Columbia, MO Population

By | June 19, 2019

Population: 84,531. Estimated population in July 2020: 91,814 (+8.6% change)
Males: 40,453 (47.9%), Females: 44,078 (52.1%)

Boone County

Zip codes: 65201, 65202, 65203.

Median resident age: 26.8 years
Median household income: $33,729
Median house value: $118,500

Races in Columbia:

  • White Non-Hispanic (80.4%)
  • Black (10.9%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • Hispanic (2.1%)
  • Chinese (1.3%)
  • Asian Indian (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Other race (0.8%)
  • Other Asian (0.8%)
  • Korean (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (25.7%), Irish (13.5%), English (12.9%), United States (7.2%), Italian (2.9%), French (2.7%).

Elevation: 758 feet

Land area: 53.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Columbia

  • High school or higher: 91.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 50.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 24.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbia city

  • Never married: 43.9%
  • Now married: 41.7%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

6.4% Foreign born (3.6% Asia, 1.0% Latin America, 1.0% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +14,498 (+20.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Columbia:

  • BOONE HOSPITAL CENTER (1600 E BROADWAY)
  • COLUMBIA REGIONAL HOSPITAL (404 KEENE ST)
  • HEART OF MISSOURI MENTAL HEALTH (THREE HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • RUSK REHABILITATION CENTER LLC (315 BUSINESS LOOP 70 WEST)
  • UNIV OF MISSOURI HOSPITAL & CLINICS (807 STADIUM RD)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Columbia:

  • COLUMBIA REGIONAL (about 13 miles; COLUMBIA, MO; Abbreviation: COU)
  • JEFFERSON CITY MEML (about 29 miles; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Abbreviation: JEF)
  • LEE C FINE MEMORIAL (about 62 miles; KAISER LAKE OZARK, MO; Abbreviation: AIZ)
Other public-use airports nearest to Columbia:

  • JESSE VIERTEL MEMORIAL (about 24 miles; BOONVILLE, MO; Abbreviation: VER)
  • ELTON HENSLEY MEMORIAL (about 25 miles; FULTON, MO; Abbreviation: FTT)
  • OMAR N BRADLEY (about 35 miles; MOBERLY, MO; Abbreviation: MBY)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Columbia:

  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA (Full-time enrollment: 21,444; Location: 105 JESSE HALL; Public; Website: www.missouri.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • COLUMBIA COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 5,892; Location: 1001 ROGERS; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.ccis.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • STEPHENS COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 589; Location: 1200 E BROADWAY; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.stephens.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • COLUMBIA AREA VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 102; Location: 4203 S PROVIDENCE RD; Public; Website: www.career-center.org)
  • JERRYS SCHOOL OF HAIRSTYLING (Full-time enrollment: 27; Location: 217 N 9TH ST; Private, for-profit)
  • COLUMBIA BEAUTY ACADEMY (Full-time enrollment: 24; Location: 1729 W BROADWAY – SUITE #5; Private, for-profit; Website: [email protected])
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-SYSTEMS OFFICE (Location: 104 UNIVERSITY HALL; Public; Website: www.system.missouri.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Columbia:

  • LINCOLN UNIVERSITY (about 30 miles; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Full-time enrollment: 2,580)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ROLLA (about 84 miles; ROLLA, MO; Full-time enrollment: 4,181)
  • TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 87 miles; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,922)
  • CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 98 miles; Warrensburg, MO; Full-time enrollment: 8,957)
  • SOUTHWEST BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 118 miles; BOLIVAR, MO; Full-time enrollment: 2,612)
  • ST CHARLES COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 120 miles; ST PETERS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 3,301)
  • LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY (about 127 miles; ST CHARLES, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,116)

Schools

Public high schools in Columbia:

  • COLUMBIA-HICKMAN HIGH (Students: 2,048; Location: 1104 N PROVIDENCE RD; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • ROCK BRIDGE SR. HIGH (Students: 1,494; Location: 4303 S PROVIDENCE RD; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • COLUMBIA AREA CAREER CTR. (Location: 4203 S PROVIDENCE RD; Grades: 10 – 12)
Private high school in Columbia:

  • CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP SCHOOL (Students: 296; Location: 4600 CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP; Grades: PK – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Columbia:

  • WEST JR. HIGH (Students: 970; Location: 401 CLINKSCALES RD; Grades: 08 – 09)
  • SMITHTON MIDDLE (Students: 932; Location: 3600 W WORLEY; Grades: 06 – 07)
  • JEFFERSON JR. HIGH (Students: 820; Location: 713 ROGERS; Grades: 08 – 09)
  • ANN HAWKINS GENTRY MIDDLE (Students: 812; Location: 4200 BETHEL ST; Grades: 06 – 07)
  • JOHN B. LANGE MIDDLE (Students: 764; Location: 2201 E SMILEY LN; Grades: 06 – 07)
  • OAKLAND JR. HIGH (Students: 756; Location: 3405 OAKLAND PL; Grades: 08 – 09)
  • MILL CREEK ELEM. (Students: 734; Location: 2200 NIFONG BLVD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • DERBY RIDGE ELEM. (Students: 665; Location: 4000 DERBY RIDGE RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • MARY PAXTON KEELEY ELEM. (Students: 647; Location: 201 PARK DEVILLE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • BLUE RIDGE ELEM. (Students: 533; Location: 2801 LEEWAY DR; Grades: PK – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Columbia:

  • COLUMBIA CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 483; Location: 817 BERNADETTE DRIVE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • CHRISTIAN CHAPEL ACADEMY (Students: 249; Location: 3300 S PROVIDENCE RD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • TRINITY CHILD LEARNING CTR&KDG (Students: 106; Location: 2201 WEST ROLLINS ROAD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • STEPHENS COLLEGE CHILDRENS SCH (Students: 103; Location: PO BOX 2022 STEPHENS COLLEGE; Grades: PK – 3)
  • COLUMBIA MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 82; Location: 3 ANDERSON AVE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • CHILDREN’S HOUSE OF COLUMBIA (Students: 75; Location: 915 MARYLAND AVENUE; Grades: PK – 1)
  • S D A ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 50; Location: 1114 COLLEGE PARK DRIVE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • APPLE SCHOOL SOUTH (Students: 48; Location: 5155 PROVIDENCE RD SOUT; Grades: PK – KG)
  • MORNINGSIDE COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 8; Location: 405 HIMALAYAS DR; Grades: KG – 5)

Libraries

Library in Columbia:

  • DANIEL BOONE REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,136,796; Location: 101 PARK DEVILLE DRIVE; 363,308 books; 31,291 audio materials; 7,565 video materials; 936 serial subscriptions)