Iredell County, North Carolina Population 2024

203,237

Iredell County, North Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 203,237 with a growth rate of 1.84% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Iredell County, North Carolina is the 14th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 population was 159,788 and has seen a growth of 27.19% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029221,5873,6701.68%
2028217,9173,6701.71%
2027214,2473,6701.74%
2026210,5773,6701.77%
2025206,9073,6701.81%
2024203,2373,6701.84%
2023199,5673,6701.87%
2022195,8973,6701.91%
2021192,2274,5442.42%
2020187,6835,8173.2%
2019181,8663,5081.97%
2018178,3582,6851.53%
2017175,6733,0731.78%
2016172,6003,0081.77%
2015169,5922,9941.8%
2014166,5981,9371.18%
2013164,6611,9321.19%
2012162,7291,6521.03%
2011161,0771,2890.81%
2010159,788
199092,93110,39312.59%
198082,53810,34114.32%
197072,1979,67115.47%
196062,5266,22311.05%
195056,3035,87911.66%
194050,4243,7317.99%
193046,6938,73723.02%
192037,9563,64110.61%
191034,3155,25118.07%
190029,0643,60214.15%
189025,4622,78712.29%
188022,6755,74433.93%
187016,9311,58410.32%
186015,3476284.27%
185014,719-966-6.16%
184015,6857675.14%
183014,9181,84714.13%
182013,0712,09919.13%
181010,9722,11623.89%
18008,8563,42162.94%
17905,435-216,152-97.55%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.84% (3,670)
County Website
Iredell County
County Seat
2020 Population
187,683
Area
574 mi²
Density
354 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
8.29% (15,554)
Founded
1788

Iredell County, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White145,12077.26%
Black or African American21,93711.68%
Two or more races9,3484.98%
Other race6,0403.22%
Asian4,7952.55%
Native American4970.26%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1020.05%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Iredell County, North Carolina Population by Race

Iredell County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Iredell County, North Carolina Median Age

40.8

Total

39.7

Male

42.1

Female

Iredell County, North Carolina Adults

There are 145,632 adults, (30,690 of whom are seniors) in Iredell County, North Carolina.

Iredell County, North Carolina Age Dependency

63.4

Age Dependency Ratio

26.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Iredell County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female94,55650.34%
Male93,28349.66%

Iredell County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All72,2962.5871.728.3
Married39,7423.1183.616.4
Non Family20,4511.215644
Female8,8393.1858.841.2
Male3,2642.975941
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3.04

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

71.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Iredell 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

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

Iredell 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 islander people with a rate of 77.55%.

Iredell County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$46,125

Average Earnings

$57,420

Average Male

$35,192

Average Female

Iredell County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Iredell County, North Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Iredell County, North Carolina Language

89.92% of Iredell County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 10.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.4% of the population.

Iredell County, North Carolina Language

Iredell County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White138,6699,9447.17%
Black21,4373,25015.16%
Hispanic15,3473,08520.1%
Multiple9,2921,69818.27%
Other5,9301,33822.56%
Native4457516.85%
Asian4,795400.83%
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9.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.35%

Male Poverty Rate

10.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Iredell County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Iredell County, North Carolina is Other, with 22.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Iredell County, North Carolina is Asian, with 0.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.02%.

Iredell County, North Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.01%
High School10.96%
Some College6.71%
Bachelors or Greater3.27%
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Iredell County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed27.4%
Male Unemployed16.87%
Female Employed5.68%
Male Employed3.45%
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Iredell County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Iredell County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Iredell County, North Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.9%

Male Marriage Rate

51.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Iredell County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Iredell 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 35-44.

Iredell County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Iredell County, North Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

9,635

Number of Veterans

8,824

Male Veterans

811

Female Veterans

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Iredell County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Iredell County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Iredell County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Iredell County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Iredell County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.9%

Labor Force Participation

61.9%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Iredell County, North Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Iredell County, North Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Iredell 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

50.22%

Born in Iredell County, North Carolina

92.95%

Native Born

7.05%

Foreign Born

4.17%

Non Citizen

2.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.95% of Iredell County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 50.22% having been born in North Carolina. 4.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Iredell County, North Carolina Place of Birth

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