Columbus County , North Carolina

Columbus County: County in North Carolina, United States

Columbus County locator map
Location of Columbus County on North Carolina map.

About

Columbus County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 58,098 and a population density of 24 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 54,754 inhabitants. Its county seat is Whiteville. The county was created 213 years ago in 1807.

Columbus County  NC Courthouse image
Columbus County NC Courthouse
Columbus County  NC Courthouse image

Geography

Columbus County is located at 34°15'55"N 78°39'18"W (34.2654000, -78.6550700). It has 6 neighbors: Bladen County, Brunswick County, Pender County, Robeson County, Dillon County and Horry County.

Columbus County map

The largest city of Columbus County is Whiteville with a population of 5,242. Other cities include, Pine Level population 2,080, Chadbourn population 1,699, Sandyfield population 415 and Boardman population 152. See all Columbus County cities & populated places.

Weather

Columbus County forecast: Sunny, with a high near 80. West wind 2 to 6 mph. more

Columbus County Quick Facts

Population : 54,754 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
Different from : Columbus
Area : 2470 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.7%
Land as percent of area : 98.3%
Easternmost point : Point(-78.1624 34.357)
Northernmost point : Point(-78.8665 34.4845)
Named for : Christopher Columbus
Altitude : 43 feet / 13 meters
Capital : Whiteville
Establishment : January 01, 1808
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 22:05:14 (20th October 2021)
Density : 22 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -6.11% (2010-2020)
Weather : 80℉ Sunny 7-days weather

Columbus County has 6 neighbours.

  • Brunswick
  • Cerro Gordo
  • Bolton
  • Lake Waccamaw
  • Chadbourn
  • Sandyfield
  • Whiteville
  • Fair Bluff
  • Boardman

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Columbus County decreased by 6.11% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 58,098 - census
2011 57,705 -0.68% estimation process
2012 57,534 -0.3% estimation process
2013 57,080 -0.8% estimation process
2014 56,883 -0.35% estimation process
2015 56,675 -0.37% estimation process
2016 56,292 -0.68% estimation process
2017 56,047 -0.44% estimation process
2018 55,819 -0.41% estimation process
2019 55,508 -0.56% estimation process
2020 54,754 -1.38% estimation process

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People born in Columbus County (3)

People born in Columbus County, including actress Montrose Hagins, Confederate Army general Thomas F. Toon, botanist and botanical collector Gertrude I. Grimsley Scott, you can see a list of people who born in Columbus County.

Other places with the same name (1)

Columbus County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Columbus County.

City Name Population Title
Whiteville 5,242 City in North Carolina
Tabor City 3,893 Town of the United States
Pine Level 2,080 Human settlement in Johnston County, North Carolina, United States of America
Chadbourn 1,699 City in Columbus County, North Carolina, United States of America
Lake Waccamaw 1,392 Town in Columbus County, North Carolina, United States
Broadway 1,295 Town in North Carolina, United States
Brunswick 996 Town in North Carolina
Fair Bluff 879 Town in Columbus County, North Carolina, United States
Bolton 632 Town in Columbus County, North Carolina, United States
Sandyfield 415 Human settlement in Columbus County, North Carolina, United States of America
Cerro Gordo 195 Town of the United States
Boardman 152 Human settlement in Columbus County, North Carolina, United States of America

North Carolina Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
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Mecklenburg County 1,128,945 County in North Carolina, United States
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Guilford County 540,521 County in North Carolina, United States of America
Raleigh 474,414 Capital of North Carolina
Forsyth County 383,843 County in North Carolina, United States of America
West Raleigh 338,759 City in United States of America
Cumberland County 336,364 County in Maine, United States
Durham County 327,306 County in North Carolina, United States of America
Greensboro 297,878 City in North Carolina, United States of America
Durham 285,897 County seat of Durham County, North Carolina, United States
Buncombe County 263,477 County in North Carolina, United States
Winston-Salem 248,112 City in Forsyth County, North Carolina
Union County 244,562 County in North Carolina, United States
New Hanover County 236,613 County in North Carolina, United States
Gaston County 226,568 County in North Carolina, United States