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West Columbia
Lexington County, South Carolina

ZipCodes
29169, 29170, 29172

Motto
Bridging Past, Present and Future



Page Contents for West Columbia, South Carolina

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The South Carolina state capital is Columbia.
The population of West Columbia is approximately 13,064 2000, 14988 2010.
The approximate number of families is 6,133 2000, 6645 2010.
The amount of land area in West Columbia is 12.588 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in West Columbia is 6.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.518 sq kilometers.
The distance from West Columbia to Washington DC is 413 miles.
The distance to the South Carolina state capital is 11 miles. (as the crow flies)
West Columbia is positioned 33.99 degrees north of the equator and 81.08 degrees west of the prime meridian.
West Columbia median income is $ 30,999 2000.
The West Columbia median home price is $ 81,600 2000.
West Columbia average annual precipitation is 49.9 inches peryear.
West Columbia average annual snowfall is 1.8 inches per year.
West Columbia average temperature is 67 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 52 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 75 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 45.9 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 64.7 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 82.8 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 65 degrees F.

Location

On the Congaree and Saluda Rivers near Columbia in central South Carolina, right across the River from the state capital, Columbia. Nearby communities include Cayce, Springdale, St. Andrews, Oak Grove, Pine Ridge, Seven Oaks and South Congaree.
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Climate


mild. In mid-winter there are a few freezing days, but mostly in the mid 50's. Summers may rise up to 100 degrees, but the temperature usually hovers about 90.
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History & History Related Items

West Columbia was first called Brookland when it was chartered in 1894. It was named Brookland because of the many brooks running through the area. When the post office was opened, the name was amended to New Brookland because there was already a Brookland in South Carolina. It wasn't until 1936 that the name of West Columbia was adopted.

Here is a history page for West Columbia.
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Attractions

West Metro Parade of Lights
held every year in December
Sponsored by the city of Cayce, the city of West Columbia and the Town of Springdale.

In nearby Columbia, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
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West Columbia City Government

City of West Columbia
1053 Center Street
West Columbia, South Carolina

West Columbia has a council-manager form of government. There are nine councilpersons including the mayor. Terms of office are staggered. The council appoints the city manager.

West Columbia Chamber

West Metro Chamber of Commerce
representing Cayce, Gaston, Pine Ridge, South Congaree, Springdale, Swansea & West Columbia
1006 12th Street
Cayce, SC 29033
Phone: 803-794-6504
Fax: 803-794-6505
Toll-free: 1-866-720-5400


Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce
930 Richland Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-733-1110
Fax: 803-733-1149

West Columbia Organizations

West Metro Chamber of Commerce
representing Cayce, Gaston, Pine Ridge, South Congaree, Springdale, Swansea & West Columbia
1006 12th Street
Cayce, SC 29033
Phone: 803-794-6504
Fax: 803-794-6505
Toll-free: 1-866-720-5400


Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce
930 Richland Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-733-1110
Fax: 803-733-1149 West Columbia

Miscellany

The population of West Columbia was:
1990 - 10,588
2000 - 13,064

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