In 2017, Columbus County, NC had a population of 56.6k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $36,261. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Columbus County, NC declined from 57,015 to 56,589, a -0.747% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,847 to $36,261, a 1.15% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Columbus County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (59.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (30.4%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (3.37%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (2.28%), and White (Hispanic) (1.99%). N/A% of the people in Columbus County, NC speak a non-English language, and 97.9% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Columbus County, NC are Southeastern Community College (199722) (357 degrees awarded in 2017).
The median property value in Columbus County, NC is $85,200, and the homeownership rate is 70.9%. Most people in Columbus County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26 minutes. The average car ownership in Columbus County, NC is 2 cars per household.