In 2018, Columbus County, NC had a population of 56.3k people with a median age of 42 and a median household income of $36,398. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Columbus County, NC declined from 56,589 to 56,293, a -0.523% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,261 to $36,398, a 0.378% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Columbus County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (59.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (30.4%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (3.33%), White (Hispanic) (2.67%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.64%). 0% of the households in Columbus County, NC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 97.9% of the residents in Columbus County, NC are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Columbus County, NC are Southeastern Community College (199722) (395 degrees awarded in 2019).
In 2018, the median property value in Columbus County, NC was $87,300, and the homeownership rate was 71.9%. Most people in Columbus County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Columbus County, NC was 2 cars per household.