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Demographics

People

Total Population1,349
Male Share of the Population44.1%
Female Share of the Population55.9%
Senior Citizens18.6%
Employed Population 16+501
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married42.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.1%
Median Earnings25+$26,000
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,947
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,114

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,469
% Above Poverty Level88.8%
% Below Poverty Level11.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone36.2%
Median Gross Rent$720
Median House Value$147,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.4%
English12.8%
Irish11.3%
Italian3.3%
French Except Basque1.4%
Polish1.3%
Swiss1.1%
Welsh0.7%
Scottish0.7%
Greek0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Russian0.6%
Brazilian0.3%
German0.2%
Czech0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
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Columbus Almanac

CategoryValue
County Polk County
Standard Zip Codes28722
Phone Area Codes828
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.24
Approximate Longitude-82.2

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)

StationTRYON
Distance4.2 miles
Jan Temp30 to 52 F
Apr Temp46 to 74 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp48 to 73 F
Annual Precip65.4 inches
StationSIMMS WATER PLANT
Distance16.1 miles
Jan Temp27 to 52 F
Apr Temp43 to 74 F
Jul Temp65 to 91 F
Oct Temp45 to 74 F
Annual Precip51.6 inches
StationFLETCHER 2 NE
Distance21.1 miles
Jan Temp26 to 49 F
Apr Temp40 to 69 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 69 F
Annual Precip45.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chimney Rock98$31,875
Hendersonville13,548$49,895
Lake Lure1,363$75,875
Rutherfordton4,187$49,536
Saluda758$47,232
Tryon1,568$46,944

Columbus Public Libraries

Polk County Public Library
1289 W MILLS ST
Columbus, North Carolina
(828) 894-8721

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Columbus Hospitals

St. Luke's Hospital
(Non-profit)
101 Hospital Drive
(828) 894-3311

Columbus Public Schools

Polk County Early College
1545 East Nc 108 Hwy
ZIP: 28722
(828) 894-2698
High
Total Enrollment 63
Polk County High School
1681 East Nc 108 Hwy
ZIP: 28722
(828) 894-2525
High
Total Enrollment 669
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