Chatham County, North Carolina Population 2020

Chatham County, North Carolina's estimated population is 76,921 with a growth rate of 2.52% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Chatham County, North Carolina is the 36th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202076,9211,8912.52%
201975,0301,8912.59%
201873,1391,8912.65%
201771,2481,6022.30%
201669,6461,3902.04%
201568,2561,5912.39%
201466,6651,4212.18%
201365,2447131.10%
201264,5314290.67%
201164,1022620.41%
201063,84025,08164.71%
199038,7595,34415.99%
198033,4153,86113.06%
197029,5542,76910.34%
196026,7851,3935.49%
195025,3926662.69%
194024,7265492.27%
193024,1773631.52%
192023,8141,1795.21%
191022,635-1,277-5.34%
190023,912-1,501-5.91%
189025,4131,9608.36%
188023,4533,73018.91%
187019,7236223.26%
186019,1016523.53%
185018,4492,20713.59%
184016,2428375.43%
183015,4052,74421.67%
182012,661-316-2.44%
181012,9771,1169.41%
180011,8612,64028.63%
17909,2210.00%

Chatham County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White56,19080.51%
Black or African American8,07311.57%
Some Other Race2,2723.26%
Two or More Races1,9842.84%
Asian1,0831.55%
American Indian and Alaska Native1590.23%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander300.04%

Chatham County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Chatham County, North Carolina Median Age

46.7


Total

45.5


Male

48.1


Female

Chatham County, North Carolina Adults

There are 55,441 adults, (16,306 of whom are seniors) in Chatham County, North Carolina.

Chatham County, North Carolina Age Dependency

78.3

Age Dependency Ratio

41.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Chatham County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

36,314

52.03%

Male

33,477

47.97%

Chatham County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

Chatham County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.4%12.6%
All76.5%23.5%
Non Family66.4%33.6%
Female55.2%44.8%
Male54.5%45.5%

76.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All28,5272.4276.5
Married15,7692.987.4
Non Family8,8631.1866.4
Female2,6523.2355.2
Male1,2433.5254.5

2.93

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

4.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Chatham County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,6955.28%
9th to 12th Grade3,3316.52%
High School Graduate10,91021.37%
Some College8,91817.47%
Associates Degree4,1188.06%
Bachelors Degree11,22821.99%
Graduate Degree9,86119.31%

Chatham County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White39,12336,55818,748
Black6,1915,1301,003
Hispanic4,1561,935591
Other Race1,09441959
Asian921838548
Multiple Races654582167
Native American123123
Islander131313

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,328$45,602$33,515
Less Than High School$25,940$29,375$20,838
High School Grad$26,569$32,068$20,537
Some College$33,860$39,936$28,043
Bachelors Degree$56,799$72,040$50,147
Graduate Degree$71,129$89,986$55,000

$39,328

Average Earnings

$45,602

Average Male

$33,515

Average Female

Chatham County, North Carolina Language

Chatham County, North Carolina Language by Age

Chatham County, North Carolina Language

85.64% of Chatham County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 14.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.76% of the population.

Chatham County, North Carolina Poverty

Chatham County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White49,4194,0098.11%
Hispanic8,5842,22125.87%
Black7,8441,63820.88%
Multiple1,97951025.77%
Other2,20245420.62%
Native15914591.19%

11.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.98%

Male Poverty Rate

11.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chatham County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chatham County, North Carolina is Native, with 91.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chatham County, North Carolina is White, with 8.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.57%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.06%
High School15.88%
Some College10.31%
Bachelors or Greater3.81%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed47.18%
Male Unemployed30.18%
Male Employed5.78%
Female Employed5.56%

Chatham County, North Carolina Income

Chatham County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$63,531$93,278
Families$80,470$110,552
Married Families$98,402$126,185
Non Families$32,462$52,694

Chatham County, North Carolina Marital Status

Chatham County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

57.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.9%

Male Marriage Rate

53.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Chatham County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Chatham 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.

Chatham County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Chatham County, North Carolina Veterans

4,431

Number of Veterans

4,072

Male Veterans

359

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,642
First Gulf War681
Korea481
World War II385
Second Gulf War364
Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,359
75+1,328
55 to 64878
35 to 54699
18 to 34167
Name Veterans % of Total
White3,9918.79%
Black3935.87%
Hispanic1232.44%
2 or More394.61%
Other80.58%

$Chatham County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

5.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chatham County, North Carolina Employment Status

58.1%

Labor Force Participation

55.1%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Chatham 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

54.38%

Born in North Carolina

91.33%

Native Born

8.67%

Foreign Born

5.36%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.33% of Chatham County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 54.38% having been born in North Carolina. 5.36% 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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