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Income/capita 19%
Household income 22%
Unemployment 76%
IndexColumbiaCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$24,255$31,458$29,829
Median household income$43,250$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$51,988$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$36,333$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$37,604$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$0$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate8.2%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level11.3%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Columbia is 19% 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 76% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Columbia is 25% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $28,830$43,250$86,500
      City
      $42,517$63,783$127,566
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Columbia median earnings by income bracket

      Columbia employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry4.2%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector1.6%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%12.1%
      Wholesale & retail services18.6%10.7%
      Public administration30.2%16.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.8%0.0%
      Education, health & social services22.5%21.6%
      Other11.1%34.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Phoenix Lake, CA4,521$75,54237%
      Soulsbyville, CA2,167$68,30423%
      Copperopolis, CA4,099$65,50018%
      Forest Meadows, CA1,736$62,85714%
      Mono Vista, CA3,018$56,5032%
      Columbia, CA2,770$43,25022%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Green Harbor-Cedar Crest, MA2,770$76,75039%
      Evendale, OH2,769$113,875106%
      Kingston Springs, TN2,771$68,41524%
      Knob Noster, MO2,769$42,87822%
      Mission Canyon, CA2,769$137,727149%
      Columbia, CA2,770$43,25022%
      Source: The Columbia, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).