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North Carolina Summary
Population: 8,047,333
Area: 47951.94 sq. miles
Land: 47,562.81 sq. miles (99.19 %)
Water: 389.13 sq. miles (0.81 %)
Population Density: 169.19 people per sq. mile
Elevation: 717.0 feet above sea level
Time Zone: Eastern (GMT -5)
Daylight Savings: Yes
North Carolina Details
North Carolina Area Codes
North Carolina cities with population over 500,000
Charlotte (607,295)
    
North Carolina cities with population over 100,000
Asheville (105,759)
Durham (216,010)
Fayetteville (220,164)
Greensboro (274,636)
High Point (101,022)
Raleigh (363,200)
Wilmington (144,319)
Winston Salem (221,440)
North Carolina cities with population over 50,000
Burlington (67,703)
Cary (82,249)
Chapel Hill (79,138)
Concord (73,495)
Gastonia (98,023)
Goldsboro (71,373)
Greenville (88,564)
Hendersonville (57,007)
Hickory (73,658)
Jacksonville (76,646)
Lexington (73,046)
Matthews (51,199)
Monroe (59,229)
Morganton (54,898)
New Bern (53,537)
Rocky Mount (69,750)
Salisbury (73,333)
Sanford (54,739)
Shelby (50,569)
Statesville (62,936)
Wilson (55,106)

North Carolina Demographics

North Carolina Gender Distribution

Gender Distribution
GenderNumberPercentNational Avg.
Male3,941,72448.98 %49.04 %
Female4,105,60951.02 %50.96 %
Males / Female0.96-0.96
Total Population8,047,333100.00 %-
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North Carolina Age Distribution

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Age Distribution
Age GroupNumberPercentNational Avg.
Under 5 years539,3886.70 %6.83 %
5 to 9 years562,4166.99 %7.31 %
10 to 14 years551,2316.85 %7.30 %
15 to 19 years539,7896.71 %7.20 %
20 to 24 years577,3827.17 %6.75 %
25 to 34 years1,213,14115.08 %14.17 %
35 to 44 years1,286,80415.99 %16.01 %
45 to 54 years1,084,88113.48 %13.37 %
55 to 59 years400,0764.97 %4.79 %
60 to 64 years323,4164.02 %3.84 %
65 to 74 years533,6386.63 %6.53 %
75 to 84 years329,7264.10 %4.38 %
85 years and over105,4451.31 %1.50 %
Age StatisticsNumberPercentNational Avg.
Median age (years)37.7-37.7
18 years and over6,083,77775.60 %74.27 %
Male
2,935,83036.48 %35.85 %
Female
3,147,94739.12 %38.42 %
21 years and over5,731,85571.23 %69.92 %
62 years and over1,157,56214.38 %14.65 %
65 years and over968,80912.04 %12.42 %
Male
388,9094.83 %5.12 %
Female
579,9007.21 %7.30 %
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North Carolina Racial Profile

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Racial Profile Chart
RaceNumberPercentNational Avg.
One race7,944,08998.72 %97.55 %
White
5,803,22572.11 %75.21 %
Black or African American
1,737,07221.59 %12.26 %
American Indian and Alaska Native
99,5471.24 %0.87 %
Asian
113,6841.41 %3.59 %
Asian Indian
26,1970.33 %0.59 %
Chinese
18,9840.24 %0.85 %
Filipino
9,5890.12 %0.65 %
Japanese
5,6630.07 %0.28 %
Korean
12,5990.16 %0.38 %
Vietnamese
15,5960.19 %0.39 %
Other Asian
25,0560.31 %0.45 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
3,9830.05 %0.14 %
Native Hawaiian
9320.01 %0.05 %
Guamanian or Chamorro
1,3130.02 %0.02 %
Samoan
8230.01 %0.03 %
Other Pacific Islander
9150.01 %0.04 %
Some other race
186,5782.32 %5.48 %
Hispanic StatisticsNumberPercentNational Avg.
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)378,8864.71 %13.70 %
Mexican
246,4873.06 %7.24 %
Puerto Rican
31,1110.39 %2.46 %
Cuban
7,3880.09 %0.44 %
Other Hispanic or Latino
93,9001.17 %3.55 %
Not Hispanic or Latino7,668,44795.29 %86.30 %
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North Carolina Social Profile

North Carolina School Enrollment

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School Enrollment Chart
School EnrollmentNumberPercentNational Avg.
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school2,042,757100.00 %-
Nursery school, preschool
135,3056.62 %6.47 %
Kindergarten
114,6875.61 %5.43 %
Elementary school (grades 1-8)
912,94044.69 %43.92 %
High school (grades 9-12)
417,62120.44 %21.38 %
College or graduate school
462,20422.63 %22.81 %
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North Carolina Education Level

