Northwest, North Carolina Population 2024

1,179

Northwest is a city located in Brunswick County North Carolina. Northwest has a 2024 population of 1,179. Northwest is currently growing at a rate of 12.72% annually and its population has increased by 66.53% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 708 in 2020.

The average household income in Northwest is $49,967 with a poverty rate of 27.05%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Northwest is 52.5 years, 43.4 years for males, and 54.6 years for females.

Northwest Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 79.45%
  • White: 20.03%
  • Native American: 0.39%
  • Two or more races: 0.13%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
7.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
168.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
66.53% (471)
The current population of Northwest, North Carolina is 1,179 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 708.

Northwest, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American61179.45%
White15420.03%
Native American30.39%
Two or more races10.13%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Native American

Two or more races

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Northwest Population by Race

Northwest Population Pyramid 2024

Northwest Median Age

52.5

Total

43.4

Male

54.6

Female

Northwest Adults

There are 646 adults, (150 of whom are seniors) in Northwest.

Northwest Age Dependency

55

Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Northwest Sex Ratio

Female46260.08%
Male30739.92%

Northwest Population by Age

Northwest Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3422.2582.717.3
Non Family1231.0291.98.1
Married1162.498119
Female1033.4473.826.2
Male000
showing: 5 rows

2.94

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

82.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Northwest 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

Northwest Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Northwest Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 18.76%.

Northwest Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$32,232

Average Earnings

$51,500

Average Male

$29,779

Average Female

Northwest Earnings by Educational Attainment

Northwest Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Northwest Language

99.06% of Northwest residents speak only English, while 0.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.94% of the population.

Northwest Language

Northwest Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black61119031.1%
White1471812.24%
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27.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.38%

Male Poverty Rate

27.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Northwest

The race most likely to be in poverty in Northwest is Black, with 31.1% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Northwest is White, with 12.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.42%.

Northwest Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade61.54%
Some College30.97%
Bachelors or Greater18.48%
High School14.58%
showing: 4 rows

Northwest Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed57.14%
Female Employed12.77%
Male Employed
showing: 4 rows

Northwest Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Northwest Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Northwest Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.7%

Male Marriage Rate

37.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Northwest Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Northwest Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

26

Number of Veterans

26

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Northwest Veterans by War

count

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Northwest Veterans by Age

count

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Northwest Veterans by Race

Northwest Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Northwest Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56%

Labor Force Participation

49.9%

Employment Rate

10.8%

Unemployment Rate

Northwest Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Northwest Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Northwest 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

83.75%

Born in Northwest

99.09%

Native Born

0.91%

Foreign Born

0.91%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.09% of Northwest residents were born in the United States, with 83.75% having been born in North Carolina. 0.91% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Northwest Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,8441337.77%
20281,7111338.43%
20271,5781339.2%
20261,44513310.14%
20251,31213311.28%
20241,17913312.72%
20231,04613314.57%
202291313317.05%
20217807210.17%
2020708-82-10.38%
201979050.64%
201878540.51%
201778130.39%
201677881.04%
201577060.79%
201476450.66%
201375950.66%
2012754101.34%
201174481.09%
2010736
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Northwest Population by Year