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West Columbia, Texas

West Columbia is a city located in Brazoria County, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 4,255. The first Congress of the Republic of Texas was convened there in October 1836 (it was then named simply Columbia).


\nWest Columbia is located at 29°8'29" North, 95°38'49" West (29.141513, -95.647016)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.6 km² (2.6 mi²). 6.6 km² (2.6 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 4,255 people, 1,607 households, and 1,099 families residing in the city. The population density is 641.7/km² (1,661.9/mi²). There are 1,755 housing units at an average density of 264.7/km² (685.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 70.15% White, 19.51% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 7.83% from other races, and 1.72% from two or more races. 18.05% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 1,607 households out of which 35.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% are married couples living together, 14.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% are non-families. 27.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.60 and the average family size is 3.19. In the city the population is spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.0 males. The median income for a household in the city is $31,115, and the median income for a family is $38,090. Males have a median income of $37,981 versus $19,775 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,647. 20.0% of the population and 14.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 24.5% are under the age of 18 and 14.3% are 65 or older.