Chowan County NC Information


Chowan County Subdivisions

Chowan County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 14,686
Population in Households 14,435
Population in Familes 11,940
Population in Group Qrtrs 251
Population Density1 85
Diversity Index2 55


Median Household Income $37,237
Average Household Income $52,150
Per Capita Income $21,782


Total Housing Units 7,401 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,222 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,831 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,348 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $156,116
Average Home Value $192,219


Total Households 6,053
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 4,113
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 -0.09% -0.28%
Households -0.01% -0.25%
Families -0.15% -0.34%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.42%


Chowan County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chowan County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 89 12th
Population Density # 65 36th
Diversity Index # 43 57th
Median Household Income # 79 22nd
Per Capita Income # 73 28th

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