Chowan County NC Information


Chowan County Subdivisions

Chowan County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 14,733
Daytime Population: Workers 5,190
Daytime Population: Residents 8,848
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,038
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 14,460
Population in Familes 11,903
Population in Group Qrtrs 273
Population Density2 85
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $35,451
Average Household Income $49,714
Per Capita Income $20,740


Total Housing Units 7,472 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,016 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,038 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,418 (19.0%)
Median Home Value $153,597
Average Home Value $190,899


Total Households 6,054
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 4,111
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 -0.06% -0.41%
Households -0.01% -0.39%
Families -0.17% -0.5%
Median Household Income   0.44%
Per Capita Income   1.93%


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, 2017 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 # 64 37th
Diversity Index # 44 57th
Median Household Income # 85 16th
Per Capita Income # 78 23rd

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