Columbia City PUMA, SC

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2020 Population
207,266
0.0477% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
30.3
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
20.1%
3.45% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$47,499
1.51% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$156,000
2.9% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
103,264
1.25% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Columbia City PUMA, SC had a population of 207k people with a median age of 30.3 and a median household income of $47,499. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Columbia City PUMA, SC declined from 207,365 to 207,266, a −0.0477% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,792 to $47,499, a 1.51% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Columbia City PUMA, SC are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (45.7%), White (Non-Hispanic) (42.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3%), White (Hispanic) (2.8%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.75%).

8.49% of the households in Columbia City PUMA, SC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.7% of the residents in Columbia City PUMA, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Richland County (Central)--Columbia City PUMA, SC are University of South Carolina-Columbia (9,815 degrees awarded in 2020), Columbia College (217934) (387 degrees), and Columbia International University (381 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Columbia City PUMA, SC was $156,000, and the homeownership rate was 47.5%.

Most people in Columbia City PUMA, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18 minutes. The average car ownership in Columbia City PUMA, SC was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Columbia City PUMA, SC is home to a population of 207k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 5.55% of Columbia City PUMA, SC residents were born outside of the country (11.5k people).

In 2020, there were 1.08 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (94.8k people) in Columbia City PUMA, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 87.6k White (Non-Hispanic) and 6.22k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Columbia City PUMA, SC are Spanish (7,799 households), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (1,418 households), and Hindi (762 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
104,655
Women
50.6%
102,084
Men
49.4%

The resident population of United States in 2020 was 206,739 inhabitants, with 49.4% men, and 50.6% women.

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Citizenship

96.7%
2020 Citizenship
96.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.7% of Columbia City PUMA, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Columbia City PUMA, SC was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Columbia City PUMA, SC
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    94.8k ± 3.13k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    87.6k ± 1.73k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    6.22k ± 714
5.57%
Hispanic Population
11.6k people

In 2020, there were 1.08 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (94.8k people) in Columbia City PUMA, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 87.6k White (Non-Hispanic) and 6.22k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.57% of the people in Columbia City PUMA, SC are hispanic (11.6k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. India
    1,227 ± 857 people
  2. Mexico
    1,114 ± 817 people
  3. China
    889 ± 730 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Columbia City PUMA, SC was India, the natal country of 1,227 Columbia City PUMA, SC residents, followed by Mexico with 1,114 and China with 889.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.55%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
11.5k people
5.35%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
11.1k people

As of 2020, 5.55% of Columbia City PUMA, SC residents (11.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Columbia City PUMA, SC was 5.35%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    7,799 households (4%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    1,418 households (0.726%)
  3. Hindi
    762 households (0.39%)

8.49% of the households in Columbia City PUMA, SC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Columbia City PUMA, SC was Spanish. 4% of the households in Columbia City PUMA, SC reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,063 ± 680
  2. Vietnam
    3,746 ± 470
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,817 ± 458

Columbia City PUMA, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Columbia City PUMA, SC employs 103k people. The largest industries in Columbia City PUMA, SC are Restaurants & Food Services (8,571 people), U. S. Army (8,388 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (5,238 people), and the highest paying industries are Not specified retail trade ($177,434), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($118,837), and Business, professional, political, & similar organizations ($117,921).

Males in Columbia City PUMA, SC have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,350. The income inequality in Columbia City PUMA, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.496, which is higher than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
50,483
Women
48.9%
52,781
Men
51.1%

The workforce of Columbia City PUMA, SC in 2020 was 103,264 people, with 48.9% woman, and 51.1% men.

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Occupations

103k
2020 Value
1.25%
1 Year growth
± 1.25%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Columbia City PUMA, SC grew at a rate of 1.25%, from 102k employees to 103k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Columbia City PUMA, SC, are Military enlisted tactical operations & air/weapons specialists & crew members (5,702 people), Cashiers (3,352 people), and Customer service representatives (3,308 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Columbia City PUMA, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

103k
2020 Value
1.25%
1 Year growth
± 1.25%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Columbia City PUMA, SC grew at a rate of 1.25%, from 102k employees to 103k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Columbia City PUMA, SC, are Restaurants & Food Services (8,571 people), U. S. Army (8,388 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (5,238 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Columbia City PUMA, SC, though some of these residents may live in Columbia City PUMA, SC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$33,704
Median earning men ± $1,819
$29,367
Median earning women ± $1,407

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,489), Public Administration ($44,162), and Wholesale Trade ($43,902).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($49,091), Public Administration ($43,237), and Information ($39,764).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in South Carolina. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $38.2B
  2. $32.1B
  3. $26.9B

In 2020, the top outbound South Carolina product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $38.2B, followed by Plastics/rubber ($32.1B) and Machinery ($26.9B).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$285B
2020 Value in South Carolina
$613B
Projected 2050 Value in South Carolina
115% growth

In 2020, total outbound South Carolina trade was $285B. This is expected to increase 115% to $613B by 2050.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $30.1B
  2. $22.4B
  3. $13.2B

In 2020, the top outbound South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $30.1B, followed by Georgia with $22.4B and Texas and $13.2B.

