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Caldwell County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2019: 82,178 (66% urban, 34% rural); it was 77,415 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 14,859
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 9,190
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 23,050
Renter-occupied apartments: 9,339 (it was 7,718 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

33%

Land area: 472 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 174 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Caldwell County: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Construction (20.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.8%), Retail trade (12.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 43%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 53%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Caldwell County, NC (2019)
    • 72,34493.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,7696.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3,8104.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,4271.8%Two or more races
    • 4390.6%Asian alone
    • 3020.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1120.1%Some other race alone
    • 310.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

45.5 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years
Males: 39,248  (47.8%)
Females: 42,930  (52.2%)
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Average household size:
Caldwell County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $48,737 ($35,739 in 1999)
This county:

$48,737
North Carolina:

$57,341

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $505 (lower quartile is $414, upper quartile is $614)
This county:

$505
State:

$755


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $131,100 (it was $79,800 in 2000)
Caldwell:

$131,100
North Carolina:

$193,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $79,400 - $188,900
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,007
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $294

Institutionalized population: 789

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 4
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 65
  • Burglaries: 588
  • Thefts: 686
  • Auto thefts: 84

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 67
  • Burglaries: 436
  • Thefts: 674
  • Auto thefts: 68
Caldwell County, NC map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 308 buildings, average cost: $93,400
  • 1998: 346 buildings, average cost: $103,400
  • 1999: 444 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2000: 400 buildings, average cost: $122,700
  • 2001: 403 buildings, average cost: $118,700
  • 2002: 414 buildings, average cost: $122,400
  • 2003: 340 buildings, average cost: $125,800
  • 2004: 392 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2005: 336 buildings, average cost: $139,300
  • 2006: 319 buildings, average cost: $160,400
  • 2007: 310 buildings, average cost: $184,900
  • 2008: 203 buildings, average cost: $177,000
  • 2009: 124 buildings, average cost: $180,500
  • 2010: 92 buildings, average cost: $183,800
  • 2011: 76 buildings, average cost: $171,400
  • 2012: 64 buildings, average cost: $207,900
  • 2013: 82 buildings, average cost: $237,200
  • 2014: 100 buildings, average cost: $230,700
  • 2015: 118 buildings, average cost: $203,800
  • 2016: 91 buildings, average cost: $268,600
  • 2017: 108 buildings, average cost: $242,900
  • 2018: 146 buildings, average cost: $262,400
  • 2019: 13 buildings, average cost: $250,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Caldwell, NC residents
Average permit cost in Caldwell, NC
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,075 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $714 (0.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Caldwell, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Caldwell, NC in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Caldwell, NC in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.0%
Caldwell County:

10.0%
North Carolina:

13.6%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.3% for Black residents, 20.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 46.7% for American Indian residents, 24.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 25.4% for other race residents, 16.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 45.5 years old
(Males: 43.4 years old, Females: 47.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.9 years old, Black residents: 49.4 years old, American Indian residents: 55.9 years old, Asian residents: 49.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.0 years old, Other race residents: 23.2 years old)

Area name: Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Caldwell County is $462 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $531 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $681 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lenoir, Sawmills, Granite Falls, Gamewell, Hudson, Cajah's Mountain, Northlakes, Rhodhiss, Cedar Rock.

Caldwell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2018 air pollution in Caldwell County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.029 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Baxter County, Arkansas , Beaufort County , Carroll County, Arkansas , Carroll County, Tennessee , DeKalb County, Tennessee , Haywood County , Randolph County, Arkansas .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.6%
North Carolina:

6.1%

Unemployment by year in Caldwell, NC
County total employment by year in Caldwell, NC
County average yearly wages by year in Caldwell, NC

Current college students: 2,403
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,489 (33.0% naturalized citizens)

Caldwell County:

3.0%
Whole state:

8.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 5912010 or later
  • 8022000 to 2009
  • 6731990 to 1999
  • 2711980 to 1989
  • 1571970 to 1979
  • 163Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 69.1%

