Person County, North Carolina Population 2024

39,814

Person County, North Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 39,814 with a growth rate of 0.54% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Person County, North Carolina is the 63rd largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 population was 39,412 and has seen a growth of 1.02% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202940,8842140.53%
202840,6702140.53%
202740,4562140.53%
202640,2422140.53%
202540,0282140.54%
202439,8142140.54%
202339,6002140.54%
202239,3862140.55%
202139,172-15-0.04%
202039,187-434-1.1%
201939,621880.22%
201839,5331210.31%
201739,412970.25%
201639,3151010.26%
201539,214840.21%
201439,130-123-0.31%
201339,253650.17%
201239,188-337-0.85%
201139,5251130.29%
201039,412
199030,1801,0163.48%
198029,1643,25012.54%
197025,914-480-1.82%
196026,3942,0338.35%
195024,361-668-2.67%
194025,0292,99013.57%
193022,0393,06616.16%
192018,9731,6179.32%
191017,3566714.02%
190016,6851,53410.12%
189015,1511,43210.44%
188013,7192,54922.82%
187011,170-51-0.45%
186011,2214404.08%
185010,78199110.12%
18409,790-237-2.36%
183010,02799811.05%
18209,0292,38735.94%
18106,6422403.75%
18006,402-34,482-84.34%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.54% (214)
County Website
Person County
County Seat
2010 Population
39,412
Area
392 mi²
Density
102 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
1.02% (402)
Founded
1791

Person County, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White26,04366.55%
Black or African American9,98725.52%
Two or more races2,3255.94%
Other race4181.07%
Asian1890.48%
Native American1650.42%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander40.01%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Person County, North Carolina Population by Race

Person County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Person County, North Carolina Median Age

43.7

Total

42.8

Male

45.4

Female

Person County, North Carolina Adults

There are 31,088 adults, (7,960 of whom are seniors) in Person County, North Carolina.

Person County, North Carolina Age Dependency

69.2

Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Person County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female20,25251.75%
Male18,87948.25%

Person County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All16,1392.3977.622.4
Married7,7722.9891.18.9
Non Family5,3571.186832
Female2,2953.2455.544.5
Male7152.357426
showing: 5 rows

2.93

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

77.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Person 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

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

Person 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 asian people with a rate of 27.33%.

Person County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,184

Average Earnings

$47,895

Average Male

$36,378

Average Female

Person County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Person County, North Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Person County, North Carolina Language

95.1% of Person County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 4.9% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.63% of the population.

Person County, North Carolina Language

Person County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black9,8682,65826.94%
White25,4362,63510.36%
Multiple2,28890139.38%
Hispanic1,91185944.95%
Other41814133.73%
Native16413582.32%
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17.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.5%

Male Poverty Rate

19.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Person County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Person County, North Carolina is Native, with 82.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Person County, North Carolina is White, with 10.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.64%.

Person County, North Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.99%
High School14.95%
Some College10.39%
Bachelors or Greater6.3%
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Person County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed60.88%
Male Unemployed13.74%
Female Employed9.79%
Male Employed6.82%
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Person County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Person County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Person County, North Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.7%

Male Marriage Rate

46.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Person County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Person 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.

Person County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Person County, North Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,341

Number of Veterans

2,146

Male Veterans

195

Female Veterans

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Person County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Person County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Person County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Person County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Person County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.6%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Person County, North Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Person County, North Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Person 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

72%

Born in Person County, North Carolina

97.4%

Native Born

2.6%

Foreign Born

1.19%

Non Citizen

1.41%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.4% of Person County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 72% having been born in North Carolina. 1.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Person County, North Carolina Place of Birth

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