Jackson County, North Carolina Population 2020

Jackson County, North Carolina's estimated population is 43,597 with a growth rate of 0.31% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jackson County, North Carolina is the 60th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202043,5971350.31%
201943,4621350.31%
201843,3271350.31%
201743,1926191.45%
201642,5731,2923.13%
201541,2813740.91%
201440,907-77-0.19%
201340,9843670.90%
201240,6173940.98%
201140,223-134-0.33%
201040,35713,51150.33%
199026,8461,0354.01%
198025,8114,21819.53%
197021,5933,81321.45%
196017,780-1,481-7.69%
195019,261-105-0.54%
194019,3661,84710.54%
193017,5194,12330.78%
192013,3963983.06%
191012,9981,1459.66%
190011,8532,34124.61%
18909,5122,16929.54%
18807,3436609.88%
18706,6831,16821.18%
18605,5150.00%

Jackson County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White35,36783.70%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,4808.24%
Two or More Races1,3483.19%
Black or African American9862.33%
Some Other Race7791.84%
Asian2960.70%

Jackson County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Jackson County, North Carolina Median Age

37.5


Total

35.7


Male

39.6


Female

Jackson County, North Carolina Adults

There are 35,093 adults, (7,976 of whom are seniors) in Jackson County, North Carolina.

Jackson County, North Carolina Age Dependency

55.8

Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Jackson County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

21,418

50.69%

Male

20,838

49.31%

Jackson County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

Jackson County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.4%18.6%
All64.5%35.5%
Male59.3%40.7%
Female52.7%47.3%
Non Family50.7%49.3%

64.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,6422.3264.5
Married7,1332.8281.4
Non Family6,8261.4450.7
Female1,8723.0752.7
Male8113.5259.3

2.85

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

5.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jackson County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1704.34%
9th to 12th Grade1,9717.31%
High School Graduate7,20526.71%
Some College5,38919.97%
Associates Degree3,01811.19%
Bachelors Degree4,41816.38%
Graduate Degree3,80814.11%

Jackson County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White23,02620,6437,631
Native American2,1551,824259
Hispanic981615178
Multiple Races49549568
Other Race46224019
Black19315579
Asian15813936

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 40.93%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,311$33,383$29,714
Less Than High School$21,197$23,578$18,872
High School Grad$26,074$30,330$21,386
Some College$29,089$33,764$26,015
Bachelors Degree$41,434$45,823$36,520
Graduate Degree$49,243$60,259$46,038

$31,311

Average Earnings

$33,383

Average Male

$29,714

Average Female

Jackson County, North Carolina Language

Jackson County, North Carolina Language by Age

Jackson County, North Carolina Language

94.35% of Jackson County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 5.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.97% of the population.

Jackson County, North Carolina Poverty

Jackson County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White31,1275,18216.65%
Hispanic2,23287739.29%
Native3,45266419.24%
Multiple1,24248739.21%
Black55331056.06%
Other74428638.44%
Asian22610948.23%

19.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.16%

Male Poverty Rate

19.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jackson County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jackson County, North Carolina is Black, with 56.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jackson County, North Carolina is White, with 16.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.53%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.86%
High School16.14%
Some College12.27%
Bachelors or Greater7.07%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed65.50%
Female Unemployed47.27%
Female Employed11.38%
Male Employed10.48%

Jackson County, North Carolina Income

Jackson County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$44,028$58,048
Families$58,862$71,053
Married Families$69,920$81,446
Non Families$26,865$37,253

Jackson County, North Carolina Marital Status

Jackson County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.2%

Male Marriage Rate

40.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Jackson County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Jackson 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.

Jackson County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Jackson County, North Carolina Veterans

2,969

Number of Veterans

2,733

Male Veterans

236

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,469
Korea405
Second Gulf War379
First Gulf War264
World War II55
Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,058
75+797
55 to 64563
35 to 54326
18 to 34225
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,6038.68%
Indian31611.94%
Hispanic352.42%
Other355.50%
Black141.63%
2 or More10.14%

$Jackson County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

6.50%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jackson County, North Carolina Employment Status

54.5%

Labor Force Participation

51.9%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Jackson County, North Carolina Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

59.81%

Born in North Carolina

97.00%

Native Born

3.00%

Foreign Born

2.22%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.00% of Jackson County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 59.81% having been born in North Carolina. 2.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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