Caldwell County marital status for males Caldwell County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 26,320
  • One, attached: 753
  • Two: 1,299
  • 3 or 4: 1,391
  • 5 to 9: 946
  • 10 to 19: 879
  • 20 or more: 48
  • Mobile homes: 6,614

Housing units in Caldwell County with a mortgage: 13,177 (175 second mortgage, 1,516 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,949

Here:

56.5% with mortgage
State:

63.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Caldwell County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant39,183108
Mainline Protestant7,48638
Catholic8831
Black Protestant6915
Other3321
None34,684-
Caldwell County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Caldwell County:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 45
Caldwell County:

5.67 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 39
This county:

4.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Caldwell County:

10.0%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Caldwell County:

29.9%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.0%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Caldwell County:

Average size of farms: 85 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $38,550
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1079.40
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 52.90%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 40.59%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $25,330
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 24.98%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 8.71%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $33,730
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.65%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.37
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 13.06%
Corn for grain: 758 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 317 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 480 harvested acres
Vegetables: 29 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 9 acres

Earthquake activity:

Caldwell County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 1% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 46.4 miles away from Caldwell County center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 242.2 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 207.9 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 150.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 136.9 miles away from Caldwell County center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 90.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Carolina Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4487, Natural disaster type: Other
  • North Carolina Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: July 03, 2013 to July 14, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4146: September 25, 2013, FEMA Id: 4146, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • North Carolina Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 25, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1871: February 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1871, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 16, 2004 to September 23, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1553: September 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1553, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 07, 2004 to September 12, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1546: September 10, 2004, FEMA Id: 1546, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • North Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 04, 2002 to December 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1448: December 12, 2002, FEMA Id: 1448, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • North Carolina Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 02, 1996 to February 09, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1103: February 23, 1996, FEMA Id: 1103, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • North Carolina Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1087: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1087, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • North Carolina Severe Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3110: March 17, 1993, FEMA Id: 3110, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Caldwell County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Caldwell

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 23,278 (82.2%)
  • Carpooled: 2,497 (8.8%)
  • Bus: 12 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 767 (2.7%)
  • Bicycle: 16 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 244 (0.9%)
  • Worked at home: 1,474 (5.2%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (27%)
  • El Salvador (16%)
  • Honduras (9%)
  • Guatemala (5%)
  • Uruguay (5%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Norway (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Caldwell County


  • American (47%)
  • English (6%)
  • German (6%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • European (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Caldwell County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 505 people in nursing homes
  • 194 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 188 people in state prisons
  • 172 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 23 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 19 people in religious group quarters
  • 14 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 7 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill

People in group quarters in Caldwell County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 355 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 238 people in state prisons
  • 193 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 74 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 53 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 27 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 23 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,520.

5.09% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,992 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
North Carolina average:

7.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.50% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($25,964 average AGI)
1.59% relocated from other states ($13,027 average AGI)
Caldwell County:

1.59%
North Carolina average:

3.75%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Catawba County, NC  1.06% ($37,037 average AGI)
from Burke County, NC  0.81% ($34,109)
from Alexander County, NC  0.18% ($32,020)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.15% ($35,756)
from Watauga County, NC  0.13% ($37,750)
from Wilkes County, NC  0.10% ($23,000)
from Buncombe County, NC  0.09% ($36,667)


4.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,138 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.74%
North Carolina average:

7.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.64% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($29,183 average AGI)
1.10% relocated to other states ($8,954 average AGI)
Caldwell County:

1.10%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Catawba County, NC  1.00% ($43,146 average AGI)
to Burke County, NC  0.87% ($31,361)
to Alexander County, NC  0.21% ($31,271)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.17% ($38,063)
to Watauga County, NC  0.16% ($33,222)
to Wilkes County, NC  0.13% ($29,556)
to Buncombe County, NC  0.10% ($40,964)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2

Births per 1000 population in Caldwell County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 11.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Caldwell County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Caldwell County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 14.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Caldwell County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Caldwell County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Caldwell County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Caldwell County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Caldwell County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Caldwell County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 14,385 (11,337 aged, 3,048 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,802 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Caldwell County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,351)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,088)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,062)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,005)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (820)
  • Unspecified dementia (591)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (506)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (429)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (364)
  • Congestive heart failure (265)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.27
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5,247
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 91
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 36,320

