Columbia, South Carolina Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Columbia, South Carolina metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Columbia, South Carolina in 2020 is 716,000, a 2.14% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Columbia, South Carolina in 2019 was 701,000, a 2.19% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Columbia, South Carolina in 2018 was 686,000, a 2.69% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Columbia, South Carolina in 2017 was 668,000, a 2.77% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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City Name Population
New York City 18,804,000
Los Angeles 12,447,000
Chicago 8,865,000
Houston 6,371,000
Dallas-Fort Worth 6,301,000
Miami 6,122,000
Atlanta 5,803,000
Philadelphia 5,717,000
Washington DC 5,322,000
Phoenix 4,511,000
Boston 4,309,000
Detroit 3,548,000
Seattle 3,433,000
San Francisco 3,314,000
San Diego 3,251,000
Minneapolis 2,926,000
Tampa 2,877,000
Denver 2,827,000
Las Vegas 2,699,000
Riverside-San Bernardino 2,469,000
Baltimore 2,325,000
San Antonio 2,320,000
St. Louis 2,213,000
Portland 2,151,000
Sacramento 2,123,000
Charlotte 2,054,000
Austin 2,053,000
Orlando 1,964,000
Indianapolis 1,807,000
San Jose 1,791,000
Cleveland 1,763,000
Cincinnati 1,746,000
Pittsburgh 1,704,000
Kansas City 1,686,000
Columbus 1,644,000
Virginia Beach 1,477,000
Raleigh 1,444,000
Milwaukee 1,439,000
Jacksonville 1,280,000
Nashville 1,249,000
Providence 1,200,000
Salt Lake City 1,169,000
Memphis 1,150,000
Richmond 1,105,000
Louisville 1,089,000
McAllen 1,012,000
Hartford 999,000
New Orleans 992,000
Oklahoma City 989,000
Tucson 982,000
Bridgeport-Stamford 953,000
El Paso 951,000
Albuquerque 915,000
Honolulu 892,000
Buffalo 891,000
Cape Coral 851,000
Temecula-Murrieta 848,000
Birmingham 842,000
Omaha 835,000
Fresno 769,000
Provo-Orem 766,000
Tulsa 766,000
Allentown 763,000
Rochester 743,000
Dayton 741,000
Knoxville 741,000
Sarasota-Bradenton 736,000
Baton Rouge 734,000
Columbia, South Carolina 716,000
Ogden-Layton 711,000
Charleston-North Charleston 708,000
Bakersfield 691,000
Concord 683,000
Springfield 669,000
Colorado Springs 668,000
Mission Viejo 636,000
Albany 630,000
Grand Rapids 599,000
New Haven 593,000
The Woodlands 570,000
Akron 565,000
Worcester 548,000
Des Moines 544,000
Harrisburg 542,000
Victorville-Hesperia-Apple Valley 537,000
Greenville 529,000
Kissimmee 528,000
Wichita 527,000
Port St. Lucie 521,000
Palm Bay-Melbourne 519,000
Little Rock 514,000
Toledo 509,000
Winston-Salem 509,000
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh 507,000
Fayetteville-Springdale 504,000
Reno 504,000
Lancaster 497,000
Lancaster-Palmdale 491,000
Madison 487,000
Daytona Beach-Port Orange 476,000
Indio-Cathedral City-Palm Springs 467,000
Boise City 447,000
Spokane 447,000
Denton-Lewisville 445,000
Augusta-Richmond County 444,000
Stockton 436,000
Bonita Springs-Naples 434,000
Chattanooga 421,000
Jackson, Mississippi 420,000
Syracuse 420,000
Durham 418,000
Modesto 411,000
Concord 401,000
Visalia 401,000
Oxnard 397,000
Santa Clarita 392,000
Huntsville 384,000
Myrtle Beach 377,000
Scranton 375,000
Round Lake Beach-McHenry-Grayslake 370,000
Greensboro 361,000
Lafayette 358,000
Youngstown 357,000
Pensacola 355,000
Asheville 354,000
Antioch 353,000
Montgomery 352,000
Corpus Christi 347,000
Fayetteville 347,000
Springfield, Missouri 347,000
Flint 345,000
Lakeland 344,000
Fort Wayne 340,000
Fort Collins 337,000
Lexington-Fayette 334,000
Mobile 333,000
Santa Rosa 331,000
Trenton 329,000
Ann Arbor 328,000
Lansing 326,000
Rockford 324,000
Savannah 324,000
Shreveport 322,000
Laredo 315,000
Columbia, South Carolina - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 716,000 2.14%
2019 701,000 2.19%
2018 686,000 2.69%
2017 668,000 2.77%
2016 650,000 2.69%
2015 633,000 2.76%
2014 616,000 2.67%
2013 600,000 2.74%
2012 584,000 2.82%
2011 568,000 2.71%
2010 553,000 2.60%
2009 539,000 2.67%
2008 525,000 2.74%
2007 511,000 2.82%
2006 497,000 2.69%
2005 484,000 2.76%
2004 471,000 2.61%
2003 459,000 2.68%
2002 447,000 2.76%
2001 435,000 2.84%
2000 423,000 2.42%
1999 413,000 2.48%
1998 403,000 2.54%
1997 393,000 2.61%
1996 383,000 2.41%
1995 374,000 2.47%
1994 365,000 2.53%
1993 356,000 2.59%
1992 347,000 2.36%
1991 339,000 2.73%
1990 330,000 0.92%
1989 327,000 0.62%
1988 325,000 0.31%
1987 324,000 0.62%
1986 322,000 0.63%
1985 320,000 0.31%
1984 319,000 0.63%
1983 317,000 0.63%
1982 315,000 0.32%
1981 314,000 0.64%
1980 312,000 1.96%
1979 306,000 2.68%
1978 298,000 2.41%
1977 291,000 2.83%
1976 283,000 2.54%
1975 276,000 2.60%
1974 269,000 2.28%
1973 263,000 2.73%
1972 256,000 2.40%
1971 250,000 2.88%
1970 243,000 3.40%
1969 235,000 3.98%
1968 226,000 4.15%
1967 217,000 4.33%
1966 208,000 4.00%
1965 200,000 4.17%
1964 192,000 3.78%
1963 185,000 3.93%
1962 178,000 4.09%
1961 171,000 4.27%
1960 164,000 3.14%
1959 159,000 3.25%
1958 154,000 2.67%
1957 150,000 3.45%
1956 145,000 2.84%
1955 141,000 2.92%
1954 137,000 3.01%
1953 133,000 3.10%
1952 129,000 3.20%
1951 125,000 2.46%
1950 122,000 0.00%