Columbus, NC 28722 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28722: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Columbus, NC 28722

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Polk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.242, Longitude -82.191
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 321
  • PO Box Addresses: 563
  • Residential Addresses: 2,874
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 372
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,502

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Columbus, NC 28722 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,630
Daytime Population: Workers 3,519
Daytime Population: Residents 4,079
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,598
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 6,528
Population in Familes 5,224
Population in Group Qrtrs 102
Population Density2 145
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $47,019
Average Household Income $60,382
Per Capita Income $26,627


Total Housing Units 3,473 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,030 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 865 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 578 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $204,464
Average Home Value $252,537


Total Households 2,895
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,850
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 0.45% 0.56%
Households 0.28% 0.47%
Families 0.1% 0.35%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   1.78%

Columbus, NC 28722 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28722 to the other 782 ZIP Codes 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 # 400 49th
Population Density # 373 52nd
Diversity Index # 579 26th
Median Household Income # 292 63rd
Per Capita Income # 231 71st

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