Catawba County, North Carolina Population 2018

Catawba County, North Carolina's estimated population is 157,974 with a growth rate of 1.62% 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
2017157,9742,5131.62%
2016155,461-1,186-0.76%
2016156,6478420.54%
2015155,8054630.30%
2014155,3422020.13%
2013155,1403250.21%
2012154,8152540.16%
2011154,561-214-0.14%
2010154,77536,36330.71%
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
White123,873
Black or African American13,304
Some Other Race8,778
Asian6,121
Two or More Races2,942
American Indian and Alaska Native443

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

Catawba 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

Catawba County, North Carolina Median Age

41.1


Total

40


Male

41.9


Female

Catawba County, North Carolina Adults

There are 119,860 adults, (25,029 of which are seniors) in Catawba County, North Carolina.

Catawba County, North Carolina Age Dependency

64.1

Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Catawba County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

79,375

51.06%

Male

76,086

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
Married81.3%18.7%
All68.6%31.4%
Non Family58.1%41.9%
Male57.5%42.5%
Female45%55%

68.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Catawba County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All59,7102.5668.6
Married31,0373.1381.3
Non Family18,6091.2358.1
Female7,0853.3145
Male2,9793.2457.5

3.1

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Catawba County, North Carolina Households

Catawba County, North Carolina Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,7735.41%
9th to 12th Grade11,94711.20%
High School Graduate32,51730.48%
Some College22,51721.11%
Associates Degree10,86110.18%
Bachelors Degree15,71114.73%
Graduate Degree7,3416.88%

Catawba County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White87,27175,38521,221
Black8,5706,628582
Hispanic6,7313,625361
Other Race4,3482,209125
Asian3,1632,483729
Multiple Races800699153
Native American26720211

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 87.38%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 24.32%.

Catawba County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,926$35,849$26,716
Less Than High School$19,854$22,556$15,313
High School Grad$26,230$31,021$21,721
Some College$30,865$37,067$26,726
Bachelors Degree$43,198$54,047$37,105
Graduate Degree$54,105$71,014$48,891

$30,926

Average Earnings

$35,849

Average Male

$26,716

Average Female

Catawba County, North Carolina Language

Catawba County, North Carolina Language by Age

Catawba County, North Carolina Language

88.25% of Catawba County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 11.75% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.76% of the population.

Catawba County, North Carolina Poverty

Catawba County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White117,34013,56011.56%
Hispanic13,8965,09836.69%
Black12,6583,71829.37%
Other8,7563,07335.10%
Asian6,1151,24120.29%
Multiple2,83686030.32%
Native42210123.93%

15.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.70%

Male Poverty Rate

17.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Catawba County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Catawba County, North Carolina is Hispanic, with 36.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Catawba County, North Carolina is White, with 11.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.11%.

Catawba County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.18%
High School14.79%
Some College9.24%
Bachelors or Greater3.70%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.99%
Male Unemployed38.33%
Female Employed7.50%
Male Employed6.13%

Catawba County, North Carolina Income

Catawba County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,450$61,516
Families$56,497$72,097
Married Families$66,322$83,324
Non Families$26,857$36,055

Catawba County, North Carolina Marital Status

Catawba County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.1%

Male Marriage Rate

50.3%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Catawba County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Catawba County, North Carolina Veterans

Catawba County, North Carolina Veterans by War

10,431

Number of Veterans

9,869

Male Veterans

562

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam4,106
First Gulf War1,692
Second Gulf War1,536
Korea971
World War II563

Catawba County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 742,954
75+2,249
35 to 542,224
55 to 641,913
18 to 341,091

Catawba County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White9,4889.60%
Black6806.83%
Hispanic2783.40%
Other1252.34%
2 or More927.33%
Indian247.32%
Asian220.55%

Catawba County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

5.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Catawba County, North Carolina Employment Status

Catawba County, North Carolina Employment by Age

62.2%

Labor Force Participation

57.2%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Catawba County, North Carolina Employment by Race

Catawba County, North Carolina Employment by Education

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%
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