Columbus strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Carolina):
Affordability of Rents
Comparing Columbus to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Carolina (State):
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|Age of the Population|
|Female Share of the Population|
|Well-Paid Single Men|
|Male Share of the Population|
|Children Under 5 Years Old|
|Portion of People Married|
|Average Household Size|
|College Educated Adults|
|Median Family Income|
|People in Middle Class or Better|
|People Above Poverty|
|Short Commute Times|
|Walking and Biking to Work|
|Public Transportation Use|
|Working at Home|
|People Living Alone|
|Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals|
|Housing Recently Built|
|Affordability of Rents|
|Affordability of Property Taxes|
|Seasonal and Vacation Housing|
|Nearest Medium City||29 miles NE of Greenville, South Carolina (center to center)|
|Nearest Large City||76 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Standard Zip Codes||28722|
|Phone Area Codes||828|
|Time Zone||Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)|
|Daylight Savings||The city observes Daylight Saving Time.|
Nearest Weather StationsNotes:
|Jan Temp||30 to 52 F|
|Apr Temp||46 to 74 F|
|Jul Temp||67 to 89 F|
|Oct Temp||48 to 73 F|
|Annual Precip||65.4 inches|
|Station||SIMMS WATER PLANT|
|Jan Temp||27 to 52 F|
|Apr Temp||43 to 74 F|
|Jul Temp||65 to 91 F|
|Oct Temp||45 to 74 F|
|Annual Precip||51.6 inches|
|Station||FLETCHER 2 NE|
|Jan Temp||26 to 49 F|
|Apr Temp||40 to 69 F|
|Jul Temp||61 to 84 F|
|Oct Temp||42 to 69 F|
|Annual Precip||45.2 inches|
|Average Family Size||2.75|
|American Indian & Alaskan||2||0.2%|
|Hispanic (included in categories above)||75||7.6%|
|Est. 2005 Population||994|
(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)
|Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)||27.5%|
|French (except Basque)||1.4%|
ST LUKES HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
101 HOSPITAL DRIVE
Emergency Service: Yes
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1681 EAST NC 108 HWY
Serves 683 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.6
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