Mitchell County, North Carolina Population 2019

Mitchell County, North Carolina's estimated population is 14,979 with a growth rate of -0.08% 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
201815,000210.14%
201714,979-12-0.08%
201614,991-72-0.48%
201515,063-103-0.68%
201415,166-109-0.71%
201315,275-46-0.30%
201215,321-26-0.17%
201115,347-160-1.03%
201015,5071,0747.44%
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
White14,627
Two or More Races219
Some Other Race138
American Indian and Alaska Native91
Black or African American48
Asian32

Mitchell County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Mitchell County, North Carolina Median Age

47.1


Total

45.3


Male

48.6


Female

Mitchell County, North Carolina Adults

There are 12,363 adults, (3,586 of whom are seniors) in Mitchell County, North Carolina.

Mitchell County, North Carolina Age Dependency

72.7

Age Dependency Ratio

40.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Mitchell County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

7,722

50.95%

Male

7,433

49.05%

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
Married87.8%12.2%
All79.5%20.5%
Non Family73.7%26.3%
Female61.3%38.7%
Male56.9%43.1%

79.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,3902.3279.5
Married3,3652.8987.8
Non Family2,2531.2273.7
Female5403.0861.3
Male2323.0656.9

2.88

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

2.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Mitchell County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9138.15%
9th to 12th Grade1,0299.18%
High School Graduate3,68032.84%
Some College2,38021.24%
Associates Degree1,17610.50%
Bachelors Degree1,34411.99%
Graduate Degree6836.10%

Mitchell County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,7108,9341,944
Hispanic32316433
Native American818121
Multiple Races747219
Other Race459
Asian101010
Black72

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%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,959$33,425$27,605
Less Than High School$19,229$20,291$13,618
High School Grad$26,623$29,778$18,476
Some College$32,010$34,631$30,625
Bachelors Degree$47,031$51,233$42,792
Graduate Degree$45,000$50,859$41,950

$30,959

Average Earnings

$33,425

Average Male

$27,605

Average Female

Mitchell County, North Carolina Language

Mitchell County, North Carolina Language by Age

Mitchell County, North Carolina Language

94.41% of Mitchell County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 5.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.75% of the population.

Mitchell County, North Carolina Poverty

Mitchell County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,6651,96214.36%
Hispanic74523431.41%
Other13812792.03%
Multiple1987035.35%
Native911920.88%
Black1111100.00%
Asian321031.25%

15.40%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.62%

Male Poverty Rate

17.09%

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 14.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.71%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.34%
High School16.22%
Some College12.38%
Bachelors or Greater1.04%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.42%
Male Unemployed15.38%
Female Employed9.78%
Male Employed5.37%

Mitchell County, North Carolina Income

Mitchell County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,534$50,273
Families$53,071$60,740
Married Families$57,607-
Non Families$23,446$30,492

Mitchell County, North Carolina Marital Status

Mitchell County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.4%

Male Marriage Rate

54.2%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Mitchell County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Mitchell County, North Carolina Veterans

860

Number of Veterans

821

Male Veterans

39

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam385
First Gulf War125
Second Gulf War114
Korea87
World War II39

Mitchell County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White8467.03%
Hispanic204.12%
2 or More98.65%
Black510.42%

Mitchell County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

9.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mitchell County, North Carolina Employment Status

51.3%

Labor Force Participation

48.8%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

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%
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