Onslow County NC Information


Onslow County Subdivisions

Onslow County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 196,612
Population in Households 181,321
Population in Familes 153,153
Population in Group Qrtrs 15,291
Population Density1 258
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 68,565
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 50,188
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 78,547 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 37,785 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 30,780 (39.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,982 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $177,510
Average Home Value $199,377


Median Household Income $44,511
Average Household Income $54,599
Per Capita Income $19,805
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.4% 2.46%
Households 3.15% 2.72%
Families 2.99% 2.63%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
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.


Onslow County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Onslow County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 11 90th
Population Density1 # 21 80th
Diversity Index2 # 38 63rd
Median Household Income # 30 71st
Per Capita Income # 68 33rd

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