Cleveland County, North Carolina Population 2024

101,374

Cleveland County, North Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 101,374 with a growth rate of 0.35% 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. The 2010 population was 97,922 and has seen a growth of 3.53% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029103,1343520.34%
2028102,7823520.34%
2027102,4303520.34%
2026102,0783520.35%
2025101,7263520.35%
2024101,3743520.35%
2023101,0223520.35%
2022100,6703520.35%
2021100,3185190.52%
202099,7991,8351.87%
201997,9643710.38%
201897,5933950.41%
201797,1981610.17%
201697,0371560.16%
201596,881-149-0.15%
201497,0301370.14%
201396,893-439-0.45%
201297,332-120-0.12%
201197,452-470-0.48%
201097,922
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%
192034,2724,77816.2%
191029,4944,41617.61%
190025,0784,68422.97%
189020,3943,82323.07%
188016,5713,87530.52%
187012,6963482.82%
186012,3481,95218.78%
185010,396-92,738-89.92%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.35% (352)
County Website
Cleveland County
County Seat
2010 Population
97,922
Area
464 mi²
Density
218 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
3.53% (3,452)
Founded
1841

Cleveland County, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White72,55972.9%
Black or African American20,11020.21%
Two or more races3,5473.56%
Other race2,1342.14%
Asian9680.97%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1110.11%
Native American980.1%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Cleveland County, North Carolina Population by Race

Cleveland County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Cleveland County, North Carolina Median Age

41.4

Total

40.1

Male

42.7

Female

Cleveland County, North Carolina Adults

There are 77,490 adults, (18,573 of whom are seniors) in Cleveland County, North Carolina.

Cleveland County, North Carolina Age Dependency

68.9

Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Cleveland County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female51,42151.67%
Male48,10648.33%

Cleveland County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All36,5672.6769.730.3
Married17,0553.1784.815.2
Non Family11,6281.1661.238.8
Female5,5993.8147.152.9
Male2,2853.8755.844.2
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3.26

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

69.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cleveland County, North Carolina Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cleveland County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cleveland County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 26.75%.

Cleveland County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,337

Average Earnings

$42,465

Average Male

$32,628

Average Female

Cleveland County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cleveland County, North Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cleveland County, North Carolina Language

95.54% of Cleveland County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 4.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.29% 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
White69,59910,45815.03%
Black19,7755,85929.63%
Hispanic4,01098024.44%
Multiple3,47452415.08%
Other2,10141719.85%
Asian96111211.65%
Islander1114136.94%
Native952324.21%
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18.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.78%

Male Poverty Rate

20.81%

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 36.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cleveland County, North Carolina is Asian, with 11.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.53%.

Cleveland County, North Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.53%
High School15.37%
Some College11.86%
Bachelors or Greater5.84%
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Cleveland County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed47.31%
Male Unemployed41.5%
Female Employed9%
Male Employed4.62%
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Cleveland County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cleveland County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cleveland County, North Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.7%

Male Marriage Rate

44.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Cleveland County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 55-64.

Cleveland County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cleveland County, North Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

6,152

Number of Veterans

5,370

Male Veterans

782

Female Veterans

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Cleveland County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Cleveland County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Cleveland County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Cleveland County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.54%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.1%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cleveland County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.9%

Labor Force Participation

54%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Cleveland County, North Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cleveland County, North Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cleveland County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

74.76%

Born in Cleveland County, North Carolina

97.49%

Native Born

2.51%

Foreign Born

1.29%

Non Citizen

1.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.49% of Cleveland County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 74.76% 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

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