Columbus County, North Carolina Population 2022

Columbus County, North Carolina's estimated population is 54,575 with a growth rate of -0.57% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Columbus County, North Carolina is the 52nd largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 Population was 57,992 and has seen a growth of -5.89% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18103,0220.00%
18203,91289029.45%
18304,1412295.85%
18403,941-200-4.83%
18505,9091,96849.94%
18608,5972,68845.49%
18708,474-123-1.43%
188014,4395,96570.39%
189017,8563,41723.67%
190021,2743,41819.14%
191028,0206,74631.71%
192030,1242,1047.51%
193037,7207,59625.22%
194045,6637,94321.06%
195050,6214,95810.86%
196048,973-1,648-3.26%
197046,937-2,036-4.16%
198051,0374,1008.74%
199049,587-1,450-2.84%
201057,9928,40516.95%
201157,705-287-0.49%
201257,534-171-0.30%
201357,080-454-0.79%
201456,883-197-0.35%
201556,675-208-0.37%
201656,292-383-0.68%
201756,047-245-0.44%
201855,819-228-0.41%
201955,508-311-0.56%
202055,197-311-0.56%
202154,886-311-0.56%
202254,575-311-0.57%
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Columbus County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White34,77062.47%
Black or African American16,51929.68%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,9643.53%
Asian2460.44%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander100.02%
Some Other Race1,0741.93%
Two or More Races1,0761.93%
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Columbus County, North Carolina Population by Race

Columbus County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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Columbus County, North Carolina Median Age

41.9


Total

40.1


Male

44.6


Female

Columbus County, North Carolina Adults

There are 43,978 adults, (11,142 of whom are seniors) in Columbus County, North Carolina.

Columbus County, North Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbus County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

28,079

50.45%

Male

27,580

49.55%

Columbus County, North Carolina Population by Age

Columbus County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Columbus County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male84.5%15.5%
Married83.6%16.4%
All72.1%27.9%
Non Family63.7%36.3%
Female55.5%44.5%

72.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Columbus County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,5452.4572.1
Married9,1473.0783.6
Male1,4002.8884.5
Female3,7663.3155.5
Non Family7,2321.1363.7

3.04

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Columbus County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,1515.47%
9th to 12th Grade4,14610.55%
High School Graduate14,79437.63%
Some College9,08423.11%
Associates Degree4,06910.35%
Bachelors Degree3,4158.69%
Graduate Degree1,6534.20%
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Columbus County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Columbus County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian24622257
2+ Races50738396
White24,55821,7283,726
Native American1,3111,019128
Black11,4279,3411,022
Hispanic1,36237037
Other Race549999
Islander11

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 23.17%.

Columbus County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,638$35,160$30,271
Less Than 9th Grade$24,793$25,105$22,200
High School Graduate$30,858$36,600$24,536
Some College$31,199$37,059$28,450
Bachelors Degree$42,569$51,111$40,513
Graduate Degree$54,079$56,250$53,750

$31,638

Average Earnings

$35,160

Average Male

$30,271

Average Female

Columbus County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Columbus County, North Carolina Language by Age

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Columbus County, North Carolina Language

93.78% of Columbus County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 6.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.06% of the population.

Columbus County, North Carolina Language

Columbus County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander10990.00%
Multiple88331335.45%
Hispanic2,82492832.86%
Black15,0814,67230.98%
Native1,72839422.80%
Asian1963417.35%
White31,9205,30916.63%
Other145NaN%

22.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.23%

Male Poverty Rate

22.84%

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 90.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbus County, North Carolina is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.59%.

Columbus County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.18%
High School21.28%
Some College13.10%
Bachelors or Greater8.50%

Columbus County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.25%
Male Unemployed29.85%
Female Employed9.64%
Female Unemployed30.30%

Columbus County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Columbus County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,487$55,342
Families$50,411$65,421
Married Families$63,973$81,111
Non Families$20,971$33,701
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Income by Household Type

Columbus County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.4%

Male Marriage Rate

40.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Columbus County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Columbus County, North Carolina Marital Status

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3,325

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War533
First Gulf War722
Vietnam1,355
Korea164
World War II75

Columbus County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34222
35 to 54834
55 to 64536
65 to 741,095
75+638

Columbus County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0567.39%
Black1,0237.87%
Native American1479.57%
Asian31.22%
Other Race60.96%
2+ Races9013.08%
Hispanic714.08%

Columbus County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Columbus County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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11.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbus County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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47.2%

Labor Force Participation

44.4%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Columbus County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Columbus County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Columbus County, North Carolina 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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75.87%

Born in Columbus County, North Carolina

97.31%

Native Born

2.69%

Foreign Born

1.99%

Non Citizen

0.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.31% of Columbus County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 75.87% having been born in North Carolina. 1.99% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Columbus County, North Carolina Place of Birth

  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

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