Drexel, North Carolina Population 2024

1,756

Drexel is a city located in Burke County North Carolina. Drexel has a 2024 population of 1,756. Drexel is currently growing at a rate of 0.06% annually but its population has decreased by -0.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,757 in 2020.

The average household income in Drexel is $68,959 with a poverty rate of 9.04%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Drexel is 47.6 years, 47.3 years for males, and 52.2 years for females.

Drexel Demographics

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

  • White: 87.33%
  • Black or African American: 5.26%
  • Asian: 2.83%
  • Two or more races: 2.49%
  • Other race: 1.53%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.57%
  • Native American:
Land Area (mi²)
1.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,270.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.06% (-1)
The current population of Drexel, North Carolina is 1,756 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,757.

Drexel, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,54487.33%
Black or African American935.26%
Asian502.83%
Two or more races442.49%
Other race271.53%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander100.57%
Native American
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White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Drexel Population by Race

Drexel Population Pyramid 2024

Drexel Median Age

47.6

Total

47.3

Male

52.2

Female

Drexel Adults

There are 1,518 adults, (474 of whom are seniors) in Drexel.

Drexel Age Dependency

69.3

Age Dependency Ratio

45.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Drexel Sex Ratio

Female84447.74%
Male92452.26%

Drexel Population by Age

Drexel Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7302.2772.927.1
Married3432.8387.812.2
Non Family2551.3359.240.8
Female1072.7359.840.2
Male252.326436
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2.69

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

72.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Drexel Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Drexel Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Drexel Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 23.17%.

Drexel Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,136

Average Earnings

$44,563

Average Male

$31,857

Average Female

Drexel Earnings by Educational Attainment

Drexel Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Drexel Language

92.6% of Drexel residents speak only English, while 7.4% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.67% of the population.

Drexel Language

Drexel Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,4681238.38%
Other2727100%
Hispanic412765.85%
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9.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.25%

Male Poverty Rate

8.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Drexel

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Drexel is White, with 8.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 14.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.6%.

Drexel Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.14%
Bachelors or Greater11.89%
High School5.79%
Some College
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Drexel Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed43.48%
Male Employed3.26%
Female Employed
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Drexel Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Drexel Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Drexel Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.5%

Male Marriage Rate

45.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Drexel Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Drexel 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 35-44.

Drexel Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Drexel Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

115

Number of Veterans

110

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

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Drexel Veterans by War

count

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Drexel Veterans by Age

count

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Drexel Veterans by Race

Drexel Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Drexel Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.7%

Labor Force Participation

53.2%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Drexel Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Drexel Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Drexel 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

72.34%

Born in Drexel

96.21%

Native Born

3.79%

Foreign Born

0.74%

Non Citizen

3.05%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.21% of Drexel residents were born in the United States, with 72.34% having been born in North Carolina. 0.74% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Drexel Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,76110.06%
20281,76010.06%
20271,75910.06%
20261,75810.06%
20251,75710.06%
20241,75610.06%
20231,75510.06%
20221,75410.06%
20211,753-4-0.23%
20201,757-104-5.59%
20191,86130.16%
20181,858-1-0.05%
20171,859-1-0.05%
20161,86040.22%
20151,856
20141,856-5-0.27%
20131,861-17-0.91%
20121,878-9-0.48%
20111,88740.21%
20101,883
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Drexel Population by Year