Columbus County

  1. Columbus County Legal Resources
  2. Columbus County Statistics
  3. Columbus County Property/Housing/Real Estate Information
  4. Columbus County Employment Information
  5. Columbus County Family Information
  6. Columbus County Education Information
  7. Columbus County Business Information
  8. Columbus County Public Benefits Information
  9. Columbus County Criminal Information
  10. Columbus County Immigration & Civil Rights Information
  11. Columbus County Cities
  12. Columbus County Zip Codes


Columbus County Legal Resources

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Columbus County Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 54,749
  • Births / Deaths / Infant Deaths (2004): 755 / 626 / 6
  • Land Area (2000): 2,426.311 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 43.501 square kilometers
  • Farm Area (2002): 160,000.000 acres (647.360 square kilometers)
  • Farms (2002): 828
  • Farms under 50 acres (2002): 40.50%
  • Farms over 500 acres (2002): 10.40%
  • Farm earnings (2005): $65,099,000
  • Gallons of water used per day (total / irrigation / public use) (2000): 50,000,000 / 2,000,000 / 3,000,000
  • Ground water as percent of water use (2000): 13.90%
  • Physicians (2004): 55
  • Community Hospitals (Beds) (2004): 1 (113)
  • Medicare Recipients (2005): 10,976
  • Federal Spending (2004): $407,843
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Columbus County - Historical Places
Houses (2000): 24,060
Building Permits Issued (2006): 162
Valuation of Building Permits (2006): $11,588

Columbus County Population - Urban/Rural

Urban/Rural Population Percent
 Urban 12,812 11.52%
 Rural, Farm 5,214 4.69%
 Rural, Non-farm 93,210 83.79%

Columbus County Real Estate Lawyers provide services for home buying/selling, commercial real estate, leases, landlord tenant, construction, land use and zoning laws. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Columbus County Employment Information

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Columbus County Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 22,356 21,019 1,338 5.98% 60
1991 23,963 22,021 1,942 8.10% 81
1992 25,018 22,442 2,576 10.30% 103
1993 25,131 22,942 2,189 8.71% 87
1994 26,405 24,407 1,998 7.57% 76
1995 25,742 23,954 1,788 6.95% 70
1996 24,527 22,539 1,988 8.11% 81
1997 24,577 22,983 1,594 6.49% 65
1998 23,672 21,782 1,890 7.99% 80
1999 23,248 21,128 2,120 9.12% 91
2000 23,509 21,690 1,819 7.74% 77
2001 23,118 21,169 1,949 8.43% 84
2002 22,923 20,882 2,041 8.90% 89
2003 23,449 21,589 1,860 7.93% 79
2004 23,715 22,212 1,503 6.34% 63
2005 23,835 22,308 1,527 6.41% 64
2006 23,743 22,423 1,321 5.56% 56
2007 24,741 23,427 1,315 5.31% 53
2008 24,977 23,151 1,826 7.31% 73
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 24,595 22,904 1,691 6.88% 69
Feb 2008 24,198 22,540 1,658 6.85% 69
Mar 2008 24,399 22,847 1,552 6.36% 64
Apr 2008 24,867 23,352 1,515 6.09% 61
May 2008 25,072 23,306 1,766 7.04% 70
Jun 2008 25,396 23,498 1,898 7.47% 75
Jul 2008 25,616 23,441 2,175 8.49% 85
Aug 2008 25,392 23,255 2,137 8.42% 84
Sep 2008 25,260 23,215 2,045 8.10% 81
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Columbus County Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Construction 3,942 17.28%
2. Agriculture / Forestry / Fishing / Hunting 1,764 7.73%
3. Public Administration 1,136 4.98%
4. Paper Manufacturing 1,044 4.58%
5. Wood Manufacturing 950 4.16%
6. Repair and Maintenance 858 3.76%
7. Educational Services 808 3.54%
8. Health Care 780 3.42%
9. Truck Transportation 724 3.17%
10. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 708 3.10%
11. Accommodation and Food Services 680 2.98%
12. Textile and Textile Mills Manufacturing 672 2.95%
13. Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 570 2.50%
14. Utilities 558 2.45%
15. Building Materials / Hardware / Lawn and Garden Supplies 538 2.36%
16. Food and Beverage Stores 490 2.15%
17. Chemical Manufacturing 448 1.96%
18. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 360 1.58%
19. Furniture and Related Manufacturing 348 1.53%
20. Machinery Manufacturing 304 1.33%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Health Care 3,954 20.71%
2. Educational Services 2,838 14.86%
3. Accommodation and Food Services 1,478 7.74%
4. Finance and Insurance 1,160 6.07%
5. Public Administration 916 4.80%
6. Social Assistance 836 4.38%
7. Department and Other General Stores 644 3.37%
8. Food and Beverage Stores 546 2.86%
9. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 514 2.69%
10. Textile and Textile Mills Manufacturing 462 2.42%
11. Personal and Laundry Services 452 2.37%
12. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 342 1.79%
13. Construction 264 1.38%
14. Pharmacies and Drug Stores 262 1.37%
15. Agriculture / Forestry / Fishing / Hunting 246 1.29%
16. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 228 1.19%
17. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 216 1.13%
18. Apparel Manufacturing 204 1.07%
19. Food Manufacturing 196 1.03%
20. Private Household Services 160 0.84%

