Columbia 85 Exceptional
Columbia Livability #23 ranked city in Illinois#1,285 ranked city in the USARanks better than 95% of areas

Livability Awards

A Columbia Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C Columbia Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% lower than Illinois
Columbia
973% less expensive than the US average
Illinois
982% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Columbia cost of living
A+ Columbia Crime Total crime is 67% lower than Illinois
Total crime
75370% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 13370% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-55%Year over year crime is down
Columbia crime
B- Columbia Employment Household income is 24% higher than Illinois
Median household income
$73,44233% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$42,65143% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%26% lower than the US average
Columbia employment
B Columbia Housing Home value is 13% higher than Illinois
Median home value
$198,1007% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$78517% lower than the US average
Home ownership
82%28% higher than the US average
Columbia real estate or Columbia rentals
C- Columbia Schools HS graduation rate is 11% higher than Illinois
High school grad. rates
94%13% higher than the US average
School test scores
47%5% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:12% higher than the US average
Columbia K-12 schools
A Columbia User Ratings There are a total of 3 ratings in Columbia
Overall user rating
82% 3 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
72% 2 total surveys
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      Columbia transportation information

      StatisticColumbiaIllinoisNational
      Average one way commute26min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work83.7%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.0%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.7%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.3%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home5.7%4.4%4.6%

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      Source: The Columbia, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).