Mills River, North Carolina Population 2024

7,360

Mills River is a city located in Henderson County North Carolina. Mills River has a 2024 population of 7,360. Mills River is currently growing at a rate of 1.06% annually and its population has increased by 3.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,091 in 2020.

The average household income in Mills River is $97,333 with a poverty rate of 2.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Mills River is 43.5 years, 38.9 years for males, and 45.8 years for females.

Mills River Demographics

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

  • White: 87.55%
  • Asian: 5.18%
  • Black or African American: 2.9%
  • Two or more races: 1.82%
  • Native American: 1.58%
  • Other race: 0.97%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
22.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
329.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.79% (269)
The current population of Mills River, North Carolina is 7,360 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,091.

Mills River, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,21687.55%
Asian3685.18%
Black or African American2062.9%
Two or more races1291.82%
Native American1121.58%
Other race690.97%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Asian

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Mills River Population by Race

Mills River Population Pyramid 2024

Mills River Median Age

43.5

Total

38.9

Male

45.8

Female

Mills River Adults

There are 5,369 adults, (1,636 of whom are seniors) in Mills River.

Mills River Age Dependency

90.2

Age Dependency Ratio

43.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Mills River Sex Ratio

Female3,54649.94%
Male3,55450.06%

Mills River Population by Age

Mills River Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,7542.5784.615.4
Married1,6513.1789.810.2
Non Family8081.0986.813.2
Female2333.4548.551.5
Male622.7354.845.2
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3.12

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

84.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Mills River 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

Mills River Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mills River Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

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

Mills River Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$49,306

Average Earnings

$59,503

Average Male

$34,949

Average Female

Mills River Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mills River Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Mills River Language

92.09% of Mills River residents speak only English, while 7.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.49% of the population.

Mills River Language

Mills River Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,0601702.81%
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2.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.53%

Male Poverty Rate

2.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mills River

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mills River is White, with 2.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mills River is White, with 2.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 2.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.15%.

Mills River Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
High School4.86%
Bachelors or Greater2.79%
Some College1.73%
Less Than 9th Grade
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Mills River Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed1.47%
Male Unemployed
Female Employed
Female Unemployed
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Mills River Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mills River Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Mills River Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.4%

Male Marriage Rate

56.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Mills River Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Mills River Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Mills River Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Mills River Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

377

Number of Veterans

344

Male Veterans

33

Female Veterans

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Mills River Veterans by War

count

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Mills River Veterans by Age

count

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Mills River Veterans by Race

Mills River Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.6%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mills River Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.4%

Labor Force Participation

61%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Mills River Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Mills River Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Mills River 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

48.97%

Born in Mills River

93.27%

Native Born

6.73%

Foreign Born

3.18%

Non Citizen

3.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.27% of Mills River residents were born in the United States, with 48.97% having been born in North Carolina. 3.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Mills River Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20297,745771%
20287,668771.01%
20277,591771.02%
20267,514771.04%
20257,437771.05%
20247,360771.06%
20237,283771.07%
20227,206771.08%
20217,129380.54%
20207,091-307-4.15%
20197,398580.79%
20187,340761.05%
20177,2641121.57%
20167,152751.06%
20157,0771051.51%
20146,972911.32%
20136,881761.12%
20126,805320.47%
20116,773340.5%
20106,739
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Mills River Population by Year