North Carolina Demographic Data

North Carolina Demographic Summary

  • Population: 9,752,073
  • Area: 53,819.00 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 48,619.00 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 5,200.00 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 181.20 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 217.19 ft
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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North Carolina Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
5,213,410
51.4%
50.8
Male
4,933,380
48.6%
49.2
Total Population
10,146,800
 
 

North Carolina Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
594,593
5.9% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
644,508
6.4% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
657,271
6.5% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
688,545
6.8% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
684,686
6.7% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
1,321,290
13.0% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
1,304,270
12.9% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
1,385,800
13.7% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
674,152
6.6% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
623,090
6.1% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
944,866
9.3% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
457,145
4.5% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
166,580
1.6% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
7,849,890
77.4%
77.2
Female
4,093,520
52.1%
51.3%
Male
3,756,380
47.9%
48.7%
21 Years and over
7,422,380
73.2%
73.1
62 Years and over
1,937,530
19.1%
18.8
65 Years and over
1,568,590
15.5%
15.2
Female
883,603
56.3%
55.8%
Male
684,988
43.7%
44.2%
Median Age (years)
39
0.0%
0.0

North Carolina Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
9,877,920
97.4% 
96.8
White
6,989,060
68.9% 
72.6
Black or African American
2,182,210
21.5% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
120,843
1.2% 
0.8
Asian
275,428
2.7% 
5.4
Asian Indian
91,769
0.9% 
1.2
Chinese
44,651
0.4% 
1.3
Filipino
17,926
0.2% 
0.9
Japanese
6,247
0.1% 
0.2
Korean
18,156
0.2% 
0.4
Vietnamese
35,544
0.4% 
0.6
Other Asian
61,135
0.6% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
6,081
0.1% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
2,125
0.0% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
1,640
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
362
0.0% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
1,954
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
304,293
3.0% 
5.1
Two or More Races
268,866
2.6% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
931,110
9.2% 
17.8
Mexican
535,261
5.3% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
95,915
0.9% 
1.7
Cuban
28,739
0.3% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
271,195
2.7% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
9,215,680
90.8% 
82.2

North Carolina Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
319,570
4.6% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
553,627
8.1% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
1,775,890
25.8% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
1,482,130
21.6% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
654,866
9.5% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
1,345,620
19.6% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
745,490
10.8% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
873,197
12.7%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
6,003,996
87.3%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
2,091,110
30.4%
31.2

North Carolina Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
2,632,220
31.9%
33.7
Now Married
3,993,860
48.4%
47.5
Divorced
894,565
10.8%
11.0
Separated
224,177
2.7%
2.0
Widowed
505,593
6.1%
5.8

North Carolina Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
8,449,590
88.5%
78.4%
Languages other than english
1,102,610
11.5%
21.6%
Spanish
710,183
7.4%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
175,489
1.8%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
154,199
1.6%
3.5%
Other Languages
62,735
0.7%
1.1%

North Carolina Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
282,491
7.3%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
228,088
5.9%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
422,484
10.9%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
422,130
10.9%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
560,074
14.4%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
713,727
18.4%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
468,022
12.1%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
449,215
11.6%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
166,800
4.3%
5.8
$200,000 or more
169,392
4.4%
6.4
Median household income
50,584
 
57,617
Per capita income
28,156
 
31,128

North Carolina Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
63,487
1.4%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
453,175
9.8%
9.8
Construction
307,235
6.6%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
1,070,040
23.0%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
303,055
6.5%
6.6
Information
83,195
1.8%
2.1
Manufacturing
567,947
12.2%
10.1
Other services except public administration
235,706
5.1%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
478,431
10.3%
11.4
Public administration
196,110
4.2%
4.6
Retail trade
558,070
12.0%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
209,298
4.5%
5.2
Wholesale trade
120,497
2.6%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
423,857
9.1%
8.8
Management, professional, and related occupations
1,723,340
37.1%
37.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
621,831
13.4%
12.2
Sales and office occupations
1,069,150
23.0%
23.3
Service occupations
808,069
17.4%
18.1

