Columbus, NC
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Columbus is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 994 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Columbus is the 401st largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Columbus is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Columbus is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Columbus who work in food service (14.19%), office and administrative support (12.26%), and management occupations (11.38%).

The percentage of adults in Columbus who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.05% of the adults in Columbus have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Columbus in 2010 was $19,345, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,380 for a family of four.

The people who call Columbus home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Columbus residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Columbus also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.39% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Columbus include English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Columbus is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

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