Swain County, North Carolina Population 2022

Swain County, North Carolina's estimated population is 14,337 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 89th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 Population was 14,006 and has seen a growth of 2.36% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18803,7840.00%
18906,5772,79373.81%
19008,4011,82427.73%
191010,4032,00223.83%
192013,2242,82127.12%
193011,568-1,656-12.52%
194012,1776095.26%
19509,921-2,256-18.53%
19608,387-1,534-15.46%
19707,861-526-6.27%
198010,2832,42230.81%
199011,2689859.58%
201014,0062,73824.30%
201114,00710.01%
201214,053460.33%
201313,977-76-0.54%
201414,2382611.87%
201514,326880.62%
201614,190-136-0.95%
201714,263730.51%
201814,249-14-0.10%
201914,271220.15%
202014,293220.15%
202114,315220.15%
202214,337220.15%
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Swain County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,22164.75%
Black or African American950.67%
American Indian and Alaska Native4,29430.15%
Asian640.45%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander70.05%
Some Other Race700.49%
Two or More Races4903.44%
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Swain County, North Carolina Population by Race

Swain County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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Swain County, North Carolina Median Age

42.3


Total

40.7


Male

43.5


Female

Swain County, North Carolina Adults

There are 10,976 adults, (2,720 of whom are seniors) in Swain County, North Carolina.

Swain County, North Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Swain County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

7,363

51.70%

Male

6,878

48.30%

Swain County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

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Swain County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.4%11.6%
All74.8%25.2%
Male65.8%34.2%
Non Family64.4%35.6%
Female57.2%42.8%

74.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Swain County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,7412.4374.8
Married2,7282.988.4
Male3013.5765.8
Female8343.4457.2
Non Family1,8781.1164.4

2.99

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

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Swain County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5715.84%
9th to 12th Grade1,05710.81%
High School Graduate2,92729.94%
Some College2,15322.02%
Associates Degree1,05110.75%
Bachelors Degree1,22512.53%
Graduate Degree7938.11%
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Swain County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Swain County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic364183148
White6,7175,6781,516
Native American2,5112,088347
2+ Races1531377
Black5852
Other Race5018
Asian5311

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 89.66%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 40.66%.

Swain County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,285$36,332$28,147
Less Than 9th Grade$17,239$21,795$11,705
High School Graduate$28,712$35,670$22,113
Some College$33,081$36,922$25,462
Bachelors Degree$46,576$52,569$41,346
Graduate Degree$49,063$49,866$45,455

$32,285

Average Earnings

$36,332

Average Male

$28,147

Average Female

Swain County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Swain County, North Carolina Language by Age

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Swain County, North Carolina Language

94.27% of Swain County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 5.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 2.79% of the population.

Swain County, North Carolina Language

Swain County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian644265.63%
Multiple47830463.60%
Black643859.38%
Hispanic85817019.81%
White8,5491,36515.97%
Native4,29455112.83%
Other52NaN%

16.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.28%

Male Poverty Rate

18.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Swain County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Swain County, North Carolina is Asian, with 65.63% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.74%.

Swain County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.58%
High School12.88%
Some College8.77%
Bachelors or Greater6.16%

Swain County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.32%
Male Unemployed45.67%
Female Employed8.41%
Female Unemployed79.84%

Swain County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Swain County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,554$59,506
Families$63,789$69,983
Married Families$74,902-
Non Families$22,202$35,699
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Income by Household Type

Swain County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.6%

Male Marriage Rate

45.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Swain County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Swain County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Swain County, North Carolina Marital Status

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692

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War113
First Gulf War129
Vietnam195
Korea66
World War II44

Swain County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3454
35 to 5494
55 to 64215
65 to 7491
75+238

Swain County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4976.60%
Black1218.75%
Native American1625.21%
2+ Races2111.86%

Swain County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Swain County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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11.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Swain County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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55.4%

Labor Force Participation

52.1%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Swain County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Swain County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Swain County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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68.99%

Born in Swain County, North Carolina

97.12%

Native Born

2.88%

Foreign Born

1.63%

Non Citizen

1.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.12% of Swain County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 68.99% having been born in North Carolina. 1.63% 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

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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