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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B-
West Columbia is a town in Texas with a population of 3,896. West Columbia is in Brazoria County. Living in West Columbia offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in West Columbia and residents tend to have moderate political views.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$92,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$958
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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West Columbia Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    25.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    51.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    615.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,769.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    102.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    49%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in West Columbia

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,613
National
$55,322
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West Columbia Reviews

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I have grown up in the small but enjoyable little town of West Columbia. We are prideful in our high school Roughnecks! Go Necks! Our community is so very friendly towards one another. Everyone is like family, you are bound to see someone you know at the local HEB. out town is small but mighty. We took on the major flood in June of 2016 like champs. Nearly half of the town was flooded. We pulled together and saved our town from the Brazos river! We are very family oriented, family friendly and family approved! We have historic sites, such as being the first Capitol of Texas. Varner Hogg park is a park to visit as well! Our mayor is wonderful and is very generous, we all know her. I love our town with all of my heart. I love my old West Columbia.
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West Columbia is a small friendly town. It's very welcoming and has many little places to go to, also many boutiques. If you're into photography, there are quite a few small areas to pull out a camera and shoot.
There is a lot happening in this small town! West Columbia is peaceful, and has a sort of Austin, TX vibe growing in it.