Columbus County Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Other Production Occupations 1,888 8.27%
2. Other Installation / Maintenance 1,498 6.56%
3. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 1,424 6.24%
4. Vehicle Mechanics 1,046 4.58%
5. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 942 4.13%
6. Other Construction Trades 788 3.45%
7. Carpenters 778 3.41%
8. Laborers and Material Movers / Handlers 732 3.21%
9. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 702 3.08%
10. Farmers and Farm Managers 652 2.86%
11. Other Sales and Related Occupations 640 2.80%
12. Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 616 2.70%
13. Agricultural Workers 606 2.66%
14. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 568 2.49%
15. Other Management Occupations 566 2.48%
16. Law Enforcement Workers 550 2.41%
17. Construction Laborers 484 2.12%
18. Supervisors / Construction and Extract 480 2.10%
19. Electricians 422 1.85%
20. Other Material Moving Workers 392 1.72%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Nursing / Psychiatric / Home Health 1,238 6.48%
2. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 1,186 6.21%
3. Secretaries and Admins 982 5.14%
4. Other Office and Admin Support 958 5.02%
5. Cashiers 886 4.64%
6. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 796 4.17%
7. Registered Nurses 732 3.83%
8. Other Production Occupations 728 3.81%
9. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 616 3.23%
10. Other Management Occupations 590 3.09%
11. Health Technologists and Technicians 588 3.08%
12. Textile / Apparel / Furnishings 560 2.93%
13. Other Sales and Related Occupations 522 2.73%
14. Cooks and Food Preparation Workers 498 2.61%
15. Counselors / Social Workers / Etc. 496 2.60%
16. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 446 2.34%
17. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Auditing 434 2.27%
18. Other Teachers / Instructors / Librarians 408 2.14%
19. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 402 2.11%
20. Child Care Workers 386 2.02%

Columbus County Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 41,244 47.84%
15-35 hours 7,434 8.62%
1-14 hours 1,849 2.14%
No regular hours 35,688 41.39%

Columbus County Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 1,608 3.93%
5 AM-5:29 AM 1,631 3.99%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 1,878 4.59%
6 AM-6:29 AM 4,641 11.35%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 3,941 9.64%
7 AM-7:29 AM 6,350 15.53%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 7,791 19.06%
8 AM-8:29 AM 4,928 12.05%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 1,498 3.66%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 1,627 3.98%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 384 0.94%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 187 0.46%
Noon-3:59 PM 2,178 5.33%
4 PM-11:59 PM 2,243 5.49%

Columbus County Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 1,515 3.71%
5-9 5,121 12.53%
10-14 6,235 15.25%
15-19 6,373 15.59%
20-24 4,832 11.82%
25-29 1,748 4.28%
30-34 5,321 13.01%
35-39 1,004 2.46%
40-44 1,095 2.68%
45-59 3,659 8.95%
60-89 2,491 6.09%
At least 90 1,491 3.65%

