West Columbia is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 17,265 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, West Columbia is the 26th 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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Columbia who work in office and administrative support (13.86%), management occupations (8.38%), and sales jobs (8.36%).
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 overall education level of West Columbia citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.32% of adults in West Columbia have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in West Columbia in 2010 was $28,193, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $112,772 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. West Columbia also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.42% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West Columbia include German, Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in West Columbia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.