Catawba County, North Carolina Population 2019

Catawba County, North Carolina's estimated population is 157,811 with a growth rate of 0.86% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Catawba County, North Carolina is the 18th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018158,6528410.53%
2017157,8111,3400.86%
2016156,4719000.58%
2015155,5714320.28%
2014155,1391270.08%
2013155,0122830.18%
2012154,7292450.16%
2011154,484-282-0.18%
2010154,76636,35430.70%
1990118,41213,20412.55%
1980105,20814,33515.77%
197090,87317,68224.16%
196073,19111,39718.44%
195061,79410,14119.63%
194051,6537,66217.42%
193043,99110,15230.00%
192033,8395,92121.21%
191027,9185,78526.14%
190022,1333,44418.43%
189018,6893,74325.04%
188014,9463,96236.07%
187010,9842552.38%
186010,7291,86721.07%
18508,8620.00%

Catawba County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White123,046
Black or African American12,635
Some Other Race10,055
Asian6,419
Two or More Races3,594
American Indian and Alaska Native433

Catawba County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Catawba County, North Carolina Median Age

41.2


Total

40.1


Male

41.9


Female

Catawba County, North Carolina Adults

There are 120,542 adults, (25,875 of whom are seniors) in Catawba County, North Carolina.

Catawba County, North Carolina Age Dependency

65

Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Catawba County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

79,745

51.06%

Male

76,437

48.94%

Catawba County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

Catawba County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82%18%
All69.3%30.7%
Non Family57.9%42.1%
Male55.7%44.3%
Female48.7%51.3%

69.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All60,2382.5569.3
Married31,4223.1282
Non Family18,8901.2257.9
Female6,8303.2648.7
Male3,0963.4155.7

3.1

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Catawba County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,7745.38%
9th to 12th Grade11,37810.60%
High School Graduate32,54730.31%
Some College23,19521.60%
Associates Degree11,41210.63%
Bachelors Degree15,89214.80%
Graduate Degree7,1736.68%

Catawba County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White87,39276,16521,334
Black8,5906,719529
Hispanic6,9443,851356
Other Race4,8372,597133
Asian3,4272,591681
Multiple Races907834160
Native American2791674

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 91.95%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 24.41%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,818$36,890$27,596
Less Than High School$21,717$25,435$16,630
High School Grad$27,600$30,803$23,387
Some College$31,661$39,385$27,263
Bachelors Degree$45,755$60,640$37,440
Graduate Degree$54,210$74,135$48,027

$31,818

Average Earnings

$36,890

Average Male

$27,596

Average Female

Catawba County, North Carolina Language

Catawba County, North Carolina Language by Age

Catawba County, North Carolina Language

87.53% of Catawba County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 12.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.34% of the population.

Catawba County, North Carolina Poverty

Catawba County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White117,16212,12610.35%
Hispanic14,4744,51331.18%
Other10,0343,37633.65%
Black12,0323,36928.00%
Asian6,4131,09017.00%
Multiple3,42180123.41%
Native40410826.73%

14.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.27%

Male Poverty Rate

15.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Catawba County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Catawba County, North Carolina is Other, with 33.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Catawba County, North Carolina is White, with 10.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.51%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.42%
High School13.42%
Some College7.98%
Bachelors or Greater3.42%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.54%
Male Unemployed32.02%
Female Employed6.39%
Male Employed5.63%

Catawba County, North Carolina Income

Catawba County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,649$65,737
Families$60,123$77,356
Married Families$69,801$88,970
Non Families$26,910$38,363

Catawba County, North Carolina Marital Status

Catawba County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.4%

Male Marriage Rate

51.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Catawba County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Catawba 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 55-64.

Catawba County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Catawba County, North Carolina Veterans

10,325

Number of Veterans

9,772

Male Veterans

553

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,997
Second Gulf War1,567
First Gulf War1,551
Korea965
World War II443

Catawba County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White9,3759.51%
Black7177.29%
Hispanic2392.80%
Other1131.88%
2 or More694.80%
Indian298.41%
Asian220.52%

Catawba County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

5.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Catawba County, North Carolina Employment Status

62.5%

Labor Force Participation

57.9%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Catawba County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Hickory 40061405675061.26%
Newton1294413042980.76%
Conover819783311341.63%
Long View 48654894290.60%
Maiden 33293392631.89%
Claremont13411382413.06%
Catawba61762471.13%
Brookford380374-6-1.58%
  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