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    1101 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201
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    • $1,715
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    5/5 Owen B. on Jul 11, 2022

    My experience from applying to moving in has been great! Sarah is amazing, and she has been nothing but kind and helpful with any questions/concerns. It is a gorgeous property, and I love my unit; as great as the property is, the office staff makes it that much better!

    5/5 Chuck K. on Jun 24, 2022

    Sarah was awesome. She showed us the unit and remained in contact with us throughout the entire process, including the move in.

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    1155 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201
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    The Palms on Main is located at 1155 Lady Street Columbia, SC and is managed by Arnold Companies, a reputable property management company with verified listings on RENTCafe. Palms on Main offers 1 to 2 bedroom apartments ranging in size from 275 to 1100 sq.ft. Amenities include Air Conditioner, BBQ/Picnic Area, Business Center, Cable Ready, Ceiling Fan and more. This rental community is pet friendly, welcoming both cats and dogs. Property is located in the 29201 ZIP code. For more details, contact our office at (803) 739-4892 or use the online contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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    3406 Fernandina Road, Columbia, SC 29210
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    • $1,150
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    1513 Farrington Way, Columbia, SC 29210
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    • $995+
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    • $1,370+
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    47 Canal Drive, Columbia, SC 29210
    • 2 BEDS
    • $1,145
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    100 Bryton Trace, Columbia, SC 29210
    • 1 BED
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    • $909+
    • $1,010+
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    1101 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201
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    • $1,715
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    510 Heyward St, Columbia, SC 29201
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    1030 Atlas Road, Columbia, SC 29209
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    • $949
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    600 Heyward St, Columbia, SC 29201
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    500 Harbison Blvd., Columbia, SC 29212
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    • $1,049+
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    • $1,813+
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    1155 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201
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    • $2,265
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    4824 Smallwood Rd., Columbia, SC 29223
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    • $1,088+
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    • $1,398+
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    3630 Ranch Road, Columbia, SC 20206
    • 2 BEDS
    • $2,000+
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    1401 Hampton St, Columbia, SC 29201
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    • $1,145+
    • $1,455
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    1800 Killian Lakes Drive, Columbia, SC 29203
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    • $1,216+
    • $1,317+
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    100 Rice Terrace Dr, Columbia, SC 29229
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    • $1,195+
    • $1,520+
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    2038 Lake Murray Blvd., Columbia, SC 29212
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    • 3 BEDS
    • $1,304
    • $1,399+
    • $1,649+
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    113 Paces Brook, Columbia, SC 29212
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    • 3 BEDS
    • $1,048+
    • $1,309+
    • $1,490+
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    701 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
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    • $1,822+
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    169 Brook Pines Drive, Columbia, SC 29210
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    • $741+
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    500 Gills Creek Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29209
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    • $885+
    • $1,220+
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    100 Fairforest Road, Columbia, SC 29212
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    • $915+
    • $1,060+
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    2637 River Drive, Columbia, SC 29201
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    • $1,399+
    • $1,599+
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    900 Gracern Road, Columbia, SC 29210
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    • $1,185+
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    600 Greenlawn Dr, Columbia, SC 29209
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    • $1,355+
    • $1,560+
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    1200 St. Andrews Road, Columbia, SC 29210
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    • $870+
    • $1,090+
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    800 Beatty Road, Apt. 9C, Columbia, SC 29210
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    • $895+
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    • $1,195+
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    751 Mallet Hill Road, Columbia, SC 29223
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    • 3 BEDS
    • $986+
    • $1,174+
    • $1,415+
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    1340 Longcreek Drice, Columbia, SC 29210
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    • $730+
    • $1,345+
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    137 Roseberry Lane, Columbia, SC 29223
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    • $1,299+
    • $1,499+
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    4501 Bentley Drive, Columbia, SC 29210
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    • $863+
    • $1,021+
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    2003 Greene Street, Columbia, SC 29205
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    • $950+
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    1310 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201
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    • $1,356
    • $1,374
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    716 Zimalcrest Dr., Columbia, SC 29210
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    • $718
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    • $909+
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    310 Ross Road, Columbia, SC 29223
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    • $835+
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    1601 Longcreek Drive, Columbia, SC 29210
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    350 Powell Road, Columbia, SC 29203
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    • $1,053+
    • $1,178+
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    105 Hillpine Road, Columbia, SC 29212
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    • 3 BEDS
    • $1,025+
    • $1,150
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    *1112 Cermack Street, Columbia, SC 29223
    • 2 BEDS
    • $1,095
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    *1506 Faraway Drive, Columbia, SC 29223
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    • $700
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    114 Sidney Walk Ln, Columbia, SC 29210
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    126 Sidney Walk Ln, Columbia, SC 29210
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    *7426 Claudia Drive, Columbia, SC 29223
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    335 Northwood St, Columbia, SC 29201
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    118 Sidney Walk Ln, Columbia, SC 29210
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    339 Northwood St, Columbia, SC 29201
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    122 Sidney Walk Ln, Columbia, SC 29210
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    *3015 Haverford Circle, Columbia, SC 29203
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    • $750
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    4315 Wentworth Drive, Columbia, SC 29203
    • 3 BEDS
    • $1,460
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Average rent in Columbia, SC

$1,340/mo Columbia, SC average rental price, October 2022
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Columbia, SC is $1,340.

