Columbia is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 843 people and just one neighborhood, Columbia is the 414th largest community in North Carolina.
Occupations and Workforce
Columbia is a blue-collar town, with 53.40% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Columbia is a town of service providers, production and manufacturing workers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Columbia who work in farm management occupations (12.35%), law enforcement and fire fighting (8.95%) and maintenance occupations (8.02%).
Setting & Lifestyle
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Columbia has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Columbia has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Columbia than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Columbia may be for you.
Columbia is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Columbia is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.