Columbia, MO Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 35,963 housing units in Columbia. This represents a 30.5% growth from 27,551 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 35,564 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 399 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Columbia is about 47.2%. Columbia's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 6.1%. Average household size is 2.26 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Columbia were built after 1977.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type2.90%
One Bedroom12.20%
Two Bedrooms31.70%
Three Bedrooms33.10%
Four Bedrooms15.20%
Five Bedrooms or more4.90%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.55
Median year structure was built1979
Median Value of occupied units$118,500
Median Price asked for vacant units$120,300

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2
Median year structure was built1977
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$425

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.40%
Second Mortgage8.50%
Home Equity Loan7.70%
Simple Mortgage57.20%
Debt Free26.10%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs17.2%