Columbus County Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 42 0.10% 25,782 63.06%
30-44 4 0.01% 7,416 18.14%
45-59 6 0.01% 3,653 8.93%
At least 60 32 0.08% 3,950 9.66%

Columbus County Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 20 0.05%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 5,971 14.29%
 Car / truck / van, solo 33,445 80.06%
 Motorcycle 24 0.06%
 Other 600 1.44%
 Public transportation 84 0.20%
 Walked 741 1.77%
 Worked at home 890 2.13%

Columbus County Employment Lawyers handle cases involving employment contracts, severance agreements, OSHA, workers compensation, ADA, race, sex, pregnancy, national-orgin, sexual orientation and age discrimination, sexual harassment, hours & wages and overtime issues. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Columbus County Family Information

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Households (2000): 42,610 (106,724 people)
Families (2000): 30,322 (91,236 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 9,132
People at same address in 1995: 72,472

Columbus County Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 8,224 18.94%
$10,000-$14,999 4,635 10.67%
$15,000-$19,999 3,758 8.65%
$20,000-$24,999 3,907 9.00%
$25,000-$29,999 2,864 6.59%
$30,000-$34,999 2,667 6.14%
$35,000-$39,999 2,500 5.76%
$40,000-$44,999 2,617 6.03%
$45,000-$49,999 2,025 4.66%
$50,000-$59,999 3,164 7.29%
$60,000-$74,999 3,156 7.27%
$75,000-$99,999 2,189 5.04%
$100,000-$124,999 753 1.73%
$125,000-$149,999 304 0.70%
$150,000-$199,999 256 0.59%
$200,000 or more 408 0.94%

Columbus County Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 5,651 26.52%
 Family, 2 people 6,532 30.66%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 507 2.38%
 Family, 3 people 3,834 17.99%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 57 0.27%
 Family, 4 people 2,891 13.57%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 29 0.14%
 Family, 5 people 1,109 5.20%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 7 0.03%
 Family, 6 people 405 1.90%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 5 0.02%
 Family, 7 or more people 277 1.30%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 4 0.02%

Columbus County Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 31,204 28.44%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 8,895 8.11%
Public Assistance 2,188 1.99%
Retirement 7,462 6.80%
Self Employment 4,730 4.31%
Social Security 14,264 13.00%
Supplemental Security 4,221 3.85%
Wage / Salary 29,764 27.13%
Other 6,973 6.36%

Columbus County Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 13,130 58.46%
 With children under 18 9,328 41.54%

Columbus County Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 3,549 8.50%
 Married 25,551 61.20%
 Never Married 11,165 26.74%
 Widowed 1,482 3.55%

Columbus County Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 4,142 8.96%
 Married 25,684 55.53%
 Never Married 9,039 19.54%
 Widowed 7,388 15.97%

Columbus County Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Columbus County Education Information

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Columbus County Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 8,688 10.49%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 17,615 21.28%
 High school diploma or equivalent 27,769 33.54%
 Some college, no degree 15,699 18.96%
 Associate degree 5,466 6.60%
 Bachelors degree 5,118 6.18%
 Graduate or professional degree 2,436 2.94%

Columbus County Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 836 1.53% 324 0.59% 1,160 2.12%
Kindergarten 1,502 2.74% 76 0.14% 1,578 2.88%
Grades 1-4 6,316 11.54% 278 0.51% 6,594 12.04%
Grades 5-8 6,389 11.67% 334 0.61% 6,723 12.28%
Grades 9-12 6,619 12.09% 310 0.57% 6,929 12.66%
Undergrad college 3,929 7.18% 394 0.72% 4,323 7.90%
Graduate or professional school 262 0.48% 44 0.08% 306 0.56%
Total 25,853 47.22% 1,760 3.21% 27,613 50.44%

Columbus County Education Lawyers represent colleges, school districts, other educational institutions, and students in the practice of education law. They handle issues related to No Child Left Behind, special education, and disability rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Columbus County Business Information

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Wholesale trade sales (2002): $202,349,000
Retail sales (2002): $409,325,000
Accommodation and foodservices sales (2002): $30,300,000
Value of Manufacturers' Shipments (2002): $821,235
Retired workers (2005): 6,470

