Cleveland County, North Carolina Population 2022

Cleveland County, North Carolina's estimated population is 99,231 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 30th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 Population was 97,917 and has seen a growth of 1.34% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
185010,3960.00%
186012,3481,95218.78%
187012,6963482.82%
188016,5713,87530.52%
189020,3943,82323.07%
190025,0784,68422.97%
191029,4944,41617.61%
192034,2724,77816.20%
193051,91417,64251.48%
194058,0556,14111.83%
195064,3576,30210.86%
196066,0481,6912.63%
197072,5566,5089.85%
198083,43510,87914.99%
199084,7141,2791.53%
201097,91713,20315.59%
201197,442-475-0.49%
201297,317-125-0.13%
201396,873-444-0.46%
201497,0091360.14%
201596,850-159-0.16%
201696,9601100.11%
201797,1341740.18%
201897,5193850.40%
201997,9474280.44%
202098,3754280.44%
202198,8034280.44%
202299,2314280.43%
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Cleveland County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White72,43074.09%
Black or African American20,26020.72%
American Indian and Alaska Native2400.25%
Asian9851.01%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1250.13%
Some Other Race2,0322.08%
Two or More Races1,6931.73%
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Cleveland County, North Carolina Population by Race

Cleveland County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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Cleveland County, North Carolina Median Age

41.9


Total

40.7


Male

43.1


Female

Cleveland County, North Carolina Adults

There are 76,282 adults, (18,083 of whom are seniors) in Cleveland County, North Carolina.

Cleveland County, North Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Cleveland County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

50,615

51.77%

Male

47,150

48.23%

Cleveland County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

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Cleveland County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.2%16.8%
All68.4%31.6%
Non Family61%39%
Male50.5%49.5%
Female45.7%54.3%

68.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cleveland County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All36,0892.6668.4
Married16,7243.283.2
Male2,3173.8550.5
Female5,2963.7245.7
Non Family11,7521.1861

3.27

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

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Cleveland County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,8694.26%
9th to 12th Grade6,7109.96%
High School Graduate23,07834.26%
Some College14,26521.17%
Associates Degree7,31410.86%
Bachelors Degree8,27112.28%
Graduate Degree4,8647.22%
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Cleveland County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cleveland County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian681639167
White51,21244,99811,248
2+ Races54348785
Hispanic1,6881,067231
Black13,03110,3351,409
Other Race1,002626106
Native American119119
Islander8080

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 24.52%.

Cleveland County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,218$36,860$28,650
Less Than 9th Grade$21,438$26,263$16,026
High School Graduate$26,880$29,298$24,191
Some College$31,404$41,970$26,119
Bachelors Degree$45,383$59,424$39,803
Graduate Degree$52,977$61,424$47,762

$32,218

Average Earnings

$36,860

Average Male

$28,650

Average Female

Cleveland County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cleveland County, North Carolina Language by Age

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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 3.08% of the population.

Cleveland County, North Carolina Language

Cleveland County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander1254536.00%
Black20,0346,07530.32%
Hispanic3,57293826.26%
Multiple1,68028617.02%
White69,20610,89615.74%
Asian965505.18%
Other510NaN%

19.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.08%

Male Poverty Rate

21.96%

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 36.00% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.74%.

Cleveland County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.68%
High School16.57%
Some College13.22%
Bachelors or Greater6.87%

Cleveland County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.75%
Male Unemployed37.23%
Female Employed8.99%
Female Unemployed47.48%

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

Cleveland County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,512$57,978
Families$55,121$68,815
Married Families$69,299$82,737
Non Families$23,240$33,114
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Income by Household Type

Cleveland County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.7%

Male Marriage Rate

43.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Cleveland County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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Cleveland 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 45-54.

Cleveland County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Cleveland County, North Carolina Marital Status

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6,092

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War625
First Gulf War777
Vietnam2,555
Korea578
World War II58

Cleveland County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34406
35 to 54926
55 to 641,360
65 to 741,938
75+1,462

Cleveland County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,9908.59%
Black8996.02%
Native American10249.04%
Asian121.51%
Other Race242.09%
2+ Races656.72%
Hispanic924.40%

Cleveland County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Cleveland County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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8.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cleveland County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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56.7%

Labor Force Participation

52.4%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Cleveland County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Cleveland County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Cleveland 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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74.63%

Born in Cleveland County, North Carolina

97.60%

Native Born

2.40%

Foreign Born

1.29%

Non Citizen

1.10%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.60% of Cleveland County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 74.63% having been born in North Carolina. 1.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Cleveland 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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