Columbus demographics profile

StatisticColumbusNorth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)37918191
Median age34.038.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.8:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)55%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1843%43%43%
Speak English85%89%79%
Speak Spanish13%7%13%
Columbus, NC has a population of 1,349 and is the 13,325th largest city in the United States. The population density is 379 per sq mi which is 109% higher than the North Carolina average and 319% higher than the national average. The median age in Columbus is 34 which is approximately 11% lower than the North Carolina average of 38. In Columbus, 55% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 85% speak English and 13% speak Spanish. 47% of Columbus residents were born in North Carolina, 44% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 8% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Columbus is 109% higher than North Carolina.
  • The median age in Columbus is 11% lower than North Carolina.
  • In Columbus 81.84% of the population is White.
  • In Columbus 5.26% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Columbus 0.00% of the population is Asian.

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Columbus population breakdown by race

RaceColumbusNorth CarolinaNational
Black or African American5.26%21.50%12.63%
American Indian0.07%1.18%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race9.41%2.45%3.06%
Other race3.41%3.01%4.75%
In Columbus, 20.7% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Columbus, NC demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).