Dana, North Carolina Population 2024

3,428

Dana is a city located in Buncombe County, Henderson County, and Polk County North Carolina. Dana has a 2024 population of 3,428. Dana is currently declining at a rate of -2.83% annually and its population has decreased by -10.5% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,830 in 2020.

The average household income in Dana is $64,037 with a poverty rate of 28.58%. The median age in Dana is 40.2 years: 40.6 years for males, and 38.8 years for females.

Dana Demographics

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

  • White: 82.36%
  • Two or more races: 15.68%
  • Other race: 0.88%
  • Native American: 0.63%
  • Black or African American: 0.44%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
8.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
385.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-10.5% (-402)
The current population of Dana, North Carolina is 3,428 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,830.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,98982.36%
Two or more races56915.68%
Other race320.88%
Native American230.63%
Black or African American160.44%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Dana Population by Race

Dana Population Pyramid 2024

Dana Median Age

40.2

Total

40.6

Male

38.8

Female

Dana Adults

There are 2,589 adults, (687 of whom are seniors) in Dana.

Dana Age Dependency

90.8

Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Dana Sex Ratio

Female1,89252.14%
Male1,73747.86%

Dana Population by Age

Dana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,3162.767822
Married8033.0486.613.4
Non Family3051.3482.317.7
Female1553.7817.482.6
Male533.581000

3.04

Average Family Size

2.76

Average Household Size

78.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Dana Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade28611.66%
Associates Degree26110.64%
Bachelors Degree24710.07%
Graduate Degree1496.08%
High School Graduate69728.43%
Less Than 9th Grade28711.7%
Some College52521.41%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Dana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dana Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,8581,597303
Hispanic55724570
2+ Races20011770
Other Race3200
Native American232323

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 native american people with a rate of 100%.

Dana Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$45,417$0$40,966
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$33,409$46,761$17,315
Less Than 9th Grade$28,869$28,968$0
Overall$35,712$45,467$25,711
Some College$39,392$50,833$26,471

$35,712

Average Earnings

$45,467

Average Male

$25,711

Average Female

Dana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dana Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Dana Language

68.24% of Dana residents speak only English, while 31.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 30.3% of the population.

Dana Language

Dana Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,31258644.66%
Multiple53038973.4%
White2,14732515.14%
Native2323100%

28.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.39%

Male Poverty Rate

34.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dana is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dana is White, with 15.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.08%.

Dana Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.93%
Bachelors or Greater23.48%
High School13.49%
Some College11.83%

Dana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed50%
Male Employed8.71%
Female Employed8.31%

Dana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dana Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$67,584$67,848
Households$53,256$64,037
Married Families$70,121$-999,999,999
Non Families$21,220$33,330

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dana Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

60.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.4%

Male Marriage Rate

56.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Dana Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Dana 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 Over 65.

Dana Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Dana Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

110

Number of Veterans

96

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam86
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Dana Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7483
75+27
18 to 340
35 to 540
55 to 640

Dana Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1104.71%

Dana Veterans by Race

Dana Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

14.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dana Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.9%

Labor Force Participation

55%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Dana Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Dana Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Dana 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

54.01%

Born in Dana

85.59%

Native Born

14.41%

Foreign Born

6.45%

Non Citizen

7.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.59% of Dana residents were born in the United States, with 54.01% having been born in North Carolina. 6.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Dana Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20243,428-100-2.83%
20233,528-101-2.78%
20223,629-126-3.36%
20213,755-75-1.96%
20203,830-89-2.27%
20193,9193349.32%
20183,5851594.64%
20173,4261053.16%
20163,32183533.59%
20152,486200.81%
20142,466-198-7.43%
20132,66490.34%
20122,655-656-19.81%
20113,311-18-0.54%
20103,32900%

Dana Population by Year