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Columbus County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2019: 57,287 (19% urban, 81% rural); it was 54,749 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 8,247
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,738
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 16,275
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,504 (it was 5,033 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

33%

Land area: 937 sq. mi.

Water area: 16.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 61 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Columbus County: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (24.8%), Retail trade (11.3%), Manufacturing (11.0%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Columbus County, NC (2019)
    • 33,65458.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 17,19330.1%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,1695.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,9253.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 8591.5%Two or more races
    • 2410.4%Asian alone
    • 800.1%Some other race alone
    • 70.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

42.3 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years
Males: 28,401  (49.6%)
Females: 28,886  (50.4%)
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Average household size:
Columbus County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $39,515 ($26,805 in 1999)
This county:

$39,515
North Carolina:

$57,341

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $463 (lower quartile is $342, upper quartile is $586)
This county:

$463
State:

$755


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $99,568 (it was $64,100 in 2000)
Columbus:

$99,568
North Carolina:

$193,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $57,161 - $177,918
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,094
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $379

Institutionalized population: 2,846

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 6
  • Rapes: 9
  • Robberies: 33
  • Assaults: 202
  • Burglaries: 685
  • Thefts: 792
  • Auto thefts: 141

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 4
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 23
  • Assaults: 237
  • Burglaries: 780
  • Thefts: 795
  • Auto thefts: 141
Columbus County, NC map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 76 buildings, average cost: $83,700
  • 1998: 82 buildings, average cost: $91,800
  • 1999: 97 buildings, average cost: $92,000
  • 2000: 93 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 2001: 87 buildings, average cost: $93,600
  • 2002: 92 buildings, average cost: $90,700
  • 2003: 106 buildings, average cost: $108,000
  • 2004: 98 buildings, average cost: $97,100
  • 2005: 91 buildings, average cost: $96,300
  • 2006: 94 buildings, average cost: $93,100
  • 2007: 78 buildings, average cost: $99,600
  • 2008: 59 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2009: 30 buildings, average cost: $127,700
  • 2010: 28 buildings, average cost: $121,900
  • 2011: 30 buildings, average cost: $102,700
  • 2012: 74 buildings, average cost: $91,400
  • 2013: 31 buildings, average cost: $132,400
  • 2014: 35 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2015: 31 buildings, average cost: $132,600
  • 2016: 35 buildings, average cost: $123,100
  • 2017: 41 buildings, average cost: $129,200
  • 2018: 47 buildings, average cost: $119,700
  • 2019: 53 buildings, average cost: $125,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Columbus, NC residents
Average permit cost in Columbus, NC
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,183 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $851 (1.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Columbus, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Columbus, NC in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Columbus, NC in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 21.1%
Columbus County:

21.1%
North Carolina:

13.6%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.5% for Black residents, 25.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.5% for American Indian residents, 75.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.2% for other race residents, 38.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 42.3 years old
(Males: 40.3 years old, Females: 44.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.9 years old, Black residents: 39.0 years old, American Indian residents: 35.0 years old, Asian residents: 44.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.1 years old, Other race residents: 26.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Columbus County is $453 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $603 a month.

Cities in this county include: Whiteville, Tabor City, Chadbourn, Lake Waccamaw, Fair Bluff, Riegelwood, Bolton, Hallsboro, Evergreen, Brunswick.

Columbus County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Coal County, Oklahoma , DeSoto County, Mississippi , Floyd County, Georgia , Forsyth County, Georgia , Quitman County, Mississippi , Polk County, Georgia .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.2%
North Carolina:

6.1%

Unemployment by year in Columbus, NC
County total employment by year in Columbus, NC
County average yearly wages by year in Columbus, NC

Current college students: 2,284
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,623 (34.1% naturalized citizens)

Columbus County:

2.8%
Whole state:

8.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2682010 or later
  • 5592000 to 2009
  • 2921990 to 1999
  • 1601980 to 1989
  • 1091970 to 1979
  • 53Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 71.9%

Columbus County marital status for males Columbus County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 16,991
  • One, attached: 66
  • Two: 397
  • 3 or 4: 670
  • 5 to 9: 466
  • 10 to 19: 88
  • 20 to 49: 104
  • 50 or more: 80
  • Mobile homes: 7,709
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 56

