Columbia, Missouri, metropolitan area

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Coordinates: 38°57′06″N 92°19′43″W / 38.951557°N 92.328591°W / 38.951557; -92.328591

Columbia metropolitan area
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Coordinates: 38°57′06″N 92°19′43″W / 38.9516°N 92.3286°W / 38.9516; -92.3286
Country United States
State(s) Missouri
Largest city Columbia
Other cities  - Moberly
 - Mexico
 - Centralia
Highest elevation N/A ft (N/A m)
Lowest elevation 0 ft (0 m)
Population
 • Total 223,676
 • Rank 128 in the U.S.

The Columbia metropolitan area or Greater Columbia is a region with cultural and economic ties to Columbia, Missouri, a city of 121,717 people.[1] 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 223,676 in 2014. The largest cities outside 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.

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Historical population
Census Pop.
197080,911
1980100,37624.1%
1990122,01021.6%
2000145,66619.4%
2010213,58546.6%
Est. 2014223,6764.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

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Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] 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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References[edit]

  1. ^ "QuickFacts Columbia city, Missouri". United States Census Bureau. U.S. Department of Commerce. Retrieved 31 March 2008. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.