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Encyclopedia > West Columbia, South Carolina

West Columbia is a city located in Lexington County, South Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 13,064.


Columbia Metropolitan Airport, which serves Columbia, is located in this city.


Geography

Location of West Columbia, South Carolina

West Columbia is located at 33°59'20" North, 81°4'47" West (33.988803, -81.079765)1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.3 km˛ (6.3 mi˛). 15.7 km˛ (6.1 mi˛) of it is land and 0.5 km˛ (0.2 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 3.18% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 13,064 people, 5,968 households, and 3,300 families residing in the city. The population density is 831.0/km˛ (2,150.6/mi˛). There are 6,436 housing units at an average density of 409.4/km˛ (1,059.5/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city is 74.54% White, 19.81% African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.71% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.04% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. 4.66% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 5,968 households out of which 22.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.5% are married couples living together, 14.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 44.7% are non-families. 36.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.13 and the average family size is 2.76.


In the city the population is spread out with 18.8% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $30,999, and the median income for a family is $40,253. Males have a median income of $30,033 versus $24,637 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,135. 16.8% of the population and 12.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 24.5% of those under the age of 18 and 11.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=33.988803&longitude=-81.079765&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=33.988803&lon=-81.079765&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-81.079765&lat=33.988803&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
 
South Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1899 words)
South Carolina is a state in the Southern region of the United States.
The Province of South Carolina was one of the 13 colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution.
South Carolina is bounded to the north by North Carolina, to the south and west by Georgia, located across the Savannah River, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean.
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