Lake Lure, North Carolina Population 2024

1,390

Lake Lure is a city located in Rutherford County North Carolina. Lake Lure has a 2024 population of 1,390. Lake Lure is currently growing at a rate of 0.51% annually and its population has increased by 1.68% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,367 in 2020.

The average household income in Lake Lure is $125,289 with a poverty rate of 7.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Lake Lure is 61.6 years, 58.7 years for males, and 64.7 years for females.

Lake Lure Demographics

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

  • White: 93.71%
  • Two or more races: 5.46%
  • Native American: 0.44%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.38%
  • Black or African American:
  • Asian:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
13.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
105.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.68% (23)
The current population of Lake Lure, North Carolina is 1,390 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,367.

Lake Lure, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,47693.71%
Two or more races865.46%
Native American70.44%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander60.38%
Black or African American
Asian
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Lake Lure Population by Race

Lake Lure Population Pyramid 2024

Lake Lure Median Age

61.6

Total

58.7

Male

64.7

Female

Lake Lure Adults

There are 1,430 adults, (626 of whom are seniors) in Lake Lure.

Lake Lure Age Dependency

95.9

Age Dependency Ratio

77.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

18

Child Dependency Ratio

Lake Lure Sex Ratio

Female82552.38%
Male75047.62%

Lake Lure Population by Age

Lake Lure Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8361.8884.615.4
Married4502.3289.810.2
Non Family3411.078515
Female243.7154.245.8
Male213.570100
showing: 5 rows

2.37

Average Family Size

1.88

Average Household Size

84.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lake Lure 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

Lake Lure Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lake Lure Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 83.33%.

Lake Lure Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$54,342

Average Earnings

$72,000

Average Male

$36,316

Average Female

Lake Lure Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lake Lure Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lake Lure Language

94.83% of Lake Lure residents speak only English, while 5.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.3% of the population.

Lake Lure Language

Lake Lure Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,4521238.47%
Islander6116.67%
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7.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.12%

Male Poverty Rate

5.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lake Lure

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lake Lure is Islander, with 16.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lake Lure is White, with 8.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 12.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.21%.

Lake Lure Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School12.64%
Some College12.56%
Bachelors or Greater5.17%
Less Than 9th Grade
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Lake Lure Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed94.44%
Female Unemployed37.5%
Male Employed5.08%
Female Employed3.96%
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Lake Lure Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lake Lure Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lake Lure Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

64.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

69.1%

Male Marriage Rate

60.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Lake Lure Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lake Lure Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Lake Lure Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lake Lure Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

167

Number of Veterans

141

Male Veterans

26

Female Veterans

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Lake Lure Veterans by War

count

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Lake Lure Veterans by Age

count

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Lake Lure Veterans by Race

Lake Lure Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0.6%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lake Lure Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

43.6%

Labor Force Participation

41.8%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Lake Lure Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lake Lure Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lake Lure 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

28.38%

Born in Lake Lure

96%

Native Born

4%

Foreign Born

1.52%

Non Citizen

2.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96% of Lake Lure residents were born in the United States, with 28.38% having been born in North Carolina. 1.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Lake Lure Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,42570.49%
20281,41870.5%
20271,41170.5%
20261,40470.5%
20251,39770.5%
20241,39070.51%
20231,38370.51%
20221,37670.51%
20211,36920.15%
20201,36721518.66%
20191,15250.44%
20181,14730.26%
20171,14430.26%
20161,141-5-0.44%
20151,146-2-0.17%
20141,148-5-0.43%
20131,153-5-0.43%
20121,158-3-0.26%
20111,161-5-0.43%
20101,166
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Lake Lure Population by Year