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Overview

Introduction to Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina provides residents and visitors with an array of activities and benefits. The capital city is alive with culture and history, with many things to see and do with the entire family throughout the city. There are festivals to attend, arts performances to enjoy, sports to watch, and outdoor sports to participate in. The arts community is active and the cultural community is sophisticated. It is a college town and along with that comes a certain degree of aliveness. Its name comes from a poetic name for America.

Columbia Culture

The arts have a supportive community in Columbia. Many theaters, galleries, dance companies, orchestras, arts schools, and outdoor murals call this place home. Galleries, museums, and festivals all exhibit the work of the city’s many artists. The Colonial Center, Carolina Museum, and the Township Auditorium all provide high quality entertainment from around the world. The South Carolina State Museum has exhibits in science, history, and the arts, and it is the largest museum in the state of South Carolina. EdVenture is the largest children’s museum in the South, with a lively and fun atmosphere that encourages children to explore and learn. The Lexington County Museum gives visitors guided tours of 19th century farm houses and depicts life in pre-Civil War times.

Columbia Sports and Leisure

Columbia has everything from Little League baseball all the way up to Southeastern Conference sports events. The University of South Carolina Fighting Gamecocks compete in a wide variety of sporting events. The Columbia city Inferno is a professional hockey team belonging to the East Coast Hockey League. Atlanta and Charlotte are within easy driving distance for Major League Baseball, NFL, and NBA games. Columbia has many beautiful city parks that provide a home for the city’s baseball and softball players, tennis players, and swimmers. Golf enthusiasts will find a variety of low-cost courses throughout the city and the surrounding metro area.

Columbia Outdoors

There are many lakes and rivers in the nearby area, offering those interested in boating, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking the chance to participate in these activities. The weather in the fall, winter, and spring is mild, and the spring features huge quantities of blooming azaleas and other flowers. Summers are hot, but Lake Murray has 78 square miles of refreshing water in which to enjoy many activities like boating, camping, and swimming. Visitors can canoe through calm waters, sail under high winds, or cruise in motor or fishing boats. Many other parks are located throughout the city as well.

Columbia at Night

Nightlife is abundant in Columbia, and there’s something for everyone. Fine dining, local eateries, national franchises, and interesting cafes are all good choices for eating out. There is live music, comedy acts, theater, dance clubs, and many outdoor concerts and other events. The Columbia City Ballet is an internationally renowned ballet specializing in top quality productions. And the Columbia City Jazz Company is a well-known local and regional company that puts on productions, competitions, and community events.

Demographics

People

Total Population132,537
Male Share of the Population51.8%
Female Share of the Population48.2%
Senior Citizens9.6%
Employed Population 16+64,804
Age of the Population28

Families

% of people married28.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41.6%
Median Earnings25+$32,352
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,685
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,894

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,324
% Above Poverty Level77.1%
% Below Poverty Level22.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work22.2%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone38.9%
Median Gross Rent$853
Median House Value$164,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)49.5%
German9.7%
English8.7%
Irish8.2%
Scottish2.7%
Italian2.6%
French Except Basque2.1%
African1.7%
Polish1.4%
Welsh0.7%
Arab0.7%
Dutch0.6%
West Indian0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Greek0.4%
Russian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Czech0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Columbia Almanac

CategoryValue
County Richland County, Lexington County
Standard Zip Codes29201, 29203, 29204, 29205, 29206, 29209, 29210, 29212, 29222, 29223, 29229
P.O. Box Zip Codes29202, 29207, 29211, 29221, 29224, 29228, 29230, 29240, 29250, 29260, 29290, 29292
Company Zip Codes29208, 29214, 29215, 29216, 29217, 29218, 29219, 29220, 29225, 29226, 29227
Phone Area Codes803
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude34
Approximate Longitude-81.03

