Whiteville, North Carolina Population 2020

5,242

Whiteville is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 5,242, it is the 134th largest city in North Carolina and the 4617th largest city in the United States. Whiteville is currently declining at a rate of -0.93% annually and its population has decreased by -2.82% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,394 in 2010. Whiteville reached it's highest population of 5,565 in 1980. Spanning over 6 miles, Whiteville has a population density of 947 people per square mile.

The average household income in Whiteville is $47,485 with a poverty rate of 33.10%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $632 per month, and the median house value is $103,900. The median age in Whiteville is 43 years, 40 years for males, and 43.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 68.9 males.

Whiteville Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 49.87%
  • White: 44.64%
  • Asian: 2.88%
  • Native American: 0.95%
  • Other race: 0.90%
  • Two or more races: 0.75%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Whiteville, North Carolina is 5,242, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,340.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,394.

Whiteville, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American2,71849.87%
White2,43344.64%
Asian1572.88%
American Indian and Alaska Native520.95%
Some Other Race490.90%
Two or More Races410.75%

Whiteville Population Pyramid 2020

Whiteville Median Age

43


Total

40


Male

43.5


Female

Whiteville Adults

There are 3,996 adults, (1,272 of whom are seniors) in Whiteville.

Whiteville Age Dependency

100.1

Age Dependency Ratio

46.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Whiteville Sex Ratio

Female

3,227

59.21%

Male

2,223

40.79%

Whiteville Households and Families

Whiteville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Whiteville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.4%20.6%
Male69%31%
All50.6%49.4%
Non Family42%58%
Female16.3%83.7%

50.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,2272.3250.6
Non Family8191.0242
Married7343.3279.4
Female5033.1316.3
Male1711.8469

3.05

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

0.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Whiteville Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1453.95%
9th to 12th Grade2817.65%
High School Graduate1,11030.23%
Some College98026.69%
Associates Degree2978.09%
Bachelors Degree55915.22%
Graduate Degree3008.17%

Whiteville Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,9051,719583
Black1,5481,329205
Asian15715750
Native American372121
Other Race2520
Hispanic105

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 56.76%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,652$43,896$30,703
Less Than High School$18,219$$18,281
High School Grad$34,815$39,659$28,542
Some College$25,326$34,643$21,171
Bachelors Degree$41,793$98,333$40,516
Graduate Degree$51,757$$51,030

$37,652

Average Earnings

$43,896

Average Male

$30,703

Average Female

Whiteville Language

Whiteville Language by Age

Whiteville Language

94.88% of Whiteville residents speak only English, while 5.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 3.60% of the population.

Whiteville Poverty

Whiteville Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,5891,37252.99%
White2,2891858.08%
Hispanic18114781.22%
Asian15710768.15%
Multiple4141100.00%

33.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

33.59%

Male Poverty Rate

32.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Whiteville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Whiteville is Multiple, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Whiteville is White, with 8.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.06%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School63.44%
High School37.59%
Some College14.22%
Bachelors or Greater4.61%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed42.11%
Female Employed16.50%
Male Employed2.74%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Whiteville Income

Whiteville Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$30,634$47,485
Families$38,750$57,877
Married Families$82,955-
Non Families$18,708$29,621

Whiteville Marital Status

Whiteville Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.3%

Male Marriage Rate

32.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Whiteville Married by Age and Sex

Whiteville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Whiteville Marital Status by Race

Whiteville Veterans

536

Number of Veterans

446

Male Veterans

90

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam199
First Gulf War61
Korea53
World War II51
Second Gulf War27
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74181
55 to 64181
75+128
35 to 5435
18 to 3411
Name Veterans % of Total
White28814.01%
Black24814.41%

$Whiteville Veterans by Education

20.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Whiteville Employment Status

39.4%

Labor Force Participation

36.2%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Whiteville 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

68.33%

Born in North Carolina

96.64%

Native Born

3.36%

Foreign Born

0.39%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.64% of Whiteville residents were born in the United States, with 68.33% having been born in North Carolina. 0.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20205,242-49-0.93%
20195,291-49-0.92%
20185,340-54-1.00%
20175,394-49-0.90%
20165,443-66-1.20%
20155,509-27-0.49%
20145,536380.69%
20135,498981.81%
20125,400691.29%
20115,331-28-0.52%
20105,3592110.40%
20005,148700.14%
19905,078-487-0.91%
19805,5651,3702.87%
19704,195-488-1.09%
19604,6834451.00%
19504,2381,2273.48%
19403,0110.00%