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Columbia (pronounced /klmbi/) is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri and the largest city in mid-Missouri.[6] With an estimated population of 94,428 in 2006,[7] it is the principle municipality of the Columbia Metropolitan Area, a region of 155,997 residents.[8] The city serves as the county seat of Boone County and as the location of the University of Missouri. The college town is politically liberal[9] and known by the nicknames "The Athens of Missouri,"[10] "College Town USA,"[11] and "CoMo." Over half the population of Columbia possesses a bachelor's degree[12] and over a quarter of them have graduate degrees,[13] making it one of the most highly educated municipalities in the United States.[14]
Columbia was settled in Pre-Columbian times by the mound building Mississippian culture of Native Americans. In 1818, a group of settlers incorporated under the Smithton Land Company purchased over 2,000acres (8km) and established the village of Smithton near present-day downtown Columbia. In 1821, the settlers moved and re-named the settlement Columbiaa poetic name for the United States. [15] The founding of the University of Missouri in 1839 established the city as a center of education and research. By 1851, two other institutions of higher education, Stephens College and Columbia College were established within the city.

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Total Population: 84,780
Cost of Living
Median Household Income: $33,729
Median Home Value: $118,500
State sales tax: 4.23%

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Would be relocating from Northern Wisconsin. What side of town would be the savest and best place to live for retirees? Will be making atrip there in the fall of 2013 to check things out. Any lakes close by for fishing?

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