Columbia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCOLUMBIA UNIV OF SC
Distance1.6 miles
Jan Temp37 to 58 F
Apr Temp53 to 80 F
Jul Temp72 to 95 F
Oct Temp54 to 79 F
Annual Precip47.1 inches
StationPELION 4 NW
Distance23.7 miles
Jan Temp34 to 56 F
Apr Temp49 to 77 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp50 to 76 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationPARR
Distance26.2 miles
Jan Temp31 to 54 F
Apr Temp46 to 75 F
Jul Temp69 to 93 F
Oct Temp48 to 76 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arcadia Lakes991$112,813
Cayce13,684$55,941
Forest Acres10,571$88,750
South Congaree2,272$45,781
Springdale2,740$65,850
West Columbia15,947$50,206

Columbia Public Libraries

Richland County Public Library
1431 ASSEMBLY STREET
Columbia, South Carolina
(803) 799-9084

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Columbia Hospitals

William Jennings Bryan Dorn Va Medical Center
(Government - Federal)
6439 Garners Ferry Rd
G Werber Bryan Psychiatric Hospital
(Government - State)
220 Faison Dr
(803) 935-6281
Providence Hospital Northeast
(Non-profit)
120 Gateway Corporate Blvd
(803) 865-4500
Columbia Regional Care Center
(Proprietary)
7901 Farrow Rd
(803) 935-0505
Morris Village
(Government - State)
610 Faison Dr
(803) 935-7100
Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital Of Columbia
(Proprietary)
2935 Colonial Dr
(803) 254-7777
Kirkland Correctional Institution Infirmary
(Government - State)
4344 Broad River Rd
(803) 896-8567
Willow Lane Infirmary
(Government - State)
4650 Broad River Rd
(803) 896-9107
Providence Hospital
(Non-profit)
2435 Forest Dr
(803) 256-5300
William S Hall Psychiatric Institute
(Government - State)
1800 Colonial Dr
(803) 898-1593
Intermedical Hospital Of South Carolina
(Non-profit)
1330 Taylor St
(803) 296-5425
Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital
(Non-profit)
1330 Taylor St
(803) 296-5678
Palmetto Health Richland
(Non-profit)
5 Richland Medical Park Dr
(803) 434-7000
Gilliam Psychiatric Hospital
(Government - State)
4344 Broad River Rd
(803) 896-8597

