West Columbia, SC Population

Population: 13,064. Estimated population in July 2020: 13,413 (+2.7% change)
Males: 6,135 (47.0%), Females: 6,929 (53.0%)

Lexington County

Zip codes: 29169, 29170, 29172.

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

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%).

Land area: 6.1 square miles

Population

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%).

Hospitals

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:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to West Columbia:

  • COLUMBIA METROPOLITAN (about 5 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Abbreviation: CAE)
  • MC ENTIRE ANGS (about 22 miles; EASTOVER, SC; Abbreviation: MMT)
  • SHAW AFB (about 43 miles; SUMTER, SC; Abbreviation: SSC)
Other public-use airports nearest to West Columbia:

  • COLUMBIA OWENS DOWNTOWN (about 7 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Abbreviation: CUB)
  • LEXINGTON COUNTY (about 15 miles; GASTON, SC; Abbreviation: 7J1)
  • CORPORATE (about 18 miles; PELION, SC; Abbreviation: 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.

Colleges and Universities

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; Full-time enrollment: 5,958)
  • BENEDICT COLLEGE (about 7 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,880)
  • SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 43 miles; ORANGEBURG, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,971)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT AIKEN (about 53 miles; AIKEN, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,636)
  • YORK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 64 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,221)
  • WINTHROP UNIVERSITY (about 70 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; Full-time enrollment: 4,976)

Schools

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)