Columbia, North Carolina Population 2020

786

Columbia is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 786, it is the 361st largest city in North Carolina and the 11358th largest city in the United States. Columbia is currently growing at a rate of 0.13% annually but its population has decreased by -11.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 891 in 2010. Columbia reached it's highest population of 857 in 2010. Spanning over 1 miles, Columbia has a population density of 653 people per square mile.

The average household income in Columbia is $32,158 with a poverty rate of 40.87%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $761 per month, and the median house value is $77,000. The median age in Columbia is 53 years, 40.5 years for males, and 54.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 69.1 males.

Columbia Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Columbia was:

  • Black or African American: 51.11%
  • White: 29.84%
  • Other race: 17.26%
  • Two or more races: 1.78%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Columbia, North Carolina is 786, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 784.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 891.

Columbia, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American45951.11%
White26829.84%
Some Other Race15517.26%
Two or More Races161.78%

Columbia Population Pyramid 2020

Columbia Median Age

53


Total

40.5


Male

54.2


Female

Columbia Adults

There are 654 adults, (229 of whom are seniors) in Columbia.

Columbia Age Dependency

111.3

Age Dependency Ratio

53.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

57.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbia Sex Ratio

Female

531

59.13%

Male

367

40.87%

Columbia Households and Families

Columbia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Columbia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married63%37%
Non Family55.7%44.3%
All54.7%45.3%
Female49.2%50.8%
Male20.7%79.3%

54.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3862.3154.7
Non Family158055.7
Married1382.8363
Female613.5149.2
Male294.4120.7

3.08

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

3.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Columbia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7511.72%
9th to 12th Grade15223.75%
High School Graduate20431.87%
Some College11718.28%
Associates Degree497.66%
Bachelors Degree274.22%
Graduate Degree162.50%

Columbia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black31117920
White22119923
Hispanic9930
Other Race8123
Multiple Races95

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.05%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 10.41%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$18,973$27,273$15,598
Less Than High School$15,156$25,208$14,167
High School Grad$19,531$25,833$18,385
Some College$$39,271$14,722
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$54,375$$

$18,973

Average Earnings

$27,273

Average Male

$15,598

Average Female

Columbia Language

Columbia Language by Age

Columbia Language

81.34% of Columbia residents speak only English, while 18.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.66% of the population.

Columbia Poverty

Columbia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black45929864.92%
White2274218.50%
Hispanic2063014.56%
Multiple16743.75%

40.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

34.88%

Male Poverty Rate

45.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbia is Black, with 64.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbia is Hispanic, with 14.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 14.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 54.15%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School47.14%
High School44.61%
Bachelors or Greater37.21%
Some College12.65%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed60.00%
Female Employed17.28%
Male Employed7.50%

Columbia Income

Columbia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$22,031$32,158
Families$33,750$42,182
Married Families$49,000-
Non Families$10,714$14,744

Columbia Marital Status

Columbia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.3%

Male Marriage Rate

45.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Columbia Married by Age and Sex

Columbia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Columbia Marital Status by Race

Columbia Veterans

61

Number of Veterans

50

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam18
Korea14
First Gulf War12
World War II7
Second Gulf War
Age Group Veterans
75+24
55 to 6419
35 to 5412
65 to 746
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White4518.60%
Black113.48%
Hispanic54.63%
Other55.75%

$Columbia Veterans by Education

18.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbia Employment Status

45.6%

Labor Force Participation

41.3%

Employment Rate

9.3%

Unemployment Rate

Columbia Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

69.38%

Born in North Carolina

89.64%

Native Born

10.36%

Foreign Born

8.13%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

89.64% of Columbia residents were born in the United States, with 69.38% having been born in North Carolina. 8.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202078610.13%
201978510.13%
2018784-14-1.75%
201779810.13%
2016797-9-1.12%
2015806-13-1.59%
2014819-3-0.36%
2013822-5-0.60%
2012827-12-1.43%
2011839-18-2.10%
20108570.00%