Columbus, North CarolinaColumbus
is a town located in Polk County, North Carolina
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 992. It is the county seat
of Polk County6
Geography\nColumbus is located at 35°15'2" North, 82°12'8" West (35.250669, -82.202115)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 4.6 km²
). 4.6 km² (1.8 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 992 people, 414 households, and 238 families residing in the town. The population density
is 216.4/km² (559.1/mi²). There are 442 housing units at an average density of 96.4/km² (249.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 90.32% White, 5.95% African American
, 0.20% Native American
, 0.00% Asian
, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 3.12% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. 7.56% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 414 households out of which 19.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% are married couples living together, 10.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 42.5% are non-families. 38.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 26.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.08 and the average family size is 2.75.
In the town the population is spread out with 17.5% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 21.1% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 38.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 52 years. For every 100 females there are 86.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 79.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $25,469, and the median income for a family is $38,542. Males have a median income of $30,000 versus $19,000 for females. The per capita income for the town is $15,587. 15.8% of the population and 9.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 18.7% are under the age of 18 and 13.8% are 65 or older.