Mills River, North Carolina Population 2021

7,532
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Mills River is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 7,532, it is the 109th largest city in North Carolina and the 3769th largest city in the United States . Mills River is currently growing at a rate of 0.84% annually and its population has increased by 10.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,802 in 2010. Mills River reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 22 miles, Mills River has a population density of 338 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mills River is $80,928 with a poverty rate of 7.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $956 per month, and the median house value is $257,800. The median age in Mills River is 45.7 years, 43 years for males, and 49 years for females.

Mills River Demographics

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

  • White: 90.61%
  • Black or African American: 3.88%
  • Native American: 2.76%
  • Asian: 1.42%
  • Two or more races: 1.10%
  • Other race: 0.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Mills River, North Carolina is 7,532 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,406.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,802.

Mills River, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,57090.61%
Black or African American2813.88%
American Indian and Alaska Native2002.76%
Asian1031.42%
Two or More Races801.10%
Some Other Race170.23%
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Mills River Population by Race

Mills River Population Pyramid $2021

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Mills River Median Age

45.7


Total

43


Male

49


Female

Mills River Adults

There are 5,724 adults, (1,604 of whom are seniors) in Mills River.

Mills River Age Dependency

76

Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Mills River Sex Ratio

Female

3,492

48.16%

Male

3,759

51.84%

Mills River Population by Age

Mills River Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mills River Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female38.4%61.6%
Non Family70.1%29.9%
All80.6%19.4%
Married91.7%8.3%
Male100%0%

80.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mills River Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,0722.3680.6
Married1,7982.9391.7
Non Family1,0261.2170.1
Female2242.9538.4
Male242.92100

2.88

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

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Mills River Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade661.25%
9th to 12th Grade2655.00%
High School Graduate1,17122.12%
Some College1,14221.57%
Associates Degree56410.65%
Bachelors Degree1,30224.59%
Graduate Degree78514.83%
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Mills River Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mills River Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,8074,5151,940
Hispanic14613462
Black13112280
Native American114114
Asian876925
2+ Races4040

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 61.07%.

Mills River Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,788$51,471$35,422
Less Than 9th Grade$35,781$36,250$
High School Graduate$21,969$$16,406
Some College$41,654$53,564$35,593
Bachelors Degree$40,054$68,000$32,396
Graduate Degree$68,958$70,667$68,125

$42,788

Average Earnings

$51,471

Average Male

$35,422

Average Female

Mills River Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mills River Language by Age

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Mills River Language

94.08% of Mills River residents speak only English, while 5.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.01% of the population.

Mills River Language

Mills River Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,4544216.52%
Asian1036462.14%
Black2815720.28%

7.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.61%

Male Poverty Rate

7.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mills River

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mills River is Asian, with 62.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mills River is White, with 6.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.52%.

Mills River Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.96%
High School13.15%
Some College2.87%
Bachelors or Greater2.20%

Mills River Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.83%
Female Employed3.48%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Mills River Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mills River Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$66,667$80,928
Families$84,500$96,092
Married Families$91,754-
Non Families$33,406$47,971
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Income by Household Type

Mills River Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.4%

Male Marriage Rate

61.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Mills River Married by Age and Sex

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Mills River 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 45-54.

Mills River Marital Status by Race

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Mills River Marital Status

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472

Number of Veterans

425

Male Veterans

47

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam225
First Gulf War89
Second Gulf War85
Korea31
World War II10

Mills River Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74218
75+127
35 to 5499
55 to 6416
18 to 3412

Mills River Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4729.08%
Hispanic96.16%

Mills River Veterans by Race

Mills River Veterans by Education

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6.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mills River Veterans by Education

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61.8%

Labor Force Participation

60.8%

Employment Rate

1.7%

Unemployment Rate

Mills River Employment by Age

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Mills River Employment by Race

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Mills River 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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51.62%

Born in Mills River

93.45%

Native Born

6.55%

Foreign Born

3.57%

Non Citizen

2.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.45% of Mills River residents were born in the United States, with 51.62% having been born in North Carolina. 3.57% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Mills River Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20217,532630.84%
20207,469630.85%
20197,406630.86%
20187,343881.21%
20177,2551081.51%
20167,147721.02%
20157,0751051.51%
20146,970951.38%
20136,875731.07%
20126,802320.47%
20116,770330.49%
20106,7370.00%

Mills River Population by Year