In 2020, Columbus County, NC had a population of 55.7k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $38,487. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Columbus County, NC declined from 56,068 to 55,659, a −0.729% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,628 to $38,487, a 2.28% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Columbus County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (59.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (29.6%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (3.37%), White (Hispanic) (3.33%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.7%).
None of the households in Columbus County, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
98% of the residents in Columbus County, NC are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Columbus County, NC are Southeastern Community College (199722) (326 degrees awarded in 2020).
In 2020, the median property value in Columbus County, NC was $94,800, and the homeownership rate was 72.1%.
Most people in Columbus County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Columbus County, NC was 2 cars per household.