Jackson County, North Carolina Population 2019

Jackson County, North Carolina's estimated population is 43,192 with a growth rate of 1.45% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jackson County, North Carolina is the 60th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201843,3271350.31%
201743,1926191.45%
201642,5731,2923.13%
201541,2813740.91%
201440,907-77-0.19%
201340,9843670.90%
201240,6173940.98%
201140,223-134-0.33%
201040,35713,51150.33%
199026,8461,0354.01%
198025,8114,21819.53%
197021,5933,81321.45%
196017,780-1,481-7.69%
195019,261-105-0.54%
194019,3661,84710.54%
193017,5194,12330.78%
192013,3963983.06%
191012,9981,1459.66%
190011,8532,34124.61%
18909,5122,16929.54%
18807,3436609.88%
18706,6831,16821.18%
18605,5150.00%

Jackson County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White34,877
American Indian and Alaska Native3,512
Black or African American1,231
Two or More Races1,070
Some Other Race621
Asian414

Jackson County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Jackson County, North Carolina Median Age

37.2


Total

35.6


Male

38.7


Female

Jackson County, North Carolina Adults

There are 34,528 adults, (7,673 of whom are seniors) in Jackson County, North Carolina.

Jackson County, North Carolina Age Dependency

55.4

Age Dependency Ratio

28.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Jackson County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

21,330

51.12%

Male

20,395

48.88%

Jackson County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

Jackson County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.1%18.9%
All65.1%34.9%
Male59.4%40.6%
Female53.3%46.7%
Non Family52%48%

65.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,2182.3565.1
Married7,0482.7881.1
Non Family6,4701.4852
Female1,9203.1753.3
Male7803.7559.4

2.86

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jackson County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1824.42%
9th to 12th Grade2,0257.58%
High School Graduate7,04626.37%
Some College5,66921.22%
Associates Degree2,6569.94%
Bachelors Degree4,45516.68%
Graduate Degree3,68313.79%

Jackson County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White22,74520,2417,517
Native American2,2901,882264
Hispanic957734185
Black331274125
Multiple Races29729739
Other Race29118819
Asian19217533

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 37.76%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,035$33,944$28,609
Less Than High School$21,595$23,832$17,292
High School Grad$26,686$30,578$22,574
Some College$28,963$35,035$25,976
Bachelors Degree$38,159$42,148$35,952
Graduate Degree$46,195$52,456$42,064

$31,035

Average Earnings

$33,944

Average Male

$28,609

Average Female

Jackson County, North Carolina Language

Jackson County, North Carolina Language by Age

Jackson County, North Carolina Language

94.06% of Jackson County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 5.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.08% of the population.

Jackson County, North Carolina Poverty

Jackson County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White30,7965,72518.59%
Hispanic2,1611,18854.97%
Native3,50161217.48%
Multiple94253156.37%
Black82046556.71%
Other58825944.05%
Asian3699726.29%

21.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.37%

Male Poverty Rate

22.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jackson County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jackson County, North Carolina is Black, with 56.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jackson County, North Carolina is Native, with 17.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.35%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.92%
High School20.02%
Some College14.33%
Bachelors or Greater6.24%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed48.38%
Female Unemployed48.31%
Female Employed13.33%
Male Employed12.53%

Jackson County, North Carolina Income

Jackson County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,078$56,942
Families$57,134$69,876
Married Families$67,500-
Non Families$25,428$35,637

Jackson County, North Carolina Marital Status

Jackson County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.1%

Male Marriage Rate

38.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Jackson County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Jackson 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.

Jackson County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Jackson County, North Carolina Veterans

3,052

Number of Veterans

2,747

Male Veterans

305

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,389
Second Gulf War413
Korea412
First Gulf War289
World War II49

Jackson County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,7479.29%
Indian28310.19%
Hispanic211.51%
Other214.32%
2 or More10.19%

Jackson County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

6.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jackson County, North Carolina Employment Status

54.1%

Labor Force Participation

51.3%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Jackson County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Sylva25842644602.32%
Highlands 924941171.84%
Webster363380174.68%
Forest Hills364380164.40%
Dillsboro232245135.60%
  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