Columbia, Missouri

Population 113,230

Columbia is located in Boone County, MO. The population is 113,230, making Columbia the largest city in Boone County and the 4th largest city in the state of Missouri.

There are 37 public schools in Columbia with an average Homefacts rating of C+. The total crime rate for Columbia is moderate , and there are 320 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Columbia is low and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Columbia property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Columbia include Missouri Township, Columbia Township and Pierpont.

Columbia Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 4.1%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 44%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 52%

Crime Rate

14.48% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 250
  • Violent Crimes: 321
  • Robbery: 59
  • Burglary: 399
  • Property Crime: 2
  • Larceny Theft: 1

Registered Offenders

58.91% Higher than national avg.
  • 320 offenders in Columbia
  • 28.26 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

298 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 4
  • Registered Polluters: 14
  • Superfunds: 10
  • Tanks & Spills: 270


Low 2.5%
  • Missouri unemployment average: 3.0%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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37 Public Schools view public schools

There are 37 K-12 public schools in Columbia, MO and 9 private schools. Homefacts rates Columbia's schools as Above average, with an overall C+ rating.

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Crime view details

320 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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1,183 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Columbia, MO issued 1,183 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 1,183 permits, 444 were issued for single family homes and 739 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Columbia, MO issued 1,009 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 1,009 permits, 631 were issued for single family homes and 378 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $659
  • 1 Bedroom: $719
  • 2 Bedrooms: $877
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,176
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,387

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Environmental Hazards

298 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (362/384)
    Columbia, MO has 94.27% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Columbia, MO is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index MODERATE 4.62 Average
    Columbia, MO is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 30.52°
  • February 33.47°
  • March 46.48°
  • April 56.02°
  • May 65.33°
  • June 75.06°
  • July 78.17°
  • August 76.63°
  • September 67.77°
  • October 56.33°
  • November 46.1°
  • December 35.03°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Columbia, MO

Columbia, MO has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Columbia, MO has no risk of hurricanes.
Columbia, MO has a very high risk of hail storms.
Columbia, MO has a moderate risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Columbia, MO: $50,044


Unemployment in Columbia is 2.5%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 3.0% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 29.62%
White Collar - 70.38%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Jay Nixon
  • Sen. Roy Blunt
  • Sen. Claire McCaskill

City Representatives

  • Vicky Hartzler

Neighborhood Info

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Nearest Major Airports

38 FCC Towers view all

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