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Age Distribution: Columbia (2013-2017 est.)

Male Female
Under 5 years 6.4% 5.5%
5 to 9 years 5.1% 4.3%
10 to 14 years 4.8% 4.5%
15 to 19 years 8.9% 9.8%
20 to 24 years 19.9% 20.2%
25 to 29 years 9.7% 8.5%
30 to 34 years 7.1% 6.7%
35 to 39 years 5.9% 5.1%
40 to 44 years 5.4% 5.2%
45 to 49 years 4.5% 4.5%
50 to 54 years 4.8% 5.3%
55 to 59 years 4.4% 5.1%
60 to 64 years 2.9% 3.3%
65 to 69 years 2.9% 3.3%
70 to 74 years 2.3% 2.5%
75 to 79 years 1.5% 1.6%
80 to 84 years 1.1% 1.7%
85 years & over 0.8% 1.7%

Median age (years) 27.0 28.3

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Age Distribution: Boone County (2017 est.)

Male Female
Under 5 years 6.5% 4.2%
5 to 9 years 3.3% 9.2%
10 to 14 years 6.0% 6.3%
15 to 19 years 5.6% 5.9%
20 to 24 years 4.5% 6.5%
25 to 29 years 7.1% 6.8%
30 to 34 years 4.1% 4.5%
35 to 39 years 9.8% 6.3%
40 to 44 years 10.6% 11.6%
45 to 49 years 7.3% 6.5%
50 to 54 years 9.5% 7.6%
55 to 59 years 8.3% 6.7%
60 to 64 years 4.5% 6.0%
65 to 69 years 6.5% 5.7%
70 to 74 years 3.0% 2.8%
75 to 79 years 1.0% 2.1%
80 to 84 years 1.2% 0.1%
85 years & over 0.8% 1.2%

Median age (years) 42.0 40.1

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Population (2019 est.)

Columbia Boone County

Total 121,717 178,271
Male 56,935 78,950
Female 61,685 83,692

Source: World Population Review

Household Income & Benefits (2016 est.)

Percentage of Households Columbia Boone County
Less than $10,000: 13.4% 10.7%
$10,000 to $14,999: 6.2% 5.5%
$15,000 to $24,999: 10.5% 9.8%
$25,000 to $34,999: 10.1% 10.5%
$35,000 to $49,999: 12.9% 12.5%
$50,000 to $74,999: 15.2% 18.2%
$75,000 to $99,999: 10.5% 11.8%
$100,000 to $149,999: 12.1% 12.4%
$150,000 to $199,999: 4.8% 4.7%
$200,000 or more: 4.4% 3.8%

Median Household Income $45,221 $50,813

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Educational Attainment

Columbia Boone County

High School Grad or Higher94.2%93.5%

Bachelor’s Degree or Higher53.4%45.9%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Field of Bachelor’s Degree for First Major

ColumbiaBoone County

Science and Engineering40%39%

Science and Engineering
Related Fields10%10%

Business15%16%

Education12%13%

Arts, Humanities and Other23%22%

Source: Town Charts, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Unemployment Rate

Columbia Metro AreaU.S.

November 20124.0%7.7%

November 20133.8%6.9%

November 20143.4%5.8%

November 20152.7%5.0%

November 20162.6%4.6%

November 20172.2%4.0%

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Cost of Living Index: Columbia Metro Area

(U.S. Average 100)

Groceries97.4

Housing79.7

Utilities99.7

Transportation93.8

Health101.5

Miscellaneous98.0

Source: Council for Community and Economic Research, Third Quarter 2018 (via Missouri Economic Research and Information Center)

Climate

Monthly Average Temperature

HighLow

January38°F21°F

February44°F25°F

March55°F34°F

April66°F44°F

May75°F53°F

June83°F63°F

July88°F67°F

August87°F65°F

September79°F56°F

October67°F45°F

November54°F35°F

December41°F24°F

Monthly Average Precipitation

January1.9”

February2.3”

March2.9”

April4.5”

May5”

June4.5”

July4.4”

August4.4”

September3.9”

October3.3”

November3.3”

December2.4”

Source: Weather.com