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Columbus County, North Carolina; Northampton County, North Carolina

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Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018)

Columbus County, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 55,655
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 55,655
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 58,110
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) -4.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 58,098
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
20.1%
Female persons, percent
50.5%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
63.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
30.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
3.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
59.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 3,489
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 3.2%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 26,362
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 70.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $85,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,032
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $380
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $607
Building permits, 2018 47
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 22,462
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.39
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 87.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 6.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 71.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 57.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 80.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 12.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 14.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 48.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 47.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 52,247
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 246,501
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 900,932
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 295,184
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 553,126
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $9,597
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 26.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $36,261
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $21,849
Persons in poverty, percent
25.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 992
Total employment, 2017 11,334
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 408,115
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 -1.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 3,251
All firms, 2012 4,395
Men-owned firms, 2012 2,596
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,294
Minority-owned firms, 2012 823
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 3,388
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 502
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 3,573
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 62.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 937.29
FIPS Code 37047
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For places on the map, populations of 5,000 or more are shown
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14,000
28,000
42,000
56,000
Columbus County, North Carolina
55,655
Northampton County, North Carolina
19,676
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14,000
28,000
42,000
56,000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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