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Crime Rate Indexes

2012 Crime Rate Indexes Columbia, MD Maryland United States
Total Crime Risk Index 89 95 100
Murder Risk Index 98 95 100
Rape Risk Index 108 115 100
Robbery Risk Index 73 91 100
Assault Risk Index 88 95 100
Burglary Risk Index 63 76 100
Larceny Risk Index 109 103 100
Motor Vehicle Theft Risk Index 95 89 100

Crime Risk Index (100 = National Average): Index score for an area is compared to the national average of 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the national average total crime risk, while 50 indicates half the national risk. We encourage you to consult with a knowledgeable local real estate agent or contact the local police department for any additional information.

Crime Indexes are based on numerous current and historical datasets as well as proprietary modeling algorithms which estimate values at more granular geographic levels when specific data is either unavailable or impractical to aggregate. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, these are estimates and should only be used as a guide. For detailed information regarding crime and safety in a community, please contact local law enforcement agencies.

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Education Level Profile and Enrollment Statistics

2012 Highest Education Level Attained (Population Age 25+) Columbia, MD Maryland United States
Did Not Complete High School 4.97% 11.66% 13.90%
Completed High School 10.41% 25.22% 27.74%
Some College 13.83% 19.33% 21.45%
Completed Associate Degree 6.27% 6.39% 7.76%
Completed Bachelors Degree 32.43% 20.21% 18.25%
Completed Graduate Degree 21.46% 11.61% 7.67%
2012 Education Enrollment (Population Age 3+) Columbia, MD Maryland United States
Education Index 110 123 100
Public Pre-school 0.42% 0.85% 0.89%
Private Pre-school 1.28% 0.88% 0.71%
Public School Kindergarten 1.55% 1.16% 1.23%
Private School Kindergarten 0.19% 0.22% 0.18%
Public School Grades 1 through 4 4.46% 4.49% 4.93%
Private School Grades 1 through 4 0.57% 0.72% 0.56%
Public School Grades 5 through 8 4.41% 4.41% 4.91%
Private School Grades 5 through 8 0.36% 0.76% 0.56%
Public School Grades 9 through 12 5.71% 5.15% 5.51%
Private School Grades 9 through 12 0.60% 0.83% 0.55%
Public Undergraduate College 4.23% 5.16% 4.91%
Private Undergraduate College 0.68% 1.40% 1.40%
Public Graduate or Professional School 4.23% 1.24% 0.83%
Private Graduate or Professional School 0.68% 0.97% 0.59%
Not Enrolled in School 72.12% 71.77% 72.24%

Highest Education Level Attained (Populations Age 25+): The data represents the percentage of people in the area over age 25 who have attained a particular education level.

Education Index: The Education Index for Zip Codes and places are comprised of a combination of socio-demographic characteristics. These index scores are not based statistically upon the performance of specific schools, programs or colleges located in these areas.

Education Enrollment (Population Age 3+): The data represents the percentage of people in the area over age 3 who are currently enrolled at each type of learning institution.

Index score: (100 = National Average) for an area is compared to the national average of 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the national average, while 50 indicates half the national average.

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Quality of Life Indexes

2012 Quality of Life Indexes Columbia, MD Maryland United States
Quality of Life Index 106 106 100
Amusement Index 115 123 100
Culture Index 109 100 100
Earthquake Index 40 40 100
Education Index 110 123 100
Medical Index 114 108 100
Mortality Index (All Causes) 63 77 100
Religion Index 158 104 100
Restaurant Index 137 73 100
Weather Index 89 89 100

Quality of Life Index: Based on the results of a study group, this index is calculated based on what variables affect individuals as they search for a new home, how much they would enjoy living in a place and the impact of each selected variable. For example, the crime index affects the total quality of life index negatively and the amusement index affects it positively.

Positive Variables Weighted for Quality of Life Index: Amusement, Culture, Education, Medical, Religion, Restaurants and Weather

Negative Variables Weighted for Quality of Life Index: Crime, Earthquake and Mortality

Index score: (100 = National Average) for an area is compared to the national average of 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the national average, while 50 indicates half the national average.