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Education Level Chart
Education LevelNumberPercentNational Avg.
Population 25 years and over5,281,627100.00 %-
Less than 9th grade
413,4097.83 %7.55 %
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
740,97914.03 %12.05 %
High school graduate (includes equivalency)
1,502,44828.45 %28.63 %
High school or higher
4,127,23978.14 %80.40 %
Some college, no degree
1,080,19620.45 %21.05 %
Associate degree
358,0076.78 %6.32 %
Bachelor's degree
807,95415.30 %15.54 %
Bachelor's degree or higher
1,186,58822.47 %24.40 %
Graduate or professional degree
378,6347.17 %8.86 %
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North Carolina Ancestry Distribution

Ancestry Distribution
AncestryNumberPercentNational Avg.
Total ancestries reported6,980,949100.00 %-
Arab19,5800.28 %0.42 %
Czech14,6560.21 %0.59 %
Danish11,0930.16 %0.50 %
Dutch93,6871.34 %1.58 %
English767,57511.00 %8.53 %
French (except Basque)127,6631.83 %2.90 %
French Canadian29,2140.42 %0.85 %
German762,28610.92 %14.93 %
Greek19,1380.27 %0.40 %
Hungarian16,0960.23 %0.49 %
Irish596,0818.54 %10.65 %
Italian181,9652.61 %5.47 %
Lithuanian6,6350.10 %0.23 %
Norwegian32,6270.47 %1.56 %
Polish87,9671.26 %3.12 %
Portuguese7,2940.10 %0.41 %
Russian25,3620.36 %0.92 %
Scotch-Irish255,7853.66 %1.50 %
Scottish177,5022.54 %1.70 %
Slovak7,2910.10 %0.28 %
Subsaharan African61,7890.89 %0.62 %
Swedish40,6960.58 %1.39 %
Swiss12,2110.17 %0.32 %
Ukrainian9,6070.14 %0.31 %
United States or American1,114,77115.97 %7.18 %
Welsh38,2870.55 %0.61 %
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)15,9150.23 %0.65 %
Other ancestries2,448,17635.07 %31.89 %
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North Carolina Economy

North Carolina Employment

GroupNumberPercentNational Avg.
Population 16 years and over6,288,999100.00 %-
Males 16 years and over
3,038,20048.31 %48.32 %
Females 16 years and over
3,250,79951.69 %51.68 %
In labor force
4,129,47365.66 %63.63 %
Males in labor force
2,210,09353.52 %53.52 %
Females in labor force
1,919,38046.48 %46.48 %
Civilian labor force
4,038,62664.22 %63.10 %
Employed
3,823,72760.80 %59.39 %
Unemployed
214,8993.42 %3.71 %
Unemployment level
-5.20 %5.84 %
Armed Forces
90,8471.44 %0.53 %
Not in labor force
2,159,52634.34 %36.37 %
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Employment Type Chart
Employment TypeNumberPercentNational Avg.
Private wage and salary workers3,012,17478.78 %78.40 %
Government workers556,06714.54 %14.66 %
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business244,9426.41 %6.64 %
Unpaid family workers10,5440.28 %0.31 %
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North Carolina Occupations

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Occupation Chart
OccupationNumberPercentNational Avg.
Management, professional, and related occupations1,192,61531.19 %33.60 %
Service occupations517,28213.53 %14.87 %
Sales and office occupations947,65624.78 %26.70 %
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations29,1640.76 %0.74 %
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations422,17611.04 %9.47 %
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations714,83418.69 %14.63 %
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North Carolina Employment by Industry

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Industry Chart
IndustryNumberPercentNational Avg.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining61,1051.60 %1.87 %
Construction311,9078.16 %6.80 %
Manufacturing755,04419.75 %14.09 %
Wholesale trade131,2843.43 %3.60 %
Retail trade439,77511.50 %11.73 %
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities176,3384.61 %5.19 %
Information89,7922.35 %3.08 %
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing231,1706.05 %6.87 %
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services296,0237.74 %9.28 %
Educational, health and social services733,33419.18 %19.92 %
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services265,5596.95 %7.86 %
Other services (except public administration)176,8474.62 %4.88 %
Public administration155,5494.07 %4.83 %
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North Carolina Income

