Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina Population 2024

1,263

Lake Waccamaw is a city located in Columbus County North Carolina. Lake Waccamaw has a 2024 population of 1,263. Lake Waccamaw is currently declining at a rate of -0.39% annually and its population has decreased by -2.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,291 in 2020.

The average household income in Lake Waccamaw is $111,596 with a poverty rate of 5.82%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Lake Waccamaw is 53.5 years, 53.9 years for males, and 53.2 years for females.

Lake Waccamaw Demographics

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

  • White: 78.32%
  • Black or African American: 11.42%
  • Two or more races: 4.45%
  • Native American: 3.56%
  • Other race: 2.26%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
2.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
454.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.17% (-28)
The current population of Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina is 1,263 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,291.

Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,14578.32%
Black or African American16711.42%
Two or more races654.45%
Native American523.56%
Other race332.26%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lake Waccamaw Population by Race

Lake Waccamaw Population Pyramid 2024

Lake Waccamaw Median Age

53.5

Total

53.9

Male

53.2

Female

Lake Waccamaw Adults

There are 1,166 adults, (494 of whom are seniors) in Lake Waccamaw.

Lake Waccamaw Age Dependency

117.6

Age Dependency Ratio

73.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44

Child Dependency Ratio

Lake Waccamaw Sex Ratio

Female75251.44%
Male71048.56%

Lake Waccamaw Population by Age

Lake Waccamaw Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5552.1883.116.9
Married3062.5788.611.4
Non Family1621.0485.214.8
Female443.5286.413.6
Male432.3332.667.4
showing: 5 rows

2.63

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

83.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lake Waccamaw 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 Waccamaw Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lake Waccamaw 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 other race people with a rate of 100%.

Lake Waccamaw Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$47,548

Average Earnings

$49,375

Average Male

$42,885

Average Female

Lake Waccamaw Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lake Waccamaw Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lake Waccamaw Language

99.37% of Lake Waccamaw residents speak only English, while 0.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.35% of the population.

Lake Waccamaw Language

Lake Waccamaw Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White994505.03%
Black981414.29%
Hispanic88100%
Other3326.06%
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5.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.36%

Male Poverty Rate

3.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lake Waccamaw

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lake Waccamaw is Hispanic, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lake Waccamaw is White, with 5.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.83%.

Lake Waccamaw Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School13.58%
Less Than 9th Grade3.57%
Bachelors or Greater3.19%
Some College0.32%
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Lake Waccamaw Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Male Employed1.61%
Female Employed
Female Unemployed
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Lake Waccamaw Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lake Waccamaw Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lake Waccamaw Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.1%

Male Marriage Rate

52.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Lake Waccamaw Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lake Waccamaw Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

107

Number of Veterans

85

Male Veterans

22

Female Veterans

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Lake Waccamaw Veterans by War

count

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Lake Waccamaw Veterans by Age

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Lake Waccamaw Veterans by Race

Lake Waccamaw Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lake Waccamaw Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

44.8%

Labor Force Participation

43.8%

Employment Rate

2.2%

Unemployment Rate

Lake Waccamaw Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lake Waccamaw Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lake Waccamaw 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

71.55%

Born in Lake Waccamaw

98.29%

Native Born

1.71%

Foreign Born

0.14%

Non Citizen

1.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.29% of Lake Waccamaw residents were born in the United States, with 71.55% having been born in North Carolina. 0.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lake Waccamaw Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,238-5-0.4%
20281,243-5-0.4%
20271,248-5-0.4%
20261,253-5-0.4%
20251,258-5-0.4%
20241,263-5-0.39%
20231,268-5-0.39%
20221,273-5-0.39%
20211,278-13-1.01%
20201,291-113-8.05%
20191,404-8-0.57%
20181,412-11-0.77%
20171,42370.49%
20161,416-40-2.75%
20151,456
20141,456-7-0.48%
20131,46350.34%
20121,458120.83%
20111,446-23-1.57%
20101,469
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Lake Waccamaw Population by Year