Watha, North Carolina Population 2024

231

Watha is a city located in Pender County North Carolina. Watha has a 2024 population of 231. Watha is currently growing at a rate of 5.96% annually and its population has increased by 26.92% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 182 in 2020.

The average household income in Watha is $66,912 with a poverty rate of 20.87%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Watha is 33.3 years, 34.4 years for males, and 32.3 years for females.

Watha Demographics

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

  • White: 94.78%
  • Two or more races: 4.35%
  • Other race: 0.87%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
1.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
168.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
26.92% (49)
The current population of Watha, North Carolina is 231 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 182.

Watha, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White21894.78%
Two or more races104.35%
Other race20.87%
Black or African American
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Watha Population by Race

Watha Population Pyramid 2024

Watha Median Age

33.3

Total

34.4

Male

32.3

Female

Watha Adults

There are 186 adults, (38 of whom are seniors) in Watha.

Watha Age Dependency

55.4

Age Dependency Ratio

25.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Watha Sex Ratio

Female13357.83%
Male9742.17%

Watha Population by Age

Watha Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All842.7482.117.9
Married472.8389.410.6
Female233.3956.543.5
Non Family131.231000
Male131000
showing: 5 rows

2.89

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

82.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Watha 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

Watha Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Watha Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 11.33%.

Watha Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$32,857

Average Earnings

$38,333

Average Male

$23,000

Average Female

Watha Earnings by Educational Attainment

Watha Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Watha Language

90.37% of Watha residents speak only English, while 9.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.63% of the population.

Watha Language

Watha Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1944322.16%
Multiple10330%
Other22100%
Hispanic2627.69%
showing: 4 rows

20.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.65%

Male Poverty Rate

20.3%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Watha

The race most likely to be in poverty in Watha is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Watha is Hispanic, with 7.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.47%.

Watha Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.62%
Some College22.64%
Bachelors or Greater17.65%
High School4.05%
showing: 4 rows

Watha Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Employed2.63%
Male Employed2.38%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Watha Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Watha Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Watha Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.0%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Watha Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Watha 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.

Watha Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Watha Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

17

Number of Veterans

15

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

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Watha Veterans by War

count

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Watha Veterans by Age

count

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Watha Veterans by Race

Watha Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

17.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

76.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Watha Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.6%

Labor Force Participation

41.7%

Employment Rate

22.3%

Unemployment Rate

Watha Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Watha Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Watha 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

83.48%

Born in Watha

97.83%

Native Born

2.17%

Foreign Born

2.17%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.83% of Watha residents were born in the United States, with 83.48% having been born in North Carolina. 2.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Watha Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029296134.59%
2028283134.81%
2027270135.06%
2026257135.33%
2025244135.63%
2024231135.96%
2023218136.34%
2022205136.77%
2021192105.49%
2020182-57-23.85%
201923920.84%
201823741.72%
201723341.75%
201622952.23%
201522431.36%
201422162.79%
201321531.42%
201221262.91%
2011206157.85%
2010191
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Watha Population by Year