Catawba County, North Carolina Population 2020

Catawba County, North Carolina's estimated population is 160,334 with a growth rate of 0.53% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Catawba County, North Carolina is the 18th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020160,3348410.53%
2019159,4938410.53%
2018158,6528410.53%
2017157,8111,3400.86%
2016156,4719000.58%
2015155,5714320.28%
2014155,1391270.08%
2013155,0122830.18%
2012154,7292450.16%
2011154,484-282-0.18%
2010154,76636,35430.70%
1990118,41213,20412.55%
1980105,20814,33515.77%
197090,87317,68224.16%
196073,19111,39718.44%
195061,79410,14119.63%
194051,6537,66217.42%
193043,99110,15230.00%
192033,8395,92121.21%
191027,9185,78526.14%
190022,1333,44418.43%
189018,6893,74325.04%
188014,9463,96236.07%
187010,9842552.38%
186010,7291,86721.07%
18508,8620.00%

Catawba County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White123,87679.04%
Black or African American12,7728.15%
Some Other Race9,6076.13%
Asian6,6114.22%
Two or More Races3,4332.19%
American Indian and Alaska Native4300.27%

Catawba County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Catawba County, North Carolina Median Age

41.4


Total

40.4


Male

42.2


Female

Catawba County, North Carolina Adults

There are 121,372 adults, (26,739 of whom are seniors) in Catawba County, North Carolina.

Catawba County, North Carolina Age Dependency

65.6

Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Catawba County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

80,026

51.06%

Male

76,703

48.94%

Catawba County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

Catawba County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.2%18.8%
All69.4%30.6%
Non Family59.5%40.5%
Male57.8%42.2%
Female49.6%50.4%

69.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All61,0992.5269.4
Married31,3703.0981.2
Non Family19,1131.2259.5
Female7,0393.1249.6
Male3,5773.3957.8

3.04

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Catawba County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,4035.00%
9th to 12th Grade10,6219.82%
High School Graduate33,06930.57%
Some College23,47521.70%
Associates Degree11,85810.96%
Bachelors Degree16,28115.05%
Graduate Degree7,4616.90%

Catawba County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White87,70877,46321,508
Black8,6336,736746
Hispanic7,1094,103476
Other Race4,6572,679184
Asian3,6332,927835
Multiple Races933862161
Native American29216411

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 92.39%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 24.52%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,224$38,682$28,613
Less Than High School$21,701$26,474$17,340
High School Grad$29,140$32,946$23,196
Some College$32,702$40,382$27,302
Bachelors Degree$47,615$59,840$39,366
Graduate Degree$53,963$74,852$47,982

$33,224

Average Earnings

$38,682

Average Male

$28,613

Average Female

Catawba County, North Carolina Language

Catawba County, North Carolina Language by Age

Catawba County, North Carolina Language

87.05% of Catawba County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 12.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.73% of the population.

Catawba County, North Carolina Poverty

Catawba County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White117,06911,6379.94%
Hispanic14,7354,36529.62%
Other9,5883,08732.20%
Black12,0202,65922.12%
Asian6,6051,12617.05%
Multiple3,30661018.45%
Native40114435.91%

13.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.45%

Male Poverty Rate

13.99%

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 35.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Catawba County, North Carolina is White, with 9.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.33%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.10%
High School13.30%
Some College7.11%
Bachelors or Greater3.38%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed33.28%
Male Unemployed30.50%
Female Employed6.53%
Male Employed5.44%

Catawba County, North Carolina Income

Catawba County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,157$67,972
Families$62,562$79,734
Married Families$72,858$91,596
Non Families$27,838$39,715

Catawba County, North Carolina Marital Status

Catawba County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.3%

Male Marriage Rate

50.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Catawba County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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 35-44.

Catawba County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Catawba County, North Carolina Veterans

10,084

Number of Veterans

9,523

Male Veterans

561

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,931
Second Gulf War1,646
First Gulf War1,405
Korea982
World War II308
Age Group Veterans
65 to 743,066
75+2,131
35 to 542,025
55 to 641,737
18 to 341,125
Name Veterans % of Total
White9,0759.12%
Black7497.55%
Hispanic1872.14%
2 or More866.23%
Other731.27%
Asian651.47%
Indian3610.37%

$Catawba County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

5.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Catawba County, North Carolina Employment Status

62.4%

Labor Force Participation

58%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Catawba 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

65.42%

Born in North Carolina

93.01%

Native Born

6.99%

Foreign Born

4.06%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.01% of Catawba County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 65.42% having been born in North Carolina. 4.06% 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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