Granite Falls, North Carolina Population 2024

4,910

Granite Falls is a city located in Caldwell County North Carolina. Granite Falls has a 2024 population of 4,910. Granite Falls is currently declining at a rate of -0.16% annually and its population has decreased by -0.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,933 in 2020.

The average household income in Granite Falls is $94,293 with a poverty rate of 12.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Granite Falls is 42.3 years, 40.3 years for males, and 42.7 years for females.

Granite Falls Demographics

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

  • White: 78.39%
  • Other race: 8.23%
  • Two or more races: 7.07%
  • Black or African American: 3.1%
  • Asian: 2.92%
  • Native American: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
5.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
938.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.47% (-23)
The current population of Granite Falls, North Carolina is 4,910 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,933.

Granite Falls, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,86878.39%
Other race4068.23%
Two or more races3497.07%
Black or African American1533.1%
Asian1442.92%
Native American140.28%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Granite Falls Population by Race

Granite Falls Population Pyramid 2024

Granite Falls Median Age

42.3

Total

40.3

Male

42.7

Female

Granite Falls Adults

There are 3,720 adults, (1,010 of whom are seniors) in Granite Falls.

Granite Falls Age Dependency

82.1

Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Granite Falls Sex Ratio

Female2,57052.09%
Male2,36447.91%

Granite Falls Population by Age

Granite Falls Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,6862.8570.529.5
Married1,0553.1485.914.1
Non Family3541.3135.664.4
Female2423.3354.545.5
Male356.5768.631.4
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3.18

Average Family Size

2.85

Average Household Size

70.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Granite Falls 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

Granite Falls Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Granite Falls Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Granite Falls Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,591

Average Earnings

$52,273

Average Male

$34,942

Average Female

Granite Falls Earnings by Educational Attainment

Granite Falls Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Granite Falls Language

88.38% of Granite Falls residents speak only English, while 11.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.1% of the population.

Granite Falls Language

Granite Falls Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,65148813.37%
Multiple33610631.55%
Hispanic621426.76%
Native14214.29%
Black9511.05%
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12.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.51%

Male Poverty Rate

13.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Granite Falls

The race most likely to be in poverty in Granite Falls is Multiple, with 31.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Granite Falls is Black, with 1.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.51%.

Granite Falls Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20%
High School8.52%
Bachelors or Greater7.73%
Some College5.87%
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Granite Falls Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed71.7%
Female Employed11.1%
Male Employed4.23%
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Granite Falls Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Granite Falls Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Granite Falls Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

58.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.2%

Male Marriage Rate

54.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Granite Falls Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 55-64.

Granite Falls Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Granite Falls Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

259

Number of Veterans

259

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Granite Falls Veterans by War

count

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Granite Falls Veterans by Age

count

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Granite Falls Veterans by Race

Granite Falls Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Granite Falls Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.4%

Labor Force Participation

57.6%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Granite Falls Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Granite Falls Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Granite Falls 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

70.45%

Born in Granite Falls

94.65%

Native Born

5.35%

Foreign Born

2.72%

Non Citizen

2.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.65% of Granite Falls residents were born in the United States, with 70.45% having been born in North Carolina. 2.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Granite Falls Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,870-8-0.16%
20284,878-8-0.16%
20274,886-8-0.16%
20264,894-8-0.16%
20254,902-8-0.16%
20244,910-8-0.16%
20234,918-8-0.16%
20224,926-8-0.16%
20214,93410.02%
20204,9332655.68%
20194,66870.15%
20184,661200.43%
20174,641-1-0.02%
20164,642260.56%
20154,616-16-0.35%
20144,632-28-0.6%
20134,660100.22%
20124,650-19-0.41%
20114,669-37-0.79%
20104,706942.04%
20004,6121,35941.78%
19903,25367326.09%
19802,580-64-2.42%
19602,644
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Granite Falls Population by Year