Real Estate Market Update for Columbia, SC
Welcome to September's Market Update. Let’s take a look at residential real-estate activity in your area during the month of August. The number of active listings was up 100% from one year earlier, and down 50% from the previous month. Even so, buyers still enjoyed a greater selection of homes today than they did one year ago. As you can see, the median listing price for the month was just over 220-thousand dollars. Compared to last year, the average number of days units spent on the market before being sold was down 6%. This lower number of days may signal a positive trend in the local inventory-turnover rate. The median sale price was just under 60-thousand dollars. The number of units sold decreased 87% year-over-year, and decreased 86% month-over-month. Fewer sales could indicate an opportunity for buyers to negotiate better terms. Thanks for watching. We hope you use this information to make smart, informed decisions in your upcoming real-estate transactions. Feel free to contact us for more information or further assistance.
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Map Information for Columbia, SC
Area Information for Columbia, SC
  • Population: 134,761
  • Median Age: 29.84 yr
  • Median Commute Time: 18 mins
  • Educational Climate*: 3
  • Sales Tax: 8%
  • Population Density: 1,012/sq mi
  • Population Change Since 2000: 8.44%
  • Closest Airport: Columbia Metropolitan
  • Closest College: Benedict College
  • Closest Jr. College: Midlands Technical College-beltline
  • Median Household Income: $42,345
  • Annual Residential Turnover: 34%
  • Median Home Sales Price: $144,900
  • Closest Major Sports Team: Augusta Greenjackets (a)
  • Change Avg. Household Income Since 2000: 33.21%
* Scale from 1-5  ** Index where 100 is the national average
Demographic Data for Columbia, SC
Median Age: 29.84 Married: 25% Number of Households: 47,933 Households with Children: 10,944
Community:
    • Occupancy Types
      • 3599 Vacant
      • 8822 Owned
      • 12512 Rented
    • Transportation to Work
      • 43% Drive
      • 47% Public Transportation
      • 8% Walk / Bike / Other
      • 8% Work at Home
    National Index Comparisons:
    (100 National Average)
      • Population By Sex(%)
        • 50% Male
        • 50% Female
      • White/Blue Collar Jobs
        • 50% White Collar
        • 50% Blue Collar
      School Data for Columbia, SC

      School Name Distance Type Grades School Rating Parent Rating
      C. A. Johnson High School 0.1 mi Public 9-12 0 3
      Watkins-nance Elementary School 0.3 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 0 0
      W. A. Perry Middle School 0.4 mi Public 6-8 0 0
      Daniel's Christian School 0.6 mi Private PRESCHOOL-11 0 0
      St John Baptist Preschool 0.6 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Center For Learning, Inc 0.9 mi Private PRESCHOOL-3 0 0
      Hall Institute 1.1 mi Public K-12 1 0
      South Carolina Science Academy 1.3 mi Public 6-9 0 0
      Covenant Classical Christian School 1.5 mi Private K-12 0 0
      Imagine Columbia Leadership Academy 1.6 mi Public K-5 0 0
      Columbia Leadership Academy (imagine) 1.6 mi Public K-5 0 0
      Arden Elementary School 1.8 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 1 0
      Eastminster Day School 1.8 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      South Carolina Calvert Academy 1.8 mi Public K-8 1 0
      Logan Elementary School 1.8 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2 0
      Trinity Learning Center 1.9 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Bethel Learning Center 1.9 mi Private PRESCHOOL-4 0 0
      A. C. Flora High School 2.0 mi Public 9-12 4 4
      Shandon Presbyterian Cdc 2.0 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Harmony School 2.1 mi Private PRESCHOOL-5 0 0
      Hand Middle School 2.1 mi Public 6-8 4 0
      Eau Claire High School 2.1 mi Public 9-12 0 4
      Samuel A. Heyward Career And Technology Center 2.2 mi Public 9-12 0 0
      Dreher High School 2.3 mi Public 9-12 4 4
      Timmerman School 2.3 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0 0
      Shandon United Methodist Preschool & Kindergarten 2.4 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Brockman Elementary School 2.5 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 5 0
      St Joseph School 2.6 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-6 0 0
      E.e. Taylor Elementary School 2.6 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 1 0
      A. C. Moore Elementary School 2.7 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2 0
      Kilbourne Park Baptist Church Weekday Preschool 2.7 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Crayton Middle School 2.8 mi Public 6-8 5 0
      Satchel Ford Elementary School 2.8 mi Public K-5 5 0
      Provost Academy South Carolina 2.8 mi Public 9-12 2 3
      Montessori School Of Columbia 2.8 mi Private PRESCHOOL-5 0 0
      Rosewood Elementary School 2.9 mi Public K-5 5 0
