Alexander County, North Carolina Population 2020

Alexander County, North Carolina's estimated population is 37,767 with a growth rate of 0.55% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Alexander County, North Carolina is the 64th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202037,7672070.55%
201937,5602070.55%
201837,3532070.56%
201737,14640.01%
201637,1421820.49%
201536,960-32-0.09%
201436,992-24-0.06%
201337,016910.25%
201236,925-103-0.28%
201137,028-207-0.56%
201037,2359,69135.18%
199027,5442,54510.18%
198024,9995,53328.42%
197019,4663,84124.58%
196015,6251,0717.36%
195014,5541,1008.18%
194013,4545324.12%
193012,9227105.81%
192012,2126205.35%
191011,5926325.77%
190010,9601,53016.22%
18909,4301,07512.87%
18808,3551,48721.65%
18706,86884614.05%
18606,02280215.36%
18505,2200.00%

Alexander County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White32,64087.93%
Black or African American2,1055.67%
Some Other Race1,2853.46%
Two or More Races5061.36%
Asian4021.08%
American Indian and Alaska Native1500.40%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander310.08%

Alexander County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Alexander County, North Carolina Median Age

43.4


Total

42.4


Male

44.5


Female

Alexander County, North Carolina Adults

There are 29,501 adults, (7,089 of whom are seniors) in Alexander County, North Carolina.

Alexander County, North Carolina Age Dependency

65.6

Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34

Child Dependency Ratio

Alexander County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

18,177

48.97%

Male

18,942

51.03%

Alexander County, North Carolina Households and Families

Alexander County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Alexander County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.8%15.2%
All75.3%24.7%
Non Family67.7%32.3%
Female61.6%38.4%
Male55.1%44.9%

75.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,7222.6175.3
Married7,3293.1384.8
Non Family3,9761.1567.7
Female1,5403.6761.6
Male8773.0255.1

3.14

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

2.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Alexander County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4835.55%
9th to 12th Grade3,44112.88%
High School Graduate10,32138.62%
Some College4,58717.16%
Associates Degree2,96411.09%
Bachelors Degree2,69510.08%
Graduate Degree1,2354.62%

Alexander County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White23,75119,5543,791
Black1,4751,10845
Hispanic90560147
Other Race5764379
Multiple Races26524535
Asian18315812
Native American133122
Islander3131

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 15.96%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,052$37,370$25,163
Less Than High School$25,778$30,647$17,990
High School Grad$28,514$36,244$21,168
Some College$30,776$40,806$25,072
Bachelors Degree$42,313$51,021$40,498
Graduate Degree$54,054$54,550$53,801

$31,052

Average Earnings

$37,370

Average Male

$25,163

Average Female

Alexander County, North Carolina Language

Alexander County, North Carolina Language by Age

Alexander County, North Carolina Language

94.59% of Alexander County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 5.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.67% of the population.

Alexander County, North Carolina Poverty

Alexander County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White31,5973,79612.01%
Hispanic1,69179547.01%
Other1,27570655.37%
Black1,47443229.31%
Asian40220250.25%
Multiple49115130.75%

14.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.94%

Male Poverty Rate

16.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alexander County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alexander County, North Carolina is Other, with 55.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alexander County, North Carolina is White, with 12.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.45%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.98%
High School11.48%
Some College9.28%
Bachelors or Greater5.04%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed41.25%
Male Unemployed32.47%
Female Employed6.15%
Male Employed4.44%

Alexander County, North Carolina Income

Alexander County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$44,961$63,086
Families$54,984$73,856
Married Families$68,717-
Non Families$22,543$33,877

Alexander County, North Carolina Marital Status

Alexander County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.5%

Male Marriage Rate

50.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Alexander County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Alexander County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Alexander County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Alexander County, North Carolina Veterans

2,125

Number of Veterans

2,076

Male Veterans

49

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam872
First Gulf War307
Korea265
Second Gulf War156
World War II62
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74678
75+544
55 to 64496
35 to 54334
18 to 3473
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0147.63%
Black1076.08%
Asian41.52%

$Alexander County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

6.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alexander County, North Carolina Employment Status

57.2%

Labor Force Participation

53.4%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Alexander County, North Carolina 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

76.20%

Born in North Carolina

96.47%

Native Born

3.53%

Foreign Born

2.70%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.47% of Alexander County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 76.20% having been born in North Carolina. 2.70% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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