Onslow County NC Information


Onslow County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 201,435
Daytime Population: Workers 101,391
Daytime Population: Residents 106,544
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 207,935
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 188,030
Population in Familes 158,492
Population in Group Qrtrs 13,405
Population Density2 264
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $45,507
Average Household Income $59,404
Per Capita Income $21,863


Total Housing Units 81,135 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 37,366 (46.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 32,191 (39.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,578 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $163,654
Average Home Value $200,194


Total Households 69,557
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 50,741
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 1.74% 1.85%
Households 2.04% 1.92%
Families 1.9% 1.83%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.28%


Onslow County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Onslow 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 # 12 89th
Population Density # 21 80th
Diversity Index # 32 68th
Median Household Income # 36 65th
Per Capita Income # 62 39th

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