Brunswick County, North Carolina Population 2024

167,020

Brunswick County, North Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 167,020 with a growth rate of 4.41% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Brunswick County, North Carolina is the 18th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 population was 108,070 and has seen a growth of 54.55% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029202,3007,0563.61%
2028195,2447,0563.75%
2027188,1887,0563.9%
2026181,1327,0564.05%
2025174,0767,0564.22%
2024167,0207,0564.41%
2023159,9647,0564.61%
2022152,9088,0655.57%
2021144,8436,6754.83%
2020138,168-4,819-3.37%
2019142,9875,9164.32%
2018137,0716,0754.64%
2017130,9964,5743.62%
2016126,4224,1003.35%
2015122,3223,9403.33%
2014118,3823,4052.96%
2013114,9772,9382.62%
2012112,0391,8431.67%
2011110,1962,1261.97%
2010108,07000%
199050,98515,20842.51%
198035,77711,55447.7%
197024,2233,94519.45%
196020,2781,0405.41%
195019,2382,11312.34%
194017,1251,3078.26%
193015,8189426.33%
192014,8764443.08%
191014,4321,77514.02%
190012,6571,75716.12%
189010,9001,51116.09%
18809,3891,63521.09%
18707,754-652-7.76%
18608,4061,13415.59%
18507,2722,00738.12%
18405,265-1,251-19.2%
18306,5161,03618.91%
18205,48070214.69%
18104,77866816.25%
18004,1101,03933.83%
17903,071-199,229-98.48%
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2024 Growth Rate
4.41% (7,056)
County Website
Brunswick County
2020 Population
138,168
Area
850 mi²
Density
196 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
20.88% (28,852)
Founded
1764

Brunswick County, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White116,03183.04%
Black or African American12,0488.62%
Two or more races7,5785.42%
Other race2,5671.84%
Asian8330.6%
Native American6200.44%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander440.03%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Brunswick County, North Carolina Population by Race

Brunswick County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Brunswick County, North Carolina Median Age

55.7

Total

54.2

Male

56.6

Female

Brunswick County, North Carolina Adults

There are 119,498 adults, (45,749 of whom are seniors) in Brunswick County, North Carolina.

Brunswick County, North Carolina Age Dependency

89.5

Age Dependency Ratio

62

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Brunswick County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female72,31751.76%
Male67,40448.24%

Brunswick County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All60,9152.2883.716.3
Married35,4692.6290.59.5
Non Family18,3271.217723
Female4,9323.296535
Male2,1873.3672.227.8

2.68

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

83.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Brunswick County, North Carolina Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,0181.8%
9th to 12th Grade5,2094.66%
High School Graduate29,96926.8%
Some College25,09522.44%
Associates Degree13,30811.9%
Bachelors Degree22,77620.37%
Graduate Degree13,45312.03%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Brunswick County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Brunswick County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White94,74789,83432,478
Black9,1138,1301,927
2+ Races4,0883,4141,046
Hispanic3,9773,209722
Other Race1,6581,358195
Asian679633311
Native American44040978
Islander550

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 45.8%.

Brunswick County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$40,688$44,993$36,755
Less Than 9th Grade$21,278$28,996$15,190
High School Graduate$32,575$36,280$28,259
Some College$38,932$43,314$34,858
Bachelors Degree$52,740$64,045$46,545
Graduate Degree$64,447$62,398$65,188

$40,688

Average Earnings

$44,993

Average Male

$36,755

Average Female

Brunswick County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Brunswick County, North Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Brunswick County, North Carolina Language

95.7% of Brunswick County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 4.3% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.99% of the population.

Brunswick County, North Carolina Language

Brunswick County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White112,9958,0987.17%
Hispanic7,0331,75124.9%
Multiple7,5381,65721.98%
Black11,7941,57113.32%
Other2,51247418.87%
Asian833546.48%
Native606213.47%

9.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.06%

Male Poverty Rate

10.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brunswick County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brunswick County, North Carolina is Hispanic, with 24.9% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brunswick County, North Carolina is Native, with 3.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.5%.

Brunswick County, North Carolina Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.24%
High School10.74%
Some College6.53%
Bachelors or Greater3.24%

Brunswick County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed17.04%
Female Unemployed13.99%
Male Employed5.13%
Female Employed4.78%

Brunswick County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Brunswick County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$71,193$93,733
Families$85,162$105,196
Married Families$92,600$113,872
Non Families$41,538$64,168

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Brunswick County, North Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

60.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.9%

Male Marriage Rate

57.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Brunswick County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Brunswick 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 55-64.

Brunswick County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Brunswick County, North Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

13,845

Number of Veterans

12,797

Male Veterans

1,048

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam6,611
First Gulf War2,461
Second Gulf War2,292
Korea556
World War II40

Brunswick County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 744,909
75+3,544
55 to 642,532
35 to 541,973
18 to 34887

Brunswick County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White12,12411.99%
Black1,08710.74%
2+ Races4168.37%
Hispanic2886.23%
Other Race864.59%
Asian678.7%
Native American6012.71%
Islander5100%

Brunswick County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Brunswick County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brunswick County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48.9%

Labor Force Participation

46.3%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Brunswick County, North Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Brunswick County, North Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Brunswick County, North Carolina 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

41.47%

Born in Brunswick County, North Carolina

96.81%

Native Born

3.19%

Foreign Born

1.21%

Non Citizen

1.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.81% of Brunswick County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 41.47% having been born in North Carolina. 1.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Brunswick County, North Carolina Place of Birth

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