Transylvania County, North Carolina Population 2020

Transylvania County, North Carolina's estimated population is 34,995 with a growth rate of 1.13% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Transylvania County, North Carolina is the 68th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202034,9953901.13%
201934,6053901.14%
201834,2153901.15%
201733,8254191.25%
201633,4062390.72%
201533,1672130.65%
201432,9541260.38%
201332,828-5-0.02%
201232,833290.09%
201132,804-283-0.86%
201033,0877,56729.65%
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%
18703,5360.00%

Transylvania County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30,54891.15%
Black or African American1,5234.54%
Some Other Race7362.20%
Two or More Races4651.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native1150.34%
Asian1110.33%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander150.04%

Transylvania County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Transylvania County, North Carolina Median Age

50.7


Total

49.5


Male

52.6


Female

Transylvania County, North Carolina Adults

There are 28,140 adults, (9,725 of whom are seniors) in Transylvania County, North Carolina.

Transylvania County, North Carolina Age Dependency

82

Age Dependency Ratio

52.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Transylvania County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

17,468

52.12%

Male

16,045

47.88%

Transylvania County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

Transylvania County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.4%12.6%
All76.8%23.2%
Male72.2%27.8%
Non Family66%34%
Female49.7%50.3%

76.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,1232.2876.8
Married8,0832.6787.4
Non Family4,2651.266
Female1,3873.1449.7
Male3883.1172.2

2.69

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Transylvania County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8593.39%
9th to 12th Grade2,0418.05%
High School Graduate6,83726.95%
Some College5,57121.96%
Associates Degree2,0708.16%
Bachelors Degree4,75418.74%
Graduate Degree3,23312.75%

Transylvania County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White23,68621,3677,578
Black768664230
Hispanic60714164
Other Race3885914
Asian10910945
Native American10310327
Multiple Races1008143

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 43.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,312$31,318$23,547
Less Than High School$14,487$15,773$12,442
High School Grad$23,706$29,955$19,452
Some College$27,089$32,397$21,559
Bachelors Degree$35,051$40,885$32,210
Graduate Degree$40,928$42,007$40,233

$27,312

Average Earnings

$31,318

Average Male

$23,547

Average Female

Transylvania County, North Carolina Language

Transylvania County, North Carolina Language by Age

Transylvania County, North Carolina Language

95.17% of Transylvania County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 4.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.06% of the population.

Transylvania County, North Carolina Poverty

Transylvania County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White29,4733,61812.28%
Black1,34448335.94%
Hispanic1,03344342.88%
Other71226537.22%
Multiple43223554.40%
Asian1112926.13%

14.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.17%

Male Poverty Rate

16.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Transylvania County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Transylvania County, North Carolina is Multiple, with 54.40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Transylvania County, North Carolina is White, with 12.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.71%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.68%
High School13.62%
Some College9.36%
Bachelors or Greater5.00%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed42.29%
Female Unemployed24.15%
Female Employed11.07%
Male Employed6.21%

Transylvania County, North Carolina Income

Transylvania County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$46,629$62,567
Families$56,527$71,278
Married Families$63,641-
Non Families$32,365$40,318

Transylvania County, North Carolina Marital Status

Transylvania County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

58.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.7%

Male Marriage Rate

55.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Transylvania County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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

Transylvania County, North Carolina Veterans

3,316

Number of Veterans

3,114

Male Veterans

202

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,296
Second Gulf War325
Korea302
First Gulf War245
World War II244
Age Group Veterans
75+1,159
65 to 741,047
55 to 64518
35 to 54384
18 to 34208
Name Veterans % of Total
White3,20512.29%
Black1068.88%
Indian54.85%

$Transylvania County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

5.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Transylvania County, North Carolina Employment Status

50%

Labor Force Participation

47.1%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Transylvania 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

49.76%

Born in North Carolina

96.24%

Native Born

3.76%

Foreign Born

2.31%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.24% of Transylvania County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 49.76% having been born in North Carolina. 2.31% 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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