West Columbia

Population: 15,947Median home value: $131,200 64 Ranks better than 55% of areas
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A+ West Columbia Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C West Columbia Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% higher than South Carolina
West Columbia
982% less expensive than the US average
South Carolina
973% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
West Columbia cost of living
F West Columbia Crime Total crime is 112% higher than South Carolina
Total crime
7,847186% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 13186% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
105%Year over year crime is up
West Columbia crime
D- West Columbia Employment Household income is 17% lower than South Carolina
Median household income
$38,96430% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$26,38112% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%11% higher than the US average
West Columbia employment
F West Columbia Housing Home value is 9% lower than South Carolina
Median home value
$131,20029% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$8698% lower than the US average
Home ownership
51%20% lower than the US average
West Columbia real estate or West Columbia rentals
C- West Columbia Schools HS graduation rate is 2% lower than South Carolina
High school grad. rates
80%4% lower than the US average
School test scores
50%1% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:16% lower than the US average
West Columbia K-12 schools or West Columbia colleges

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Not A Lot Of Good Things To Say About West Columbia, South Carolina

Sadly, West Columbus, South Carolina is one of those places you really want to like, but you can't. One would think that living in South Carolina itself would be a pleasant experience. However, after living in West Columbia for 4 years I cannot recommend this place to anyone. There is practically no housing available, the job market is a joke, and the schools are almost as big a joke as the job market. The people who live here don't seem to care about their homes, their yards, or anything else. South Carolina should be representative of the South but sadly, it is not.

If you do find yourself in West Columbia there are a few things you can do to pass the time pleasantly. Visit the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. Check out the Confederate Relic Room and Museum. The EdVenture Children's Museum is a fun place. And a popular local attraction is the Tunnelvision mural. Other than that, I am sorry to say there just isn't anything else to recommend this place.
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Source: The West Columbia, SC data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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