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West Columbia is a city in Brazoria County, in the Houston-Baytown metro area.

The latitude of West Columbia is 29.143N. The longitude is -95.645W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 36 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,284.


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Median household income
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$31,115
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our West Columbia demographic reports
West Columbia is at the mouth of the Brazos River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 9. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.1 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historical Park, Columbia Historical Museum

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10% of West Columbia residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Columbia ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Columbia was $15,647, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of West Columbia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in West Columbia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $324.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $739.


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Libraries in West Columbia include West Columbia Branch Library ... View libraries

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Brazoria County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our West Columbia political report.

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The average commute time for West Columbia workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in West Columbia include Best Western Brazos Inn, Columbia Lakes Resort Conference Center.

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