Columbus County NC Information


Columbus County Subdivisions

Columbus County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 58,574
Population in Households 55,637
Population in Familes 45,862
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,937
Population Density1 63
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 22,833
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 15,312
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 26,532 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,764 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,069 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,699 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $96,384
Average Home Value $119,805


Median Household Income $31,769
Average Household Income $45,720
Per Capita Income $17,915
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.19% -0.04%
Households 0.36% 0.01%
Families 0.17% -0.1%
Median Household Income   3.16%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Columbus County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Columbus County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 48 53rd
Population Density1 # 77 24th
Diversity Index2 # 33 68th
Median Household Income # 91 10th
Per Capita Income # 87 14th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.