Chowan County NC Information

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Chowan County Subdivisions

Chowan County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 14,944
Population in Households 14,671
Population in Familes 12,101
Population in Group Qrtrs 273
Population Density1 87
Diversity Index2 54
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,165
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 4,197
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,581 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,124 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,041 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,416 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $148,537
Average Home Value $190,355
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $34,736
Average Household Income $49,258
Per Capita Income $20,629
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.16% 0.08%
Households 0.28% 0.16%
Families 0.13% 0.08%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
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.

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Chowan County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chowan County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 89 12th
Population Density1 # 64 37th
Diversity Index2 # 49 53rd
Median Household Income # 85 16th
Per Capita Income # 69 32nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.