Columbus, North Carolina
Cost of Living
Cost of living is a major factor in determining which destination is the best fit for your loved one. The rent burden for Columbus is about 16.0% of the average person's monthly income. Columbus has a median home value of around $150,405 and the median cost of rent is around $760 per month per month.
Demographics and Values
Currently, the population of Columbus consists of 992 people. Columbus has a population density of 107 people per square mile. Out of the total city population, 48.9% are male and 51.1% are female. The median age of Columbus is 34 years old. In Columbus, 5.0% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. Racially, the population of Columbus is 10.1% mixed race, 84.4% white, 0.0% Asian, 0.0% Native American, 17.1% Hispanic, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.4% other or not specified, and 5.2% black. Of the population of Columbus 6.1% have a graduate degree, 14.8% have a college degree, and 31.0% have a high-school diploma. Out of the total population of Columbus, 8.8% are widowed, 21.1% do not have health insurance, 58.6% participate in the labor force, and 15.5% live in poverty.
An overview of North Carolina
The natural beauty of North Carolina is ranked 36th in the nation. Overall, North Carolina ranks 18th in quality of life and 30th in healthcare compared to other US states. There are 123 general hospitals and 236 health centers that provide care for 10,497,679 North Carolina residents. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Memorial Mission Hospital And Asheville Surgery Ce, Atrium Health Kings Mountain, and The Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital. The state of North Carolina has a cost of living index of 94.0 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 96.6 and a housing index rating of 83.1.
Social demographics of the state
The state of North Carolina ranks 20th in the country for diversity. The median age in the state is 39, and 29% of the population is over the age of 55. During the latest presidential election, 50% voted for the Republican candidate while 46% voted for the Democratic candidate. In North Carolina, 39% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 15,737 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-35%, Mainline Protestant-19%, and Historically Black Protestant-12%. In North Carolina there are 635 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
North Carolina experiences an average humidity rating of about 71%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of August at around 77%. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 41°F. The average high winter temperature is around 62°F in the month of December. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 19°F during the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 76°F. The average high summer temperature is around 92°F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 53°F in the month of June. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of July at around 9.06 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of North Carolina is around 4.20 inches. On average, North Carolina has an air quality index rating of around 36.0 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of April with a rating of 45.3 AQI. While residents of North Carolina mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in North Carolina can include hurricanes, floods, and and earthquakes (moderate).
Wildlife to be found in North Carolina
The state of North Carolina has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of yellow poplar, winged elm, sassafras, and redbud. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the gray and red foxes, the red wolf, the the american black bear, or the amberjack. The state animal of North Carolina is the the squirrel.