Columbus County Population 2017

Columbus County's estimated population is 56,505 with a growth rate of -0.74% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Columbus County is the 50th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201656,505-422-0.74%
201556,927210.04%
201456,906-240-0.42%
201357,146-445-0.77%
201257,591-237-0.41%
201157,828-110-0.19%
201057,9388,35116.84%
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 Population Growth

Population Data via

Columbus County Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White36,07063.84%
Black or African American17,53631.03%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,0013.54%
Two or More Races9791.73%
Asian2990.53%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander420.07%

Columbus County Population Pyramid

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Population of Cities in Columbus County

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%
Cerro Gordo212199-13-6.13%
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