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People

Total Population 1,506
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 18.3%
Employed Population 16+ 571
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 44%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.1%
Median Earnings25+ $28,341
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,228

Wealth

Median Family Income $41,250
% Above Poverty Level 88.3%
% Below Poverty Level 11.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.9%
Median Gross Rent $702
Median House Value $120,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.4%
US/American 0%
English 6.5%
Irish 6.4%

Columbus Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 29 miles NE of Greenville, South Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 76 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Polk
Standard Zip Codes 28722
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.253
Longitude -82.197

Columbus Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station TRYON
Distance 4.2 miles
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
Distance 16.1 miles
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
Distance 21.1 miles
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chimney Rock 111 $65,795
Hendersonville 13,350 $50,763
Lake Lure 1,375 $67,656
Rutherfordton 4,208 $49,704
Saluda 596 $47,188
Tryon 1,681 $58,750

Columbus Public Libraries

Library
Polk County Public Library
51 WALKER STREET
Columbus, North Carolina
(828) 894-8721
Library Web Site

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Columbus Hospitals

ST LUKES HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
101 HOSPITAL DRIVE
(828) 894-3311
Emergency Service: Yes

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Columbus High Schools

POLK COUNTY HIGH
1681 EAST NC 108 HWY
828-894-2525
Serves 683 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.6

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