Catawba, North Carolina Population 2024

710

Catawba is a city located in Catawba County North Carolina. Catawba has a 2024 population of 710. Catawba is currently growing at a rate of 0.42% annually and its population has increased by 1.72% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 698 in 2020.

The average household income in Catawba is $52,523 with a poverty rate of 18.9%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Catawba is 49.1 years, 47.5 years for males, and 51.2 years for females.

Catawba Demographics

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

  • White: 77.78%
  • Black or African American: 19.05%
  • Two or more races: 2.06%
  • Other race: 0.95%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
3.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
180.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.72% (12)
The current population of Catawba, North Carolina is 710 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 698.

Catawba, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White49077.78%
Black or African American12019.05%
Two or more races132.06%
Other race60.95%
Native American10.16%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Catawba Population by Race

Catawba Population Pyramid 2024

Catawba Median Age

49.1

Total

47.5

Male

51.2

Female

Catawba Adults

There are 537 adults, (115 of whom are seniors) in Catawba.

Catawba Age Dependency

49.3

Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22

Child Dependency Ratio

Catawba Sex Ratio

Female24639.05%
Male38460.95%

Catawba Population by Age

Catawba Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3221.9670.229.8
Non Family1681.1863.736.3
Married1023.1277.522.5
Female452.1673.326.7
Male72.431000
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2.78

Average Family Size

1.96

Average Household Size

70.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Catawba 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

Catawba Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Catawba 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 4.8%.

Catawba Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$46,382

Average Earnings

$47,434

Average Male

$40,417

Average Female

Catawba Earnings by Educational Attainment

Catawba Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Catawba Language

97.7% of Catawba residents speak only English, while 2.3% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.3% of the population.

Catawba Language

Catawba Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black1206655%
White458418.95%
Multiple13646.15%
Hispanic30413.33%
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18.9%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.53%

Male Poverty Rate

17.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Catawba

The race most likely to be in poverty in Catawba is Black, with 55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Catawba is White, with 8.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 14.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.4%.

Catawba Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School36.08%
Less Than 9th Grade28.68%
Bachelors or Greater5.56%
Some College3.83%
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Catawba Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed80%
Female Unemployed60%
Female Employed10.58%
Male Employed
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Catawba Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Catawba Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Catawba Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.4%

Male Marriage Rate

47.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Catawba Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Catawba 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 55-64.

Catawba Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Catawba Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

15

Number of Veterans

15

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Catawba Veterans by War

count

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Catawba Veterans by Age

count

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Catawba Veterans by Race

Catawba Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Catawba Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.7%

Labor Force Participation

49.9%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Catawba Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Catawba Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Catawba 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

69.21%

Born in Catawba

98.41%

Native Born

1.59%

Foreign Born

0.63%

Non Citizen

0.95%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.41% of Catawba residents were born in the United States, with 69.21% having been born in North Carolina. 0.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Catawba Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202972530.42%
202872230.42%
202771930.42%
202671630.42%
202571330.42%
202471030.42%
202370730.43%
202270430.43%
202170130.43%
20206987512.04%
201962320.32%
201862130.49%
201761830.49%
201661520.33%
201561310.16%
2014612-1-0.16%
201361320.33%
2012611-1-0.16%
2011612-2-0.33%
2010614
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Catawba Population by Year