Columbus County NC Information

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Columbus County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Columbus County NC Housing Affordability Index is 199
State of North Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 140
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Columbus County NC Wealth Index is 57
State of North Carolina Wealth Index is 84
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 57,418
Population in Households 54,482
Population in Familes 44,831
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,936
Population Density 61
Diversity Index1 60
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,622
Average Household Income $58,017
Per Capita Income $22,694
Wealth Index3 57

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 26,042 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,557 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,764 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,721 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $94,964
Housing Affordability Index2 199
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 22,321
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 14,901
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.13% -0.28%
Households -0.08% -0.26%
Families -0.22% -0.34%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

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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, 2019 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 # 30 71st
Median Household Income # 72 29th
Per Capita Income # 72 29th

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