Columbus employment information

IndexColumbusNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$19,345$25,608$28,555
Median household income$40,208$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$48,384$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$29,261$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$30,054$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$18,942$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate11.1%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level11.7%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Columbus is 32% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Columbus is 25% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Columbus is 91% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Columbus is 25% lower than the national average.

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Columbus median earnings by income bracket

Columbus employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry26.2%0.0%
Manufacturing sector7.1%0.0%
Financial & insurance services2.0%15.9%
Wholesale & retail services19.7%3.2%
Public administration9.5%6.5%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.2%0.0%
Education, health & social services7.1%35.4%
Other15.6%32.5%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Flat Rock, NC3,181$63,98320%
Boiling Springs, SC8,542$63,48019%
Lake Lure, NC1,375$58,71110%
Chimney Rock Village, NC111$55,3133%
Campobello, SC505$51,6673%
Columbus, NC1,506$40,20825%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Salem, AR1,506$24,39354%
Hazen, AR1,506$33,88237%
Arcade, GA1,506$39,29727%
Ellendale, ND1,506$38,86427%
Wilder, VT1,506$66,64525%
Columbus, NC1,506$40,20825%
Source: The Columbus, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.