Columbia, SC Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 46,050 housing units in Columbia. This represents a 24.7% growth from 36,928 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 46,004 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 46 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Columbia is about 45.5%. Columbia's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 8.6%. Average household size is 2.21 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Columbia were built after 1964.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type2.80%
One Bedroom17.60%
Two Bedrooms35.50%
Three Bedrooms32.40%
Four Bedrooms10%
Five Bedrooms or more1.70%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.34
Median year structure was built1959
Median Value of occupied units$98,500
Median Price asked for vacant units$84,600

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.1
Median year structure was built1969
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$462

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.30%
Second Mortgage8.50%
Home Equity Loan9.50%
Simple Mortgage49.90%
Debt Free31.80%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs18.2%