Swain County, North Carolina Population 2024

13,603

Swain County, North Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 13,603 with a growth rate of -1.32% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Swain County, North Carolina is the 89th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 population was 14,006 and has seen a growth of -2.88% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202912,693-182-1.41%
202812,875-182-1.39%
202713,057-182-1.37%
202613,239-182-1.36%
202513,421-182-1.34%
202413,603-182-1.32%
202313,785-182-1.3%
202213,967-182-1.29%
202114,149500.35%
202014,099-213-1.49%
201914,312530.37%
201814,259-9-0.06%
201714,268790.56%
201614,189-136-0.95%
201514,325870.61%
201414,2382621.87%
201313,976-78-0.56%
201214,054490.35%
201114,005-1-0.01%
201014,006
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%
18803,784-8,909-70.19%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.32% (-182)
County Website
Swain County
County Seat
2010 Population
14,006
Area
528 mi²
Density
26 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-2.88% (-403)
Founded
1871

Swain County, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White8,78662.18%
Native American4,10629.06%
Two or more races9296.57%
Black or African American1691.2%
Asian740.52%
Other race570.4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander90.06%
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White

Native American

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Swain County, North Carolina Population by Race

Swain County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Swain County, North Carolina Median Age

41.6

Total

40.5

Male

42.5

Female

Swain County, North Carolina Adults

There are 10,934 adults, (2,706 of whom are seniors) in Swain County, North Carolina.

Swain County, North Carolina Age Dependency

71.7

Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Swain County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female7,21751.08%
Male6,91348.92%

Swain County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,6842.4372.727.3
Married2,631382.717.3
Non Family1,8691.1964.735.3
Female7942.976139
Male3903.3968.231.8
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2.96

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

72.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Swain 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

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

Swain 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 other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 48.45%.

Swain County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,015

Average Earnings

$42,769

Average Male

$33,096

Average Female

Swain County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Swain County, North Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Swain County, North Carolina Language

92.65% of Swain County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 7.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 3.84% of the population.

Swain County, North Carolina Language

Swain County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White8,2761,50718.21%
Native4,05364615.94%
Multiple91041445.49%
Hispanic97128128.94%
Black1227158.2%
Other574680.7%
Asian743750%
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19.8%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.01%

Male Poverty Rate

19.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Swain County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Swain County, North Carolina is Other, with 80.7% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Swain County, North Carolina is Native, with 15.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.2%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.63%.

Swain County, North Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade41.56%
High School15.68%
Some College9.39%
Bachelors or Greater6.02%
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Swain County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed74.6%
Male Unemployed40.13%
Female Employed8.66%
Male Employed6.71%
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Swain County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Swain County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Swain County, North Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.5%

Male Marriage Rate

43.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Swain County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Swain 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.

Swain County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Swain County, North Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

695

Number of Veterans

640

Male Veterans

55

Female Veterans

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Swain County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Swain County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Swain County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Swain County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Swain County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.2%

Labor Force Participation

51%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Swain County, North Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Swain County, North Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Swain 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

68.69%

Born in Swain County, North Carolina

97.23%

Native Born

2.77%

Foreign Born

1.58%

Non Citizen

1.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.23% of Swain County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 68.69% having been born in North Carolina. 1.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Swain County, North Carolina Place of Birth

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