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Weather, Forecast, Temperature and Precipitation Statistics

2012 Weather Summary Columbia, MD Maryland United States
Weather Index 89 89 100
Hail Index 145 112 100
Hurricane Index 87 95 100
Tornado Index 68 64 100
Wind Index 171 179 100
 
Annual Maximum Avg. Temperature 65.0 °F 65.0 °F N/A
Annual Minimum Avg. Temperature 45.0 °F 45.0 °F N/A
Annual Avg. Temperature 55.1 °F 55.1 °F N/A
Percent of Possible Sunshine 57 57 N/A
Mean Sky Cover (Sunrise to Sunset - Out of 10) 6 6 N/A
Mean Number of Days Clear (Out of 365 Days) 105 105 N/A
Mean Number of Days Rain (Out of 365 Days) 113 113 N/A
Mean Number of Days Snow (Out of 365 Days) 6 6 N/A
Avg. Annual Precipitation (Total Inches) 41.00" 41.00" N/A
Avg. Annual Snowfall (Total Inches) 21.00" 21.00" N/A
2012 Average Monthly Low Temperature Columbia, MD Maryland United States
Avg. Annual Low Temperature 45.0 °F 45.0 °F N/A
Avg. January Low Temperature 23.3 °F 25.1 °F N/A
Avg. February Low Temperature 24.6 °F 26.6 °F N/A
Avg. March Low Temperature 32.0 °F 33.7 °F N/A
Avg. April Low Temperature 40.7 °F 43.0 °F N/A
Avg. May Low Temperature 50.7 °F 52.7 °F N/A
Avg. June Low Temperature 59.6 °F 61.7 °F N/A
Avg. July Low Temperature 64.4 °F 66.5 °F N/A
Avg. August Low Temperature 62.9 °F 65.1 °F N/A
Avg. September Low Temperature 56.0 °F 58.3 °F N/A
Avg. October Low Temperature 44.0 °F 46.2 °F N/A
Avg. November Low Temperature 35.0 °F 37.0 °F N/A
Avg. December Low Temperature 26.7 °F 28.4 °F N/A
2012 Average Monthly High Temperature Columbia, MD Maryland United States
Avg. Annual High Temperature 65.0 °F 65.0 °F N/A
Avg. January High Temperature 42.2 °F 43.4 °F N/A
Avg. February High Temperature 45.1 °F 46.3 °F N/A
Avg. March High Temperature 54.8 °F 55.4 °F N/A
Avg. April High Temperature 65.8 °F 66.6 °F N/A
Avg. May High Temperature 75.4 °F 75.8 °F N/A
Avg. June High Temperature 83.2 °F 83.9 °F N/A
Avg. July High Temperature 87.2 °F 87.9 °F N/A
Avg. August High Temperature 85.5 °F 86.1 °F N/A
Avg. September High Temperature 79.1 °F 79.8 °F N/A
Avg. October High Temperature 68.0 °F 68.8 °F N/A
Avg. November High Temperature 56.5 °F 57.6 °F N/A
Avg. December High Temperature 45.4 °F 46.6 °F N/A
2012 Average Monthly Precipitation Columbia, MD Maryland United States
Avg. Annual Precipitation 41.00" 41.00" N/A
Avg. January Precipitation 3.48" 3.50" N/A
Avg. February Precipitation 2.97" 2.91" N/A
Avg. March Precipitation 4.04" 3.99" N/A
Avg. April Precipitation 3.40" 3.35" N/A
Avg. May Precipitation 4.54" 4.41" N/A
Avg. June Precipitation 3.77" 3.65" N/A
Avg. July Precipitation 4.02" 4.13" N/A
Avg. August Precipitation 3.83" 3.92" N/A
Avg. September Precipitation 4.25" 4.16" N/A
Avg. October Precipitation 3.48" 3.54" N/A
Avg. November Precipitation 3.55" 3.35" N/A
Avg. December Precipitation 3.49" 3.38" N/A

Annual Heating Degree Days (HDD): A form of Degree Day used to estimate energy requirements for heating. Typically, heating degree days are calculated as how much colder the mean temperature at a location is than 65°F on a given day. For example, if a location experiences a mean temperature of 55°F on a certain day, there were 10 HDD that day because 65 - 55 = 10, according to the National Weather Service.

