Fletcher, North Carolina Population 2024

8,258

Fletcher is a city located in Henderson County North Carolina. Fletcher has a 2024 population of 8,258. Fletcher is currently growing at a rate of 0.93% annually and its population has increased by 3.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,006 in 2020.

The average household income in Fletcher is $81,265 with a poverty rate of 7.3%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fletcher is 46.6 years, 46.8 years for males, and 46 years for females.

Fletcher Demographics

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

  • White: 82.39%
  • Black or African American: 4.63%
  • Other race: 4.6%
  • Two or more races: 4.54%
  • Asian: 3.85%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
6.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,292.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.15% (252)
The current population of Fletcher, North Carolina is 8,258 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,006.

Fletcher, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,59182.39%
Black or African American3704.63%
Other race3684.6%
Two or more races3634.54%
Asian3083.85%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Fletcher Population by Race

Fletcher Population Pyramid 2024

Fletcher Median Age

46.6

Total

46.8

Male

46

Female

Fletcher Adults

There are 6,770 adults, (1,935 of whom are seniors) in Fletcher.

Fletcher Age Dependency

65.5

Age Dependency Ratio

40

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Fletcher Sex Ratio

Female4,29553.69%
Male3,70546.31%

Fletcher Population by Age

Fletcher Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,4172.3278.521.5
Married1,9472.7787.812.2
Non Family9701.1957.642.4
Female3762.777.722.3
Male1242.851000
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2.73

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

78.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fletcher 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

Fletcher Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fletcher Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 38.06%.

Fletcher Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$44,658

Average Earnings

$48,842

Average Male

$36,887

Average Female

Fletcher Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fletcher Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fletcher Language

91.18% of Fletcher residents speak only English, while 8.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.19% of the population.

Fletcher Language

Fletcher Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,3753485.46%
Multiple36312333.88%
Asian3089932.14%
Hispanic5608715.54%
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7.3%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.61%

Male Poverty Rate

7.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fletcher

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fletcher is Multiple, with 33.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fletcher is White, with 5.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.6%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.93%.

Fletcher Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.95%
High School9.87%
Some College3.86%
Bachelors or Greater2.82%
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Fletcher Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed9.47%
Male Employed2.58%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
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Fletcher Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fletcher Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fletcher Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

62.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

68.3%

Male Marriage Rate

57.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Fletcher Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fletcher 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 35-44.

Fletcher Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fletcher Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

466

Number of Veterans

428

Male Veterans

38

Female Veterans

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Fletcher Veterans by War

count

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Fletcher Veterans by Age

count

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Fletcher Veterans by Race

Fletcher Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fletcher Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.3%

Labor Force Participation

57.5%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Fletcher Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fletcher Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fletcher 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

53.44%

Born in Fletcher

91.07%

Native Born

8.92%

Foreign Born

3.52%

Non Citizen

5.4%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.07% of Fletcher residents were born in the United States, with 53.44% having been born in North Carolina. 3.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Fletcher Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,638760.89%
20288,562760.9%
20278,486760.9%
20268,410760.91%
20258,334760.92%
20248,258760.93%
20238,182760.94%
20228,106760.95%
20218,030240.3%
20208,006-357-4.27%
20198,363670.81%
20188,296740.9%
20178,2221351.67%
20168,0875226.9%
20157,5651051.41%
20147,460911.23%
20137,369821.13%
20127,287300.41%
20117,257360.5%
20107,2213,03672.54%
20004,1851,39850.16%
19902,787
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Fletcher Population by Year