Bulgarian: 14 (0.02%)
  • Welsh: 13 (0.02%)
  • Cape Verdean: 12 (0.02%)
  • Bahamian: 11 (0.02%)
  • Israeli: 10 (0.02%)
  • Iraqi: 9 (0.01%)
  • Afghan: 8 (0.01%)
  • Slavic: 7 (0.01%)
  • Alsatian: 7 (0.01%)
  • Austrian: 6 (0.01%)
  • Celtic: 6 (0.01%)
  • Belgian: 6 (0.01%)
  • Slovene: 5 (0.01%)
  • Estonian: 4 (0.01%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

India
Columbia:

11.2% (2,348)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Korea
Columbia:

9.2% (1,931)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Columbia:

7.1% (1,485)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

El Salvador
Columbia:

6.3% (1,327)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Philippines
Columbia:

4.2% (890)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Mexico
Columbia:

3.6% (750)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Liberia
Columbia:

3.5% (737)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Pakistan
Columbia:

3.1% (649)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Honduras
Columbia:

3.0% (633)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Vietnam
Columbia:

2.7% (570)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Nigeria
Columbia:

2.7% (561)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Jamaica
Columbia:

2.6% (536)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Other Western Africa
Columbia:

2.2% (465)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Iran
Columbia:

1.9% (397)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Haiti
Columbia:

1.9% (396)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Ethiopia
Columbia:

1.9% (394)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
Columbia:

1.6% (343)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Ghana
Columbia:

1.5% (317)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 36,559
  • Other state: 42,547
  • Northeast: 12,833
  • Midwest: 6,286
  • South: 19,335
  • West: 4,093

87.5% of Columbia residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30.3% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69.4% lived in Maryland.


Columbia:

87.5%
State average:

86.3%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 255
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 403
  • 7th and 8th grade: 122
  • 9th grade: 86
  • 10th grade: 208
  • 11th grade: 0
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 149
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,711
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,069
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,503
  • Associate degree: 1,839
  • Bachelor's degree: 11,040
  • Master's degree: 5,389
  • Professional school degree: 1,951
  • Doctorate degree: 2,107
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 460
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 475
  • 7th and 8th grade: 319
  • 9th grade: 121
  • 10th grade: 377
  • 11th grade: 244
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 438
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 4,269
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,639
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 5,241
  • Associate degree: 2,442
  • Bachelor's degree: 11,683
  • Master's degree: 8,720
  • Professional school degree: 2,086
  • Doctorate degree: 1,201
Educational Attainment for Females
Columbia marital status for males
Columbia marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 16,098
  • One, attached: 11,992
  • 3 or 4: 561
  • 5 to 9: 4,229
  • 10 to 19: 5,874
  • 20 to 49: 642
  • 50 or more: 2,975
  • Mobile homes: 23

Median worth of mobile homes: $21,740

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 0.3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 1.3%

House/condo owner moved in on average 12 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Columbia
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Columbia, MD
  • 50.2%Electricity
  • 46.3%Utility gas
  • 2.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Columbia, MD
  • 66.8%Electricity
  • 31.0%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,282
Here:

11.6%
Maryland:

12.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 742
Here:

12.4%
Maryland:

12.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 850
Here:

12.1%
Maryland:

18.9%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability