West Columbia, SC

West Columbia profile

Living in West Columbia

West Columbia is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 17,416 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, West Columbia is the 30th largest community in South Carolina.

West Columbia is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, West Columbia is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Columbia who work in office and administrative support (13.48%), sales jobs (9.55%), and management occupations (8.43%).

Also of interest is that West Columbia has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The education level of West Columbia citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.26% of adults in West Columbia have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in West Columbia in 2018 was $30,237, which is upper middle income relative to South Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $120,948 for a family of four. However, West Columbia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

West Columbia is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call West Columbia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Columbia residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in West Columbia include German, English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in West Columbia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.