NC

National Population : 333,590,059
North Carolina State Population : 10,753,007

About Columbus, NC

Columbus, NC is located in Polk County in the state of North Carolina.

The total City Population for Columbus is about 998 with about 108 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 6,596.

The Average Home Value is $212,300.00, which is roughly 25% higher than the Average Home Value of $159,475.00 for the state of North Carolina, and roughly 11% higher than the National Average of $188,692.00.

The Median Income Per Household is about $48,028.00, which is roughly 3% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $49,737.00 for the state of North Carolina, and roughly 16% lower than the National Average of $57,518.00.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Columbus is about 5.6%.

North Carolina is ranked #52 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 6.19 out of 100.

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Voting

Polk County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 41.24% between the winner and runner up.

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 62.22%
Democratic: 36.56%
Libertarian: 0.7%
Other: 0.34%
Green: 0.19%


Nearby Locations

Tryon, NC (2.65 mi.)
Saluda, NC (6.72 mi.)
Mill Spring, NC (6.83 mi.)
Zirconia, NC (12.72 mi.)
Flat Rock, NC (13.08 mi.)
E Flat Rock, NC (13.12 mi.)
East Flat Rock, NC (13.12 mi.)
Lake Lure, NC (14.49 mi.)
Rutherfordton, NC (15.22 mi.)
Spindale, NC (16.94 mi.)
Gerton, NC (17.31 mi.)
Hendersonville, NC (17.60 mi.)
Hendersonvlle, NC (17.60 mi.)
Laurel Park, NC (17.60 mi.)
Alexander Mls, NC (19.26 mi.)
Forest City, NC (19.26 mi.)

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s) : 28722
Latitude : 35.250922
Longitude : -82.116662
TimeZone : Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving : Yes
Region : South
Average Elevation : 1113 ft.
Area Code(s) : 828

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household : 2.24
Male Population Estimate : 45.01%
Female Population Estimate : 51.58%
Median Age : 50.2
Male Median Age : 47.5
Female Median Age : 52.3

White Population Estimate : 89.66%
Black Population Estimate : 3.17%
Hispanic Population Estimate : 6.76%
Asian Population Estimate : 0.53%
Hawaiian Population Estimate : 0.02%
Indian Population Estimate : 1.26%
Other Population Estimate : 3.50%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Columbus specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Polk County: Data Not Available
Average # of Violent Crimes for Polk County: About 63 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Polk County is about 78% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.