The fifth largest city in Missouri is Columbia with a population of 94,428 residents located on 60.4 square miles in the central part of the state. Columbia has been ranked as high as the second-best place to live in the United States by Money Magazine, and consistently appears in the top 100. The economy of Columbia is generally made up of education, healthcare and insurance.
Temperatures in Columbia range from 19 in winter to 89 in summer with a total accumulation of about 40 inches of rain per year (that’s an average of about 4-5 inches per month through Spring and Summer). Columbia Airport and Amtrak provide transportation to and from Columbia.
Columbia has an eclectic mix of sporting events, art galleries, shops, music venues, and coffeehouses to peruse. There are also gardens, parks and trails to explore. More Columbia, Missouri information.