Scotland Neck, North Carolina Population 2024

1,582

Scotland Neck is a city located in Halifax County North Carolina. Scotland Neck has a 2024 population of 1,582. Scotland Neck is currently declining at a rate of -1% annually and its population has decreased by -3.89% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,646 in 2020.

The average household income in Scotland Neck is $34,048 with a poverty rate of 45.41%. The median age in Scotland Neck is 52.9 years: 57.9 years for males, and 47.5 years for females.

Scotland Neck Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 69.53%
  • White: 29.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.64%
  • Two or more races: 0.48%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Other race: 0.16%
  • Asian: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,331.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.89% (-64)
The current population of Scotland Neck, North Carolina is 1,582 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,646.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American1,29469.53%
White54029.02%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander120.64%
Two or more races90.48%
Native American30.16%
Other race30.16%
Asian00%

Black or African American

White

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Asian

Scotland Neck Population by Race

Scotland Neck Population Pyramid 2024

Scotland Neck Median Age

52.9

Total

57.9

Male

47.5

Female

Scotland Neck Adults

There are 1,624 adults, (553 of whom are seniors) in Scotland Neck.

Scotland Neck Age Dependency

73.8

Age Dependency Ratio

51.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Scotland Neck Sex Ratio

Female95851.48%
Male90348.52%

Scotland Neck Population by Age

Scotland Neck Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9431.9244.355.7
Non Family6211.2239.560.5
Married1653.4890.99.1
Female1533.0612.487.6
Male421000

3.26

Average Family Size

1.92

Average Household Size

44.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Scotland Neck Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade29619.89%
Associates Degree1228.2%
Bachelors Degree573.83%
Graduate Degree986.59%
High School Graduate54636.69%
Less Than 9th Grade1389.27%
Some College23115.52%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Scotland Neck Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Scotland Neck Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black1,05467252
White414368103
2+ Races990
Hispanic850
Islander550
Native American300
Other Race300

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 24.88%.

Scotland Neck Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$24,500$0$24,625
Graduate Degree$160,081$0$0
High School Graduate$12,784$0$9,550
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$16,719$30,189$12,628
Some College$18,875$31,534$13,205

$16,719

Average Earnings

$30,189

Average Male

$12,628

Average Female

Scotland Neck Earnings by Educational Attainment

Scotland Neck Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Scotland Neck Language

97.4% of Scotland Neck residents speak only English, while 2.6% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.74% of the population.

Scotland Neck Language

Scotland Neck Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black1,25070356.24%
White53411521.54%
Multiple9333.33%

45.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

46.01%

Male Poverty Rate

44.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Scotland Neck

The race most likely to be in poverty in Scotland Neck is Black, with 56.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Scotland Neck is White, with 21.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 54.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 54.68%.

Scotland Neck Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade62.56%
High School58.4%
Some College23.96%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Scotland Neck Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed82.76%
Male Unemployed80%
Female Employed34.33%
Male Employed26.24%

Scotland Neck Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Scotland Neck Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$46,058$66,480
Households$17,271$34,048
Married Families$98,250$-999,999,999
Non Families$12,454$17,232

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Scotland Neck Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

22.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

28.8%

Male Marriage Rate

17.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Scotland Neck Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Scotland Neck Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Scotland Neck Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Scotland Neck Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

71

Number of Veterans

64

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam34
World War II13
First Gulf War10
Second Gulf War8
Korea0

Scotland Neck Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+43
55 to 6418
65 to 7410
18 to 340
35 to 540

Scotland Neck Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White347.46%
Black312.71%
2+ Races666.67%

Scotland Neck Veterans by Race

Scotland Neck Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

42.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Scotland Neck Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

39.1%

Labor Force Participation

34.9%

Employment Rate

10.7%

Unemployment Rate

Scotland Neck Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Scotland Neck Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Scotland Neck 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

82.48%

Born in Scotland Neck

98.93%

Native Born

1.07%

Foreign Born

0.64%

Non Citizen

0.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.93% of Scotland Neck residents were born in the United States, with 82.48% having been born in North Carolina. 0.64% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Scotland Neck Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,502-16-1.05%
20281,518-16-1.04%
20271,534-16-1.03%
20261,550-16-1.02%
20251,566-16-1.01%
20241,582-16-1%
20231,598-17-1.05%
20221,615-19-1.16%
20211,634-12-0.73%
20201,646-184-10.05%
20191,830-38-2.03%
20181,868-26-1.37%
20171,894-23-1.2%
20161,917-19-0.98%
20151,936-22-1.12%
20141,958-26-1.31%
20131,984-17-0.85%
20122,001-17-0.84%
20112,018-20-0.98%
20102,03800%

Scotland Neck Population by Year