Cullowhee demographics profile

StatisticCullowheeNorth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,54118191
Median age20.038.337.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)10%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1854%43%43%
Speak English94%89%79%
Speak Spanish5%7%13%
Cullowhee, NC has a population of 5,556 and is the 6,040th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,541 per sq mi which is 751% higher than the North Carolina average and 1601% higher than the national average. The median age in Cullowhee is 20 which is approximately 48% lower than the North Carolina average of 38. In Cullowhee, 10% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 94% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 62% of Cullowhee residents were born in North Carolina, 37% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 1% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Cullowhee is 751% higher than North Carolina.
  • The median age in Cullowhee is 48% lower than North Carolina.
  • In Cullowhee 86.21% of the population is White.
  • In Cullowhee 8.84% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Cullowhee 0.58% of the population is Asian.

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Cullowhee population breakdown by race

RaceCullowheeNorth CarolinaNational
Black or African American8.84%21.50%12.63%
American Indian0.61%1.18%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race1.76%2.45%3.06%
Other race2.00%3.01%4.75%
In Cullowhee, 8.2% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Cullowhee, NC demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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