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People

Total Population3,919
Male Share of the Population44.7%
Female Share of the Population55.3%
Senior Citizens16.4%
Employed Population 16+1,465
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married49.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.3%
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 Level78.9%
% Below Poverty Level21.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home9.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone27.2%
Median Gross Rent$686
Median House Value$83,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)45.3%
US/American0%
English5.4%
Irish12.6%

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

West Columbia Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 32 miles S of Sugar Land, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City46 miles S of Houston, Texas
CountyBrazoria
Standard Zip Codes77486
Phone Area Codes979
Time ZoneCentral (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude29.143
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)

StationANGLETON 2 W
Distance11.8 miles
Jan Temp44 to 63 F
Apr Temp60 to 78 F
Jul Temp74 to 92 F
Oct Temp60 to 81 F
Annual Precip57.2 inches
StationNEW GULF
Distance17.6 miles
Jan Temp42 to 63 F
Apr Temp58 to 79 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp59 to 83 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches
StationFREEPORT 2 NW
Distance19.3 miles
Jan Temp45 to 63 F
Apr Temp61 to 77 F
Jul Temp77 to 90 F
Oct Temp64 to 80 F
Annual Precip50.6 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

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Angleton19,153$61,433
Bonney303$45,938
Brazoria3,049$51,027
Jones Creek2,506$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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