West Columbia, Texas

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Population in 2013: 3,910 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.1%
 
Males: 1,840  (47.1%)
Females: 2,070  (52.9%)
Median resident age:  34.8 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 77486.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,553 (it was $31,115 in 2000)
West Columbia:

$33,553
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,703 (it was $15,647 in 2000)

West Columbia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $87,262 (it was $52,500 in 2000)
West Columbia:

$87,262
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $89,778; Detached houses: $93,535; Townhouses or other attached units: $40,910; In 2-unit structures: $96,696; Mobile homes: $32,232

Median gross rent in 2012: $624.

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  • White alone - 2,287 (58.6%)
  • Hispanic - 879 (22.5%)
  • Black alone - 630 (16.1%)
  • Two or more races - 62 (1.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 23 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 22 (0.6%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.05%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in West Columbia: 87.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (13.9%), German (12.5%), English (8.5%), United States (5.7%), Czech (3.2%), Italian (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 33 feet

Land area: 2.56 square miles.

Population density: 1,527 people per square mile   (low).

West Columbia,TX real estate house value index trend

West Columbia, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in West Columbia:

  • High school or higher: 82.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Columbia city:

  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 50.1%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

263 residents are foreign born (1.2% Asia, 0.8% North America).

This city:  6.5%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 19 registered sex offenders living in West Columbia, Texas as of April 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in West Columbia to the number of sex offenders is 206 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,377 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,189 (1.2%)

West Columbia satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 29.14 N, Longitude: 95.65 W

Area code: 979

West Columbia household income distribution West Columbia home values distribution

Crime rates in West Columbia by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000010100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.023.00.023.70.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000001112134
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.022.923.723.947.923.975.298.7
Robberies 044330320221
per 100,000 0.090.091.468.968.90.071.247.70.047.850.224.7
Assaults 15955845526171611
per 100,000 344.7202.5114.3114.8183.891.7118.6119.3622.8406.2401.3271.5
Burglaries 3238513524193082115927
per 100,000 735.3855.11165.7803.5551.5435.8711.6190.9503.0358.4225.7666.3
Thefts 717177597583594938555255
per 100,000 1631.41597.71760.01354.51723.31903.71399.41169.2910.21314.21304.21357.4
Auto thefts 2127335354733
per 100,000 46.0270.0160.068.968.9114.771.2119.395.8167.375.274.0
Arson 100000111200
per 100,000 23.00.00.00.00.00.023.723.924.047.80.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 184.6207.5209.7155.6211.0148.7217.4123.8236.1200.6223.8241.3

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City-data.com crime rate 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 2012, including police officers: 16 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.22
Texas average:

1.95
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.5%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -198 (-4.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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

Average climate in West Columbia, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Flash Flood: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Columbia topographic map

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

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 schools in West Columbia:

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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).

Brazoria 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 2002 was 48.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.8
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 9.68. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.68
U.S.:

9.14

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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 30.2%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 72.5% for Black residents, 31.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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

West Columbia, Texas environmental map by EPA

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West Columbia compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

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.

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

  • Americas Best Value Inn-West Columbia, 714 S Columbia Dr, West Columbia, TX 77486 , Phone: (979) 345-2399, Fax: (979) 345-2720
  • Columbia Lakes Resort Hotel, 180 Freeman Blvd, West Columbia, TX 77486 , Phone: (979) 345-5151, Fax: (979) 345-3049
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in West Columbia, Texas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (60%)
  • Utility gas (36%)
  • No fuel used (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.15%
Here: 53.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodChurches of Christ
Adherents37.6%34.1%9.4%2.8%2.7%
Congregations6.8%26.7%8.3%8.3%12.6%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.9%1.7%1.5%1.5%6.8%
Congregations4.4%2.9%2.4%2.9%24.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 29
Brazoria County:

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
Brazoria County:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.6%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Brazoria County:

29.1%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.7%
State:

15.7%
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 3$9,142$36,5680$0
Other Government Administration 1$6,487$77,8440$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,161$25,9323$2,349
Police Protection - Officers 9$32,588$43,4511$213
Police - Other 6$19,990$39,9800$0
Fire - Other 0$0 1$306
Sewerage 3$8,469$33,8760$0
Parks and Recreation 1$1,953$23,4360$0
Water Supply 6$17,424$34,8480$0
Other and Unallocable 3$6,677$26,7080$0
Totals for Government 33$104,891$38,1425$2,868

West Columbia government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Fire Protection: $39,000 ($9.97)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $638,000 ($163.17)
    Sewerage: $375,000 ($95.91)
    Financial Administration: $310,000 ($79.28)
    Regular Highways: $257,000 ($65.73)
    Water Utilities: $219,000 ($56.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $167,000 ($42.71)
    Parks & Recreation: $108,000 ($27.62)
    Fire Protection: $108,000 ($27.62)
    General - Other: $87,000 ($22.25)
    Health Services - Other: $49,000 ($12.53)
    Libraries: $44,000 ($11.25)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $40,000 ($10.23)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $6,000 ($1.53)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $72,000 ($18.41)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,102,000 ($281.84)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $58,000 ($14.83)

West Columbia government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $517,000 ($132.23)
    All Other: $195,000 ($49.87)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $1,000 ($0.26)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $15,000 ($3.84)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $117,000 ($29.92)
    Interest Earnings: $18,000 ($4.60)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $437,000 ($111.76)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $22,000 ($5.63)
  • Tax - Property: $650,000 ($166.24)
    Total General Sales: $466,000 ($119.18)
    Public Utilities: $116,000 ($29.67)
    Other Selective Sales: $51,000 ($13.04)
    NEC: $10,000 ($2.56)

West Columbia government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $960,000 ($245.52)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $659,000 ($168.54)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $638,000 ($163.17)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $831,000 ($212.53)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $129,000 ($32.99)
    Other, NEC: $21,000 ($5.37)

West Columbia government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $360,000 ($92.07)

7.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,137 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.44%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($449 average AGI)
Brazoria County:

0.04%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Harris County, TX  3.19% ($48,130 average AGI)
from Galveston County, TX  0.54% ($47,392)
from Fort Bend County, TX  0.46% ($49,575)


6.81% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,546 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.81%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($668 average AGI)
Brazoria County:

0.05%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Harris County, TX  2.64% ($46,296 average AGI)
to Galveston County, TX  0.53% ($55,548)
to Fort Bend County, TX  0.43% ($58,285)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

West Columbia, Texas:
  • Fatal accident count: 14
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 16
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 15
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 33
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 5
Texas average:
  • Fatal accident count: 177
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 268
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 51
  • Fatalities: 194
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 461
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 26
See more detailed statistics of West Columbia fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
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
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
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