North Carolina Census & Demographic Data - July 1, 2018


North Carolina Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for North Carolina as of July 1, 2018. Our North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool allows you to compare and rank NC cities, towns, ZIP Codes and Counties.

North Carolina Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 10,455,604
Population in Households 10,199,569
Population in Familes 8,255,735
Population in Group Qrtrs 256,035
Population Density2 215
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $51,844
Average Household Income $72,420
Per Capita Income $28,752


Total Housing Units 4,733,329 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,620,532 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,466,898 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 645,899 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $178,691
Average Home Value $233,140


Total Households 4,087,430
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 2,692,584
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.12% 1.13%
Households 1.07% 1.1%
Families 0.91% 1.0%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.32%