Onslow County NC Information


Onslow County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 205,855
Population in Households 190,356
Population in Familes 160,754
Population in Group Qrtrs 15,499
Population Density1 270
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 70,384
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 51,462
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 82,026 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 38,289 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 32,095 (39.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,642 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $161,719
Average Home Value $195,927


Median Household Income $44,662
Average Household Income $57,905
Per Capita Income $21,326
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.37% 2.26%
Households 2.56% 2.36%
Families 2.44% 2.29%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
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, 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 # 11 90th
Population Density1 # 21 80th
Diversity Index2 # 34 67th
Median Household Income # 30 71st
Per Capita Income # 59 42nd

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