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-- Demographic Economic Characteristics & Patterns
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Columbia SC General Demographic-Economic-Geographic Characteristics -- scroll section
|Population, 2013 estimate ||133,358||4,774,839|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base ||130,038||4,625,360|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 ||2.6%||3.2%|
|Population, 2010 ||129,272||4,625,364|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 ||5.4%||6.5%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 ||17.0%||23.4%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 ||8.7%||13.7%|
|Female persons, percent, 2010 ||48.5%||51.4% |
|White alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||51.7%||66.2%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||42.2%||27.9%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||0.3%||0.4%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||2.2%||1.3%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||0.1%||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2010 ||2.0%||1.7%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 (b) ||4.3%||5.1%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 ||49.6%||64.1% |
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013 ||64.8%||84.7%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 ||5.2%||4.8%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 ||7.7%||6.8%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||86.7%||84.5%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||39.5%||25.1%|
|Veterans, 2009-2013 ||8,723||391,660|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 ||16.2||23.5|
|Housing units, 2010 ||52,471||2,137,683|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013 ||46.8%||69.1%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013 ||42.5%||17.9%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013 ||$163,500||$137,400|
|Households, 2009-2013 ||45,112||1,780,251|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013 ||2.28||2.55|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 ||$24,779||$23,943|
|Median household income, 2009-2013 ||$41,344||$44,779|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013 ||23.8%||18.1%|
|Business Attributes||Columbia||South Carolina|
|Total number of firms, 2007 ||12,783||360,397|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||19.4%||12.1%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||0.5%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||2.3%||1.8%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||0.1%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||1.1%||1.7%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||24.2%||27.6% |
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) ||D||93,977,455|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) ||1,448,968||40,498,047|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) ||2,720,157||54,298,410|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007 ||$21,595||$12,273|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) ||495,965||8,383,463|
|Geographic Attributes||Columbia||South Carolina|
|Land area in square miles, 2010 ||132.21||30,060.70|
|Persons per square mile, 2010 ||977.8||153.9|
|FIPS Code ||16000||45|
|Counties ||Lexington County|
| Richland County|
|(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.|
|(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.|
|FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data|
|NA: Not available|
|D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information|
|X: Not applicable|
|S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards|
|Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown|
|F: Fewer than 100 firms|
|Source: ProximityOne; Census Bureau; BLS|
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