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Columbus County, NC Public Records

Superior Court
PO Box 1587
Whiteville, NC 28472 www.nccourts.org/County/Columbus/...
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM EST
P: 910-641-4400
F: 910-641-4401
Couriers: 100 Courthouse Circle
Whiteville, NC 28472
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Over $25,000
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed, juvenile, sex offender, mental, expunged or dismissed
Search civil and criminal court calendars at www1.aoc.state.nc.us/www/calendars.html.
District Court
PO Box 1587
Whiteville, NC 28472 www.nccourts.org/County/Columbus/...
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM EST
P: 910-641-4400
F: 910-641-4401
Couriers: 100 Courthouse Circle
Whiteville, NC 28472
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Under $25,000, Probate, Family, Juvenile,
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed, juvenile, sex offender, mental, expunged or dismissed
Search civil and criminal court calendars at www1.aoc.state.nc.us/www/calendars.html.
District Court - Magistrate Office
PO Box 1587
Whiteville, NC 28472 www.nccourts.org/County/Columbus/...
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM EST
P: 910-641-3090
F: 910-641-3094
Couriers: 100 Courthouse Circle
County Law Enforcement Center
Whiteville, NC 28472
Jurisdiction: Small Claims, Evictions
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed, juvenile, sex offender, mental, expunged or dismissed
Magistrate records searchable on public terminals at courthouse plus are on the Judiciary’s online system for high volume requesters. The Magistrate, a person not a court, can take guilty pleas for traffic.

Columbus County, NC Vital Records

Contact the Columbus County Office of the Register of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Columbus County
Register of Deeds
125 Washington St, #B
Whiteville, NC 28472 http://columbusdeeds.com/
8:30AM-5PM EST
Phone: 910-640-6625
Fax: 910-640-2547
Recorded Documents

Columbus County Vital Certificates

Columbus County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Columbus County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 936.80 sq mi
Population (2009): 54,221
  • Females: 52.3%
  • White: 65.0%
  • Black/African American: 30.4%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 3.5%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 61.8%
Population Change (2000-2009): -530
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 1.4%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 3.5%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 21.9%
High School Graduates (2000): 68.6%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 10.1%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.50
Housing Units (2000): 24,060
Homeownership Rate (2000): 76.4%
Migration Flow to Columbus County, NC from (2007-2008):

Columbus County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $794,371
  • Construction: $44,505
  • Retail Trade: $66,079
  • Professional and Technical Services: $17,714
  • Healthcare: $128,424
  • Banking: $26,022
  • Retail Trade: $66,079
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $14,232
  • Manufacturing: $154,582
  • Farms: $40,836
  • Government: $154,717
Employed (2000): 20,957
Unemployed (2000): 1,749
Unemployment Rate (2009): 12.4%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $27,592
Local Government Employment (2007): 2,426
Local Government Revenue (2007): $152,125 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $90,802 (thou. dol.)

Columbus County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 797
  • Per 1,000 population: 14.8
Deaths (2007): 682
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.6
Infant Deaths (2007): 8
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.0

Columbus County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 290
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 3
  • Forcible rape: 7
  • Robbery: 81
  • Aggravated Assault: 199
Property Crimes (2008): 2,998
  • Burglary: 996
  • Larceny-Theft: 1,762
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 240

Columbus County Genealogy Records