Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina Population 2021

1,382
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Lake Waccamaw is a city located in Columbus County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 1,382, it is the 299th largest city in North Carolina and the 9033rd largest city in the United States . Lake Waccamaw is currently declining at a rate of -0.65% annually and its population has decreased by -6.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,480 in 2010. Lake Waccamaw reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 3 miles, Lake Waccamaw has a population density of 497 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lake Waccamaw is $67,952 with a poverty rate of 19.09%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $904 per month, and the median house value is $263,500. The median age in Lake Waccamaw is 52.2 years, 47.6 years for males, and 53.3 years for females.

Lake Waccamaw Demographics

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

  • White: 78.82%
  • Black or African American: 13.21%
  • Native American: 6.58%
  • Two or more races: 0.87%
  • Other race: 0.52%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina is 1,382 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,400.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,480.

Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,36678.82%
Black or African American22913.21%
American Indian and Alaska Native1146.58%
Two or More Races150.87%
Some Other Race90.52%
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Lake Waccamaw Population by Race

Lake Waccamaw Population Pyramid $2021

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Lake Waccamaw Median Age

52.2


Total

47.6


Male

53.3


Female

Lake Waccamaw Adults

There are 1,297 adults, (566 of whom are seniors) in Lake Waccamaw.

Lake Waccamaw Age Dependency

137.1

Age Dependency Ratio

77.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

59.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Lake Waccamaw Sex Ratio

Female

1,000

57.70%

Male

733

42.30%

Lake Waccamaw Population by Age

Lake Waccamaw Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lake Waccamaw Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female30.3%69.7%
Male67.9%32.1%
All73.2%26.8%
Non Family77.7%22.3%
Married81.5%18.5%

73.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lake Waccamaw Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6542.273.2
Married3142.6881.5
Non Family2111.0877.7
Female763.2930.3
Male532.2867.9

2.72

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

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Lake Waccamaw Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade534.32%
9th to 12th Grade14912.14%
High School Graduate29223.80%
Some College27722.58%
Associates Degree1068.64%
Bachelors Degree20816.95%
Graduate Degree14211.57%
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Lake Waccamaw Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lake Waccamaw Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,024876316
Black1189717
Native American685017
Other Race9
Hispanic71
2+ Races22

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 30.86%.

Lake Waccamaw Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,196$46,786$31,607
Less Than 9th Grade$28,365$$32,917
High School Graduate$30,750$50,833$
Some College$38,000$32,132$39,250
Bachelors Degree$43,958$55,250$39,750
Graduate Degree$53,125$63,333$50,500

$41,196

Average Earnings

$46,786

Average Male

$31,607

Average Female

Lake Waccamaw Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lake Waccamaw Language by Age

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Lake Waccamaw Language

98.66% of Lake Waccamaw residents speak only English, while 1.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.92% of the population.

Lake Waccamaw Language

Lake Waccamaw Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,17713211.21%
Black1588453.16%
Native1035856.31%
Hispanic2525100.00%

19.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.64%

Male Poverty Rate

21.70%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lake Waccamaw

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lake Waccamaw is Hispanic, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lake Waccamaw is White, with 11.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.09%.

Lake Waccamaw Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School27.43%
Less Than 9th Grade24.60%
Bachelors or Greater7.71%
Some College4.47%

Lake Waccamaw Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed77.78%
Female Employed10.16%
Male Employed0.00%

Lake Waccamaw Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lake Waccamaw Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,692$67,952
Families$68,750$81,616
Married Families$87,500-
Non Families$34,028$39,263
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Income by Household Type

Lake Waccamaw Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.6%

Male Marriage Rate

44.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Lake Waccamaw Married by Age and Sex

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Lake Waccamaw Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Lake Waccamaw Marital Status by Race

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Lake Waccamaw Marital Status

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108

Number of Veterans

97

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam51
First Gulf War23
Korea10
Second Gulf War5
World War II

Lake Waccamaw Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7447
75+33
35 to 5422
55 to 644
18 to 342

Lake Waccamaw Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1029.45%
Black42.99%
2+ Races228.57%
Hispanic17.69%

Lake Waccamaw Veterans by Race

Lake Waccamaw Veterans by Education

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2.80%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lake Waccamaw Veterans by Education

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40.6%

Labor Force Participation

38.8%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Lake Waccamaw Employment by Age

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Lake Waccamaw Employment by Race

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Lake Waccamaw 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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78.42%

Born in Lake Waccamaw

98.56%

Native Born

1.44%

Foreign Born

0.35%

Non Citizen

1.10%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.56% of Lake Waccamaw residents were born in the United States, with 78.42% having been born in North Carolina. 0.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Lake Waccamaw Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,382-9-0.65%
20201,391-9-0.64%
20191,400-9-0.64%
20181,409-12-0.84%
20171,42180.57%
20161,413-40-2.75%
20151,4530.00%
20141,453-8-0.55%
20131,46150.34%
20121,456110.76%
20111,445-22-1.50%
20101,4670.00%

Lake Waccamaw Population by Year