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Columbus County, North Carolina Facts

Facts
State North Carolina
Land area 937.3 square miles
Population Density 62 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 57,246
Population change -1.5%
Under 5 years of age 5.6%
Under 18 22.4%
65 and over 17.3%
Females 50.5%
White 64
Hispanic or Latino of any race 4.7
Asian 0.4%
Two or more races 1.6%
Black or African American 30.5%
Native American 3.5%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 79%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 12.2%
Veterans 4,042
Households and Housing
Households 21,758
Persons per household 2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 88.5%
Median household income $35,761
The per capita income $19,275
Live below the poverty line. 25%
housing units 25,745
Multi-unit structures 6%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $84,500
Residents owning their homes. 71.5%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 4,584
Women-owned firms 26.7%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 1.8%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $527,600
Retail sales per capita $9,769
Manufacturers shipments $887,699
Merchant wholesaler sales $234,208