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Population in 2012: 986 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.6%
 

Males: 522  (53.0%)
Females: 464  (47.0%)

Median resident age:  44.5 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28722.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,152 (it was $25,469 in 2000)
Columbus:

$38,152
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,369

Columbus town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $119,025 (it was $94,400 in 2000)
Columbus:

$119,025
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $180,675; Detached houses: $190,302; Townhouses or other attached units: $198,497; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $111,847; Mobile homes: $48,754

Median gross rent in 2012: $665.

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  • White alone - 1,107 (73.0%)
  • Hispanic - 314 (20.7%)
  • Black alone - 46 (3.0%)
  • Asian alone - 25 (1.6%)
  • Two or more races - 19 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Columbus: 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: United States (20.3%), Irish (11.7%), English (10.8%), German (6.8%), Scottish (2.1%), Scotch-Irish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1109 feet

Land area: 1.77 square miles.

Population density: 556 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Columbus:

  • High school or higher: 78.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 21.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbus town:

  • Never married: 30.6%
  • Now married: 46.3%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 12.3%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

215 residents are foreign born (1.5% Europe).

This town:  14.2%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Columbus, North Carolina as of July 31, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Columbus to the number of sex offenders is 197 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,090 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,185 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, SC (30.0 miles , pop. 56,002).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (77.6 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (506.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Tryon, NC (1.9 miles ), Landrum, SC (2.3 miles ), Saluda, NC (2.9 miles ), Campobello, SC (3.1 miles ), Dana, NC (3.3 miles ), Highland, SC (3.4 miles) , Fingerville, SC (3.4 miles) , East Flat Rock, NC (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 35.25 N, Longitude: 82.20 W

Area code: 828

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Crime rates in Columbus by Year
Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 101110
per 100,000 100.70.0102.894.798.80.0
Robberies 023010
per 100,000 0.0204.7308.30.098.80.0
Assaults 154232
per 100,000 100.7511.8411.1189.4296.4200.8
Burglaries 6614573
per 100,000 604.2614.11438.8473.5691.7301.2
Thefts 475542452612
per 100,000 4733.15629.54316.54261.42569.21204.8
Auto thefts 302130
per 100,000 302.10.0205.594.7296.40.0
Arson 000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.094.70.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 277.6) 371.1449.6569.1338.1356.9113.9

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Crime rate in Columbus detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 7 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.03
North Carolina average:

2.37
Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.5%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +160 (+19.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (31%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Finance and insurance (21%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction laborers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Columbus-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 28% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.4 miles away from the Columbus town center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 38.2 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Columbus-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 96.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2005 at 03:09:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, Depth: 5.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 55.0 miles away from Columbus center
On 12/7/2007 at 11:07:03, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 2.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/4/2007 at 10:04:46, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 5.8 mi) earthquake occurred 17.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1998 at 02:31:01, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.5 miles away from Columbus center
On 6/16/2006 at 00:57:27, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 60.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers in Columbus:

  • HOSPICE OF THE CAROLINA FOOTHILLS, INC (Hospital, 130 FOREST GLEN DRIVE)
  • ST LUKES HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 101 HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • WILLOWBROOKE COURT SC CTR AT TRYON ESTATES (Nursing Home, 619 LAUREL LAKE DR)

Political contributions by individuals in Columbus, NC

Heliports located in Columbus:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Columbus:

  • University of South Carolina-Upstate (about 23 miles; Spartanburg, SC; Full-time enrollment: 4,162)
  • Spartanburg Community College (about 23 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,076)
  • Furman University (about 26 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,673)
  • Bob Jones University (about 30 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 3,701)
  • Gardner-Webb University (about 30 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; FT enrollment: 2,457)
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 30 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,312)
  • Greenville Technical College (about 31 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 6,910)

Public high school in Columbus:

Public elementary/middle school in Columbus:

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Library in Columbus:

  • POLK COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $660,686; Location: 1289 WEST MILLS STREET; 55,761 books; 24,419 e-books; 2,687 audio materials; 4,179 video materials; 56 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 244 print serial subscriptions)

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Cemetery: Polk Memorial Gardens (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Days Inn (626 West Mills Street), Days Inn Columbus Tryon (626 West Mills Street Exit 67), Columbus-Days Inn (501 W-Mills Street).

Courts: Polk County - Court House Maintenance (105 Gibson Street), Polk County - Clerk of Superior Court (Court House).

