Tabor City, NC

Tabor City, situated in Columbus County, is a small town made up of 3.2 square miles.

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The town was founded in the 18th century. Tabor City was incorporated in 1905. 


The median resident age in Tabor City is 39 years. The median estimated household income is about $19,000 making it about $19,000 less than the North Carolina average.

The estimated per capita is about $14,000. The average price for a home in Tabor City is about $88,000 (2015) which is $72,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $600 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Tabor City is 47% White, 40% Black, 3% Two or more races, and 10% other. 71% of the population are high school graduates, with 12% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 29% are married, 14% are divorced, 6% are separated, 10% are widowed, leaving 41% that have never been married.

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Columbus County

Tabor City 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 Tabor City, NC is about 2,500. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1990's.


The elevation of Tabor City, NC is 105 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Tabor City, NC is 28463.

Area Code

The area code for Tabor City, NC is 910.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Tabor City 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 Tabor City is about 7% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Retail, food services, and public administration make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The News Reporter and Tabor Loris are the primary newspapers that cover the Columbus County area.


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