Cullowhee, North Carolina Population 2021

6,377
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Cullowhee is a city located in Jackson County North Carolina. Cullowhee has a 2020 population of 6,377. Cullowhee is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 2.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,228 in 2010. Cullowhee reached it's highest population of in .

The average household income in Cullowhee is $37,928 with a poverty rate of 41.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $658 per month, and the median house value is $230,300. The median age in Cullowhee is 20.5 years, 20.6 years for males, and 20.4 years for females.

Cullowhee Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cullowheewas:

  • White: 85.31%
  • Black or African American: 10.82%
  • Two or more races: 1.68%
  • Asian: 1.16%
  • Other race: 0.69%
  • Native American: 0.34%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Cullowhee, North Carolina is 6,377 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,377.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,228.

Cullowhee, North Carolina Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202158,9293600.61%
202058,5693600.61%
201958,2093600.62%
201857,8493620.63%
201757,4876751.17%
201656,8121,1812.08%
201555,6314730.85%
201455,1581800.33%
201354,9782890.53%
201254,6894420.81%
201154,247-127-0.23%
201054,3740.00%

Cullowhee Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,44085.31%
Black or African American69010.82%
Two or More Races1071.68%
Asian741.16%
Some Other Race440.69%
American Indian and Alaska Native220.34%
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Cullowhee Population by Race

Cullowhee Population Pyramid $2021

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Cullowhee Median Age

20.5


Total

20.6


Male

20.4


Female

Cullowhee Adults

There are 6,100 adults, (90 of whom are seniors) in Cullowhee.

Cullowhee Age Dependency

6.1

Age Dependency Ratio

1.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

4.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Cullowhee Sex Ratio

Female

3,497

54.84%

Male

2,880

45.16%

Cullowhee Population by Age

Cullowhee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cullowhee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male0%0%
Non Family5.1%94.9%
All12.6%87.4%
Married55.1%44.9%
Female100%0%

12.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cullowhee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2692.2312.6
Non Family1,1042.065.1
Married1363.1855.1
Female294.21100
Male00

3.36

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

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Cullowhee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade363.46%
9th to 12th Grade403.85%
High School Graduate16916.27%
Some College16716.07%
Associates Degree545.20%
Bachelors Degree31930.70%
Graduate Degree25424.45%
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Cullowhee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cullowhee Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White912893565
Hispanic6588
Black4141
Asian1515
2+ Races66

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 61.95%.

Cullowhee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,156$$35,159
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$23,750$23,750$
Some College$$$
Bachelors Degree$27,703$$28,716
Graduate Degree$36,932$$37,182

$31,156

Average Earnings

$

Average Male

$35,159

Average Female

Cullowhee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cullowhee Language by Age

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Cullowhee Language

93.85% of Cullowhee residents speak only English, while 6.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.44% of the population.

Cullowhee Language

Cullowhee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,21798844.56%
Black34413438.95%
Multiple3131100.00%
Hispanic2202611.82%
Asian251352.00%

41.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

36.60%

Male Poverty Rate

45.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cullowhee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cullowhee is Multiple, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cullowhee is Hispanic, with 11.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 56.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 50.95%.

Cullowhee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College35.08%
Less Than 9th Grade25.00%
Bachelors or Greater12.74%
High School0.00%

Cullowhee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed36.96%
Male Employed36.01%
Female Unemployed31.08%

Cullowhee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cullowhee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$31,993$37,928
Families$90,216$76,088
Married Families$70,921-
Non Families$30,135$32,225
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Income by Household Type

Cullowhee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

4.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

5.1%

Male Marriage Rate

3.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Cullowhee Married by Age and Sex

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Cullowhee Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Cullowhee Marital Status by Race

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Cullowhee Marital Status

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83

Number of Veterans

83

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War63
First Gulf War14
World War II
Korea
Vietnam

Cullowhee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3449
55 to 6420
35 to 5414
75+
65 to 74

Cullowhee Veterans by Age

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Cullowhee Veterans by Race

Cullowhee Veterans by Education

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33.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cullowhee Veterans by Education

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48.1%

Labor Force Participation

43.9%

Employment Rate

8.9%

Unemployment Rate

Cullowhee Employment by Age

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Cullowhee Employment by Race

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Cullowhee Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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66.07%

Born in Cullowhee

97.57%

Native Born

2.43%

Foreign Born

2.12%

Non Citizen

0.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.57% of Cullowhee residents were born in the United States, with 66.07% having been born in North Carolina. 2.12% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Cullowhee Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20216,3770.00%
20206,3770.00%
20196,3772383.88%
20186,1393866.71%
20175,7531973.55%
20165,556220.40%
20155,53430.05%
20145,5313436.61%
20135,1882184.39%
20124,970-53-1.06%
20115,023-1,205-19.35%
20106,2280.00%

Cullowhee Population by Year