|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of West Columbia is 17,466. West Columbia, South Carolina is the 2,093rd largest city in the US.
West Columbia is located entirely in Lexington County.
The current population of West Columbia (17,466) is it's peak population.
West Columbia has grown 30.6% since the 2000. West Columbia, South Carolina is growing somewhat quickly; it is growing faster than 69% of similarly sized cities since 2000.
West Columbia has a population density of 2,143.6 people per square mile. West Columbia has the 9th highest population density in South Carolina.
|1907||North Myrtle Beach||19,485||72.1%|
|2087||Morganton, North Carolina||17,518||0.5%|
|2092||Holly Springs, Georgia||17,473||385.2%|
|2093||West Columbia, South Carolina||17,466||30.6%|
|2095||Takoma Park, Maryland||17,462||0.6%|
|2096||Laguna Woods, California||17,452||-0.7%|
|2097||St. Matthews, Kentucky||17,437||0.7%|
|2098||New Castle, Indiana||17,424||-9.7%|
The total voting age population of West Columbia, South Carolina, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 13,996. The voting age population is 46.4% male and 53.6% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 20.7% of the residents of West Columbia are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of West Columbia are 76.2% White, 18.4% Black, 2.5% Two or more races, 1.7% Asian, 0.8% Other, 0.3% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and 0.1% American Indian. Additionally, 9.0% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In West Columbia, 15.6% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 32.0%. On a per-household basis, 9.4% of families are below the poverty line in West Columbia.
Among those aged 16 and older, 62.7% of West Columbia residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 88.7% of West Columbia residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 32.0% have a bachelor's degree and 12.5% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among West Columbia residents aged 5 and older, 9.1% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 7.3% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.7% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.9% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in West Columbia is 4.6%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In West Columbia, 15.1% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in West Columbia is $46,623.
In West Columbia, 54.5% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 45.5% of housing units in West Columbia.
Of all the housing units in West Columbia, 4.5% of them were build before 1940.
In West Columbia, 20.8% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 1,900 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in West Columbia is $865.
In West Columbia, 78.1% of households have an active broadband internet connection.