Lillington, North Carolina Population 2021

3,715
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Lillington is a city located in Harnett County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 3,715, it is the 185th largest city in North Carolina and the 5604th largest city in the United States . Lillington is currently growing at a rate of 0.79% annually and its population has increased by 16.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,194 in 2010. Lillington reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 5 miles, Lillington has a population density of 805 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lillington is $50,611 with a poverty rate of 15.03%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $683 per month, and the median house value is $159,400. The median age in Lillington is 39.4 years, 38.2 years for males, and 41.7 years for females.

Lillington Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lillingtonwas:

  • White: 50.80%
  • Black or African American: 33.04%
  • Other race: 7.11%
  • Two or more races: 5.35%
  • Native American: 3.19%
  • Asian: 0.50%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Lillington, North Carolina is 3,715 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,657.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,194.

Lillington, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,81450.80%
Black or African American1,18033.04%
Some Other Race2547.11%
Two or More Races1915.35%
American Indian and Alaska Native1143.19%
Asian180.50%
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Lillington Population by Race

Lillington Population Pyramid $2021

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Lillington Median Age

39.4


Total

38.2


Male

41.7


Female

Lillington Adults

There are 3,091 adults, (532 of whom are seniors) in Lillington.

Lillington Age Dependency

39.5

Age Dependency Ratio

20.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

18.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Lillington Sex Ratio

Female

1,391

38.95%

Male

2,180

61.05%

Lillington Population by Age

Lillington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lillington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male16.7%83.3%
Non Family23.2%76.8%
All49.2%50.8%
Female54.3%45.7%
Married80.1%19.9%

49.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lillington Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9242.5749.2
Non Family3841.1623.2
Married3523.6380.1
Female1403.8354.3
Male482.416.7

3.46

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

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Lillington Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1796.39%
9th to 12th Grade38613.78%
High School Graduate99435.49%
Some College60321.53%
Associates Degree29910.67%
Bachelors Degree2468.78%
Graduate Degree943.36%
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Lillington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lillington Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,2321,119203
Black89365195
Hispanic50031311
Other Race2151436
2+ Races13010618
Native American10369
Asian181816

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 88.89%.

Lillington Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,226$16,860$26,667
Less Than 9th Grade$2,500$2,500$
High School Graduate$24,779$24,375$25,208
Some College$18,250$15,598$24,375
Bachelors Degree$44,375$47,679$38,750
Graduate Degree$49,375$80,625$35,250

$22,226

Average Earnings

$16,860

Average Male

$26,667

Average Female

Lillington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lillington Language by Age

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Lillington Language

80.51% of Lillington residents speak only English, while 19.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.68% of the population.

Lillington Language

Lillington Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black73617223.37%
White1,0861029.39%
Hispanic4215312.59%
Multiple1153227.83%
Native29931.03%
Other15032.00%

15.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.79%

Male Poverty Rate

15.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lillington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lillington is Native, with 31.03% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lillington is Other, with 2.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.04%.

Lillington Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.40%
Some College18.06%
High School10.04%
Bachelors or Greater4.57%

Lillington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed66.67%
Female Employed12.27%
Male Employed5.53%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Lillington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lillington Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,000$50,611
Families$53,261$66,029
Married Families$66,667-
Non Families$19,125$27,771
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Income by Household Type

Lillington Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

26.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

22.7%

Male Marriage Rate

32.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Lillington Married by Age and Sex

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Lillington 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 35-44.

Lillington Marital Status by Race

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Lillington Marital Status

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215

Number of Veterans

195

Male Veterans

20

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War94
Vietnam58
First Gulf War43
Korea2
World War II

Lillington Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5472
18 to 3452
55 to 6442
65 to 7440
75+9

Lillington Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1167.44%
Black969.39%
Hispanic264.55%
2+ Races32.14%

Lillington Veterans by Race

Lillington Veterans by Education

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10.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lillington Veterans by Education

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35.6%

Labor Force Participation

34%

Employment Rate

2.7%

Unemployment Rate

Lillington Employment by Age

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Lillington Employment by Race

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Lillington 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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54.75%

Born in Lillington

87.93%

Native Born

12.07%

Foreign Born

8.82%

Non Citizen

3.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.93% of Lillington residents were born in the United States, with 54.75% having been born in North Carolina. 8.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lillington Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,715290.79%
20203,686290.79%
20193,657290.80%
20183,628491.37%
20173,579260.73%
20163,5531213.53%
20153,43280.23%
20143,424260.77%
20133,398631.89%
20123,335571.74%
20113,278662.05%
20103,2122970.97%
20002,9150.00%

Lillington Population by Year