Columbus County NC Information


Columbus County Subdivisions

Columbus County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 57,332
Population in Households 54,147
Population in Familes 44,748
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,185
Population Density1 61
Diversity Index2 59


Median Household Income $36,919
Average Household Income $50,995
Per Capita Income $20,732


Total Housing Units 26,042 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,227 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,032 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,783 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $94,866
Average Home Value $130,157


Total Households 22,259
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 14,873
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 -0.16% -0.49%
Households -0.12% -0.45%
Families -0.27% -0.54%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.02%


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, 2018 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 # 83 18th
Per Capita Income # 82 19th

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