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Work and Jobs in Columbus, North Carolina (NC) Detailed Stats
Occupations, Industries, Unemployment, Workers, Commute


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Based on the data from 2000 / 2016 when the population of Columbus, North Carolina was 992 / 1,197

Most common industries

Most common industries (%)

Most common industries for males (%)

Most common industries for females (%)

Most common industries

Industry

All

Males

Females

Construction15.8%
(45)
28.8%
(42)
2.2%
(3)
Health care14.0%
(40)
2.1%
(3)
26.6%
(37)
Educational services8.1%
(23)
2.7%
(4)
13.7%
(19)
Textile mills and textile products4.6%
(13)
6.2%
(9)
2.9%
(4)
Professional, scientific, and technical services4.2%
(12)
4.8%
(7)
3.6%
(5)
Accommodation and food services3.9%
(11)
2.7%
(4)
5.0%
(7)
Public administration3.2%
(9)
2.7%
(4)
3.6%
(5)
Arts, entertainment, and recreation2.5%
(7)
2.7%
(4)
2.2%
(3)
Apparel2.1%
(6)
2.7%
(4)
1.4%
(2)
Food and beverage stores2.1%
(6)
2.1%
(3)
2.2%
(3)
Transportation equipment2.1%
(6)
2.1%
(3)
2.2%
(3)
Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores2.1%
(6)
0.0%
(0)
4.3%
(6)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting1.8%
(5)
1.4%
(2)
2.2%
(3)
Computer and electronic products1.8%
(5)
1.4%
(2)
2.2%
(3)
Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations1.8%
(5)
2.1%
(3)
1.4%
(2)
Electrical equipment, appliances, and components1.8%
(5)
2.1%
(3)
1.4%
(2)
Chemicals1.8%
(5)
3.4%
(5)
0.0%
(0)
Nonmetallic mineral products1.8%
(5)
3.4%
(5)
0.0%
(0)
Metal and metal products1.8%
(5)
3.4%
(5)
0.0%
(0)
Real estate and rental and leasing1.8%
(5)
1.4%
(2)
2.2%
(3)
Finance and insurance1.8%
(5)
2.1%
(3)
1.4%
(2)
Utilities1.8%
(5)
1.4%
(2)
2.2%
(3)
Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers1.8%
(5)
3.4%
(5)
0.0%
(0)
Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores1.4%
(4)
1.4%
(2)
1.4%
(2)
U. S. Postal service1.4%
(4)
0.0%
(0)
2.9%
(4)
Motor vehicle and parts dealers1.1%
(3)
2.1%
(3)
0.0%
(0)
Personal and laundry services1.1%
(3)
0.0%
(0)
2.2%
(3)
Machinery1.1%
(3)
2.1%
(3)
0.0%
(0)
Miscellaneous manufacturing1.1%
(3)
2.1%
(3)
0.0%
(0)
Data processing, libraries, and other information services1.1%
(3)
2.1%
(3)
0.0%
(0)
Retail florists1.1%
(3)
0.0%
(0)
2.2%
(3)
Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers0.7%
(2)
0.0%
(0)
1.4%
(2)
Furniture and related product manufacturing0.7%
(2)
1.4%
(2)
0.0%
(0)
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers0.7%
(2)
0.0%
(0)
1.4%
(2)
Administrative and support and waste management services0.7%
(2)
1.4%
(2)
0.0%
(0)
Pharmacies and drug stores0.7%
(2)
0.0%
(0)
1.4%
(2)
Repair and maintenance0.7%
(2)
1.4%
(2)
0.0%
(0)
Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers0.7%
(2)
1.4%
(2)
0.0%
(0)
Management of companies and enterprises0.7%
(2)
0.0%
(0)
1.4%
(2)
Gasoline stations0.7%
(2)
0.0%
(0)
1.4%
(2)
Department and other general merchandise stores0.4%
(1)
0.0%
(0)
0.7%
(1)
Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores0.4%
(1)
0.0%
(0)
0.7%
(1)