North Carolina Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
4,626,010
 
150,377,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
3,763,120
81.3%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
423,351
9.2%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
47,899
1.0%
5.1
Walked
79,649
1.7%
2.7
Other means
62,022
1.3%
1.8
Worked at home
249,964
5.4%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
24.4
 
26.6

North Carolina Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
223,371
5.8%
8.7
1 vehicles
1,258,730
32.4%
33.2
2 vehicles
1,482,820
38.2%
37.1
3 or more
917,496
23.6%
21.0

North Carolina Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
3,882,420
85.5%
87.6
Owner Occupied
2,493,390
64.2%
63.1
Renter Occupied
1,389,040
35.8%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
658,274
14.5%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy rate
2
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
7
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.6
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.5
0.0%
2.5

North Carolina Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
4,540,700
1 room
72,008
1.6%
2.4
2 rooms
76,030
1.7%
2.7
3 rooms
313,289
6.9%
9.1
4 rooms
778,074
17.1%
16.5
5 rooms
1,049,770
23.1%
19.8
6 rooms
845,343
18.6%
17.8
7 rooms
549,286
12.1%
12.0
8 rooms
367,011
8.1%
8.6
9 rooms or more
489,882
10.8%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 
0.0

North Carolina Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
4,540,700
135,703,000
1-unit, detached
2,948,390
64.9%
61.5
1-unit, attached
186,934
4.1%
5.9
2-units
99,358
2.2%
3.6
3 or 4 units
125,240
2.8%
4.4
5 to 9 units
207,490
4.6%
4.8
10 to 19 units
188,566
4.2%
4.4
20 or more units
198,021
4.4%
9.0
Mobile home
584,847
12.9%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
1,851
0.0%
0.1

North Carolina Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
236,913
5.2%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
163,789
3.6%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
320,908
7.1%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
422,925
9.3%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
625,959
13.8%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
713,897
15.7%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
889,128
19.6%
13.9%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

North Carolina Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
943,290
24.3%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
275,766
7.1%
4.7
Electricity
2,454,380
63.2%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
118,701
3.1%
4.8
Coal or coke
231
0.0%
0.1
Wood
64,774
1.7%
1.9
Solar energy
1,678
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
7,170
0.2%
0.5
No fuel used
16,436
0.4%
1.1

North Carolina Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
1,581,460
 
47295100.0
Less than $500
35,584
2.3%
10.7%
$2,500 to $2,999
57,243
3.6%
1.9%
$3,000 or more
62,516
4.0%
1.8%
$2,000 to $2,499
124,057
7.8%
4.4%
$1,500 to $1,999
282,540
17.9%
11.9%
$500 to $999
477,947
30.2%
41.0%
$1,000 to $1,499
541,573
34.2%
28.3%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
775,918
49.4%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
234,733
14.9%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
153,514
9.8%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
100,089
6.4%
7.0%
35.0% or more
307,094
19.5%
21.3%
Not Computed
10,112
0.0%
0.0%

North Carolina Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
1,297,510 
 
41,631,300 
$1,000 to $1,499
327,099
25.2%
28.3%
$1,500 to $1,999
66,468
5.1%
11.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
15,652
1.2%
4.4%
$2,500 to $2,999
3,821
0.3%
1.9%
$3,000 or more
4,481
0.3%
1.8%
$500 to $999
716,365
55.2%
41.0%
Less than $500
163,627
12.6%
10.7%
No Cash Rent
91,522
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
839
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
180,245
14.3%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
172,483
13.7%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
171,609
13.6%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
146,592
11.6%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
114,511
9.1%
9.0%
35.0% or more
477,493
37.8%
40.7%
Not Computed
126,102
0.0%
0.0%

North Carolina Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
2,493,390
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
202,093
8.1%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
408,881
16.4%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
478,422
19.2%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
424,072
17.0%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
475,703
19.1%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
349,602
14.0%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
129,176
5.2%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
25,439
1.0%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
165,400
 
205,000
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