Columbus County Businesses Changes By Year


Year - Type  Business Births  Business Deaths  Business Expansions  Business Contractions  Stable Businesses
1999 - Accommodation & Food Services 0 0 0 0 0
1999 - Administrative & Support & Waste Management & remediation serv 6 7 9 7 11
1999 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting 5 6 8 9 11
1999 - Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation 0 1 2 1 7
1999 - Construction 13 19 37 27 33
1999 - Educational Services 1 0 2 2 2
1999 - Finance & Insurance 8 4 17 14 23
1999 - Health Care & Social Assistance 9 8 35 27 35
1999 - Information 0 1 1 5 3
1999 - Management Of Companies & Enterprises 0 0 2 2 0
1999 - Manufacturing 3 4 17 15 10
1999 - Mining 0 0 0 1 0
1999 - Other Services (Except Public Administration) 6 10 21 23 77
1999 - Professional, Scientific, & Technical Ssrvices 11 1 12 11 26
1999 - Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 1 2 13 3 8
1999 - Retail Trade 27 17 82 73 104
1999 - Transportation & Warehousing 11 5 16 5 9
1999 - Unclassified 6 0 1 0 1
1999 - Utilities 0 0 1 2 0
1999 - Wholesale Trade 6 6 5 14 23
1999 - Total 113 91 281 241 383
2000 - Accommodation & Food Services 0 0 0 0 0
2000 - Administrative & Support & Waste Management & remediation serv 4 3 11 7 10
2000 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting 1 7 7 10 9
2000 - Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation 0 3 2 1 4
2000 - Construction 14 14 36 28 31
2000 - Educational Services 1 0 1 3 3
2000 - Finance & Insurance 5 6 16 12 28
2000 - Health Care & Social Assistance 12 2 41 34 28
2000 - Information 1 1 5 1 3
2000 - Management Of Companies & Enterprises 0 0 2 1 1
2000 - Manufacturing 3 7 16 16 6
2000 - Mining 1 0 0 0 1
2000 - Other Services (Except Public Administration) 9 9 35 26 59
2000 - Professional, Scientific, & Technical Ssrvices 6 7 16 8 29
2000 - Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 2 1 8 6 11
2000 - Retail Trade 20 18 68 59 140
2000 - Transportation & Warehousing 6 9 10 14 9
2000 - Unclassified 12 3 0 1 1
2000 - Utilities 0 0 2 0 1
2000 - Wholesale Trade 8 5 12 15 17
2000 - Total 105 95 288 242 391
2001 - Accommodation & Food Services 0 0 0 0 0
2001 - Administrative & Support & Waste Management & remediation serv 6 7 5 8 13
2001 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting 4 4 7 6 8
2001 - Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation 2 1 1 2 4
2001 - Construction 9 25 25 36 22
2001 - Educational Services 0 1 5 2 1
2001 - Finance & Insurance 2 6 10 19 27
2001 - Health Care & Social Assistance 15 8 34 38 36
2001 - Information 1 1 2 2 5
2001 - Management Of Companies & Enterprises 1 0 0 3 2
2001 - Manufacturing 3 2 12 18 8
2001 - Mining 0 0 1 0 1
2001 - Other Services (Except Public Administration) 14 9 23 26 72
2001 - Professional, Scientific, & Technical Ssrvices 4 6 15 12 26
2001 - Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 6 3 5 9 10
2001 - Retail Trade 24 28 70 81 108
2001 - Transportation & Warehousing 8 5 9 11 14
2001 - Unclassified 3 5 3 0 1
2001 - Utilities 0 0 2 1 0
2001 - Wholesale Trade 5 8 12 17 16
2001 - Total 107 119 241 291 374
2002 - Accommodation & Food Services 0 0 0 0 0
2002 - Administrative & Support & Waste Management & remediation serv 4 4 7 10 12
2002 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting 3 3 8 8 6
2002 - Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation 1 1 4 2 2
2002 - Construction 9 7 22 32 33
2002 - Educational Services 0 1 1 3 4
2002 - Finance & Insurance 7 3 14 10 31
2002 - Health Care & Social Assistance 14 3 45 41 35
