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Welcome to West Columbia ...

The city of West Columbia is located in Lexington County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for West Columbia: W. Columbia

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, West Columbia has a population of 18,007 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of West Columbia.

West Columbia is 250 feet [76 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: West Columbia lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for West Columbia: (803)

The ZIP code for West Columbia: 29169<4>

Websites for West Columbia ...

Official Website: www.cityofwestcolumbiasc.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West Columbia had an population of 18,007 people. This is an increase of 20.14% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 37.84% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Columbia had a population of 14,988 people (which is 5.71% of the total population of Lexington County). This makes West Columbia the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of West Columbia represents 0.32% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 25th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,988 people, the population of West Columbia increased 14.73% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 13,064 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for West Columbia.

Communities Also Named West Columbia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named West Columbia - they are located in Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for West Columbia.

Communities near West Columbia ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near West Columbia.

  • Lexington [Lexington County]
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    • Lexington [Lexington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of West Columbia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,716 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<6>
  • Irmo [Lexington County]
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    • Irmo [Lexington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of West Columbia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,734 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irmo<6>
  • Blythewood [Richland County]
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    • Blythewood [Richland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of West Columbia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,531 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blythewood<6>
  • South Congaree [Lexington County]
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    • South Congaree [Lexington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of West Columbia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,485 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Congaree have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Gaston [Lexington County]
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      • Gaston [Lexington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of West Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,712 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaston<6>
    • Chapin [Lexington County]
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      • Chapin [Lexington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of West Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,664 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chapin<6>
    • Swansea [Lexington County]
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      • Swansea [Lexington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of West Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 986 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swansea<6>
    • Arcadia Lakes [Richland County]
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      • Arcadia Lakes [Richland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of West Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 874 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcadia Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pelion [Lexington County]
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      • Pelion [Lexington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of West Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 711 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelion<6>
    • Gilbert [Lexington County]
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      • Gilbert [Lexington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of West Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 657 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around West Columbia. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West Columbia.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of West Columbia. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around West Columbia.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Columbia. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for West Columbia.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Columbia ...

Looking for more information about West Columbia? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for West Columbia, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for West Columbia.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lexington County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for West Columbia: www.cityofwestcolumbiasc.org/

The official website for Lexington County: www.lex-co.com/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Lexington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Columbia.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Columbia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as West Columbia). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether West Columbia or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West Columbia) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Columbia. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West ColumbiaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Columbia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9916, Longitude: -81.0740    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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