The Columbia Census Designated Place had a population of 106,585 as of July 1, 2019. Columbia ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Columbia is located at latitude 39.2404 and longitude -76.8394 in Howard County. The formal boundaries for the Columbia Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 31.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. Howard County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 404 feet.
The Columbia Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389348) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX
|Columbia, MD Housing Affordability Index is 125
State of Maryland Housing Affordability Index is 118
|The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.|
|Columbia, MD Wealth Index is 170
State of Maryland Wealth Index is 141
|The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.|
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|Population in Households||106,202|
|Population in Familes||85,517|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||383|
|Median Household Income||$103,714|
|Average Household Income||$132,277|
|Per Capita Income||$52,337|
|Total Housing Units||43,959 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||27,625 (62.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||14,562 (33.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,772 ( 4.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$387,297|
|Housing Affordability Index2||125|
|Average Household Size||2.52|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.44%|
|Per Capita Income||2.17%|
The table below compares Columbia to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 2||100th|
|Population Density||# 107||80th|
|Diversity Index||# 60||89th|
|Median Household Income||# 115||78th|
|Per Capita Income||# 77||85th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maryland Census Data Comparison Tool.