Mount Olive, North Carolina Population 2024

4,237

Mount Olive is a city located in Duplin County and Wayne County North Carolina. Mount Olive has a 2024 population of 4,237. Mount Olive is currently growing at a rate of 0.52% annually and its population has increased by 0.86% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,201 in 2020.

The average household income in Mount Olive is $60,886 with a poverty rate of 26.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Mount Olive is 41.9 years, 29.5 years for males, and 53.2 years for females.

Mount Olive Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 53.69%
  • White: 38.54%
  • Two or more races: 3.76%
  • Other race: 3.36%
  • Asian: 0.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.12%
  • Native American: 0.07%
Land Area (mi²)
2.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,542.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.86% (36)
The current population of Mount Olive, North Carolina is 4,237 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,201.

Mount Olive, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American2,30153.69%
White1,65238.54%
Two or more races1613.76%
Other race1443.36%
Asian200.47%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander50.12%
Native American30.07%
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Mount Olive Population by Race

Mount Olive Population Pyramid 2024

Mount Olive Median Age

41.9

Total

29.5

Male

53.2

Female

Mount Olive Adults

There are 3,590 adults, (814 of whom are seniors) in Mount Olive.

Mount Olive Age Dependency

54.4

Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Mount Olive Sex Ratio

Female1,95445.59%
Male2,33254.41%

Mount Olive Population by Age

Mount Olive Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,7362.1853.546.5
Non Family8251.2155.544.5
Female4483.3335.964.1
Married3382.6878.421.6
Male1253.135.264.8
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2.94

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

53.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Mount Olive 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 Olive Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mount Olive 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 white people with a rate of 26.68%.

Mount Olive Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,325

Average Earnings

$33,254

Average Male

$33,374

Average Female

Mount Olive Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mount Olive Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Mount Olive Language

85.18% of Mount Olive residents speak only English, while 14.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 8.19% of the population.

Mount Olive Language

Mount Olive Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black2,17058026.73%
White1,20027522.92%
Hispanic26514755.47%
Other13812590.58%
Multiple1461711.64%
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26.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.3%

Male Poverty Rate

22.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mount Olive

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mount Olive is Other, with 90.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mount Olive is Multiple, with 11.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.16%.

Mount Olive Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.4%
High School23.1%
Some College8.39%
Bachelors or Greater
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Mount Olive Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed66.15%
Male Employed15%
Female Employed6.72%
Male Unemployed
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Mount Olive Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mount Olive Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Mount Olive Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

25.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

24.1%

Male Marriage Rate

26.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Mount Olive Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Mount Olive Marriage

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

Mount Olive Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Mount Olive Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

137

Number of Veterans

111

Male Veterans

26

Female Veterans

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Mount Olive Veterans by War

count

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Mount Olive Veterans by Age

count

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Mount Olive Veterans by Race

Mount Olive Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

10.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mount Olive Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.5%

Labor Force Participation

52.4%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Mount Olive Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Mount Olive Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Mount Olive 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

64.4%

Born in Mount Olive

85.65%

Native Born

14.35%

Foreign Born

12.41%

Non Citizen

1.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.65% of Mount Olive residents were born in the United States, with 64.4% having been born in North Carolina. 12.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Mount Olive Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,347220.51%
20284,325220.51%
20274,303220.51%
20264,281220.52%
20254,259220.52%
20244,237220.52%
20234,215220.52%
20224,193220.53%
20214,171-30-0.71%
20204,201-456-9.79%
20194,657491.06%
20184,608-70-1.5%
20174,678-35-0.74%
20164,713-31-0.65%
20154,744-14-0.29%
20144,75840.08%
20134,754-5-0.11%
20124,759791.69%
20114,680591.28%
20104,621541.18%
20004,567-15-0.33%
19904,582-294-6.03%
19804,876-38-0.77%
19704,9142886.23%
19604,62689423.95%
19503,73280327.42%
19402,9292449.09%
19302,685
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Mount Olive Population by Year