Columbus County NC Information

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Columbus County Subdivisions

Columbus County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 58,524
Population in Households 55,627
Population in Familes 45,807
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,897
Population Density1 62
Diversity Index2 58
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 22,846
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 15,318
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 26,617 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,675 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,171 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,771 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $89,026
Average Home Value $113,979
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $32,650
Average Household Income $47,651
Per Capita Income $18,693
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.14%
Households 0.3% 0.19%
Families 0.14% 0.1%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
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.

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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, 2015 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 69th
Median Household Income # 88 13th
Per Capita Income # 84 17th

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

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