Lowell, North Carolina Population 2024

3,839

Lowell is a city located in Gaston County North Carolina. Lowell has a 2024 population of 3,839. Lowell is currently growing at a rate of 0.97% annually and its population has increased by 4.8% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,663 in 2020.

The average household income in Lowell is $79,703 with a poverty rate of 22.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Lowell is 38.7 years, 36 years for males, and 43 years for females.

Lowell Demographics

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

  • White: 73%
  • Black or African American: 16.6%
  • Two or more races: 7.58%
  • Asian: 2.09%
  • Other race: 0.73%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
2.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,412.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.8% (176)
The current population of Lowell, North Carolina is 3,839 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,663.

Lowell, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,69573%
Black or African American61316.6%
Two or more races2807.58%
Asian772.09%
Other race270.73%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lowell Population by Race

Lowell Population Pyramid 2024

Lowell Median Age

38.7

Total

36

Male

43

Female

Lowell Adults

There are 2,892 adults, (535 of whom are seniors) in Lowell.

Lowell Age Dependency

56.6

Age Dependency Ratio

22.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Lowell Sex Ratio

Female1,63844.37%
Male2,05455.63%

Lowell Population by Age

Lowell Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,4872.4571.528.5
Non Family5921.2768.631.4
Married4993.28946
Female2353.5466.433.6
Male1612.6619.980.1
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2.94

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

71.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lowell Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lowell Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lowell Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 91.3%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 17.46%.

Lowell Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,573

Average Earnings

$34,186

Average Male

$35,250

Average Female

Lowell Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lowell Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lowell Language

84.83% of Lowell residents speak only English, while 15.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.97% of the population.

Lowell Language

Lowell Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,32043518.75%
Hispanic50826151.38%
Multiple26612546.99%
Black57010318.07%
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22.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.75%

Male Poverty Rate

25.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lowell

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lowell is Hispanic, with 51.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lowell is Black, with 18.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.7%.

Lowell Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade43.55%
Bachelors or Greater24.08%
High School23.45%
Some College3.36%
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Lowell Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed48.98%
Female Employed10.81%
Male Employed10.02%
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Lowell Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lowell Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lowell Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.1%

Male Marriage Rate

43.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Lowell Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lowell Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

225

Number of Veterans

195

Male Veterans

30

Female Veterans

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Lowell Veterans by War

count

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Lowell Veterans by Age

count

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Lowell Veterans by Race

Lowell Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

13.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lowell Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.7%

Labor Force Participation

62.7%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Lowell Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lowell Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lowell 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

65.03%

Born in Lowell

91.68%

Native Born

8.32%

Foreign Born

4.71%

Non Citizen

3.6%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.68% of Lowell residents were born in the United States, with 65.03% having been born in North Carolina. 4.71% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,024370.93%
20283,987370.94%
20273,950370.95%
20263,913370.95%
20253,876370.96%
20243,839370.97%
20233,802370.98%
20223,765370.99%
20213,728651.77%
20203,663-43-1.16%
20193,706200.54%
20183,686461.26%
20173,640250.69%
20163,615481.35%
20153,567230.65%
20143,544
20133,544170.48%
20123,527-4-0.11%
20113,53180.23%
20103,52386132.34%
20002,662-42-1.55%
19902,704-213-7.3%
19802,917-390-11.79%
19703,30752318.79%
19602,784
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Lowell Population by Year