 
Polk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.7. This is about average.
City:

34.7
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.2. This is about average. There were 71 monitors within city limits.
City:

28.2
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 13.8. This is significantly better than average. There were 56 monitors within city limits.
City:

13.8
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.6. This is about average. There were 47 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.6
U.S.:

9.6
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 1.84. This is significantly better than average. There were 33 monitors within city limits.
City:

1.84
U.S.:

2.88
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00022. This is significantly better than average. There were 67 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.00022
U.S.:

0.06353

Drinking water stations with addresses in Columbus and their reported violations in the past:

COLUMBUS TOWN OF (Population served: 2038, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-07-2004), St Public Notif requested (OCT-07-2004)
  • 7 regular monitoring violations
HICKORY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-03-1999), St Public Notif requested (SEP-03-1999), St Compliance achieved (FEB-29-2000)
MILL SPRING BAP CHURCH (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
GREEN RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAY-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-28-1999), St Public Notif requested (JUN-28-1999), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-1999)
MIDWAY BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-22-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
PACOLET HILLS BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-04-2000), St Public Notif requested (FEB-04-2000), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2000)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.5%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 27.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 28.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  55.4%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.0%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Columbus, NC

14 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
5 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Columbus in 2000:

  • 63 people in nursing homes
  • 54 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 13 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Columbus compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age below state average.


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Banks with branches in Columbus (2011 data):

  • Macon Bank, Inc.: Columbus Branch at 160 W Mills St, branch established on 2007/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/10: Bank assets: $874.5 mil, Deposits: $751.0 mil, headquarters in Franklin, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Macon Bancorp
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Tryon Estates Branch at 617 Laurel Lake Drive, branch established on 1996/12/09. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Mountain 1st Bank & Trust Company: Polk County Branch at 80 Walker Street, branch established on 2005/01/26. Info updated 2010/07/12: Bank assets: $700.0 mil, Deposits: $672.7 mil, headquarters in Hendersonville, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: 1st Financial Services Corporation
  • HomeTrust Bank: Columbus Office Branch at 685 West Mills Street, branch established on 2007/06/22. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,578.5 mil, Deposits: $1,249.7 mil, headquarters in Clyde, NC, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 20 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Columbus Branch at 170 East Mills Street, branch established on 1954/05/18. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Columbus travel time to work - commute


Columbus mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (73%)
  • Utility gas (19%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

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Religion statistics for Columbus town (based on Polk County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.12%
Here63.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal Church
Adherents59.7%10.5%6.9%5.5%5.3%
Congregations50.0%2.0%14.0%6.0%6.0%
NameUnited Church of ChristSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchChurch of the BrethrenLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents5.0%2.2%1.2%1.1%2.6%
Congregations2.0%2.0%2.0%2.0%14.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Polk County:

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Polk County:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Here:

11.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.0%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

23.7%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.7%
State:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$7,225$43,3500$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$1,530
Police Protection - Officers 3$10,322$41,2880$0
Solid Waste Management 2$6,273$37,6380$0
Water Supply 3$9,410$37,6400$0
Totals for Government 10$33,230$39,8765$1,530

Columbus government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $162,000 ($164.30)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $386,000 ($391.48)
    Liquor Stores: $340,000 ($344.83)
    Police Protection: $204,000 ($206.90)
    Central Staff Services: $193,000 ($195.74)
    Water Utilities: $165,000 ($167.34)
    Regular Highways: $156,000 ($158.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $143,000 ($145.03)
    Fire Protection: $31,000 ($31.44)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($9.13)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($10.14)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $398,000 ($403.65)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

Columbus government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $424,000 ($430.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $132,000 ($133.87)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $33,000 ($33.47)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $120,000 ($121.70)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $25,000 ($25.35)
    Interest Earnings: $15,000 ($15.21)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $418,000 ($423.94)
    Water Utilities: $182,000 ($184.58)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $40,000 ($40.57)
    General Support: $30,000 ($30.43)
    All Other: $1,000 ($1.01)
  • Tax - Property: $223,000 ($226.17)
    Other Selective Sales: $21,000 ($21.30)
    NEC: $10,000 ($10.14)

Columbus government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,000 ($1.01)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $259,000 ($262.68)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $243,000 ($246.45)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $16,000 ($16.23)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($1.01)

Columbus government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $369,000 ($374.24)

