Swain County, North Carolina Population 2020

Swain County, North Carolina's estimated population is 14,203 with a growth rate of -0.15% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Swain County, North Carolina is the 88th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202014,203-21-0.15%
201914,224-21-0.15%
201814,245-21-0.15%
201714,266730.51%
201614,193-135-0.94%
201514,328880.62%
201414,2402611.87%
201313,979-75-0.53%
201214,054430.31%
201114,0110.00%
201014,0112,74324.34%
199011,2689859.58%
198010,2832,42230.81%
19707,861-526-6.27%
19608,387-1,534-15.46%
19509,921-2,256-18.53%
194012,1776095.26%
193011,568-1,656-12.52%
192013,2242,82127.12%
191010,4032,00223.83%
19008,4011,82427.73%
18906,5772,79373.81%
18803,7840.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.15%
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Founded
1871
County Seat

Swain County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,22964.75%
American Indian and Alaska Native4,21829.59%
Two or More Races5864.11%
Some Other Race1140.80%
Black or African American600.42%
Asian470.33%

Swain County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Swain County, North Carolina Median Age

41.4


Total

40.6


Male

42.3


Female

Swain County, North Carolina Adults

There are 11,058 adults, (2,731 of whom are seniors) in Swain County, North Carolina.

Swain County, North Carolina Age Dependency

71.2

Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Swain County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

7,455

52.30%

Male

6,799

47.70%

Swain County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

Swain County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.7%16.3%
All71.4%28.6%
Non Family67.1%32.9%
Male57.7%42.3%
Female42.4%57.6%

71.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,4432.5771.4
Married2,6003.1583.7
Non Family1,8711.1367.1
Female6933.9542.4
Male2793.2957.7

3.25

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

3.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Swain County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6836.93%
9th to 12th Grade1,45814.79%
High School Graduate3,06731.11%
Some College2,12721.58%
Associates Degree9499.63%
Bachelors Degree1,08310.99%
Graduate Degree4904.97%

Swain County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,7855,4091,207
Native American2,4651,939271
Hispanic33015869
Multiple Races29316413
Other Race95422
Asian252513
Black2121

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 52.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,999$32,803$21,617
Less Than High School$20,486$25,439$14,327
High School Grad$24,694$28,816$19,458
Some College$25,448$32,933$17,224
Bachelors Degree$48,864$51,108$37,708
Graduate Degree$51,406$50,990$53,167

$26,999

Average Earnings

$32,803

Average Male

$21,617

Average Female

Swain County, North Carolina Language

Swain County, North Carolina Language by Age

Swain County, North Carolina Language

95.07% of Swain County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 4.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.44% of the population.

Swain County, North Carolina Poverty

Swain County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,7001,21313.94%
Native4,21892121.83%
Hispanic73026536.30%
Multiple58616828.67%
Other1137364.60%
Black362775.00%
Asian471327.66%

17.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.38%

Male Poverty Rate

18.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Swain County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Swain County, North Carolina is Black, with 75.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Swain County, North Carolina is White, with 13.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.67%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.99%
High School13.52%
Some College10.26%
Bachelors or Greater9.54%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed20.98%
Female Unemployed19.40%
Female Employed10.67%
Male Employed6.40%

Swain County, North Carolina Income

Swain County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,773$52,160
Families$45,606$59,732
Married Families$55,025-
Non Families$21,901$33,326

Swain County, North Carolina Marital Status

Swain County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.4%

Male Marriage Rate

44.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Swain County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Swain 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 55-64.

Swain County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Swain County, North Carolina Veterans

761

Number of Veterans

734

Male Veterans

27

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam263
First Gulf War171
Second Gulf War103
Korea86
World War II43
Age Group Veterans
75+205
65 to 74196
55 to 64173
35 to 54155
18 to 3432
Name Veterans % of Total
White6248.24%
Indian953.21%
2 or More308.43%
Black1230.00%

$Swain County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

15.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Swain County, North Carolina Employment Status

53.5%

Labor Force Participation

49.8%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Swain 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

70.52%

Born in North Carolina

97.30%

Native Born

2.70%

Foreign Born

1.68%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.30% of Swain County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 70.52% having been born in North Carolina. 1.68% 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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