Columbus County, North Carolina

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Columbus County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Its county seat is Whiteville[1].



The county was formed in 1808 from parts of Bladen County and Brunswick County. It was named for Christopher Columbus.

Law and government

Columbus County is a member of the regional Cape Fear Council of Governments.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 954 square miles (2,470.8 km2), of which 937 square miles (2,426.8 km2) is land and 17 square miles (44.0 km2) (1.76%) is water.


The county has seven incorporated towns: Bolton, Cerro Gordo, Chadbourn, Fair Bluff, Tabor City, Lake Waccamaw, and Whiteville. In addition there are nine townships: Bogue, Bug Hill, Lees, Ransom, South Williams, Tatums, Welch Creek, Western Prong and Williams

Adjacent counties


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 54,749 people, 21,308 households, and 15,043 families residing in the county. The population density was 58/sq mi (23/km²). As of 2004, there were 24,668 housing units at an average density of 26/sq mi (10/km²). The racial makeup for the county was 68.9% White, 23.1% Black or African American, 5.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 4.7% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. 2.7% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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