Jackson County, North Carolina Population 2024

43,825

Jackson County, North Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 43,825 with a growth rate of 1% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jackson County, North Carolina is the 59th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 population was 40,376 and has seen a growth of 8.54% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202946,0004350.95%
202845,5654350.96%
202745,1304350.97%
202644,6954350.98%
202544,2604350.99%
202443,8254351%
202343,3904351.01%
202242,9554351.02%
202142,5202890.68%
202042,231-1,505-3.44%
201943,7361960.45%
201843,5403200.74%
201743,2205751.35%
201642,6451,2933.13%
201541,3523920.96%
201440,960-74-0.18%
201341,0343730.92%
201240,6614051.01%
201140,256-120-0.3%
201040,376
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%
18605,515-40,485-88.01%
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2024 Growth Rate
1% (435)
County Website
Jackson County
County Seat
2010 Population
40,376
Area
491 mi²
Density
89 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
8.54% (3,449)
Founded
1851

Jackson County, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White34,30980.94%
Native American3,1507.43%
Two or more races2,5145.93%
Other race1,0672.52%
Black or African American8772.07%
Asian4681.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander30.01%
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White

Native American

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Jackson County, North Carolina Population by Race

Jackson County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Jackson County, North Carolina Median Age

39.2

Total

37.4

Male

41.5

Female

Jackson County, North Carolina Adults

There are 35,333 adults, (8,634 of whom are seniors) in Jackson County, North Carolina.

Jackson County, North Carolina Age Dependency

58.8

Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Jackson County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female21,39750.48%
Male20,99149.52%

Jackson County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All17,7372.1962.137.9
Married7,6092.783.716.3
Non Family7,5961.4243.356.7
Female1,777348.751.3
Male7552.963.436.6
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2.7

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

62.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Jackson 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

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

Jackson 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 asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 52.38%.

Jackson County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,271

Average Earnings

$41,766

Average Male

$34,327

Average Female

Jackson County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jackson County, North Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Jackson County, North Carolina Language

91.9% of Jackson County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 8.1% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.97% of the population.

Jackson County, North Carolina Language

Jackson County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White30,8835,11416.56%
Hispanic2,56491235.57%
Multiple2,35681334.51%
Native3,02664021.15%
Black63537659.21%
Other1,00333933.8%
Asian34711633.43%
Islander33100%
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19.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.53%

Male Poverty Rate

20.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jackson County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jackson County, North Carolina is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jackson County, North Carolina is White, with 16.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.93%.

Jackson County, North Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.55%
Some College13.45%
High School12.86%
Bachelors or Greater9.19%
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Jackson County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed43.06%
Female Unemployed36.75%
Female Employed13.12%
Male Employed10.07%
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Jackson County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jackson County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Jackson County, North Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.5%

Male Marriage Rate

43.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Jackson County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Jackson 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 55-64.

Jackson County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Jackson County, North Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,886

Number of Veterans

2,692

Male Veterans

194

Female Veterans

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Jackson County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Jackson County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Jackson County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Jackson County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.1%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jackson County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.2%

Labor Force Participation

52.7%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Jackson County, North Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Jackson County, North Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Jackson 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

58.24%

Born in Jackson County, North Carolina

95.74%

Native Born

4.26%

Foreign Born

3.12%

Non Citizen

1.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.74% of Jackson County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 58.24% having been born in North Carolina. 3.12% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Jackson County, North Carolina Place of Birth

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