Barker Heights, North Carolina Population 2024

667

Barker Heights is a city located in Buncombe County, Henderson County, and Polk County North Carolina. Barker Heights has a 2024 population of 667. Barker Heights is currently declining at a rate of -18.86% annually and its population has decreased by -48.25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,289 in 2020.

The average household income in Barker Heights is $52,884 with a poverty rate of 32.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Barker Heights is 42.6 years, 39 years for males, and 46.3 years for females.

Barker Heights Demographics

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

  • White: 81.7%
  • Two or more races: 9.1%
  • Black or African American: 8.18%
  • Asian: 1.02%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
677.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-48.25% (-622)
The current population of Barker Heights, North Carolina is 667 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,289.

Barker Heights, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White79981.7%
Two or more races899.1%
Black or African American808.18%
Asian101.02%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Barker Heights Population by Race

Barker Heights Population Pyramid 2024

Barker Heights Median Age

42.6

Total

39

Male

46.3

Female

Barker Heights Adults

There are 765 adults, (134 of whom are seniors) in Barker Heights.

Barker Heights Age Dependency

55

Age Dependency Ratio

21.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Barker Heights Sex Ratio

Female44545.5%
Male53354.5%

Barker Heights Population by Age

Barker Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4702.0853.246.8
Married1682.7954.245.8
Non Family1471.025149
Female1172.3239.360.7
Male382.321000

2.49

Average Family Size

2.08

Average Household Size

53.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Barker Heights Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade8011.02%
Associates Degree263.58%
Bachelors Degree121.65%
Graduate Degree131.79%
High School Graduate19326.58%
Less Than 9th Grade11615.98%
Some College28639.39%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Barker Heights Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Barker Heights Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White47736615
Hispanic138530
Black80800
2+ Races45450
Asian101010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Barker Heights Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$37,250$43,333$18,750
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$29,159$35,750$27,750
Some College$41,716$0$41,149

$29,159

Average Earnings

$35,750

Average Male

$27,750

Average Female

Barker Heights Earnings by Educational Attainment

Barker Heights Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Barker Heights Language

80.5% of Barker Heights residents speak only English, while 19.5% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.5% of the population.

Barker Heights Language

Barker Heights Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic18115786.74%
White64210015.58%
Multiple896573.03%

32.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.02%

Male Poverty Rate

40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Barker Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Barker Heights is Hispanic, with 86.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Barker Heights is White, with 15.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 19.1%. Among those working part-time, it was 74.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.74%.

Barker Heights Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade55.61%
Some College26.28%
Bachelors or Greater12%
High School5.7%

Barker Heights Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Employed34.55%
Male Employed24.61%
Female Unemployed0%

Barker Heights Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Barker Heights Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families-$54,476
Households-$52,884
Married Families$65,500$-999,999,999
Non Families$28,369$42,086

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Barker Heights Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.3%

Male Marriage Rate

39.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Barker Heights Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Barker Heights Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 20-34, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Barker Heights Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Barker Heights Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

65

Number of Veterans

65

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam36
Second Gulf War21
First Gulf War21
Korea0
World War II0

Barker Heights Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7436
35 to 5421
55 to 648
18 to 340
75+0

Barker Heights Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White446.98%
Black2126.25%

Barker Heights Veterans by Race

Barker Heights Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

67.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Barker Heights Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.5%

Labor Force Participation

63.8%

Employment Rate

1.2%

Unemployment Rate

Barker Heights Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Barker Heights Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Barker Heights 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

57.16%

Born in Barker Heights

84.87%

Native Born

15.13%

Foreign Born

5.21%

Non Citizen

9.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.87% of Barker Heights residents were born in the United States, with 57.16% having been born in North Carolina. 5.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Barker Heights Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024667-155-18.86%
2023822-156-15.95%
2022978-278-22.13%
20211,256-33-2.56%
20201,289-65-4.8%
20191,354-27-1.96%
20181,381-228-14.17%
20171,6091147.63%
20161,495-35-2.29%
20151,530-122-7.38%
20141,652281.72%
20131,624-46-2.75%
20121,670593.66%
20111,61135728.47%
20101,25400%

Barker Heights Population by Year