Carrboro, North Carolina Population 2020

21,864

Carrboro is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 21,864, it is the 44th largest city in North Carolina and the 1720th largest city in the United States. Carrboro is currently growing at a rate of 1.27% annually and its population has increased by 11.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,582 in 2010. Spanning over 7 miles, Carrboro has a population density of 3,376 people per square mile.

The average household income in Carrboro is $91,640 with a poverty rate of 14.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,036 per month, and the median house value is $350,800. The median age in Carrboro is 33.2 years, 33.9 years for males, and 32.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.0 males.

Carrboro Demographics

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

  • White: 69.90%
  • Black or African American: 11.79%
  • Asian: 10.62%
  • Two or more races: 4.29%
  • Other race: 2.46%
  • Native American: 0.94%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Carrboro, North Carolina is 21,864, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 21,314.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 19,582.

Carrboro, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,83169.90%
Black or African American2,50111.79%
Asian2,25410.62%
Two or More Races9104.29%
Some Other Race5212.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native1990.94%

Carrboro Population Pyramid 2020

Carrboro Median Age

33.2


Total

33.9


Male

32.8


Female

Carrboro Adults

There are 16,906 adults, (2,050 of whom are seniors) in Carrboro.

Carrboro Age Dependency

42.8

Age Dependency Ratio

13.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29

Child Dependency Ratio

Carrboro Sex Ratio

Female

11,168

52.64%

Male

10,048

47.36%

Carrboro Households and Families

Carrboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Carrboro Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.9%27.1%
All42.9%57.1%
Male27.9%72.1%
Female26.4%73.6%
Non Family25.8%74.2%

42.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,2022.342.9
Non Family4,6751.4925.8
Married3,3233.172.9
Female8463.1526.4
Male3583.4427.9

3.01

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

6.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Carrboro Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4683.30%
9th to 12th Grade3122.20%
High School Graduate1,43610.13%
Some College1,54510.90%
Associates Degree7525.30%
Bachelors Degree4,26630.08%
Graduate Degree5,40138.09%

Carrboro Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,6949,5967,847
Black1,8341,664501
Asian1,4091,322927
Hispanic994569225
Other Race29313681
Multiple Races288288197
Native American124124

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 80.95%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,961$47,719$38,511
Less Than High School$19,130$20,556$18,377
High School Grad$30,485$31,314$29,167
Some College$30,385$32,270$25,757
Bachelors Degree$40,771$51,059$35,407
Graduate Degree$65,194$78,382$53,809

$41,961

Average Earnings

$47,719

Average Male

$38,511

Average Female

Carrboro Language

Carrboro Language by Age

Carrboro Language

80.85% of Carrboro residents speak only English, while 19.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.71% of the population.

Carrboro Poverty

Carrboro Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,9361,47910.61%
Black2,42563826.31%
Hispanic1,63341525.41%
Asian2,25434415.26%
Native19913969.85%
Multiple91013715.05%
Other521377.10%

14.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.42%

Male Poverty Rate

18.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carrboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carrboro is Native, with 69.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carrboro is Other, with 7.10% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.82%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School49.62%
High School23.12%
Some College10.88%
Bachelors or Greater7.60%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed36.17%
Female Unemployed18.29%
Female Employed15.98%
Male Employed4.32%

Carrboro Income

Carrboro Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$59,202$91,640
Families$90,202$130,172
Married Families$120,221-
Non Families$36,147$52,389

Carrboro Marital Status

Carrboro Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.2%

Male Marriage Rate

36.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Carrboro Married by Age and Sex

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

Carrboro Veterans

756

Number of Veterans

670

Male Veterans

86

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War180
Second Gulf War173
Vietnam152
Korea81
World War II41
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54236
55 to 64173
75+170
65 to 74131
18 to 3446
Name Veterans % of Total
White5514.55%
Black1727.62%
2 or More194.53%
Indian1411.29%
Hispanic50.45%

$Carrboro Veterans by Education

6.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carrboro Employment Status

75%

Labor Force Participation

71.9%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Carrboro 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

33.01%

Born in North Carolina

83.01%

Native Born

16.99%

Foreign Born

9.46%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

83.01% of Carrboro residents were born in the United States, with 33.01% having been born in North Carolina. 9.46% 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
202021,8642751.27%
201921,5892751.29%
201821,314-191-0.89%
201721,5052751.30%
201621,2301420.67%
201521,0882030.97%
201420,8852000.97%
201320,6853841.89%
201220,3014292.16%
201119,8722891.48%
201019,5832,8011.56%
200016,7825,2293.80%
199011,5534,2174.65%
19807,3363,8647.77%
19703,4720.00%