Valdese, North Carolina Population 2020

4,478

Valdese is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 4,478, it is the 158th largest city in North Carolina and the 5076th largest city in the United States. Valdese is currently growing at a rate of 0.45% annually but its population has decreased by -0.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,490 in 2010. Valdese reached it's highest population of 4,485 in 2000. Spanning over 8 miles, Valdese has a population density of 570 people per square mile.

The average household income in Valdese is $63,293 with a poverty rate of 16.10%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $597 per month, and the median house value is $117,900. The median age in Valdese is 46.3 years, 45.1 years for males, and 48.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 101.9 males.

Valdese Demographics

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

  • White: 96.67%
  • Two or more races: 1.83%
  • Asian: 0.86%
  • Black or African American: 0.36%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Valdese, North Carolina is 4,478, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,438.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,490.

Valdese, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,27196.67%
Two or More Races811.83%
Asian380.86%
Black or African American160.36%
American Indian and Alaska Native120.27%

Valdese Population Pyramid 2020

Valdese Median Age

46.3


Total

45.1


Male

48.3


Female

Valdese Adults

There are 3,509 adults, (1,011 of whom are seniors) in Valdese.

Valdese Age Dependency

76.9

Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Valdese Sex Ratio

Female

2,188

49.52%

Male

2,230

50.48%

Valdese Households and Families

Valdese Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Valdese Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91%9%
All71.3%28.7%
Female62.1%37.9%
Non Family47.5%52.5%
Male26.5%73.5%

71.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,5572.7571.3
Married8243.2591
Non Family5311.5747.5
Female1533.7662.1
Male494.0226.5

3.29

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

4.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.9%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Valdese Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2086.71%
9th to 12th Grade2768.90%
High School Graduate1,16237.46%
Some College50616.31%
Associates Degree2989.61%
Bachelors Degree2969.54%
Graduate Degree35611.48%

Valdese Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,0492,581639
Asian18186
Black16
Native American1212
Hispanic777

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

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

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,308$42,463$25,583
Less Than High School$21,054$$
High School Grad$27,557$40,386$17,159
Some College$36,836$43,730$32,216
Bachelors Degree$32,304$39,740$30,568
Graduate Degree$54,318$82,740$

$33,308

Average Earnings

$42,463

Average Male

$25,583

Average Female

Valdese Language

Valdese Language by Age

Valdese Language

97.65% of Valdese residents speak only English, while 2.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.42% of the population.

Valdese Poverty

Valdese Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,05066516.42%
Black1111100.00%

16.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.86%

Male Poverty Rate

13.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Valdese

The race most likely to be in poverty in Valdese is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Valdese is White, with 16.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.13%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.85%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School57.05%
High School13.44%
Some College8.13%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed64.41%
Female Unemployed59.32%
Male Employed5.47%
Female Employed0.00%

Valdese Income

Valdese Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,141$63,293
Families$66,934$77,242
Married Families$77,808-
Non Families$26,445$32,673

Valdese Marital Status

Valdese Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.3%

Male Marriage Rate

49.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Valdese Married by Age and Sex

Valdese 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 55-64.

Valdese Marital Status by Race

Valdese Veterans

366

Number of Veterans

346

Male Veterans

20

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam141
First Gulf War84
Korea41
Second Gulf War30
World War II14
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74141
35 to 54116
75+69
55 to 6420
18 to 3420

$Valdese Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Valdese Employment Status

52.3%

Labor Force Participation

49.1%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Valdese 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

79.95%

Born in North Carolina

99.73%

Native Born

0.27%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.73% of Valdese residents were born in the United States, with 79.95% 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.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,478200.45%
20194,458200.45%
20184,43870.16%
20174,431200.45%
20164,41190.20%
20154,40230.07%
20144,399-6-0.14%
20134,405-24-0.54%
20124,429-35-0.78%
20114,46450.11%
20104,459-26-0.06%
20004,4855711.37%
19903,9145501.53%
19803,3641820.56%
19703,1822410.79%
19602,9412110.75%
19502,7301150.43%
19402,6150.00%