Lowell, North Carolina Population 2020

3,736

Lowell is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 3,736, it is the 181st largest city in North Carolina and the 5598th largest city in the United States. Lowell is currently growing at a rate of 0.65% annually and its population has increased by 5.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,526 in 2010. Spanning over 3 miles, Lowell has a population density of 1,374 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lowell is $58,687 with a poverty rate of 21.31%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $722 per month, and the median house value is $119,000. The median age in Lowell is 40.6 years, 36.9 years for males, and 42.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.3 males.

Lowell Demographics

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

  • White: 74.92%
  • Black or African American: 15.95%
  • Other race: 4.21%
  • Two or more races: 3.93%
  • Asian: 1.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Lowell, North Carolina is 3,736, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,688.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,526.

Lowell, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,70674.92%
Black or African American57615.95%
Some Other Race1524.21%
Two or More Races1423.93%
Asian361.00%

Lowell Population Pyramid 2020

Lowell Median Age

40.6


Total

36.9


Male

42.7


Female

Lowell Adults

There are 2,920 adults, (700 of whom are seniors) in Lowell.

Lowell Age Dependency

62.7

Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Lowell Sex Ratio

Female

1,840

50.94%

Male

1,772

49.06%

Lowell Households and Families

Lowell Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lowell Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.9%14.1%
Female74%26%
All69.9%30.1%
Non Family54.4%45.6%
Male48.7%51.3%

69.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2332.8969.9
Married5183.885.9
Non Family4251.3554.4
Female1773.6374
Male1133.3748.7

3.4

Average Family Size

2.89

Average Household Size

3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lowell Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1546.17%
9th to 12th Grade36814.75%
High School Graduate1,01740.76%
Some College41316.55%
Associates Degree27110.86%
Bachelors Degree1475.89%
Graduate Degree1255.01%

Lowell Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,9261,543250
Black32829811
Hispanic17992
Other Race7859
Multiple Races322111
Asian2222

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 multiple races people with a rate of 34.38%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,746$31,419$24,313
Less Than High School$46,719$48,235$28,393
High School Grad$23,358$25,037$12,589
Some College$32,391$35,694$29,009
Bachelors Degree$48,875$49,125$
Graduate Degree$42,500$$39,375

$27,746

Average Earnings

$31,419

Average Male

$24,313

Average Female

Lowell Language

Lowell Language by Age

Lowell Language

90.74% of Lowell residents speak only English, while 9.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.19% of the population.

Lowell Poverty

Lowell Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,47139916.15%
Hispanic35317349.01%
Black53814126.21%
Other1528958.55%
Multiple1243427.42%

21.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.75%

Male Poverty Rate

24.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lowell

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lowell is Other, with 58.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lowell is White, with 16.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.45%.

Name Poverty
High School23.96%
Less Than High School23.05%
Bachelors or Greater8.37%
Some College6.14%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed74.32%
Male Unemployed58.82%
Female Employed14.76%
Male Employed7.02%

Lowell Income

Lowell Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,868$58,687
Families$56,184$65,758
Married Families$71,395-
Non Families$32,786$41,034

Lowell Marital Status

Lowell Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.9%

Male Marriage Rate

39.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Lowell Married by Age and Sex

Lowell 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.

Lowell Marital Status by Race

Lowell Veterans

271

Number of Veterans

225

Male Veterans

46

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War104
Vietnam83
Second Gulf War38
Korea17
World War II
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54104
55 to 6474
75+46
65 to 7435
18 to 3412
Name Veterans % of Total
White23310.21%
Black153.38%
Asian1254.55%
2 or More1113.58%

$Lowell Veterans by Education

13.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lowell Employment Status

58.7%

Labor Force Participation

54.6%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Lowell 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

59.16%

Born in North Carolina

90.06%

Native Born

9.94%

Foreign Born

5.23%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

90.06% of Lowell residents were born in the United States, with 59.16% having been born in North Carolina. 5.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20203,736240.65%
20193,712240.65%
20183,688451.24%
20173,643240.66%
20163,619491.37%
20153,570220.62%
20143,5480.00%
20133,548160.45%
20123,532-4-0.11%
20113,53680.23%
20103,5288662.86%
20002,662-42-0.16%
19902,704-213-0.76%
19802,917-390-1.25%
19703,3075231.74%
19602,7840.00%