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West Columbia
  • Suburb of Columbia, SC

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grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B+
  8. Weather
    grade B+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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West Columbia is a suburb of Columbia with a population of 17,782. West Columbia is in Lexington County. Living in West Columbia offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In West Columbia there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in West Columbia and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in West Columbia are above average.

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About West Columbia...
Population
17,782

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$156,200
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$852
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    529.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    11
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    88.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    148.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    666.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    6,674.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    672.4
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    national  11%

Working in West Columbia

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,282
National
$64,994

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