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Population (year 2000): 13,064. Estimated population in July 2005: 13,413 (+2.7% change)
Males: 6,135 (47.0%), Females: 6,929 (53.0%)

Lexington County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 38.7 years
Median household income: $30,999 (year 2000)
Median house value: $81,600 (year 2000)

West Columbia, SC residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in West Columbia:

  • White Non-Hispanic (72.6%)
  • Black (19.8%)
  • Hispanic (4.7%)
  • Other race (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Chinese (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (13.2%), German (10.5%), English (9.3%), Irish (9.2%), Scotch-Irish (3.8%), Subsaharan African (2.5%).Columbia, South Carolina forum

Land area: 6.1 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in West Columbia

  • High school or higher: 78.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Columbia city

  • Never married: 28.9%
  • Now married: 48.4%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

7.0% Foreign born (4.3% Latin America, 1.5% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +317 (+2.5%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: SC Columbia, (5.1 miles pop. 116,278).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Charlotte, (86.0 miles pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (582.2 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: SC (2.0 miles Cayce, SC (2.8 miles Springdale, Andrews, SC (4.0 miles St. Grove, SC (4.2 miles Oak SC Columbia, (5.1 miles Ridge, SC (5.7 miles Pine Oaks, SC Seven (6.0 miles Congaree, SC (6.7 miles South


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 0 buildings
  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 42 buildings, average cost: $207,500
  • 2004: 29 buildings, average cost: $185,700
  • 2005: 109 buildings, average cost: $183,600

Latitude: 33.99 N, Longitude: 81.08 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 803

West Columbia, South Carolina business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.2%), Retail trade (12.1%), Construction (11.5%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,787 (+13.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,051 (16.5%)

Crime in West Columbia by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 6 1 1 0
    per 100,000 45.9 7.7 7.7 0.0
Rapes 5 6 10 8
    per 100,000 38.3 45.9 76.5 61.2
Robberies 58 64 51 66
    per 100,000 444.0 489.9 390.4 505.2
Assaults 205 247 268 221
    per 100,000 1569.2 1890.7 2051.4 1691.7
Burglaries 172 195 179 158
    per 100,000 1316.6 1492.7 1370.2 1209.4
Thefts 797 879 945 746
    per 100,000 6100.7 6728.4 7233.6 5710.3
Auto thefts 96 106 79 70
    per 100,000 734.8 811.4 604.7 535.8
903.2 989.7 999.3 870.3

Average climate in West Columbia, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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West Columbia-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 51% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.1 miles away from the West Columbia city center killed 5 people and injured 49 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/16/1994, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the city center injured 40 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers in West Columbia:
  • LEXINGTON MEDICAL CENTER (2720 SUNSET BLVD)
  • THREE RIVERS BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE LLC (2900 SUNSET BOULEVARD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near West Columbia:
  • PROVIDENCE HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; COLUMBIA, SC)
  • G WERBER BRYAN PSYCH HOSP (about 7 miles; COLUMBIA, SC)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHAB HOSP OF COLUMBIA (about 7 miles; COLUMBIA, SC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to West Columbia:
  • COLUMBIA METROPOLITAN (about 5 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; ID: CAE)
  • MC ENTIRE ANGS (about 22 miles; EASTOVER, SC; ID: MMT)
  • SHAW AFB (about 43 miles; SUMTER, SC; ID: SSC)
Other public-use airports nearest to West Columbia:
  • COLUMBIA OWENS DOWNTOWN (about 7 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; ID: CUB)
  • LEXINGTON COUNTY (about 15 miles; GASTON, SC; ID: 7J1)
  • CORPORATE (about 18 miles; PELION, SC; ID: 6J0)

