Sandyfield, situated in Columbus County, is a small town made up of 3.5 square miles.
September 14, 2017
Sandyfield was incorporated in 1994.
The median resident age in Sandyfield is 28 years. The median estimated household income is about $48,000 making it equal to the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $17,000. The average price for a home in Sandyfield is about $85,000 (2015) which is $75,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $900 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Sandyfield is 81% White, 15% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 3% other. 93% of the population are high school graduates, with 14% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 37% are married, 18% are divorced, 4% are separated, 4% are widowed, leaving 37% that have never been married.
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Sandyfield 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 Sandyfield, NC is about 400. The population has been steadily increasing since 2000.
The elevation of Sandyfield, NC is 43 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Sandyfield, NC is 28456.
The area code for Sandyfield, NC is 910.
Historically speaking Sandyfield and Columbus County have voted mostly Republican, with 54% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous two or three elections.
As of 2010, 42% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 56% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.
The unemployment rate for Sandyfield is about 7% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing and retail make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The News Reporter is the primary newspaper that covers the Columbus County area.