Granite Falls, North Carolina Population 2021

4,671
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Granite Falls is a city located in Caldwell County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 4,671, it is the 148th largest city in North Carolina and the 4950th largest city in the United States . Granite Falls is currently growing at a rate of 0.13% annually but its population has decreased by -1.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,722 in 2010. Granite Falls reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 5 miles, Granite Falls has a population density of 893 people per square mile.

The average household income in Granite Falls is $65,624 with a poverty rate of 14.57%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $718 per month, and the median house value is $159,900. The median age in Granite Falls is 42.3 years, 40.4 years for males, and 42.8 years for females.

Granite Falls Demographics

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

  • White: 88.79%
  • Other race: 5.06%
  • Black or African American: 2.55%
  • Two or more races: 2.46%
  • Asian: 1.15%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Granite Falls, North Carolina is 4,671 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,659.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,722.

Granite Falls, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,10988.79%
Some Other Race2345.06%
Black or African American1182.55%
Two or More Races1142.46%
Asian531.15%
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Granite Falls Population by Race

Granite Falls Population Pyramid $2021

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Granite Falls Median Age

42.3


Total

40.4


Male

42.8


Female

Granite Falls Adults

There are 3,558 adults, (971 of whom are seniors) in Granite Falls.

Granite Falls Age Dependency

78.9

Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Granite Falls Sex Ratio

Female

2,569

55.51%

Male

2,059

44.49%

Granite Falls Population by Age

Granite Falls Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Granite Falls Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female35.8%64.2%
Non Family55.2%44.8%
All69.8%30.2%
Married85.9%14.1%
Male100%0%

69.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Granite Falls Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,7992.569.8
Married1,0052.8285.9
Non Family4551.455.2
Female3072.9435.8
Male324.13100

2.84

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

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Granite Falls Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2056.59%
9th to 12th Grade34210.99%
High School Graduate72523.30%
Some College60719.51%
Associates Degree38512.38%
Bachelors Degree57718.55%
Graduate Degree2708.68%
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Granite Falls Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Granite Falls Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,8342,356719
Hispanic15911360
Other Race856050
Black755230
Asian383838
2+ Races88

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Granite Falls Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,220$43,971$32,353
Less Than 9th Grade$$25,500$2,500
High School Graduate$32,784$43,548$26,847
Some College$38,615$45,833$34,650
Bachelors Degree$45,900$47,976$40,985
Graduate Degree$66,250$70,600$63,500

$38,220

Average Earnings

$43,971

Average Male

$32,353

Average Female

Granite Falls Earnings by Educational Attainment

Granite Falls Language by Age

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Granite Falls Language

93.47% of Granite Falls residents speak only English, while 6.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.31% of the population.

Granite Falls Language

Granite Falls Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,88853213.68%
Hispanic3755815.47%
Black915762.64%
Other2315122.08%
Multiple106109.43%

14.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.62%

Male Poverty Rate

12.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Granite Falls

The race most likely to be in poverty in Granite Falls is Black, with 62.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Granite Falls is Multiple, with 9.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.96%.

Granite Falls Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.30%
High School12.30%
Some College9.65%
Bachelors or Greater0.12%

Granite Falls Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed82.22%
Male Unemployed20.00%
Female Employed11.81%
Male Employed9.69%

Granite Falls Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Granite Falls Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$62,522$65,624
Families$71,250$75,260
Married Families$84,375-
Non Families$20,813$34,129
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Income by Household Type

Granite Falls Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.9%

Male Marriage Rate

48.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Granite Falls Married by Age and Sex

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Granite Falls 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 45-54.

Granite Falls Marital Status by Race

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Granite Falls Marital Status

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298

Number of Veterans

296

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam139
Second Gulf War42
First Gulf War37
Korea33
World War II17

Granite Falls Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7493
75+87
35 to 5475
18 to 3426
55 to 6417

Granite Falls Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2898.81%
Hispanic73.26%
Other Race75.19%
Black22.35%

Granite Falls Veterans by Race

Granite Falls Veterans by Education

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6.90%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Granite Falls Veterans by Education

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57%

Labor Force Participation

55.2%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Granite Falls Employment by Age

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Granite Falls Employment by Race

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Granite Falls Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.46%

Born in Granite Falls

96.56%

Native Born

3.44%

Foreign Born

2.23%

Non Citizen

1.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.56% of Granite Falls residents were born in the United States, with 67.46% having been born in North Carolina. 2.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Granite Falls Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,67160.13%
20204,66560.13%
20194,65960.13%
20184,653160.35%
20174,63710.02%
20164,636250.54%
20154,611-17-0.37%
20144,628-29-0.62%
20134,657100.22%
20124,647-17-0.36%
20114,664-39-0.83%
20104,703910.20%
20004,6121,3593.55%
19903,2536732.34%
19802,580-64-0.12%
19602,6440.00%

Granite Falls Population by Year