Belhaven, North Carolina Population 2020

1,560

Belhaven is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 1,560, it is the 284th largest city in North Carolina and the 8569th largest city in the United States. Belhaven is currently declining at a rate of -0.64% annually and its population has decreased by -7.58% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,688 in 2010. Belhaven reached it's highest population of 1,691 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Belhaven has a population density of 981 people per square mile.

The average household income in Belhaven is $46,228 with a poverty rate of 24.85%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $691 per month, and the median house value is $77,400. The median age in Belhaven is 46.3 years, 43.7 years for males, and 49.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.4 males.

Belhaven Demographics

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

  • White: 51.04%
  • Black or African American: 47.84%
  • Two or more races: 0.69%
  • Native American: 0.43%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Belhaven, North Carolina is 1,560, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,580.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,688.

Belhaven, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White95951.04%
Black or African American89947.84%
Two or More Races130.69%
American Indian and Alaska Native80.43%

Belhaven Population Pyramid 2020

Belhaven Median Age

46.3


Total

43.7


Male

49.9


Female

Belhaven Adults

There are 1,490 adults, (440 of whom are seniors) in Belhaven.

Belhaven Age Dependency

79

Age Dependency Ratio

41.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

Belhaven Sex Ratio

Female

947

50.40%

Male

932

49.60%

Belhaven Households and Families

Belhaven Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Belhaven Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.4%20.6%
All56.7%43.3%
Non Family50.8%49.2%
Female28.6%71.4%
Male0%100%

56.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8542.256.7
Non Family4191.1250.8
Married3012.8879.4
Female1123.9928.6
Male224.360

3.11

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Belhaven Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade664.79%
9th to 12th Grade25418.45%
High School Graduate51137.11%
Some College27720.12%
Associates Degree936.75%
Bachelors Degree1339.66%
Graduate Degree433.12%

Belhaven Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black66549028
White617534148
Hispanic7412
Multiple Races1313
Native American88

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 white people with a rate of 23.99%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,958$36,435$22,891
Less Than High School$17,578$$9,563
High School Grad$27,386$35,063$24,167
Some College$35,294$36,985$21,667
Bachelors Degree$36,806$50,179$36,458
Graduate Degree$36,563$$36,563

$31,958

Average Earnings

$36,435

Average Male

$22,891

Average Female

Belhaven Language

Belhaven Language by Age

Belhaven Language

86.60% of Belhaven residents speak only English, while 13.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.05% of the population.

Belhaven Poverty

Belhaven Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black89532035.75%
White74913317.76%
Multiple1313100.00%

24.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.89%

Male Poverty Rate

24.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Belhaven

The race most likely to be in poverty in Belhaven is Multiple, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Belhaven is White, with 17.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.73%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.69%
High School28.38%
Some College13.51%
Bachelors or Greater4.55%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed76.27%
Female Employed14.60%
Male Employed1.90%

Belhaven Income

Belhaven Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$25,662$46,228
Families$50,048$58,388
Married Families$54,760-
Non Families$17,917$32,834

Belhaven Marital Status

Belhaven Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.2%

Male Marriage Rate

38.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Belhaven Married by Age and Sex

Belhaven 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 45-54.

Belhaven Marital Status by Race

Belhaven Veterans

102

Number of Veterans

90

Male Veterans

12

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam44
Second Gulf War11
Korea7
First Gulf War7
World War II4
Age Group Veterans
55 to 6433
65 to 7427
75+26
35 to 5413
18 to 343
Name Veterans % of Total
White709.32%
Black324.46%

$Belhaven Veterans by Education

21.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Belhaven Employment Status

49.1%

Labor Force Participation

44.8%

Employment Rate

8.9%

Unemployment Rate

Belhaven Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

68.55%

Born in North Carolina

93.03%

Native Born

6.97%

Foreign Born

4.26%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.03% of Belhaven residents were born in the United States, with 68.55% having been born in North Carolina. 4.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,560-10-0.64%
20191,570-10-0.63%
20181,58020.13%
20171,578-10-0.63%
20161,588-14-0.87%
20151,602-7-0.44%
20141,609-6-0.37%
20131,615-27-1.64%
20121,642-29-1.74%
20111,671-20-1.18%
20101,6910.00%