Caldwell County, North Carolina Population 2024

80,354

Caldwell County, North Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 80,354 with a growth rate of -0.09% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Caldwell County, North Carolina is the 35th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 population was 83,025 and has seen a growth of -3.22% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202980,009-69-0.09%
202880,078-69-0.09%
202780,147-69-0.09%
202680,216-69-0.09%
202580,285-69-0.09%
202480,354-69-0.09%
202380,423-69-0.09%
202280,492-69-0.09%
202180,561-71-0.09%
202080,632-1,643-2%
201982,2751590.19%
201882,1161550.19%
201781,9611320.16%
201681,8292750.34%
201581,554-144-0.18%
201481,698-369-0.45%
201382,067-27-0.03%
201282,094-366-0.44%
201182,460-565-0.68%
201083,025
199070,7092,9634.37%
198067,74611,04719.48%
197056,6997,14714.42%
196049,5526,20014.3%
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%
189012,2982,00719.5%
188010,2911,81521.41%
18708,47697913.06%
18607,4971,18018.68%
18506,317-73,692-92.1%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.09% (-69)
County Website
Caldwell County
2010 Population
83,025
Area
472 mi²
Density
170 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-3.22% (-2,671)
Founded
1841

Caldwell County, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White70,42887.25%
Black or African American3,4964.33%
Two or more races3,2744.06%
Other race2,9373.64%
Asian4400.55%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander780.1%
Native American630.08%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Caldwell County, North Carolina Population by Race

Caldwell County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Caldwell County, North Carolina Median Age

45.1

Total

43.4

Male

46.3

Female

Caldwell County, North Carolina Adults

There are 64,692 adults, (16,699 of whom are seniors) in Caldwell County, North Carolina.

Caldwell County, North Carolina Age Dependency

68.2

Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Caldwell County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female40,62550.33%
Male40,09149.67%

Caldwell County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All32,1202.4874.625.4
Married15,3043.185.814.2
Non Family10,6531.1967.332.7
Female4,4463.1757.842.2
Male1,7173.1862.437.6
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3.05

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

74.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Caldwell County, North Carolina 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

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

Caldwell County, North Carolina 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 asian people with a rate of 67.06%.

Caldwell County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,463

Average Earnings

$45,170

Average Male

$32,937

Average Female

Caldwell County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Caldwell County, North Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Caldwell County, North Carolina Language

94.31% of Caldwell County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 5.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.52% of the population.

Caldwell County, North Carolina Language

Caldwell County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White68,7948,06211.72%
Hispanic4,9171,13723.12%
Other2,92080927.71%
Black3,14379425.26%
Multiple3,22264820.11%
Asian4404911.14%
Native631422.22%
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13.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.82%

Male Poverty Rate

14.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Caldwell County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Caldwell County, North Carolina is Other, with 27.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Caldwell County, North Carolina is Asian, with 11.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.19%.

Caldwell County, North Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.17%
High School11.85%
Some College10.32%
Bachelors or Greater3.22%
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Caldwell County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed43.32%
Male Unemployed27.77%
Female Employed7.65%
Male Employed4.13%
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Caldwell County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Caldwell County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Caldwell County, North Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

46.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Caldwell County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Caldwell County, North Carolina 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 55-64.

Caldwell County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Caldwell County, North Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

4,481

Number of Veterans

4,157

Male Veterans

324

Female Veterans

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Caldwell County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Caldwell County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Caldwell County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Caldwell County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Caldwell County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.1%

Labor Force Participation

54.7%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Caldwell County, North Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Caldwell County, North Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Caldwell 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

75.78%

Born in Caldwell County, North Carolina

97.02%

Native Born

2.98%

Foreign Born

1.95%

Non Citizen

1.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.02% of Caldwell County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 75.78% having been born in North Carolina. 1.95% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Caldwell County, North Carolina Place of Birth

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