Housing units in Columbus County with a mortgage: 7,079 (81 second mortgage, 727 home equity loan, 23 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,896

Here:

46.7% with mortgage
State:

63.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Columbus County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant25,278122
Black Protestant3,61026
Mainline Protestant3,14425
Catholic1,0632
Other5654
None24,438-
Columbus County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Columbus County:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
Columbus County:

7.97 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 29
This county:

5.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Columbus County:

12.1%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Columbus County:

31.7%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.7%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Columbus County:

Average size of farms: 193 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $128,320
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $433.39
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.07%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 61.01%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $108,133
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 59.69%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.99%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $69,291
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.46%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.16
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.19%
Corn for grain: 28918 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 6397 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 4497 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 44720 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,498 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 373 acres

Earthquake activity:

Columbus County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 56% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 255.2 miles away from Columbus County center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 204.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 127.0 miles away from the county center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 118.2 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 220.1 miles away from Columbus County center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:20, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 44.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Carolina Hurricane Isaias, Incident Period: July 31, 2020 - August 4, 2020, FEMA Id: 4568, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4487, Natural disaster type: Other
  • North Carolina Hurricane Dorian, Incident Period: September 1, 2019 - September 9, 2019, FEMA Id: 4465, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Florence, Incident Period: September 7, 2018 - September 29, 2018, FEMA Id: 4393, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3380: October 07, 2016, FEMA Id: 3380, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4285: October 10, 2016, FEMA Id: 4285, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 25, 2011 to September 01, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3327: August 25, 2011, FEMA Id: 3327, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 25, 2011 to September 01, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4019: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4019, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Earl, Incident Period: September 01, 2010 to September 04, 2010, Emergency Declared EM-3314: September 01, 2010, FEMA Id: 3314, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Ophelia, Incident Period: September 11, 2005 to September 17, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3254: September 14, 2005, FEMA Id: 3254, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 11 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Columbus County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 17, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Columbus

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,709 (86.7%)
  • Carpooled: 1,380 (8.7%)
  • Bus: 9 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 61 (0.4%)
  • Bicycle: 22 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 183 (1.2%)
  • Worked at home: 443 (2.8%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (53%)
  • Haiti (10%)
  • Honduras (6%)
  • Guatemala (4%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (4%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • India (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Columbus County


  • American (31%)
  • English (4%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • European (3%)
  • German (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Columbus County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 686 people in state prisons
  • 454 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 85 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 60 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 32 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 30 people in other group homes
  • 15 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded

People in group quarters in Columbus County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 2,159 people in state prisons
  • 436 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 199 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 50 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 38 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 22 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 19 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 2 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,332.

4.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,323 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.60%
North Carolina average:

7.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.59% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($19,749 average AGI)
2.01% relocated from other states ($13,573 average AGI)
Columbus County:

2.01%
North Carolina average:

3.75%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Horry County, SC  0.74% ($20,535 average AGI)
from Brunswick County, NC  0.44% ($34,104)
from Bladen County, NC  0.42% ($26,342)
from New Hanover County, NC  0.39% ($40,821)
from Robeson County, NC  0.22% ($30,316)
from Cumberland County, NC  0.16% ($32,500)
from Wake County, NC  0.13% ($28,478)


4.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,291 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.50%
North Carolina average:

7.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.84% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($20,099 average AGI)
1.66% relocated to other states ($11,191 average AGI)
Columbus County:

1.66%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Horry County, SC  0.64% ($26,459 average AGI)
to Brunswick County, NC  0.62% ($37,701)
to New Hanover County, NC  0.40% ($27,565)
to Bladen County, NC  0.35% ($31,656)
to Cumberland County, NC  0.25% ($30,000)
to Robeson County, NC  0.24% ($21,366)
to Wake County, NC  0.16% ($32,143)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.2

Births per 1000 population in Columbus County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Columbus County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Columbus County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 15.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Columbus County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Columbus County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Columbus County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Columbus County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Columbus County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Columbus County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 11,214 (7,747 aged, 3,467 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,050 (15%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Columbus County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,099)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (1,024)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (877)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (720)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (559)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (427)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (284)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (276)
  • Unspecified dementia (275)
  • Congestive heart failure (206)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.83
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,308
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 207
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 17,866