2002 - Information 3 0 3 5 2
2002 - Management Of Companies & Enterprises 0 0 2 1 3
2002 - Manufacturing 2 7 11 13 9
2002 - Mining 0 2 0 0 0
2002 - Other Services (Except Public Administration) 4 8 30 25 72
2002 - Professional, Scientific, & Technical Ssrvices 6 3 12 12 29
2002 - Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 1 4 5 5 16
2002 - Retail Trade 18 30 69 87 102
2002 - Transportation & Warehousing 8 7 11 11 13
2002 - Unclassified 1 3 0 0 0
2002 - Utilities 0 0 1 1 1
2002 - Wholesale Trade 5 6 11 19 14
2002 - Total 86 92 256 285 384
2003 - Accommodation & Food Services 0 0 0 0 0
2003 - Administrative & Support & Waste Management & remediation serv 7 3 16 6 12
2003 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting 3 2 6 10 9
2003 - Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation 1 0 1 4 4
2003 - Construction 15 17 24 28 23
2003 - Educational Services 3 1 2 2 3
2003 - Finance & Insurance 2 4 14 16 28
2003 - Health Care & Social Assistance 10 7 51 43 35
2003 - Information 0 1 2 4 6
2003 - Management Of Companies & Enterprises 0 0 1 3 2
2003 - Manufacturing 4 3 15 13 6
2003 - Mining 0 0 0 0 0
2003 - Other Services (Except Public Administration) 12 8 33 21 67
2003 - Professional, Scientific, & Technical Ssrvices 4 8 10 16 22
2003 - Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 1 3 6 3 15
2003 - Retail Trade 18 34 78 69 91
2003 - Transportation & Warehousing 5 11 9 10 14
2003 - Unclassified 1 0 0 0 0
2003 - Utilities 0 0 2 0 1
2003 - Wholesale Trade 1 4 13 12 19
2003 - Total 87 106 283 260 357
2004 - Accommodation & Food Services 0 0 0 0 0
2004 - Administrative & Support & Waste Management & remediation serv 2 3 13 9 15
2004 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting 2 4 7 8 8
2004 - Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation 3 1 4 1 4
2004 - Construction 6 12 27 25 29
2004 - Educational Services 0 1 3 1 4
2004 - Finance & Insurance 6 3 19 15 23
2004 - Health Care & Social Assistance 15 7 42 42 49
2004 - Information 0 0 1 7 3
2004 - Management Of Companies & Enterprises 0 0 2 2 1
2004 - Manufacturing 1 3 16 9 12
2004 - Mining 1 0 0 0 0
2004 - Other Services (Except Public Administration) 10 7 31 28 61
2004 - Professional, Scientific, & Technical Ssrvices 4 3 14 7 27
2004 - Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 6 1 7 4 14
2004 - Retail Trade 15 16 60 68 111
2004 - Transportation & Warehousing 9 3 14 9 12
2004 - Unclassified 6 0 0 0 1
2004 - Utilities 0 0 2 0 1
2004 - Wholesale Trade 4 4 11 12 21
2004 - Total 90 68 273 247 396
2005 - Accommodation & Food Services 0 0 0 0 0
2005 - Administrative & Support & Waste Management & remediation serv 5 3 6 11 18
2005 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting 3 6 6 12 3
2005 - Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation 1 2 2 3 6
2005 - Construction 11 12 25 31 20
2005 - Educational Services 2 1 0 1 6
2005 - Finance & Insurance 3 2 13 21 27
2005 - Health Care & Social Assistance 14 12 55 45 35
2005 - Information 0 1 5 3 2
2005 - Management Of Companies & Enterprises 0 0 1 1 3
2005 - Manufacturing 1 2 16 12 8
2005 - Mining 0 0 0 0 1
2005 - Other Services (Except Public Administration) 3 7 25 24 72
2005 - Professional, Scientific, & Technical Ssrvices 1 4 8 12 30
2005 - Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 1 4 2 12 13
2005 - Retail Trade 15 27 55 70 103
2005 - Transportation & Warehousing 6 10 15 10 11
2005 - Unclassified 3 0 1 0 1
2005 - Utilities 0 0 0 1 2
2005 - Wholesale Trade 0 2 13 10 23
2005 - Total 69 95 248 279 384

