Columbia demographics profile

StatisticColumbiaMissouriNational
Population117,1656,059,651318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,7948691
Median age27.438.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)42%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1848%42%43%
Speak English90%94%79%
Speak Spanish2%3%13%
Columbia, MO has a population of 117,165 and is the 239th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,794 per sq mi which is 1977% higher than the Missouri average and 1881% higher than the national average. The median age in Columbia is 27 which is approximately 28% lower than the Missouri average of 38. In Columbia, 42% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 90% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 60% of Columbia residents were born in Missouri, 32% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 8% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Columbia is 1977% higher than Missouri.
  • The median age in Columbia is 28% lower than Missouri.
  • In Columbia 78.32% of the population is White.
  • In Columbia 9.72% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Columbia 5.96% of the population is Asian.

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Columbia population breakdown by race

RaceColumbiaMissouriNational
White78.32%82.53%73.35%
Black or African American9.72%11.58%12.63%
Asian5.96%1.78%5.22%
American Indian0.19%0.42%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.05%0.11%0.18%
Mixed race4.78%2.44%3.06%
Other race0.98%1.13%4.75%
In Columbia, 3.3% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Columbia, MO demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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