West Columbia, SC
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-08-09
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West Columbia, South Carolina Info Snack

Population
17,641
Unemployment
4.6%
Poverty
15.6%
Median Home
$142,800
Median Income
$46,623
Median Rent
$865

West Columbia SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
7
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
9

West Columbia, SC Crime Report

1,326
Total Crimes
7,372.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
197.67%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
West Columbia
/ 100k People
South Carolina
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,326 7,372.4 3,451.6 2,476.7
Violent Crime 127 706.1 511.3 366.7
Murder 0 0.0 9.0 5.0
Robbery 28 155.7 64.0 81.6
Aggravated Assault 76 422.6 390.5 250.2
Property Crime 1,199 6,666.3 2,940.3 2,109.9
Burglary 148 822.9 533.4 340.5
Larceny 944 5,248.5 2,116.1 1,549.5
Car Theft 107 594.9 290.8 219.9

West Columbia, SC Cost Of Living

93
West Columbia's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense West Columbia South Carolina National Average
Overall 93 94 100
Services 97 102 100
Groceries 104 102 100
Health 75 95 100
Housing 77 80 100
Transportation 86 90 100
Utilities 127 107 100

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Rankings for West Columbia in South Carolina

Map Of West Columbia, SC

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Population over time in West Columbia

Year Population % Change
2019 17,641 2.0%
2018 17,296 1.4%
2017 17,056 7.0%
2016 15,947 1.2%
2015 15,757 0.9%
2014 15,623 0.9%
2013 15,489 1.9%
2012 15,194 1.7%
2011 14,937 1.8%
2010 14,668 -

Race / Ethnicity in West Columbia

White
67.7% (11,943)
African American
18.4% (3,242)
American Indian
0.1% (24)
Asian
1.7% (300)
Hawaiian
0.3% (50)
Other
0.4% (69)
Two Or More
2.4% (428)
Hispanic
9.0% (1,585)
Race West Columbia SC USA
White 67.7% 63.7% 60.7%
African American 18.4% 26.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.3% 0.7%
Asian 1.7% 1.6% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.3% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.4% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.4% 2.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 9.0% 5.7% 18.0%

Gender in West Columbia

Female
51.9% (9,160)
Male
48.1% (8,481)
Gender West Columbia SC USA
Female 51.9% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 48.1% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in West Columbia for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (705)
9-12th Grade
6.0% (1,058)
High School / GED
27.0% (4,763)
Some College
23.0% (4,057)
Associate's Degree
7.0% (1,234)
Bachelor's Degree
20.0% (3,528)
Master's Degree
9.0% (1,587)
Professional Degree
2.0% (352)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (352)
Education West Columbia SC USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 6.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 27.0% 29.0% 27.0%
Some College 23.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 7.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 20.0% 18.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 9.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For West Columbia, South Carolina

Less than $10,000
6.6% (116,475)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.1% (90,379)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.6% (239,315)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.6% (204,945)
$35,000 to $49,999
17.0% (300,204)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.2% (285,777)
$75,000 to $99,999
13.8% (243,133)
$100,000 to $149,999
9.3% (164,423)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.1% (72,770)
$200,000 or more
2.6% (46,674)
Income West Columbia SC USA
Less than $10,000 6.6% 7.4% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.1% 5.1% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.6% 10.4% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.6% 10.5% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 17.0% 13.8% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.2% 18.2% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 13.8% 12.5% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 9.3% 12.7% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.1% 4.8% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 2.6% 4.6% 7.7%

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