    Columbia, SC apartment rent ranges

    About 45% of apartment rents in Columbia, SC range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 16% of apartments. Around 27% of Columbia’s apartments are in the $701-$1,000 price range. 2% of apartments are priced between $501-$700.

    Columbia, SC rent trends

    Getting around in Columbia, SC

    19 /100
    Car-Dependent
    29 /100
    Somewhat Bikeable
    Walk Score®: 19, Bike Score®: 29

    Frequently asked questions

    When were prices and availability in Columbia, SC last updated?

    Prices and availability in Columbia, SC were last updated on 5 Feb 2023.

    What are the best apartments in Columbia, SC?

    The best apartments in Columbia, SC are: The Palms 1101, The Palms on Main, Courtyard West Apartments, The Farrington and Canal Court Apartments.

    What is the average rent in Columbia, SC?

    The average rent in Columbia, SC is $1,340. Start your search for apartments in Columbia, SC now.

    What is the price range for a studio apartment in Columbia, SC?

    The price range for a studio apartment in Columbia, SC is between $700 and $1,879. View all studio apartments in Columbia, SC.

    What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Columbia, SC?

    The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Columbia, SC is between $640 and $4,061. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Columbia, SC now.

    What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Columbia, SC?

    The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Columbia, SC is between $740 and $5,000. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Columbia, SC.

    What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Columbia, SC?

    The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Columbia, SC is between $835 and $5,460. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Columbia, SC.

    What type of rental buildings are in Columbia, SC?

    In Columbia 53% of the housing is rented out compared to 47% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 16% of Columbia’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 57% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 25% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in Columbia, SC?

    The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Columbia are about 32 years old, on average. Of these, 36% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 3 stories. About 92% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 6% are mid-rises, and 2% are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

    What apartment floorplans are common in Columbia, SC?

    Rental apartments in Columbia come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 2% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 33% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 46% of all rentals in Columbia. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

    Renter's guide to Columbia, SC

    Columbia is the capital city of South Carolina, and the state’s largest city. In 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked Columbia number 46 among the top 50 “Best Places to Live,” awarding the city an overall score of 6.6 on a 10-point scale.

    Columbia is under 2 hours from Greenville, SC; 2-and-a-half hours from Charleston, SC; and between 3-and-a-half and 4 hours from Raleigh, North Carolina.

    The city is home to the University of South Carolina’s flagship campus, which is the largest institution of higher learning in the state. Fort Jackson, a U.S. Army installation in use since 1917, is located in Columbia and trains half of all soldiers entering the U.S. Army annually.

    Weather in Columbia, South Carolina, is typical of the humid subtropical climate zone. Columbia describes itself as “Famously Hot” — and for good reason: in Columbia, spring comes early, summers are very hot and humid, and warm weather lingers into late autumn. Extended periods of cold weather and freezing temperatures are rare in Columbia, and the city rarely receives snow. Overall, the climate is predictable, with average high temperatures ranging from 57 degrees in January, Columbia’s coldest month, all the way up to 92 degrees in July, its hottest month; and average low temperatures from 34 degrees in January to 71 degrees in July. Average annual rainfall in Columbia is 45 inches, peaking in the humid summer months.

    Tips for renting in Columbia, SC

    The state of South Carolina has enacted a residential Landlord-Tenant Act that applies to nearly all leases and details landlord and tenant right and responsibilities. Columbia renters should be vigilant about the terms of their lease as well as the general provisions of this law. Under the Landlord-Tenant Act, tenants are responsible for timely rent payment, maintaining safe and clean units, and proper waste disposal. When a lease is up, the tenant is required to provide a written forwarding address to which the landlord can direct the security deposit, and if some or all of the deposit has been withheld by the landlord, he or she must provide an itemized list of damages and deductions within 30 days of either the end of the lease or from the move-out date, whichever is later.

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    Columbia, SC demographics

    Columbia, SC has a population of 134,057 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 66,111 of Columbia’s residents are women and 67,946 are men. The median age of those who live in Columbia, SC is 28.2.

    Living in Columbia, SC

    Columbia is a vibrant college town known for its southern hospitality and pleasant, sunny year-round weather. Millennials, young professionals, and families alike will find themselves in good company in Columbia, where the median age is 35.9 and senior citizens make up less than 10 percent of the population. The cost of living in Columbia is lower than the national average — but the same is true of comparative annual salaries. On the flip side, cars are nearly a must-have to get around and work in Columbia; and though the city is fairly well connected to other major metropolitan areas, it is still relatively far from many larger east coast urban hubs.

