Mount Olive, North Carolina Population 2020

4,572

Mount Olive is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 4,572, it is the 152nd largest city in North Carolina and the 5006th largest city in the United States. Mount Olive is currently declining at a rate of -0.82% annually and its population has decreased by -0.37% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,589 in 2010. Mount Olive reached it's highest population of 4,914 in 1970. Spanning over 3 miles, Mount Olive has a population density of 1,665 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mount Olive is $46,609 with a poverty rate of 36.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $708 per month, and the median house value is $79,800. The median age in Mount Olive is 36 years, 35.9 years for males, and 38.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 81.8 males.

Mount Olive Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 52.38%
  • White: 35.45%
  • Other race: 5.79%
  • Two or more races: 5.22%
  • Native American: 0.72%
  • Asian: 0.38%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
The current population of Mount Olive, North Carolina is 4,572, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,648.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,589.

Mount Olive, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American2,47852.38%
White1,67735.45%
Some Other Race2745.79%
Two or More Races2475.22%
American Indian and Alaska Native340.72%
Asian180.38%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander30.06%

Mount Olive Population Pyramid 2020

Mount Olive Median Age

36


Total

35.9


Male

38.1


Female

Mount Olive Adults

There are 3,903 adults, (859 of whom are seniors) in Mount Olive.

Mount Olive Age Dependency

55.4

Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Mount Olive Sex Ratio

Female

2,603

55.02%

Male

2,128

44.98%

Mount Olive Households and Families

Mount Olive Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Mount Olive Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male66.9%33.1%
Married64.3%35.7%
All52.4%47.6%
Non Family49.1%50.9%
Female36.6%63.4%

52.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,7132.4452.4
Non Family7901.1349.1
Married4703.7364.3
Female3173.6836.6
Male1362.6766.9

3.43

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Mount Olive Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade36411.95%
9th to 12th Grade46015.10%
High School Graduate1,04234.21%
Some College53617.60%
Associates Degree2187.16%
Bachelors Degree2738.96%
Graduate Degree1535.02%

Mount Olive Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black1,6481,15162
White1,0941,005343
Hispanic2216721
Other Race136
Multiple Races76
Native American3426
Islander33

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 31.35%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,712$26,215$19,135
Less Than High School$16,350$17,000$14,420
High School Grad$25,295$26,250$25,221
Some College$19,435$25,838$16,875
Bachelors Degree$36,808$$36,000
Graduate Degree$31,771$45,781$31,250

$23,712

Average Earnings

$26,215

Average Male

$19,135

Average Female

Mount Olive Language

Mount Olive Language by Age

Mount Olive Language

81.03% of Mount Olive residents speak only English, while 18.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 11.08% of the population.

Mount Olive Poverty

Mount Olive Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,36178933.42%
Hispanic38228374.08%
Other265265100.00%
Multiple224224100.00%
White1,23722318.03%

36.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

36.10%

Male Poverty Rate

36.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mount Olive

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mount Olive is White, with 18.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 16.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 44.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.53%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School60.10%
Some College31.94%
High School9.71%
Bachelors or Greater1.22%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed81.45%
Female Unemployed48.62%
Male Employed24.13%
Female Employed21.05%

Mount Olive Income

Mount Olive Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$29,512$46,609
Families$48,675$53,775
Married Families$70,109-
Non Families$20,385$36,593

Mount Olive Marital Status

Mount Olive Marital Status

Marriage Rates

26.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

27.9%

Male Marriage Rate

26.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Mount Olive Married by Age and Sex

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

Mount Olive Veterans

172

Number of Veterans

172

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam125
First Gulf War22
World War II13
Second Gulf War12
Korea11
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7499
55 to 6432
75+29
35 to 5412
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White1388.79%
Black341.71%

$Mount Olive Veterans by Education

26.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

8.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mount Olive Employment Status

56.8%

Labor Force Participation

48.1%

Employment Rate

15.3%

Unemployment Rate

Mount Olive 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

66.58%

Born in North Carolina

85.20%

Native Born

14.80%

Foreign Born

11.48%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

85.20% of Mount Olive residents were born in the United States, with 66.58% having been born in North Carolina. 11.48% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,572-38-0.82%
20194,610-38-0.82%
20184,648-28-0.60%
20174,676-38-0.81%
20164,714-28-0.59%
20154,742-8-0.17%
20144,750-3-0.06%
20134,753-3-0.06%
20124,756791.69%
20114,677581.26%
20104,619520.11%
20004,567-15-0.03%
19904,582-294-0.62%
19804,876-38-0.08%
19704,9142880.61%
19604,6268942.17%
19503,7328032.45%
19402,9292440.87%
19302,6850.00%