Columbia, South Carolina - Facts & Figures
Columbia, South Carolina is the capital of the state and a city with a diverse industry in the midst of a predominately farming region. Columbia has become a major industrial, cultural and educational center within the region. Columbia was chosen as the state capital for its central location and as a compromise between the conflicting interests of farmers, merchants, and planters. The city has maintained its Southern flair while becoming a thriving center for business. Columbia has been ranked second among America's Most Livable Mid-Sized Communities, and is often chosen as a top place in America to live, retire and do business.
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- Population: 129612
- Industries: Manufacturing; Government; Agriculture; Automotive parts; Food processing; Services; Insurance; and Banking
- Area Codes: 803
- Zip Codes: 29201, 29202, 29203, 29204, 29205, 29206, 29207, 29208, 29209, 29210, 29211, 29212, 29214, 29215, 29216, 29217, 29218, 29219, 29220, 29221, 29222, 29223, 29224, 29225, 29226, 29227, 29228, 29229, 29230, 29240, 29250, 29260, 29290, 29292
- Surrounding Cities: Charlotte, NC; Forest Acres, SC; Arcadia Lakes, SC; West Columbia, SC; Cayce, SC; Dentsville, SC; Woodfield, SC; St. Andrews, SC; Springdale, SC