Elm City, North Carolina Population 2020

1,296

Elm City is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 1,296, it is the 309th largest city in North Carolina and the 9256th largest city in the United States. Elm City is currently growing at a rate of 0.31% annually but its population has decreased by -0.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,298 in 2010. Elm City reached it's highest population of 1,301 in 2010. Spanning over 1 miles, Elm City has a population density of 1,674 people per square mile.

The average household income in Elm City is $38,684 with a poverty rate of 26.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $600 per month, and the median house value is $83,400. The median age in Elm City is 40.9 years, 41.3 years for males, and 40.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.1 males.

Elm City Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 53.16%
  • White: 33.75%
  • Two or more races: 5.74%
  • Other race: 3.60%
  • Native American: 2.35%
  • Asian: 1.40%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Elm City, North Carolina is 1,296, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,288.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,298.

Elm City, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American72353.16%
White45933.75%
Two or More Races785.74%
Some Other Race493.60%
American Indian and Alaska Native322.35%
Asian191.40%

Elm City Population Pyramid 2020

Elm City Median Age

40.9


Total

41.3


Male

40.7


Female

Elm City Adults

There are 997 adults, (281 of whom are seniors) in Elm City.

Elm City Age Dependency

89.9

Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Elm City Sex Ratio

Female

683

50.22%

Male

677

49.78%

Elm City Households and Families

Elm City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Elm City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.4%26.6%
All54.3%45.7%
Non Family46.5%53.5%
Female36.6%63.4%
Male0%100%

54.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5212.6154.3
Married2143.3673.4
Non Family198046.5
Female934.1136.6
Male163.750

3.47

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

2.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Elm City Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade394.47%
9th to 12th Grade13815.83%
High School Graduate39745.53%
Some College14516.63%
Associates Degree768.72%
Bachelors Degree515.85%
Graduate Degree262.98%

Elm City Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black45835834
White32427034
Hispanic63459
Native American3232
Other Race2793
Asian94

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 14.29%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$19,576$31,343$15,625
Less Than High School$15,625$$13,375
High School Grad$19,524$31,100$17,625
Some College$18,750$35,481$12,596
Bachelors Degree$40,313$$31,667
Graduate Degree$30,714$$

$19,576

Average Earnings

$31,343

Average Male

$15,625

Average Female

Elm City Language

Elm City Language by Age

Elm City Language

92.90% of Elm City residents speak only English, while 7.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.68% of the population.

Elm City Poverty

Elm City Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black72323532.50%
White4376915.79%
Hispanic1063734.91%
Other492142.86%
Multiple782025.64%

26.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.69%

Male Poverty Rate

23.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elm City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elm City is Other, with 42.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elm City is White, with 15.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.28%.

Name Poverty
Some College29.41%
High School21.66%
Less Than High School10.17%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.42%
Female Employed9.89%
Male Employed2.31%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Elm City Income

Elm City Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$31,047$38,684
Families$48,802$51,540
Married Families$62,273-
Non Families$14,931$15,986

Elm City Marital Status

Elm City Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.1%

Male Marriage Rate

41.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Elm City Married by Age and Sex

Elm City 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.

Elm City Marital Status by Race

Elm City Veterans

102

Number of Veterans

99

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam62
First Gulf War29
Second Gulf War6
Korea2
World War II
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7449
55 to 6432
35 to 5416
75+5
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White6818.63%
Black346.33%

$Elm City Veterans by Education

2.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elm City Employment Status

51.7%

Labor Force Participation

42.4%

Employment Rate

18%

Unemployment Rate

Elm City Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

75.22%

Born in North Carolina

96.76%

Native Born

3.24%

Foreign Born

1.91%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.76% of Elm City residents were born in the United States, with 75.22% having been born in North Carolina. 1.91% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,29640.31%
20191,29240.31%
20181,288-7-0.54%
20171,29540.31%
20161,291-1-0.08%
20151,292-1-0.08%
20141,293-3-0.23%
20131,296-5-0.38%
20121,30140.31%
20111,297-4-0.31%
20101,3010.00%