Swansboro, North Carolina Population 2024

4,427

Swansboro is a city located in Onslow County North Carolina. Swansboro has a 2024 population of 4,427. Swansboro is currently growing at a rate of 4.51% annually and its population has increased by 17.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,759 in 2020.

The average household income in Swansboro is $121,051 with a poverty rate of 13.83%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Swansboro is 39 years, 38.6 years for males, and 40.4 years for females.

Swansboro Demographics

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

  • White: 85.45%
  • Two or more races: 11.25%
  • Black or African American: 1.97%
  • Asian: 0.69%
  • Other race: 0.64%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
2.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,965.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
17.77% (668)
The current population of Swansboro, North Carolina is 4,427 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,759.

Swansboro, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,21285.45%
Two or more races42311.25%
Black or African American741.97%
Asian260.69%
Other race240.64%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Swansboro Population by Race

Swansboro Population Pyramid 2024

Swansboro Median Age

39

Total

38.6

Male

40.4

Female

Swansboro Adults

There are 2,526 adults, (796 of whom are seniors) in Swansboro.

Swansboro Age Dependency

117.3

Age Dependency Ratio

46

Old Age Dependency Ratio

71.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Swansboro Sex Ratio

Female1,99753.13%
Male1,76246.87%

Swansboro Population by Age

Swansboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,4232.6467.532.5
Married8233.0884.815.2
Non Family3221.1156.543.5
Female2213.1626.273.8
Male572.9338.661.4
showing: 5 rows

3.06

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

67.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Swansboro 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

Swansboro Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Swansboro Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 45.88%.

Swansboro Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$61,157

Average Earnings

$64,384

Average Male

$60,489

Average Female

Swansboro Earnings by Educational Attainment

Swansboro Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Swansboro Language

95.34% of Swansboro residents speak only English, while 4.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.16% of the population.

Swansboro Language

Swansboro Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,19836011.26%
Hispanic25516062.75%
Multiple42316037.83%
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13.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.84%

Male Poverty Rate

16.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Swansboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Swansboro is Hispanic, with 62.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Swansboro is White, with 11.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was , and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.75%.

Swansboro Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade53.37%
Bachelors or Greater4.01%
High School3.41%
Some College
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Swansboro Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed
Male Unemployed
Female Employed
Female Unemployed
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Swansboro Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Swansboro Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Swansboro Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

60.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

69.1%

Male Marriage Rate

53.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Swansboro Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Swansboro Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Swansboro Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Swansboro Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

601

Number of Veterans

445

Male Veterans

156

Female Veterans

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Swansboro Veterans by War

count

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Swansboro Veterans by Age

count

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Swansboro Veterans by Race

Swansboro Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.5%

Veteran Poverty Rate

10.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Swansboro Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.4%

Labor Force Participation

51.9%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Swansboro Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Swansboro Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Swansboro 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

50.55%

Born in Swansboro

95.05%

Native Born

4.95%

Foreign Born

2.58%

Non Citizen

2.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.05% of Swansboro residents were born in the United States, with 50.55% having been born in North Carolina. 2.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Swansboro Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,3821913.68%
20285,1911913.82%
20275,0001913.97%
20264,8091914.14%
20254,6181914.31%
20244,4271914.51%
20234,2361914.72%
20224,0451914.96%
20213,854952.53%
20203,75940612.11%
20193,353611.85%
20183,292581.79%
20173,234842.67%
20163,150260.83%
20153,124692.26%
20143,055762.55%
20132,9791023.55%
20122,8771385.04%
20112,739341.26%
20102,705
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Swansboro Population by Year