Caldwell County, North Carolina Population 2020

Caldwell County, North Carolina's estimated population is 82,247 with a growth rate of 0.13% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Caldwell County, North Carolina is the 34th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202082,2471090.13%
201982,1381090.13%
201882,0291090.13%
201781,9201530.19%
201681,7672550.31%
201581,512-153-0.19%
201481,665-379-0.46%
201382,044-28-0.03%
201282,072-368-0.45%
201182,440-581-0.70%
201083,02112,31217.41%
199070,7092,9634.37%
198067,74611,04719.48%
197056,6997,14714.42%
196049,5526,20014.30%
195043,3527,55721.11%
194035,7957,77927.77%
193028,0168,03240.19%
192019,984-595-2.89%
191020,5794,88531.13%
190015,6943,39627.61%
189012,2982,00719.50%
188010,2911,81521.41%
18708,47697913.06%
18607,4971,18018.68%
18506,3170.00%

Caldwell County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White72,90789.15%
Black or African American3,9904.88%
Some Other Race2,8753.52%
Two or More Races1,1881.45%
Asian4610.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native3170.39%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander410.05%

Caldwell County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Caldwell County, North Carolina Median Age

44.1


Total

43.1


Male

45.2


Female

Caldwell County, North Carolina Adults

There are 64,909 adults, (15,466 of whom are seniors) in Caldwell County, North Carolina.

Caldwell County, North Carolina Age Dependency

65.4

Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Caldwell County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

41,425

50.65%

Male

40,354

49.35%

Caldwell County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

Caldwell County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85%15%
All71.3%28.7%
Male66.3%33.7%
Non Family59%41%
Female48.8%51.2%

71.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All32,5942.4871.3
Married16,7063.0585
Non Family9,9521.1559
Female4,3403.0848.8
Male1,5963.1966.3

2.97

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Caldwell County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,0856.95%
9th to 12th Grade7,82813.32%
High School Graduate19,10332.51%
Some College12,96322.06%
Associates Degree5,8129.89%
Bachelors Degree5,93210.10%
Graduate Degree3,0335.16%

Caldwell County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White52,96442,8798,282
Black2,7012,210284
Hispanic2,17593038
Other Race1,37355342
Asian344344212
Multiple Races28827062
Native American26622458
Islander419

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 asian people with a rate of 61.63%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,461$33,959$26,369
Less Than High School$22,751$29,949$15,090
High School Grad$28,103$31,222$25,519
Some College$30,013$37,208$24,697
Bachelors Degree$42,262$48,713$38,594
Graduate Degree$47,774$61,630$45,662

$30,461

Average Earnings

$33,959

Average Male

$26,369

Average Female

Caldwell County, North Carolina Language

Caldwell County, North Carolina Language by Age

Caldwell County, North Carolina Language

94.35% of Caldwell County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 5.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.27% of the population.

Caldwell County, North Carolina Poverty

Caldwell County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White70,68610,12714.33%
Black3,7721,48539.37%
Hispanic4,2681,31830.88%
Other2,8401,14540.32%
Multiple1,16129925.75%
Native31716853.00%
Islander413278.05%
Asian461132.82%

16.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.07%

Male Poverty Rate

18.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Caldwell County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Caldwell County, North Carolina is Islander, with 78.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Caldwell County, North Carolina is Asian, with 2.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.33%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.04%
High School16.44%
Some College12.54%
Bachelors or Greater4.43%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed47.26%
Male Unemployed27.48%
Female Employed9.79%
Male Employed8.35%

Caldwell County, North Carolina Income

Caldwell County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,072$55,920
Families$52,676$65,700
Married Families$62,353$75,405
Non Families$21,572$31,005

Caldwell County, North Carolina Marital Status

Caldwell County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.0%

Male Marriage Rate

51.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Caldwell County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Caldwell 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 45-54.

Caldwell County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Caldwell County, North Carolina Veterans

5,031

Number of Veterans

4,835

Male Veterans

196

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,029
First Gulf War767
Second Gulf War625
Korea494
World War II153
Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,544
75+1,195
55 to 64983
35 to 54872
18 to 34437
Name Veterans % of Total
White4,6647.90%
Black2889.80%
Indian4716.43%
Hawaiian2356.10%
Hispanic200.76%
2 or More91.90%

$Caldwell County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

10.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Caldwell County, North Carolina Employment Status

58%

Labor Force Participation

54.2%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Caldwell 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

75.79%

Born in North Carolina

96.54%

Native Born

3.46%

Foreign Born

2.34%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.54% of Caldwell County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 75.79% having been born in North Carolina. 2.34% 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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