Lowell, North Carolina Population 2021

3,788
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Lowell is a city located in Gaston County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 3,788, it is the 183rd largest city in North Carolina and the 5556th largest city in the United States . Lowell is currently growing at a rate of 0.96% annually and its population has increased by 7.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,526 in 2010. Lowell reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 3 miles, Lowell has a population density of 1,394 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lowell is $61,676 with a poverty rate of 19.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $840 per month, and the median house value is $117,700. The median age in Lowell is 41.4 years, 36.8 years for males, and 47.1 years for females.

Lowell Demographics

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

  • White: 72.75%
  • Black or African American: 16.35%
  • Two or more races: 4.20%
  • Other race: 3.79%
  • Asian: 2.91%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Lowell, North Carolina is 3,788 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,716.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,526.

Lowell, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,64872.75%
Black or African American59516.35%
Two or More Races1534.20%
Some Other Race1383.79%
Asian1062.91%
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Lowell Population by Race

Lowell Population Pyramid $2021

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Lowell Median Age

41.4


Total

36.8


Male

47.1


Female

Lowell Adults

There are 3,016 adults, (728 of whom are seniors) in Lowell.

Lowell Age Dependency

59.1

Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lowell Sex Ratio

Female

1,784

49.01%

Male

1,856

50.99%

Lowell Population by Age

Lowell Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lowell Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male45%55%
Non Family52.9%47.1%
All67.1%32.9%
Female71.9%28.1%
Married86.5%13.5%

67.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lowell Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,3052.7567.1
Married4743.6586.5
Non Family4501.3552.9
Female2103.4671.9
Male1713.0845

3.2

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

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Lowell Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1616.25%
9th to 12th Grade34013.21%
High School Graduate1,05841.10%
Some College39815.46%
Associates Degree31212.12%
Bachelors Degree2068.00%
Graduate Degree993.85%
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Lowell Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lowell Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,9081,545274
Black36232620
Hispanic253169
Other Race6549
2+ Races322211
Asian1515

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 2+ races people with a rate of 34.38%.

Lowell Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,867$29,750$31,637
Less Than 9th Grade$29,688$50,273$25,000
High School Graduate$26,746$28,453$18,750
Some College$36,250$31,125$45,093
Bachelors Degree$47,875$59,000$38,750
Graduate Degree$48,611$$46,944

$30,867

Average Earnings

$29,750

Average Male

$31,637

Average Female

Lowell Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lowell Language by Age

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Lowell Language

88.56% of Lowell residents speak only English, while 11.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.64% of the population.

Lowell Language

Lowell Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,33539116.75%
Hispanic42015436.67%
Black56311921.14%
Other1387856.52%
Multiple1373122.63%

19.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.20%

Male Poverty Rate

22.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lowell

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lowell is Other, with 56.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lowell is White, with 16.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.15%.

Lowell Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.66%
High School21.13%
Bachelors or Greater9.46%
Some College5.92%

Lowell Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed73.68%
Female Employed9.02%
Male Employed6.50%

Lowell Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lowell Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,810$61,676
Families$70,474$71,752
Married Families$72,414-
Non Families$25,808$37,155
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Income by Household Type

Lowell Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.6%

Male Marriage Rate

42.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Lowell Married by Age and Sex

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Lowell 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.

Lowell Marital Status by Race

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Lowell Marital Status

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291

Number of Veterans

240

Male Veterans

51

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War114
Vietnam75
Korea45
Second Gulf War33
World War II

Lowell Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54102
55 to 6475
75+69
65 to 7434
18 to 3411

Lowell Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White24610.62%
Black275.73%
2+ Races1115.49%
Asian79.09%

Lowell Veterans by Race

Lowell Veterans by Education

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11.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lowell Veterans by Education

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61.1%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Lowell Employment by Age

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Lowell Employment by Race

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Lowell 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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56.21%

Born in Lowell

87.17%

Native Born

12.83%

Foreign Born

6.40%

Non Citizen

6.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.17% of Lowell residents were born in the United States, with 56.21% having been born in North Carolina. 6.40% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lowell Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,788360.96%
20203,752360.97%
20193,716360.98%
20183,680411.13%
20173,639260.72%
20163,613481.35%
20153,565210.59%
20143,54430.08%
20133,541140.40%
20123,527-3-0.08%
20113,53070.20%
20103,5238612.84%
20002,662-42-0.16%
19902,704-213-0.76%
19802,917-390-1.25%
19703,3075231.74%
19602,7840.00%

Lowell Population by Year