Cerro Gordo, North Carolina Population 2024

139

Cerro Gordo is a city located in Columbus County North Carolina. Cerro Gordo has a 2024 population of 139. Cerro Gordo is currently growing at a rate of 1.46% annually and its population has increased by 6.92% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 130 in 2020.

The average household income in Cerro Gordo is $44,478 with a poverty rate of 24.43%. The median age in Cerro Gordo is 48 years: 40.1 years for males, and 54.3 years for females.

Cerro Gordo Demographics

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

  • White: 67.9%
  • Other race: 27.56%
  • Black or African American: 4.55%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
176.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
6.92% (9)
The current population of Cerro Gordo, North Carolina is 139 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 130.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White23967.9%
Other race9727.56%
Black or African American164.55%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Two or more races00%

White

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Two or more races

Cerro Gordo Population by Race

Cerro Gordo Population Pyramid 2024

Cerro Gordo Median Age

48

Total

40.1

Male

54.3

Female

Cerro Gordo Adults

There are 292 adults, (87 of whom are seniors) in Cerro Gordo.

Cerro Gordo Age Dependency

71.7

Age Dependency Ratio

42.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Cerro Gordo Sex Ratio

Female19755.97%
Male15544.03%

Cerro Gordo Population by Age

Cerro Gordo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1642.1579.920.1
Non Family8201000
Married773.3559.740.3
Female52.46040
Male0000

3.28

Average Family Size

2.15

Average Household Size

79.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cerro Gordo Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade187.32%
Associates Degree3413.82%
Bachelors Degree83.25%
Graduate Degree52.03%
High School Graduate10442.28%
Less Than 9th Grade4417.89%
Some College3313.41%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cerro Gordo Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cerro Gordo Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White19017813
Other Race4700
Hispanic4700
Black960

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.68%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 6.84%.

Cerro Gordo Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$53,355$53,618$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$40,486$15,313
Overall$41,488$41,429$0
Some College$50,284$38,750$51,420

$41,488

Average Earnings

$41,429

Average Male

$0

Average Female

Cerro Gordo Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cerro Gordo Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cerro Gordo Language

78.41% of Cerro Gordo residents speak only English, while 21.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 21.59% of the population.

Cerro Gordo Language

Cerro Gordo Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2397631.8%
Black161062.5%

24.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.87%

Male Poverty Rate

40.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cerro Gordo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cerro Gordo is Black, with 62.5% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cerro Gordo is White, with 31.8% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 54.19%.

Cerro Gordo Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School71.15%
Some College5.97%
Less Than 9th Grade4.84%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Cerro Gordo Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed1.28%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Cerro Gordo Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cerro Gordo Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$72,500$81,784
Households-$44,478
Married Families$83,750$-999,999,999
Non Families$3,804$6,355

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cerro Gordo Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.8%

Male Marriage Rate

39.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Cerro Gordo Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cerro Gordo 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 35-44.

Cerro Gordo Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cerro Gordo Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

7

Number of Veterans

7

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam5
Korea2
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
World War II0

Cerro Gordo Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 745
75+2
18 to 340
35 to 540
55 to 640

Cerro Gordo Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White62.65%
Black18.33%

Cerro Gordo Veterans by Race

Cerro Gordo Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

14.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cerro Gordo Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48%

Labor Force Participation

48%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Cerro Gordo Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cerro Gordo Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cerro Gordo 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

79.83%

Born in Cerro Gordo

86.65%

Native Born

13.35%

Foreign Born

13.35%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.65% of Cerro Gordo residents were born in the United States, with 79.83% having been born in North Carolina. 13.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Cerro Gordo Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202915132.03%
202814821.37%
202714621.39%
202614432.13%
202514121.44%
202413921.46%
202313732.24%
202213443.08%
202113000%
2020130-67-34.01%
2019197-1-0.51%
2018198-1-0.5%
2017199-2-1%
2016201-3-1.47%
2015204-1-0.49%
2014205-1-0.49%
2013206-4-1.9%
2012210-1-0.47%
201121100%
201021100%

Cerro Gordo Population by Year