West Columbia, South Carolina

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Population in 2014: 15,920 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +21.9%
 
Males: 8,136  (51.1%)
Females: 7,784  (48.9%)
Median resident age:  39.1 years
South Carolina median age:  38.6 years

Zip codes: 29169.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,541 (it was $30,999 in 2000)
West Columbia:

$40,541
SC:

$44,163

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,887 (it was $18,135 in 2000)

West Columbia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $133,790 (it was $79,200 in 2000)
West Columbia:

$133,790
SC:

$139,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $845.

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  • Races in West Columbia, SC (2013)

    West Columbia races chart
    • 10,62366.8%White alone
    • 2,44915.4%Black alone
    • 2,19113.8%Hispanic
    • 4482.8%Asian alone
    • 1821.1%Two or more races
    • 290.2%American Indian alone
    • 80.05%Other race alone

Races in West Columbia detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in West Columbia: 88.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (12.8%), United States (11.0%), Irish (9.4%), English (7.3%), French (2.9%), Scottish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 6.07 square miles.

Population density: 2,621 people per square mile   (average).

West Columbia,SC real estate house value index trend

West Columbia, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in West Columbia:

  • High school or higher: 85.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Columbia city:

  • Never married: 35.0%
  • Now married: 41.5%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

2,084 residents are foreign born (9.5% Latin America).

This city:

13.1%
South Carolina:

4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $750 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $490 (0.5%)

West Columbia satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, SC (4.4 miles , pop. 116,278).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (85.5 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (529.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Cayce, SC (1.4 miles ), Springdale, SC (1.6 miles ), Oak Grove, SC (1.9 miles ), St. Andrews, SC (2.0 miles ), Columbia, SC (2.1 miles ), Seven Oaks, SC (2.3 miles ), Pine Ridge, SC (2.4 miles ), South Congaree, SC (2.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 42 buildings, average cost: $207,500
  • 2004: 29 buildings, average cost: $185,700
  • 2005: 109 buildings, average cost: $183,600
  • 2006: 32 buildings, average cost: $216,100
  • 2007: 31 buildings, average cost: $267,000
  • 2008: 21 buildings, average cost: $204,900
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $183,300
  • 2010: 23 buildings, average cost: $256,700
  • 2011: 38 buildings, average cost: $129,500
  • 2012: 44 buildings, average cost: $109,600
  • 2013: 64 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2014: 55 buildings, average cost: $166,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 33.99 N, Longitude: 81.08 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,957 (+18.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,479 (19.2%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 803

West Columbia household income distribution West Columbia home values distribution

Crime rates in West Columbia by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 110120203011
per 100,000 7.57.60.07.614.70.014.30.021.20.06.46.4
Rapes 61081251185810512
per 100,000 44.976.561.290.936.780.157.235.856.666.032.076.4
Robberies 645166513853465042413723
per 100,000 478.5390.1504.6386.2279.0386.0329.0357.6296.9270.4237.0146.4
Assaults 24726822122518110312013410011710375
per 100,000 1,846.92,050.01,689.71,703.81,328.7750.2858.2958.4707.0771.6659.8477.3
Burglaries 195179158172165139139152122154143106
per 100,000 1,458.11,369.21,208.01,302.41,211.31,012.5994.11,087.1862.51,015.6916.1674.5
Thefts 879945746667689698828848750750621625
per 100,000 6,572.57,228.65,703.85,050.75,058.05,084.15,921.56,064.95,302.24,946.33,978.23,977.1
Auto thefts 1067970656848654861716740
per 100,000 792.6604.3535.2492.2499.2349.6464.9343.3431.2468.2429.2254.5
Arson 358073121321
per 100,000 22.438.261.20.051.421.97.214.37.119.812.86.4
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 291.8) 964.51008.0868.9852.6714.8614.6669.2655.0607.7578.1485.2427.6

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in West Columbia detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 61 (50 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.14
South Carolina average:

2.19
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
South Carolina:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +317 (+2.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in West Columbia: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in West Columbia, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

West Columbia-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 32% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.7 miles away from the West Columbia city center killed 5 people and injured 49 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/16/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.5 miles away from the city center injured 40 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Columbia-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 81.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 92.6 miles away from West Columbia center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 85.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 128.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 205.9 miles away from West Columbia center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 55.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lexington County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Columbia topographic map

Birthplace of: Jake Knotts - Politician.