Wholesale Trade Business Lawyers provide services for corporations, LLCs, partnerships, contracts, franchising and business litigation. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Columbus County Public Benefits Information

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Columbus County Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 84,652 77.52%
 Below Poverty Level 24,550 22.48%

Columbus County Government Finances By Year


Year  Property Taxes  Other Taxes  Intergov. Revenue  Utility Revenue  Employee Retirement Revenue  Other Revenue Total Revenue Salaries & Wages Total Debt Total Cash & Securities
1970 $2,903 $8 $9,112 $0 $0 $878 $12,893 $7,084 $2,906 $994
1971 $2,603 $2 $10,493 $0 $0 $941 $14,037 $7,955 $2,842 $2,187
1972 $2,599 $405 $11,105 $0 $0 $825 $14,529 $7,467 $2,654 $1,399
1973 $2,567 $768 $12,226 $0 $0 $652 $15,445 $8,553 $2,468 $2,064
1974 $2,809 $852 $14,078 $0 $0 $945 $17,832 $9,577 $2,282 $2,799
1975 $2,846 $985 $18,154 $0 $0 $2,928 $23,928 $12,075 $2,216 $3,922
1976 $4,023 $1,022 $16,913 $0 $0 $2,137 $23,073 $12,589 $8,030 $6,891
1977 $4,348 $1,127 $17,759 $0 $0 $1,905 $24,012 $14,938 $7,844 $4,884
1978 $4,328 $1,136 $19,756 $0 $0 $2,137 $26,221 $14,873 $7,597 $2,632
1979 $4,666 $1,271 $22,212 $0 $0 $1,932 $28,810 $17,539 $7,357 $2,909
1980 $4,826 $1,453 $21,224 $1 $0 $1,563 $27,614 $15,623 $10,027 $2,720
1981 $5,605 $1,528 $24,942 $0 $0 $2,069 $32,616 $2,604 $9,615 $2,692
1982 $6,473 $1,993 $23,383 $0 $0 $2,996 $32,852 $21,085 $10,345 $3,284
1983 $6,661 $1,609 $23,523 $0 $0 $2,915 $33,099 $21,950 $8,315 $4,444
1984 $6,736 $2,379 $27,491 $0 $0 $3,044 $37,271 $22,095 $7,576 $4,528
1985 $6,835 $3,327 $30,116 $0 $0 $4,085 $41,036 $26,603 $6,875 $4,313
1986 $7,445 $3,325 $33,748 $0 $0 $4,431 $45,624 $28,866 $6,270 $3,993
1987 $7,525 $4,562 $37,225 $0 $0 $3,855 $48,605 $30,686 $7,881 $3,724
1988 $7,684 $5,119 $38,867 $0 $0 $4,716 $51,267 $32,058 $5,400 $4,919
1989 $8,262 $4,814 $44,947 $0 $0 $3,780 $56,989 $33,357 $5,747 $6,226
1990 $9,195 $5,472 $44,771 $0 $0 $3,694 $57,660 $34,247 $4,995 $6,227
1991 $10,123 $4,800 $51,681 $0 $0 $6,195 $67,999 $40,927 $13,850 $8,951
1992 $10,371 $5,782 $54,705 $0 $0 $6,688 $71,764 $40,579 $28,605 $18,538
1993 $12,888 $5,734 $47,277 $0 $0 $5,395 $65,560 $40,876 $19,560 $8,045
1994 $12,142 $5,209 $64,264 $0 $0 $4,649 $81,055 $42,919 $27,455 $17,318
1995 $13,705 $5,223 $68,223 $0 $0 $5,925 $87,853 $45,065 $25,970 $18,394
1996 $14,871 $5,653 $65,743 $0 $0 $10,032 $90,646 $45,065 $24,480 $17,768
1997 $15,112 $6,051 $68,724 $0 $0 $10,070 $93,906 $45,865 $53,359 $47,624
1998 $16,536 $6,387 $77,063 $0 $0 $13,074 $106,673 $59,165 $48,824 $49,586
1999 $16,868 $6,594 $76,107 $118 $0 $14,091 $107,184 $55,931 $43,787 $47,543
2000 $17,458 $6,657 $94,828 $71 $0 $11,834 $124,191 $68,007 $62,969 $74,606
2001 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
2002 $19,908 $6,608 $97,517 $101 $0 $14,130 $131,656 $74,057 $84,490 $58,778
2003 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
2004 $21,075 $8,566 $97,665 $440 $0 $20,008 $139,188 $69,646 $73,039 $78,616
2005 $22,189 $8,778 $99,494 $347 $0 $14,463 $136,493 $74,361 $65,862 $57,851
2006 $25,146 $9,846 $102,449 $393 $0 $16,740 $144,728 $74,378 $51,035 $41,056


