Mount Holly, North Carolina Population 2024

18,522

Mount Holly is a city located in Gaston County North Carolina. Mount Holly has a 2024 population of 18,522. Mount Holly is currently growing at a rate of 0.96% annually and its population has increased by 4.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,763 in 2020.

The average household income in Mount Holly is $96,741 with a poverty rate of 8.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Mount Holly is 37.7 years, 36.2 years for males, and 40.8 years for females.

Mount Holly Demographics

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

  • White: 74.48%
  • Black or African American: 14.41%
  • Two or more races: 4.95%
  • Asian: 4.68%
  • Other race: 1.33%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.12%
  • Native American: 0.03%
Land Area (mi²)
10.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,706.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.27% (759)
The current population of Mount Holly, North Carolina is 18,522 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 17,763.

Mount Holly, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White13,14174.48%
Black or African American2,54314.41%
Two or more races8744.95%
Asian8254.68%
Other race2341.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander210.12%
Native American60.03%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Mount Holly Population by Race

Mount Holly Population Pyramid 2024

Mount Holly Median Age

37.7

Total

36.2

Male

40.8

Female

Mount Holly Adults

There are 13,882 adults, (1,978 of whom are seniors) in Mount Holly.

Mount Holly Age Dependency

48.2

Age Dependency Ratio

16.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Mount Holly Sex Ratio

Female9,05451.31%
Male8,59048.69%

Mount Holly Population by Age

Mount Holly Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,0372.569.230.8
Married3,4123.3684.715.3
Non Family2,3111.2155.144.9
Female9792.3949.950.1
Male3353.0264.235.8
showing: 5 rows

3.08

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

69.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Mount Holly 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

Mount Holly Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mount Holly Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 75.37%.

Mount Holly Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$54,408

Average Earnings

$61,685

Average Male

$48,125

Average Female

Mount Holly Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mount Holly Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Mount Holly Language

92.19% of Mount Holly residents speak only English, while 7.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.7% of the population.

Mount Holly Language

Mount Holly Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White12,7809807.67%
Black2,53727911%
Hispanic1,0331039.97%
Multiple874809.15%
Other2346226.5%
Islander2121100%
Native66100%
showing: 7 rows

8.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.99%

Male Poverty Rate

9.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mount Holly

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mount Holly is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mount Holly is White, with 7.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.58%.

Mount Holly Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.34%
High School9.17%
Some College5.34%
Bachelors or Greater3.74%
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Mount Holly Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed18.78%
Female Employed6.6%
Male Employed3.36%
Male Unemployed1.01%
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Mount Holly Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mount Holly Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Mount Holly Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.5%

Male Marriage Rate

50.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Mount Holly Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Mount Holly Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Mount Holly Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

988

Number of Veterans

790

Male Veterans

198

Female Veterans

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Mount Holly Veterans by War

count

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Mount Holly Veterans by Age

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Mount Holly Veterans by Race

Mount Holly Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mount Holly Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.6%

Labor Force Participation

65.7%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Mount Holly Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Mount Holly Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Mount Holly 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

59.77%

Born in Mount Holly

94.05%

Native Born

5.95%

Foreign Born

3.93%

Non Citizen

2.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.05% of Mount Holly residents were born in the United States, with 59.77% having been born in North Carolina. 3.93% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202919,4021760.92%
202819,2261760.92%
202719,0501760.93%
202618,8741760.94%
202518,6981760.95%
202418,5221760.96%
202318,3461760.97%
202218,1701760.98%
202117,9942311.3%
202017,7631,4999.22%
201916,2641420.88%
201816,1225323.41%
201715,5903472.28%
201615,2433242.17%
201514,9193422.35%
201414,5772641.84%
201314,3132491.77%
201214,0641961.41%
201113,8682081.52%
201013,6604,04242.03%
20009,6181,90824.75%
19907,7103,18070.2%
19804,530-577-11.3%
19705,1071,07026.5%
19604,037
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Mount Holly Population by Year