Columbus County, North Carolina Population 2019

Columbus County, North Carolina's estimated population is 55,987 with a growth rate of -0.52% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Columbus County, North Carolina is the 51st largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201855,655-332-0.59%
201755,987-292-0.52%
201656,279-387-0.68%
201556,666-212-0.37%
201456,878-193-0.34%
201357,071-450-0.78%
201257,521-162-0.28%
201157,683-292-0.50%
201057,9758,38816.92%
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
White34,810
Black or African American17,479
American Indian and Alaska Native2,099
Some Other Race1,395
Two or More Races551
Asian247
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander8

Columbus County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Columbus County, North Carolina Median Age

41.9


Total

39.9


Male

43.7


Female

Columbus County, North Carolina Adults

There are 44,150 adults, (10,484 of whom are seniors) in Columbus County, North Carolina.

Columbus County, North Carolina Age Dependency

68.1

Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbus County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

28,707

50.73%

Male

27,882

49.27%

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
Married85.4%14.6%
All70.9%29.1%
Male68.6%31.4%
Non Family62.7%37.3%
Female53.4%46.6%

70.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,4622.3970.9
Married9,3383.0185.4
Non Family7,7571.1162.7
Female3,9273.2953.4
Male1,4402.868.6

2.99

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

4.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Columbus County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,4866.33%
9th to 12th Grade5,11913.04%
High School Graduate12,99533.10%
Some College9,56624.36%
Associates Degree4,17210.63%
Bachelors Degree3,3368.50%
Graduate Degree1,5894.05%

Columbus County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White24,83221,0833,643
Black11,4948,754969
Native American1,3661,049157
Hispanic1,24043077
Other Race65325826
Multiple Races22814811
Asian18318373
Islander88

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 39.89%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,739$33,401$25,863
Less Than High School$21,075$21,722$19,854
High School Grad$27,486$32,979$21,367
Some College$29,784$35,400$25,075
Bachelors Degree$41,472$52,500$40,208
Graduate Degree$49,115$57,361$47,212

$29,739

Average Earnings

$33,401

Average Male

$25,863

Average Female

Columbus County, North Carolina Language

Columbus County, North Carolina Language by Age

Columbus County, North Carolina Language

94.01% of Columbus County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 5.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group 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
Black15,9776,28839.36%
White32,6374,67714.33%
Hispanic2,7701,11840.36%
Other1,30853440.83%
Native1,89446824.71%
Asian23318478.97%
Multiple46817938.25%

23.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.33%

Male Poverty Rate

25.67%

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 78.97% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbus County, North Carolina is White, with 14.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.93%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.43%
High School19.21%
Some College17.46%
Bachelors or Greater6.95%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.49%
Male Unemployed25.61%
Female Employed13.46%
Male Employed7.70%

Columbus County, North Carolina Income

Columbus County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,261$53,735
Families$46,723$64,023
Married Families$60,929$79,580
Non Families$19,278$32,043

Columbus County, North Carolina Marital Status

Columbus County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.8%

Male Marriage Rate

43.1%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Columbus County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Columbus County, North Carolina Veterans

3,489

Number of Veterans

3,316

Male Veterans

173

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,533
First Gulf War684
Second Gulf War405
Korea230
World War II137

Columbus County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,3168.30%
Black1,0347.75%
Indian1006.31%
Hispanic503.05%
2 or More3511.48%
Other40.48%

Columbus County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

14.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbus County, North Carolina Employment Status

48.4%

Labor Force Participation

45%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

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%
  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