A study of historic trends and population projections helps us better understand our community and plan for the provision of services for all.
Following national trends, many of these people will live in or around the city, making the city more dense and potentially putting a strain on resources. This plan will examine the potential effect of this population increase and what we need to plan for now to make a difference later.
Columbia remains one of the most diverse communities in South Carolina in terms of age, race and socio-economic status. The City’s diversity is an asset to the community and is something that makes the City unique compared to surrounding communities. Future efforts by the City should embrace our diverse population and plan for everyone.
A CITY DIVIDED?
Columbia is a uniquely diverse community. Still, the City has sharp divisions when it comes to race, socioeconomic status, housing stock, economic opportunity and education attainment. This plan will attempt to begin the process of bringing our city together and ensure that all of our citizens are treated fairly and have equitable access to services.