    Columbia, SC households

    • 22,578 Family
      24,728 Non-family
    • 11,704 Children
      35,602 No Children
    • 47,306Total Number of Households
    • 2.22Average People Per Household
    • $47,416Median Household Income

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 47,306 households in Columbia, SC. 22,578 are family households and 24,728 are non-family households. There are 11,704 households with children in Columbia and 35,602 households without children. On average, about 2.22 people live in a household in Columbia, SC.

    Things to do in Columbia, SC

    Residents of Columbia can enjoy the many attractions and points of interest in the region. The Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden is one of the area’s most popular destinations, receiving over a million visitors each year. Located along the Saluda River, the zoo and garden encompass 170 acres and house more than 2,000 animals.

    Public parks and green spaces for jogging, dog walking, recreational sports, or playtime with children are also abundant in Columbia. Some of the top attractions for outdoor activities in Columbia are the Sesquicentennial State Park, Harbison State Forest, and Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park.

    University of South Carolina sports are also a uniting force for many Columbia residents, who can attend football games at the Williams Brice Stadium or basketball games at Colonial Life Arena.

    Families with children will also find many things to do in Columbia, including several museums designed with kids in mind. Among these are the South Carolina State Museum, which has a state-of-the-art planetarium as well as a 4D movie theater, and the hands-on EdVenture Children’s Museum. The Columbia Marionette Theater is also a popular attraction for families with kids.

    Things to do

    Families with children will also find many things to do in Columbia, including several museums designed with kids in mind. Among these are the South Carolina State Museum, which has a state-of-the-art planetarium as well as a 4D movie theater, and the hands-on EdVenture Children’s Museum. The Columbia Marionette Theater is also a popular attraction for families with kids.

    If you’re in the mood for some classic southern seafood, check out Blue Marlin in Columbia’s bustling Congaree Vista District. Mr Friendly’s New Southern Cafe and Bourbon are two of the best restaurants in Columbia; and Lamb's Bread Vegan Café is an excellent option for those who fancy vegetarian food.

    Cultural venues in Columbia range in size and atmosphere but are popular among residents. Township Auditorium is a historic concert and performance venue with a capacity of up to 3,500 guests. Constructed in 1930, its Georgian Revival architecture and historical ties to Jim Crow era legislation contributed to its addition to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. The Koger Center for the Arts, located on the University of South Carolina Campus, can accommodate over 2,000 guests. It is home to the South Carolina Philharmonic and hosts large-scale functions and speeches, including the State of the State Address.

    Cultural venues in Columbia range in size and atmosphere but are popular among residents. Township Auditorium is a historic concert and performance venue with a capacity of up to 3,500 guests. Constructed in 1930, its Georgian Revival architecture and historical ties to Jim Crow era legislation contributed to its addition to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. The Koger Center for the Arts, located on the University of South Carolina Campus, can accommodate over 2,000 guests. It is home to the South Carolina Philharmonic and hosts large-scale functions and speeches, including the State of the State Address.

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    Columbia, SC employment & economy

    In recent years, South Carolina’s economy has seen steady growth, and the unemployment rate in Columbia has dipped below 5 percent. Columbia is a hub for careers in manufacturing, healthcare and health services, and finance. The University of South Carolina, Palmetto Health hospital system, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina are consistently among Columbia’s largest employers, as is Fort Jackson, where over half of the U.S. Army’s new soldiers undergo basic training each year.

    Additionally, Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company, AgFirst Farm Credit Bank, and South State Bank are headquartered in Columbia; and UPS, Michelin, International Paper, and Bose Technology have regional facilities based in the Columbia metropolitan area.

    Education in Columbia, SC

    In addition to the main campus of the University of South Carolina, whose 15 schools enroll over 30,000 students, Columbia is also home to several other institutions of higher education. Among these are: Benedict College, a private, historically black liberal arts college; Columbia College, a private college for women; the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, one of the oldest Lutheran seminaries in the country; and the Midlands Technical College, a two-year, public community college that is part of the South Carolina Technical College System.

    At the primary and secondary level, there are 7 public school districts in Richland and Lexington Counties serving Columbia’s 65,000 students. Among Columbia’s 37 public schools and 54 private schools, two — A. C. Flora High School and C. A. Johnson High School — have been ranked among the nation’s top 100 by U.S. News & World Report.

    Columbia, SC education statistics

    The level of education of the population of Columbia, SC is as follows: 2% have no high school education, 34% completed some high school, 20% partially completed college, 7% have an Associate Degree, 22% have a Bachelor Degree, and 15% have a Graduate Degree.

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