Raeford, North Carolina Population 2020

5,050

Raeford is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 5,050, it is the 141st largest city in North Carolina and the 4726th largest city in the United States. Raeford is currently growing at a rate of 0.88% annually and its population has increased by 9.52% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,611 in 2010. Spanning over 4 miles, Raeford has a population density of 1,179 people per square mile.

The average household income in Raeford is $45,098 with a poverty rate of 29.31%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $672 per month, and the median house value is $101,300. The median age in Raeford is 38.7 years, 32.4 years for males, and 42.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.3 males.

Raeford Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 44.02%
  • White: 36.64%
  • Other race: 10.26%
  • Native American: 4.30%
  • Two or more races: 3.54%
  • Asian: 1.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Raeford, North Carolina is 5,050, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,962.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,611.

Raeford, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American2,14944.02%
White1,78936.64%
Some Other Race50110.26%
American Indian and Alaska Native2104.30%
Two or More Races1733.54%
Asian601.23%

Raeford Population Pyramid 2020

Raeford Median Age

38.7


Total

32.4


Male

42.2


Female

Raeford Adults

There are 3,696 adults, (876 of whom are seniors) in Raeford.

Raeford Age Dependency

73.1

Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Raeford Sex Ratio

Female

2,593

53.11%

Male

2,289

46.89%

Raeford Households and Families

Raeford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Raeford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married80%20%
All52.4%47.6%
Non Family44.9%55.1%
Female27.3%72.7%

52.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,8832.452.4
Non Family7411.0944.9
Married5903.2880
Female5103.2427.3
Male422.69100

3.24

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

0.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Raeford Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1534.74%
9th to 12th Grade37711.68%
High School Graduate90127.90%
Some College73622.79%
Associates Degree43613.50%
Bachelors Degree33410.34%
Graduate Degree2929.04%

Raeford Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,3461,258333
Black1,3431,046213
Hispanic32119355
Other Race23510745
Native American13512614
Multiple Races4840
Asian292911

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 37.93%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,276$33,683$29,493
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$25,500$33,994$23,861
Some College$30,227$31,047$28,929
Bachelors Degree$41,172$$42,188
Graduate Degree$50,167$38,077$51,833

$31,276

Average Earnings

$33,683

Average Male

$29,493

Average Female

Raeford Language

Raeford Language by Age

Raeford Language

86.48% of Raeford residents speak only English, while 13.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.89% of the population.

Raeford Poverty

Raeford Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,04765932.19%
Hispanic60036961.50%
Other49233167.28%
White1,50721914.53%
Native1768347.16%

29.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.89%

Male Poverty Rate

27.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Raeford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Raeford is Other, with 67.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Raeford is White, with 14.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 43.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.90%.

Name Poverty
Some College23.25%
Less Than High School23.06%
High School17.39%
Bachelors or Greater15.14%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed33.33%
Female Employed20.52%
Male Employed19.12%

Raeford Income

Raeford Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,326$45,098
Families$40,128$50,665
Married Families$63,333-
Non Families$22,540$36,516

Raeford Marital Status

Raeford Marital Status

Marriage Rates

35.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.2%

Male Marriage Rate

31.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Raeford Married by Age and Sex

Raeford 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 45-54.

Raeford Marital Status by Race

Raeford Veterans

385

Number of Veterans

288

Male Veterans

97

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War180
First Gulf War118
Vietnam66
Korea41
World War II5
Age Group Veterans
18 to 34114
35 to 5486
55 to 6471
75+64
65 to 7450
Name Veterans % of Total
White24117.01%
Black1399.01%
Indian52.92%

$Raeford Veterans by Education

12.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Raeford Employment Status

49.1%

Labor Force Participation

42.4%

Employment Rate

8.8%

Unemployment Rate

Raeford 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

63.56%

Born in North Carolina

94.51%

Native Born

5.49%

Foreign Born

3.50%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.51% of Raeford residents were born in the United States, with 63.56% having been born in North Carolina. 3.50% 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
20205,050440.88%
20195,006440.89%
20184,962120.24%
20174,950440.90%
20164,906711.47%
20154,835581.21%
20144,777-74-1.53%
20134,851200.41%
20124,83150.10%
20114,8261623.47%
20104,6641,2783.25%
20003,386-83-0.24%
19903,469-161-0.45%
19803,6304501.33%
19703,1801220.39%
19603,0580.00%