Caldwell County, NC Demographics

The total population of Caldwell County is estimated to be 80,716 with 40,091 males (49.67%) and 40,625 females (50.33%). There are 534 more females than males in Caldwell County.
The median household income in Caldwell County was $52,477 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 246(0.47%) from $52,231 in 2020. This income is 70.34% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Caldwell County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $66,231. Overall, the median household income for the county of Caldwell County stands at $51,592.
In Caldwell County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $37,986 for males and $24,842 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $49,693 for males and $39,657 for females.
In Caldwell County, there are just three different racial groups among households. Among these, Black or African American households report a median household income of $77,157, followed by Two or More Races households at $71,044, and White households with a median household income of $51,130.
In 2022, the population of Caldwell County was 80,492, a 0.09% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Caldwell County's population was 80,561, a decline of 0.09% compared to a population of 80,632 in 2020.
The median age in Caldwell County, NC is 44.9, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 16.37% were under the age of 15, 17.27% aged 15 to 29, 46.24% aged 30 to 64, 18.03% aged 65 to 84, and 2.10% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Caldwell County population: 87.80% are White, 4.19% are Black or African American, 0.15% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.55% are Asian, 0.14% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 3.59% are some other race and 3.58% are multiracial.