Annual Cooling Degree Days (CDD): A form of Degree Day used to estimate energy requirements for air conditioning or refrigeration. Typically, cooling degree days are calculated as how much warmer the mean temperature at a location is than 65°F on a given day. For example, if a location experiences a mean temperature of 75°F on a certain day, there were 10 CDD that day because 75 - 65 = 10, according to the National Weather Service.

Mean Sky Cover: reflects the approximate amount that the sky is covered with clouds, sunrise to sunset on a scale of 0 to 10

Index score: (100 = National Average) for an area is compared to the national average of 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the national average, while 50 indicates half the national average. Note: A higher Weather Index score represents better overall weather (higher number good). A higher Hail, Hurricane or Tornado Index means the chance of that weather event is higher (higher number bad).

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Pollution Indexes

2012 Pollution Indexes Columbia, MD Maryland United States
Air Pollution Index 89 88 100
Ozone Index 89 88 100
Lead Index 46 48 100
Carbon Monoxide Index 87 89 100
Nitrogen Dioxide Index 111 101 100
Particulate Matter Index 79 86 100

Index score: (100 = National Average) for an area is compared to the national average of 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the national average, while 50 indicates half the national average.

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Population Growth and Population Statistics

2012 Population Growth and Population Statistics Columbia, MD Maryland United States
Total Population 103,032 5,849,271 312,796,426
Square Miles 32.27 12,445.41 N / A
Population Density 3,192.90 602.60 88.60
1990 Population 79,985 4,781,069 248,704,247
2000 Population 95,031 5,296,453 281,421,535
2010 Population 100,464 5,773,552 308,745,538
5 Year Population Projection (2017) 109,639 6,046,258 324,478,770
Population Change Since 1990 28.81% 22.34% 25.77%
Population Change Since 2000 8.42% 10.44% 11.15%
Population Change Since 2010 2.56% 1.31% 1.31%
Forecasted Population Change by 2017 6.41% 3.37% 3.73%
Population Male 47.42% 48.27% 49.00%
Population Female 52.58% 51.73% 51.00%
Median Age 38.10 38.00 37.50
2012 Population Statistics by Marital Status (Age 15+) Columbia, MD Maryland United States
Males Never Married 29.18% 35.80% 34.10%
Males Married 61.50% 53.54% 53.97%
Males Widowed 1.21% 2.75% 2.52%
Males Divorced 8.11% 7.91% 9.41%
Females Never Married 26.35% 31.74% 28.42%
Females Married 58.12% 48.54% 51.02%
Females Widowed 4.36% 9.03% 8.76%
Females Divorced 11.17% 10.70% 11.80%

Population Change Since 1990, 2000 and 2010: Change in population since 1990, 2000 and 2010 expressed as a percentage increase or decrease.

Population by Marital Status (Population Age 15+): The data represents the number and percentage of people in the area, according to marital status.

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Population by Age

2012 Population by Age Columbia, MD Maryland United States
Median Age 38.10 38.00 37.50
Age 0 to 5 7.59% 7.32% 7.55%
Age 6 to 11 8.00% 7.68% 7.94%
Age 12 to 17 8.36% 8.16% 8.26%
Age 18 to 24 7.02% 9.63% 9.99%
Age 25 to 34 15.85% 13.16% 13.08%
Age 35 to 44 14.13% 13.38% 12.94%
Age 45 to 54 15.23% 15.71% 14.64%
Age 55 to 64 13.11% 12.64% 12.43%
Age 65 to 74 6.75% 6.75% 7.29%
Age 75 to 84 2.74% 3.85% 4.11%
Age 85+ 1.22% 1.75% 1.77%
2012 Male Population by Age Columbia, MD Maryland United States
Male Median Age 36.50 36.60 36.20
Aged 0 to 5 Years 8.17% 7.74% 7.87%
Aged 6 to 11 Years 8.63% 8.13% 8.26%
Aged 12 to 17 Years 8.99% 8.66% 8.65%
Aged 18 to 24 Years 7.77% 10.14% 10.35%
Aged 25 to 34 Years 15.93% 13.23% 13.24%
Aged 35 to 44 Years 8.17% 7.74% 7.87%
Aged 45 to 54 Years 15.00% 15.55% 14.65%
Aged 55 to 64 Years 12.62% 12.36% 12.23%
Aged 65 to 74 Years 6.23% 6.47% 6.95%
Aged 75 to 84 Years 2.42% 3.31% 3.57%
Aged 85 Years and Older 0.83% 1.16% 1.19%
2012 Female Population by Age Columbia, MD Maryland United States
Female Median Age 39.40 39.40 38.60
Aged 0 to 5 Years 7.08% 6.93% 7.25%
Aged 6 to 11 Years 7.43% 7.26% 7.63%
Aged 12 to 17 Years 7.79% 7.69% 7.89%
Aged 18 to 24 Years 6.34% 9.15% 9.64%
Aged 25 to 34 Years 15.80% 13.09% 12.91%
Aged 35 to 44 Years 7.08% 6.93% 7.25%
Aged 45 to 54 Years 15.45% 15.85% 14.64%
Aged 55 to 64 Years 13.55% 12.89% 12.63%
Aged 65 to 74 Years 7.20% 7.01% 7.61%
Aged 75 to 84 Years 3.00% 4.35% 4.63%
Aged 85 Years and Older 1.55% 2.30% 2.32%

