Columbia metropolitan area (South Carolina)

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Location of the Columbia-Newberry CSA and its components:
  Columbia Metropolitan Statistical Area
  Newberry Micropolitan Statistical Area

As defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and used by the U.S. Census Bureau for statistical purposes only,[1] the Columbia Metropolitan Statistical Area, is an area consisting of six counties in central South Carolina, anchored by the city of Columbia. As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 767,598; as of the 2015 census estimates, the population is 810,068. It is the second-largest metropolitan statistical area in the state of South Carolina, since the Anderson metropolitan statistical area was combined with Greenville's following the 2010 census.



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As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 767,598 people, 294,881 households, and 193,598 families residing within the MSA, the racial makeup of the MSA was 60.40% White, 33.20% African American, 0.40% Native American, 1.70% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 2.30% from other races, and 2.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.10% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $49,238, and the median income for a family was $61,972. Males had a median income of $43,658 versus $35,891 for females, the per capita income for the MSA was $25,615.

Combined Statistical Area[edit]

The Columbia-Combined statistical Area is made up of seven counties in central South Carolina. The statistical area includes one metropolitan area, as of the 2015 Census estimates, the CSA had a population of 937,288 and is the second-largest CSA in the state.

  • Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)
    • Columbia (Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Richland, and Saluda Counties)
  • Micropolitan Statistical Areas
    • Newberry (Newberry County)

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