Wadesboro, North Carolina Population 2024

4,908

Wadesboro is a city located in Anson County North Carolina. Wadesboro has a 2024 population of 4,908. Wadesboro is currently declining at a rate of -0.55% annually and its population has decreased by -2.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,014 in 2020.

The average household income in Wadesboro is $50,230 with a poverty rate of 24.18%. The median age in Wadesboro is 38.3 years: 37.8 years for males, and 38.9 years for females.

Wadesboro Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 69.12%
  • White: 25.36%
  • Asian: 4.88%
  • Other race: 0.32%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Two or more races: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
6.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
744.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.11% (-106)
The current population of Wadesboro, North Carolina is 4,908 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,014.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American3,45969.12%
White1,26925.36%
Asian2444.88%
Other race160.32%
Native American120.24%
Two or more races40.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

Black or African American

White

Asian

Other race

Native American

Two or more races

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wadesboro Population by Race

Wadesboro Population Pyramid 2024

Wadesboro Median Age

38.3

Total

37.8

Male

38.9

Female

Wadesboro Adults

There are 3,856 adults, (884 of whom are seniors) in Wadesboro.

Wadesboro Age Dependency

68.4

Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Wadesboro Sex Ratio

Female2,55451.04%
Male2,45048.96%

Wadesboro Population by Age

Wadesboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,7862.6458.741.3
Non Family8661.0772.327.7
Married4414.0178.521.5
Female4214.5212.187.9
Male582.1943.156.9

4.12

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

58.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wadesboro Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade41213.39%
Associates Degree31110.11%
Bachelors Degree43514.14%
Graduate Degree371.2%
High School Graduate1,08435.24%
Less Than 9th Grade611.98%
Some College73623.93%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wadesboro Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wadesboro Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black1,9751,628145
White894780296
Asian17517515
Other Race161616
Native American1200
2+ Races440

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

Wadesboro Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$60,982$55,000$71,494
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$22,906$23,718$20,417
Less Than 9th Grade$0$25,844$0
Overall$28,225$28,309$28,162
Some College$37,679$42,813$28,229

$28,225

Average Earnings

$28,309

Average Male

$28,162

Average Female

Wadesboro Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wadesboro Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wadesboro Language

96.17% of Wadesboro residents speak only English, while 3.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 3.1% of the population.

Wadesboro Language

Wadesboro Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black3,3751,10132.62%
White1,129514.52%
Multiple4125%

24.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.74%

Male Poverty Rate

28.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wadesboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wadesboro is Black, with 32.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wadesboro is White, with 4.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.35%.

Wadesboro Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College26.35%
Less Than 9th Grade25.06%
High School16.74%
Bachelors or Greater3.85%

Wadesboro Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed69.7%
Female Employed21.05%
Male Unemployed12.44%
Male Employed4.42%

Wadesboro Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wadesboro Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$62,134$70,528
Households$32,022$50,230
Married Families$77,880$-999,999,999
Non Families$27,196$28,619

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wadesboro Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

24.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

26.2%

Male Marriage Rate

22.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Wadesboro Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wadesboro 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.

Wadesboro Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wadesboro Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

346

Number of Veterans

328

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam145
First Gulf War92
Korea68
Second Gulf War32
World War II4

Wadesboro Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+125
35 to 5496
65 to 7492
55 to 6433
18 to 340

Wadesboro Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White18417.46%
Black1626.24%

Wadesboro Veterans by Race

Wadesboro Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

25.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wadesboro Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.9%

Labor Force Participation

50.4%

Employment Rate

12.9%

Unemployment Rate

Wadesboro Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wadesboro Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wadesboro 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

82.77%

Born in Wadesboro

96.08%

Native Born

3.92%

Foreign Born

1.4%

Non Citizen

2.52%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.08% of Wadesboro residents were born in the United States, with 82.77% having been born in North Carolina. 1.4% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wadesboro Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,777-26-0.54%
20284,803-26-0.54%
20274,829-27-0.56%
20264,856-26-0.53%
20254,882-26-0.53%
20244,908-27-0.55%
20234,935-18-0.36%
20224,953-34-0.68%
20214,987-27-0.54%
20205,014-249-4.73%
20195,263-31-0.59%
20185,29480.15%
20175,286-39-0.73%
20165,325-48-0.89%
20155,373-68-1.25%
20145,441-175-3.12%
20135,616-47-0.83%
20125,663-47-0.82%
20115,710-83-1.43%
20105,79300%
20003,552-93-2.55%
19903,645-561-13.34%
19804,2062295.76%
19703,9772336.22%
19603,7443369.86%
19503,408-179-4.99%
19403,58746314.82%
19303,12447617.98%
19202,648-2,129-44.57%
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Wadesboro Population by Year