Columbia employment information

Income per capita$15,867$20,956$28,555
Median household income$21,606$39,464$53,482
Median income owner occupied$27,522$49,112$68,142
Median income renter occupied$16,553$23,702$33,219
Median earnings male$27,000$31,341$36,116
Median earnings female$14,239$21,815$25,692
Unemployment rate5.2%6.3%5.8%
Poverty level41.5%22.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Columbia is 44% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Columbia is 60% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Columbia is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Columbia is 166% higher 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 industry8.1%3.1%
Manufacturing sector11.0%0.0%
Financial & insurance services6.0%1.4%
Wholesale & retail services12.4%15.7%
Public administration6.7%18.5%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities0.8%0.0%
Education, health & social services8.4%32.5%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Foxworth, MS409$31,52341%
Columbia, MS6,446$21,60660%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Franklin city, PA6,448$35,02935%
De Soto, MO6,449$32,94238%
Valley Center, KS6,449$53,5520%
Bartonville, IL6,440$50,3526%
Del Monte Forest, CA6,439$102,39691%
Columbia, MS6,446$21,60660%
Source: The Columbia, MS employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.