Columbus is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 1,007 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Columbus is the 397th largest community in North Carolina.
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.
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!) Columbus 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. Columbus has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Columbus than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Columbus may be for you.
As is often the case in a small town, Columbus doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The overall education level of Columbus is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.39% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Columbus in 2018 was $24,847, 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 $99,388 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 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 15.54% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Columbus include Irish, Scottish, German, English, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Columbus is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.