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West Columbia, Texas

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Welcome to West Columbia ...

The city of West Columbia is located in Brazoria County.

A typical abbreviation for West Columbia: W. Columbia

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, West Columbia has a population of 3,883 people<1> (see below for details).

West Columbia was originally named Columbia.

The community of West Columbia is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: West Columbia lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for West Columbia: (979)

The ZIP code for West Columbia: 77486<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Columbia had a population of 3,905 people. This makes West Columbia the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of West Columbia represents 0.02% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 388th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,905 people, the population of West Columbia decreased 8.23% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,255 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, West Columbia had an population of 3,883 people. This is a decrease of 0.56% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.74% since the 2000 Census).

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, South Carolina and West Virginia.

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around West Columbia. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Columbia.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near West Columbia ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Lake Jackson   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of West Columbia

Angleton   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of West Columbia

Clute   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of West Columbia

Richwood   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of West Columbia

Sweeny   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of West Columbia

Brazoria   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of West Columbia

Jones Creek   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of West Columbia

Danbury   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of West Columbia

Holiday Lakes   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of West Columbia

Bailey's Prairie   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of West Columbia

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for West Columbia.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Texas

About Brazoria County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West Columbia. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Brazoria County:

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Columbia.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Columbia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Columbia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Columbia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.1437, Longitude: -95.6443     [Map].






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