Cumberland County, North Carolina Population 2024

338,999

Cumberland County, North Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 338,999 with a growth rate of 0.33% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cumberland County, North Carolina is the 6th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 population was 327,247 and has seen a growth of 3.59% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029344,5441,1090.32%
2028343,4351,1090.32%
2027342,3261,1090.33%
2026341,2171,1090.33%
2025340,1081,1090.33%
2024338,9991,1090.33%
2023337,8901,1090.33%
2022336,781-1,107-0.33%
2021337,8882,4180.72%
2020335,470-1,054-0.31%
2019336,5242,0290.61%
2018334,4952,7930.84%
2017331,702-2,021-0.61%
2016333,7232,1250.64%
2015331,598-1,082-0.33%
2014332,680-573-0.17%
2013333,2533,0920.94%
2012330,161-464-0.14%
2011330,6253,3781.03%
2010327,24700%
1990274,56627,40611.09%
1980247,16035,11816.56%
1970212,04263,62442.87%
1960148,41852,41254.59%
195096,00636,68661.84%
194059,32014,10131.18%
193045,21910,15528.96%
192035,064-220-0.62%
191035,2846,03520.63%
190029,2491,9287.06%
189027,3213,48514.62%
188023,8366,80139.92%
187017,0356664.07%
186016,369-4,241-20.58%
185020,6105,32634.85%
184015,2844503.03%
183014,8343882.69%
182014,4465,06453.98%
18109,3821181.27%
18009,2645936.84%
17908,671-335,873-97.48%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.33% (1,109)
County Website
Cumberland County
2020 Population
335,470
Area
653 mi²
Density
519 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
1.05% (3,529)
Founded
1754

Cumberland County, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White151,22645.11%
Black or African American124,68037.19%
Two or more races31,9569.53%
Other race13,6634.08%
Asian8,3392.49%
Native American4,0851.22%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1,2580.38%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Cumberland County, North Carolina Population by Race

Cumberland County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Cumberland County, North Carolina Median Age

31.7

Total

29.5

Male

34.4

Female

Cumberland County, North Carolina Adults

There are 251,617 adults, (41,783 of whom are seniors) in Cumberland County, North Carolina.

Cumberland County, North Carolina Age Dependency

59.7

Age Dependency Ratio

19.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Cumberland County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female168,40950.24%
Male166,79849.76%

Cumberland County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All126,7452.5252.647.4
Married51,5743.2768.531.5
Non Family48,1211.1843.556.5
Female21,3533.4437.362.7
Male5,6973.543.356.7

3.23

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

52.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cumberland County, North Carolina Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,6462.23%
9th to 12th Grade11,3605.45%
High School Graduate55,28026.54%
Some College57,60727.66%
Associates Degree23,37011.22%
Bachelors Degree36,20617.38%
Graduate Degree19,7989.51%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Cumberland County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White91,39185,79227,123
Black79,34073,19319,451
Hispanic21,32118,7704,820
2+ Races13,21612,0853,754
Other Race7,8366,5291,393
Asian5,7194,9422,297
Native American2,7582,340380
Islander803786109

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 97.88%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 40.16%.

Cumberland County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$40,074$45,195$34,320
Less Than 9th Grade$25,934$31,206$21,144
High School Graduate$31,845$35,602$25,621
Some College$37,810$44,717$31,353
Bachelors Degree$47,525$56,450$42,408
Graduate Degree$69,271$86,582$58,765

$40,074

Average Earnings

$45,195

Average Male

$34,320

Average Female

Cumberland County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cumberland County, North Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cumberland County, North Carolina Language

87.63% of Cumberland County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 12.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.87% of the population.

Cumberland County, North Carolina Language

Cumberland County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black120,74227,45422.74%
White128,78814,99411.64%
Hispanic39,2827,33118.66%
Multiple29,5645,73019.38%
Other13,2432,99722.63%
Asian7,8771,06913.57%
Native3,89492923.86%
Islander1,12225622.82%

17.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.55%

Male Poverty Rate

19.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cumberland County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cumberland County, North Carolina is Native, with 23.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cumberland County, North Carolina is White, with 11.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.65%.

Cumberland County, North Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.8%
High School19.79%
Some College13.54%
Bachelors or Greater6.11%

Cumberland County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed39.09%
Male Unemployed34.72%
Female Employed10.23%
Male Employed7.49%

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

Cumberland County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$55,551$72,768
Families$66,288$84,993
Married Families$84,790$102,833
Non Families$37,712$48,867

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cumberland County, North Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.0%

Male Marriage Rate

42.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Cumberland County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cumberland 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.

Cumberland County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cumberland County, North Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

40,519

Number of Veterans

31,796

Male Veterans

8,723

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War19,514
First Gulf War15,941
Vietnam8,839
Korea968
World War II133

Cumberland County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5413,029
55 to 649,187
18 to 347,497
65 to 746,723
75+4,083

Cumberland County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White19,04818.98%
Black16,87619.29%
Hispanic3,91217.49%
2+ Races2,34116.86%
Other Race1,16213.51%
Native American45914.64%
Asian4467.65%
Islander18726.95%

Cumberland County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Cumberland County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cumberland County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.4%

Labor Force Participation

48.1%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Cumberland County, North Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cumberland County, North Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cumberland 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

44.93%

Born in Cumberland County, North Carolina

93.26%

Native Born

6.74%

Foreign Born

3.11%

Non Citizen

3.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.26% of Cumberland County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 44.93% having been born in North Carolina. 3.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Cumberland County, North Carolina Place of Birth

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