Population by Age: The data represents the percentage of people in the area within each age group.

Male Population: The data represents the percentage of males in the population according to age range.

Female Population: The data represents the percentage of females in the population according to age range.

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Population by Race and Ethnicity

2012 Population by Race and Ethnicity Columbia, MD Maryland United States
Population by Race
White Population 52.95% 56.64% 71.71%
Black or African American Population 25.74% 29.97% 12.86%
American Indian and Alaska Native Population 0.36% 0.35% 0.96%
Asian Population 12.89% 6.08% 5.30%
Multi-racial Population 4.95% 3.14% 3.13%
Other Population 3.11% 3.81% 6.05%
Population by Ethnicity
Population Hispanic 8.47% 8.83% 16.91%
Population Non Hispanic 91.53% 91.17% 83.09%

Race versus Ethnicity: According to the Census, race and ethnicity are considered two separate and distinct identities. Hispanic or Latino origin is asked as a separate question and categorized under ethnicity. In addition to their race and/or races, all respondents are categorized by one of two ethnicities, which are "Hispanic" and "Non Hispanic."

Hispanic Ethnicity: According to the Census, people of Hispanic origin, were those who indicated that their origin was Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American or some other Hispanic origin. It should be noted that people of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

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Household Makeup and Size

2012 Household Family Makeup Statistics Columbia, MD Maryland United States
Family HH 65.70% 67.41% 66.51%
Non-Family HH 34.30% 32.59% 33.49%
Family Households
Married Family HH 49.66% 47.29% 48.14%
Other Family HH 16.04% 20.12% 18.37%
Other Family Households
Male Householder, No Wife Present 3.40% 5.07% 4.98%
Female Householder, No Husband Present 12.64% 15.06% 13.39%
Married Family Households
with Children Under 18 23.36% 21.37% 21.18%
with No Children Under 18 26.31% 25.92% 26.96%
Other Family Households
Male Householder, No Wife Present with Children Under 18 1.90% 2.79% 2.85%
Male Householder, No Wife Present with No Children 1.50% 2.27% 2.14%
Female Householder, No Husband Present with Children Under 18 8.06% 9.49% 8.65%
Female Householder, No Husband Present with No Children 4.58% 5.57% 4.74%
Non-Family Households
Male Householder 15.74% 14.35% 15.74%
Female Householder 18.56% 18.23% 17.75%
2012 Household Size Statistics Columbia, MD Maryland United States
Households
Households 2010 39,882 2,156,411 116,716,292
Households 2000 36,765 1,980,862 105,479,959
Households 1990 30,264 1,748,935 91,986,210
5 Year Households Projection (2017) 43,755 2,281,928 123,901,241
Household Growth Since 2010 2.34% 1.12% 1.12%
Household Growth Since 2000 11.02% 10.08% 11.89%
Household Growth Since 1990 34.87% 24.68% 28.31%
Average Household Size 2.51 2.62 2.58
Median Household Size 2.73 2.77 2.71
1 Person 27.90% 25.78% 26.63%
2 Person 31.21% 31.57% 32.86%
3 Person 17.87% 17.25% 16.08%
4 Person 14.09% 13.96% 13.27%
5 Person 5.71% 6.66% 6.46%
6 Person 1.93% 2.72% 2.69%
7 or More Person 1.28% 2.07% 2.01%

Family Household: A family household is a household maintained by a householder who is in a family, and includes any unrelated people (unrelated subfamily members and/or secondary individuals) who may be residing there.

