Elm City, North Carolina Population 2024

1,208

Elm City is a city located in Wilson County North Carolina. Elm City has a 2024 population of 1,208. Elm City is currently growing at a rate of 0.17% annually but its population has decreased by -0.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,216 in 2020.

The average household income in Elm City is $57,383 with a poverty rate of 20.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Elm City is 48 years, 42.9 years for males, and 52.7 years for females.

Elm City Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 62.66%
  • White: 27.48%
  • Other race: 5.62%
  • Asian: 2.94%
  • Two or more races: 1.3%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
0.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,560.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.66% (-8)
The current population of Elm City, North Carolina is 1,208 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,216.

Elm City, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American72562.66%
White31827.48%
Other race655.62%
Asian342.94%
Two or more races151.3%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Other race

Asian

Two or more races

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Elm City Population by Race

Elm City Population Pyramid 2024

Elm City Median Age

48

Total

42.9

Male

52.7

Female

Elm City Adults

There are 956 adults, (280 of whom are seniors) in Elm City.

Elm City Age Dependency

71.2

Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Elm City Sex Ratio

Female53145.89%
Male62654.11%

Elm City Population by Age

Elm City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4752.4468.431.6
Married2383.1576.123.9
Non Family1431.025842
Female852.7561.238.8
Male93.111000
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3.01

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

68.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Elm City 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

Elm City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elm City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.49%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 25.69%.

Elm City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,971

Average Earnings

$45,750

Average Male

$31,333

Average Female

Elm City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elm City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Elm City Language

92.07% of Elm City residents speak only English, while 7.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.67% of the population.

Elm City Language

Elm City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black72515321.1%
Hispanic1355440%
Other654163.08%
White2903311.38%
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20.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.25%

Male Poverty Rate

24.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elm City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elm City is Other, with 63.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elm City is White, with 11.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.21%.

Elm City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade48.85%
Some College24.03%
High School10.47%
Bachelors or Greater
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Elm City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed3.27%
Male Unemployed
Female Employed14.16%
Female Unemployed
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Elm City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elm City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Elm City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.9%

Male Marriage Rate

54.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Elm City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Elm City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

90

Number of Veterans

87

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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Elm City Veterans by War

count

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Elm City Veterans by Age

count

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Elm City Veterans by Race

Elm City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elm City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48.4%

Labor Force Participation

45.4%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Elm City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Elm City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Elm City 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

75.45%

Born in Elm City

94.55%

Native Born

5.45%

Foreign Born

3.89%

Non Citizen

1.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.55% of Elm City residents were born in the United States, with 75.45% having been born in North Carolina. 3.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Elm City Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,21820.16%
20281,21620.16%
20271,21420.17%
20261,21220.17%
20251,21020.17%
20241,20820.17%
20231,20620.17%
20221,20420.17%
20211,202-14-1.15%
20201,216-77-5.96%
20191,29350.39%
20181,288-7-0.54%
20171,29530.23%
20161,292-1-0.08%
20151,293-2-0.15%
20141,295-1-0.08%
20131,296-5-0.38%
20121,30140.31%
20111,297-4-0.31%
20101,301
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Elm City Population by Year