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)
 • 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.




Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2014223,6764.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

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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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  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.