Caldwell County, North Carolina Population 2018

Caldwell County, North Carolina's estimated population is 81,981 with a growth rate of 0.44% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Caldwell County, North Carolina is the 34th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201781,9813580.44%
201681,623-164-0.20%
201681,7872500.31%
201581,537-144-0.18%
201481,681-360-0.44%
201382,041-55-0.07%
201282,096-350-0.42%
201182,446-563-0.68%
201083,00912,30017.40%
199070,7092,9634.37%
198067,74611,04719.48%
197056,6997,14714.42%
196049,5526,20014.30%
195043,3527,55721.11%
194035,7957,77927.77%
193028,0168,03240.19%
192019,984-595-2.89%
191020,5794,88531.13%
190015,6943,39627.61%
189012,2982,00719.50%
188010,2911,81521.41%
18708,47697913.06%
18607,4971,18018.68%
18506,3170.00%

Caldwell County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White73,059
Black or African American3,998
Some Other Race2,667
Two or More Races966
Asian466
American Indian and Alaska Native442
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander25

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Caldwell County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Caldwell County, North Carolina Median Age

43.5


Total

42.6


Male

44.2


Female

Caldwell County, North Carolina Adults

There are 64,482 adults, (14,366 of which are seniors) in Caldwell County, North Carolina.

Caldwell County, North Carolina Age Dependency

63.1

Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Caldwell County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

41,457

50.79%

Male

40,166

49.21%

Caldwell County, North Carolina Households and Families

Caldwell County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Caldwell County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.9%16.1%
All70.6%29.4%
Male64.8%35.2%
Non Family58.4%41.6%
Female51.9%48.1%

70.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Caldwell County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All31,9122.5370.6
Married15,7993.1483.9
Non Family10,7201.1358.4
Female3,8693.5151.9
Male1,5243.4664.8

3.13

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

4.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Caldwell County, North Carolina Households

Caldwell County, North Carolina Education

Caldwell County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,1647.18%
9th to 12th Grade8,85315.27%
High School Graduate18,46331.84%
Some College13,21322.78%
Associates Degree5,3029.14%
Bachelors Degree5,5619.59%
Graduate Degree2,4384.20%

Caldwell County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White52,53841,4577,504
Black2,6171,914213
Hispanic1,95590155
Other Race1,33169132
Native American36021525
Multiple Races30124651
Asian265255135
Islander25

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 96.23%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.94%.

Caldwell County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,582$31,859$25,096
Less Than High School$22,029$26,996$14,273
High School Grad$27,399$30,602$23,956
Some College$27,848$35,386$24,092
Bachelors Degree$40,188$45,413$35,851
Graduate Degree$50,458$63,500$42,193

$28,582

Average Earnings

$31,859

Average Male

$25,096

Average Female

Caldwell County, North Carolina Language

Caldwell County, North Carolina Language by Age

Caldwell County, North Carolina Language

94.63% of Caldwell County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 5.37% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.94% of the population.

Caldwell County, North Carolina Poverty

Caldwell County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White71,17211,16115.68%
Black3,7501,32035.20%
Hispanic3,9491,13528.74%
Other2,64195336.08%
Multiple88936841.39%
Native44218040.72%
Islander2525100.00%
Asian463163.46%

17.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.97%

Male Poverty Rate

19.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Caldwell County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Caldwell County, North Carolina is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Caldwell County, North Carolina is Asian, with 3.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.36%.

Caldwell County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.02%
Some College14.80%
High School14.41%
Bachelors or Greater4.54%

Caldwell County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.86%
Male Unemployed29.36%
Female Employed8.96%
Male Employed6.77%

Caldwell County, North Carolina Income

Caldwell County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,118$50,250
Families$49,762$60,922
Married Families$57,236$
Non Families$20,188$27,151

Caldwell County, North Carolina Marital Status

Caldwell County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.5%

Male Marriage Rate

49.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Caldwell County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Caldwell County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Caldwell County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Caldwell County, North Carolina Veterans

Caldwell County, North Carolina Veterans by War

5,181

Number of Veterans

4,985

Male Veterans

196

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam2,068
First Gulf War704
Korea471
Second Gulf War405
World War II323

Caldwell County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,505
75+1,250
55 to 641,103
35 to 541,042
18 to 34281

Caldwell County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,8928.34%
Black2508.49%
Hispanic552.31%
Indian164.10%
Hawaiian1456.00%
2 or More92.20%

Caldwell County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

10.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Caldwell County, North Carolina Employment Status

Caldwell County, North Carolina Employment by Age

57.5%

Labor Force Participation

51.5%

Employment Rate

10.5%

Unemployment Rate

Caldwell County, North Carolina Employment by Race

Caldwell County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Caldwell County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Hickory 40061405675061.26%
Lenoir1823617973-263-1.44%
Sawmills52405107-133-2.54%
Granite Falls47204685-35-0.74%
Gamewell40533946-107-2.64%
Hudson37763725-51-1.35%
Cajah's Mountain28002758-42-1.50%
Blowing Rock 12411288473.79%
Rhodhiss 10661048-18-1.69%
Cedar Rock300293-7-2.33%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990