Northwest, North Carolina Population 2020

784

Northwest is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 784, it is the 362nd largest city in North Carolina and the 11371st largest city in the United States. Northwest is currently growing at a rate of 0.51% annually and its population has increased by 6.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 735 in 2010. Spanning over 7 miles, Northwest has a population density of 112 people per square mile.

The average household income in Northwest is $46,968 with a poverty rate of 16.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $784 per month, and the median house value is $89,000. The median age in Northwest is 48.9 years, 44.1 years for males, and 51.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 79.0 males.

Northwest Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 68.55%
  • White: 25.05%
  • Two or more races: 6.40%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Northwest, North Carolina is 784, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 776.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 735.

Northwest, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American63268.55%
White23125.05%
Two or More Races596.40%

Northwest Population Pyramid 2020

Northwest Median Age

48.9


Total

44.1


Male

51.6


Female

Northwest Adults

There are 792 adults, (183 of whom are seniors) in Northwest.

Northwest Age Dependency

51.4

Age Dependency Ratio

30

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Northwest Sex Ratio

Female

515

55.86%

Male

407

44.14%

Northwest Households and Families

Northwest Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Northwest Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family88.2%11.8%
Married85%15%
Male83.3%16.7%
All82%18%
Female62.3%37.7%

82.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3452.6782
Married1533.0585
Non Family1191.3188.2
Female614.0862.3
Male124.2583.3

3.37

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

3.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Northwest Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade355.38%
9th to 12th Grade7010.75%
High School Graduate24437.48%
Some College16124.73%
Associates Degree294.45%
Bachelors Degree578.76%
Graduate Degree558.45%

Northwest Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black45239782
White17412412
Multiple Races181818
Hispanic1313

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,875$40,156$24,375
Less Than High School$15,417$$2,500
High School Grad$25,625$41,563$20,000
Some College$30,750$31,250$29,750
Bachelors Degree$48,125$48,438$
Graduate Degree$$$

$29,875

Average Earnings

$40,156

Average Male

$24,375

Average Female

Northwest Language

Northwest Language by Age

Northwest Language

92.38% of Northwest residents speak only English, while 7.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.85% of the population.

Northwest Poverty

Northwest Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black62612620.13%
White2192913.24%

16.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.22%

Male Poverty Rate

19.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Northwest

The race most likely to be in poverty in Northwest is Black, with 20.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Northwest is White, with 13.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.90%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.81%
Some College23.68%
High School13.93%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.71%
Male Employed6.47%
Female Employed5.10%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Northwest Income

Northwest Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,536$46,968
Families$46,154$56,127
Married Families$47,969-
Non Families$25,625$29,442

Northwest Marital Status

Northwest Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.3%

Male Marriage Rate

37.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Northwest Married by Age and Sex

Northwest 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 45-54.

Northwest Marital Status by Race

Northwest Veterans

46

Number of Veterans

46

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam22
First Gulf War10
Second Gulf War6
Korea4
World War II
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7415
35 to 5415
55 to 649
75+7
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
Black264.76%
White2010.70%

$Northwest Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Northwest Employment Status

50.6%

Labor Force Participation

45.6%

Employment Rate

9.9%

Unemployment Rate

Northwest 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

76.46%

Born in North Carolina

98.81%

Native Born

1.19%

Foreign Born

0.33%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.81% of Northwest residents were born in the United States, with 76.46% having been born in North Carolina. 0.33% 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
202078440.51%
201978040.52%
201877630.39%
201777340.52%
2016769101.32%
201575930.40%
201475650.67%
201375150.67%
201274691.22%
201173781.10%
20107290.00%