      W. G. Sanders Middle School 2.9 mi Public 6-8 1 0
      Brennen Elementary School 3.0 mi Public K-5 5 0
      Vv Reid School 3.0 mi Private PRESCHOOL-5 0 0
      Columbia Jewish Day School 3.1 mi Private PRESCHOOL-5 0 0
      Sc Virtual Charter School 3.1 mi Public K-12 2 0
      Richland One Charter Middle College 3.3 mi Public 11-12 2 4
      A. J. Lewis Greenview Elementary School 3.4 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2 0
      Northminster Ecdc 3.4 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Hope Christian Academy 3.5 mi Private - 0 0
      South Carolina Connections Academy 3.5 mi Public K-12 3 0
      Montessori Early Learning Center 3.6 mi Private - 0 0
      H. B. Rhame Elementary School 3.8 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2 0
      St. Andrews Middle School 4.0 mi Public 6-8 1 0
      South Kilbourne Elementary School 4.0 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 3 0
      Forest Lake Elementary School 4.2 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2 0
      Dent Middle School 4.5 mi Public 6-8 4 2
      Columbia High School 4.6 mi Public 9-12 0 2
      Carolina School For Inquiry 4.7 mi Public PRESCHOOL-6 1 0
      Ben Lippen School 4.9 mi Private PRESCHOOL-12 0 0
      Joseph Keels Elementary School 4.9 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 1 0
      Meadowfield Elementary School 5.0 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2 0
      Sandel Elementary School 5.0 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 1 0
      Richland Northeast High School 5.0 mi Public 9-12 2 3
      Hammond School 5.2 mi Private PRESCHOOL-12 0 0
      Pierce Terrace Elementary School 5.3 mi Public PRESCHOOL-1 0 0
      Heathwood Hall Episcopal School 5.3 mi Private PRESCHOOL-12 0 0
      Asbury Kindergarten & Preschool 5.4 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      W.j. Keenan High School 5.7 mi Public 9-12 1 4
      Charles Coteworths Pinckney Elementary School 5.7 mi Public 2-6 0 0
      L. W. Conder Elementary School 5.7 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 1 0
      Annie Burnside Elementary School 6.0 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2 0
      Pine Grove Elementary School 6.0 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 1 0
      Seven Oaks Elementary School 6.4 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 3 0
      E. L. Wright Middle School 6.6 mi Public 6-8 4 0
      Cardinal Newman School 6.7 mi Catholic 7-12 0 0
      Caughman Road Elementary School 6.9 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2 0
      Sandhills School 7.0 mi Private 1-12 0 0
      Birchwood High School 7.0 mi Public 4-12 0 0
      Polo Road Elementary School 7.0 mi Public K-5 4 0
      Windsor Elementary School 7.1 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2 0
      New Heights School 7.2 mi Private PRESCHOOL-6 0 0
      Mill Creek Elementary School 7.4 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 1 0
      Leaphart Elementary School 8.2 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2 0
      St John Neumann Catholic Elementary School 8.5 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-6 0 0
      Mc Gregor Presbyterian Preschool And Kindergarten 9.1 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      L. B. Nelson Elementary School 9.2 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 3 0
      Harbison West Elementary School 9.3 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 4 3
      Richland Two Child Development Program 9.3 mi Public PRESCHOOL-PRESCHOOL 0 0
      Killian Elementary School 9.3 mi Public K-5 2 0
      Irmo High School 9.3 mi Public 9-12 3 3
      Full Gospel Christian Academy 9.3 mi Private PRESCHOOL-2 0 0
      Irmo Middle School 9.6 mi Public 7-8 4 0
      Longleaf Middle School 9.7 mi Public 6-8 2 5
      Spring Valley High School 9.9 mi Public 9-12 4 4
      Nursery Road Elementary School 10.2 mi Public K-5 4 0
      Chesterbrook Academy 10.3 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Sandlapper Elementary School 10.8 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2 0
      Rice Creek Elementary School 10.9 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 3 0
      Ridge View High School 11.0 mi Public 9-12 3 3
      North Springs Elementary School 11.0 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 4 0
      Richland Two Charter High School 11.1 mi Public 9-12 1 0
      Hope Academy 11.2 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Family Christian Academy 11.2 mi Private PRESCHOOL-2 0 0
      Summit Parkway Middle School 11.7 mi Public 6-8 4 0
      Proximity to listed schools and their school district(s) does not guarantee enrollment eligibility. Please contact a local real estate professional or the local school district(s) for the most current information relating to schools in the area. Sources: Onboard Informatics © 2016. School Performance data by SchoolDigger.com. School Review data by Niche.com.
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