Balfour, North Carolina Population 2024

1,107

Balfour is a city located in Buncombe County, Henderson County, and Polk County North Carolina. Balfour has a 2024 population of 1,107. Balfour is currently declining at a rate of -1.51% annually and its population has decreased by -5.95% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,177 in 2020.

The average household income in Balfour is $100,368 with a poverty rate of 9.11%. The median age in Balfour is 37.5 years: 38 years for males, and 36.5 years for females.

Balfour Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Balfour was:

  • White: 90.81%
  • Two or more races: 6.39%
  • Black or African American: 1.75%
  • Other race: 1.05%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
682.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.95% (-70)
The current population of Balfour, North Carolina is 1,107 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,177.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,03790.81%
Two or more races736.39%
Black or African American201.75%
Other race121.05%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Balfour Population by Race

Balfour Population Pyramid 2024

Balfour Median Age

37.5

Total

38

Male

36.5

Female

Balfour Adults

There are 1,019 adults, (248 of whom are seniors) in Balfour.

Balfour Age Dependency

48.1

Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

16

Child Dependency Ratio

Balfour Sex Ratio

Female56549.47%
Male57750.53%

Balfour Population by Age

Balfour Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4982.2968.131.9
Married24938812
Non Family1791.2441.958.1
Female622.572.627.4
Male82.250100

2.69

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

68.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Balfour Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade191.94%
Associates Degree949.62%
Bachelors Degree33834.6%
Graduate Degree14815.15%
High School Graduate13513.82%
Less Than 9th Grade434.4%
Some College20020.47%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Balfour Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Balfour Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White884865449
2+ Races414128
Hispanic38159
Black2000
Other Race1200

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 68.29%.

Balfour Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$31,563$35,341$26,298
Graduate Degree$31,563$0$0
High School Graduate$25,568$0$25,568
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$30,069$32,396$26,486
Some College$35,096$70,809$0

$30,069

Average Earnings

$32,396

Average Male

$26,486

Average Female

Balfour Earnings by Educational Attainment

Balfour Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Balfour Language

92.14% of Balfour residents speak only English, while 7.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.81% of the population.

Balfour Language

Balfour Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,017737.18%
Black2020100%
Hispanic461123.91%

9.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.09%

Male Poverty Rate

7.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Balfour

The race most likely to be in poverty in Balfour is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Balfour is White, with 7.18% 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 13.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.75%.

Balfour Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade67.74%
High School15.56%
Bachelors or Greater4.73%
Some College2.72%

Balfour Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed9.68%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed2.96%
Female Unemployed0%

Balfour Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Balfour Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$93,393$126,276
Households$69,643$100,368
Married Families$96,607$-999,999,999
Non Families$37,625$51,913

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Balfour Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.3%

Male Marriage Rate

50.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Balfour Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Balfour 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 45-54.

Balfour Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Balfour Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

11

Number of Veterans

11

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Vietnam0
Korea0
World War II0

Balfour Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+11
18 to 340
35 to 540
55 to 640
65 to 740

Balfour Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White111.17%

Balfour Veterans by Race

Balfour Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Balfour Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70%

Labor Force Participation

70%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Balfour Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Balfour Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Balfour Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

54.9%

Born in Balfour

91.24%

Native Born

8.76%

Foreign Born

5.6%

Non Citizen

3.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.24% of Balfour residents were born in the United States, with 54.9% having been born in North Carolina. 5.6% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Balfour Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,107-17-1.51%
20231,124-18-1.58%
20221,142-91-7.38%
20211,233564.76%
20201,177-39-3.21%
20191,216-190-13.51%
20181,406-84-5.64%
20171,490-50-3.25%
20161,540-16-1.03%
20151,5561037.09%
20141,453231.61%
20131,43014911.63%
20121,281-42-3.17%
20111,32313611.46%
20101,18700%

Balfour Population by Year