Suburb of: Baltimore
Metro area unemployment rate: 7.5%
Median house value: $379,146
Safer from crime than this percent of all U.S. communities: 34%
Columbia is a white-collar city with a workforce especially high in professionals, managers, sales workers, and office workers. It has better public schools than 89% of all U.S. communities, and its public schools are better than 100% of schools in the rest of the state. The majority of Columbia’s populace holds a four-year degree (59%), and a majority are homeowners (64%). Further analysis of the suburb is found on its NeighborhoodScout profile.