Married Family Household: A married family household consists of a married householder and one or more other persons living in the same household who are related to the householder by birth, marriage or adoption.

Other Family Household: An other family household consists of a householder and one or more other persons living in the same household who are related to the householder by birth or adoption. These households may have a Male Householder with No Wife Present and/or Female Householder with No Husband Present.

Non-Family Household: A non-family household consists of a householder living alone (a one-person household) or where the householder shares the home exclusively with people to whom he/she is not related.

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Number of Vehicles Per Household

2012 Number of Vehicles per Household Columbia, MD Maryland United States
Households, Median Vehicles 2.20 2.20 2.20
No Vehicles 4.06% 9.62% 9.08%
1 Vehicle 33.71% 32.07% 33.50%
2 Vehicle 44.39% 36.89% 37.45%
3 Vehicle 13.66% 14.96% 13.98%
4+ Vehicle 4.17% 6.46% 5.99%

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Housing Statistics, Occupancy and Year Built

2012 Move In Date by Year Columbia, MD Maryland United States
Households 40,817 2,180,594 118,025,427
Household, Median Length of Residence in Years 12 12 11
Moved in 2005 or Later 46.10% 39.03% 41.51%
Moved in 2000 to 2004 21.32% 21.46% 20.15%
Moved in 1990 to 1999 16.42% 18.92% 18.66%
Moved in 1980 to 1989 10.18% 9.89% 8.86%
Moved in 1970 to 1979 4.76% 5.76% 5.92%
Moved in 1969 or Earlier 1.22% 4.94% 4.91%
2012 Housing Occupancy Statistics Columbia, MD Maryland United States
Total Units 42,345 2,418,833 133,667,681
Occupied Units 96.39% 90.15% 88.30%
Vacant Units 3.61% 9.85% 11.70%
Total Housing Units
Owner Occupied Units 62.36% 60.22% 57.08%
Renter Occupied Units 34.03% 29.93% 31.22%
Vacant Units 3.61% 9.85% 11.70%
Vacant Housing Units
Vacant Units For Rent 44.62% 27.33% 27.35%
Vacant Units For Sale 17.81% 14.89% 12.74%
Vacant Units Seasonal 10.51% 25.53% 31.14%
Vacant Units Vacant Other 19.67% 27.87% 24.61%
2012 Housing Statistic Year Built Columbia, MD Maryland United States
Housing, Units 42,345 2,418,833 133,667,681
Housing, Median Year Built 1982 1974 1974
Built 2005 or Later 3.25% 4.25% 5.25%
Built 2000 to 2004 6.85% 7.97% 9.12%
Built 1990 to 1999 19.16% 14.23% 14.08%
Built 1980 to 1989 27.87% 15.77% 14.10%
Built 1970 to 1979 29.02% 15.21% 16.11%
Built 1960 to 1969 9.31% 12.25% 11.20%
Built 1950 to 1959 2.07% 11.90% 11.04%
Built 1940 to 1949 1.05% 6.55% 5.63%
Built 1939 or Earlier 1.42% 11.87% 13.47%

Occupied Units: Housing units that are Owner Occupied or Renter Occupied.

Vacant Units: Housing units that are For Sale and Vacant, For Rent and Vacant, Seasonal and Vacant and Other.

