North Carolina Census Data


North Carolina Census Data

Each Community Profile, ZIP Code Profile and County includes Demographic Data for:

  1. Population (6 subcatagories)
  2. Housing (6 subcatagories)
  3. Households (4 subcatagories)
  4. Income (3 subcatagories)
  5. Peer Comparison by Rank and Percentile (5 subcatagories)
  6. Anticipated Growth Rates for the Next 5 Years (5 subcatagories)
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North Carolina Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 9,913,774
Population in Households 9,658,594
Population in Familes 7,800,102
Population in Group Qrtrs 255,180
Population Density1 204
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 3,904,261
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 2,583,363
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,525,490 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,525,603 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,378,658 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 621,229 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $176,818
Average Home Value $227,595


Median Household Income $45,343
Average Household Income $63,250
Per Capita Income $25,040
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.92% 1.06%
Households 0.98% 1.09%
Families 0.78% 0.96%
Median Household Income   2.98%
Per Capita Income   2.17%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Information Updates

The Demographic Data for the 2,646 North Carolina cities, towns, counties, ZIP Codes and Census Designated Places (CDPs) profiled in this gazetteer is updated annually. Last Update: July 1, 2014.

The ZIP Code maps and the data regarding the number of residential and business addresses in each ZIP Code are updated four times per year. Last Update: November 1, 2014.

The information on the 55,156 North Carolina Physical, Cultural and Historic Features is updated six times per year. Last Update: December 2, 2014.

The School Attendance Zone Maps for 1,603 North Carolina public schools are updated four times per year. Last Update: October 6, 2014.