West Columbia, Texas

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Population in 2017: 3,899 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.4%
 
Males: 1,777  (45.6%)
Females: 2,122  (54.4%)
Median resident age:

40.1 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 77486.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,611 (it was $31,115 in 2000)
West Columbia:

$52,611
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,769 (it was $15,647 in 2000)

West Columbia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $126,519 (it was $52,500 in 2000)
West Columbia:

$126,519
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $88,265; detached houses: $90,472; mobile homes: $34,620

Median gross rent in 2017: $962.

March 2019 cost of living index in West Columbia: 88.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.0%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.7% for Black residents, 20.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 84.4% for other race residents, 56.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in West Columbia, TX (2010)
    • 2,28758.6%White alone
    • 87922.5%Hispanic
    • 63016.1%Black alone
    • 621.6%Two or more races
    • 230.6%American Indian alone
    • 220.6%Asian alone
    • 20.05%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 17 registered sex offenders living in West Columbia, Texas as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in West Columbia is 241 to 1.


Crime rates in West Columbia by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(23.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.9)
1
(23.7)
1
(23.9)
2
(47.9)
1
(23.9)
3
(75.2)
4
(98.7)
4
(102.4)
1
(25.6)
3
(75.9)
4
(101.5)
2
(51.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(68.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(71.2)
2
(47.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(47.8)
2
(50.2)
1
(24.7)
3
(76.8)
4
(102.2)
2
(50.6)
1
(25.4)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(183.8)
4
(91.7)
5
(118.6)
5
(119.3)
26
(622.8)
17
(406.2)
16
(401.3)
11
(271.5)
11
(281.5)
12
(306.7)
10
(253.0)
11
(279.1)
1
(25.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
24
(551.5)
19
(435.8)
30
(711.6)
8
(190.9)
21
(503.0)
15
(358.4)
9
(225.7)
27
(666.3)
29
(742.3)
26
(664.6)
17
(430.1)
23
(583.6)
24
(615.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
75
(1,723)
83
(1,904)
59
(1,399)
49
(1,169)
38
(910.2)
55
(1,314)
52
(1,304)
55
(1,357)
78
(1,996)
73
(1,866)
54
(1,366)
58
(1,472)
69
(1,770)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(68.9)
5
(114.7)
3
(71.2)
5
(119.3)
4
(95.8)
7
(167.3)
3
(75.2)
3
(74.0)
3
(76.8)
2
(51.1)
4
(101.2)
1
(25.4)
4
(102.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.7)
1
(23.9)
1
(24.0)
2
(47.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)216.5152.5223.0126.9242.2205.7229.5247.5299.2237.7219.3246.4168.2

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City-data.com crime index in West Columbia, TX

Crime rate in West Columbia detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 17 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.82
Texas average:

1.55
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Ancestries: German (10.1%), American (9.3%), Czech (4.0%), Irish (2.8%), English (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 33 feet

Land area: 2.56 square miles.

Population density: 1,523 people per square mile   (low).

West Columbia, Texas map

521 residents are foreign born (11.1% Latin America).

This city:

12.4%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,586 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,171 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Brazosport, TX (19.3 miles , pop. 59,653).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Houston, TX (45.8 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Wild Peach Village, TX (2.2 miles ),
Sweeny, TX (2.7 miles ),
Brazoria, TX (2.8 miles ),
Holiday Lakes, TX (3.0 miles ),
Bailey's Prairie, TX (3.1 miles ),
Damon, TX (3.4 miles ),
Angleton-Rosharon, TX (3.6 miles ),
Angleton, TX (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 29.14 N, Longitude: 95.65 W

Area code: 979

Distribution of median household income in West Columbia, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in West Columbia, TX in 2017
West Columbia satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $54,000
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $74,800
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $79,900
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $113,900
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $73,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $99,700
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $65,500
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $69,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $92,700
Number of permits per 10,000 West Columbia, TX residents
Average permit cost in West Columbia, TX
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.9%
Texas:

3.5%
Historical population in West Columbia, TX
Historical housing units in West Columbia, TX
Most common industries in West Columbia, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (12.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.3%)
  • Educational services (8.9%)
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Public administration (6.6%)
  • Chemicals (6.5%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (19.6%)
  • Chemicals (9.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.0%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (7.6%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Educational services (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.1%)
  • Educational services (15.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.3%)
  • Public administration (8.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
Most common occupations in West Columbia, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (4.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.4%)
  • Cashiers (7.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.7%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.4%)

Average climate in West Columbia, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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West Columbia, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 54.9. This is better than average.

City:

54.9
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 2.27. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.27
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.1
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

West Columbia-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 37% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1966, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.9 miles away from the West Columbia city center .

On 3/8/1976, a category F3 tornado 20.5 miles away from the city center injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Columbia-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 151.6 miles away from West Columbia center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 342.8 miles away from West Columbia center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 145.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 405.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 470.3 miles away from West Columbia center
On 5/27/2002 at 00:28:16, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 158.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Brazoria County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 10, Hurricanes: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Tropical Storms: 2, Winds: 2, Fire: 1, Flash Flood: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Columbia topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in West Columbia:

  • SWEETBRIAR DEVELOPMENT CENTER (212 N 14TH ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near West Columbia:

  • SWEENY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; SWEENY, TX)
  • SWEENY HOUSE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SWEENY, TX)
  • HOSPICE CARE TEAM, INC (Hospital, about 11 miles away; LAKE JACKSON, TX)
  • COUNTRY VILLAGE CARE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ANGLETON, TX)
  • VNA HOSPICE OF BRAZORIA COUNTY (Hospital, about 14 miles away; ANGLETON, TX)
  • VISITING NURSE ASSOC OF TX GULF COAST (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; ANGLETON, TX)
  • ANGLETON VISITING NURSES (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; ANGLETON, TX)

Heliports located in West Columbia:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Columbia:

  • Brazosport College (about 16 miles; Lake Jackson, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,573)
  • Wharton County Junior College (about 30 miles; Wharton, TX; FT enrollment: 5,009)
  • Alvin Community College (about 31 miles; Alvin, TX; FT enrollment: 3,953)
  • Houston Baptist University (about 40 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,340)
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (about 42 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 3,023)
  • Rice University (about 43 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 6,713)
  • The Art Institute of Houston (about 43 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,429)

Public high schools in West Columbia:

Public elementary/middle school in West Columbia:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in West Columbia: West Columbia Volunteer Fire Department (A), West Columbia Fire Marshal's Office (B), West Columbia Police Department (C), Columbia Historical Museum Association (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in West Columbia: West Columbia Independent School District Football Stadium (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Chamber of Commerce (Museums; 103 South 16th Street), Columbia Historical Museum (247 East Brazos Avenue).

Hotels: Columbia Lakes Real Estate (188 Freeman Boulevard), Best Western Brazos Inn (714 Columbia Drive).

Birthplace of: Charlie Davis (running back) - Football player, Charlie Johnson (defensive tackle) - Football player, Jim Ray Smith - Football player.

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

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

BRAZOS RIVER CLUB (Population served: 111, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

69.6%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.0%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
52 people in state prisons in 2010
71 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill in 2000
71 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill in 2000

Banks with branches in West Columbia (2011 data):

  • Texas Gulf Bank, National Association: West Columbia at 109 East Brazos Avenie, branch established on 2004/12/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $416.4 mil, Deposits: $369.6 mil, headquarters in Freeport, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Texas Gulf Bancshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: West Columbia Branch at 111 West Brazos Avenue, branch established on 1962/10/20. 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
  • Prosperity Bank: West Columbia Branch at 510 East Brazos Avenue, branch established on 1925/07/22. Info updated 2012/01/05: Bank assets: $9,816.2 mil, Deposits: $8,064.8 mil, headquarters in El Campo, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: Prosperity Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in West Columbia:

Marital status in West Columbia, TX
  • Never married: 30.3%
  • Now married: 53.2%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

For population 25 years and over in West Columbia:

  • High school or higher: 87.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Texas average:

14.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - West Columbia
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for West Columbia, TX (based on Brazoria County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant98,539226
Catholic50,86312
Mainline Protestant17,85445
Other9,75219
Black Protestant1,45413
Orthodox--
None134,704-
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: 29
Here:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 33
Brazoria County:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 121
This county:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 132
Brazoria County:

4.50 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.6%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Brazoria County:

29.1%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Brazoria County:

15.7%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.2%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
West Columbia:

46.9%
State:

46.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
West Columbia:

22.4%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
West Columbia:

10.7%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.2%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

55.1%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.5%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of West Columbia, TX 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
Police Protection - Officers 9$32,588$43,4511$213
Water Supply 6$17,424$34,8480$0
Police - Other 6$19,990$39,9800$0
Other and Unallocable 3$6,677$26,7080$0
Financial Administration 3$9,142$36,5680$0
Sewerage 3$8,469$33,8760$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,161$25,9323$2,349
Other Government Administration 1$6,487$77,8440$0
Parks and Recreation 1$1,953$23,4360$0
Fire - Other 0$0 1$306
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 33$104,891$38,1425$2,868

West Columbia government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,049,000 ($269.04)
    Sewerage: $712,000 ($182.61)
    Water Utilities: $465,000 ($119.26)
    Regular Highways: $261,000 ($66.94)
    Parks and Recreation: $236,000 ($60.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $213,000 ($54.63)
    Central Staff Services: $211,000 ($54.12)
    General - Other: $139,000 ($35.65)
    Local Fire Protection: $114,000 ($29.24)
    Financial Administration: $91,000 ($23.34)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $89,000 ($22.83)
    Libraries: $76,000 ($19.49)
    Health - Other: $60,000 ($15.39)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $51,000 ($13.08)
    Sewerage: $24,000 ($6.16)
    Libraries: $6,000 ($1.54)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($0.51)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,300,000 ($333.42)

West Columbia government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $610,000 ($156.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $230,000 ($58.99)
    Parks and Recreation: $98,000 ($25.13)
    Other: $14,000 ($3.59)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $76,000 ($19.49)
    Fines and Forfeits: $68,000 ($17.44)
    Rents: $20,000 ($5.13)
    Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($2.82)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($0.26)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $574,000 ($147.22)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $110,000 ($28.21)
    Highways: $60,000 ($15.39)
  • Tax - Property: $1,167,000 ($299.31)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $456,000 ($116.95)
    Public Utilities Sales: $143,000 ($36.68)
    Other Selective Sales: $79,000 ($20.26)
    Other License: $26,000 ($6.67)

West Columbia government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $379,000 ($97.20)

8.72% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($65,164 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.72%
Texas average:

7.43%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($630 average AGI)
Brazoria County:

0.05%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Harris County, TX  3.71% ($69,346 average AGI)
from Fort Bend County, TX  0.73% ($63,166)
from Galveston County, TX  0.59% ($57,582)


7.10% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($71,147 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
Texas average:

7.26%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($537 average AGI)
Brazoria County:

0.05%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Harris County, TX  2.73% ($69,955 average AGI)
to Galveston County, TX  0.69% ($68,846)
to Fort Bend County, TX  0.63% ($79,407)
Businesses in West Columbia, TX
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
CVS1SONIC Drive-In1
Church's Chicken1Subway1
Dairy Queen1T-Mobile1
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul1
FedEx1UPS1
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
McDonald's1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in West Columbia:

  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEYH (850 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KRTX (980 AM; 5 kW; ROSENBURG/RICHMOND, TX)
  • DKFCC (1270 AM; 3 kW; BAY CITY, TX; Owner: CHAMELEON RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KLAT (1010 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KREH (900 AM; 5 kW; PECAN GROVE, TX)
  • KKHT (1070 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTEK (1110 AM; daytime; 3 kW; ALVIN, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KILT (610 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Columbia:

  • KLDE (107.5 FM; LAKE JACKSON, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KRBE (104.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KRTS (92.1 FM; SEABROOK, TX; Owner: KRTS, INC.)
  • KBXX (97.9 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KHJZ-FM (95.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KHMX (96.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KILT-FM (100.3 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KKBQ-FM (92.9 FM; PASADENA, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KLOL (101.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KODA (99.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTBZ-FM (94.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKRW (93.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUHF (88.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
  • KHCB-FM (105.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: HOUSTON CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KJOJ-FM (103.3 FM; FREEPORT, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KOVE-FM (106.5 FM; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KMJQ (102.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KPTY (104.9 FM; MISSOURI CITY, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • K216BX (91.1 FM; LAKE JACKSON, TX; Owner: KSBJ EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • KYBJ (91.1 FM; LAKE JACKSON, TX; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION OF BRAZOSPORT, INC)

TV broadcast stations around West Columbia:

  • KHOU-TV (Channel 11; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHOU-TV, L.P.)
  • KPRC-TV (Channel 2; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, HOUSTON, LP)
  • KAZH (Channel 57; BAYTOWN, TX; Owner: KAZH LICENSE, LLC)
  • KXLN-TV (Channel 45; ROSENBERG, TX; Owner: KXLN LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KJIB-LP (Channel 5; CLEAR LAKE CITY, TX; Owner: FAR EASTERN TELECASTERS)
  • KTBU (Channel 55; CONROE, TX; Owner: HUMANITY INTERESTED MEDIA, INC.)
  • KNWS-TV (Channel 51; KATY, TX; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTXH (Channel 20; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KPXB (Channel 49; CONROE, TX; Owner: PAXSON HOUSTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFTH (Channel 67; ALVIN, TX; Owner: TELEFUTURA HOUSTON LLC)
  • KZJL (Channel 61; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KZJL LICENSE CORP.)
  • KETH (Channel 14; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • KHWB (Channel 39; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHWB, INC.)
  • KRIV (Channel 26; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KTRK-TV (Channel 13; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KTRK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KLTJ (Channel 22; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KUHT (Channel 8; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
  • KVDO-LP (Channel 69; CLEAR LAKE, TX; Owner: FAR EASTERN TELECASTERS)
  • KTMD (Channel 48; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF TEXAS PARTNERSHIP, LP)
  • KBPX-LP (Channel 33; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • KHMV-LP (Channel 28; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE GULF COAST, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • KVIT-LP (Channel 28; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: CLUB COMMUNICATIONS)
  • K30DN (Channel 30; FREEPORT, TX; Owner: GERALD R. PROCTOR)
West Columbia fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of West Columbia fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 138ft / 41.7mTotal length
  • $41,000Total costs
  • 56,970Total average daily traffic
  • 5,923Total average daily truck traffic
  • 79,730Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in West Columbia, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 21940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 21990-1999
  • 52000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for West Columbia, TX

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 17. The highest number of reported fires - 51 took place in 2012, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in West Columbia, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (52.8%), and Structure Fires (29.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in West Columbia, TX
    • 13252.8%Outside Fires
    • 7329.2%Structure Fires
    • 3012.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 156.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for West Columbia, TX

Fire-safe hotels and motels in West Columbia, Texas:

  • Americas Best Value Inn-West Columbia, 714 S Columbia Dr, West Columbia, Texas 77486 , Phone: (979) 345-2399, Fax: (979) 345-2720
  • Columbia Lakes Resort Hotel, 180 Freeman Blvd, West Columbia, Texas 77486 , Phone: (979) 345-5151, Fax: (979) 345-3049
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in West Columbia, Texas
Most common first names in West Columbia, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5473.2 years
James4470.0 years
William3974.4 years
Mary3572.8 years
Robert2773.3 years
Charles2269.9 years
Thomas1968.9 years
Joe1778.3 years
Dorothy1571.9 years
George1574.5 years
Most common last names in West Columbia, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams2970.7 years
Smith2967.5 years
Johnson2870.2 years
Jones2872.4 years
Harris1867.4 years
Brown1771.2 years
Phillips1570.0 years
Davis1475.0 years
Thomas1463.1 years
Edwards1370.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in West Columbia, TX
  • 46.9%Electricity
  • 44.7%Utility gas
  • 7.6%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in West Columbia, TX
  • 71.2%Electricity
  • 27.1%Utility gas
  • 1.7%No fuel used


West Columbia compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

West Columbia on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospices or homes for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #27 (77486) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Czech first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
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