Columbia Public Schools

Logan Elementary
815 Elmwood Avenue
ZIP: 29201
(803) 343-2915
Primary
Total Enrollment 247
A. J. Lewis Greenview Elementary
726 Easter Street
ZIP: 29203
(803) 735-3417
Primary
Total Enrollment 420
Manning High
502 Beckman Road
ZIP: 29203
(803) 935-7203
High
Total Enrollment 5
J. P. Thomas Elementary
6001 Weston Avenue
ZIP: 29203
(803) 735-3430
Primary
Total Enrollment 462
Carolina School For Inquiry
7405-a Fairfield Road
ZIP: 29203
(803) 691-1250
Primary
Total Enrollment 156
Pendergrass Fairwold School
5935 Token Street
ZIP: 29203
(803) 735-3435
Other
Total Enrollment 117
Arden Elementary
1300 Ashley Street
ZIP: 29203
(803) 735-3400
Primary
Total Enrollment 281
Heyward Gibbes Middle
500 Summerlea Drive
ZIP: 29203
(803) 343-2942
Middle
Total Enrollment 327
Edward E. Taylor Elementary
200 Mcrae Street
ZIP: 29203
(803) 343-2974
Primary
Total Enrollment 282
Alcorn Middle
5125 Fairfield Road
ZIP: 29203
(803) 735-3439
Middle
Total Enrollment 358
Imagine Columbia Leadership Academy Charter
3810 North Main Street
ZIP: 29203
(803) 929-1140
Primary
Total Enrollment 165
Forest Heights Elementary
2500 Blue Ridge Terrace
ZIP: 29203
(803) 691-3780
Primary
Total Enrollment 578
Hall Institute
1800 Colonial Drive
ZIP: 29203
(803) 898-1488
Other
Total Enrollment 41
Hyatt Park Elementary
4200 Main Street
ZIP: 29203
(803) 735-3421
Primary
Total Enrollment 539
Eau Claire High
4800 Monticello Road
ZIP: 29203
(803) 735-7600
High
Total Enrollment 626
W.j. Keenan High
361 Pisgah Church Road
ZIP: 29203
(803) 714-2500
High
Total Enrollment 708
Carver-lyon Elementary
2100 Waverly Street
ZIP: 29204
(803) 343-2900
Primary
Total Enrollment 373
W. G. Sanders Middle
3455 Pine Belt Road
ZIP: 29204
(803) 735-7575
Middle
Total Enrollment 397
C. A. Johnson High
2219 Barhamville Road
ZIP: 29204
(803) 253-7092
High
Total Enrollment 432
W. A. Perry Middle
2600 Barhamville Road
ZIP: 29204
(803) 256-6347
Middle
Total Enrollment 326
Samuel A. Heyward Career And Technology Center
3560 Lynhaven Drive
ZIP: 29204
(803) 735-3343
High
Bradley Elementary
3032 Pinebelt Road
ZIP: 29204
(803) 738-7200
Primary
Total Enrollment 411
Burton Pack Elementary
111 Garden Drive
ZIP: 29204
(803) 691-5550
Primary
Total Enrollment 584
A. C. Flora High
1 Falcon Drive
ZIP: 29204
(803) 738-7300
High
Total Enrollment 1349
Watkins-nance Elementary
2525 Barhamville Road
ZIP: 29204
(803) 733-4321
Primary
Total Enrollment 460
South Carolina Science Academy
3400 Forest Drive
ZIP: 29204
(803) 540-3421
Other
Total Enrollment 131
South Kilbourne Elementary
1400 South Kilbourne Road
ZIP: 29205
(803) 738-7215
Primary
Total Enrollment 272
A. C. Moore Elementary
333 Etiwan Avenue
ZIP: 29205
(803) 343-2910
Primary
Total Enrollment 419
Hand Middle
2600 Wheat Street
ZIP: 29205
(803) 343-2947
Middle
Total Enrollment 884
Dreher High
3319 Millwood Avenue
ZIP: 29205
(803) 253-7000
High
Total Enrollment 1100
Brennen Elementary
4438 Devereaux Road
ZIP: 29205
(803) 738-7204
Primary
Total Enrollment 891
Rosewood Elementary
3300 Rosewood Drive
ZIP: 29205
(803) 343-2930
Primary
Total Enrollment 403
Richland One Charter Middle College
316 South Beltline Boulevard, Richland Hall 131
ZIP: 29205
(803) 738-7114
High
Total Enrollment 99
Brockman Elementary
2245 Montclair Drive
ZIP: 29206
(803) 790-6743
Primary
Total Enrollment 328
Crayton Middle
5000 Clemson Avenue
ZIP: 29206
(803) 738-7224
Middle
Total Enrollment 1017
Satchel Ford Elementary
5901 Satchel Ford Road
ZIP: 29206
(803) 738-7209
Primary
Total Enrollment 707
Pierce Terrace Elementary School
5715 Adams Ct
ZIP: 29206
(808) 782-1772
Forest Lake Elementary
6801 Brookfield Road
ZIP: 29206
(803) 782-0470
Primary
Total Enrollment 587
Dent Middle
2721 Decker Boulevard
ZIP: 29206
(803) 699-2750
Middle
Total Enrollment 1210
Caughman Road Elementary
7725 Caughman Road
ZIP: 29209
(803) 783-5534
Primary
Total Enrollment 683
Annie Burnside Elementary
7300 Patterson Road
ZIP: 29209
