Caldwell County, North Carolina Population 2019

Caldwell County, North Carolina's estimated population is 81,920 with a growth rate of 0.19% 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
201882,0291090.13%
201781,9201530.19%
201681,7672550.31%
201581,512-153-0.19%
201481,665-379-0.46%
201382,044-28-0.03%
201282,072-368-0.45%
201182,440-581-0.70%
201083,02112,31217.41%
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
White72,949
Black or African American4,027
Some Other Race3,080
Two or More Races871
Asian508
American Indian and Alaska Native344
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander26

Caldwell County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Caldwell County, North Carolina Median Age

44.1


Total

43.4


Male

44.9


Female

Caldwell County, North Carolina Adults

There are 64,821 adults, (15,071 of whom are seniors) in Caldwell County, North Carolina.

Caldwell County, North Carolina Age Dependency

64.4

Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Caldwell County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

41,444

50.66%

Male

40,361

49.34%

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
Married84.3%15.7%
All71.6%28.4%
Male70.8%29.2%
Non Family59.6%40.4%
Female49.1%50.9%

71.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All32,1502.5171.6
Married16,7293.0584.3
Non Family9,8581.1559.6
Female4,0433.349.1
Male1,5203.470.8

3.02

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

4.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Caldwell County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,0676.95%
9th to 12th Grade8,40414.35%
High School Graduate18,83632.17%
Some College12,90222.04%
Associates Degree5,6599.67%
Bachelors Degree5,7659.85%
Graduate Degree2,9164.98%

Caldwell County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White52,84442,2858,032
Black2,6202,012279
Hispanic2,09690033
Other Race1,50473838
Asian407407206
Multiple Races29622750
Native American25422253
Islander265

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.61%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,187$33,937$25,583
Less Than High School$22,186$29,454$15,228
High School Grad$28,008$31,195$24,407
Some College$30,103$38,135$24,704
Bachelors Degree$40,688$46,393$37,517
Graduate Degree$49,639$67,500$44,799

$30,187

Average Earnings

$33,937

Average Male

$25,583

Average Female

Caldwell County, North Carolina Language

Caldwell County, North Carolina Language by Age

Caldwell County, North Carolina Language

94.27% of Caldwell County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 5.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.40% of the population.

Caldwell County, North Carolina Poverty

Caldwell County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White70,92510,30914.54%
Hispanic4,1211,31531.91%
Other3,0541,19639.16%
Black3,8181,04027.24%
Multiple80728335.07%
Native34422063.95%
Asian505214.16%
Islander262180.77%

16.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.47%

Male Poverty Rate

17.33%

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 80.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Caldwell County, North Carolina is Asian, with 4.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.84%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.39%
High School13.91%
Some College13.09%
Bachelors or Greater4.33%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.49%
Male Unemployed29.33%
Female Employed8.90%
Male Employed7.74%

Caldwell County, North Carolina Income

Caldwell County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,735$54,112
Families$51,132$63,412
Married Families$59,374-
Non Families$21,338$30,291

Caldwell County, North Carolina Marital Status

Caldwell County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.7%

Male Marriage Rate

52.2%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Caldwell County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Caldwell County, North Carolina Veterans

5,062

Number of Veterans

4,847

Male Veterans

215

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,060
First Gulf War771
Second Gulf War525
Korea459
World War II297

Caldwell County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,7428.05%
Black2257.68%
Indian6321.72%
Hispanic210.84%
2 or More194.75%
Hawaiian1350.00%

Caldwell County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

10.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Caldwell County, North Carolina Employment Status

57%

Labor Force Participation

52.5%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

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%
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