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,381
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,196
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 21
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 77

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 163.3. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 131.7
  • Other - 31.6

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 121.2. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 108.0
  • Other - 13.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 57,287
  • Male householders: 10,094 (3,397 living alone), Female householders: 11,937 (3,528 living alone)
  • 9,260 spouses (9,197 opposite-sex spouses), 1,011 unmarried partners, (924 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 15,267 children (14,434 natural, 169 adopted, 654 stepchildren), 2,780 grandchildren, 824 brothers or sisters, 652 parents, 17 foster children, 1,297 other relatives, 1,053 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 3,071

Size of family households: 7,245 2-persons, 3,520 3-persons, 1,969 4-persons, 884 5-persons, 589 6-persons, 146 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,987 1-person, 488 2-persons, 21 3-persons, 41 4-persons, 12 5-persons, 47 7-or-more-persons.

4,947 married couples with children.
4,105 single-parent households (1,016 men, 3,089 women).

93.8% of residents of Columbus speak English at home.
5.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (30% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 44% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (85% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (87% speak English very well, 13% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $415,213,000 ($7,590 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $11,929,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $162,205,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $94,069,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $12,992,000
Federal grants: $128,385,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,092,000 ($1,030,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $13,471,000 ($4,877,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,058,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,532,000
Federal Government insurance: $90,865,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,150
Here:

76 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,311
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +161
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -943
Here -17 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Columbus County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.28 millions of gallons per day (81% from ground, 19% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.4

Year house built in Columbus County, North Carolina
  • Year house built in Columbus County, North Carolina
  • 5452014 or later
  • 8252010 to 2013
  • 3,1462000 to 2009
  • 4,8031990 to 1999
  • 3,7941980 to 1989
  • 5,2021970 to 1979
  • 2,6941960 to 1969
  • 2,8651950 to 1959
  • 1,0811940 to 1949
  • 1,6061939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Columbus County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Columbus County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Columbus County, North Carolina
  • 211 room
  • 1222 rooms
  • 4703 rooms
  • 1,7144 rooms
  • 3,8925 rooms
  • 3,4336 rooms
  • 3,0097 rooms
  • 1,5048 rooms
  • 1,7459+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbus County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbus County, North Carolina
  • 831 room
  • 1542 rooms
  • 6643 rooms
  • 1,8584 rooms
  • 1,6415 rooms
  • 8706 rooms
  • 3457 rooms
  • 1628 rooms
  • 2299+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Columbus County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Columbus County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Columbus County, North Carolina
  • 19no bedroom
  • 3051 bedroom
  • 2,7062 bedrooms
  • 9,8393 bedrooms
  • 2,5474 bedrooms
  • 4965+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbus County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbus County, North Carolina
  • 83no bedroom
  • 5921 bedroom
  • 2,6162 bedrooms
  • 2,4193 bedrooms
  • 2434 bedrooms
  • 625+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Columbus County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Columbus County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Columbus County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 593no vehicle
  • 3,9821 vehicle
  • 5,5492 vehicles
  • 3,2653 vehicles
  • 1,9024 vehicles
  • 7395+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Columbus County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Columbus County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 929no vehicle
  • 2,9441 vehicle
  • 1,7372 vehicles
  • 3513 vehicles
  • 754 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

88.1% of Columbus County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in North Carolina.

Columbus County:

88.1%
State average:

84.8%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 42,763
  • Other state: 12,532
  • Northeast: 2,849
  • Midwest: 1,152
  • South: 7,863
  • West: 582
Year householders moved into unit in Columbus County, NC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Columbus County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 67.9%Electricity
  • 25.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 77.2%Electricity
  • 16.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.3%Utility gas
  • 1.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.1%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 362
Here:

7.2%
North Carolina:

11.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 64
Here:

2.1%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 262
Here:

14.6%
North Carolina:

