Whiteville, North Carolina Population 2024

4,627

Whiteville is a city located in Columbus County North Carolina. Whiteville has a 2024 population of 4,627. It is also the county seat of Columbus County.Whiteville is currently declining at a rate of -0.32% annually and its population has decreased by -2.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,746 in 2020.

The average household income in Whiteville is $57,049 with a poverty rate of 20.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Whiteville is 38 years, 36.5 years for males, and 42.2 years for females.

Whiteville Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 44.8%
  • White: 41.99%
  • Two or more races: 11.07%
  • Other race: 1.49%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.34%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Asian:
Land Area (mi²)
5.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
836.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.51% (-119)
The current population of Whiteville, North Carolina is 4,627 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,746.

Whiteville, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American2,13344.8%
White1,99941.99%
Two or more races52711.07%
Other race711.49%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander160.34%
Native American150.32%
Asian
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Asian

Whiteville Population by Race

Whiteville Population Pyramid 2024

Whiteville Median Age

38

Total

36.5

Male

42.2

Female

Whiteville Adults

There are 3,687 adults, (963 of whom are seniors) in Whiteville.

Whiteville Age Dependency

74.8

Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Whiteville Sex Ratio

Female2,54553.46%
Male2,21646.54%

Whiteville Population by Age

Whiteville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,8652.4247.352.7
Non Family8121.1445.454.6
Married5793.2472.927.1
Female3933.8116.583.5
Male812.6832.167.9
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3.34

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

47.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Whiteville 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

Whiteville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Whiteville Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 46.69%.

Whiteville Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$28,827

Average Earnings

$36,719

Average Male

$28,688

Average Female

Whiteville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Whiteville Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Whiteville Language

98.79% of Whiteville residents speak only English, while 1.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.43% of the population.

Whiteville Language

Whiteville Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black2,04046622.84%
White1,91023512.3%
Multiple50821341.93%
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20.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.76%

Male Poverty Rate

18.8%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Whiteville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Whiteville is Multiple, with 41.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Whiteville is White, with 12.3% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.69%.

Whiteville Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade61.98%
High School37.37%
Bachelors or Greater13.83%
Some College3.69%
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Whiteville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed72.97%
Male Employed6.84%
Female Employed1.95%
Male Unemployed
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Whiteville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Whiteville Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Whiteville Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.5%

Male Marriage Rate

30.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Whiteville Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Whiteville 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.

Whiteville Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Whiteville Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

356

Number of Veterans

314

Male Veterans

42

Female Veterans

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Whiteville Veterans by War

count

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Whiteville Veterans by Age

count

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Whiteville Veterans by Race

Whiteville Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

30.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Whiteville Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.9%

Labor Force Participation

52.3%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Whiteville Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Whiteville Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Whiteville 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

81.71%

Born in Whiteville

99.45%

Native Born

0.55%

Foreign Born

0.17%

Non Citizen

0.38%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.45% of Whiteville residents were born in the United States, with 81.71% having been born in North Carolina. 0.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Whiteville Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,552-15-0.33%
20284,567-15-0.33%
20274,582-15-0.33%
20264,597-15-0.33%
20254,612-15-0.32%
20244,627-15-0.32%
20234,642-15-0.32%
20224,657-15-0.32%
20214,672-74-1.56%
20204,746-553-10.44%
20195,299-35-0.66%
20185,334-53-0.98%
20175,387-51-0.94%
20165,438-67-1.22%
20155,505-29-0.52%
20145,534400.73%
20135,494971.8%
20125,397661.24%
20115,331-28-0.52%
20105,3592114.1%
20005,148701.38%
19905,078-487-8.75%
19805,5651,37032.66%
19704,195-488-10.42%
19604,68344510.5%
19504,2381,22740.75%
19403,011
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Whiteville Population by Year