Amtrak station near West Columbia:
  • 3 miles: COLUMBIA (850 PULASKI ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.
Local government website:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Columbia:
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT COLUMBIA (about 5 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Full-time enrollment: 19,682)
  • MIDLANDS TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 5 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; FT enrollment: 5,958)
  • BENEDICT COLLEGE (about 7 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; FT enrollment: 2,880)
  • SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 43 miles; ORANGEBURG, SC; FT enrollment: 3,971)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT AIKEN (about 53 miles; AIKEN, SC; FT enrollment: 2,636)
  • YORK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 64 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; FT enrollment: 2,221)
  • WINTHROP UNIVERSITY (about 70 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; FT enrollment: 4,976)
Public high school in West Columbia:
  • AIRPORT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,379; Location: 1315 BOSTON AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in West Columbia:
  • GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 405; Location: 416 DEHNAM AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • COLONIAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 40; Location: 1110 MEETING STREET; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in West Columbia:
  • WHITE KNOLL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 965; Location: 132 WHITE KNOLL WAY; Grades: PK - 05)
  • R H FULMER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 667; Location: 1614 WALTERBORO ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • NORTHSIDE MIDDLE (Students: 649; Location: 157 COUGAR CRIVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CONGAREE/WOOD EARLY CHILDHOOD (Students: 621; Location: 737 PINERIDGE DRIVE; Grades: PK - 01)
  • HERBERT A WOOD ELEMEMTARU SCHOOL (Students: 527; Location: 737 PINE RIDGE DRIVE; Grades: 02 - 05)
  • PINEVIEW ELEMENTARY (Students: 483; Location: 3035 LEAPHART RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • PINE RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 482; Location: 735 PINE RIDGE DR; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SALUDA RIVER ELEMENTARY (Students: 480; Location: 1520 DUKE AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SPRINGDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 427; Location: 361 WATTLING RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CONGAREE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 377; Location: 1221 RAMBLIN ROAD; Grades: 02 - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in West Columbia:
  • COVENANT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 98; Location: 3222 PLATT SPRINGS RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 18; Location: 2920 PELLA AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)

Notable location: West Columbia City Hall (A).

Shopping Centers: Lexington Square Shopping Center (1), Granby Village Shopping Center (2), Danwood Shopping Center (3), Capitol Shopping Center (4), Westside Plaza Shopping Center (5), West End Square Shopping Center (6).

Churches in West Columbia include: Brookland United Methodist Church (A), Central Church of the Nazarene (B), Mount Tabor Lutheran Church (C), West Columbia Presbyterian Church (D), West Columbia Full Gospel Tabernacle (E), West Columbia Baptist Church (F), Augusta Street Presbyterian Church (G), Trinity Church (H).

Cemetery: Factory Cemetery (1).

Lakes and reservoirs: Horse Pond (A), Saluda Terrace Gardens Pond (B).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Senn Branch (A), Double Branch (B).

Parks in West Columbia include: New Brookland Historic District (1), Saluda Factory Historic District (2).

Post office: (A).  


West Columbia compared to South Carolina state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in West Columbia:
  • WISW (1320 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WVOC (560 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQXL (1470 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: METRO COMMUNICATIONS, INCORP.)
  • WOIC (1230 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WGCV (620 AM; 1 kW; CAYCE, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WLGO (1170 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WCOS (1400 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in West Columbia:
  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WLTY (96.7 FM; CAYCE, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCOS-FM (97.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUSC-FM (90.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA)
  • WXBT (100.1 FM; WEST COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WARQ (93.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WNOK (104.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W240AX (95.9 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WLTR (91.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WOMG (103.1 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMFX (102.3 FM; ST. ANDREWS, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WYFV (88.7 FM; CAYCE, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTCB (106.7 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WFMV (95.3 FM; SOUTH CONGAREE, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLXC (98.5 FM; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W207BQ (89.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WZMJ (93.1 FM; BATESBURG, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WHXT (103.9 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WQKI-FM (93.9 FM; ST. MATTHEWS, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around West Columbia:
  • WRLK-TV (Channel 35; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W21CA (Channel 21; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W39CL (Channel 39; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WLTX (Channel 19; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WACH (Channel 57; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WBHQ (Channel 63; SUMTER, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W67DP (Channel 67; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W31BS (Channel 31; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING INC.)

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