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,236
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 924
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 70

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 49.2. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 156.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 109.3
  • Other - 47.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 82,178
  • Male householders: 17,189 (4,171 living alone), Female householders: 15,324 (5,375 living alone)
  • 14,924 spouses (14,924 opposite-sex spouses), 1,532 unmarried partners, (1,450 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 21,091 children (19,248 natural, 700 adopted, 1,143 stepchildren), 3,039 grandchildren, 659 brothers or sisters, 1,762 parents, 184 foster children, 1,876 other relatives, 3,572 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,026

Size of family households: 10,215 2-persons, 4,103 3-persons, 3,980 4-persons, 2,006 5-persons, 101 6-persons, 570 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,546 1-person, 1,316 2-persons, 452 3-persons, 224 4-persons.

9,058 married couples with children.
3,685 single-parent households (1,552 men, 2,133 women).

94.2% of residents of Caldwell speak English at home.
4.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (89% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $342,970,000 ($4,344 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,946,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $185,229,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $78,823,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,018,000
Federal grants: $66,893,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,899,000 ($13,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,109,000 ($753,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $6,841,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $20,255,000
Federal Government insurance: $68,780,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,912
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,107
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +533
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +14
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Caldwell County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 7.71 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.4

Year house built in Caldwell County, North Carolina
  • Year house built in Caldwell County, North Carolina
  • 7322014 or later
  • 8622010 to 2013
  • 4,6482000 to 2009
  • 6,5211990 to 1999
  • 7,1191980 to 1989
  • 6,3741970 to 1979
  • 4,9301960 to 1969
  • 3,8291950 to 1959
  • 1,6611940 to 1949
  • 1,5741939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Caldwell County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Caldwell County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Caldwell County, North Carolina
  • 391 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 1,4473 rooms
  • 2,8564 rooms
  • 7,0055 rooms
  • 4,8976 rooms
  • 3,8777 rooms
  • 1,9688 rooms
  • 2,0379+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Caldwell County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Caldwell County, North Carolina
  • 461 room
  • 1802 rooms
  • 1,7463 rooms
  • 2,4914 rooms
  • 1,9765 rooms
  • 1,5196 rooms
  • 657 rooms
  • 1268 rooms
  • 2389+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Caldwell County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Caldwell County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Caldwell County, North Carolina
  • 39no bedroom
  • 1901 bedroom
  • 4,9462 bedrooms
  • 14,9703 bedrooms
  • 3,7204 bedrooms
  • 2615+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Caldwell County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Caldwell County, North Carolina
  • 46no bedroom
  • 6921 bedroom
  • 4,3752 bedrooms
  • 2,8123 bedrooms
  • 4544 bedrooms
  • 85+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Caldwell County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Caldwell County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Caldwell County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 164no vehicle
  • 6,9411 vehicle
  • 6,8932 vehicles
  • 5,8643 vehicles
  • 2,5754 vehicles
  • 1,6895+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Caldwell County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Caldwell County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,152no vehicle
  • 3,8191 vehicle
  • 2,5572 vehicles
  • 7183 vehicles
  • 1414 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

85.2% of Caldwell County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in North Carolina.

Caldwell County:

85.2%
State average:

84.8%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 61,970
  • Other state: 17,360
  • Northeast: 2,736
  • Midwest: 2,521
  • South: 9,479
  • West: 2,624
Year householders moved into unit in Caldwell County, NC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Caldwell County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 63.0%Electricity
  • 13.2%Utility gas
  • 13.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.9%Wood
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 80.9%Electricity
  • 10.9%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 781
Here:

10.2%
North Carolina:

11.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 145
Here:

3.5%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 250
Here:

9.0%
North Carolina:

19.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Caldwell County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $4,108,000
  • Charges - Higher Education - Other: $2,763,000
    Hospital Public: $2,608,000
    Other: $1,863,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,478,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $1,326,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,126,000
    Solid Waste Management: $925,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $518,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $74,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $13,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,416,000
    Health - Other: $241,000
    Water Utilities: $128,000
    Local Fire Protection: $57,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $115,499,000
    Other Higher Education: $22,951,000
    Police Protection: $11,689,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,252,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,819,000
    Health - Other: $4,657,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,081,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,985,000
    Water Utilities: $2,713,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,987,000
    General - Other: $1,960,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,528,000
    Financial Administration: $1,476,000
    Libraries: $1,330,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,027,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $644,000
    Parks and Recreation: $133,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $40,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $962,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,337,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $122,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $600,000
    Education: $444,000
    Other: $192,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,200,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,866,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,333,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $2,581,000
    General Revenue - Other: $2,309,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $393,000
    Interest Earnings: $227,000
    Sale of Property: $102,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,825,000
    Police Protection: $795,000
    Correctional Institutions: $615,000
    Other Higher Education: $560,000
    Water Utilities: $265,000
    Central Staff Services: $196,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $104,000
    Housing and Community Development: $94,000
    Local Fire Protection: $57,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $54,000
    General Public Building: $16,000
    Health - Other: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $38,369,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,631,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $111,698,000
    Public Welfare: $8,729,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,582,000
    Other: $2,268,000
    General Local Government Support: $794,000
  • Tax - Property: $46,575,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,834,000
    Other Selective Sales: $352,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $292,000
    Other License: $169,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $73,322,000

Caldwell County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $4,108,000
  • Charges - Higher Education - Other: $2,763,000
    Hospital Public: $2,608,000
    Other: $1,863,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,478,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $1,326,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,126,000
    Solid Waste Management: $925,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $518,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $74,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $13,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,416,000
    Health - Other: $241,000
    Water Utilities: $128,000
    Local Fire Protection: $57,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $115,499,000
    Other Higher Education: $22,951,000
    Police Protection: $11,689,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,252,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,819,000
    Health - Other: $4,657,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,081,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,985,000
    Water Utilities: $2,713,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,987,000
    General - Other: $1,960,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,528,000
    Financial Administration: $1,476,000
    Libraries: $1,330,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,027,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $644,000
    Parks and Recreation: $133,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $40,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $962,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,337,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $122,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $600,000
    Education: $444,000
    Other: $192,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,200,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,866,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,333,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $2,581,000
    General Revenue - Other: $2,309,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $393,000
    Interest Earnings: $227,000
    Sale of Property: $102,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,825,000
    Police Protection: $795,000
    Correctional Institutions: $615,000
    Other Higher Education: $560,000
    Water Utilities: $265,000
    Central Staff Services: $196,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $104,000
    Housing and Community Development: $94,000
    Local Fire Protection: $57,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $54,000
    General Public Building: $16,000
    Health - Other: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $38,369,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,631,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $111,698,000
    Public Welfare: $8,729,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,582,000
    Other: $2,268,000
    General Local Government Support: $794,000
  • Tax - Property: $46,575,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,834,000
    Other Selective Sales: $352,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $292,000
    Other License: $169,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $73,322,000

Caldwell County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $4,108,000
  • Charges - Higher Education - Other: $2,763,000
    Hospital Public: $2,608,000
    Other: $1,863,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,478,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $1,326,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,126,000
    Solid Waste Management: $925,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $518,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $74,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $13,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,416,000
    Health - Other: $241,000
    Water Utilities: $128,000
    Local Fire Protection: $57,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $115,499,000
    Other Higher Education: $22,951,000
    Police Protection: $11,689,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,252,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,819,000
    Health - Other: $4,657,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,081,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,985,000
    Water Utilities: $2,713,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,987,000
    General - Other: $1,960,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,528,000
    Financial Administration: $1,476,000
    Libraries: $1,330,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,027,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $644,000
    Parks and Recreation: $133,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $40,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $962,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,337,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $122,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $600,000
    Education: $444,000
    Other: $192,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,200,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,866,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,333,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $2,581,000
    General Revenue - Other: $2,309,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $393,000
    Interest Earnings: $227,000
    Sale of Property: $102,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,825,000
    Police Protection: $795,000
    Correctional Institutions: $615,000
    Other Higher Education: $560,000
    Water Utilities: $265,000
    Central Staff Services: $196,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $104,000
    Housing and Community Development: $94,000
    Local Fire Protection: $57,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $54,000
    General Public Building: $16,000
    Health - Other: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $38,369,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,631,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $111,698,000
    Public Welfare: $8,729,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,582,000
    Other: $2,268,000
    General Local Government Support: $794,000
  • Tax - Property: $46,575,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,834,000
    Other Selective Sales: $352,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $292,000
    Other License: $169,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $73,322,000

