Cleveland County, North Carolina Population 2019

Cleveland County, North Carolina's estimated population is 97,228 with a growth rate of 0.22% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cleveland County, North Carolina is the 29th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201897,6454170.43%
201797,2282110.22%
201697,0171320.14%
201596,885-133-0.14%
201497,0181440.15%
201396,874-440-0.45%
201297,314-117-0.12%
201197,431-488-0.50%
201097,91913,20515.59%
199084,7141,2791.53%
198083,43510,87914.99%
197072,5566,5089.85%
196066,0481,6912.63%
195064,3576,30210.86%
194058,0556,14111.83%
193051,91417,64251.48%
192034,2724,77816.20%
191029,4944,41617.61%
190025,0784,68422.97%
189020,3943,82323.07%
188016,5713,87530.52%
187012,6963482.82%
186012,3481,95218.78%
185010,3960.00%

Cleveland County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White72,981
Black or African American20,197
Two or More Races1,486
Some Other Race1,222
Asian939
American Indian and Alaska Native213

Cleveland County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Cleveland County, North Carolina Median Age

41.7


Total

40.1


Male

42.9


Female

Cleveland County, North Carolina Adults

There are 75,522 adults, (16,996 of whom are seniors) in Cleveland County, North Carolina.

Cleveland County, North Carolina Age Dependency

65.8

Age Dependency Ratio

29

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Cleveland County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

50,305

51.84%

Male

46,733

48.16%

Cleveland County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

Cleveland County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.7%17.3%
All67.4%32.6%
Non Family58.5%41.5%
Male57.5%42.5%
Female42.2%57.8%

67.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All37,7822.5267.4
Married17,7183.0582.7
Non Family12,3231.1658.5
Female5,5553.4642.2
Male2,1863.5657.5

3.08

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

4.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cleveland County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,5145.30%
9th to 12th Grade7,12810.75%
High School Graduate23,26835.08%
Some College14,12921.30%
Associates Degree7,32611.04%
Bachelors Degree6,4649.74%
Graduate Degree4,5046.79%

Cleveland County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White50,93343,5989,395
Black12,70510,0291,067
Hispanic1,522994131
Asian647593277
Other Race62040453
Multiple Races45432966
Native American13813822

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.81%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,823$34,812$26,921
Less Than High School$20,945$22,895$15,991
High School Grad$26,631$29,472$23,677
Some College$31,193$38,723$26,127
Bachelors Degree$42,412$47,482$37,469
Graduate Degree$47,354$51,866$45,314

$30,823

Average Earnings

$34,812

Average Male

$26,921

Average Female

Cleveland County, North Carolina Language

Cleveland County, North Carolina Language by Age

Cleveland County, North Carolina Language

95.68% of Cleveland County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 4.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.74% of the population.

Cleveland County, North Carolina Poverty

Cleveland County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White69,78411,48716.46%
Black19,9135,94229.84%
Hispanic3,19199831.28%
Multiple1,48657438.63%
Other1,19827222.70%
Asian927404.31%
Native213177.98%

19.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.37%

Male Poverty Rate

22.30%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cleveland County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cleveland County, North Carolina is Multiple, with 38.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cleveland County, North Carolina is Asian, with 4.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.26%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.25%
High School17.95%
Some College13.79%
Bachelors or Greater5.54%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.28%
Male Unemployed37.48%
Female Employed10.55%
Male Employed6.53%

Cleveland County, North Carolina Income

Cleveland County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,002$53,251
Families$49,448$63,667
Married Families$61,281$76,229
Non Families$21,867$29,375

Cleveland County, North Carolina Marital Status

Cleveland County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.9%

Male Marriage Rate

45.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Cleveland County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Cleveland County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Cleveland County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Cleveland County, North Carolina Veterans

6,326

Number of Veterans

5,768

Male Veterans

558

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,472
First Gulf War892
Second Gulf War878
Korea528
World War II212

Cleveland County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White5,0548.68%
Black1,1297.56%
Hispanic593.15%
2 or More578.18%
Indian4429.14%
Asian263.49%
Other162.23%

Cleveland County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

9.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cleveland County, North Carolina Employment Status

57.6%

Labor Force Participation

51.7%

Employment Rate

10.3%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Cleveland County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Shelby2032620260-66-0.32%
Kings Mountain 10593107972041.93%
Boiling Springs46444704601.29%
Belwood950932-18-1.89%
Grover708706-2-0.28%
Kingstown681677-4-0.59%
Patterson Springs622605-17-2.73%
Fallston607604-3-0.49%
Lawndale606592-14-2.31%
Polkville545538-7-1.28%
Lattimore485459-26-5.36%
Waco318316-2-0.63%
Mooresboro311309-2-0.64%
Casar297296-1-0.34%
Earl260259-1-0.38%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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