West Columbia, Texas Population 2021

3,746
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West Columbia is a city located in Brazoria County Texas. With a 2020 population of 3,746, it is the 435th largest city in Texas and the 5588th largest city in the United States . West Columbia is currently declining at a rate of -1.11% annually and its population has decreased by -4.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,905 in 2010. West Columbia reached it's highest population of 4,372 in 1990. Spanning over 3 miles, West Columbia has a population density of 1,494 people per square mile.

The average household income in West Columbia is $70,634 with a poverty rate of 7.20%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $940 per month, and the median house value is $107,500. 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 Columbia was:

  • White: 73.29%
  • Other race: 13.87%
  • Black or African American: 11.11%
  • Two or more races: 1.13%
  • Native American: 0.59%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of West Columbia, Texas is 3,746 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,872.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,905.

West Columbia, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,84273.29%
Some Other Race53813.87%
Black or African American43111.11%
Two or More Races441.13%
American Indian and Alaska Native230.59%
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West Columbia Population by Race

West Columbia Population Pyramid $2021

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West Columbia Median Age

38.1


Total

37.1


Male

38.7


Female

West Columbia Adults

There are 2,927 adults, (514 of whom are seniors) in West Columbia.

West Columbia Age Dependency

60.7

Age Dependency Ratio

21.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.4

Child Dependency Ratio

West Columbia Sex Ratio

Female

2,088

53.84%

Male

1,790

46.16%

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%
Married79%21%
All66.8%33.2%
Non Family50.6%49.4%
Female42.2%57.8%

66.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

West Columbia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,3312.9166.8
Married7953.779
Non Family3381.0750.6
Female1872.9442.2
Male112.09100

3.54

Average Family Size

2.91

Average Household Size

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West Columbia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1485.92%
9th to 12th Grade28911.56%
High School Graduate70628.24%
Some College75630.24%
Associates Degree2208.80%
Bachelors Degree2469.84%
Graduate Degree1355.40%
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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
White1,4081,282340
Hispanic84253517
Other Race290101
Black25024624
2+ Races7

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 98.40%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 24.15%.

West Columbia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,469$39,917$25,040
Less Than 9th Grade$26,161$29,375$14,405
High School Graduate$30,000$$26,193
Some College$34,440$57,688$25,673
Bachelors Degree$53,201$$52,682
Graduate Degree$9,620$$

$30,469

Average Earnings

$39,917

Average Male

$25,040

Average Female

West Columbia Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Columbia Language by Age

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West Columbia Language

66.29% of West Columbia residents speak only English, while 33.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 33.71% of the population.

West Columbia Language

West Columbia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,6161539.47%
Other53815328.44%
White1,7931166.47%
Black431102.32%

7.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.86%

Male Poverty Rate

10.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Columbia

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Columbia is Other, with 28.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Columbia is Black, with 2.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.09%.

West Columbia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade12.59%
Some College6.66%
High School6.52%
Bachelors or Greater3.94%

West Columbia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed43.94%
Male Unemployed25.49%
Male Employed3.40%
Female Employed2.07%

West Columbia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Columbia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$68,651$70,634
Families$76,833$84,649
Married Families$80,893-
Non Families$21,912$29,462
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Income by Household Type

West Columbia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.6%

Male Marriage Rate

56.1%

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 35-44, 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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164

Number of Veterans

164

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War66
Korea48
Second Gulf War44
World War II
Vietnam

West Columbia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5485
75+48
65 to 7416
18 to 3415
55 to 64

West Columbia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1647.36%
Hispanic373.32%

West Columbia Veterans by Race

West Columbia Veterans by Education

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9.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Columbia Veterans by Education

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60.9%

Labor Force Participation

53.6%

Employment Rate

12%

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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69.47%

Born in West Columbia

83.45%

Native Born

16.55%

Foreign Born

15.21%

Non Citizen

1.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.45% of West Columbia residents were born in the United States, with 69.47% having been born in Texas. 15.21% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,746-42-1.11%
20203,788-42-1.10%
20193,830-42-1.08%
20183,872-18-0.46%
20173,89070.18%
20163,883-4-0.10%
20153,887-10-0.26%
20143,897210.54%
20133,876-9-0.23%
20123,8850.00%
20113,885-9-0.23%
20103,894-361-0.88%
20004,255-117-0.27%
19904,3722630.62%
19804,1097742.11%
19703,3353881.24%
19602,9470.00%

West Columbia Population by Year