Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina Population 2020

1,405

Lake Waccamaw is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 1,405, it is the 297th largest city in North Carolina and the 8966th largest city in the United States. Lake Waccamaw is currently growing at a rate of 0.07% annually but its population has decreased by -5.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,480 in 2010. Lake Waccamaw reached it's highest population of 1,467 in 2010. Spanning over 3 miles, Lake Waccamaw has a population density of 505 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lake Waccamaw is $64,367 with a poverty rate of 20.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $841 per month, and the median house value is $255,400. The median age in Lake Waccamaw is 49.3 years, 46.3 years for males, and 53.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 79.0 males.

Lake Waccamaw Demographics

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

  • White: 83.23%
  • Black or African American: 9.43%
  • Native American: 5.67%
  • Two or more races: 1.11%
  • Other race: 0.37%
  • Asian: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina is 1,405, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,403.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,480.

Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,35083.23%
Black or African American1539.43%
American Indian and Alaska Native925.67%
Two or More Races181.11%
Some Other Race60.37%
Asian30.18%

Lake Waccamaw Population Pyramid 2020

Lake Waccamaw Median Age

49.3


Total

46.3


Male

53.5


Female

Lake Waccamaw Adults

There are 1,212 adults, (538 of whom are seniors) in Lake Waccamaw.

Lake Waccamaw Age Dependency

140.7

Age Dependency Ratio

79.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

60.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Lake Waccamaw Sex Ratio

Female

906

55.86%

Male

716

44.14%

Lake Waccamaw Households and Families

Lake Waccamaw Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lake Waccamaw Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.6%18.4%
Non Family70%30%
All68%32%
Male60.4%39.6%
Female22.6%77.4%

68.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6042.268
Married2822.681.6
Non Family1901.0970
Female843.2722.6
Male482.2760.4

2.69

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

2.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lake Waccamaw Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade786.78%
9th to 12th Grade12410.77%
High School Graduate27523.89%
Some College27223.63%
Associates Degree1038.95%
Bachelors Degree19416.85%
Graduate Degree1059.12%

Lake Waccamaw Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,012850278
Black816912
Native American51299
Other Race6
Multiple Races11

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 27.47%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,846$48,452$40,000
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$32,656$46,250$
Some College$43,750$47,891$42,250
Bachelors Degree$46,250$55,179$43,750
Graduate Degree$53,750$57,292$

$43,846

Average Earnings

$48,452

Average Male

$40,000

Average Female

Lake Waccamaw Language

Lake Waccamaw Language by Age

Lake Waccamaw Language

98.57% of Lake Waccamaw residents speak only English, while 1.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.10% of the population.

Lake Waccamaw Poverty

Lake Waccamaw Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,14214913.05%
Black1096357.80%
Native816276.54%
Hispanic2424100.00%
Multiple161062.50%

20.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.57%

Male Poverty Rate

22.90%

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 13.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.52%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School53.27%
High School22.75%
Bachelors or Greater5.69%
Some College5.29%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed10.83%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed0.00%

Lake Waccamaw Income

Lake Waccamaw Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,625$64,367
Families$71,250$77,807
Married Families$87,500-
Non Families$33,333$32,814

Lake Waccamaw Marital Status

Lake Waccamaw Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.5%

Male Marriage Rate

41.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Lake Waccamaw Married by Age and Sex

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

Lake Waccamaw Veterans

115

Number of Veterans

105

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam57
First Gulf War22
Korea13
Second Gulf War3
World War II
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7450
75+32
35 to 5423
55 to 649
18 to 341
Name Veterans % of Total
White11010.39%
Black44.82%
2 or More17.69%

$Lake Waccamaw Veterans by Education

1.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lake Waccamaw Employment Status

38.9%

Labor Force Participation

38.3%

Employment Rate

1.6%

Unemployment Rate

Lake Waccamaw Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

78.67%

Born in North Carolina

98.95%

Native Born

1.05%

Foreign Born

0.37%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.95% of Lake Waccamaw residents were born in the United States, with 78.67% having been born in North Carolina. 0.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,40510.07%
20191,40410.07%
20181,403-11-0.78%
20171,41410.07%
20161,413-42-2.89%
20151,45510.07%
20141,454-8-0.55%
20131,46250.34%
20121,457151.04%
20111,442-25-1.70%
20101,4670.00%