Sampson County NC Information


Sampson County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 65,718
Population in Households 64,631
Population in Familes 54,367
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,087
Population Density1 70
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 24,622
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 17,188
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 28,141 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,554 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,068 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,519 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $93,318
Average Home Value $121,350


Median Household Income $35,286
Average Household Income $49,661
Per Capita Income $18,885
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.57% 0.48%
Households 0.41% 0.38%
Families 0.27% 0.3%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
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.


Sampson County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sampson 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 # 41 60th
Population Density1 # 72 28th
Diversity Index2 # 4 97th
Median Household Income # 78 23rd
Per Capita Income # 89 12th

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