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Living In Columbus, NC

The small town of Columbus, North Carolina is home to approximately 1,000 people. Retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (34%) here than nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. With an average age of just over 49, the town's population is notablyolder than most cities in North Carolina. By a narrow 54%-46% margin, homeowners hold a slight majority over renters in Columbus. The average rent for Columbus is $278 per month more than the state average.

Compared to the North Carolina average, Columbus has a relatively high concentration of residents older than 25 with a high school degree or GED (20%). Additionally, 14% possess a Bachelor's degree and 7% have a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are two primary industries in Columbus: healthcare and retail. Combined, these industries make up 13% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in sales, which ranks as the top field in the town. Columbus workers take home an average annual income of just under $61,000, about $7,000 less than the average North Carolina resident. Columbus's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).

Columbus residents have an average commute of about 24 minutes. Driving is the most common mode of getting to work, selected by 34% of commuters, while public transportation is not used extensively. Few residents commute to work on foot.


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