SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Statistics about Columbia

Monday, March 21, 2011 | 1:00 a.m. CDT; updated 10:10 a.m. CDT, Monday, March 21, 2011

You can learn a lot about your community, state and country. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.

Each week the Missourian will feature another open record. This week:

The records: All kinds of statistical information about Columbia

Why you'd want them: The data includes demographics about Columbia, climate patterns, a list of all the schools, famous people born in Columbia and much more.

Where you get the records: Simply go to Or go to and search similar information for thousands of cities in the United States.

You also can go to Columbia's Regional Economic Development Inc. website to get other statistics about business, quality of life and education.

How much will it cost: The information is free.

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