Valdese, North Carolina Population 2021

4,410
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Valdese is a city located in Burke County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 4,410, it is the 159th largest city in North Carolina and the 5130th largest city in the United States . Valdese is currently declining at a rate of -0.11% annually and its population has decreased by -1.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,490 in 2010. Valdese reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 8 miles, Valdese has a population density of 561 people per square mile.

The average household income in Valdese is $68,625 with a poverty rate of 8.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $552 per month, and the median house value is $118,700. The median age in Valdese is 45.8 years, 42.2 years for males, and 49.1 years for females.

Valdese Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Valdesewas:

  • White: 96.28%
  • Two or more races: 1.56%
  • Asian: 1.52%
  • Black or African American: 0.41%
  • Native American: 0.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Valdese, North Carolina is 4,410 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,420.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,490.

Valdese, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,24696.28%
Two or More Races691.56%
Asian671.52%
Black or African American180.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native100.23%
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Valdese Population by Race

Valdese Population Pyramid $2021

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Valdese Median Age

45.8


Total

42.2


Male

49.1


Female

Valdese Adults

There are 3,558 adults, (993 of whom are seniors) in Valdese.

Valdese Age Dependency

71.9

Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Valdese Sex Ratio

Female

2,137

48.46%

Male

2,273

51.54%

Valdese Population by Age

Valdese Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Valdese Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family43.5%56.5%
Female62.3%37.7%
All74.8%25.2%
Married91.1%8.9%
Male100%0%

74.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Valdese Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,5452.7774.8
Married8863.0991.1
Non Family4411.7243.5
Female1623.6262.3
Male563.66100

3.17

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

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Valdese Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1755.58%
9th to 12th Grade37511.96%
High School Graduate1,17537.47%
Some College45414.48%
Associates Degree2808.93%
Bachelors Degree37111.83%
Graduate Degree3069.76%
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Valdese Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Valdese Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,0622,512637
Asian343410
Black181818
Hispanic121212
Native American1010

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

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

Valdese Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,796$43,525$25,990
Less Than 9th Grade$17,500$14,030$
High School Graduate$31,283$44,966$17,059
Some College$38,163$42,740$33,611
Bachelors Degree$35,909$46,310$31,452
Graduate Degree$60,972$85,192$43,512

$34,796

Average Earnings

$43,525

Average Male

$25,990

Average Female

Valdese Earnings by Educational Attainment

Valdese Language by Age

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Valdese Language

96.43% of Valdese residents speak only English, while 3.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.93% of the population.

Valdese Language

Valdese Poverty by Race

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8.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.90%

Male Poverty Rate

6.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Valdese

The race most likely to be in poverty in Valdese is White, with 9.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Valdese is White, with 9.06% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.27%.

Valdese Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.47%
Some College5.58%
High School5.38%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Valdese Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed58.82%
Female Unemployed41.94%
Female Employed0.00%
Male Employed0.00%

Valdese Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Valdese Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$58,350$68,625
Families$69,063$81,449
Married Families$74,375-
Non Families$26,458$33,601
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Income by Household Type

Valdese Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.4%

Male Marriage Rate

54.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Valdese Married by Age and Sex

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Valdese 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 35-44.

Valdese Marital Status by Race

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Valdese Marital Status

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337

Number of Veterans

321

Male Veterans

16

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam136
First Gulf War77
Korea45
Second Gulf War24
World War II16

Valdese Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74120
35 to 54105
75+77
55 to 6419
18 to 3416

Valdese Veterans by Age

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Valdese Veterans by Race

Valdese Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Valdese Veterans by Education

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54.8%

Labor Force Participation

53.1%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Valdese Employment by Age

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Valdese Employment by Race

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Valdese Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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80.43%

Born in Valdese

99.52%

Native Born

0.48%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.52% of Valdese residents were born in the United States, with 80.43% having been born in North Carolina. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Valdese Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,410-5-0.11%
20204,415-5-0.11%
20194,420-5-0.11%
20184,425-5-0.11%
20174,430210.48%
20164,40990.20%
20154,40060.14%
20144,394-9-0.20%
20134,403-23-0.52%
20124,426-36-0.81%
20114,46270.16%
20104,455-30-0.07%
20004,4855711.37%
19903,9145501.53%
19803,3641820.56%
19703,1822410.79%
19602,9412110.75%
19502,7301150.43%
19402,6150.00%

Valdese Population by Year