Columbia Keeps Growing

Columbia, Mo. city limit sign with 1990 census figures

These city-limit markers are typical of Missouri city-limit signs. They also show the rapid growth of Columbia's population. The picture at the left was taken on the south side of Columbia at Route K in 1998. The picture at the right was taken on Route B at the northeast corner of the city in 2002. The figures on the signs show a population growth of 22% between the 1990 Census and the 2000 Census.