Year  Education  Financial Control  Public Buildings  Public Health  Transportation  Parks & Recreation Total Expenses
 Protective Services  Welfare  Interest On General Debt  Utilities  Employee Retirement  Other
1970 $10,035 $964 $63 $126 $0 $0 $13,112
$119 $1,467 $83 $0 $0 $255
1971 $10,485 $185 $44 $151 $0 $0 $13,110
$165 $1,267 $96 $0 $0 $717
1972 $11,950 $321 $42 $198 $0 $0 $14,359
$166 $1,224 $95 $0 $0 $363
1973 $12,295 $255 $51 $221 $0 $0 $15,135
$197 $1,248 $88 $0 $0 $780
1974 $14,751 $268 $71 $209 $0 $0 $18,919
$206 $1,111 $80 $0 $0 $2,223
1975 $17,711 $262 $121 $726 $0 $0 $22,309
$354 $1,167 $74 $0 $0 $1,894
1976 $17,485 $257 $89 $5,124 $0 $11 $26,716
$408 $1,683 $483 $0 $0 $1,176
1977 $19,291 $271 $91 $4,396 $0 $13 $28,816
$400 $1,973 $476 $0 $0 $1,905
1978 $21,489 $313 $114 $1,232 $0 $34 $27,799
$629 $2,153 $471 $0 $0 $1,364
1979 $22,534 $414 $212 $575 $0 $55 $30,266
$671 $2,076 $459 $0 $0 $3,270
1980 $24,262 $550 $133 $824 $0 $89 $31,320
$504 $1,577 $474 $0 $0 $2,907
1981 $27,367 $636 $247 $825 $0 $114 $34,494
$624 $1,457 $634 $0 $0 $2,590
1982 $28,332 $507 $378 $808 $0 $125 $36,374
$631 $2,052 $619 $0 $0 $2,922
1983 $28,689 $632 $378 $1,038 $0 $103 $36,797
$697 $2,247 $572 $0 $0 $2,441
1984 $31,062 $738 $301 $1,402 $0 $146 $40,013
$679 $2,516 $530 $0 $0 $2,639
1985 $34,925 $804 $348 $1,920 $0 $170 $45,142
$747 $2,629 $491 $0 $0 $3,108
1986 $38,728 $819 $380 $2,162 $0 $154 $49,759
$785 $2,493 $396 $0 $0 $3,842
1987 $40,403 $1,128 $429 $2,360 $0 $169 $53,402
$852 $2,834 $428 $0 $0 $4,799
1988 $42,561 $1,266 $441 $2,327 $0 $165 $55,926
$833 $3,239 $359 $0 $0 $4,735
1989 $45,072 $1,138 $442 $2,683 $0 $186 $59,869
$1,093 $3,574 $394 $0 $0 $5,287
1990 $49,724 $1,189 $466 $3,428 $0 $218 $67,394
$1,155 $4,413 $412 $0 $0 $6,389
1991 $52,308 $1,352 $825 $3,716 $0 $233 $79,801
$1,242 $5,081 $686 $0 $0 $14,358
1992 $53,691 $1,504 $493 $4,084 $0 $228 $83,192
$1,343 $7,702 $1,220 $0 $0 $12,927
1993 $57,340 $2,343 $536 $4,502 $0 $251 $86,247
$2,060 $9,162 $2,032 $0 $0 $8,021
1994 $57,013 $1,533 $540 $5,177 $0 $299 $85,364
$1,027 $10,084 $1,453 $0 $0 $8,238
1995 $60,272 $2,008 $673 $6,000 $13 $605 $99,945
$1,548 $10,126 $1,720 $0 $0 $16,980
1996 $63,968 $1,965 $669 $5,833 $0 $277 $98,614
$1,620 $8,041 $1,917 $74 $0 $14,250
1997 $66,380 $1,938 $689 $5,811 $30 $309 $100,692
$2,208 $8,430 $1,710 $0 $0 $13,187
1998 $72,132 $2,021 $762 $6,158 $30 $415 $115,565
$1,878 $8,489 $3,654 $0 $0 $20,026
1999 $77,690 $2,266 $824 $5,677 $0 $401 $120,745
$1,905 $8,918 $3,367 $68 $0 $19,629
2000 $86,697 $2,723 $918 $6,345 $0 $424 $134,185
$2,319 $10,286 $2,945 $50 $0 $21,478
2001 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
$0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
2002 $84,017 $1,948 $767 $7,022 $0 $349 $146,336
$2,352 $12,088 $5,162 $6,686 $0 $25,945
2003 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
$0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
2004 $84,898 $2,988 $1,605 $7,236 $0 $451 $144,850
$3,304 $13,387 $3,976 $733 $0 $26,272
2005 $90,039 $2,778 $1,955 $7,349 $0 $419 $150,787
$3,224 $14,549 $2,534 $371 $0 $27,569
2006 $94,182 $3,066 $1,113 $7,512 $0 $402 $161,623
$3,429 $14,904 $4,641 $1,692 $0 $30,682

