Pitt County NC Information


Pitt County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 177,788
Population in Households 171,043
Population in Familes 125,594
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,745
Population Density1 273
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 70,703
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 41,005
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 78,651 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 36,463 (46.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 34,240 (43.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,948 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $143,561
Average Home Value $179,180


Median Household Income $40,053
Average Household Income $58,712
Per Capita Income $23,857
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.9% 0.87%
Households 0.73% 0.78%
Families 0.53% 0.67%
Median Household Income   0.59%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
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.


Pitt County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pitt 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 # 14 87th
Population Density1 # 19 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 26 75th
Median Household Income # 55 46th
Per Capita Income # 33 68th

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