West Columbia, South Carolina 

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Population

18,109

+16.3% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

3.7%

Median Income

$40,931

Median Home Price

$168,100

Median Age

39.3

Comfort Index (Climate)

4.2 / 7.4

summer / winter

SC Gifts

Best Places to Live in West Columbia, South Carolina

College town/Capital city - Central South Carolina. October, May and April are the most pleasant months in West Columbia, while July and August are the least comfortable months.
State: South Carolina
County: Lexington County
Metro Area: Columbia Metro Area
City: West Columbia
Zip Codes: 29169
Cost of Living: -15.3% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 225 ft above sea level
West Columbia, SC Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Pros
College-town amenities
Historic interest
Cost of living
Cons
Hot, humid summers
Air service
Crime rates


What Bert Has To Say About Columbia Metro Area

Columbia is the capital, the largest city, and the commercial, industrial and educational hub for the state. The city is laid out in a traditional grid along the Congaree River with a number of historic buildings, although many of the older ones were destroyed in Sherman’s famous march. Columbia is home to the University of South Carolina, whose attractive and historic campus is in the south part of the downtown area adds a dose of college town feel, a few amenities, and sports-related entertainment to the area. The downtown is clean and attractive, with entertainment near the campus and in a restored waterfront area. Beautiful older residential areas extend east with a clear antebellum imprint and good home values, but this isn’t the part of town with the best reputation for education and safety.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in West Columbia is 3.7% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. West Columbia jobs have decreased by 0.1%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, West Columbia's cost of living is 15.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare West Columbia's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
October, May and April are the most pleasant months in West Columbia, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Lexington county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 64.2% to 34.1%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
West Columbia's population is 18,109 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 16.3%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in West Columbia is Real Estate: $168,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.5%.

SCHOOLS
West Columbia public schools spend $10,040 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.1 students per teacher in West Columbia. More Education



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Housing Market in West Columbia

It's a good time to buy in West Columbia. Home Appreciation is up 13.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in West Columbia is $168,100.
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