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Profile for Columbia, North Carolina, NC

Downtown Columbia, waterfront
Downtown Columbia, waterfront
Date taken: 10/14/2006
Contributed by ilemme on December 6, 2006

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Columbia is a town in Tyrrell County.

It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in North Carolina named Columbia. For links to other places called Columbia, NC, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Columbia is 35.917N. The longitude is -76.252W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 3 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 801.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$20,588
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Columbia demographic reports
Columbia is on the Scuppernong River.
Former and merged names include:
· Elizabeth Town
· Shallop's Landing
· Elizabeth
· Heart's Desire
Founded as a trading post in the early 1700s
Local festivals include:
  • Scuppernong River Festival - Oct. 13, 2007
  • Soul Food Celebration - Nov. 16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Columbia web sites and events links in the sections below.
Wildlife: Among the many species at Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge are tundra swans, snow geese and ducks


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Sections below provide additional information and links about Columbia demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Tyrrell County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 27925 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

3% of Columbia residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Columbia ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Columbia was $12,216, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

12% of Columbia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Columbia festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Columbia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $195.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $679.


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Libraries in Columbia include Tyrrell County Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Tyrrell County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Columbia political report.

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The average commute time for Columbia workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Columbia, NC

Pros: People are wonderful, friendly and unpretentious...

Cons: Columbia on the Inner Banks in only a good half half from the buzzing Outer Banks and eventually the buzz will unfortunately catch up to the charming, historic Victorian water front town...

This is a good place to Build a house and raise a family or retire...

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NC communities formerly known as Columbia:
  �Ramseur, Randolph County

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