(803) 783-5530
Primary
Total Enrollment 286
Meadowfield Elementary
525 Galway Lane
ZIP: 29209
(803) 738-5549
Primary
Total Enrollment 691
Mill Creek Elementary
925 Universal Drive
ZIP: 29209
(803) 783-5553
Primary
Total Enrollment 445
Willow Lane School
1731 Shivers Road
ZIP: 29210
(803) 896-5952
Other
Total Enrollment 246
St. Andrews Middle
1231 Bluefield Road
ZIP: 29210
(803) 731-8910
Middle
Total Enrollment 699
Sc Virtual Charter School
140 Stoneridge Drive Suite 420
ZIP: 29210
(803) 253-6222
Other
Total Enrollment 3728
Leaphart Elementary
120 Piney Grove Road
ZIP: 29210
(803) 476-4700
Primary
Total Enrollment 452
Columbia High
1701 Westchester Drive
ZIP: 29210
(803) 731-8950
High
Total Enrollment 729
Sandel Elementary
2700 Seminole Road
ZIP: 29210
(803) 731-8906
Primary
Total Enrollment 642
Evaluation And Detention Center
1731 Shivers Road
ZIP: 29210
(803) 896-5952
Other
Total Enrollment 273
Pine Grove Elementary
111 Huffstetler Drive
ZIP: 29210
(803) 214-2380
Primary
Total Enrollment 622
Broad River Road Correctional Institution
4460 Broad River Road
ZIP: 29210
(803) 896-2853
Sc Connections Academy
220 Stoneridge Drive Suite 403
ZIP: 29210
(803) 212-4712
Other
Total Enrollment 3457
Kirkland High
4344 Broad River Road
ZIP: 29210
(803) 896-2714
Sara Babb High
4450 Broad River Road
ZIP: 29210
(803) 896-2714
High
Total Enrollment 9
Seven Oaks Elementary
2800 Ashland Road
ZIP: 29210
(803) 476-8500
Primary
Total Enrollment 567
H. B. Rhame Elementary
1300 Arrowwood Drive
ZIP: 29210
(803) 731-8900
Primary
Total Enrollment 433
Irmo Middle
6051 Wescott Road
ZIP: 29212
(803) 476-3600
Middle
Total Enrollment 836
Nursery Road Elementary
6706 Nursery Road
ZIP: 29212
(803) 476-4300
Primary
Total Enrollment 496
Irmo High
6671 St. Andrews Road
ZIP: 29212
(803) 476-3000
High
Total Enrollment 1505
Crossroads Middle
6949 St. Andrews Road
ZIP: 29212
(803) 476-8300
Middle
Total Enrollment 914
Birchwood School
5000 Broad River Road
ZIP: 29212
(803) 896-9278
Other
Total Enrollment 201
Harbison West Elementary
257 Crossbow Drive
ZIP: 29212
(803) 476-3800
Primary
Total Enrollment 548
Provost Academy South Carolina
400 Arbor Lake Drive B800
ZIP: 29223
(803) 735-9110
High
Total Enrollment 801
Polo Road Elementary
1250 Polo Road
ZIP: 29223
(803) 419-2226
Primary
Total Enrollment 645
Joseph Keels Elementary
7500 Springcrest Drive
ZIP: 29223
(803) 736-8754
Primary
Total Enrollment 674
Palmetto State E-cademy
115 Atrium Way Suite 200
ZIP: 29223
(803) 227-6670
E. L. Wright Middle
2740 Alpine Road
ZIP: 29223
(803) 736-8740
Primary
Total Enrollment 1363
Windsor Elementary
9800 Dunbarton Drive
ZIP: 29223
(803) 736-8723
Primary
Total Enrollment 741
Richland Northeast High
7500 Brookfield Road
ZIP: 29223
(803) 699-2800
High
Total Enrollment 1463
L. W. Conder Elementary
8040 Hunt Club Road
ZIP: 29223
(803) 736-8720
Primary
Total Enrollment 799
L. B. Nelson Elementary
225 North Brickyard Road
ZIP: 29223
(803) 736-8730
Primary
Total Enrollment 578
North Springs Elementary
1300 Clemson Road
ZIP: 29229
(803) 736-3183
Primary
Total Enrollment 759
South Carolina Calvert Academy
100 Summit Parkway
ZIP: 29229
(803) 462-0254
Primary
Total Enrollment 241
Spring Valley High
120 Sparkleberry Lane
ZIP: 29229
(803) 699-3500
High
Total Enrollment 2028
Sandlapper Elementary
1001 Longtown Road
ZIP: 29229
(803) 691-4045
Primary
Total Enrollment 666
Summit Parkway Middle
200 Summit Parkway
ZIP: 29229
(803) 699-3580
Primary
Total Enrollment 1189
Ridge View High
4801 Hard Scrabble Road
ZIP: 29229
(803) 699-2999
High
Total Enrollment 1461
Killian Elementary
2621 Clemson Road
ZIP: 29229
(803) 699-2981
Primary
Total Enrollment 737
Longleaf Middle
1160 Longreen Parkway
ZIP: 29229
(803) 691-4870
Middle
Total Enrollment 662
Richland Two Charter High
750 Old Clemson Road
ZIP: 29229
(803) 419-1348
High
Total Enrollment 92
Rice Creek Elementary
4751 Hard Scrabble Road
ZIP: 29229
(803) 699-2900
Primary
Total Enrollment 732

