Columbus County

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Columbus County, North Carolina

PO Box 1587
Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 641-3000
Fax: (910) 641-3027

On southeastern border of NC, west of Wilmington; organized Dec 15, 1808 from Bladen and Brunswick counties. Name Origin: For explorer Christopher Columbus (1451-1506)

Area (sq mi):: 953.60 (land 936.80; water 16.80) Population per square mile: 58.40
Population 2005: 54,746 State rank: 47 Population change: 2000-20005 0.00%; 1990-2000 10.40% Population 2000: 54,749 (White 62.80%; Black or African American 30.90%; Hispanic or Latino 2.30%; Asian 0.20%; Other 5.40%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 36.90
Income 2000: per capita $14,415; median household $26,805; Population below poverty level: 22.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,044-$22,746
Unemployment (2004): 6.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.90% Median travel time to work: 27.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 28.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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