Mitchell County, North Carolina Population 2024

15,318

Mitchell County, North Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 15,318 with a growth rate of 0.74% 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. The 2010 population was 15,511 and has seen a growth of -1.24% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202915,8781120.71%
202815,7661120.72%
202715,6541120.72%
202615,5421120.73%
202515,4301120.73%
202415,3181120.74%
202315,2061120.74%
202215,0941120.75%
202114,982760.51%
202014,906-22-0.15%
201914,928-61-0.41%
201814,989-3-0.02%
201714,992-11-0.07%
201615,003-59-0.39%
201515,062-105-0.69%
201415,167-111-0.73%
201315,278-49-0.32%
201215,327-27-0.18%
201115,354-157-1.01%
201015,511
199014,43350.03%
198014,4289817.3%
197013,447-459-3.3%
196013,906-1,237-8.17%
195015,143-837-5.24%
194015,9802,01814.45%
193013,9622,68423.8%
192011,278-5,967-34.6%
191017,2452,02413.3%
190015,2212,41418.85%
189012,8073,37235.74%
18809,4354,730100.53%
18704,705-11,173-70.37%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.74% (112)
County Website
Mitchell County
County Seat
2010 Population
15,511
Area
221 mi²
Density
69 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-1.24% (-193)
Founded
1861

Mitchell County, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White13,98093.27%
Two or more races5383.59%
Other race2481.65%
Black or African American1200.8%
Asian520.35%
Native American510.34%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Mitchell County, North Carolina Population by Race

Mitchell County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Mitchell County, North Carolina Median Age

47.4

Total

45.1

Male

50.2

Female

Mitchell County, North Carolina Adults

There are 12,267 adults, (3,755 of whom are seniors) in Mitchell County, North Carolina.

Mitchell County, North Carolina Age Dependency

76.1

Age Dependency Ratio

44.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32

Child Dependency Ratio

Mitchell County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female7,57150.51%
Male7,41849.49%

Mitchell County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,4792.2579.520.5
Married3,3422.7291.38.7
Non Family2,3621.1768.531.5
Female6273.8355.344.7
Male1482.2589.210.8
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2.84

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

79.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Mitchell 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

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

Mitchell 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 black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 48.31%.

Mitchell County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,211

Average Earnings

$46,180

Average Male

$35,611

Average Female

Mitchell County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mitchell County, North Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Mitchell County, North Carolina Language

94.83% of Mitchell County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 5.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.82% of the population.

Mitchell County, North Carolina Language

Mitchell County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White13,3851,61812.09%
Hispanic89628031.25%
Other2436827.98%
Multiple5386111.34%
Black331339.39%
Native45920%
Asian4848.33%
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13.4%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.86%

Male Poverty Rate

12.93%

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 39.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mitchell County, North Carolina is Asian, with 8.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.76%.

Mitchell County, North Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.45%
High School21.51%
Some College8.82%
Bachelors or Greater3.19%
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Mitchell County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed41.5%
Male Employed5.22%
Female Unemployed4.55%
Female Employed4.08%
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Mitchell County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mitchell County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Mitchell County, North Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.9%

Male Marriage Rate

49.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Mitchell County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Mitchell 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 45-54.

Mitchell County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Mitchell County, North Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,074

Number of Veterans

991

Male Veterans

83

Female Veterans

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Mitchell County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Mitchell County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Mitchell County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Mitchell County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mitchell County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.2%

Labor Force Participation

51.7%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Mitchell County, North Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Mitchell County, North Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Mitchell 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

64.98%

Born in Mitchell County, North Carolina

96.39%

Native Born

3.61%

Foreign Born

2.29%

Non Citizen

1.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.39% of Mitchell County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 64.98% having been born in North Carolina. 2.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Mitchell County, North Carolina Place of Birth

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