Columbia Private Schools

Daniel's Christian School
1812 Washington St
ZIP: 29201
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 13
Heathwood Hall Episcopal School
3000 S Beltline Blvd
ZIP: 29201
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 723
St Peters Catholic School
1035 Hampton St
ZIP: 29201
Elementary
Total Enrollment 90
St John Preschool
3404 W Beltline Blvd
ZIP: 29203
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
Northminster Ecdc
6717 David St
ZIP: 29203
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Ben Lippen School
7401 Monticello Rd
ZIP: 29203
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 761
St Martin De Porres School
2225 Hampton St
ZIP: 29204
Elementary
Total Enrollment 58
Center For Learning
2729 Covenant Rd
ZIP: 29204
Elementary
Total Enrollment 43
Eastminster Day School
3200 Trenholm Rd
ZIP: 29204
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Covenant Classical Christian School
3120 Covenant Rd
ZIP: 29204
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 133
Columbia Montessori Children's House
1220 Woodrow St
ZIP: 29205
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Shandon United Methodist Preschool & Kindergarten
3407 Devine St
ZIP: 29205
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
St Joseph School
3700 Devine St
ZIP: 29205
Elementary
Total Enrollment 281
Montessori School Of Columbia
2807 Oceola St
ZIP: 29205
Elementary
Total Enrollment 49
Shandon Presbyterian Cdc
607 Woodrow St
ZIP: 29205
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Cardinal Newman School
4701 Forest Dr
ZIP: 29206
Secondary
Total Enrollment 427
Columbia Jewish Day School
5827 N Trenholm Rd
ZIP: 29206
Elementary
Total Enrollment 56
Kilbourne Park Baptist Church Weekday Preschool
4205 Kilbourne Rd
ZIP: 29206
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Hope Christian Academy
7401 Monicello Rd
ZIP: 29206
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 6
The Timmerman School
2219 Atascadero Dr
ZIP: 29206
Elementary
Total Enrollment 284
Sandhills School
1500 Hallbrook Dr
ZIP: 29209
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 69
Hammond School
854 Galway Ln
ZIP: 29209
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 858
Asbury Kindergarten & Preschool
1005 Asbury Dr
ZIP: 29209
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Mc Gregor Presbyterian Preschool & Kindergarten
6505 Saint Andrews Rd
ZIP: 29212
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
New Heights School
5501 Broad River Rd
ZIP: 29212
Elementary
Total Enrollment 46
St John Neumann Catholic Elementary School
721 Polo Rd
ZIP: 29223
Elementary
Total Enrollment 324
Full Gospel Christian Academy
10014 Two Notch Rd B
ZIP: 29223
Elementary
Total Enrollment 33
Chesterbrook Academy
1050 Wildwood Centre Dr
ZIP: 29229
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Hope Academy
1301 Summit Pkwy
ZIP: 29229
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
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