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Columbus is a town in Polk County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 999 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Polk County. The Tryon International Equestrian Center, close to the nearby community of Mill Spring will be the location of the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games.HistoryThe Green River Plantation, J. G. Hughes House, and Polk County Courthouse are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.GeographyColumbus is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8sqmi, all of it land.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 992 people, 414 households, and 238 families residing in the town. The population density was 559.1 people per square mile (216.4/km²). There were 442 housing units at an average density of 249.1 per square mile (96.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.32% White, 5.95% African American, 0.20% Native American, 3.12% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.56% of the population.
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