North Carolina Census & Demographic Data - July 1, 2017


North Carolina Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for North Carolina as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017)


Total Population 10,304,250
Daytime Population: Workers 4,746,620
Daytime Population: Residents 5,516,603
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,263,223
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 10,051,596
Population in Familes 8,093,071
Population in Group Qrtrs 252,654
Population Density2 212
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $48,918
Average Household Income $69,520
Per Capita Income $27,638


Total Housing Units 4,676,207 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,556,355 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,474,901 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 644,951 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $173,571
Average Home Value $226,553


Total Households 4,031,256
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 2,654,343
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.08% 1.1%
Households 1.02% 1.06%
Families 0.83% 0.95%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.61%