Unemployment in Columbus

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.8%Males
  • 8.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 100.0%Males
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 25.8%Males
  • 100.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 14.6%Males
  • 28.7%Females
  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.9%Males
  • 0.8%Females

Time leaving home to go to work

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2016 (%)

12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m.:
Columbus:

1.2% (5)
North Carolina:

3.9% (170,218)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m.:
Columbus:

2.3% (9)
North Carolina:

3.4% (147,747)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.:
Columbus:

3.2% (12)
North Carolina:

4.5% (197,812)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m.:
Columbus:

2.6% (10)
North Carolina:

9.1% (397,260)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.:
Columbus:

8.7% (32)
North Carolina:

10.0% (437,912)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m.:
Columbus:

16.1% (60)
North Carolina:

15.9% (694,114)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.:
Columbus:

24.0% (89)
North Carolina:

13.3% (583,047)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.:
Columbus:

12.7% (47)
North Carolina:

10.8% (473,371)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.:
Columbus:

3.5% (13)
North Carolina:

5.1% (221,161)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.:
Columbus:

4.4% (16)
North Carolina:

6.0% (262,583)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.:
Columbus:

3.8% (14)
North Carolina:

2.5% (110,440)
11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.:
Columbus:

5.4% (20)
North Carolina:

1.3% (56,383)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.:
Columbus:

4.8% (18)
North Carolina:

6.8% (295,778)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.:
Columbus:

6.5% (24)
North Carolina:

7.5% (328,216)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2000 (%)

12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m.:
Columbus:

1.5% (4)
North Carolina:

2.6% (100,622)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m.:
Columbus:

2.6% (7)
North Carolina:

2.4% (92,195)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.:
Columbus:

4.1% (11)
North Carolina:

4.3% (165,079)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m.:
Columbus:

7.8% (21)
North Carolina:

9.2% (352,565)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.:
Columbus:

14.4% (39)
North Carolina:

12.0% (460,363)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m.:
Columbus:

17.0% (46)
North Carolina:

15.8% (606,151)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.:
Columbus:

13.3% (36)
North Carolina:

16.7% (642,254)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.:
Columbus:

8.9% (24)
North Carolina:

10.0% (383,802)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.:
Columbus:

6.7% (18)
North Carolina:

4.4% (169,515)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.:
Columbus:

7.0% (19)
North Carolina:

4.4% (167,594)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.:
Columbus:

3.7% (10)
North Carolina:

1.8% (67,524)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.:
Columbus:

6.3% (17)
North Carolina:

6.1% (234,783)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.:
Columbus:

4.8% (13)
North Carolina:

6.8% (261,553)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2016 (%) - Males

    12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m. - Males:
    Columbus:

    2.0% (5)
    North Carolina:

    4.9% (112,322)
    5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Males:
    Columbus:

    3.8% (9)
    North Carolina:

    5.7% (129,996)
    6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Males:
    Columbus:

    2.9% (6)
    North Carolina:

    11.0% (252,450)
    6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Males:
    Columbus:

    13.1% (29)
    North Carolina:

    10.7% (246,337)
    7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Males:
    Columbus:

    16.3% (37)
    North Carolina:

    15.2% (350,609)
    7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Males:
    Columbus:

    30.8% (69)
    North Carolina:

    11.8% (270,486)
    8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Males:
    Columbus:

    10.4% (23)
    North Carolina:

    10.0% (228,858)
    8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Males:
    Columbus:

    0.8% (2)
    North Carolina:

    4.0% (92,951)
    9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Males:
    Columbus:

    5.4% (12)
    North Carolina:

    5.1% (117,953)
    12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Males:
    Columbus:

    2.8% (6)
    North Carolina:

    6.4% (148,300)
    4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Males:
    Columbus:

    11.1% (25)
    North Carolina:

    7.6% (175,893)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2016 (%) - Females

    5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Females:
    Columbus:

