Columbia, Missouri metropolitan area

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Columbia Metropolitan Area
Map of

Common name:
Largest city Columbia
Other cities  - Moberly
 - Mexico
 - Centralia
Population  Ranked 128 in the U.S.
 – Total 221374
Area sq. mi.
Country  United States
State(s)  Missouri
 – Highest point N/A feet (N/A m)
 – Lowest point 0 feet (0 m)

The Columbia metropolitan area or Greater Columbia is a region with cultural and economic ties to Columbia, Missouri a city of 113,225 people. Boone County makes up the immediate Metropolitan statistical area while the addition of Audrain County and Randolph County form the Combined Statistical Area giving the area a population of 221,374 in 2013. The largest cities outside of Columbia are Moberly, Mexico, Centralia, Vandalia and Ashland. The University of Missouri has a strong presence in the region. Interstate 70, and U.S. Highways 63, 54, 24, and 40 link the urban areas. The Missouri River forms the southwest border of the region.




Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 80,911
1980 100,376 24.1%
1990 122,010 21.6%
2000 145,666 19.4%
2010 213,585 46.6%
Est. 2013 221,374 3.6% Decennial Census

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As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 145,666 people, 56,930 households, and 34,010 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 85.83% White, 8.42% African American, 0.41% Native American, 2.76% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.67% from other races, and 1.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.72% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $34,550, and the median income for a family was $45,689. Males had a median income of $29,837 versus $22,970 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $17,521.

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