Columbia, SC Demographics

The total population of Columbia is estimated to be 136,754 with 68,093 males (49.79%) and 68,661 females (50.21%). There are 568 more females than males in Columbia.
The median household income in Columbia was $52,739 in 2021, which marked an a decrease of 990(1.84%) from $53,729 in 2020. This income is 70.69% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Columbia sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 25 to 44 years old, at $72,041. Overall, the median household income for the city of Columbia stands at $56,175.
In Columbia, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $31,037 for males and $25,785 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $51,649 for males and $46,999 for females.
In Columbia, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 5 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Some Other Race households have the highest median household income at $80,982, while American Indian and Alaska Native households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $38,403.
In 2022, the population of Columbia was 139,698, a 2.42% increase year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Columbia's population was 136,394, an increase of 0.15% compared to a population of 136,186 in 2020.
The median age in Columbia, SC is 28.2, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 14.25% were under the age of 15, 39.42% aged 15 to 29, 36.11% aged 30 to 64, 9.24% aged 65 to 84, and 0.99% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Columbia population: 50.65% are White, 40.92% are Black or African American, 0.19% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 2.62% are Asian, 0.20% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 1.41% are some other race and 4.01% are multiracial.