West Columbia, TX
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West Columbia is a very small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 3,935 people and two constituent neighborhoods, West Columbia is the 419th largest community in Texas.

West Columbia is a blue-collar town, with 35.05% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, West Columbia is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in West Columbia who work in office and administrative support (14.02%), management occupations (13.96%), and sales jobs (11.11%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.67% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

As is often the case in a small city, West Columbia doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, the citizens of West Columbia rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.19% of adults 25 and older in West Columbia have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in West Columbia in 2010 was $19,529, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,116 for a family of four. However, West Columbia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

West Columbia is a very 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 19.48% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West Columbia include Irish, English, Czech, and French .

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

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