19.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Columbus County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,695,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $411,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $5,001,000
    Hospital Public: $1,815,000
    Other: $1,034,000
    Higher Education - Other: $971,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $740,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $485,000
    Air Transportation: $419,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $419,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $46,000
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000
    Sewerage: $17,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $13,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
  • Construction - Air Transportation: $3,058,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,668,000
    Other Higher Education: $805,000
    Police Protection: $355,000
    Hospitals: $250,000
    Housing and Community Development: $122,000
    Libraries: $13,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $80,705,000
    Hospitals: $77,572,000
    Other Higher Education: $17,053,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,441,000
    Health - Other: $6,543,000
    Police Protection: $5,551,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,594,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,579,000
    General - Other: $3,012,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,859,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,076,000
    Financial Administration: $1,698,000
    Libraries: $1,345,000
    Water Utilities: $1,338,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,220,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,181,000
    Central Staff Services: $967,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $813,000
    Air Transportation: $726,000
    Parks and Recreation: $510,000
    Transit Utilities: $458,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $272,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $233,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $2,270,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,272,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $525,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $1,968,000
    Other: $1,410,000
    Transit Utilities: $108,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $47,100,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $47,100,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,359,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,370,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,989,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,357,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,190,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $425,000
    Rents: $85,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $74,000
    Sale of Property: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $3,670,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $851,000
    Other Higher Education: $567,000
    Police Protection: $512,000
    General Public Building: $145,000
    Transit Utilities: $118,000
    Housing and Community Development: $109,000
    Correctional Institutions: $91,000
    Libraries: $42,000
    Central Staff Services: $19,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $70,462,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,187,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $47,100,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $82,957,000
    Public Welfare: $8,975,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,862,000
    Other: $2,535,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,550,000
    Transit Utilities: $460,000
    General Local Government Support: $264,000
  • Tax - Property: $33,247,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,691,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $170,000
    Other License: $148,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $52,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $76,671,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $732,000

Columbus County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,695,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $411,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $5,001,000
    Hospital Public: $1,815,000
    Other: $1,034,000
    Higher Education - Other: $971,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $740,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $485,000
    Air Transportation: $419,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $419,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $46,000
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000
    Sewerage: $17,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $13,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
  • Construction - Air Transportation: $3,058,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,668,000
    Other Higher Education: $805,000
    Police Protection: $355,000
    Hospitals: $250,000
    Housing and Community Development: $122,000
    Libraries: $13,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $80,705,000
    Hospitals: $77,572,000
    Other Higher Education: $17,053,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,441,000
    Health - Other: $6,543,000
    Police Protection: $5,551,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,594,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,579,000
    General - Other: $3,012,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,859,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,076,000
    Financial Administration: $1,698,000
    Libraries: $1,345,000
    Water Utilities: $1,338,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,220,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,181,000
    Central Staff Services: $967,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $813,000
    Air Transportation: $726,000
    Parks and Recreation: $510,000
    Transit Utilities: $458,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $272,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $233,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $2,270,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,272,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $525,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $1,968,000
    Other: $1,410,000
    Transit Utilities: $108,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $47,100,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $47,100,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,359,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,370,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,989,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,357,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,190,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $425,000
    Rents: $85,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $74,000
    Sale of Property: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $3,670,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $851,000
    Other Higher Education: $567,000
    Police Protection: $512,000
    General Public Building: $145,000
    Transit Utilities: $118,000
    Housing and Community Development: $109,000
    Correctional Institutions: $91,000
    Libraries: $42,000
    Central Staff Services: $19,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $70,462,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,187,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $47,100,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $82,957,000
    Public Welfare: $8,975,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,862,000
    Other: $2,535,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,550,000
    Transit Utilities: $460,000
    General Local Government Support: $264,000
  • Tax - Property: $33,247,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,691,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $170,000
    Other License: $148,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $52,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $76,671,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $732,000

