Columbus County, North Carolina Population 2018

Columbus County, North Carolina's estimated population is 55,936 with a growth rate of -1.89% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Columbus County, North Carolina is the 50th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201755,936-1,079-1.89%
201657,0156801.21%
201656,335-351-0.62%
201556,686-216-0.38%
201456,902-186-0.33%
201357,088-446-0.78%
201257,534-159-0.28%
201157,693-279-0.48%
201057,9728,38516.91%
199049,587-1,450-2.84%
198051,0374,1008.74%
197046,937-2,036-4.16%
196048,973-1,648-3.26%
195050,6214,95810.86%
194045,6637,94321.06%
193037,7207,59625.22%
192030,1242,1047.51%
191028,0206,74631.71%
190021,2743,41819.14%
189017,8563,41723.67%
188014,4395,96570.39%
18708,474-123-1.43%
18608,5972,68845.49%
18505,9091,96849.94%
18403,941-200-4.83%
18304,1412295.85%
18203,91289029.45%
18103,0220.00%

Columbus County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White35,133
Black or African American17,625
American Indian and Alaska Native2,111
Some Other Race1,366
Two or More Races583
Asian180
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander17

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Columbus County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Columbus County, North Carolina Median Age

41.6


Total

39.7


Male

43.3


Female

Columbus County, North Carolina Adults

There are 44,358 adults, (10,149 of which are seniors) in Columbus County, North Carolina.

Columbus County, North Carolina Age Dependency

66.6

Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbus County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

28,988

50.84%

Male

28,027

49.16%

Columbus County, North Carolina Households and Families

Columbus County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Columbus County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85%15%
All69.4%30.6%
Male64%36%
Non Family60.5%39.5%
Female52.2%47.8%

69.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Columbus County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,1082.4569.4
Married9,1363.185
Non Family7,9651.160.5
Female3,6603.5152.2
Male1,3473.1164

3.13

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

4.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Columbus County, North Carolina Households

Columbus County, North Carolina Education

Columbus County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,5826.57%
9th to 12th Grade5,00712.73%
High School Graduate12,86832.73%
Some College10,08725.65%
Associates Degree4,06610.34%
Bachelors Degree3,2368.23%
Graduate Degree1,4743.75%

Columbus County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White25,02521,0363,617
Black11,4849,009880
Native American1,305978156
Hispanic1,18938024
Other Race68425418
Multiple Races25516710
Asian13513518
Islander1717

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 14.45%.

Columbus County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,903$32,024$25,494
Less Than High School$19,913$21,067$18,958
High School Grad$26,383$31,404$21,017
Some College$29,382$33,383$25,646
Bachelors Degree$40,762$50,668$38,979
Graduate Degree$46,555$55,600$42,465

$28,903

Average Earnings

$32,024

Average Male

$25,494

Average Female

Columbus County, North Carolina Language

Columbus County, North Carolina Language by Age

Columbus County, North Carolina Language

94.48% of Columbus County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 5.52% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.69% of the population.

Columbus County, North Carolina Poverty

Columbus County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black16,0855,79436.02%
White33,1525,06415.28%
Hispanic2,7111,07439.62%
Native1,93047924.82%
Other1,27046436.54%
Multiple51221241.41%
Asian16810562.50%
Islander17317.65%

22.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.15%

Male Poverty Rate

24.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbus County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbus County, North Carolina is Asian, with 62.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbus County, North Carolina is White, with 15.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.08%.

Columbus County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.66%
High School18.93%
Some College15.89%
Bachelors or Greater6.31%

Columbus County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed33.45%
Male Unemployed28.34%
Female Employed12.16%
Male Employed7.73%

Columbus County, North Carolina Income

Columbus County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$35,847$52,285
Families$47,048$62,657
Married Families$58,732$76,898
Non Families$19,634$31,785

Columbus County, North Carolina Marital Status

Columbus County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.1%

Male Marriage Rate

42.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Columbus County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Columbus County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Columbus County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Columbus County, North Carolina Veterans

Columbus County, North Carolina Veterans by War

3,610

Number of Veterans

3,432

Male Veterans

178

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,639
First Gulf War620
Second Gulf War325
Korea255
World War II105

Columbus County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,107
55 to 64874
35 to 54785
75+676
18 to 34168

Columbus County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,4398.69%
Black1,0477.84%
Indian865.50%
2 or More3510.67%
Hawaiian327.27%

Columbus County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

11.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbus County, North Carolina Employment Status

Columbus County, North Carolina Employment by Age

48.8%

Labor Force Participation

44.6%

Employment Rate

8.5%

Unemployment Rate

Columbus County, North Carolina Employment by Race

Columbus County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Columbus County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Whiteville537755091322.45%
Tabor City402141931724.28%
Chadbourn18421769-73-3.96%
Lake Waccamaw14711444-27-1.84%
Brunswick1013990-23-2.27%
Fair Bluff948905-43-4.54%
Bolton695660-35-5.04%
Sandyfield442414-28-6.33%
Cerro Gordo212199-13-6.13%
Boardman15715700.00%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990