Columbus is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 998 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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Columbus who work in healthcare (9.31%), office and administrative support (9.09%), and sales jobs (9.09%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Columbus, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
Of important note, Columbus is also a town of artists. Columbus has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Columbus’s character.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Columbus is worth considering.
Being a small town, Columbus does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Columbus rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.32% of adults 25 and older in Columbus have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Columbus in 2018 was $22,448, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $89,792 for a family of four. However, Columbus contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Columbus is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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 Native 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 15.94% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Columbus include Irish, English, German, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Columbus is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.