    5.8% (9)
    North Carolina:

    2.2% (45,305)
    5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Females:
    Columbus:

    2.2% (3)
    North Carolina:

    3.3% (67,816)
    6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Females:
    Columbus:

    2.2% (3)
    North Carolina:

    7.0% (144,810)
    6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Females:
    Columbus:

    2.1% (3)
    North Carolina:

    9.2% (191,575)
    7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Females:
    Columbus:

    15.5% (23)
    North Carolina:

    16.5% (343,505)
    7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Females:
    Columbus:

    14.1% (21)
    North Carolina:

    15.1% (312,561)
    8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Females:
    Columbus:

    16.2% (24)
    North Carolina:

    11.8% (244,513)
    8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Females:
    Columbus:

    7.8% (11)
    North Carolina:

    6.2% (128,210)
    9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Females:
    Columbus:

    3.0% (4)
    North Carolina:

    7.0% (144,630)
    10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. - Females:
    Columbus:

    9.7% (14)
    North Carolina:

    3.0% (63,000)
    11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. - Females:
    Columbus:

    14.2% (21)
    North Carolina:

    1.6% (32,770)
    12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Females:
    Columbus:

    7.7% (11)
    North Carolina:

    7.1% (147,478)

Travel time to work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 60.5%
Number of people working at home: 20 (5.3% of all workers)

Travel time to work (in minutes) by means of transportation (%)

Less than 30 minutes - other means:
Columbus:

75.1% (199)
North Carolina:

69.8% (2,581,739)
30 to 44 minutes - other means:
Columbus:

15.1% (40)
North Carolina:

18.4% (681,651)
45 to 59 minutes - other means:
Columbus:

4.5% (12)
North Carolina:

6.2% (230,033)
60 or more minutes - other means:
Columbus:

5.3% (14)
North Carolina:

5.6% (206,596)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016 (%)

Working at home in 2016 - Columbus

Working at home in 2016 - North Carolina

Less than 5 minutes:
Columbus:

1.7% (31)
North Carolina:

2.6% (112,684)
5 to 9 minutes:
Columbus:

5.4% (98)
North Carolina:

9.4% (412,771)
10 to 14 minutes:
Columbus:

34.5% (628)
North Carolina:

14.6% (639,072)
15 to 19 minutes:
Columbus:

17.8% (324)
North Carolina:

17.1% (747,774)
20 to 24 minutes:
Columbus:

13.1% (239)
North Carolina:

15.7% (687,971)
25 to 29 minutes:
Columbus:

1.5% (27)
North Carolina:

7.1% (311,793)
30 to 34 minutes:
Columbus:

18.1% (329)
North Carolina:

13.9% (606,452)
35 to 39 minutes:
Columbus:

1.9% (35)
North Carolina:

3.2% (141,216)
45 to 59 minutes:
Columbus:

3.5% (64)
North Carolina:

7.2% (314,671)
90 or more minutes:
Columbus:

1.3% (24)
North Carolina:

1.7% (75,742)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2000 (%)

Working at home in 2000 - Columbus

Working at home in 2000 - North Carolina

Less than 5 minutes:
Columbus:

3.7% (10)
North Carolina:

2.9% (112,337)
5 to 9 minutes:
Columbus:

17.4% (47)
North Carolina:

10.2% (391,604)
10 to 14 minutes:
Columbus:

17.8% (48)
North Carolina:

15.7% (604,412)
15 to 19 minutes:
Columbus:

20.0% (54)
North Carolina:

17.5% (670,644)
20 to 24 minutes:
Columbus:

9.3% (25)
North Carolina:

15.5% (592,941)
25 to 29 minutes:
Columbus:

5.6% (15)
North Carolina:

5.9% (225,523)
30 to 34 minutes:
Columbus:

4.8% (13)
North Carolina:

12.9% (496,268)
35 to 39 minutes:
Columbus:

7.8% (21)
North Carolina:

2.4% (92,870)
40 to 44 minutes:
Columbus:

2.2% (6)
North Carolina:

2.6% (100,049)
45 to 59 minutes:
Columbus:

4.4% (12)
North Carolina:

6.1% (233,614)
60 to 89 minutes:
Columbus:

5.2% (14)
North Carolina:

3.4% (129,556)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016 (%) - Males

    Less than 5 minutes - Males:
    Columbus:

    1.0% (8)
    North Carolina:

    2.8% (64,256)
    5 to 9 minutes - Males:
    Columbus:

    3.7% (29)
    North Carolina:

    9.1% (207,747)
    10 to 14 minutes - Males:
    Columbus:

    23.1% (183)
    North Carolina:

    13.8% (316,188)
    15 to 19 minutes - Males:
    Columbus:

    20.6% (164)
    North Carolina:

    16.1% (369,919)
    20 to 24 minutes - Males:
    Columbus:

    17.2% (137)
    North Carolina:

    15.4% (353,838)
    25 to 29 minutes - Males:
    Columbus:

    1.6% (13)
    North Carolina:

    6.8% (154,898)
    30 to 34 minutes - Males:
    Columbus:

    23.9% (190)
    North Carolina:

    14.3% (327,741)
    35 to 39 minutes - Males:
    Columbus:

    2.5% (20)
    North Carolina:

    3.6% (82,073)
    45 to 59 minutes - Males:
    Columbus:

    2.9% (23)
    North Carolina:

    7.8% (177,778)
    90 or more minutes - Males:
    Columbus:

    3.0% (24)
    North Carolina:

    2.3% (51,751)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016 (%) - Females

    Less than 5 minutes - Females:
    Columbus:

    2.2% (23)
    North Carolina:

    2.3% (48,428)
    5 to 9 minutes - Females:
    Columbus:

    6.6% (67)
    North Carolina:

    9.9% (205,024)
    10 to 14 minutes - Females:
    Columbus:

    43.3% (444)
    North Carolina:

    15.5% (322,884)
    15 to 19 minutes - Females:
    Columbus:

    15.6% (160)
    North Carolina:

    18.2% (377,855)
    20 to 24 minutes - Females:
    Columbus:

    10.0% (103)
    North Carolina:

    16.1% (334,133)
    25 to 29 minutes - Females:
    Columbus:

    1.4% (14)
    North Carolina:

    7.5% (156,895)
    30 to 34 minutes - Females:
    Columbus:

    13.5% (139)
    North Carolina:

    13.4% (278,711)
    35 to 39 minutes - Females:
    Columbus:

    1.5% (15)
    North Carolina:

    2.8% (59,143)
    45 to 59 minutes - Females:
    Columbus:

    4.0% (41)
    North Carolina:

    6.6% (136,893)

Means of transportation to work

Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Columbus

Means of transportation to work in 2016 - North Carolina

Drove car alone:
Columbus:

91.1% (1,688)
North Carolina:

81.4% (3,764,302)
Carpooled:
Columbus:

7.4% (138)
North Carolina:

9.2% (424,602)
Walked:
Columbus:

0.1% (1)
North Carolina:

1.7% (79,246)

Means of transportation to work in 2000 - Columbus

Means of transportation to work in 2000 - North Carolina

Drove car alone:
Columbus:

76.3% (206)
North Carolina:

79.4% (3,046,666)
Carpooled:
Columbus:

16.7% (45)
North Carolina:

14.0% (538,264)
Walked:
Columbus:

1.9% (5)
North Carolina:

1.9% (74,147)
Other means:
Columbus:

3.3% (9)
North Carolina:

0.8% (30,492)

Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Columbus (Males)

Means of transportation to work in 2016 - North Carolina (Males)

    Drove car alone - Males:
    Columbus:

    88.6% (716)
    North Carolina:

    80.2% (1,940,072)
    Carpooled - Males:
    Columbus:

    9.9% (80)
    North Carolina:

    9.9% (240,324)

Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Columbus (Females)