Hospitals in West Columbia:

  • ADVANTAGE HOSPICE AND HOME CARE (3955 SOUTHEASTERN WAY)
  • AGAPE COMMUNITY HOSPICE (1065 CENTER STREET)
  • HEARTLAND HOSPICE SERVICES - THE MIDLANDS (3300 SUNSET BOULEVARD, SUITE 102)
  • LEXINGTON MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 2720 SUNSET BLVD)
  • RELIANT HOSPICE, INC (1175 SUNSET BLVD)
  • THREE RIVERS BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE LLC (2900 SUNSET BOULEVARD)

Nursing Homes in West Columbia:

  • AGAPE NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (300 AGAPE DRIVE)
  • HEARTLAND OF LEXINGTON REHAB AND NURSING CENTER (2416 SUNSET BOULEVARD)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE - LEXINGTON (2993 SUNSET BLVD)
  • STILL HOPES EPISCOPAL RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (1 STILL HOPES DRIVE)

Dialysis Facilities in West Columbia:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE WEST COLUMBIA (105 SUM-MOR DRIVE)

Home Health Centers in West Columbia:

  • NHC HOME CARE MIDLANDS (193 MEDICAL CIRCLE)

Heliports located in West Columbia:

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/Universities in West Columbia:

  • Midlands Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 8,916; Location: 1260 Lexington Drive; Public; Website: www.midlandstech.edu)
  • Columbia Academy of Cosmetology (FT enrollment: 36; Location: 1221 Sunset Boulevard; Private, for-profit; Website: columbiaacademyofcosmetology.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near West Columbia:

  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 4 miles; Columbia, SC; Full-time enrollment: 27,789)
  • Benedict College (about 4 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 3,039)
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (about 34 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 2,113)
  • South Carolina State University (about 37 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,481)
  • Central Carolina Technical College (about 42 miles; Sumter, SC; FT enrollment: 3,108)
  • Denmark Technical College (about 47 miles; Denmark, SC; FT enrollment: 2,050)
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken (about 49 miles; Aiken, SC; FT enrollment: 2,815)

Public high schools in West Columbia:

  • AIRPORT HIGH (Students: 1,379, Location: 1315 BOSTON AVENUE, Grades: 9-12)
  • MIDLANDS MIDDLE COLLEGE (Location: 120 CONGAREE HALL, Grades: 11-12, Charter school)
  • GRAY COLLEGIATE ACADEMY (Location: 3833 LEAPHART ROAD, Grades: 9-12, Charter school)

Private high schools in West Columbia:

  • GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 247, Location: 416 DENHAM AVE, Grades: PK-12)
  • COVENANT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 94, Location: 3222 PLATT SPRINGS RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • GLENFOREST SCHOOL (Students: 62, Location: 1041 HARBOR DR, Grades: KG-12)
  • COLONIAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 15, Location: 1110 MEETING ST, Grades: PK-10)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in West Columbia:

Private elementary/middle school in West Columbia:

  • HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 18, Location: 2930 PELLA AVE, Grades: PK-7)
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Notable locations in West Columbia: West Columbia City Hall (A), West Columbia Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Capitol Shopping Center (1), Danwood Shopping Center (2), Granby Village Shopping Center (3), Lexington Square Shopping Center (4), West End Square Shopping Center (5), Westside Plaza Shopping Center (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in West Columbia include: Providence Church (A), Sunset Boulevard Church (B), Trinity Church (C), West Columbia Presbyterian Church (D), West Columbia Full Gospel Tabernacle (E), West Columbia Baptist Church (F), Mount Tabor Lutheran Church (G), Central Church of the Nazarene (H), Brookland United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Factory Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Horse Pond (A), Saluda Terrace Gardens Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Senn Branch (A), Double Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in West Columbia include: Saluda Factory Historic District (1), New Brookland Historic District (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Jade Moon Trunks and Treasures (Amusement & Theme Parks; 455 12th Street), Lucky Leprechaun (Amusement & Theme Parks; 4643 Edmund Highway), Three Fountains Skating Rink & Indoor Miniatre GLF (2724 Emanuel Church Road), Steve's Treasure Land Inc (1221 Augusta Road).

Hotels: Hampton Inn Columbia-I-26 Airport (1094 Chris Drive), O M Motel (114 McSWain Drive), Holiday Inn-Airport (500 Chris Drive), Days Inn (2200 Airport Boulevard), American Inn (1617 Charleston Highway), Hampton Inn (1094 Chris Drive), Delta Motel (2426 Augusta Road), Comfort Inn Airport (110 Branch Road), Columbia-Days Inn Airport (Interstate Highway 26 And Sc 302 (Airport Exit)).

Lexington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 58.3. This is better than average.

City:

58.3
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.152. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.152
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 4.14. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.14
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.318. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.318
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 18.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 16.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.15
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 0.00187. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00187
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.7%
(15.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.3% for Black residents, 18.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.5% for other race residents, 54.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  52.6%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.0%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in West Columbia in 2010:

  • 86 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 33 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 29 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 17 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 12 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in West Columbia in 2000:

  • 181 people in nursing homes
  • 82 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 47 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 34 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with most branches in West Columbia (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Sunset Branch, Cayce Branch, Springdale Branch, West Columbia Main Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Three Fountains Plaza Branch at 3967 Platt Springs Road, branch established on 1989/06/12; Sunset Boulevard Branch at 2830 Sunset Boulevard, branch established on 1908/01/01. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.
  • First Reliance Bank: Sunset Blvd, West Columbia Branch at 2805 A Sunset Blvd, branch established on 2009/06/01; Messenger Service at 2805-A Sunset Boulevard, branch established on 2009/06/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $496.1 mil, Deposits: $431.9 mil, headquarters in Florence, SC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: First Reliance Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Airport Branch at 2324 Airport Boulevard, branch established on 1971/04/13; Sunset Boulevard Branch at 2021 Sunset Boulevard, branch established on 1982/04/15. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Woodforest National Bank: West Columbia Branch at 2401 Augusta Road, branch established on 2007/11/03. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • TD Bank, National Association: West Columbia Branch at 1926 Augusta Road, branch established on 1998/11/02. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Security Federal Bank: West Columbia Branch at 1185 Sunset Boulevard, branch established on 2006/06/30. Info updated 2012/01/04: Bank assets: $916.4 mil, Deposits: $695.8 mil, headquarters in Aiken, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Security Federal Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Lexington Medical Center at 2806 Sunset Boulevard, branch established on 1974/12/02. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • First Community Bank, National Association: Cayce/West Columbia Branch at 506 Meeting Street, branch established on 1999/11/15. Info updated 2006/07/18: Bank assets: $593.9 mil, Deposits: $469.0 mil, headquarters in Lexington, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
South Carolina average:

12.0

West Columbia travel time to work - commute West Columbia mode of transportation to work chart

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Neighborhoods in West Columbia:

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Religion statistics for West Columbia city (based on Lexington County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant67,801183
Mainline Protestant43,90978
Catholic5,7393
Black Protestant4,70626
Other4,43314
Orthodox2303
None135,573-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 42
Lexington County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Lexington County:

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 124
Lexington County:

5.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 188
Here:

7.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Lexington County:

26.9%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.8%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
West Columbia:

48.7%
South Carolina:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.0%
South Carolina:

45.1%

Average BMI:
West Columbia:

28.6
South Carolina:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.0%
South Carolina:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.6%
South Carolina:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
West Columbia:

6.8
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.4%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
West Columbia:

54.2%
South Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.8%
South Carolina:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of West Columbia, SC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 11$35,513$38,7410$0
Other Government Administration 15$52,868$42,2940$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 3$5,144
Police Protection - Officers 56$204,064$43,7280$0
Police - Other 0$0 15$20,310
Firefighters 24$83,846$41,9230$0
Solid Waste Management 31$73,627$28,5010$0
Sewerage 3$6,049$24,1960$0
Parks and Recreation 6$13,813$27,6260$0
Water Supply 30$134,365$53,7460$0
Other and Unallocable 8$30,323$45,4850$0
Totals for Government 184$634,468$41,37818$25,454

West Columbia government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $2,717,000 ($170.67)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,774,000 ($237.06)
    Water Utilities: $3,631,000 ($228.08)
    Central Staff Services: $1,774,000 ($111.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,733,000 ($108.86)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,420,000 ($89.20)
    Financial Administration: $929,000 ($58.35)
    Sewerage: $322,000 ($20.23)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $237,000 ($14.89)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $167,000 ($10.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $109,000 ($6.85)
    Natural Resources - Other: $77,000 ($4.84)
    Housing and Community Development: $76,000 ($4.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $485,000 ($30.46)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Sewerage: $653,000 ($41.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $130,000 ($8.17)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $195,000 ($12.25)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,870,000 ($431.53)

West Columbia government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,870,000 ($117.46)
    Solid Waste Management: $251,000 ($15.77)
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000 ($2.51)
    All Other: $10,000 ($0.63)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $30,000 ($1.88)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $112,000 ($7.04)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,331,000 ($209.23)
    Fines and Forfeits: $191,000 ($12.00)
    Sale of Property: $136,000 ($8.54)
    Rents: $62,000 ($3.89)
    General Revenue, NEC: $50,000 ($3.14)
    Donations From Private Sources: $11,000 ($0.69)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $8,143,000 ($511.49)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $413,000 ($25.94)
    Public Welfare: $285,000 ($17.90)
    All Other: $212,000 ($13.32)
    Highways: $92,000 ($5.78)
  • Tax - Property: $2,572,000 ($161.56)
    Public Utility License: $1,703,000 ($106.97)
    Public Utilities Sales: $781,000 ($49.06)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $483,000 ($30.34)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $18,000 ($1.13)

West Columbia government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,629,000 ($2112.37)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,562,000 ($1354.40)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,067,000 ($757.98)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $8,991,000 ($564.76)
    Beginning: $8,012,000 ($503.27)

West Columbia government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,155,000 ($575.06)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,137,000 ($1202.07)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $54,988,000 ($3454.02)

6.98% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,631 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.98%
South Carolina average:

6.90%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($309 average AGI)
Lexington County:

0.04%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Richland County, SC  2.54% ($38,948 average AGI)
from Aiken County, SC  0.20% ($32,785)
from Orangeburg County, SC  0.18% ($33,306)


6.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,583 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.55%
South Carolina average:

6.53%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($305 average AGI)
Lexington County:

0.06%
South Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Richland County, SC  2.35% ($33,189 average AGI)
to Charleston County, SC  0.20% ($110,985)
to Aiken County, SC  0.15% ($27,957)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Columbia:

  • WISW (1320 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WVOC (560 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQXL (1470 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: METRO COMMUNICATIONS, INCORP.)
  • WOIC (1230 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WGCV (620 AM; 1 kW; CAYCE, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WLGO (1170 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WCOS (1400 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Columbia:

  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WLTY (96.7 FM; CAYCE, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUSC-FM (90.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA)
  • WCOS-FM (97.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WARQ (93.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WXBT (100.1 FM; WEST COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W240AX (95.9 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNOK (104.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLTR (91.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WOMG (103.1 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMFX (102.3 FM; ST. ANDREWS, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WYFV (88.7 FM; CAYCE, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTCB (106.7 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFMV (95.3 FM; SOUTH CONGAREE, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLXC (98.5 FM; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W207BQ (89.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WZMJ (93.1 FM; BATESBURG, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WHXT (103.9 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WQKI-FM (93.9 FM; ST. MATTHEWS, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around West Columbia:

  • WRLK-TV (Channel 35; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W21CA (Channel 21; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WLTX (Channel 19; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WACH (Channel 57; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • W39CL (Channel 39; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WBHQ (Channel 63; SUMTER, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W67DP (Channel 67; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W31BS (Channel 31; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WRJA-TV (Channel 27; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of West Columbia fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 111m364ftTotal length
  • 126,382Total average daily traffic
  • 7,028Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 51970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for West Columbia, SC
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 174 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in West Columbia)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in West Columbia, SC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 208 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in West Columbia)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 16 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in West Columbia)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 43 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED32$120,27043$120,753164$134,0258$77,7792$7,155,25531$87,9031$23,320
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$04$147,38014$129,2761$31,3500$03$73,0830$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$99,75013$101,34158$141,0903$72,7630$08$74,8080$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$125,0539$114,58045$156,8901$86,4000$05$101,2200$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$94,3354$138,70812$151,1230$00$01$38,0800$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0203.00 , 0205.05, 0205.08, 0205.09, 0206.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$158,3544$124,7830$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$98,9304$129,3500$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$46,4904$204,2930$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$108,9701$165,6000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$64,8700$01$64,870

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0203.00 , 0205.05, 0205.08, 0205.09, 0206.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in West Columbia and their reported violations in the past:

CWS/I-20 (3250012) (Population served: 5,680, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUN-01-1996, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2010)
CWS/GLENN VILLAGE II (3250058) (Population served: 824, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Show-cause Hearing (JUL-19-2005), St Public Notif requested (NOV-06-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-06-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-16-2008), St Compliance achieved (APR-24-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Show-cause Hearing (JUL-19-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-31-2008), St Compliance achieved (APR-24-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Show-cause Hearing (JUL-19-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-24-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Show-cause Hearing (JUL-19-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-23-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-24-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Show-cause Hearing (JUL-19-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-09-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-24-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Show-cause Hearing (JUL-19-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-22-2007), St Public Notif received (MAR-23-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-24-2009)
  • 4 other older health violations
ROLLING MEADOWS MHP (3260027) (Population served: 780, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JUL-02-2010, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-2010), St Show-cause Hearing (NOV-03-2010), St Admin Penalty assessed (NOV-22-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (NOV-22-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-24-2012)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - In APR-02-2008, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-2010), St Show-cause Hearing (NOV-03-2010), St Admin Penalty assessed (NOV-22-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (NOV-22-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-11-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2002, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-06-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-16-2005)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
USSC/CHARLESWOOD S/D (4050008) (Population served: 510, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-21-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-21-2010), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-04-2010), St Show-cause Hearing (NOV-09-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-16-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JAN-12-2011), St Admin Penalty assessed (FEB-11-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (JUN-11-2008), St Public Notif requested (FEB-13-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-13-2009), St Public Notif received (MAR-23-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-24-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (JUN-11-2008), St Public Notif requested (NOV-06-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-06-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-24-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-09-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUN-11-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-11-2008), St BCA signed (JUN-11-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-17-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-24-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (JUN-11-2008), St Public Notif requested (NOV-06-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-06-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-24-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-31-2008), St BCA signed (JUN-11-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-24-2011)
  • 10 other older health violations
CWS/LAKEWOOD ESTATES (3250005) (Population served: 492, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-20-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-20-2011), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-05-2011), St Public Notif received (MAY-18-2011), St Admin Penalty assessed (JUL-13-2011), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-13-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-06-2008), St Show-cause Hearing (OCT-15-2008), St Public Notif requested (FEB-11-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-11-2009), St Public Notif received (MAR-02-2009), St Admin Penalty assessed (APR-02-2009), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-02-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-14-2009)
USSC/FOXWOOD (4650008) (Population served: 420, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-17-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-08-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-17-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-08-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-17-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-08-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-17-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-08-2007)
AMERICAN MH PLAZA (4360012) (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-16-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-16-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-28-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-28-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-27-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-27-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUN-01-2014, Contaminant: E. COLI
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In MAY-01-2014, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-16-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-16-2014)
CWS/IDLEWOOD (3250017) (Population served: 197, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in West Columbia that have no violations reported:

