Columbia employment information

IndexColumbiaSouth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$24,723$24,222$28,555
Median household income$41,454$45,033$53,482
Median income owner occupied$67,315$55,527$68,142
Median income renter occupied$28,054$27,328$33,219
Median earnings male$20,454$31,966$36,116
Median earnings female$16,355$22,711$25,692
Unemployment rate6.5%6.4%5.8%
Poverty level24.2%18.3%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Columbia is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Columbia is 22% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Columbia is 11% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Columbia is 55% higher than the national average.

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Columbia median earnings by income bracket

Columbia employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.7%0.5%
Manufacturing sector7.4%0.7%
Financial & insurance services6.0%6.5%
Wholesale & retail services15.0%10.9%
Public administration7.9%6.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.2%0.9%
Education, health & social services17.6%38.0%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Lake Murray of Richland, SC5,475$104,74796%
Blythewood, SC2,113$89,02866%
Arcadia Lakes, SC876$70,62532%
Pine Ridge, SC2,142$66,56324%
Lexington, SC19,007$61,16614%
Columbia, SC131,331$41,45422%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Sterling Heights, MI130,604$58,80010%
New Haven, CT130,553$37,50830%
Frisco, TX130,499$112,155110%
Bellevue, WA132,268$92,52473%
West Valley City, UT132,329$52,8141%
Columbia, SC131,331$41,45422%
Source: The Columbia, SC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.