Erwin, North Carolina Population 2020

5,198

Erwin is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 5,198, it is the 138th largest city in North Carolina and the 4643rd largest city in the United States. Erwin is currently growing at a rate of 1.17% annually and its population has increased by 18.00% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,405 in 2010. Spanning over 4 miles, Erwin has a population density of 1,233 people per square mile.

The average household income in Erwin is $48,824 with a poverty rate of 21.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $790 per month, and the median house value is $90,700. The median age in Erwin is 43 years, 41.1 years for males, and 46.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 102.6 males.

Erwin Demographics

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

  • White: 71.49%
  • Black or African American: 20.64%
  • Other race: 6.52%
  • Two or more races: 0.89%
  • Native American: 0.40%
  • Asian: 0.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Erwin, North Carolina is 5,198, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,078.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,405.

Erwin, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,54371.49%
Black or African American1,02320.64%
Some Other Race3236.52%
Two or More Races440.89%
American Indian and Alaska Native200.40%
Asian30.06%

Erwin Population Pyramid 2020

Erwin Median Age

43


Total

41.1


Male

46.2


Female

Erwin Adults

There are 3,911 adults, (973 of whom are seniors) in Erwin.

Erwin Age Dependency

68.7

Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Erwin Sex Ratio

Female

2,446

49.35%

Male

2,510

50.65%

Erwin Households and Families

Erwin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Erwin Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.2%19.8%
Non Family63.3%36.7%
All62.8%37.2%
Female35.7%64.3%
Male30.7%69.3%

62.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,9932.4362.8
Married7862.7780.2
Non Family7141.2863.3
Female3533.7235.7
Male1403.0930.7

2.96

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

7.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Erwin Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2126.02%
9th to 12th Grade39611.24%
High School Graduate1,37038.90%
Some College76021.58%
Associates Degree3459.80%
Bachelors Degree3148.92%
Graduate Degree1253.55%

Erwin Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,5712,203395
Black61151329
Hispanic29014913
Other Race254128
Native American1515
Multiple Races15112
Asian33

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 white people with a rate of 15.36%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,695$30,617$25,367
Less Than High School$20,571$20,711$20,197
High School Grad$25,202$29,453$21,435
Some College$30,273$37,770$25,943
Bachelors Degree$32,833$33,646$28,750
Graduate Degree$73,854$73,854$

$26,695

Average Earnings

$30,617

Average Male

$25,367

Average Female

Erwin Language

Erwin Language by Age

Erwin Language

93.55% of Erwin residents speak only English, while 6.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.76% of the population.

Erwin Poverty

Erwin Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,31561618.58%
Black1,01327927.54%
Hispanic39315238.68%
Other3238024.77%
Multiple4436.82%

21.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.41%

Male Poverty Rate

20.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Erwin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Erwin is Hispanic, with 38.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Erwin is Multiple, with 6.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.13%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.13%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.67%
High School15.26%
Some College13.04%
Bachelors or Greater8.41%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed32.56%
Male Unemployed32.29%
Female Employed14.84%
Male Employed12.70%

Erwin Income

Erwin Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$38,076$48,824
Families$46,902$55,138
Married Families$59,792-
Non Families$22,443$35,037

Erwin Marital Status

Erwin Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.5%

Male Marriage Rate

38.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Erwin Married by Age and Sex

Erwin Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Erwin Marital Status by Race

Erwin Veterans

319

Number of Veterans

297

Male Veterans

22

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam114
First Gulf War67
Second Gulf War53
Korea31
World War II20
Age Group Veterans
35 to 5486
65 to 7484
75+73
55 to 6460
18 to 3416
Name Veterans % of Total
White2649.32%
Black334.33%
Hispanic144.58%
Other103.75%
2 or More738.89%
Indian525.00%

$Erwin Veterans by Education

8.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Erwin Employment Status

58%

Labor Force Participation

54.3%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Erwin 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

76.11%

Born in North Carolina

95.20%

Native Born

4.80%

Foreign Born

2.50%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.20% of Erwin residents were born in the United States, with 76.11% having been born in North Carolina. 2.50% 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
20205,198601.17%
20195,138601.18%
20185,078671.34%
20175,011601.21%
20164,951711.45%
20154,880380.78%
20144,842631.32%
20134,7791092.33%
20124,670531.15%
20114,617671.47%
20104,550130.03%
20004,5374761.11%
19904,0611,2333.68%
19802,828-24-0.08%
19702,852-331-1.09%
19603,1830.00%