Columbia, South Carolina metropolitan area
As defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and used by the U.S. Census Bureau for statistical purposes only, 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 2012 Census estimates, the population is 784,745. It is the second-largest metropolitan statistical area in the state of South Carolina.
Places with more than 100,000 inhabitants 
- Columbia (Principal city)
Places with 10,000 to 25,000 inhabitants 
- Dentsville (census-designated place)
- Forest Acres
- Seven Oaks (census-designated place)
- St. Andrews (census-designated place)
- West Columbia
Places with 5,000 to 10,000 inhabitants 
- Lugoff (census-designated place)
- Oak Grove (census-designated place)
- Red Bank (census-designated place)
- Woodfield (census-designated place)
Places with 1,000 to 5,000 inhabitants 
- Lake Murray of Richland (census-designated place)
- Pine Ridge
- St. Matthews
- South Congaree
- Winnsboro Mills (census-designated place)
Places with less than 1,000 inhabitants 
- Arcadia Lakes
- Monetta (partial)
- Ridge Spring
Unincorporated places 
As of the census of 2000, there were 647,158 people, 245,347 households, and 167,105 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 63.40% White, 32.90% African American, 0.27% Native American, 1.24% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.01% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.41% of the population.
The median income for a household in the MSA was $37,051, and the median income for a family was $44,051. Males had a median income of $32,119 versus $23,312 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $18,150.
Combined Statistical Area 
The Columbia-Orangeburg-Newberry Combined Statistical Area is made up of eight counties in central South Carolina. The statistical area includes one metropolitan area and two micropolitan areas. As of the 2012 Census estimates, the CSA had a population of 913,797 and is the second-largest CSA in South Carolina.
- Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)
- Columbia (Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Saluda, and Richland counties)