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People

Total Population 3,919
Male Share of the Population 44.7%
Female Share of the Population 55.3%
Senior Citizens 16.4%
Employed Population 16+ 1,465
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 49.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $59,000
% Above Poverty Level 78.9%
% Below Poverty Level 21.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 9.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 27.2%
Median Gross Rent $686
Median House Value $83,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45.3%
US/American 0%
English 5.4%
Irish 12.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

West Columbia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles S of Sugar Land, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 46 miles S of Houston, Texas
County Brazoria
Standard Zip Codes 77486
Phone Area Codes 979
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.143
Longitude -95.645

West Columbia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ANGLETON 2 W
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 44 to 63 F
Apr Temp 60 to 78 F
Jul Temp 74 to 92 F
Oct Temp 60 to 81 F
Annual Precip 57.2 inches
Station NEW GULF
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 63 F
Apr Temp 58 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 59 to 83 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Station FREEPORT 2 NW
Distance 19.3 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 63 F
Apr Temp 61 to 77 F
Jul Temp 77 to 90 F
Oct Temp 64 to 80 F
Annual Precip 50.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, West Columbia, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

East Columbia (77486)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Angleton 19,153 $61,433
Bonney 303 $45,938
Brazoria 3,049 $51,027
Jones Creek 2,506 $72,386

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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West Columbia High Schools

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COLUMBIA H S
521 S 16TH ST
979-345-5147
Serves 853 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

BRAZORIA CO J J A E P
521 S 16TH ST
409-345-5147
A Non-traditional School
Serves 2 students.

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