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Home Values and Rental Rates

2012 Homeowner Statistics and Home Values Columbia, MD Maryland United States
Owner Occupied Units 26,407 1,456,585 76,294,472
Owner Households, With Mortgage Any 84.21% 78.69% 69.50%
Owner Households, With No Mortgage 15.79% 21.31% 30.50%
Housing, Median Value Owner Households $411,920 $331,079 $191,717
Home Valued at Less than $10,000 0.00% 0.48% 1.33%
Home Valued at $10,000-$14,999 0.08% 0.27% 0.93%
Home Valued at $15,000-$19,999 0.00% 0.28% 0.84%
Home Valued at $20,000-$24,999 0.22% 0.28% 0.85%
Home Valued at $25,000-$29,999 0.03% 0.30% 0.79%
Home Valued at $30,000-$34,999 0.05% 0.31% 0.92%
Home Valued at $35,000-$39,999 0.08% 0.22% 0.72%
Home Valued at $40,000-$49,999 0.11% 0.41% 1.76%
Home Valued at $50,000-$59,999 0.00% 0.44% 2.13%
Home Valued at $60,000-$69,999 0.17% 0.54% 2.46%
Home Valued at $70,000-$79,999 0.22% 0.61% 2.90%
Home Valued at $80,000-$89,999 0.00% 0.77% 3.46%
Home Valued at $90,000-$99,999 0.11% 0.84% 3.20%
Home Valued at $100,000-$124,999 0.23% 2.45% 7.92%
Home Valued at $125,000-$149,999 0.96% 2.48% 7.08%
Home Valued at $150,000-$174,999 1.70% 4.18% 8.65%
Home Valued at $175,000-$199,999 2.09% 3.92% 6.07%
Home Valued at $200,000-$249,999 5.22% 11.52% 10.69%
Home Valued at $250,000-$299,999 11.38% 12.75% 8.07%
Home Valued at $300,000-$399,999 30.28% 22.38% 10.91%
Home Valued at $400,000-$499,999 20.92% 12.61% 6.10%
Home Valued at $500,000-$749,999 21.89% 14.25% 7.20%
Home Valued at $750,000-$999,999 3.45% 4.39% 2.60%
Home Valued at More than $1,000,000 0.81% 3.33% 2.43%
2012 Housing Rental Rates Columbia, MD Maryland United States
Rental Occupied Units 14,410 724,009 41,730,955
Median Rent $1,256 $967 $730
Housing Rent less than $250 4.34% 6.05% 6.36%
Housing Rent $250-$499 4.52% 6.67% 16.47%
Housing Rent $500-$749 4.42% 15.31% 26.42%
Housing Rent $750-$999 10.00% 23.02% 19.50%
Housing Rent $1,000-$1,249 24.43% 18.58% 10.88%
Housing Rent $1,250-$1,499 26.92% 11.94% 5.89%
Housing Rent $1,500-$1,999 17.11% 10.36% 5.60%
Housing Rent $2,000+ 6.83% 4.11% 3.23%
No Cash Rent 1.42% 3.96% 5.66%

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Employment, Occupation and Industry

2012 Employment Statistics for Potential Employees (Age 16+) Columbia, MD Maryland United States
Employed Civilian Males 35.18% 31.83% 29.71%
Employed Civilian Females 35.47% 32.69% 28.71%
Armed Forces Male 0.31% 0.48% 0.39%
Armed Forces Female 0.11% 0.14% 0.07%
Unemployed Males 2.31% 2.86% 3.27%
Unemployed Females 2.42% 2.46% 2.67%
Not in the Labor Force Male 2.31% 12.02% 14.49%
Not in the Labor Force Female 2.42% 17.52% 20.68%
2012 Employment by Job Type for Civilian Population (Age 16+) Columbia, MD Maryland United States
White Collar 92.85% 81.33% 75.24%
Blue Collar 7.15% 18.67% 24.76%
 