7.82% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($53,154 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.82%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Henderson County, NC  1.17% ($33,695 average AGI)
from Spartanburg County, SC  0.90% ($42,857)
from Rutherford County, NC  0.57% ($34,750)


6.64% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,563 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.64%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Spartanburg County, SC  0.99% ($48,191 average AGI)
to Henderson County, NC  0.96% ($37,152)
to Rutherford County, NC  0.70% ($27,354)

Strongest AM radio stations in Columbus:

  • WJFJ (1160 AM; 10 kW; TRYON, NC; Owner: COLUMBUS BROADCAST CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WTZQ (1600 AM; 5 kW; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: HOUSTON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WWRN (1350 AM; 10 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLACK MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WSPA (910 AM; 4 kW; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WORD (950 AM; 5 kW; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Columbus:

  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WMUU-FM (94.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WMUU, INC.)
  • WEPR (90.1 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLFJ-FM (89.3 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQNQ (104.3 FM; OLD FORT, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBZT-FM (96.7 FM; MAULDIN, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WOLT (103.3 FM; GREER, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WROQ (101.1 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: OBC BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Columbus:

  • WSPA-TV (Channel 7; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W24BA (Channel 24; TRYON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W05AC (Channel 5; TRYON, ETC., NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WYFF (Channel 4; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WSQY-LP (Channel 66; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WRET-TV (Channel 49; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WBSC-TV (Channel 40; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: ANDERSON (WFBC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • W27AX (Channel 27; LAKE LURE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W31AZ (Channel 31; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)

Columbus fatal accident list:

Oct 31, 2011 10:45 AM, Nc-9, Sr-1542, Lat: 35.20163333, Lon: -82.05199722, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 8, 2011 07:57 AM, Sr-1138, Sr-1140, Lat: 35.31109444, Lon: -82.19523333, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 10, 1994 11:20 AM, Mills St, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 5, 1992 01:39 AM, Powell Blv, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 18, 1989 11:15 PM, 26, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Aug 17, 1982 04:12 PM, 108-Wlkrst, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Columbus)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

44 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Columbus, NC)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

50 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Columbus)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 12780 , Serial Number: 17262253, Year manufactured: 1973
    Registrant (Corporation): Orrs Aero Mechanix Inc, Po Box 144, Columbus, NC 28722
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 32036 , Serial Number: 28R-7535016, Year manufactured: 1974
    Registrant (Corporation): Orrco Corporation, Po Box 144, Columbus, NC 28722
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-151 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 80 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 41413 , Serial Number: 28-7415207, Year manufactured: 1974
    Registrant (Corporation): Orrco Corporation, Po Box 144, Columbus, NC 28722
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-108 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5760Z , Serial Number: 22-9602, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 03/21/1963
    Registrant (Individual): Henry K Gilbert, Rt 2 Box 2710, Columbus, NC 28722
  • Aircraft: FAIRCHILD 24R-46 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 102 mph), Engine: FAIRCHILD 6-440 SERIES (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 81236 , Serial Number: R46137, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 11/17/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Chester W Phillips, 615 Laurel Lake Dr # 313, Columbus, NC 28722


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 36
  • Hazardous Condition: 52
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 7

Incident types - Columbus


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Columbus, NC

Most common first names in Columbus, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7480.6 years
Robert6879.0 years
William6276.3 years
Mary5082.4 years
James4671.9 years
Ruth2683.1 years
Charles2676.4 years
Dorothy2484.4 years
Thomas1974.7 years
Joseph1879.6 years
Most common last names in Columbus, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones2076.7 years
Walker1975.5 years
Johnson1780.7 years
Edwards1580.9 years
Brown1286.8 years
Wilson1281.2 years
Gosnell1271.7 years
Smith1175.8 years
Foster1179.5 years
Miller1080.0 years
Businesses in Columbus, NC
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Subway1
CVS1Taco Bell1
Days Inn1U-Haul1
FedEx1U.S. Cellular1
H&R Block1UPS1
KFC1Wendy's1
McDonald's1
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Michelis Hardegree (5)
  • Geoff Brace (2)
  • Mark V. Weaver (2)
  • Franklin Sadler Love, Iii (1)
  • Joseph Greenway (1)
  • Theodore Craig Hilton (1)
  • Franklin Sadler Love (1)
  • Chris Gregory Cox (1)

Total of 14 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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