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Columbia, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Columbia had a population of 827 as of July 1, 2017. Columbia ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Columbia is located at latitude 35.9238 and longitude -76.2409 in Tyrrell County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Columbia (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Tyrrell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Town of Columbia (GNIS ID: 2406300) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Columbia is located within Township of Columbia, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tyrrell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Columbia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Columbia: Elizabeth Town, Hearts Desire, Shallops Landing.

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


Total Population 827
Daytime Population: Workers 779
Daytime Population: Residents 440
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,219
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.47
Population in Households 822
Population in Familes 672
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 682
Diversity Index3 81


Median Household Income $27,557
Average Household Income $36,946
Per Capita Income $15,376


Total Housing Units 412 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 196 (47.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 147 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $104,044
Average Home Value $108,846


Total Households 342
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 227
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.02% -1.14%
Households -1.04% -1.08%
Families -0.94% -1.27%
Median Household Income   0.11%
Per Capita Income   1.8%

Columbia, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Columbia to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 470 37th
Population Density # 367 50th
Diversity Index # 17 98th
Median Household Income # 685 7th
Per Capita Income # 696 6th

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