Catawba County, North Carolina Population 2022

Catawba County, North Carolina's estimated population is 162,143 with a growth rate of 0.54% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Catawba County, North Carolina is the 19th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 Population was 154,730 and has seen a growth of 4.79% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18508,8620.00%
186010,7291,86721.07%
187010,9842552.38%
188014,9463,96236.07%
189018,6893,74325.04%
190022,1333,44418.43%
191027,9185,78526.14%
192033,8395,92121.21%
193043,99110,15230.00%
194051,6537,66217.42%
195061,79410,14119.63%
196073,19111,39718.44%
197090,87317,68224.16%
1980105,20814,33515.77%
1990118,41213,20412.55%
2010154,73036,31830.67%
2011154,459-271-0.18%
2012154,6932340.15%
2013154,9652720.18%
2014155,0851200.08%
2015155,5274420.29%
2016156,4489210.59%
2017157,8521,4040.90%
2018158,6878350.53%
2019159,5518640.54%
2020160,4158640.54%
2021161,2798640.54%
2022162,1438640.54%
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Catawba County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White124,38578.47%
Black or African American13,1488.29%
American Indian and Alaska Native6320.40%
Asian7,0644.46%
Some Other Race8,4515.33%
Two or More Races4,8273.05%
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Catawba County, North Carolina Population by Race

Catawba County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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Catawba County, North Carolina Median Age

41.6


Total

40.8


Male

42.4


Female

Catawba County, North Carolina Adults

There are 123,393 adults, (28,148 of whom are seniors) in Catawba County, North Carolina.

Catawba County, North Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Catawba County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

80,994

51.10%

Male

77,513

48.90%

Catawba County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

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Catawba County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.7%17.3%
All70.9%29.1%
Non Family62.6%37.4%
Male59.1%40.9%
Female49.8%50.2%

70.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Catawba County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All62,9402.4870.9
Married31,4043.0282.7
Male3,9143.4159.1
Female7,5803.1249.8
Non Family20,0421.262.6

2.98

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

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Catawba County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,0754.61%
9th to 12th Grade9,8448.94%
High School Graduate33,26430.21%
Some College22,95920.85%
Associates Degree13,56312.32%
Bachelors Degree17,84416.21%
Graduate Degree7,5436.85%
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Catawba County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Catawba County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian3,9443,2911,295
White88,16878,78222,298
2+ Races1,8041,646409
Black8,8467,081871
Hispanic7,6004,601617
Other Race4,0602,356265
Native American50532027

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 91.24%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 32.83%.

Catawba County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,293$41,285$31,031
Less Than 9th Grade$25,156$26,796$20,926
High School Graduate$31,856$36,374$25,742
Some College$34,446$42,384$28,209
Bachelors Degree$49,674$60,613$42,276
Graduate Degree$57,109$90,064$51,265

$36,293

Average Earnings

$41,285

Average Male

$31,031

Average Female

Catawba County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Catawba County, North Carolina Language by Age

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Catawba County, North Carolina Language

86.81% of Catawba County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 13.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.69% of the population.

Catawba County, North Carolina Language

Catawba County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native61717728.69%
Hispanic15,5564,09026.29%
Black12,1913,01324.71%
Asian6,98596913.87%
White116,77010,6789.14%
Other2,325NaN%
Multiple4,6944689.97%

12.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.00%

Male Poverty Rate

13.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Catawba County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Catawba County, North Carolina is Native, with 28.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Catawba County, North Carolina is Multiple, with 9.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.66%.

Catawba County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.89%
High School11.38%
Some College6.86%
Bachelors or Greater3.99%

Catawba County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.97%
Male Unemployed24.35%
Female Employed5.86%
Female Unemployed31.27%

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

Catawba County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,690$72,567
Families$66,210$84,974
Married Families$78,214$98,955
Non Families$29,164$42,435
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Income by Household Type

Catawba County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.8%

Male Marriage Rate

48.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Catawba County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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Catawba 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.

Catawba County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Catawba County, North Carolina Marital Status

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9,211

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,752
First Gulf War1,299
Vietnam3,422
Korea775
World War II99

Catawba County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,184
35 to 541,778
55 to 641,509
65 to 742,823
75+1,917

Catawba County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8,2218.19%
Black6826.70%
Native American213.73%
Asian1242.61%
Other Race831.61%
2+ Races803.45%
Hispanic2222.35%

Catawba County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Catawba County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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5.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Catawba County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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62.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.5%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Catawba County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Catawba County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Catawba County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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65.69%

Born in Catawba County, North Carolina

93.40%

Native Born

6.60%

Foreign Born

3.95%

Non Citizen

2.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.40% of Catawba County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 65.69% having been born in North Carolina. 3.95% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Catawba County, North Carolina Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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