Mitchell County, North Carolina Population 2020

Mitchell County, North Carolina's estimated population is 15,042 with a growth rate of 0.14% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mitchell County, North Carolina is the 87th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202015,042210.14%
201915,021210.14%
201815,000210.14%
201714,979-12-0.08%
201614,991-72-0.48%
201515,063-103-0.68%
201415,166-109-0.71%
201315,275-46-0.30%
201215,321-26-0.17%
201115,347-160-1.03%
201015,5071,0747.44%
199014,43350.03%
198014,4289817.30%
197013,447-459-3.30%
196013,906-1,237-8.17%
195015,143-837-5.24%
194015,9802,01814.45%
193013,9622,68423.80%
192011,278-5,967-34.60%
191017,2452,02413.30%
190015,2212,41418.85%
189012,8073,37235.74%
18809,4354,730100.53%
18704,7050.00%

Mitchell County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,50296.42%
Two or More Races2311.54%
Some Other Race1450.96%
American Indian and Alaska Native640.43%
Black or African American530.35%
Asian450.30%

Mitchell County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Mitchell County, North Carolina Median Age

47.1


Total

45.3


Male

49.1


Female

Mitchell County, North Carolina Adults

There are 12,272 adults, (3,609 of whom are seniors) in Mitchell County, North Carolina.

Mitchell County, North Carolina Age Dependency

73.6

Age Dependency Ratio

41.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32

Child Dependency Ratio

Mitchell County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

7,640

50.80%

Male

7,400

49.20%

Mitchell County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

Mitchell County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.1%11.9%
All80.3%19.7%
Non Family75%25%
Male65.9%34.1%
Female58.6%41.4%

80.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,3612.3180.3
Married3,3642.8988.1
Non Family2,2911.2175
Female5363.2258.6
Male1702.8165.9

2.89

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

3.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Mitchell County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7516.74%
9th to 12th Grade9708.71%
High School Graduate3,74433.62%
Some College2,46722.15%
Associates Degree1,1139.99%
Bachelors Degree1,38912.47%
Graduate Degree7026.30%

Mitchell County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,6149,0752,007
Hispanic35818539
Native American6161
Multiple Races605713
Other Race4911
Asian323232
Black115

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,673$36,899$29,350
Less Than High School$20,880$21,229$18,000
High School Grad$27,059$30,709$19,449
Some College$34,156$40,645$31,343
Bachelors Degree$47,336$53,175$41,532
Graduate Degree$41,500$53,594$40,792

$32,673

Average Earnings

$36,899

Average Male

$29,350

Average Female

Mitchell County, North Carolina Language

Mitchell County, North Carolina Language by Age

Mitchell County, North Carolina Language

93.81% of Mitchell County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 6.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.94% of the population.

Mitchell County, North Carolina Poverty

Mitchell County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,5451,73812.83%
Hispanic78224331.07%
Other14512284.14%
Multiple2106129.05%
Asian453066.67%
Native641218.75%
Black1111100.00%

14.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.84%

Male Poverty Rate

15.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mitchell County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mitchell County, North Carolina is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mitchell County, North Carolina is White, with 12.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.85%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.35%
High School14.30%
Some College12.23%
Bachelors or Greater2.20%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.03%
Male Unemployed26.06%
Female Employed8.56%
Male Employed6.25%

Mitchell County, North Carolina Income

Mitchell County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$44,186$53,708
Families$56,584$66,154
Married Families$61,907-
Non Families$21,546$30,743

Mitchell County, North Carolina Marital Status

Mitchell County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.6%

Male Marriage Rate

54.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Mitchell County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Mitchell County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Mitchell County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Mitchell County, North Carolina Veterans

864

Number of Veterans

807

Male Veterans

57

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam371
First Gulf War149
Second Gulf War110
Korea74
World War II19
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74331
75+207
55 to 64143
35 to 54140
18 to 3443
Name Veterans % of Total
White8477.11%
Hispanic224.35%
2 or More1111.00%
Black611.32%

$Mitchell County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

7.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mitchell County, North Carolina Employment Status

51.8%

Labor Force Participation

49.5%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Mitchell 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

65.94%

Born in North Carolina

96.70%

Native Born

3.30%

Foreign Born

2.43%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.70% of Mitchell County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 65.94% having been born in North Carolina. 2.43% 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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