The community, elected officials and county staff strive to work together on behalf of all of our citizens and visitors. 
At 954 sq. miles, Columbus County is the third largest county in North Carolina and is home to over 58,000 residents. 
Columbus County is famous for its small towns and friendly atmosphere.

Census 2020

Take the 2020 CENSUS & Make Columbus County Count!

Why does it matter?

Hospitals. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census is more than just a headcount—it can shape many different aspects of Columbus County.

Results are used to help determine:

  • How more than $675 billion in federal funding is distributed to states and communities. These funds are spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works, and other vital programs.
  • The number of seats each state gets in Congress.
  • How state and local officials draw boundaries for congressional districts, state legislative districts, and school districts.
  • It’s critical that you’re counted. By April 2020, households will receive an invitation to participate in the census.