Catawba County, North Carolina Population 2021

Catawba County, North Carolina's estimated population is 161,279 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 inNorth Carolina. The 2010 Population was 154,730 and has seen a growth of 4.23% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021161,2798640.54%
2020160,4158640.54%
2019159,5518640.54%
2018158,6878350.53%
2017157,8521,4040.90%
2016156,4489210.59%
2015155,5274420.29%
2014155,0851200.08%
2013154,9652720.18%
2012154,6932340.15%
2011154,459-271-0.18%
2010154,73036,31830.67%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.54% (864)
County Website
Founded
1842
County Seat
2010 Population
154,730
Growth Since 2010
4.23% (6,549)
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Catawba County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White124,64179.08%
Black or African American12,8968.18%
Some Other Race9,2065.84%
Asian6,8554.35%
Two or More Races3,5452.25%
American Indian and Alaska Native4700.30%
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Catawba County, North Carolina Population by Race

Catawba County, North Carolina Population Pyramid $2021

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Catawba County, North Carolina Median Age

41.4


Total

40.4


Male

42.3


Female

Catawba County, North Carolina Adults

There are 122,363 adults, (27,535 of whom are seniors) in Catawba County, North Carolina.

Catawba County, North Carolina Age Dependency

66.2

Age Dependency Ratio

29

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Catawba County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

80,514

51.08%

Male

77,099

48.92%

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
Female49%51%
Male57.1%42.9%
Non Family61.1%38.9%
All69.4%30.6%
Married81%19%

69.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Catawba County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All62,3192.4969.4
Married31,1093.0681
Non Family20,2311.2161.1
Female7,0963.1449
Male3,8833.3657.1

3.03

Average Family Size

2.49

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 Grade5,2354.80%
9th to 12th Grade10,1569.31%
High School Graduate32,70829.99%
Some College23,77321.80%
Associates Degree12,52011.48%
Bachelors Degree16,82415.43%
Graduate Degree7,8397.19%
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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
White88,06878,15321,931
Black8,6826,826959
Hispanic7,3674,405592
Other Race4,3372,566274
Asian3,7853,273985
2+ Races1,059988193
Native American34720520

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 93.30%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 26.02%.

Catawba County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,922$40,252$30,312
Less Than 9th Grade$24,097$27,239$18,721
High School Graduate$30,862$35,541$23,986
Some College$33,644$41,401$28,065
Bachelors Degree$47,753$57,466$40,091
Graduate Degree$54,812$78,224$49,923

$34,922

Average Earnings

$40,252

Average Male

$30,312

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

86.70% of Catawba County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 13.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.98% 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
White117,19011,5249.83%
Hispanic15,1814,49029.58%
Other9,1862,86731.21%
Black12,1772,79822.98%
Asian6,85599514.51%
Multiple3,40462518.36%
Native44114833.56%

13.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.54%

Male Poverty Rate

14.81%

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 33.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Catawba County, North Carolina is White, with 9.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.65%.

Catawba County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.48%
High School13.39%
Some College7.06%
Bachelors or Greater4.17%

Catawba County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed39.44%
Male Unemployed29.01%
Female Employed6.42%
Male Employed5.26%

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$52,056$70,173
Families$64,038$83,552
Married Families$75,834$97,033
Non Families$28,564$39,616
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Income by Household Type

Catawba County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.8%

Male Marriage Rate

49.6%

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 35-44.

Catawba County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Catawba County, North Carolina Marital Status

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9,646

Number of Veterans

9,143

Male Veterans

503

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,829
Second Gulf War1,557
First Gulf War1,270
Korea938
World War II187

Catawba County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 743,132
75+2,074
35 to 541,836
55 to 641,612
18 to 34992

Catawba County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8,7458.71%
Black6416.42%
Hispanic2112.31%
Other Race871.60%
Asian761.65%
2+ Races704.65%
Native American276.55%

Catawba County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Catawba County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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5.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Catawba County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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62.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.2%

Employment Rate

6.5%

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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65.42%

Born in Catawba County, North Carolina

93.19%

Native Born

6.81%

Foreign Born

3.90%

Non Citizen

2.90%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.19% of Catawba County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 65.42% having been born in North Carolina. 3.90% 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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