Mills River, North Carolina Population 2020

7,589

Mills River is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 7,589, it is the 108th largest city in North Carolina and the 3751st largest city in the United States. Mills River is currently growing at a rate of 1.54% annually and its population has increased by 11.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,802 in 2010. Spanning over 22 miles, Mills River has a population density of 340 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mills River is $77,143 with a poverty rate of 7.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $900 per month, and the median house value is $245,100. The median age in Mills River is 45 years, 38.8 years for males, and 47.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 108.9 males.

Mills River Demographics

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

  • White: 90.60%
  • Black or African American: 4.32%
  • Native American: 2.91%
  • Asian: 1.46%
  • Two or more races: 0.57%
  • Other race: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Mills River, North Carolina is 7,589, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,359.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,802.

Mills River, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,49990.60%
Black or African American3104.32%
American Indian and Alaska Native2092.91%
Asian1051.46%
Two or More Races410.57%
Some Other Race90.13%

Mills River Population Pyramid 2020

Mills River Median Age

45


Total

38.8


Male

47.8


Female

Mills River Adults

There are 5,658 adults, (1,452 of whom are seniors) in Mills River.

Mills River Age Dependency

70.5

Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36

Child Dependency Ratio

Mills River Sex Ratio

Female

3,434

47.87%

Male

3,739

52.13%

Mills River Households and Families

Mills River Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Mills River Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married92.7%7.3%
All78.7%21.3%
Non Family61.9%38.1%
Female40.8%59.2%

78.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,9702.4278.7
Married1,7202.9792.7
Non Family1,0111.2861.9
Female2063.2240.8
Male333.06100

2.94

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

2.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Mills River Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1001.95%
9th to 12th Grade2284.44%
High School Graduate1,24124.19%
Some College1,08821.21%
Associates Degree60511.79%
Bachelors Degree1,22523.88%
Graduate Degree64312.53%

Mills River Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,6124,3271,722
Hispanic18016766
Native American14414417
Black949450
Asian895926
Multiple Races3232
Other Race99

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 53.19%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,342$43,333$35,496
Less Than High School$33,462$31,875$61,563
High School Grad$22,053$22,062$
Some College$40,354$48,795$35,234
Bachelors Degree$38,162$63,977$33,464
Graduate Degree$68,438$61,250$80,156

$40,342

Average Earnings

$43,333

Average Male

$35,496

Average Female

Mills River Language

Mills River Language by Age

Mills River Language

93.85% of Mills River residents speak only English, while 6.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.32% of the population.

Mills River Poverty

Mills River Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,3494046.36%
Black3107724.84%
Asian1057066.67%

7.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.54%

Male Poverty Rate

7.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mills River

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mills River is Asian, with 66.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mills River is White, with 6.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.01%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.96%
High School12.49%
Some College2.01%
Bachelors or Greater1.39%
Name Poverty
Male Employed4.46%
Female Employed3.78%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Mills River Income

Mills River Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$63,953$77,143
Families$79,824$91,832
Married Families$88,448-
Non Families$31,435$46,106

Mills River Marital Status

Mills River Marital Status

Marriage Rates

57.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.0%

Male Marriage Rate

61.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Mills River Married by Age and Sex

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 45-54.

Mills River Marital Status by Race

Mills River Veterans

496

Number of Veterans

454

Male Veterans

42

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam172
First Gulf War111
Second Gulf War101
Korea35
World War II33
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74207
75+139
35 to 54116
55 to 6422
18 to 3412
Name Veterans % of Total
White4969.71%
Hispanic1810.00%

$Mills River Veterans by Education

3.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mills River Employment Status

64.3%

Labor Force Participation

62.7%

Employment Rate

2.4%

Unemployment Rate

Mills River 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

52.21%

Born in North Carolina

93.24%

Native Born

6.76%

Foreign Born

3.71%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.24% of Mills River residents were born in the United States, with 52.21% having been born in North Carolina. 3.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20207,5891151.54%
20197,4741151.56%
20187,359871.20%
20177,2721151.61%
20167,157761.07%
20157,0811081.55%
20146,973911.32%
20136,882771.13%
20126,805310.46%
20116,774330.49%
20106,7410.00%