Person County, North Carolina Population 2020

Person County, North Carolina's estimated population is 39,731 with a growth rate of 0.28% 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.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202039,7311120.28%
201939,6191120.28%
201839,5071120.28%
201739,395980.25%
201639,297910.23%
201539,206840.21%
201439,122-125-0.32%
201339,247650.17%
201239,182-338-0.86%
201139,5201070.27%
201039,4139,23330.59%
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%
18006,4020.00%

Person County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White26,79768.18%
Black or African American10,49726.71%
Two or More Races9132.32%
Some Other Race7201.83%
American Indian and Alaska Native1940.49%
Asian1680.43%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander160.04%

Person County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Person County, North Carolina Median Age

43.2


Total

42.2


Male

44.6


Female

Person County, North Carolina Adults

There are 30,940 adults, (7,227 of whom are seniors) in Person County, North Carolina.

Person County, North Carolina Age Dependency

65.8

Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Person County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

20,316

51.69%

Male

18,989

48.31%

Person County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

Person County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.1%10.9%
Male87.7%12.3%
All75.2%24.8%
Non Family63%37%
Female53.9%46.1%

75.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,7442.4675.2
Married7,5242.9689.1
Non Family4,9801.263
Female2,5113.3653.9
Male7292.8587.7

2.97

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

4.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Person County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3604.87%
9th to 12th Grade2,4538.78%
High School Graduate10,11236.21%
Some College6,36922.81%
Associates Degree3,35812.03%
Bachelors Degree3,00910.78%
Graduate Degree1,2634.52%

Person County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White19,28617,0433,357
Black7,1845,931767
Hispanic832583111
Multiple Races50749353
Other Race313190
Native American1681282
Asian1371232
Islander11

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 17.41%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,907$39,444$33,172
Less Than High School$25,238$31,174$15,895
High School Grad$31,573$35,979$27,051
Some College$37,040$42,949$33,852
Bachelors Degree$38,353$40,029$37,316
Graduate Degree$53,657$53,589$53,678

$35,907

Average Earnings

$39,444

Average Male

$33,172

Average Female

Person County, North Carolina Language

Person County, North Carolina Language by Age

Person County, North Carolina Language

95.35% of Person County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 4.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.40% of the population.

Person County, North Carolina Poverty

Person County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White25,6893,41913.31%
Black10,3592,55924.70%
Hispanic1,63477947.67%
Other72047866.39%
Multiple88614416.25%
Native1932713.99%

17.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.99%

Male Poverty Rate

20.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Person County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Person County, North Carolina is Other, with 66.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Person County, North Carolina is White, with 13.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.58%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.81%
Some College13.14%
High School10.58%
Bachelors or Greater4.02%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.58%
Male Unemployed18.94%
Female Employed10.22%
Male Employed4.96%

Person County, North Carolina Income

Person County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,811$62,283
Families$62,717$71,992
Married Families$74,652$83,635
Non Families$26,482$39,079

Person County, North Carolina Marital Status

Person County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.0%

Male Marriage Rate

48.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Person County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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

Person County, North Carolina Veterans

2,486

Number of Veterans

2,295

Male Veterans

191

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam845
First Gulf War640
Second Gulf War334
Korea205
World War II39
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54781
65 to 74641
55 to 64476
75+475
18 to 34113
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7338.08%
Black7308.93%
Hispanic585.71%
2 or More112.13%
Indian116.55%
Hawaiian1100.00%

$Person County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

7.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Person County, North Carolina Employment Status

61.8%

Labor Force Participation

56.4%

Employment Rate

8.6%

Unemployment Rate

Person 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

73.04%

Born in North Carolina

97.03%

Native Born

2.97%

Foreign Born

2.24%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.03% of Person County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 73.04% having been born in North Carolina. 2.24% 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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