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|People QuickFacts||Columbia||South Carolina|
|Population, 2013 estimate||133,358||4,774,839|
|Population, 2012 estimate||132,094||4,723,417|
|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, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012||1.6%||2.1%|
|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, 2008-2012||65.4%||84.7%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2008-2012||4.9%||4.8%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2008-2012||7.3%||6.8%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||86.4%||84.0%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||39.3%||24.6%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2008-2012||16.7||23.4|
|Housing units, 2010||52,471||2,137,683|
|Homeownership rate, 2008-2012||47.4%||69.5%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2008-2012||41.9%||17.7%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2008-2012||$161,100||$137,400|
|Persons per household, 2008-2012||2.25||2.54|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2012 dollars), 2008-2012||$24,837||$23,906|
|Median household income, 2008-2012||$40,550||$44,623|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2008-2012||23.4%||17.6%|
|Business QuickFacts||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|
|Geography QuickFacts||Columbia||South Carolina|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||132.21||30,060.70|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||977.8||153.9|