Columbia

Columbia began with the idea that a city could enhance its residents' quality of Life.

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Overview for Columbia, MD

116,039 people live in Columbia, where the median age is 39.6 and the average individual income is $54,772.32. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

116,039

Total Population

39.6 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$54,772.32

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Columbia, MD

Columbia has 44,693 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Columbia do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 116,039 people call Columbia home. The population density is 2,216.18 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

116,039

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

39.6

Median Age

48.49 / 51.51%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
44,693

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$54,772.32

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Columbia, MD

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Columbia. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Jeffers Hill Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Stevens Forest Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Waterloo Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Cradlerock Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Learning Community International The
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Swansfield Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Nurturing Nest Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Atholton Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Brookfield Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Julia Brown Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Talbott Springs Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Clemens Crossing Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Bryant Woods Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Running Brook Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Longfellow Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Columbia Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Harpers Choice Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Bryant Woods Montessori Childrens House
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Phelps Luck Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Love Of Learning Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Thunder Hill Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5

Around Columbia, MD

There's plenty to do around Columbia, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

23
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
14
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
33
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including 103 Wine & Spirits, DWP Bakery, and L'Abeille Sucree The Sweet Bee.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 4.13 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.73 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.2 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.49 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 3.04 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.71 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

About Columbia, MD Real Estate

Become a part of this intricately designed community

Located in Howard County, Columbia is considered one of the best places to live in Maryland. This town has a population of approximately 103,000 residents. Columbia is located along the Chesapeake Bay, around 40 miles northeast of Washington, D.C., Columbia has consistently ranked in the top 10 of CNN Money's Best Places to Live in the United States. In 2020, Columbia was ranked as the 5th best place to live in the U.S.
 
Columbia evolved with the idea that a city can enhance its residents' quality of life. James Rouse, the developer and creator, saw the new community in terms of human values, rather than merely economics and engineering. Founded in 1967, Columbia was intended to not only eliminate the inconveniences of then-current subdivision design but also eliminate racial, religious, and class segregation. 
 
The mix of small and mid-sized homes in each village makes Columbia stand out. Architectural styles here include Colonial, Tudor, ranch, and more.

What to Love

  • An attractive mix of old and new homes
  • Village Center shopping and dining
  • Art festivals and events
  • Diverse Culture
  • Columbia Lakefront and Columbia Town Center

People & Lifestyle

Columbia is known for being a diverse suburb with a peaceful ambiance. Residents here enjoy a suburban feel with the advantages of a bigger city in such close proximity.
 
Although home to a variety of individuals, Columbia is home to a large majority of families and young professionals. As one of the more diverse cities in America, Columbia residents tend to lean liberal.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

While living in Columbia, you can enjoy plenty to do. For an intimate night out, check out The Iron Bridge Wine Company. This welcoming and cozy cafe has been a part of the community since first opening in 2003. Enjoy world-class wine paired with an elegant dish off the menu for a night you won’t forget. For a casual night out, head over to Seasons 52. Check out the revolving menu of seasonal American dishes, or try one of the handcrafted cocktails. The Stanford Grill is a great option for a more elevated evening out. Enjoy modern American flare with live jazz music.
 
For shopping, check out the Columbia Mall. Here you can explore luxury stores, as well as plenty of options for entertainment and dining. No matter what your interests are, the Columbia Mall is sure to have something for you.

Things to Do 

Known for being a tight-knit and family-friendly community, Columbia is known for its celebrated festivals and events. The Symphony of Lights is a Columbia tradition that has been part of the community for the past 27 years. Set in the historic Merriweather Post Pavilion, this cheerful display of lights is made up of over 300,000 bulbs. Meanwhile, the Columbia Festival of Arts takes place in the summer and brings the town together over crafts, art, and food.
 
To get your exercise, head over to Lake Kittamaqundi. This 27-acre reservoir has a 1.4-mile trail that gives users a chance to see the local wildlife. Enjoy the waterfront views at sunset and soak up the peaceful atmosphere here. For a fun evening out, check out the concerts taking place at Merriweather Post Pavilion. This outdoor concert venue, located within Symphony Woods, has hosted a variety of acclaimed singers from all genres.

Schools

Columbia has many excellent private and public-school options. The High School Districts are as follows:

  • Jeffers Hill Elementary School
  • River Hill
  • Atholton High
  • Wilde Lake High
  • Glenelg Country School (Private)
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Samina Chowdhury

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