Cullowhee, North Carolina Population 2024

6,632

Cullowhee is a city located in Jackson County North Carolina. Cullowhee has a 2024 population of 6,632. Cullowhee is currently declining at a rate of -0.61% annually and its population has decreased by -2.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,798 in 2020.

The average household income in Cullowhee is $33,317 with a poverty rate of 51.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Cullowhee is 20.7 years, 20.9 years for males, and 20.5 years for females.

Cullowhee Demographics

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

  • White: 80.83%
  • Black or African American: 8.13%
  • Two or more races: 5.76%
  • Asian: 2.23%
  • Native American: 1.71%
  • Other race: 1.33%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,741.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.44% (-166)
The current population of Cullowhee, North Carolina is 6,632 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,798.

Cullowhee, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,42880.83%
Black or African American5468.13%
Two or more races3875.76%
Asian1502.23%
Native American1151.71%
Other race891.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Cullowhee Population by Race

Cullowhee Population Pyramid 2024

Cullowhee Median Age

20.7

Total

20.9

Male

20.5

Female

Cullowhee Adults

There are 6,390 adults, (104 of whom are seniors) in Cullowhee.

Cullowhee Age Dependency

6.8

Age Dependency Ratio

1.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

5.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Cullowhee Sex Ratio

Female3,47951.81%
Male3,23648.19%

Cullowhee Population by Age

Cullowhee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,6622.079.390.7
Non Family1,4271.772.297.8
Married1594.1253.546.5
Female763.55050
Male0000

3.53

Average Family Size

2.07

Average Household Size

9.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cullowhee Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade605.58%
9th to 12th Grade242.23%
High School Graduate26024.19%
Some College26124.28%
Associates Degree161.49%
Bachelors Degree27825.86%
Graduate Degree17616.37%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cullowhee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cullowhee Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White802802449
Hispanic168845
2+ Races98540
Black92920
Other Race25250
Asian13130

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 55.99%.

Cullowhee Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$23,158$0$31,207
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$31,034$0$0
Some College$0$0$0
Bachelors Degree$15,706$0$0
Graduate Degree$40,660$0$40,542

$23,158

Average Earnings

$0

Average Male

$31,207

Average Female

Cullowhee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cullowhee Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cullowhee Language

90.98% of Cullowhee residents speak only English, while 9.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.54% of the population.

Cullowhee Language

Cullowhee Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,5611,40254.74%
Black34429585.76%
Hispanic51211221.88%
Multiple2725018.38%
Asian291241.38%

51.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

53.18%

Male Poverty Rate

49.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cullowhee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cullowhee is Black, with 85.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cullowhee is Multiple, with 18.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 63.7%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 69.89%.

Cullowhee Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School35.38%
Bachelors or Greater25.11%
Some College23.23%
Less Than 9th Grade0%

Cullowhee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed86.49%
Female Employed52.5%
Male Employed36.8%
Female Unemployed35.9%

Cullowhee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cullowhee Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$32,054$33,317
Families$70,592$78,629
Married Families$81,780$-999,999,999
Non Families$18,511$25,855

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cullowhee Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

6.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

5.7%

Male Marriage Rate

7.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Cullowhee Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cullowhee 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 35-44.

Cullowhee Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cullowhee Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

146

Number of Veterans

139

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War128
First Gulf War15
Vietnam0
Korea0
World War II0

Cullowhee Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
18 to 34113
55 to 6433
35 to 540
65 to 740
75+0

Cullowhee Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1332.55%
Asian74.67%
Other Race66.74%
Hispanic61.24%

Cullowhee Veterans by Race

Cullowhee Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

10.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cullowhee Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.4%

Labor Force Participation

50.7%

Employment Rate

11.8%

Unemployment Rate

Cullowhee Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cullowhee Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cullowhee 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

55.83%

Born in Cullowhee

93.52%

Native Born

6.48%

Foreign Born

5.15%

Non Citizen

1.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.52% of Cullowhee residents were born in the United States, with 55.83% having been born in North Carolina. 5.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Cullowhee Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20246,632-41-0.61%
20236,673-42-0.63%
20226,7151772.71%
20216,538-260-3.82%
20206,7984216.6%
20196,3772383.88%
20186,1393866.71%
20175,7531973.55%
20165,556220.4%
20155,53430.05%
20145,5313436.61%
20135,1882184.39%
20124,970-53-1.06%
20115,023-1,205-19.35%
20106,22800%

Cullowhee Population by Year