  • CWS/RIVER HILLS S/D (4650006) (Population served: 6,743, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • USSC - OAKLAND PLANTATION (4350006) (Population served: 1,180, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • USSC/CHARWOOD S/D (3250035) (Population served: 683, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CWS/LANDS END CONDOS (3270300) (Population served: 632, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • CWS/HEATHERWOOD-BLUE RIDGE (3250015) (Population served: 573, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • USSC/COUNTRY OAKS (4650020) (Population served: 556, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • CWS/HIDDEN VALLEY (3250073) (Population served: 510, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CWS/ROLLINGWOOD/SILVERCREEK (3250052) (Population served: 510, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • CWS/HARBORSIDE (3270302) (Population served: 466, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • USSC/BELLEMEAD S/D (3250031) (Population served: 367, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 219
  • Hazardous Condition: 159
  • Service Call: 34
  • Good Intent Call: 10

Incident types - West Columbia

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for West Columbia, SC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in West Columbia, South Carolina:

  • Hampton Inn West, 1094 Chris Dr, West Columbia, South Carolina 29169 , Phone: (803) 791-8940, Fax: (803) 739-2291
  • Holiday Inn Columbia Airport, 500 Chris Dr, West Columbia, South Carolina 29169 , Phone: (803) 794-9440, Fax: (803) 794-9449
  • Quality Inn, 2516 Augusta Rd Hwy-1, West Columbia, South Carolina 29169 , Phone: (803) 791-5160, Fax: (803) 791-5378
  • Days Inn & Suites Columbia Airport, 110 Branch Rd, West Columbia, South Carolina 29169 , Phone: (803) 796-0044, Fax: (803) 796-3516
  • Sleep Inn Columbia Airport, 2208-A Airport Blvd, West Columbia, South Carolina 29170 , Phone: (803) 926-9260, Fax: (803) 791-9325
  • Holiday Inn & Suites, 110 Mcswain Rd, West Columbia, South Carolina 29169 , Phone: (803) 391-4000, Fax: (803) 391-4001
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in West Columbia, South Carolina
Most common first names in West Columbia, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James33470.2 years
John26070.7 years
Mary24678.0 years
William24471.8 years
Robert15768.5 years
Charles13671.0 years
George13375.0 years
Thomas9670.1 years
Annie8880.0 years
Margaret8577.7 years
Most common last names in West Columbia, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith15674.8 years
Williams11872.1 years
Johnson9069.5 years
Taylor7975.1 years
Davis7470.4 years
Brown7272.2 years
Jones7170.2 years
Wilson5972.0 years
Martin5871.9 years
Shull5878.6 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (53%)
  • Utility gas (46%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Businesses in West Columbia, SC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Little Caesars Pizza1
AT&T1Lowe's1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Advance Auto Parts2McDonald's4
Applebee's1New Balance1
Arby's1Papa John's Pizza1
AutoZone1Payless1
Blockbuster2Penske1
Budget Car Rental1Pizza Hut2
Burger King3Popeyes1
CVS3Quality1
Chick-Fil-A1RadioShack1
Circle K3Rite Aid2
Clarion1Ruby Tuesday1
Curves1Ryan's Grill1
DHL1SONIC Drive-In2
Days Inn2Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Sleep Inn1
Dunkin Donuts1Subway8
FedEx10T-Mobile3
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1The Room Place1
H&R Block2Toyota1
Hardee's3U-Haul2
Hilton1UPS13
Hobby Lobby1Waffle House3
Holiday Inn1Walgreens3
KFC2Walmart1

West Columbia compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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