Davidson County, North Carolina Population 2024

177,228

Davidson County, North Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 177,228 with a growth rate of 1.39% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Davidson County, North Carolina is the 16th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 population was 162,841 and has seen a growth of 8.83% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029189,3482,4241.3%
2028186,9242,4241.31%
2027184,5002,4241.33%
2026182,0762,4241.35%
2025179,6522,4241.37%
2024177,2282,4241.39%
2023174,8042,4241.41%
2022172,3801,6630.97%
2021170,7171,5140.89%
2020169,2039650.57%
2019168,2381,5120.91%
2018166,7261,2370.75%
2017165,4899920.6%
2016164,4979490.58%
2015163,5481110.07%
2014163,4371000.06%
2013163,3372730.17%
2012163,0641300.08%
2011162,934930.06%
2010162,84100%
1990126,67713,51511.94%
1980113,16217,53518.34%
197095,62716,13420.3%
196079,49317,24927.71%
195062,2448,86716.61%
194053,3775,51211.52%
193047,86512,66435.98%
192035,2015,79719.72%
191029,4046,00125.64%
190023,4031,7017.84%
189021,7021,3696.73%
188020,3332,91916.76%
187017,4148134.9%
186016,6011,2818.36%
185015,3207144.89%
184014,6061,2179.09%
183013,389-175,959-92.93%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.39% (2,424)
County Website
Davidson County
2020 Population
169,203
Area
553 mi²
Density
320 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
4.74% (8,025)
Founded
1822

Davidson County, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White137,81681.31%
Black or African American16,3489.64%
Two or more races9,6265.68%
Other race2,6971.59%
Asian2,6521.56%
Native American3290.19%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander300.02%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Davidson County, North Carolina Population by Race

Davidson County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Davidson County, North Carolina Median Age

42.6

Total

41.8

Male

43.3

Female

Davidson County, North Carolina Adults

There are 132,766 adults, (31,285 of whom are seniors) in Davidson County, North Carolina.

Davidson County, North Carolina Age Dependency

67

Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Davidson County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female86,15350.83%
Male83,34549.17%

Davidson County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All67,6842.4872.627.4
Married35,3243.0185.914.1
Non Family20,6771.26436
Female8,0603.1543.856.2
Male3,6233.065545

2.97

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

72.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Davidson County, North Carolina Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,7964.02%
9th to 12th Grade11,2659.44%
High School Graduate38,99432.66%
Some College27,26722.84%
Associates Degree12,61910.57%
Bachelors Degree17,22014.42%
Graduate Degree7,2206.05%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Davidson County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White97,69886,24220,973
Black11,1409,4902,086
Hispanic6,3914,155618
2+ Races4,5653,395662
Asian1,8301,330316
Other Race1,5801,00760
Native American17212443
Islander30300

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 25%.

Davidson County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$41,248$46,285$35,794
Less Than 9th Grade$26,773$30,616$20,826
High School Graduate$36,099$41,715$31,197
Some College$39,292$46,335$33,880
Bachelors Degree$55,487$65,376$51,125
Graduate Degree$79,007$103,062$64,607

$41,248

Average Earnings

$46,285

Average Male

$35,794

Average Female

Davidson County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Davidson County, North Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Davidson County, North Carolina Language

91.64% of Davidson County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 8.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.33% of the population.

Davidson County, North Carolina Language

Davidson County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White131,02715,36311.73%
Hispanic13,2093,47526.31%
Black15,9693,13819.65%
Multiple9,5401,96220.57%
Other2,69545616.92%
Asian2,65243216.29%
Native31514445.71%

13.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.1%

Male Poverty Rate

15.7%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Davidson County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Davidson County, North Carolina is Native, with 45.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Davidson County, North Carolina is White, with 11.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.14%.

Davidson County, North Carolina Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.13%
High School12.8%
Some College8.24%
Bachelors or Greater2.75%

Davidson County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed32.04%
Male Unemployed23.39%
Female Employed6.47%
Male Employed5.12%

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

Davidson County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$58,473$76,539
Families$73,120$88,476
Married Families$85,629$101,754
Non Families$33,331$46,503

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Davidson County, North Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.1%

Male Marriage Rate

51.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Davidson County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Davidson 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 45-54.

Davidson County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Davidson County, North Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

9,525

Number of Veterans

8,812

Male Veterans

713

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam3,547
First Gulf War1,652
Second Gulf War1,601
Korea430
World War II66

Davidson County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 542,542
65 to 742,497
75+2,317
55 to 641,635
18 to 34534

Davidson County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White7,9737.25%
Black1,2489.84%
2+ Races2344.1%
Hispanic1331.67%
Islander30100%
Other Race261.44%
Native American147.11%

Davidson County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Davidson County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.2%

Veteran Disability Rate

Davidson County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.7%

Labor Force Participation

56.1%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Davidson County, North Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Davidson County, North Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Davidson 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

70.98%

Born in Davidson County, North Carolina

94.57%

Native Born

5.43%

Foreign Born

3.07%

Non Citizen

2.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.57% of Davidson County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 70.98% having been born in North Carolina. 3.07% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Davidson County, North Carolina Place of Birth

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