Brunswick, NC

Brunswick, situated in Columbus County, is a small town made up of 0.4 square miles...

2018 Best Guide to Brunswick, NC

June 1, 2018


The median resident age in Brunswick is 33 years. The median estimated household income is about $19,000 making it about $26,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $9,000. The average price for a home in Brunswick is about $65,000 (2013) which is $90,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $670 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Brunswick is 33% White, 56% Black, 6% Hispanic, 3% American Indian, and 2% other. 79% of the population are high school graduates, with 4% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 27% are married, 6% are divorced, 2% separated, 11% are widowed, leaving 54% that have never been married.

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Columbus County

Brunswick 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 Brunswick, NC is about 1,100. The town population boomed in the 2000's increasing from 360 to 1,100.


The elevation of Brunswick, NC is 79 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Brunswick, NC is 28424.

Area Code

The area code for Brunswick, NC is 910.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Brunswick 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 Brunswick is about 7% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Retail and manufacturing make more than 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The News Reporter and Whiteville Online are the primary newspapers that cover the Columbus County area.


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