Granite Falls, North Carolina Population 2020

4,638

Granite Falls is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 4,638, it is the 151st largest city in North Carolina and the 4973rd largest city in the United States. Granite Falls is currently growing at a rate of 0.02% annually but its population has decreased by -1.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,722 in 2010. Granite Falls reached it's highest population of 4,695 in 2010. Spanning over 5 miles, Granite Falls has a population density of 887 people per square mile.

The average household income in Granite Falls is $63,443 with a poverty rate of 11.80%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $701 per month, and the median house value is $155,400. The median age in Granite Falls is 42.5 years, 40.9 years for males, and 42.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.5 males.

Granite Falls Demographics

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

  • White: 89.89%
  • Other race: 3.02%
  • Black or African American: 2.93%
  • Asian: 2.80%
  • Two or more races: 1.25%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Granite Falls, North Carolina is 4,638, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,636.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,722.

Granite Falls, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,16989.89%
Some Other Race1403.02%
Black or African American1362.93%
Asian1302.80%
Two or More Races581.25%
American Indian and Alaska Native50.11%

Granite Falls Population Pyramid 2020

Granite Falls Median Age

42.5


Total

40.9


Male

42.8


Female

Granite Falls Adults

There are 3,593 adults, (891 of whom are seniors) in Granite Falls.

Granite Falls Age Dependency

71.7

Age Dependency Ratio

33

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Granite Falls Sex Ratio

Female

2,397

51.68%

Male

2,241

48.32%

Granite Falls Households and Families

Granite Falls Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Granite Falls Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married84.3%15.7%
All67.4%32.6%
Non Family50.9%49.1%
Female40.9%59.1%

67.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,8462.4567.4
Married9472.9584.3
Non Family5931.3650.9
Female2742.8840.9
Male324.06100

2.91

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

2.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Granite Falls Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1655.26%
9th to 12th Grade38012.11%
High School Graduate70722.52%
Some College59418.92%
Associates Degree44214.08%
Bachelors Degree51416.37%
Graduate Degree33710.74%

Granite Falls Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,7592,327754
Hispanic1881108
Black945936
Other Race8468
Asian676748
Native American555

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 native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,205$40,182$33,950
Less Than High School$25,258$26,676$
High School Grad$32,370$36,574$25,656
Some College$36,607$45,139$33,675
Bachelors Degree$48,095$55,000$41,714
Graduate Degree$60,313$$57,500

$36,205

Average Earnings

$40,182

Average Male

$33,950

Average Female

Granite Falls Language

Granite Falls Language by Age

Granite Falls Language

89.51% of Granite Falls residents speak only English, while 10.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.30% of the population.

Granite Falls Poverty

Granite Falls Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,87741510.70%
Black1116154.95%
Hispanic3114012.86%
Other1363425.00%
Multiple581729.31%

11.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.82%

Male Poverty Rate

10.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Granite Falls

The race most likely to be in poverty in Granite Falls is Black, with 54.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Granite Falls is White, with 10.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.18%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.09%
High School8.84%
Some College7.49%
Bachelors or Greater0.12%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed83.33%
Male Unemployed29.41%
Female Employed7.47%
Male Employed6.54%

Granite Falls Income

Granite Falls Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$60,298$63,443
Families$71,875$76,519
Married Families$84,911-
Non Families$24,125$33,649

Granite Falls Marital Status

Granite Falls Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.3%

Male Marriage Rate

47.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Granite Falls Married by Age and Sex

Granite Falls 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 55-64.

Granite Falls Marital Status by Race

Granite Falls Veterans

268

Number of Veterans

266

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam83
Korea49
First Gulf War33
Second Gulf War29
World War II17
Age Group Veterans
75+94
35 to 5483
65 to 7458
55 to 6419
18 to 3414
Name Veterans % of Total
White2668.12%
Black21.77%

$Granite Falls Veterans by Education

7.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Granite Falls Employment Status

59.4%

Labor Force Participation

57.3%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Granite Falls 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

67.42%

Born in North Carolina

95.19%

Native Born

4.81%

Foreign Born

2.05%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.19% of Granite Falls residents were born in the United States, with 67.42% having been born in North Carolina. 2.05% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,63810.02%
20194,63710.02%
20184,63630.06%
20174,63310.02%
20164,632250.54%
20154,607-16-0.35%
20144,623-29-0.62%
20134,652120.26%
20124,640-20-0.43%
20114,660-35-0.75%
20104,695830.18%
20004,6121,3593.55%
19903,2536732.34%
19802,580-64-0.12%
19602,6440.00%