SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Census data provides city demographic data

Monday, April 1, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 10:50 p.m. CDT, Monday, April 1, 2013

COLUMBIA — Each week, the Missourian highlights a government record that is available to the public. For a complete list of Show Me the Records, go to

The records: 2010 U.S. census data for Columbia.

Why you’d want them: You can access a variety of demographic information collected in the 2010 U.S. census. Data includes estimates of population breakdown according to age, gender, race and household structure. Additionally, the landing page includes links to data from the American Community Survey, which provides additional demographic estimates.

Where you get the records: Go to and type in "Columbia, Missouri," selecting the drop-down menu option reading "Columbia city, Missouri." Click "Go" to reach the landing page, where you can access links to tables with the data.

How much it will cost: The information is free.

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