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Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing the state of South Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from South Carolina

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Lindsey Graham
Senator from South Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2003
Tim Scott
Senator from South Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jim DeMint.

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing South Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from South Carolina

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

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In 2020, universities in Columbia City PUMA, SC awarded 11,818 degrees. The student population of Columbia City PUMA, SC in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 18,351 male students and 24,882 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Columbia City PUMA, SC are White (7,970 and 71%), followed by Black or African American (1,821 and 16.2%), Hispanic or Latino (517 and 4.6%), and Two or More Races (385 and 3.43%).

The largest universities in Columbia City PUMA, SC by number of degrees awarded are University of South Carolina-Columbia (9,815 and 83.1%), Columbia College (217934) (387 and 3.27%), and Columbia International University (381 and 3.22%).

The most popular majors in Richland County (Central)--Columbia City PUMA, SC are General Business Administration & Management (562 and 4.76%), General Finance (536 and 4.54%), and Other Public Health (399 and 3.38%).

The median tuition costs in Richland County (Central)--Columbia City PUMA, SC are $14,600 for private four year colleges, and $12,288 and $33,528 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Columbia City PUMA, SC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 69.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 43,233 (42.4% men and 57.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 43,233 students enrolled in Columbia City PUMA, SC, 42.4% men and 57.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 27,378 records, of which 56.3% were women and 43.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 536 degree-majors awarded
  2. 399 degree-majors awarded
  3. 374 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Richland County (Central)--Columbia City PUMA, SC was General Finance with 536 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 9,815 degrees awarded
  2. 387 degrees awarded
  3. 381 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of South Carolina-Columbia with 9,815 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 4,731 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Columbia City PUMA, SC, which is 0.668 times less than the 7,087 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 7,970 degrees mean that there were 4.38 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,821 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($16,920) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,080) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2020, 0.477% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.612% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Columbia City PUMA, SC in 2020 were Some college (50.2k), High School or Equivalent (41.7k), and Bachelors Degree (32.1k).

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The median property value in Columbia City PUMA, SC was $156,000 in 2020, which is 0.679 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $151,600 to $156,000, a 2.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Columbia City PUMA, SC is 47.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Columbia City PUMA, SC have an average commute time of 18 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Columbia City PUMA, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Columbia City PUMA, SC is $47,499. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Columbia City PUMA, SC was Mount Pleasant Town PUMA, SC with a value of $80,467, followed by Charleston City PUMA, SC and York County (West & Outside Rock Hill City) PUMA, SC, with respective values of $72,562 and $72,224.

Property

$156,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,147
$37,098
Median Property Taxes
±$1,472

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Rent vs Own

47.5%
Homeownership
2020
68.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 47.5% of the housing units in Columbia City PUMA, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 47%.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Columbia City PUMA, SC was Mount Pleasant Town PUMA, SC with a value of $80,467, followed by Charleston City PUMA, SC and York County (West & Outside Rock Hill City) PUMA, SC, with respective values of $72,562 and $72,224.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$47,499
Median Household Income
± $1,715
78.2k
Number of Households
± 2,264

In 2020, the median household income of the 78.2k households in Columbia City PUMA, SC grew to $47,499 from the previous year's value of $46,792.

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Wage Distribution

0.496
2020 Wage GINI in Columbia City PUMA, SC
0.503
2019 Wage GINI in Columbia City PUMA, SC

In 2020, the income inequality in Columbia City PUMA, SC was 0.496 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.46% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Columbia City PUMA, SC was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Columbia City PUMA, SC in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (69.7%)
  2. Walked (14.6%)
  3. Carpooled (7.44%)

In 2020, 69.7% of workers in Columbia City PUMA, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (14.6%) and those who carpooled to work (7.44%).

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Commute Time

18 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Columbia City PUMA, SC have a shorter commute time (18 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.15% of the workforce in Columbia City PUMA, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Columbia City PUMA, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Columbia City PUMA, SC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

20.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Columbia City PUMA, SC (35.6k out of 177k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Columbia City PUMA, SC is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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90.6% of the population of Columbia City PUMA, SC has health coverage, with 46.2% on employee plans, 17.2% on Medicaid, 7.54% on Medicare, 16% on non-group plans, and 3.68% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in South Carolina was $7,311 in 2014. This is a 4.15% increase from the previous year ($7,020).

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see 1494 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.267% decrease from the previous year (1498 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1767 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 546 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in South Carolina, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,494 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in South Carolina

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see an average of 1,494 patients per year. This represents a 0.267% decrease from the previous year (1,498 patients).

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of South Carolina across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.6% under 18 years, 31.9% between 18 and 34 years, 32.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.4% were men and 53.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.4%
Uninsured
46.2%
Employer Coverage
17.2%
Medicaid
7.54%
Medicare
16%
Non-Group
3.68%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Columbia City PUMA, SC grew by 0.579% from 9.35% to 9.4%.

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