Columbia employment information

Income per capita$47,232$36,670$28,555
Median household income$100,252$74,149$53,482
Median income owner occupied$121,727$93,724$68,142
Median income renter occupied$63,294$45,116$33,219
Median earnings male$63,402$45,763$36,116
Median earnings female$46,111$35,135$25,692
Unemployment rate4.4%5.5%5.8%
Poverty level7.0%10.0%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Columbia is 65% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Columbia is 87% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Columbia is 24% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Columbia is 55% lower than the national average.

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Hours worked per week

Columbia median earnings by income bracket

Columbia employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.7%1.8%
Manufacturing sector5.7%0.1%
Financial & insurance services4.1%4.5%
Wholesale & retail services11.2%8.0%
Public administration14.5%11.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.5%1.5%
Education, health & social services13.5%36.8%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Chevy Chase Section Five, MD736$250,001367%
Chevy Chase, MD2,907$250,001367%
Chevy Chase View, MD939$220,625313%
Highland, MD1,040$210,313293%
North Chevy Chase, MD596$183,000242%
Columbia, MD102,116$100,25287%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
North Charleston, SC102,143$39,44626%
Boulder, CO102,002$58,0629%
West Palm Beach, FL102,283$45,02716%
Broken Arrow, OK101,917$66,25024%
El Cajon, CA101,582$45,95714%
Columbia, MD102,116$100,25287%
Source: The Columbia, MD employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.