Belhaven, North Carolina Population 2024

1,389

Belhaven is a city located in Beaufort County North Carolina. Belhaven has a 2024 population of 1,389. Belhaven is currently declining at a rate of -0.5% annually and its population has decreased by -1.63% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,412 in 2020.

The average household income in Belhaven is $54,900 with a poverty rate of 37.82%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Belhaven is 50.4 years, 47 years for males, and 53.3 years for females.

Belhaven Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 48.84%
  • White: 43.03%
  • Two or more races: 8.06%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
1.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
873.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.63% (-23)
The current population of Belhaven, North Carolina is 1,389 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,412.

Belhaven, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American67348.84%
White59343.03%
Two or more races1118.06%
Native American10.07%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Belhaven Population by Race

Belhaven Population Pyramid 2024

Belhaven Median Age

50.4

Total

47

Male

53.3

Female

Belhaven Adults

There are 1,081 adults, (359 of whom are seniors) in Belhaven.

Belhaven Age Dependency

90.9

Age Dependency Ratio

49.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Belhaven Sex Ratio

Female77956.53%
Male59943.47%

Belhaven Population by Age

Belhaven Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5822.3657.642.4
Non Family2761.1656.943.1
Female1493.8242.357.7
Married1352.8779.320.7
Male224.5536.463.6
showing: 5 rows

3.3

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

57.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Belhaven Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Belhaven Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Belhaven Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 20.8%.

Belhaven Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$24,201

Average Earnings

$36,176

Average Male

$19,250

Average Female

Belhaven Earnings by Educational Attainment

Belhaven Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Belhaven Language

86.73% of Belhaven residents speak only English, while 13.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.68% of the population.

Belhaven Language

Belhaven Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black67333349.48%
Multiple1119787.39%
Hispanic2389740.76%
White4629019.48%
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37.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.54%

Male Poverty Rate

48.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Belhaven

The race most likely to be in poverty in Belhaven is Multiple, with 87.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Belhaven is White, with 19.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.5%.

Belhaven Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School45.29%
Less Than 9th Grade24.9%
Some College19.49%
Bachelors or Greater1.92%
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Belhaven Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed26.19%
Male Unemployed23.08%
Male Employed2.2%
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Belhaven Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Belhaven Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Belhaven Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

29.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.2%

Male Marriage Rate

22.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Belhaven Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Belhaven 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 Over 65.

Belhaven Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Belhaven Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

64

Number of Veterans

50

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

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Belhaven Veterans by War

count

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Belhaven Veterans by Age

count

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Belhaven Veterans by Race

Belhaven Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

57.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Belhaven Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

44.9%

Labor Force Participation

39.9%

Employment Rate

11.2%

Unemployment Rate

Belhaven Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Belhaven Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Belhaven 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

74.31%

Born in Belhaven

91.22%

Native Born

8.78%

Foreign Born

5.01%

Non Citizen

3.77%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.22% of Belhaven residents were born in the United States, with 74.31% having been born in North Carolina. 5.01% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Belhaven Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,354-7-0.51%
20281,361-7-0.51%
20271,368-7-0.51%
20261,375-7-0.51%
20251,382-7-0.5%
20241,389-7-0.5%
20231,396-7-0.5%
20221,403-7-0.5%
20211,410-2-0.14%
20201,412-170-10.75%
20191,582-1-0.06%
20181,58310.06%
20171,582-8-0.5%
20161,590-13-0.81%
20151,603-8-0.5%
20141,611-6-0.37%
20131,617-25-1.52%
20121,642-29-1.74%
20111,671-20-1.18%
20101,691
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Belhaven Population by Year