Means of transportation to work in 2016Travel time to work - North Carolina (Females)

    Drove car alone - Females:
    Columbus:

    93.0% (972)
    North Carolina:

    82.7% (1,824,230)
    Carpooled - Females:
    Columbus:

    5.6% (58)
    North Carolina:

    8.4% (184,278)
    Walked - Females:
    Columbus:

    0.1% (1)
    North Carolina:

    1.4% (29,836)

Private vehicle occupancy

Private vehicle occupancy in 2016 (%)

Drove alone:
Columbus:

83.6% (307)
North Carolina:

89.9% (3,763,121)
In 2 person carpool:
Columbus:

6.0% (22)
North Carolina:

7.6% (319,940)
In 3 person carpool:
Columbus:

6.2% (23)
North Carolina:

1.5% (60,716)
In 4 person carpool:
Columbus:

4.1% (15)
North Carolina:

0.5% (21,823)

Private vehicle occupancy in 2000 (%)

Drove alone:
Columbus:

82.1% (206)
North Carolina:

85.0% (3,046,666)
In 2 person carpool:
Columbus:

13.9% (35)
North Carolina:

11.2% (400,358)
In 3 person carpool:
Columbus:

2.0% (5)
North Carolina:

2.3% (81,334)
In 5-6 person carpool:
Columbus:

0.8% (2)
North Carolina:

0.5% (16,868)
In 7+ person carpool:
Columbus:

1.2% (3)
North Carolina:

0.3% (9,552)

Class of Workers

Class of Workers (%)

Employee of private company:
Columbus:

69.5% (198)
North Carolina:

70.1% (2,681,729)
Self-employed in own incorporated business:
Columbus:

2.8% (8)
North Carolina:

3.2% (122,691)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers:
Columbus:

4.9% (14)
North Carolina:

5.5% (208,520)
Local government workers:
Columbus:

6.3% (18)
North Carolina:

5.6% (213,936)
State government workers:
Columbus:

4.9% (14)
North Carolina:

6.8% (261,070)
Federal government workers:
Columbus:

3.2% (9)
North Carolina:

2.1% (81,224)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business:
Columbus:

6.3% (18)
North Carolina:

6.4% (245,017)
Unpaid family workers:
Columbus:

2.1% (6)
North Carolina:

0.3% (10,554)

Class of Workers (%) - Males

Employee of private company - Males:
Columbus:

74.7% (109)
North Carolina:

72.8% (1,474,251)
Self-employed in own incorporated business - Males:
Columbus:

4.1% (6)
North Carolina:

4.4% (89,296)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers - Males:
Columbus:

4.1% (6)
North Carolina:

3.4% (69,677)
Local government workers - Males:
Columbus:

4.1% (6)
North Carolina:

4.2% (85,279)
State government workers - Males:
Columbus:

2.7% (4)
North Carolina:

4.7% (95,509)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business - Males:
Columbus:

8.9% (13)
North Carolina:

7.9% (160,482)
Unpaid family workers - Males:
Columbus:

1.4% (2)
North Carolina:

0.3% (5,072)

Class of Workers (%) - Females

Employee of private company - Females:
Columbus:

64.0% (89)
North Carolina:

67.1% (1,207,478)
Self-employed in own incorporated business - Females:
Columbus:

1.4% (2)
North Carolina:

1.9% (33,395)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers - Females:
Columbus:

5.8% (8)
North Carolina:

7.7% (138,843)
Local government workers - Females:
Columbus:

8.6% (12)
North Carolina:

7.1% (128,657)
State government workers - Females:
Columbus:

7.2% (10)
North Carolina:

9.2% (165,561)
Federal government workers - Females:
Columbus:

6.5% (9)
North Carolina:

2.0% (36,612)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business - Females:
Columbus:

3.6% (5)
North Carolina:

4.7% (84,535)
Unpaid family workers - Females:
Columbus:

2.9% (4)
North Carolina:

0.3% (5,482)
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