Mitchell County, North Carolina Population 2018

Mitchell County, North Carolina's estimated population is 15,072 with a growth rate of -1.25% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mitchell County, North Carolina is the 87th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201715,072-191-1.25%
201615,2631951.29%
201615,068-33-0.22%
201515,101-125-0.82%
201415,226-84-0.55%
201315,310-17-0.11%
201215,327-24-0.16%
201115,351-158-1.02%
201015,5091,0767.46%
199014,43350.03%
198014,4289817.30%
197013,447-459-3.30%
196013,906-1,237-8.17%
195015,143-837-5.24%
194015,9802,01814.45%
193013,9622,68423.80%
192011,278-5,967-34.60%
191017,2452,02413.30%
190015,2212,41418.85%
189012,8073,37235.74%
18809,4354,730100.53%
18704,7050.00%

Mitchell County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White14,797
Some Other Race130
Two or More Races125
American Indian and Alaska Native92
Black or African American62
Asian37
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander20

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

Mitchell 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

Mitchell County, North Carolina Median Age

46.9


Total

45.1


Male

48


Female

Mitchell County, North Carolina Adults

There are 12,439 adults, (3,526 of which are seniors) in Mitchell County, North Carolina.

Mitchell County, North Carolina Age Dependency

71.1

Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Mitchell County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

7,798

51.09%

Male

7,465

48.91%

Mitchell County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

Mitchell County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.3%11.7%
All79.1%20.9%
Non Family71.8%28.2%
Female62.6%37.4%
Male52.8%47.2%

79.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mitchell County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,4222.3379.1
Married3,4512.988.3
Non Family2,1951.1571.8
Female4602.9862.6
Male3163.2552.8

2.89

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

3.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Mitchell County, North Carolina Households

Mitchell County, North Carolina Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0088.93%
9th to 12th Grade1,0629.41%
High School Graduate3,68232.62%
Some College2,40321.29%
Associates Degree1,16010.28%
Bachelors Degree1,26811.24%
Graduate Degree7036.23%

Mitchell County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,8018,9031,897
Hispanic31314922
Native American696915
Multiple Races484714
Other Race415
Black2114
Islander202020
Asian14143

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 native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Mitchell County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,083$32,336$25,188
Less Than High School$18,873$19,926$
High School Grad$27,086$31,795$20,823
Some College$30,608$37,941$26,071
Bachelors Degree$45,714$50,980$41,190
Graduate Degree$40,114$$41,620

$30,083

Average Earnings

$32,336

Average Male

$25,188

Average Female

Mitchell County, North Carolina Language

Mitchell County, North Carolina Language by Age

Mitchell County, North Carolina Language

95.00% of Mitchell County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 5.00% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.26% of the population.

Mitchell County, North Carolina Poverty

Mitchell County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,9052,37217.06%
Hispanic70620328.75%
Other13012394.62%
Native925155.43%
Multiple1153126.96%
Black2525100.00%
Asian37821.62%

18.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.70%

Male Poverty Rate

20.30%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mitchell County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mitchell County, North Carolina is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mitchell County, North Carolina is White, with 17.06% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.59%.

Mitchell County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.26%
High School16.82%
Some College14.07%
Bachelors or Greater2.39%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.02%
Male Unemployed33.86%
Female Employed12.30%
Male Employed5.21%

Mitchell County, North Carolina Income

Mitchell County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,658$50,742
Families$51,302$58,031
Married Families$54,621$
Non Families$20,055$36,002

Mitchell County, North Carolina Marital Status

Mitchell County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.7%

Male Marriage Rate

55.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Mitchell County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Mitchell 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 35To44.

Mitchell County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Mitchell County, North Carolina Veterans

Mitchell County, North Carolina Veterans by War

790

Number of Veterans

761

Male Veterans

29

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam358
Korea99
Second Gulf War86
First Gulf War82
World War II67

Mitchell County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74308
75+239
55 to 64116
35 to 54100
18 to 3427

Mitchell County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White7896.50%
Hispanic122.60%
Black11.61%

Mitchell County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

5.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mitchell County, North Carolina Employment Status

Mitchell County, North Carolina Employment by Age

50.6%

Labor Force Participation

47.3%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Mitchell County, North Carolina Employment by Race

Mitchell County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Mitchell County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Spruce Pine21542103-51-2.37%
Bakersville464449-15-3.23%
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