Caldwell County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $4,108,000
  • Charges - Higher Education - Other: $2,763,000
    Hospital Public: $2,608,000
    Other: $1,863,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,478,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $1,326,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,126,000
    Solid Waste Management: $925,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $518,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $74,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $13,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,416,000
    Health - Other: $241,000
    Water Utilities: $128,000
    Local Fire Protection: $57,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $115,499,000
    Other Higher Education: $22,951,000
    Police Protection: $11,689,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,252,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,819,000
    Health - Other: $4,657,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,081,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,985,000
    Water Utilities: $2,713,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,987,000
    General - Other: $1,960,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,528,000
    Financial Administration: $1,476,000
    Libraries: $1,330,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,027,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $644,000
    Parks and Recreation: $133,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $40,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $962,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,337,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $122,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $600,000
    Education: $444,000
    Other: $192,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,200,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,866,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,333,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $2,581,000
    General Revenue - Other: $2,309,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $393,000
    Interest Earnings: $227,000
    Sale of Property: $102,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,825,000
    Police Protection: $795,000
    Correctional Institutions: $615,000
    Other Higher Education: $560,000
    Water Utilities: $265,000
    Central Staff Services: $196,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $104,000
    Housing and Community Development: $94,000
    Local Fire Protection: $57,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $54,000
    General Public Building: $16,000
    Health - Other: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $38,369,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,631,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $111,698,000
    Public Welfare: $8,729,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,582,000
    Other: $2,268,000
    General Local Government Support: $794,000
  • Tax - Property: $46,575,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,834,000
    Other Selective Sales: $352,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $292,000
    Other License: $169,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $73,322,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,523
  • Number of aged recipients: 137
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,386
  • Number of recipients under 18: 242
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 995
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 286
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 606
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 664
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 14 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED300$111,007252$131,4051,164$143,91559$64,9497$380,857144$148,48682$66,488
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$96,57114$87,21490$140,5447$29,2861$354,0004$84,00012$66,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED64$110,42270$108,000478$129,83545$29,5560$051$105,52952$65,365
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN35$108,51442$178,024255$131,9578$64,0000$018$191,27822$72,091
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS12$107,3337$129,57185$128,9417$68,4290$05$104,4008$56,125
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED31$180,03232$165,5001$336,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$252,44411$167,0912$364,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$05$149,2000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$142,0002$170,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$155,6672$256,0001$244,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Caldwell, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Caldwell, NC - Value
Most common first names in Caldwell County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James90570.8 years
William75373.3 years
John73773.2 years
Mary69477.5 years
Robert48071.1 years
George36975.1 years
Charles36470.0 years
Ruth30378.8 years
Thomas29071.4 years
Paul24869.5 years
Most common last names in Caldwell County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith48574.6 years
Miller32574.7 years
Coffey25973.1 years
Greene23574.3 years
Bolick23575.4 years
Jones22673.3 years
Johnson22173.3 years
Bowman22075.5 years
Watson20771.6 years
Teague20076.1 years
Businesses in Caldwell County, NC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1La-Z-Boy1
Arby's1Lane Furniture4
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
CVS1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Subway2
FedEx3T-Mobile1
GameStop1U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS4
Hardee's1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kincaid2Wendy's2

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