Northampton County NC Information


Northampton County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 21,226
Population in Households 20,600
Population in Familes 16,578
Population in Group Qrtrs 626
Population Density1 40
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 8,947
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 5,714
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,674 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,296 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,651 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,727 (23.4%)
Median Home Value $84,460
Average Home Value $125,206


Median Household Income $33,182
Average Household Income $45,178
Per Capita Income $19,731
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.64% -0.72%
Households -0.43% -0.65%
Families -0.59% -0.75%
Median Household Income   1.03%
Per Capita Income   1.29%
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.


Northampton County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Northampton 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 # 84 17th
Population Density1 # 92 9th
Diversity Index2 # 47 54th
Median Household Income # 90 11th
Per Capita Income # 83 18th

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