Walnut Cove, North Carolina Population 2024

1,602

Walnut Cove is a city located in Stokes County North Carolina. Walnut Cove has a 2024 population of 1,602. Walnut Cove is currently growing at a rate of 0.19% annually and its population has increased by 0.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,591 in 2020.

The average household income in Walnut Cove is $57,361 with a poverty rate of 12.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Walnut Cove is 40.5 years, 26.1 years for males, and 48 years for females.

Walnut Cove Demographics

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

  • White: 59.17%
  • Black or African American: 29.54%
  • Two or more races: 11.05%
  • Native American: 0.25%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
2.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
641.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.69% (11)
The current population of Walnut Cove, North Carolina is 1,602 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,591.

Walnut Cove, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,20059.17%
Black or African American59929.54%
Two or more races22411.05%
Native American50.25%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Walnut Cove Population by Race

Walnut Cove Population Pyramid 2024

Walnut Cove Median Age

40.5

Total

26.1

Male

48

Female

Walnut Cove Adults

There are 1,539 adults, (398 of whom are seniors) in Walnut Cove.

Walnut Cove Age Dependency

77.7

Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Walnut Cove Sex Ratio

Female99949.26%
Male1,02950.74%

Walnut Cove Population by Age

Walnut Cove Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6862.8151.248.8
Married2744.179.220.8
Non Family2341.0334.265.8
Female1503.232674
Male282.8953.646.4
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3.69

Average Family Size

2.81

Average Household Size

51.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Walnut Cove 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

Walnut Cove Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Walnut Cove Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 12.01%.

Walnut Cove Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,291

Average Earnings

$42,917

Average Male

$36,442

Average Female

Walnut Cove Earnings by Educational Attainment

Walnut Cove Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Walnut Cove Language

99.95% of Walnut Cove residents speak only English, while 0.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.05% of the population.

Walnut Cove Language

Walnut Cove Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Multiple22410446.43%
White1,1121008.99%
Black592376.25%
Native5360%
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12.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.96%

Male Poverty Rate

13.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Walnut Cove

The race most likely to be in poverty in Walnut Cove is Native, with 60% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Walnut Cove is Black, with 6.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.3%.

Walnut Cove Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.07%
Bachelors or Greater7.96%
Some College7.71%
High School7.53%
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Walnut Cove Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed44.44%
Male Unemployed38.71%
Female Employed12.32%
Male Employed3.63%
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Walnut Cove Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Walnut Cove Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Walnut Cove Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

38.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.5%

Male Marriage Rate

34.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Walnut Cove Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Walnut Cove Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Walnut Cove Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Walnut Cove Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

90

Number of Veterans

86

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

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Walnut Cove Veterans by War

count

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Walnut Cove Veterans by Age

count

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Walnut Cove Veterans by Race

Walnut Cove Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.98%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Walnut Cove Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.6%

Labor Force Participation

53.9%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Walnut Cove Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Walnut Cove Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Walnut Cove 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

71.55%

Born in Walnut Cove

98.77%

Native Born

1.23%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

1.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.77% of Walnut Cove residents were born in the United States, with 71.55% having been born in North Carolina. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Walnut Cove Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,61730.19%
20281,61430.19%
20271,61130.19%
20261,60830.19%
20251,60530.19%
20241,60230.19%
20231,59930.19%
20221,59630.19%
20211,59320.13%
20201,591543.51%
20191,53710.07%
20181,536-14-0.9%
20171,550-7-0.45%
20161,557-16-1.02%
20151,573-9-0.57%
20141,582-8-0.5%
20131,59090.57%
20121,581-27-1.68%
20111,608-10-0.62%
20101,618
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Walnut Cove Population by Year