Columbus, North Carolina Population 2021

1,004
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Columbus is a city located in Polk County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 1,004, it is the 330th largest city in North Carolina and the 10272nd largest city in the United States . Columbus is currently growing at a rate of 0.30% annually and its population has increased by 0.50% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 999 in 2010. Columbus reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 4 miles, Columbus has a population density of 282 people per square mile.

The average household income in Columbus is $52,158 with a poverty rate of 21.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $692 per month, and the median house value is $157,600. The median age in Columbus is 47.8 years, 34.3 years for males, and 52.9 years for females.

Columbus Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Columbuswas:

  • White: 83.72%
  • Two or more races: 9.34%
  • Native American: 4.63%
  • Black or African American: 1.46%
  • Asian: 0.69%
  • Other race: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Columbus, North Carolina is 1,004 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 998.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 999.

Columbus, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White97783.72%
Two or More Races1099.34%
American Indian and Alaska Native544.63%
Black or African American171.46%
Asian80.69%
Some Other Race20.17%
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Columbus Population by Race

Columbus Population Pyramid $2021

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Columbus Median Age

47.8


Total

34.3


Male

52.9


Female

Columbus Adults

There are 904 adults, (300 of whom are seniors) in Columbus.

Columbus Age Dependency

93.2

Age Dependency Ratio

49.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbus Sex Ratio

Female

655

56.13%

Male

512

43.87%

Columbus Population by Age

Columbus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Columbus Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family30.7%69.3%
Female33.3%66.7%
All51.5%48.5%
Married75%25%
Male83.3%16.7%

51.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Columbus Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4912.3451.5
Married2203.2675
Non Family1991.0930.7
Female663.0533.3
Male62.1783.3

3.07

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

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Columbus Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade839.86%
9th to 12th Grade485.70%
High School Graduate20924.82%
Some College22626.84%
Associates Degree14717.46%
Bachelors Degree839.86%
Graduate Degree465.46%
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Columbus Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Columbus Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White680609109
Hispanic794912
2+ Races5439
Black172
Native American1212
Asian888
Other Race22

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Columbus Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,500$29,531$18,633
Less Than 9th Grade$19,276$23,417$18,158
High School Graduate$$$
Some College$20,625$35,391$19,028
Bachelors Degree$41,875$$34,625
Graduate Degree$$$

$22,500

Average Earnings

$29,531

Average Male

$18,633

Average Female

Columbus Earnings by Educational Attainment

Columbus Language by Age

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Columbus Language

90.14% of Columbus residents speak only English, while 9.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.50% of the population.

Columbus Language

Columbus Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White83210112.14%
Hispanic1838646.99%
Native5454100.00%
Asian88100.00%

21.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.56%

Male Poverty Rate

21.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbus

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbus is White, with 12.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.33%.

Columbus Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School25.62%
Less Than 9th Grade18.85%
Some College13.48%
Bachelors or Greater8.53%

Columbus Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed18.75%
Female Employed14.08%
Male Employed11.80%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Columbus Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Columbus Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,375$52,158
Families$56,250$67,526
Married Families$60,417-
Non Families$19,036$25,168
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Income by Household Type

Columbus Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

65.8%

Male Marriage Rate

41.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Columbus Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Columbus Marital Status

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83

Number of Veterans

73

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam30
First Gulf War28
Second Gulf War17
Korea5
World War II

Columbus Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7426
55 to 6420
75+17
35 to 5413
18 to 347

Columbus Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8310.65%
Hispanic55.62%

Columbus Veterans by Race

Columbus Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbus Veterans by Education

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54.5%

Labor Force Participation

50.1%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Columbus Employment by Age

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Columbus Employment by Race

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Columbus Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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43.10%

Born in Columbus

91.26%

Native Born

8.74%

Foreign Born

4.88%

Non Citizen

3.86%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.26% of Columbus residents were born in the United States, with 43.10% having been born in North Carolina. 4.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Columbus Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,00430.30%
20201,00130.30%
201999830.30%
201899550.51%
201799060.61%
2016984-8-0.81%
201599220.20%
2014990-1-0.10%
201399170.71%
2012984-3-0.30%
2011987-10-1.00%
20109970.00%

Columbus Population by Year