Columbus County NC Information

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Columbus County Subdivisions

Columbus County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 57,071
Daytime Population: Workers 19,283
Daytime Population: Residents 33,684
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 52,967
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 54,177
Population in Familes 44,556
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,894
Population Density2 61
Diversity Index3 58
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,796
Average Household Income $49,395
Per Capita Income $19,989

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 26,352 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,997 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,113 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,242 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $93,327
Average Home Value $129,253
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 22,110
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 14,768
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.25% -0.45%
Households -0.23% -0.47%
Families -0.4% -0.58%
Median Household Income   -0.02%
Per Capita Income   1.39%

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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, 2017 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 # 50 51st
Population Density # 77 24th
Diversity Index # 31 70th
Median Household Income # 80 21st
Per Capita Income # 85 16th

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