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Median Family Household Income

City of ColumbiaTotal$75,846.00 in 2011-2015$81,392.00 in 2016-2020
Boone CountyTotal$72,667.00 in 2011-2015$80,817.00 in 2016-2020
State of MissouriTotal$60,809.00 in 2011-2015$72,834.00 in 2016-2020--
Equity Statement: In the City of Columbia and Boone County, the median family income for black families is just slightly more than half of the median family income for white families. [View more]
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Gini Index of Income Inequality

City of ColumbiaTotal0.51 in 2011-20150.49 in 2016-2020
Boone CountyTotal0.48 in 2011-20150.47 in 2016-2020
State of MissouriTotal0.46 in 2011-20150.46 in 2016-2020--
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Unemployment Rate

Boone CountyTotal2.6% in 20173.00% in 2021
State of MissouriTotal3.70% in 20174.40% in 2021--

Academic Achievement

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Where High School Graduates Go

City of Columbia2-Year College21.0% in 201618.2% in 2020
City of Columbia4-Year College48.0% in 201648.9% in 2020
City of ColumbiaEmployment12.0% in 201616.7% in 2020
Boone County2-Year College29.0% in 201629.3% in 2020
Boone County4-Year College36.0% in 201631.6% in 2020
Boone CountyEmployment21.8% in 201624.2% in 2020
State of Missouri2-Year College26.7% in 201625.2% in 2020--
State of Missouri4-Year College37.1% in 201636.2% in 2020--
State of MissouriEmployment23.3% in 201624.7% in 2020--
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3rd Grade Reading Proficiency

City of ColumbiaTotal45.1% in 201837.5% in 2021
Boone CountyTotal47.2% in 201846.1% in 2019--
State of MissouriTotal48.6% in 201841.6% in 2021--
Equity Statement: In Columbia Public Schools, black students are more than two and a half times less likely to score proficient or advanced on the assessment compared to white students. [View more]
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High School Graduation Rate (4 year)

City of ColumbiaTotal90.2% in 201589.0% in 2019
Boone CountyTotal91.7% in 201590.2% in 2019
State of MissouriTotal90.2% in 201591.7% in 2019--
Equity Statement: In Columbia Public Schools, black students graduate at a rate of slightly more than 14% lower than white students. [View more]