Columbia, SC metropolitan statistical area

As defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and used by the U.S. Census Bureau for statistical purposes only,[1] 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

Places with 10,000 to 25,000 inhabitants

Places with 5,000 to 10,000 inhabitants

Places with 1,000 to 5,000 inhabitants

Places with less than 1,000 inhabitants

Unincorporated places


As of the census[2] 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)

See also

  • South Carolina census statistical areas