Management, Business, and Financial Operations 24.04% 19.29% 15.41%
Professional and Related 42.82% 26.56% 21.58%
Sales and Office 16.02% 22.00% 24.37%
Service 10.68% 16.37% 17.72%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 0.07% 0.21% 0.73%
Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance 3.25% 7.74% 8.29%
Production, Transportation, and Material Moving 3.12% 7.83% 11.90%
2012 Employment by Type of Employer Total Civilian Population (Age 16+) Columbia, MD Maryland United States
Private for-Profit Wage and Salary Workers 53.45% 58.32% 66.07%
Private for-Profit Self Employed 4.02% 3.64% 3.68%
Private Not-for-Profit Wage and Salary Workers 13.68% 10.13% 8.20%
Local Government Workers 7.43% 8.13% 7.88%
State Government Workers 3.53% 4.34% 4.81%
Federal Government Workers 13.81% 10.53% 2.79%
Self-Employed Workers in Own Not Incorporated Business 4.08% 4.78% 6.39%
Unpaid Family Workers 0.00% 0.14% 0.18%
2012 Employment by Industry for Civilian Population (Age 16+) Columbia, MD Maryland United States
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 0.05% 0.40% 1.35%
Mining 0.03% 0.06% 0.52%
Construction 3.75% 7.01% 6.45%
Manufacturing 4.72% 5.00% 10.25%
Wholesale Trade 2.90% 1.99% 2.82%
Retail Trade 5.91% 9.23% 11.28%
Transportation and Warehousing 1.90% 3.62% 4.14%
Utilities 0.32% 0.66% 0.88%
Information 2.86% 2.60% 2.26%
Finance and Insurance 4.20% 4.25% 4.84%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 1.44% 2.17% 1.97%
Professional and Scientific 18.52% 10.51% 6.53%
Management 0.05% 0.08% 0.11%
Administration 4.42% 4.27% 4.11%
Educational Services 11.11% 9.99% 9.70%
Health Care and Social Assistance 14.40% 13.67% 13.86%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1.37% 1.84% 2.06%
Accommodation and Food Services 4.95% 5.82% 6.91%
Other Services (Except Public Administration) 4.45% 5.49% 4.92%
Public Administration 12.66% 11.32% 5.05%

Workforce Statistics: The Workforce breakdown is derived from data, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

White Collar Employment: perform tasks that are considered less physically laborious

Blue Collar Employment: perform tasks that are manual, technical labor or are in technical maintenance "trades"

Civilian Employers (Population Age 16+): This data represents 2012 employment by type of employers for the total civilian population, over age 16.

Employment by Industry: This data represents 2012 employment by industry for the total civilian population.

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Travel Time and Mode of Transportation to Work

2012 Travel Time to Work Columbia, MD Maryland United States
Travel Time Less than 15 Min 20% 18% 28%
Travel Time 15-29 Min 35% 31% 37%
Travel Time 30-59 Min 31% 36% 28%
Travel Time 60-89 Min 10% 10% 6%
Travel Time 90+ Min 4% 4% 3%
2012 Mode of Transportation to Work Columbia, MD Maryland United States
Car to Work 87.26% 83.49% 85.93%
Motorcycle to Work 0.11% 0.12% 0.22%
Bicycle to Work 0.24% 0.27% 0.55%
Walk to Work 1.70% 2.53% 2.85%
Public Transportation to Work 5.51% 8.88% 5.12%
Other Transportation to Work 0.39% 0.60% 0.88%
Work at Home 4.78% 4.11% 4.45%

Travel Time to Work: Half the workers in the area have a longer travel time than this, half have less travel time.

Mode of Transportation to Work: Provides a percentage breakdown by mode of transportation to work in a particular area.

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Employee Statistics by NAICS Code

2012 Employee Statistics by NAICS Code Columbia, MD Maryland United States
Employees, Total (by Place of Work) 79,378 2,139,929 113,112,248
Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Agriculture Support 0.01% 0.05% 0.14%
Mining 0.00% 0.07% 0.45%
Utilities 0.00% 0.47% 0.58%
Construction 6.39% 7.54% 5.44%
Manufacturing 1.90% 5.24% 10.30%
Wholesale Trade 5.72% 4.24% 5.10%
Retail Trade 10.33% 13.02% 13.07%
Transportation and Warehousing 0.42% 2.93% 3.64%
Information 3.40% 2.89% 2.97%
Finance and Insurance 6.58% 5.20% 5.61%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 1.85% 2.31% 1.90%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 21.72% 10.61% 6.96%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 5.44% 2.38% 2.53%
Admin, Support, Waste Mgt, Remediation Services 10.35% 8.19% 6.42%
Educational Services 2.45% 2.79% 2.57%
Health Cate and Social Assistance 10.56% 15.91% 15.46%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 2.36% 1.77% 1.84%
Accommodation and Food Services 6.23% 9.19% 10.29%
Other Services (Except Public Administration) 4.27% 5.20% 4.73%

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS): NAICS is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.

