Swain County, North Carolina Population 2019

Swain County, North Carolina's estimated population is 14,266 with a growth rate of 0.51% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Swain County, North Carolina is the 88th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201814,245-21-0.15%
201714,266730.51%
201614,193-135-0.94%
201514,328880.62%
201414,2402611.87%
201313,979-75-0.53%
201214,054430.31%
201114,0110.00%
201014,0112,74324.34%
199011,2689859.58%
198010,2832,42230.81%
19707,861-526-6.27%
19608,387-1,534-15.46%
19509,921-2,256-18.53%
194012,1776095.26%
193011,568-1,656-12.52%
192013,2242,82127.12%
191010,4032,00223.83%
19008,4011,82427.73%
18906,5772,79373.81%
18803,7840.00%

Swain County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White9,081
American Indian and Alaska Native4,214
Two or More Races654
Some Other Race135
Black or African American67
Asian57

Swain County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Swain County, North Carolina Median Age

41.1


Total

39.9


Male

42.1


Female

Swain County, North Carolina Adults

There are 11,012 adults, (2,700 of whom are seniors) in Swain County, North Carolina.

Swain County, North Carolina Age Dependency

70.9

Age Dependency Ratio

32.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Swain County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

7,343

51.68%

Male

6,865

48.32%

Swain County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

Swain County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.5%13.5%
All71.8%28.2%
Non Family64.5%35.5%
Male45.7%54.3%
Female44.4%55.6%

71.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,4642.5571.8
Married2,5893.0686.5
Non Family1,9981.264.5
Female6014.1944.4
Male2763.9745.7

3.25

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Swain County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6706.82%
9th to 12th Grade1,25612.79%
High School Graduate3,20032.59%
Some College2,29423.37%
Associates Degree9219.38%
Bachelors Degree1,03110.50%
Graduate Degree4464.54%

Swain County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,7915,5441,175
Native American2,3851,906222
Multiple Races38825741
Hispanic35224026
Other Race112601
Asian272720
Black2323

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 74.07%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,701$31,521$25,200
Less Than High School$21,997$24,063$20,000
High School Grad$23,594$28,674$18,906
Some College$29,126$31,435$25,125
Bachelors Degree$41,783$47,730$35,449
Graduate Degree$55,109$50,179$56,522

$28,701

Average Earnings

$31,521

Average Male

$25,200

Average Female

Swain County, North Carolina Language

Swain County, North Carolina Language by Age

Swain County, North Carolina Language

96.04% of Swain County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 3.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.73% of the population.

Swain County, North Carolina Poverty

Swain County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,7181,48016.98%
Native4,1711,12827.04%
Hispanic70026137.29%
Multiple65319529.86%
Other1345440.30%
Black533464.15%
Asian572035.09%

20.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.38%

Male Poverty Rate

21.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Swain County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Swain County, North Carolina is Black, with 64.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Swain County, North Carolina is White, with 16.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.49%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.53%
High School15.07%
Some College12.68%
Bachelors or Greater8.25%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed28.26%
Female Unemployed11.70%
Female Employed10.66%
Male Employed7.57%

Swain County, North Carolina Income

Swain County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$35,271$51,229
Families$44,885$59,011
Married Families$51,723-
Non Families$21,566$33,750

Swain County, North Carolina Marital Status

Swain County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.1%

Male Marriage Rate

45.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Swain County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Swain 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.

Swain County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Swain County, North Carolina Veterans

834

Number of Veterans

808

Male Veterans

26

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam335
First Gulf War145
Korea124
Second Gulf War74
World War II40

Swain County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White7049.41%
Indian1033.58%
2 or More235.03%
Black48.00%

Swain County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

14.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Swain County, North Carolina Employment Status

53%

Labor Force Participation

49%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Swain County, North Carolina

  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