Columbus County Public Benefits Lawyers assess the range of local, state and federal government benefits to which their clients may be entitled and help them apply for such programs, as well as appeal decisions denying such benefits to their clients. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


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Correctional Institution Population (2000): 771
Columbus County Criminal Lawyers represent defendants in municipal, state and federal criminal proceedings. These lawyers commonly handle cases involving DUI/DWI (drunk driving), drug possession, gun crimes, traffic tickets, violent crimes, sex crimes, theft offenses and white collar crimes. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Columbus County Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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People With A Disability (2000): 52,000

Columbus County Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 7,481 13.66%
10-19 Years 8,070 14.74%
20-29 Years 6,641 12.13%
30-39 Years 7,643 13.96%
40-49 Years 7,993 14.60%
50-59 Years 6,764 12.35%
60-69 Years 4,987 9.11%
70-79 Years 3,388 6.19%
80-89 Years 1,542 2.82%
90+ Years 240 0.44%

Columbus County Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 26,323 48.08%
 Female 28,426 51.92%

Columbus County Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 34,380 62.80%
 African-American 16,901 30.87%
 Amerindian 1,665 3.04%
 Hispanic/Latino 1,269 2.32%
 Multiracial 370 0.68%
 Asian 118 0.22%
 Other Race 33 0.06%
 Pacific Islander 13 0.02%

Columbus County Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. United States Or American 22,455 50.91%
2. English 7,287 16.52%
3. Irish 3,293 7.47%
4. German 2,608 5.91%
5. Scotch Irish 2,347 5.32%
6. Scottish 1,219 2.76%
7. French Non-Basque 1,022 2.32%
8. African 928 2.10%
9. European 753 1.71%
10. Italian 523 1.19%

Columbus County Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 100,344 96.53%
2. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 2,748 2.64%
3. German 257 0.25%
4. French 248 0.24%
5. Tagalog 100 0.10%
6. Korean 62 0.06%
7. Urdu 38 0.04%
8. Other Slavic 34 0.03%
9. Japanese 20 0.02%
10. Arabic 16 0.02%

Columbus County Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 109,654 98.58%
 Naturalized immigrant 476 0.43%
 Not a citizen 1,106 0.99%

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