Wadesboro, North Carolina Population 2020

5,225

Wadesboro is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 5,225, it is the 136th largest city in North Carolina and the 4625th largest city in the United States. Wadesboro is currently declining at a rate of -0.59% annually and its population has decreased by -10.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,813 in 2010. Wadesboro reached it's highest population of 5,789 in 2010. Spanning over 7 miles, Wadesboro has a population density of 793 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wadesboro is $47,369 with a poverty rate of 32.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $767 per month, and the median house value is $97,900. The median age in Wadesboro is 36.1 years, 30.4 years for males, and 39.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.5 males.

Wadesboro Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 67.78%
  • White: 30.13%
  • Asian: 1.16%
  • Two or more races: 0.78%
  • Native American: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Wadesboro, North Carolina is 5,225, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,287.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,813.

Wadesboro, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American3,62767.78%
White1,61230.13%
Asian621.16%
Two or More Races420.78%
American Indian and Alaska Native80.15%

Wadesboro Population Pyramid 2020

Wadesboro Median Age

36.1


Total

30.4


Male

39.7


Female

Wadesboro Adults

There are 4,263 adults, (1,029 of whom are seniors) in Wadesboro.

Wadesboro Age Dependency

65.5

Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Wadesboro Sex Ratio

Female

2,854

53.34%

Male

2,497

46.66%

Wadesboro Households and Families

Wadesboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wadesboro Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.4%32.6%
Male59%41%
All44.5%55.5%
Non Family44.4%55.6%
Female11.9%88.1%

44.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,9742.5844.5
Non Family7881.4244.4
Married6263.6467.4
Female4773.1311.9
Male832.2859

3.32

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wadesboro Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1574.34%
9th to 12th Grade50714.01%
High School Graduate1,47040.63%
Some College64117.72%
Associates Degree3339.20%
Bachelors Degree40411.17%
Graduate Degree1062.93%

Wadesboro Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black2,1921,69445
White1,3251,163375
Asian626262
Multiple Races282828
Hispanic77
Native American4

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 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,346$32,988$22,135
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$22,763$34,167$19,397
Some College$28,272$48,611$25,946
Bachelors Degree$31,333$25,893$60,323
Graduate Degree$$$

$27,346

Average Earnings

$32,988

Average Male

$22,135

Average Female

Wadesboro Language

Wadesboro Language by Age

Wadesboro Language

98.35% of Wadesboro residents speak only English, while 1.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.51% of the population.

Wadesboro Poverty

Wadesboro Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,5141,38339.36%
White1,51326517.51%
Hispanic77100.00%

32.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.82%

Male Poverty Rate

37.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wadesboro

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wadesboro is White, with 17.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.31%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.95%
High School32.93%
Some College23.11%
Bachelors or Greater0.99%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed76.21%
Male Unemployed51.64%
Female Employed17.64%
Male Employed4.09%

Wadesboro Income

Wadesboro Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$27,671$47,369
Families$37,824$52,630
Married Families$74,329-
Non Families$25,343$39,452

Wadesboro Marital Status

Wadesboro Marital Status

Marriage Rates

35.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.1%

Male Marriage Rate

30.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Wadesboro Married by Age and Sex

Wadesboro 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 55-64.

Wadesboro Marital Status by Race

Wadesboro Veterans

217

Number of Veterans

210

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War111
Vietnam65
Second Gulf War25
World War II16
Korea13
Age Group Veterans
35 to 5476
55 to 6468
75+45
65 to 7428
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White1248.53%
Black933.43%

$Wadesboro Veterans by Education

2.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wadesboro Employment Status

56.5%

Labor Force Participation

46.3%

Employment Rate

18%

Unemployment Rate

Wadesboro 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

82.25%

Born in North Carolina

98.71%

Native Born

1.29%

Foreign Born

1.29%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.71% of Wadesboro residents were born in the United States, with 82.25% having been born in North Carolina. 1.29% 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
20205,225-31-0.59%
20195,256-31-0.59%
20185,287-8-0.15%
20175,295-31-0.58%
20165,326-50-0.93%
20155,376-66-1.21%
20145,442-173-3.08%
20135,615-47-0.83%
20125,662-44-0.77%
20115,706-83-1.43%
20105,7892,2375.01%
20003,552-93-0.26%
19903,645-561-1.42%
19804,2062290.56%
19703,9772330.61%
19603,7443360.94%
19503,408-179-0.51%
19403,5874631.39%
19303,1244761.67%
19202,6480.00%