Boardman, NC

Boardman, situated in Columbus County, is a small town made up of 3.1 square miles...

2018 Best Guide to Boardman, NC

May 19, 2018

The Town of Boardman was incorporated in 1992, and has a population of 157 (2010).


The median resident age in Boardman is 47 years. The median estimated household income is about $50,000 making it about $5,000 more than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $23,000. The average price for a home in Boardman is about $56,000 (2013) which is $99,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $350 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Boardman is 66% White and 34% Black. 79% of the population are high school graduates, with 5% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 43% are married, 4% are divorced, 6% are separated, 6% are widowed, leaving 41% that have never been married.

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Columbus County

Boardman belongs to Columbus County in the southern part of North Carolina. The county was named after Christopher Columbus, and was formed from parts of Brunswick and Bladen counties. Columbus County has a population of 58,000 and its largest city Whiteville, with a population of 5,400, is the county seat.

State and Federal Investigations started Operation Gateway US in 1983, an investigation into the actions of many of the elected officials in Columbus and Brunswick counties. They arrested several affluential residents, and confiscated 37 million dollars of illegal drugs. In the news the scandal was referred to as "COLCOR"; meaning Columbus Corruption.

Columbus County borders Robeson, Horry (South Carolina), Brunswick, Pender, and Bladen counties.

Columbus County is made up of 954 square miles. 937 of which is land with the remaining 17 as water.


The Population of Boardman, NC is 157.


The elevation of Boardman, NC is 89 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Boardman, NC is 28438.

Area Code

The area code for Boardman, NC is 910.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Boardman and Columbus County have voted mostly Democrat, but since 2004 they have voted Republican. 54% went to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election.

As of 2010, 42% of the population are religiously unaffiliated (Nones). About 55% are Protestants, Catholics make up around 2%, and 1% other.


The unemployment rate for Boardman is about 7% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Public administration, construction, and agriculture/forestry(fishing/hunting) make nearly 75% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Robesonian, News Times, The News Reporter, and Tabor City Tribune are the primary newspapers that cover the Columbus County area.


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