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Affordable Housing

IndicatorRegionCategoryBaselineMost RecentTrend

Housing Cost Burden

City of ColumbiaTotal37.40% in 2011-201534.63% in 2016-2020
Boone CountyTotal32.90% in 2011-201529.77% in 2016-2020
State of MissouriTotal29.80% in 2011-201525.83% in 2016-2020--
IndicatorRegionCategoryBaselineMost RecentTrend

Home Ownership

City of ColumbiaTotal47.7% in 2011-201547.40% in 2016-2020
Boone CountyTotal56.0% in 2011-201556.00% in 2016-2020
State of MissouriTotal67.2% in 2011-201567.10% in 2016-2020--

Poverty

IndicatorRegionCategoryBaselineMost RecentTrend

Child Poverty Rate

City of ColumbiaTotal17.6% in 2011-201515.70% in 2016-2020
Boone CountyTotal16.10% in 2011-201515.30% in 2016-2020
State of MissouriTotal21.70% in 2011-201517.40% in 2016-2020--
Equity Statement: In the City of Columbia, black children have a poverty rate more than seven times higher than white children. In Boone County, black children have a poverty rate more than six times higher than white children. [View more]