West Columbia, Texas Population 2022

3,592
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West Columbia is a city located in Brazoria County Texas. West Columbia has a 2020 population of 3,592. West Columbia is currently declining at a rate of -0.72% annually and its population has decreased by -1.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,644 in 2010.

The average household income in West Columbia is $70,634 with a poverty rate of 6.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,069 per month, and the median house value is $113,500. The median age in West Columbia is 38.1 years, 37.1 years for males, and 38.7 years for females.

West Columbia Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of West Columbiawas:

  • White: 67.97%
  • Other race: 14.44%
  • Black or African American: 13.41%
  • Native American: 3.13%
  • Two or more races: 1.06%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of West Columbia, Texas is 3,592 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,644.

West Columbia, Texas Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,63167.97%
Black or African American51913.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native1213.13%
Some Other Race55914.44%
Two or More Races411.06%
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West Columbia Population by Race

West Columbia Population Pyramid 2022

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West Columbia Median Age

38.6


Total

31.8


Male

41.3


Female

West Columbia Adults

There are 2,883 adults, (592 of whom are seniors) in West Columbia.

West Columbia Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

25.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.1

Child Dependency Ratio

West Columbia Sex Ratio

Female

2,180

56.32%

Male

1,691

43.68%

West Columbia Population by Age

West Columbia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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West Columbia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married81.7%18.3%
All62.4%37.6%
Non Family39.4%60.6%
Female35.1%64.9%

62.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

West Columbia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,3982.7762.4
Married7723.5181.7
Male72.14100
Female2053.2935.1
Non Family4141.1339.4

3.46

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

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West Columbia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1827.34%
9th to 12th Grade43917.70%
High School Graduate46518.75%
Some College75130.28%
Associates Degree29311.81%
Bachelors Degree1967.90%
Graduate Degree1546.21%
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West Columbia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Columbia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,2821,178317
Black28020318
Hispanic89246015
Native American9999
2+ Races3318
Other Race31876

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 24.73%.

West Columbia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,779$41,686$23,525
Less Than 9th Grade$22,110$$20,357
High School Graduate$26,625$$24,519
Some College$29,980$$17,283
Bachelors Degree$53,477$$53,045
Graduate Degree$$$

$29,779

Average Earnings

$41,686

Average Male

$23,525

Average Female

West Columbia Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Columbia Language by Age

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West Columbia Language

63.03% of West Columbia residents speak only English, while 36.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 36.97% of the population.

West Columbia Language

West Columbia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,772673.78%
Black519112.12%
Other149NaN%
Multiple411639.02%
Hispanic1,5441499.65%

6.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.80%

Male Poverty Rate

7.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Columbia

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Columbia is White, with 3.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Columbia is Hispanic, with 9.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 0.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.58%.

West Columbia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.75%
High School0.00%
Some College4.50%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

West Columbia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed2.94%
Female Unemployed22.92%

West Columbia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Columbia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$66,949$71,880
Families$75,534$82,765
Married Families$77,153-
Non Families-$46,010
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Income by Household Type

West Columbia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.0%

Male Marriage Rate

45.5%

Female Marriage Rate

West Columbia Married by Age and Sex

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West Columbia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

West Columbia Marital Status by Race

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West Columbia Marital Status

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203

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War34
First Gulf War34
Vietnam99
Korea41
World War II

West Columbia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 5463
55 to 64
65 to 7499
75+41

West Columbia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1044.98%
Native American99100.00%
Hispanic998.47%

West Columbia Veterans by Race

West Columbia Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

68.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Columbia Veterans by Education

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67.4%

Labor Force Participation

62.7%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

West Columbia Employment by Age

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West Columbia Employment by Race

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West Columbia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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69.44%

Born in West Columbia

84.73%

Native Born

15.27%

Foreign Born

13.85%

Non Citizen

1.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.73% of West Columbia residents were born in the United States, with 69.44% having been born in Texas. 13.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

West Columbia Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19602,9470.00%
19703,3353881.24%
19804,1097742.11%
19904,3722630.62%
20004,255-117-0.27%
20103,905-350-0.85%
20113,879-26-0.67%
20123,853-26-0.67%
20133,827-26-0.67%
20143,801-26-0.68%
20153,775-26-0.68%
20163,749-26-0.69%
20173,723-26-0.69%
20183,697-26-0.70%
20193,671-26-0.70%
20203,644-27-0.74%
20213,618-26-0.71%
20223,592-26-0.72%

West Columbia Population by Year