Columbus County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,695,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $411,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $5,001,000
    Hospital Public: $1,815,000
    Other: $1,034,000
    Higher Education - Other: $971,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $740,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $485,000
    Air Transportation: $419,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $419,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $46,000
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000
    Sewerage: $17,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $13,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
  • Construction - Air Transportation: $3,058,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,668,000
    Other Higher Education: $805,000
    Police Protection: $355,000
    Hospitals: $250,000
    Housing and Community Development: $122,000
    Libraries: $13,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $80,705,000
    Hospitals: $77,572,000
    Other Higher Education: $17,053,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,441,000
    Health - Other: $6,543,000
    Police Protection: $5,551,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,594,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,579,000
    General - Other: $3,012,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,859,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,076,000
    Financial Administration: $1,698,000
    Libraries: $1,345,000
    Water Utilities: $1,338,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,220,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,181,000
    Central Staff Services: $967,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $813,000
    Air Transportation: $726,000
    Parks and Recreation: $510,000
    Transit Utilities: $458,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $272,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $233,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $2,270,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,272,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $525,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $1,968,000
    Other: $1,410,000
    Transit Utilities: $108,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $47,100,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $47,100,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,359,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,370,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,989,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,357,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,190,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $425,000
    Rents: $85,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $74,000
    Sale of Property: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $3,670,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $851,000
    Other Higher Education: $567,000
    Police Protection: $512,000
    General Public Building: $145,000
    Transit Utilities: $118,000
    Housing and Community Development: $109,000
    Correctional Institutions: $91,000
    Libraries: $42,000
    Central Staff Services: $19,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $70,462,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,187,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $47,100,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $82,957,000
    Public Welfare: $8,975,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,862,000
    Other: $2,535,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,550,000
    Transit Utilities: $460,000
    General Local Government Support: $264,000
  • Tax - Property: $33,247,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,691,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $170,000
    Other License: $148,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $52,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $76,671,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $732,000

Columbus County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,695,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $411,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $5,001,000
    Hospital Public: $1,815,000
    Other: $1,034,000
    Higher Education - Other: $971,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $740,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $485,000
    Air Transportation: $419,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $419,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $46,000
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000
    Sewerage: $17,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $13,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
  • Construction - Air Transportation: $3,058,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,668,000
    Other Higher Education: $805,000
    Police Protection: $355,000
    Hospitals: $250,000
    Housing and Community Development: $122,000
    Libraries: $13,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $80,705,000
    Hospitals: $77,572,000
    Other Higher Education: $17,053,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,441,000
    Health - Other: $6,543,000
    Police Protection: $5,551,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,594,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,579,000
    General - Other: $3,012,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,859,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,076,000
    Financial Administration: $1,698,000
    Libraries: $1,345,000
    Water Utilities: $1,338,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,220,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,181,000
    Central Staff Services: $967,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $813,000
    Air Transportation: $726,000
    Parks and Recreation: $510,000
    Transit Utilities: $458,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $272,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $233,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $2,270,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,272,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $525,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $1,968,000
    Other: $1,410,000
    Transit Utilities: $108,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $47,100,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $47,100,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,359,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,370,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,989,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,357,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,190,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $425,000
    Rents: $85,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $74,000
    Sale of Property: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $3,670,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $851,000
    Other Higher Education: $567,000
    Police Protection: $512,000
    General Public Building: $145,000
    Transit Utilities: $118,000
    Housing and Community Development: $109,000
    Correctional Institutions: $91,000
    Libraries: $42,000
    Central Staff Services: $19,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $70,462,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,187,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $47,100,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $82,957,000
    Public Welfare: $8,975,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,862,000
    Other: $2,535,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,550,000
    Transit Utilities: $460,000
    General Local Government Support: $264,000
  • Tax - Property: $33,247,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,691,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $170,000
    Other License: $148,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $52,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $76,671,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $732,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,477
  • Number of aged recipients: 367
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,110
  • Number of recipients under 18: 603
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,978
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 896
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,551
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,469
Most common first names in Columbus County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James50668.9 years
William39071.1 years
Mary36078.0 years
John35772.1 years
Robert21169.2 years
Annie17880.2 years
George17771.3 years
Willie15271.1 years
Henry14573.8 years
Joseph12470.7 years
Most common last names in Columbus County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith29573.0 years
Ward25172.8 years
Brown22271.4 years
Gore21272.8 years
Graham18972.0 years
Strickland18671.8 years
Williams17772.1 years
Williamson17674.0 years
Fowler16273.3 years
Long15571.4 years
Businesses in Columbus County, NC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1New Balance1
Arby's2Nike1
AutoZone1Payless1
Blockbuster1Pizza Hut1
Burger King3Quality1
CVS1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
Dunkin Donuts2Sears1
Econo Lodge1Subway5
FedEx4Taco Bell1
Ford2True Value2
GNC1U-Haul4
H&R Block2U.S. Cellular2
Hardee's1UPS7
Jones New York1Verizon Wireless1
KFC1Walgreens1
Lowe's1Walmart1
McDonald's1

Columbus County on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"