Cleveland County, North Carolina Population 2020

Cleveland County, North Carolina's estimated population is 98,479 with a growth rate of 0.43% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cleveland County, North Carolina is the 29th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202098,4794170.43%
201998,0624170.43%
201897,6454170.43%
201797,2282110.22%
201697,0171320.14%
201596,885-133-0.14%
201497,0181440.15%
201396,874-440-0.45%
201297,314-117-0.12%
201197,431-488-0.50%
201097,91913,20515.59%
199084,7141,2791.53%
198083,43510,87914.99%
197072,5566,5089.85%
196066,0481,6912.63%
195064,3576,30210.86%
194058,0556,14111.83%
193051,91417,64251.48%
192034,2724,77816.20%
191029,4944,41617.61%
190025,0784,68422.97%
189020,3943,82323.07%
188016,5713,87530.52%
187012,6963482.82%
186012,3481,95218.78%
185010,3960.00%

Cleveland County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White72,77874.91%
Black or African American20,24420.84%
Some Other Race1,4751.52%
Two or More Races1,3441.38%
Asian9881.02%
American Indian and Alaska Native3070.32%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander230.02%

Cleveland County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Cleveland County, North Carolina Median Age

41.9


Total

40.4


Male

43.2


Female

Cleveland County, North Carolina Adults

There are 75,707 adults, (17,418 of whom are seniors) in Cleveland County, North Carolina.

Cleveland County, North Carolina Age Dependency

66.7

Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Cleveland County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

50,303

51.77%

Male

46,856

48.23%

Cleveland County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

Cleveland County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.8%18.2%
All67.5%32.5%
Non Family59.9%40.1%
Male56.9%43.1%
Female42.6%57.4%

67.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All36,8822.5967.5
Married17,3463.0881.8
Non Family12,1011.1959.9
Female5,4283.6842.6
Male2,0073.8156.9

3.18

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

3.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cleveland County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,2904.95%
9th to 12th Grade7,36011.07%
High School Graduate23,07334.72%
Some College14,03321.12%
Associates Degree7,13610.74%
Bachelors Degree6,97310.49%
Graduate Degree4,5936.91%

Cleveland County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White51,06043,8509,841
Black12,7929,9211,229
Hispanic1,456970166
Asian632578224
Other Race61739775
Multiple Races42233985
Native American16416426

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 asian people with a rate of 35.44%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,352$36,422$27,558
Less Than High School$22,246$25,185$18,629
High School Grad$26,819$29,474$23,898
Some College$31,042$40,162$26,333
Bachelors Degree$43,824$53,372$38,382
Graduate Degree$49,317$55,813$45,731

$31,352

Average Earnings

$36,422

Average Male

$27,558

Average Female

Cleveland County, North Carolina Language

Cleveland County, North Carolina Language by Age

Cleveland County, North Carolina Language

95.68% of Cleveland County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 4.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.84% of the population.

Cleveland County, North Carolina Poverty

Cleveland County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White69,40111,68616.84%
Black19,9915,91229.57%
Hispanic3,2831,06432.41%
Other1,42246732.84%
Multiple1,34438628.72%
Asian976565.74%
Islander2323100.00%
Native307175.54%

20.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.86%

Male Poverty Rate

22.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cleveland County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cleveland County, North Carolina is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cleveland County, North Carolina is Native, with 5.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.30%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.10%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.18%
High School19.56%
Some College13.79%
Bachelors or Greater4.99%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed41.95%
Male Unemployed34.67%
Female Employed10.06%
Male Employed6.03%

Cleveland County, North Carolina Income

Cleveland County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,393$54,469
Families$50,716$65,292
Married Families$63,353$78,001
Non Families$22,495$30,195

Cleveland County, North Carolina Marital Status

Cleveland County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.1%

Male Marriage Rate

44.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Cleveland County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Cleveland 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 55-64.

Cleveland County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Cleveland County, North Carolina Veterans

6,221

Number of Veterans

5,589

Male Veterans

632

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,543
Second Gulf War931
First Gulf War857
Korea470
World War II104
Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,818
55 to 641,400
75+1,299
35 to 541,094
18 to 34610
Name Veterans % of Total
White5,0138.61%
Black1,0727.18%
Hispanic954.93%
2 or More548.60%
Indian5222.91%
Other202.29%
Asian101.28%

$Cleveland County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

9.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cleveland County, North Carolina Employment Status

55.8%

Labor Force Participation

50.6%

Employment Rate

9.2%

Unemployment Rate

Cleveland 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

75.68%

Born in North Carolina

97.60%

Native Born

2.40%

Foreign Born

1.47%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.60% of Cleveland County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 75.68% having been born in North Carolina. 1.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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