Jackson County, North Carolina Population 2018

Jackson County, North Carolina's estimated population is 42,973 with a growth rate of 4.24% 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
201742,9731,7464.24%
201641,227-1,041-2.46%
201642,2689302.25%
201541,3383490.85%
201440,989-66-0.16%
201341,0553760.92%
201240,6794051.01%
201140,274-96-0.24%
201040,37013,52450.38%
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
White34,411
American Indian and Alaska Native3,504
Black or African American1,274
Two or More Races991
Some Other Race618
Asian420
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander9

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

Jackson County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Jackson County, North Carolina Median Age

37.1


Total

35


Male

39


Female

Jackson County, North Carolina Adults

There are 34,095 adults, (7,215 of which are seniors) in Jackson County, North Carolina.

Jackson County, North Carolina Age Dependency

53.4

Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Jackson County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

20,835

50.54%

Male

20,392

49.46%

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
Married83.2%16.8%
Male68.8%31.2%
All65.1%34.9%
Non Family49.2%50.8%
Female47.9%52.1%

65.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jackson County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,0482.3465.1
Married7,0972.7683.2
Non Family6,1821.4449.2
Female1,9163.1447.9
Male8533.5768.8

2.84

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jackson County, North Carolina Households

Jackson County, North Carolina Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4065.34%
9th to 12th Grade2,0687.86%
High School Graduate7,05026.79%
Some College5,45120.72%
Associates Degree2,6109.92%
Bachelors Degree4,33816.49%
Graduate Degree3,38912.88%

Jackson County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White22,25019,6367,097
Native American2,3041,874303
Hispanic920640159
Black40727077
Other Race29318816
Multiple Races29229252
Asian23021258
Islander999

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Jackson County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,748$30,899$26,561
Less Than High School$17,457$18,676$16,735
High School Grad$26,389$28,692$20,731
Some College$27,082$31,868$23,644
Bachelors Degree$33,686$40,658$31,275
Graduate Degree$42,939$51,810$41,739

$28,748

Average Earnings

$30,899

Average Male

$26,561

Average Female

Jackson County, North Carolina Language

Jackson County, North Carolina Language by Age

Jackson County, North Carolina Language

93.79% of Jackson County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 6.21% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.31% of the population.

Jackson County, North Carolina Poverty

Jackson County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White30,2886,03919.94%
Hispanic2,0891,17056.01%
Native3,49381223.25%
Black86753261.36%
Multiple88548654.92%
Other59226144.09%
Asian3885012.89%

23.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.18%

Male Poverty Rate

23.98%

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 61.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jackson County, North Carolina is Asian, with 12.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.81%.

Jackson County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.08%
High School20.83%
Some College15.27%
Bachelors or Greater4.67%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed48.93%
Male Unemployed40.33%
Female Employed14.70%
Male Employed12.07%

Jackson County, North Carolina Income

Jackson County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,278$52,960
Families$52,771$63,610
Married Families$60,686$
Non Families$22,775$34,538

Jackson County, North Carolina Marital Status

Jackson County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.5%

Male Marriage Rate

39.6%

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

Jackson County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Jackson County, North Carolina Veterans

Jackson County, North Carolina Veterans by War

3,287

Number of Veterans

2,914

Male Veterans

373

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,441
Second Gulf War500
Korea410
First Gulf War300
World War II74

Jackson County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,003
75+784
55 to 64701
35 to 54414
18 to 34385

Jackson County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,97110.18%
Indian28710.59%
Hispanic191.39%
Other193.91%
Hawaiian9100.00%
2 or More10.20%

Jackson County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

8.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jackson County, North Carolina Employment Status

Jackson County, North Carolina Employment by Age

53.6%

Labor Force Participation

50.8%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Jackson County, North Carolina Employment by Race

Jackson County, North Carolina Employment by Education

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%
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