Gamewell, North Carolina Population 2024

3,705

Gamewell is a city located in Burke County, Caldwell County, Watauga County, and Wilkes County North Carolina. Gamewell has a 2024 population of 3,705. Gamewell is currently growing at a rate of 0.03% annually and its population has increased by 0.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,700 in 2020.

The average household income in Gamewell is $61,890 with a poverty rate of 17.41%. The median age in Gamewell is 39.7 years: 45.1 years for males, and 39.3 years for females.

Gamewell Demographics

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

  • White: 85.66%
  • Other race: 7.3%
  • Two or more races: 5.9%
  • Black or African American: 0.89%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
8.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
457.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.14% (5)
The current population of Gamewell, North Carolina is 3,705 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,700.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,17885.66%
Other race2717.3%
Two or more races2195.9%
Black or African American330.89%
Native American90.24%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Gamewell Population by Race

Gamewell Population Pyramid 2024

Gamewell Median Age

39.7

Total

45.1

Male

39.3

Female

Gamewell Adults

There are 3,086 adults, (600 of whom are seniors) in Gamewell.

Gamewell Age Dependency

49.2

Age Dependency Ratio

24.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Gamewell Sex Ratio

Female1,68345.36%
Male2,02754.64%

Gamewell Population by Age

Gamewell Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,4832.567.232.8
Married6123.0980.119.9
Non Family4951.2971.728.3
Male1972.7145.754.3
Female1793.5934.665.4

3.07

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

67.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Gamewell Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade37413.46%
Associates Degree50318.11%
Bachelors Degree2238.03%
Graduate Degree120.43%
High School Graduate89432.18%
Less Than 9th Grade36713.21%
Some College40514.58%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Gamewell Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gamewell Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,4911,836201
Hispanic1951090
2+ Races17315934
Other Race7200
Black33330
Native American990

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 19.65%.

Gamewell Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$51,538$0$52,019
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$0$0$28,659
Less Than 9th Grade$39,443$39,367$0
Overall$35,602$37,659$29,721
Some College$38,750$54,559$29,050

$35,602

Average Earnings

$37,659

Average Male

$29,721

Average Female

Gamewell Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gamewell Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Gamewell Language

92.28% of Gamewell residents speak only English, while 7.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.42% of the population.

Gamewell Language

Gamewell Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,17832710.29%
Other27125292.99%
Hispanic41525260.72%
Black3333100%
Multiple2192511.42%
Native99100%

17.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.27%

Male Poverty Rate

22.4%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gamewell

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gamewell is White, with 10.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.69%.

Gamewell Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.54%
High School14.88%
Some College7.27%
Bachelors or Greater2.98%

Gamewell Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed55.15%
Female Employed13.07%
Male Employed2.35%
Female Unemployed0%

Gamewell Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gamewell Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$67,692$68,609
Households$54,037$61,890
Married Families$74,129$-999,999,999
Non Families$42,566$46,827

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Gamewell Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.2%

Male Marriage Rate

44.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Gamewell Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Gamewell 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 Over 65.

Gamewell Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Gamewell Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

69

Number of Veterans

69

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam69
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Gamewell Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7450
75+19
18 to 340
35 to 540
55 to 640

Gamewell Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White602.2%
Native American9100%

Gamewell Veterans by Race

Gamewell Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gamewell Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66%

Labor Force Participation

61.8%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Gamewell Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Gamewell Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Gamewell 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

66.09%

Born in Gamewell

95.26%

Native Born

4.74%

Foreign Born

4.37%

Non Citizen

0.38%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.26% of Gamewell residents were born in the United States, with 66.09% having been born in North Carolina. 4.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Gamewell Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,71220.05%
20283,71010.03%
20273,70910.03%
20263,70820.05%
20253,70610.03%
20243,70510.03%
20233,704150.41%
20223,689-10-0.27%
20213,699-1-0.03%
20203,700-295-7.38%
20193,99580.2%
20183,98790.23%
20173,978110.28%
20163,967-5-0.13%
20153,972-5-0.13%
20143,977-17-0.43%
20133,994-2-0.05%
20123,996-18-0.45%
20114,014-27-0.67%
20104,04100%
20003,6442878.55%
19903,357-355-9.56%

Gamewell Population by Year