Carrboro, North Carolina Population 2021

21,130
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Carrboro is a city located in Orange County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 21,130, it is the 45th largest city in North Carolina and the 1773rd largest city in the United States . Carrboro is currently declining at a rate of -0.14% annually but its population has increased by 7.91% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,582 in 2010. Carrboro reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 7 miles, Carrboro has a population density of 3,263 people per square mile.

The average household income in Carrboro is $88,672 with a poverty rate of 15.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,078 per month, and the median house value is $368,800. The median age in Carrboro is 32.7 years, 32.5 years for males, and 32.8 years for females.

Carrboro Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Carrborowas:

  • White: 73.71%
  • Black or African American: 10.98%
  • Asian: 9.44%
  • Two or more races: 4.22%
  • Other race: 1.34%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Carrboro, North Carolina is 21,130 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 21,190.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 19,582.

Carrboro, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,64873.71%
Black or African American2,33110.98%
Asian2,0059.44%
Two or More Races8954.22%
Some Other Race2841.34%
American Indian and Alaska Native670.32%
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Carrboro Population by Race

Carrboro Population Pyramid $2021

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Carrboro Median Age

32.7


Total

32.5


Male

32.8


Female

Carrboro Adults

There are 16,798 adults, (2,019 of whom are seniors) in Carrboro.

Carrboro Age Dependency

43.6

Age Dependency Ratio

13.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30

Child Dependency Ratio

Carrboro Sex Ratio

Female

11,527

54.30%

Male

9,703

45.70%

Carrboro Population by Age

Carrboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Carrboro Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family24.2%75.8%
Male27.7%72.3%
Female30.6%69.4%
All42.8%57.2%
Married74.3%25.7%

42.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Carrboro Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,3582.2642.8
Non Family4,7181.4824.2
Married3,3223.1474.3
Female1,0832.8730.6
Male2352.8627.7

2.97

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

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Carrboro Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3212.26%
9th to 12th Grade3752.64%
High School Graduate1,1658.19%
Some College1,56310.99%
Associates Degree7505.28%
Bachelors Degree4,15729.24%
Graduate Degree5,88741.41%
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Carrboro Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Carrboro Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,9189,7767,855
Black1,8131,627702
Asian1,4081,306949
Hispanic791525386
2+ Races270270188
Other Race151117105
Native American5454

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 79.20%.

Carrboro Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,427$48,679$36,377
Less Than 9th Grade$15,794$16,334$11,822
High School Graduate$29,457$31,483$28,385
Some College$32,019$36,591$28,859
Bachelors Degree$37,301$44,474$31,424
Graduate Degree$58,807$71,784$54,432

$42,427

Average Earnings

$48,679

Average Male

$36,377

Average Female

Carrboro Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carrboro Language by Age

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Carrboro Language

81.68% of Carrboro residents speak only English, while 18.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.54% of the population.

Carrboro Language

Carrboro Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,4801,69511.71%
Hispanic1,50260540.28%
Black2,33052322.45%
Asian2,00539119.50%
Multiple89514416.09%
Other2845017.61%
Native671420.90%

15.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.51%

Male Poverty Rate

19.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carrboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carrboro is Hispanic, with 40.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carrboro is White, with 11.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.40%.

Carrboro Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade64.51%
High School23.78%
Some College10.68%
Bachelors or Greater9.47%

Carrboro Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed45.55%
Female Employed14.58%
Female Unemployed11.28%
Male Employed5.81%

Carrboro Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carrboro Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$58,702$88,672
Families$93,396$128,870
Married Families$123,103-
Non Families$34,704$47,185
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Income by Household Type

Carrboro Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.7%

Male Marriage Rate

37.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Carrboro Married by Age and Sex

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Carrboro Marriage

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

Carrboro Marital Status by Race

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Carrboro Marital Status

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767

Number of Veterans

718

Male Veterans

49

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War309
First Gulf War202
Vietnam170
Korea49
World War II18

Carrboro Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54225
55 to 64158
18 to 34133
65 to 74129
75+122

Carrboro Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5284.24%
Black2079.50%
2+ Races184.84%
Native American1425.93%

Carrboro Veterans by Race

Carrboro Veterans by Education

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6.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carrboro Veterans by Education

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74.5%

Labor Force Participation

71.2%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Carrboro Employment by Age

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Carrboro Employment by Race

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Carrboro Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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33.09%

Born in Carrboro

84.67%

Native Born

15.33%

Foreign Born

8.37%

Non Citizen

6.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.67% of Carrboro residents were born in the United States, with 33.09% having been born in North Carolina. 8.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Carrboro Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202121,130-30-0.14%
202021,160-30-0.14%
201921,190-30-0.14%
201821,220-232-1.08%
201721,4522541.20%
201621,1981240.59%
201521,0741960.94%
201420,8781970.95%
201320,6813811.88%
201220,3004262.14%
201119,8742891.48%
201019,5852,8031.56%
200016,7825,2293.80%
199011,5534,2174.65%
19807,3363,8647.77%
19703,4720.00%

Carrboro Population by Year