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, 2016)


Total Population 10,220,672
Population in Households 9,966,214
Population in Familes 8,044,449
Population in Group Qrtrs 254,458
Population Density1 210
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 3,992,205
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 2,637,247
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,637,262 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,555,327 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,436,878 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 645,057 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $169,371
Average Home Value $221,170


Median Household Income $47,019
Average Household Income $66,480
Per Capita Income $26,414
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.12% 1.16%
Households 1.03% 1.1%
Families 0.86% 1.0%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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.