West Columbia is a city in Lexington County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 14,988 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Columbia, South Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area.
|West Columbia, South Carolina|
|Motto: "Bridging Past, Present, And Future"|
Location in Lexington County, South Carolina
West Columbia was incorporated in 1894 as Brookland, but the United States Postal Service called the town "New Brookland" since there was another town called Brookland. In 1936, the name was changed to West Columbia to emphasize its proximity to Columbia, South Carolina. Numerous businesses, churches and a high school retain the Brookland and New Brookland names.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.3 square miles (16.3 km²), of which 6.1 square miles (15.7 km²) is land and 0.2 square mile (0.5 km²) (3.18%) is water.
Lexington County School Districts One and Two serve West Columbia. White Knoll High School serves some of the city's residents who live in District One, and there are two high schools in District Two, Brookland-Cayce High School and Airport High School.