Blowing Rock, North Carolina Population 2020

1,367

Blowing Rock is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 1,367, it is the 299th largest city in North Carolina and the 9062nd largest city in the United States. Blowing Rock is currently growing at a rate of 2.24% annually and its population has increased by 10.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,241 in 2010. Spanning over 3 miles, Blowing Rock has a population density of 454 people per square mile.

The average household income in Blowing Rock is $85,164 with a poverty rate of 6.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $989 per month, and the median house value is $461,700. The median age in Blowing Rock is 60.3 years, 57.1 years for males, and 62.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 84.6 males.

Blowing Rock Demographics

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

  • White: 95.92%
  • Black or African American: 1.83%
  • Two or more races: 1.08%
  • Asian: 0.83%
  • Native American: 0.33%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Blowing Rock, North Carolina is 1,367, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,307.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,241.

Blowing Rock, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,15395.92%
Black or African American221.83%
Two or More Races131.08%
Asian100.83%
American Indian and Alaska Native40.33%

Blowing Rock Population Pyramid 2020

Blowing Rock Median Age

60.3


Total

57.1


Male

62.1


Female

Blowing Rock Adults

There are 1,096 adults, (494 of whom are seniors) in Blowing Rock.

Blowing Rock Age Dependency

99.7

Age Dependency Ratio

82.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

17.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Blowing Rock Sex Ratio

Female

651

54.16%

Male

551

45.84%

Blowing Rock Households and Families

Blowing Rock Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Blowing Rock Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92.4%7.6%
All69.9%30.1%
Non Family44.2%55.8%
Female41.9%58.1%
Male0%100%

69.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6181.8969.9
Married3402.2392.4
Non Family2261.1944.2
Female432.6741.9
Male92.890

2.24

Average Family Size

1.89

Average Household Size

6.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Blowing Rock Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade90.85%
9th to 12th Grade121.13%
High School Graduate13612.83%
Some College19218.11%
Associates Degree565.28%
Bachelors Degree43240.75%
Graduate Degree22321.04%

Blowing Rock Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,020999652
Multiple Races1313
Black13133
Asian1010
Native American44

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 63.92%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,595$37,063$25,609
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$23,194$22,000$
Some College$26,000$36,563$16,719
Bachelors Degree$40,234$60,417$26,369
Graduate Degree$31,696$31,944$31,250

$30,595

Average Earnings

$37,063

Average Male

$25,609

Average Female

Blowing Rock Language

Blowing Rock Language by Age

Blowing Rock Language

98.91% of Blowing Rock residents speak only English, while 1.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.84% of the population.

Blowing Rock Poverty

Blowing Rock Poverty by Race

6.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.15%

Male Poverty Rate

8.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Blowing Rock

The race most likely to be in poverty in Blowing Rock is White, with 6.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Blowing Rock is White, with 6.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.05%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School62.50%
High School11.03%
Bachelors or Greater5.40%
Some College0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Employed6.55%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed4.04%

Blowing Rock Income

Blowing Rock Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$70,500$85,164
Families$84,659$103,438
Married Families$90,417-
Non Families$36,842$51,743

Blowing Rock Marital Status

Blowing Rock Marital Status

Marriage Rates

64.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

66.6%

Male Marriage Rate

62.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Blowing Rock Married by Age and Sex

Blowing Rock 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 Over 65.

Blowing Rock Marital Status by Race

Blowing Rock Veterans

107

Number of Veterans

107

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam41
Second Gulf War12
First Gulf War8
Korea7
World War II
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7430
75+29
55 to 6418
35 to 5418
18 to 3412
Name Veterans % of Total
White1039.75%
Indian4100.00%

$Blowing Rock Veterans by Education

8.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Blowing Rock Employment Status

50.2%

Labor Force Participation

49.9%

Employment Rate

0.7%

Unemployment Rate

Blowing Rock 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

50.75%

Born in North Carolina

98.67%

Native Born

1.33%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.67% of Blowing Rock residents were born in the United States, with 50.75% having been born in North Carolina. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,367302.24%
20191,337302.30%
20181,307312.43%
20171,276302.41%
20161,246161.30%
20151,23060.49%
20141,224282.34%
20131,196-55-4.40%
20121,251-15-1.18%
20111,266231.85%
20101,2430.00%