Demographics

Population 2010

Columbus County 58,098
Chadbourn 1,860
Lake Waccamaw 1,483
Tabor City 3,975
Whiteville 5,405


Population Characteristics

Total population 58,098
Percent male 49.5%
Percent female 50.5%
In labor force (16 and over) 24,676
18 and over 44,566
65 and over 8,830


Race and Ethnicity

White 35,735 (61.5%)
Black 17,713 (30.5%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 1,845 (3.2%)
Asian 154 (0.3%)
Other 1,777 (3.1%)
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 2,662 (4.6)%


Housing Units

Total housing units 26,042
Occupied 22,489 (86.4%)
Vacant 3,553 (13.6%)



Household and Income

Average household size 2.53
Median household income $35,421
Per capital income $18,784
Median home value $89,000


Educational Attainment

High School graduate or higher* 30,304 (77.6%)
Bachelor’s degree or higher* 4,530 (11.6%)
Graduate or professional degree* 1,172 (3.0%)

 

*25 years or older
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Town Government websites