Columbus County, North Carolina Population 2020

Columbus County, North Carolina's estimated population is 54,991 with a growth rate of -0.60% 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
202054,991-332-0.60%
201955,323-332-0.60%
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 by Race

Race Population Percentage
White34,89861.99%
Black or African American17,39630.90%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,1143.76%
Some Other Race1,0881.93%
Two or More Races5400.96%
Asian2480.44%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander90.02%

Columbus County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Columbus County, North Carolina Median Age

42


Total

39.8


Male

44.5


Female

Columbus County, North Carolina Adults

There are 44,114 adults, (10,792 of whom are seniors) in Columbus County, North Carolina.

Columbus County, North Carolina Age Dependency

68.9

Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbus County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

28,312

50.29%

Male

27,981

49.71%

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
Married85.8%14.2%
Male75.3%24.7%
All71.9%28.1%
Non Family63.1%36.9%
Female54.7%45.3%

71.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,3062.3971.9
Married9,2973.0185.8
Non Family7,5521.1163.1
Female3,9433.2254.7
Male1,5142.8575.3

2.96

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

4.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Columbus County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,4716.28%
9th to 12th Grade4,79112.17%
High School Graduate13,66034.69%
Some College9,59924.38%
Associates Degree3,7119.42%
Bachelors Degree3,5459.00%
Graduate Degree1,5994.06%

Columbus County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White24,72621,1413,824
Black11,5859,1291,023
Native American1,4081,035185
Hispanic1,34445260
Other Race5682618
Asian23422650
Multiple Races1701235
Islander22

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 21.37%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,333$33,627$27,066
Less Than High School$20,665$21,141$20,013
High School Grad$27,442$31,953$21,676
Some College$30,247$36,250$26,295
Bachelors Degree$41,353$51,623$39,091
Graduate Degree$52,097$59,792$50,532

$30,333

Average Earnings

$33,627

Average Male

$27,066

Average Female

Columbus County, North Carolina Language

Columbus County, North Carolina Language by Age

Columbus County, North Carolina Language

93.48% of Columbus County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 6.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.31% of the population.

Columbus County, North Carolina Poverty

Columbus County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black15,7675,92337.57%
White32,3814,94615.27%
Hispanic2,7861,27745.84%
Other99047147.58%
Native1,88546324.56%
Multiple46421045.26%
Asian21110750.71%
Islander9777.78%

23.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.24%

Male Poverty Rate

24.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbus County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbus County, North Carolina is Islander, with 77.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbus County, North Carolina is White, with 15.27% 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 22.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.89%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School38.29%
High School19.57%
Some College15.90%
Bachelors or Greater6.45%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed26.26%
Female Unemployed21.57%
Female Employed11.59%
Male Employed8.02%

Columbus County, North Carolina Income

Columbus County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,398$54,620
Families$46,838$64,968
Married Families$60,246$81,017
Non Families$17,894$31,868

Columbus County, North Carolina Marital Status

Columbus County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.7%

Male Marriage Rate

42.4%

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

3,713

Number of Veterans

3,464

Male Veterans

249

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,535
First Gulf War709
Second Gulf War526
Korea271
World War II100
Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,201
35 to 54824
55 to 64791
75+706
18 to 34191
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,3888.54%
Black1,1778.78%
Indian975.98%
Hispanic684.08%
2 or More4016.33%
Other60.99%
Asian52.14%

$Columbus County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

12.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbus County, North Carolina Employment Status

46.7%

Labor Force Participation

43.4%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Columbus County, North Carolina 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

74.68%

Born in North Carolina

96.73%

Native Born

3.27%

Foreign Born

2.11%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.73% of Columbus County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 74.68% having been born in North Carolina. 2.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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