Carrboro, North Carolina Population 2024

21,460

Carrboro is a city located in Orange County North Carolina. Carrboro has a 2024 population of 21,460. Carrboro is currently growing at a rate of 0.38% annually and its population has increased by 0.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 21,299 in 2020.

The average household income in Carrboro is $109,556 with a poverty rate of 11.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Carrboro is 33.1 years, 32.9 years for males, and 33.3 years for females.

Carrboro Demographics

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

  • White: 67.98%
  • Black or African American: 13.61%
  • Asian: 9.05%
  • Two or more races: 7.45%
  • Other race: 1.41%
  • Native American: 0.5%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
6.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,314.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.76% (161)
The current population of Carrboro, North Carolina is 21,460 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 21,299.

Carrboro, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White14,44067.98%
Black or African American2,89113.61%
Asian1,9229.05%
Two or more races1,5837.45%
Other race2991.41%
Native American1070.5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Carrboro Population by Race

Carrboro Population Pyramid 2024

Carrboro Median Age

33.1

Total

32.9

Male

33.3

Female

Carrboro Adults

There are 16,758 adults, (2,241 of whom are seniors) in Carrboro.

Carrboro Age Dependency

46.3

Age Dependency Ratio

15.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Carrboro Sex Ratio

Female11,05852.06%
Male10,18447.94%

Carrboro Population by Age

Carrboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9,1822.343.556.5
Non Family4,4751.4121.578.5
Married3,8083.272.827.2
Female6702.9533.366.7
Male2292.891783
showing: 5 rows

3.11

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

43.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Carrboro 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

Carrboro Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Carrboro 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 78.35%.

Carrboro Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$49,292

Average Earnings

$55,990

Average Male

$37,446

Average Female

Carrboro Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carrboro Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Carrboro Language

84.52% of Carrboro residents speak only English, while 15.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.22% of the population.

Carrboro Language

Carrboro Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White13,7981,52611.06%
Black2,87549717.29%
Hispanic1,71327916.29%
Asian1,91223212.13%
Multiple1,583845.31%
Other299175.69%
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11.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.94%

Male Poverty Rate

14.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carrboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carrboro is Black, with 17.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carrboro is Multiple, with 5.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.91%.

Carrboro Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School20.86%
Less Than 9th Grade13.15%
Some College12.94%
Bachelors or Greater5.86%
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Carrboro Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed38.68%
Female Unemployed16.38%
Female Employed10.46%
Male Employed3.95%
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Carrboro Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carrboro Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Carrboro Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

45.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Carrboro Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Carrboro Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Carrboro Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

716

Number of Veterans

675

Male Veterans

41

Female Veterans

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Carrboro Veterans by War

count

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Carrboro Veterans by Age

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Carrboro Veterans by Race

Carrboro Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carrboro Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

72.7%

Labor Force Participation

70.1%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Carrboro Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Carrboro Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Carrboro 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

29.95%

Born in Carrboro

85.6%

Native Born

14.4%

Foreign Born

6.38%

Non Citizen

8.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.6% of Carrboro residents were born in the United States, with 29.95% having been born in North Carolina. 6.38% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202921,865810.37%
202821,784810.37%
202721,703810.37%
202621,622810.38%
202521,541810.38%
202421,460810.38%
202321,379810.38%
202221,298810.38%
202121,217-82-0.38%
202021,299970.46%
201921,202-28-0.13%
201821,230-223-1.04%
201721,4532451.16%
201621,2081090.52%
201521,0992020.97%
201420,8972040.99%
201320,6933831.89%
201220,3104302.16%
201119,8802941.5%
201019,5862,80416.71%
200016,7825,22945.26%
199011,5534,21757.48%
19807,3363,864111.29%
19703,472
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Carrboro Population by Year