Mount Holly, North Carolina Population 2021

16,551
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Mount Holly is a city located in Gaston County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 16,551, it is the 62nd largest city in North Carolina and the 2176th largest city in the United States . Mount Holly is currently growing at a rate of 0.90% annually and its population has increased by 21.20% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,656 in 2010. Mount Holly reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 11 miles, Mount Holly has a population density of 1,525 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mount Holly is $80,319 with a poverty rate of 9.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $863 per month, and the median house value is $172,300. The median age in Mount Holly is 36.7 years, 34.5 years for males, and 38.6 years for females.

Mount Holly Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mount Hollywas:

  • White: 78.09%
  • Black or African American: 15.75%
  • Asian: 4.26%
  • Other race: 1.04%
  • Two or more races: 0.83%
  • Native American: 0.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Mount Holly, North Carolina is 16,551 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 16,257.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,656.

Mount Holly, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,19078.09%
Black or African American2,45815.75%
Asian6654.26%
Some Other Race1631.04%
Two or More Races1290.83%
American Indian and Alaska Native50.03%
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Mount Holly Population by Race

Mount Holly Population Pyramid $2021

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Mount Holly Median Age

36.7


Total

34.5


Male

38.6


Female

Mount Holly Adults

There are 12,284 adults, (1,902 of whom are seniors) in Mount Holly.

Mount Holly Age Dependency

50.4

Age Dependency Ratio

18.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32

Child Dependency Ratio

Mount Holly Sex Ratio

Female

7,818

50.08%

Male

7,792

49.92%

Mount Holly Population by Age

Mount Holly Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mount Holly Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female49.9%50.1%
Non Family51.8%48.2%
Male53.7%46.3%
All68%32%
Married88.4%11.6%

68.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mount Holly Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,1342.5468
Married2,7423.388.4
Non Family2,2881.2651.8
Female7243.1549.9
Male3803.5853.7

3.21

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

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Mount Holly Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2732.51%
9th to 12th Grade7496.87%
High School Graduate2,99127.45%
Some College2,41822.19%
Associates Degree1,10410.13%
Bachelors Degree2,16819.90%
Graduate Degree1,19310.95%
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Mount Holly Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mount Holly Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White8,3187,5582,458
Black1,7201,523428
Asian497497377
Hispanic30124169
Other Race51456
2+ Races444423
Native American5

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 asian people with a rate of 75.86%.

Mount Holly Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,603$50,637$36,139
Less Than 9th Grade$22,024$19,745$33,692
High School Graduate$32,135$41,045$25,806
Some College$42,026$48,730$33,542
Bachelors Degree$54,773$62,298$44,632
Graduate Degree$56,288$70,268$50,205

$43,603

Average Earnings

$50,637

Average Male

$36,139

Average Female

Mount Holly Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mount Holly Language by Age

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Mount Holly Language

93.27% of Mount Holly residents speak only English, while 6.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 3.27% of the population.

Mount Holly Language

Mount Holly Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,7131,0669.10%
Black2,4482449.97%
Hispanic5447113.05%
Other1636640.49%
Native55100.00%

9.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.59%

Male Poverty Rate

9.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mount Holly

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mount Holly is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mount Holly is White, with 9.10% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.45%.

Mount Holly Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.45%
High School10.94%
Some College7.65%
Bachelors or Greater2.47%

Mount Holly Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed26.96%
Male Unemployed17.98%
Female Employed4.99%
Male Employed4.93%

Mount Holly Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mount Holly Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,574$80,319
Families$74,604$92,403
Married Families$95,882-
Non Families$43,358$56,425
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Income by Household Type

Mount Holly Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.8%

Male Marriage Rate

47.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Mount Holly Married by Age and Sex

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Mount Holly 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.

Mount Holly Marital Status by Race

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Mount Holly Marital Status

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797

Number of Veterans

734

Male Veterans

63

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam323
First Gulf War219
Second Gulf War157
Korea45
World War II

Mount Holly Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74283
35 to 54247
18 to 34104
55 to 64103
75+60

Mount Holly Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6746.99%
Black1135.99%
Hispanic194.57%
Asian101.92%

Mount Holly Veterans by Race

Mount Holly Veterans by Education

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4.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mount Holly Veterans by Education

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71.5%

Labor Force Participation

67.6%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Mount Holly Employment by Age

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Mount Holly Employment by Race

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Mount Holly 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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59.30%

Born in Mount Holly

94.22%

Native Born

5.78%

Foreign Born

3.45%

Non Citizen

2.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.22% of Mount Holly residents were born in the United States, with 59.30% having been born in North Carolina. 3.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Mount Holly Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202116,5511470.90%
202016,4041470.90%
201916,2571470.91%
201816,1105233.36%
201715,5873472.28%
201615,2403222.16%
201514,9183402.33%
201414,5782631.84%
201314,3152501.78%
201214,0651951.41%
201113,8702101.54%
201013,6604,0423.57%
20009,6181,9082.24%
19907,7103,1805.46%
19804,530-577-1.19%
19705,1071,0702.38%
19604,0370.00%

Mount Holly Population by Year