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Retire To Columbia, SC
City Report

Columbia, South Carolina is one of the great places in the U.S. to live in retirement. Find city facts on home sales prices, air quality, water quality, medical care, cost of living, taxes, weather and other demographics.



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Read the city profile and recent blog posts from local real estate and community experts. The EPA map on page 3 shows superfund cleanups in the area and the interactive map below provides a birds-eye view of the city.

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Columbia, South Carolina
The state Capitol building in Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina


Columbia Population
. 1990 2000 2010
Columbia Metro Area blank blank 767,598
Columbia 98,052 116,278 129,272



Columbia
Home Sales Prices
(new & existing homes)
. Monthly Average Annual Average Yr-Over-Yr Change
2013 .nana
2012 .$145,876-4.7%
2011 .$153,003-2.6%
2010 .$157,139-2.4%
2009 . $160,978 -9.4%
2008 . $177,733 -3.8%





Home Sales Price to Big City Comparison
(2013)
. Columbia GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $145,876 $345,000
Nearest Big City Charlotte na
Home Sales Price in Charlotte $184,000 $251,000
Home Sales Price Bargain Index 64% of Charlotte home prices 137%



Home Sales Price to Renting Comparison
(2013)
. Columbia GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $145,876 $345,000
Monthly Rent $1,084 $1,363
Price/Rent Index 9.0 times the annual rent 17.0



Columbia
Cost of Living (2013)
73% GPTR 99 City Average
118%



Columbia Taxes
(2012-2013)
blank Tax Rate Days Worked to Pay State Rank Tax Rate
(99 City Avg)
Days Worked to Pay
(99 City Avg)
State and Local Sales Tax 7.1% -- 18* 6.8% --
Federal, State and Local Tax -- 94 days 47* -- 107 days
* State rank of 1 pays the highest taxes



Columbia Building Permits
(single family homes)
2012 217
2011 199
2010 203
2009 265
2008 434



Columbia Interactive Maps


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