Transylvania County, North Carolina Population 2024

33,555

Transylvania County, North Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 33,555 with a growth rate of 0.3% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Transylvania County, North Carolina is the 70th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 population was 33,087 and has seen a growth of 1.41% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202934,0551000.29%
202833,9551000.3%
202733,8551000.3%
202633,7551000.3%
202533,6551000.3%
202433,5551000.3%
202333,4551000.3%
202233,3551000.3%
202133,2552090.63%
202033,046-1,224-3.57%
201934,270880.26%
201834,1823701.09%
201733,8123791.13%
201633,4332480.75%
201533,1852140.65%
201432,9711240.38%
201332,847-2-0.01%
201232,849370.11%
201132,812-275-0.83%
201033,087
199025,5202,1038.98%
198023,4173,70418.79%
197019,7133,34120.41%
196016,3721,1787.75%
195015,1942,95324.12%
194012,2412,65227.66%
19309,5892863.07%
19209,3032,11229.37%
19107,1915718.63%
19006,62073912.57%
18905,88154110.13%
18805,3401,80451.02%
18703,536-30,519-89.62%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.3% (100)
County Website
Transylvania County
County Seat
2010 Population
33,087
Area
379 mi²
Density
89 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
1.41% (468)
Founded
1861

Transylvania County, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White29,99390.53%
Black or African American1,4764.46%
Two or more races1,2303.71%
Other race3451.04%
Native American690.21%
Asian180.05%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Transylvania County, North Carolina Population by Race

Transylvania County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Transylvania County, North Carolina Median Age

52.4

Total

49.4

Male

54.3

Female

Transylvania County, North Carolina Adults

There are 28,006 adults, (10,273 of whom are seniors) in Transylvania County, North Carolina.

Transylvania County, North Carolina Age Dependency

86.8

Age Dependency Ratio

57.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Transylvania County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female17,11851.67%
Male16,01348.33%

Transylvania County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All14,3532.2276.123.9
Married7,4232.6288.511.5
Non Family4,9681.2663.336.7
Female1,4602.8363.236.8
Male5024.1357.242.8
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2.7

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

76.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Transylvania 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

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

Transylvania 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 asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 42%.

Transylvania County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,379

Average Earnings

$41,708

Average Male

$33,750

Average Female

Transylvania County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Transylvania County, North Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Transylvania County, North Carolina Language

97.44% of Transylvania County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 2.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.78% of the population.

Transylvania County, North Carolina Language

Transylvania County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White29,0813,37011.59%
Black1,24348539.02%
Hispanic1,11735031.33%
Multiple1,21030425.12%
Other3269127.91%
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13.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.59%

Male Poverty Rate

14.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Transylvania County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Transylvania County, North Carolina is Black, with 39.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Transylvania County, North Carolina is White, with 11.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.32%.

Transylvania County, North Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.36%
High School16.76%
Some College10.58%
Bachelors or Greater5.38%
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Transylvania County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed56.9%
Female Unemployed23.78%
Female Employed8.21%
Male Employed4.38%
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Transylvania County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Transylvania County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Transylvania County, North Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.0%

Male Marriage Rate

53.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Transylvania County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Transylvania 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.

Transylvania County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Transylvania County, North Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,195

Number of Veterans

3,012

Male Veterans

183

Female Veterans

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Transylvania County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Transylvania County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

count

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Transylvania County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Transylvania County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Transylvania County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.8%

Labor Force Participation

49.8%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Transylvania County, North Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Transylvania County, North Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Transylvania 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

48.72%

Born in Transylvania County, North Carolina

97.45%

Native Born

2.55%

Foreign Born

1.74%

Non Citizen

0.82%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.45% of Transylvania County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 48.72% having been born in North Carolina. 1.74% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Transylvania County, North Carolina Place of Birth

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