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

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
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West Columbia, South Carolina Info Snack

Population
17,782
Unemployment
4.1%
Poverty
19.0%
Median Home
$156,200
Median Income
$44,282
Median Rent
$852

West Columbia SnackAbility

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

West Columbia, SC Crime Report

1,595
Total Crimes
8,791.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
274.73%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
West Columbia
/ 100k People
South Carolina
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,595 8,791.3 3,251.8 2,346.0
Violent Crime 141 777.2 530.7 387.8
Murder 2 11.0 10.5 6.5
Robbery 27 148.8 59.8 73.9
Aggravated Assault 96 529.1 420.3 279.7
Property Crime 1,454 8,014.1 2,721.1 1,958.2
Burglary 121 666.9 448.0 314.2
Larceny 1,211 6,674.8 1,991.0 1,398.0
Car Theft 122 672.4 282.1 246.0

West Columbia, SC Cost Of Living

94
West Columbia's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense West Columbia South Carolina National Average
Overall 94 93 100
Services 93 98 100
Groceries 104 105 100
Health 71 95 100
Housing 78 80 100
Transportation 89 94 100
Utilities 128 105 100

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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
2020 17,782 2.8%
2019 17,296 1.4%
2018 17,056 7.0%
2017 15,947 1.2%
2016 15,757 0.9%
2015 15,623 0.9%
2014 15,489 1.9%
2013 15,194 1.7%
2012 14,937 1.8%
2011 14,668 -

Race / Ethnicity in West Columbia

White
67.4% (11,982)
African American
17.5% (3,115)
American Indian
0.6% (111)
Asian
2.3% (411)
Hawaiian
0.2% (44)
Other
0.4% (75)
Two Or More
2.0% (353)
Hispanic
9.5% (1,691)
Race West Columbia SC USA
White 67.4% 63.4% 60.1%
African American 17.5% 26.3% 12.2%
American Indian 0.6% 0.3% 0.6%
Asian 2.3% 1.6% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.4% 0.3% 0.3%
Two Or More 2.0% 2.2% 2.8%
Hispanic 9.5% 5.8% 18.2%

Gender in West Columbia

Female
53.3% (9,470)
Male
46.7% (8,312)
Gender West Columbia SC USA
Female 53.3% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 46.7% 48.5% 49.2%

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

< 9th Grade
7.0% (1,244)
9-12th Grade
6.0% (1,066)
High School / GED
26.0% (4,623)
Some College
20.0% (3,556)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (1,422)
Bachelor's Degree
21.0% (3,734)
Master's Degree
8.0% (1,422)
Professional Degree
2.0% (355)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (355)
Education West Columbia SC USA
< 9th Grade 7.0% 3.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 6.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 26.0% 29.0% 27.0%
Some College 20.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 10.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 21.0% 18.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 8.0% 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
7.4% (132,041)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.1% (72,718)
$15,000 to $24,999
15.7% (279,817)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.9% (212,201)
$35,000 to $49,999
16.8% (298,315)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.3% (290,235)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.8% (209,650)
$100,000 to $149,999
9.3% (165,423)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.6% (64,638)
$200,000 or more
3.0% (53,156)
Income West Columbia SC USA
Less than $10,000 7.4% 7.4% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.1% 4.8% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 15.7% 9.9% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.9% 10.2% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 16.8% 13.5% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.3% 18.2% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.8% 12.4% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 9.3% 13.4% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.6% 5.2% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 3.0% 5.1% 8.3%

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