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Establishment Statistics by NAICS Code

2012 Establishments by NAICS Code Columbia, MD Maryland United States
Establishments, Total (by Place of Work) 79,378 2,139,929 113,112,248
Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Agriculture Support 0.05% 0.14% 0.29%
Mining 0.00% 0.06% 0.35%
Utilities 0.00% 0.09% 0.23%
Construction 5.74% 11.25% 9.64%
Manufacturing 2.30% 2.43% 4.16%
Wholesale Trade 6.81% 4.26% 5.62%
Retail Trade 9.78% 13.72% 14.54%
Transportation and Warehousing 1.39% 2.52% 2.83%
Information 3.19% 1.80% 1.81%
Finance and Insurance 8.51% 6.10% 6.56%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 4.51% 4.45% 4.75%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 22.96% 14.24% 11.36%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1.82% 0.81% 0.69%
Admin, Support, Waste Mgt, Remediation Services 6.25% 5.84% 5.15%
Educational Services 2.71% 1.47% 1.20%
Health Cate and Social Assistance 9.81% 11.36% 10.80%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1.80% 1.50% 1.66%
Accommodation and Food Services 5.54% 8.03% 8.59%
Other Services (Except Public Administration) 6.83% 9.92% 9.78%

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS): NAICS is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.

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Household Income Statistics

2012 Household Income Statistics Columbia, MD Maryland United States
Total Area Household Income $103,934,269 $217,217,093,635 $9,110,376,126,223
Median Household Income $102,433 $76,401 $57,639
Average Household Income $120,412 $99,614 $77,190
Per Capita Household Income $47,650 $37,136 $29,126
 
Income Less than $15,000 5.23% 7.74% 11.77%
Income $15,000 to $24,999 3.64% 6.27% 9.67%
Income $25,000 to $34,999 4.34% 7.05% 9.73%
Income $35,000 to $49,999 8.08% 10.95% 13.33%
Income $50,000 to $74,999 15.84% 17.19% 18.03%
Income $75,000 to $99,999 14.42% 14.20% 12.97%
Income $100,000 to $124,999 12.33% 10.92% 8.65%
Income $125,000 to $149,999 9.48% 7.78% 5.40%
Income $150,000 to $199,999 12.35% 8.61% 5.12%
Income $200,000 and Over 14.30% 9.29% 5.34%

Household Income: Data on consumer income collected by the Census Bureau covers money income received (exclusive of certain money receipts such as capital gains) before payments for personal income taxes, social security, union dues, medicare deductions, etc. Therefore, money income does not reflect the fact that some families receive part of their income in the form of non-cash benefits, such as food stamps, health benefits, rent-free housing, and goods produced and consumed on the farm.

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Consumer Price Indexes (CPI)

2012 Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) Columbia, MD Maryland United States
All Items - CPI 211 211 213
Education and Communications CPI 124 124 125
Food and Beverages CPI 220 219 219
Housing CPI 215 215 218
Medical Care CPI 368 368 367
Other Goods and Services CPI 354 355 349
Recreation CPI 114 114 114
Transportation CPI 169 169 175

Consumer Price Index: The current Consumer Price Index is created by comparing current values to the average from 1982 through 1984. A value of 175 would indicate 75% inflation from that time. A value of 90 would indicate 10% deflation.

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Retail Sales Statistics

2012 Retail Sales Statistics Columbia, MD Maryland United States
Total Retail Sales (including Food Services) $2,102,753,000 $91,591,230,000 $4,690,741,823,000
Building Materials and Garden Store Sales 4.03% 6.59% 6.40%
Clothing and Accessories Store Sales 12.49% 5.15% 4.81%
Electrical and Appliances Store Sales 4.71% 2.21% 2.15%
Food and Beverage Store Sales 11.65% 15.73% 13.07%
Food Services 12.67% 10.86% 10.71%
Gasoline Stations Store Sales 5.94% 9.38% 11.22%
General Merchandise Store Sales 13.70% 11.89% 13.54%
Health and Personal Care Store Sales 4.06% 5.46% 5.77%
Home Furnishings Store Sales 3.27% 2.15% 1.94%
Miscellaneous Store Sales 2.38% 2.32% 2.60%
Nonstore Purchases Sales 4.94% 8.04% 8.50%
Sporting Goods Store Sales 5.07% 2.09% 1.91%

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