Wendell, North Carolina Population 2020

8,855

Wendell is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 8,855, it is the 95th largest city in North Carolina and the 3338th largest city in the United States. Wendell is currently growing at a rate of 6.28% annually and its population has increased by 51.50% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,845 in 2010. Spanning over 6 miles, Wendell has a population density of 1,607 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wendell is $66,986 with a poverty rate of 17.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $925 per month, and the median house value is $165,000. The median age in Wendell is 38.6 years, 31 years for males, and 40.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 83.7 males.

Wendell Demographics

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

  • White: 64.70%
  • Black or African American: 22.96%
  • Other race: 9.40%
  • Two or more races: 2.31%
  • Asian: 0.62%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Wendell, North Carolina is 8,855, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,809.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,845.

Wendell, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,41864.70%
Black or African American1,56822.96%
Some Other Race6429.40%
Two or More Races1582.31%
Asian420.62%

Wendell Population Pyramid 2020

Wendell Median Age

38.6


Total

31


Male

40.9


Female

Wendell Adults

There are 4,790 adults, (812 of whom are seniors) in Wendell.

Wendell Age Dependency

71.6

Age Dependency Ratio

20.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Wendell Sex Ratio

Female

3,716

54.42%

Male

3,112

45.58%

Wendell Households and Families

Wendell Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wendell Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.2%17.8%
Non Family70.7%29.3%
All69.2%30.8%
Female56.5%43.5%
Male11.2%88.8%

69.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,5022.7369.2
Married1,0613.3582.2
Non Family7531.2170.7
Female5543.3956.5
Male1343.6111.2

3.2

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

9.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wendell Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2676.08%
9th to 12th Grade2856.49%
High School Graduate1,13425.83%
Some College1,03523.58%
Associates Degree3878.82%
Bachelors Degree65814.99%
Graduate Degree62414.21%

Wendell Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,8592,636915
Black1,121954297
Hispanic33720639
Other Race21685
Multiple Races686831
Asian4211

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 45.59%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,125$48,847$32,401
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$40,063$54,437$
Some College$31,643$48,726$29,630
Bachelors Degree$44,939$42,805$51,122
Graduate Degree$42,963$$42,546

$38,125

Average Earnings

$48,847

Average Male

$32,401

Average Female

Wendell Language

Wendell Language by Age

Wendell Language

90.76% of Wendell residents speak only English, while 9.24% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.84% of the population.

Wendell Poverty

Wendell Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,16976018.23%
Black1,56826516.90%
Hispanic86412013.89%
Other64212018.69%
Multiple1583119.62%
Asian421945.24%

17.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.94%

Male Poverty Rate

19.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wendell

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wendell is Asian, with 45.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wendell is Hispanic, with 13.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.42%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.84%
High School13.05%
Some College13.01%
Bachelors or Greater9.98%
Name Poverty
Female Employed3.12%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed4.04%

Wendell Income

Wendell Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$56,011$66,986
Families$60,897$72,352
Married Families$75,445-
Non Families$40,061$47,482

Wendell Marital Status

Wendell Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.2%

Male Marriage Rate

40.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Wendell Married by Age and Sex

Wendell 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.

Wendell Marital Status by Race

Wendell Veterans

545

Number of Veterans

464

Male Veterans

81

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam206
First Gulf War193
Second Gulf War162
World War II50
Korea
Age Group Veterans
55 to 64166
35 to 54145
75+93
65 to 7474
18 to 3467
Name Veterans % of Total
Black28824.28%
White2467.64%
Asian1126.19%

$Wendell Veterans by Education

14.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wendell Employment Status

62.4%

Labor Force Participation

60.9%

Employment Rate

2.4%

Unemployment Rate

Wendell 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

63.33%

Born in North Carolina

93.10%

Native Born

6.90%

Foreign Born

4.79%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.10% of Wendell residents were born in the United States, with 63.33% having been born in North Carolina. 4.79% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20208,8555236.28%
20198,3325236.70%
20187,8095747.93%
20177,2355237.79%
20166,7124717.55%
20156,241941.53%
20146,147370.61%
20136,110-30-0.49%
20126,140701.15%
20116,0701933.28%
20105,8771,6303.30%
20004,2471,4254.17%
19902,8220.00%