Columbus, North Carolina Population 2020

1,009

Columbus is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 1,009, it is the 329th largest city in North Carolina and the 10266th largest city in the United States. Columbus is currently growing at a rate of 0.70% annually and its population has increased by 1.00% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 999 in 2010. Spanning over 4 miles, Columbus has a population density of 284 people per square mile.

The average household income in Columbus is $52,114 with a poverty rate of 16.14%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $615 per month, and the median house value is $164,100. The median age in Columbus is 47.5 years, 33.5 years for males, and 51.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 80.5 males.

Columbus Demographics

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

  • White: 87.48%
  • Two or more races: 8.41%
  • Black or African American: 3.47%
  • Asian: 0.37%
  • Other race: 0.27%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Columbus, North Carolina is 1,009, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 995.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 999.

Columbus, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White95787.48%
Two or More Races928.41%
Black or African American383.47%
Asian40.37%
Some Other Race30.27%

Columbus Population Pyramid 2020

Columbus Median Age

47.5


Total

33.5


Male

51.8


Female

Columbus Adults

There are 876 adults, (297 of whom are seniors) in Columbus.

Columbus Age Dependency

88.9

Age Dependency Ratio

51.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbus Sex Ratio

Female

606

55.39%

Male

488

44.61%

Columbus Households and Families

Columbus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Columbus Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.8%13.2%
Male63.6%36.4%
All50.9%49.1%
Non Family26.4%73.6%
Female20.9%79.1%

50.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4872.1950.9
Non Family2121.0426.4
Married1973.2386.8
Female672.7320.9
Male112.3663.6

2.95

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

4.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Columbus Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade789.71%
9th to 12th Grade445.48%
High School Graduate22728.27%
Some College19824.66%
Associates Degree11614.45%
Bachelors Degree8210.21%
Graduate Degree587.22%

Columbus Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White662588122
Hispanic654112
Black38222
Multiple Races3628
Asian444
Other Race33

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 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,250$31,875$17,218
Less Than High School$17,386$23,333$16,250
High School Grad$15,500$$
Some College$21,518$33,750$17,639
Bachelors Degree$50,000$$
Graduate Degree$43,571$50,208$

$23,250

Average Earnings

$31,875

Average Male

$17,218

Average Female

Columbus Language

Columbus Language by Age

Columbus Language

89.38% of Columbus residents speak only English, while 10.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.38% of the population.

Columbus Poverty

Columbus Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8298910.74%
Hispanic1637948.47%
Asian44100.00%

16.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.78%

Male Poverty Rate

17.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbus

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbus is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbus is White, with 10.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.48%.

Name Poverty
High School21.27%
Less Than High School15.04%
Some College9.84%
Bachelors or Greater7.25%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed20.00%
Male Employed14.86%
Female Employed9.74%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Columbus Income

Columbus Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,458$52,114
Families$56,771$70,247
Married Families$62,188-
Non Families$17,895$25,205

Columbus Marital Status

Columbus Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.9%

Male Marriage Rate

40.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Columbus Married by Age and Sex

Columbus Marriage

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

Columbus Marital Status by Race

Columbus Veterans

83

Number of Veterans

80

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam27
Second Gulf War18
First Gulf War15
Korea11
World War II3
Age Group Veterans
75+30
65 to 7423
35 to 5411
55 to 6410
18 to 349
Name Veterans % of Total
White8310.82%
Hispanic56.85%

$Columbus Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbus Employment Status

54.1%

Labor Force Participation

49.8%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Columbus 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

39.12%

Born in North Carolina

91.77%

Native Born

8.23%

Foreign Born

4.20%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.77% of Columbus residents were born in the United States, with 39.12% having been born in North Carolina. 4.20% 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
20201,00970.70%
20191,00270.70%
201899540.40%
201799170.71%
2016984-9-0.91%
201599320.20%
2014991-2-0.20%
201399390.91%
2012984-5-0.51%
2011989-9-0.90%
20109980.00%