Bent Creek, North Carolina Population 2024

1,436

Bent Creek is a city located in Buncombe County North Carolina. Bent Creek has a 2024 population of 1,436. Bent Creek is currently declining at a rate of -3.36% annually and its population has decreased by -13.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,652 in 2020.

The average household income in Bent Creek is $139,328 with a poverty rate of 3.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bent Creek is 41.6 years, 43.5 years for males, and 40.4 years for females.

Bent Creek Demographics

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

  • White: 95.12%
  • Two or more races: 2.67%
  • Asian: 1.11%
  • Other race: 1.04%
  • Black or African American: 0.07%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
649.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-13.08% (-216)
The current population of Bent Creek, North Carolina is 1,436 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,652.

Bent Creek, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,46195.12%
Two or more races412.67%
Asian171.11%
Other race161.04%
Black or African American10.07%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bent Creek Population by Race

Bent Creek Population Pyramid 2024

Bent Creek Median Age

41.6

Total

43.5

Male

40.4

Female

Bent Creek Adults

There are 1,123 adults, (209 of whom are seniors) in Bent Creek.

Bent Creek Age Dependency

68.1

Age Dependency Ratio

22.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Bent Creek Sex Ratio

Female81452.99%
Male72247.01%

Bent Creek Population by Age

Bent Creek Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4993.0792.47.6
Married2333.7383.716.3
Non Family1811.641000
Female563.521000
Male295.861000

3.68

Average Family Size

3.07

Average Household Size

92.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bent Creek Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade15014.81%
9th to 12th Grade252.47%
High School Graduate20019.74%
Some College19819.55%
Associates Degree646.32%
Bachelors Degree24323.99%
Graduate Degree13313.13%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bent Creek Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bent Creek Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White961786376
Hispanic35350
Asian17170
Other Race15150

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 39.13%.

Bent Creek Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$53,920$65,515$40,365
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$0$0$29,167
Some College$47,222$0$41,432
Bachelors Degree$34,943$0$0
Graduate Degree$147,782$148,105$0

$53,920

Average Earnings

$65,515

Average Male

$40,365

Average Female

Bent Creek Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bent Creek Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bent Creek Language

96.44% of Bent Creek residents speak only English, while 3.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.35% of the population.

Bent Creek Language

Bent Creek Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,440573.96%

3.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

0%

Male Poverty Rate

7.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bent Creek

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bent Creek is White, with 3.96% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bent Creek is White, with 3.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 3.98%.

Bent Creek Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Bachelors or Greater11.7%
High School6.5%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
Some College0%

Bent Creek Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed10.11%
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Bent Creek Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bent Creek Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$77,355$139,328
Families$106,833$182,880
Married Families$124,479$-999,999,999
Non Families$65,598$57,860

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bent Creek Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.6%

Male Marriage Rate

41.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Bent Creek Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Bent Creek Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Bent Creek Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bent Creek Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

27

Number of Veterans

27

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War27
First Gulf War20
Vietnam0
Korea0
World War II0

Bent Creek Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5420
18 to 347
55 to 640
65 to 740
75+0

Bent Creek Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White272.52%
Hispanic713.21%

Bent Creek Veterans by Race

Bent Creek Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bent Creek Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

77.2%

Labor Force Participation

66.6%

Employment Rate

13.7%

Unemployment Rate

Bent Creek Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bent Creek Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bent Creek 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

44.14%

Born in Bent Creek

96.81%

Native Born

3.19%

Foreign Born

1.11%

Non Citizen

2.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.81% of Bent Creek residents were born in the United States, with 44.14% having been born in North Carolina. 1.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Bent Creek Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,436-50-3.36%
20231,486-50-3.26%
20221,536-50-3.15%
20211,586-66-4%
20201,652-14-0.84%
20191,66619213.03%
20181,47420315.97%
20171,271-34-2.61%
20161,305-126-8.81%
20151,431-78-5.17%
20141,509-71-4.49%
20131,580-182-10.33%
20121,76217310.89%
20111,58930223.47%
20101,28700%

Bent Creek Population by Year