Lillington, North Carolina Population 2024

4,643

Lillington is a city located in Harnett County, Johnston County, and Wake County North Carolina. Lillington has a 2024 population of 4,643. Lillington is currently declining at a rate of -1.04% annually and its population has decreased by -4.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,839 in 2020.

The average household income in Lillington is $66,501 with a poverty rate of 7.18%. The median age in Lillington is 37.3 years: 37.8 years for males, and 35.9 years for females.

Lillington Demographics

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

  • White: 53%
  • Black or African American: 29.61%
  • Two or more races: 10.16%
  • Other race: 4.93%
  • Native American: 1.23%
  • Asian: 0.96%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
Land Area (mi²)
7.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
648.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.05% (-196)
The current population of Lillington, North Carolina is 4,643 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,839.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,42053%
Black or African American1,35229.61%
Two or more races46410.16%
Other race2254.93%
Native American561.23%
Asian440.96%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander50.11%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lillington Population by Race

Lillington Population Pyramid 2024

Lillington Median Age

37.3

Total

37.8

Male

35.9

Female

Lillington Adults

There are 3,709 adults, (631 of whom are seniors) in Lillington.

Lillington Age Dependency

48.3

Age Dependency Ratio

20.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Lillington Sex Ratio

Female1,92342.12%
Male2,64357.88%

Lillington Population by Age

Lillington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,2512.756.443.6
Married5183.7777.622.4
Non Family4261.2227.572.5
Female2223.0561.738.3
Male852.7658.841.2

3.39

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

56.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lillington Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade34110.48%
Associates Degree2597.96%
Bachelors Degree40012.29%
Graduate Degree1665.1%
High School Graduate1,26738.94%
Less Than 9th Grade1875.75%
Some College63419.48%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lillington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lillington Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,5941,415385
Black1,038842115
Hispanic45431523
2+ Races23920940
Other Race150750
Native American56360
Asian383819
Islander555

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Lillington Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$55,156$63,889$42,321
Graduate Degree$59,097$81,250$52,115
High School Graduate$32,641$31,442$34,113
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$33,630$31,956$34,981
Some College$32,500$34,792$31,354

$33,630

Average Earnings

$31,956

Average Male

$34,981

Average Female

Lillington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lillington Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lillington Language

83.28% of Lillington residents speak only English, while 16.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.61% of the population.

Lillington Language

Lillington Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,7121066.19%
Hispanic591569.48%
Black874343.89%
Multiple358339.22%
Asian441943.18%
Native1313100%
Other16242.47%

7.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.22%

Male Poverty Rate

6.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lillington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lillington is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lillington is Other, with 2.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.23%.

Lillington Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.29%
Some College8.36%
High School4.64%
Bachelors or Greater3.94%

Lillington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed42.86%
Female Employed5.18%
Male Employed2.93%
Female Unemployed0%

Lillington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lillington Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$65,625$76,742
Households$57,774$66,501
Married Families$81,681$-999,999,999
Non Families$33,816$43,748

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lillington Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

33.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.9%

Male Marriage Rate

39.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Lillington Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lillington Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

240

Number of Veterans

210

Male Veterans

30

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War104
First Gulf War84
Vietnam65
Korea0
World War II0

Lillington Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5488
18 to 3466
55 to 6452
65 to 7429
75+5

Lillington Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1527.77%
Black827.24%
Hispanic244.6%
2+ Races61.99%

Lillington Veterans by Race

Lillington Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lillington Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

46.7%

Labor Force Participation

44.8%

Employment Rate

0.8%

Unemployment Rate

Lillington Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lillington Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lillington 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

54.14%

Born in Lillington

92.33%

Native Born

7.67%

Foreign Born

3.85%

Non Citizen

3.81%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.33% of Lillington residents were born in the United States, with 54.14% having been born in North Carolina. 3.85% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,398-49-1.1%
20284,447-49-1.09%
20274,496-49-1.08%
20264,545-49-1.07%
20254,594-49-1.06%
20244,643-49-1.04%
20234,692631.36%
20224,6291082.39%
20214,521-318-6.57%
20204,8391,17332%
20193,666340.94%
20183,632531.48%
20173,579250.7%
20163,5541223.55%
20153,43290.26%
20143,423270.8%
20133,396631.89%
20123,333561.71%
20113,277682.12%
20103,20900%
20002,915-1,483-33.72%

Lillington Population by Year