Cove Creek, North Carolina Population 2024

1,618

Cove Creek is a city located in Ashe County, Avery County, and Watauga County North Carolina. Cove Creek has a 2024 population of 1,618. Cove Creek is currently growing at a rate of 8.88% annually and its population has increased by 48.85% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,087 in 2020.

The average household income in Cove Creek is $81,584 with a poverty rate of 5.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Cove Creek is 52.5 years, 52.1 years for males, and 55.3 years for females.

Cove Creek Demographics

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

  • White: 91.65%
  • Other race: 7.61%
  • Two or more races: 0.74%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
8.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
189.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
48.85% (531)
The current population of Cove Creek, North Carolina is 1,618 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,087.

Cove Creek, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,24191.65%
Other race1037.61%
Two or more races100.74%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Cove Creek Population by Race

Cove Creek Population Pyramid 2024

Cove Creek Median Age

52.5

Total

52.1

Male

55.3

Female

Cove Creek Adults

There are 1,183 adults, (426 of whom are seniors) in Cove Creek.

Cove Creek Age Dependency

78.9

Age Dependency Ratio

56.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Cove Creek Sex Ratio

Female63446.82%
Male72053.18%

Cove Creek Population by Age

Cove Creek Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5842.3293.26.8
Married3672.6197.32.7
Non Family172082.617.4
Male234.171000
Female225.821000

2.71

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

93.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cove Creek Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade817.13%
9th to 12th Grade60.53%
High School Graduate28324.91%
Some College35731.43%
Associates Degree60.53%
Bachelors Degree25622.54%
Graduate Degree14712.94%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cove Creek Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cove Creek Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,0421,004379
Hispanic843514
Other Race65160
2+ Races101010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

Cove Creek Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$45,514$0$46,129
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$0$0$50,221
Some College$45,413$0$45,786
Bachelors Degree$51,734$54,274$37,375
Graduate Degree$71,400$0$0

$45,514

Average Earnings

$0

Average Male

$46,129

Average Female

Cove Creek Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cove Creek Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cove Creek Language

91.88% of Cove Creek residents speak only English, while 8.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.12% of the population.

Cove Creek Language

Cove Creek Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Other1036765.05%
Hispanic1226754.92%
White1,22270.57%

5.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

0%

Male Poverty Rate

11.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cove Creek

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cove Creek is Other, with 65.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cove Creek is White, with 0.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.1%.

Cove Creek Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.94%
High School8.13%
Some College0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Cove Creek Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed2.95%
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Cove Creek Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cove Creek Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$51,812$81,584
Families$72,177$100,326
Married Families$72,137$-999,999,999
Non Families$22,107$30,002

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cove Creek Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

62.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.3%

Male Marriage Rate

68.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Cove Creek Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cove Creek 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.

Cove Creek Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cove Creek Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

28

Number of Veterans

28

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam20
Second Gulf War8
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Cove Creek Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+15
18 to 348
65 to 745
35 to 540
55 to 640

Cove Creek Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White282.53%

Cove Creek Veterans by Race

Cove Creek Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cove Creek Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

74.4%

Labor Force Participation

73.6%

Employment Rate

1.1%

Unemployment Rate

Cove Creek Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cove Creek Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cove Creek 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

55.91%

Born in Cove Creek

93.35%

Native Born

6.65%

Foreign Born

4.8%

Non Citizen

1.85%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.35% of Cove Creek residents were born in the United States, with 55.91% having been born in North Carolina. 4.8% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Cove Creek Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,6181328.88%
20231,4861329.75%
20221,35413210.8%
20211,22213512.42%
20201,087888.81%
2019999-59-5.58%
20181,058363.52%
20171,02280.79%
20161,014-58-5.41%
20151,072545.3%
20141,018131.29%
20131,005-121-10.75%
20121,126-60-5.06%
20111,186151.28%
20101,17100%

Cove Creek Population by Year