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Household Income Chart
Household IncomeNumberPercentNational Avg.
Households3,132,455100.00 %106,788,273
Less than $10,000
328,67410.49 %9.86 %
$10,000 to $14,999
201,0646.42 %6.40 %
$15,000 to $24,999
431,60213.78 %12.89 %
$25,000 to $34,999
435,81613.91 %12.79 %
$35,000 to $49,999
552,85117.65 %16.44 %
$50,000 to $74,999
608,66219.43 %19.30 %
$75,000 to $99,999
278,9658.91 %10.14 %
$100,000 to $149,999
188,5976.02 %7.65 %
$150,000 to $199,999
50,6351.62 %2.18 %
$200,000 or more
55,5891.77 %2.35 %
Median household income (dollars)$36,856.86-$39,349.33
Average household size2.48-2.58
Average income per member of household$14,839.50-$15,252.86
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North Carolina Commute

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Commute Chart
TypeNumberPercentNational Avg.
Workers 16 years and over3,836,777100.00 %100.00 %
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
3,045,90879.39 %75.65 %
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
538,08714.02 %12.23 %
Public transportation (including taxicab)
34,8030.91 %4.73 %
Walked
74,1281.93 %2.94 %
Other means
40,9321.07 %1.20 %
Worked at home
102,9192.68 %3.25 %
Mean travel time to work (minutes)25.9932 minutes-26.3 minutes
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North Carolina Housing

North Carolina Occupancy

Housing OccupancyNumberPercentNational Avg.
Total housing units3,523,055100.00 %117,282,697
Occupied housing units
3,131,25488.88 %91.00 %
Owner-occupied housing units
2,171,69261.64 %60.30 %
Renter-occupied housing units
959,56227.24 %30.70 %
Vacant housing units
391,80111.12 %9.00 %
For seasonal or occasional use
134,8263.83 %3.06 %
Homeowner vacancy rate1.83 %-2.21 %
Rental vacancy rate9.27 %-7.86 %
Average household size of owner-occupied unit2.50-2.62
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2.43-2.45
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North Carolina Structures

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Structures Chart
Structure TypeNumberPercentNational Avg.
Total housing units3,522,955100.00 %-
1-unit, detached
2,267,33664.36 %60.37 %
1-unit, attached
106,0573.01 %5.68 %
2 units
88,5072.51 %4.29 %
3 or 4 units
114,1883.24 %4.72 %
5 to 9 units
151,6494.30 %4.66 %
10 to 19 units
111,9853.18 %3.99 %
20 or more units
100,4692.85 %8.59 %
Mobile home
576,90416.38 %7.49 %
Boat, RV, van, etc.
5,8600.17 %0.22 %
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North Carolina Rooms

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Rooms Chart
Rooms per residence unitNumberPercentNational Avg.
Total housing units3,522,955100.00 %-
1 room
26,9420.76 %2.21 %
2 rooms
99,6232.83 %4.88 %
3 rooms
244,3456.94 %10.06 %
4 rooms
646,11418.34 %15.95 %
5 rooms
913,44425.93 %20.92 %
6 rooms
697,68219.80 %18.39 %
7 rooms
407,61811.57 %11.98 %
8 rooms
249,2377.07 %7.99 %
9 or more rooms
237,9506.75 %7.63 %
Median (rooms)5.4-5.5
Occupants per roomNumberPercentNational Avg.
Occupied housing units3,131,196100.00 %-
1.00 or less
3,024,46696.59 %85.63 %
1.01 to 1.50
69,4602.22 %2.83 %
1.51 or more
37,2701.19 %2.54 %
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North Carolina Household Heating

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Household Heating Pie Chart
Household heating fuel typeNumberPercentNational Avg.
Utility gas757,77221.51 %46.07 %
Bottled, tank, or LP gas394,05311.19 %5.96 %
Electricity1,528,37943.38 %27.62 %
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.368,22010.45 %8.06 %
Coal or coke4640.01 %0.12 %
Wood65,6321.86 %1.51 %
Solar energy1,2660.04 %0.05 %
Other fuel6,5430.19 %0.35 %
No fuel used8,8670.25 %1.25 %
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North Carolina Property Value

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Property Pie Chart
Property TypeNumberPercentNational Avg.
Specified owner-occupied units1,615,431100.00 %-
Less than $50,000
140,2368.68 %10.14 %
$50,000 to $99,999
591,21736.60 %30.62 %
$100,000 to $149,999
421,71826.11 %23.60 %
$150,000 to $199,999
219,16813.57 %14.50 %
$200,000 to $299,999
152,5249.44 %11.81 %
$300,000 to $499,999
66,2924.10 %6.42 %
$500,000 to $999,999
20,2651.25 %2.34 %
$1,000,000 or more
4,0110.25 %0.56 %
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North Carolina Mortgage Status

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Mortgage Payment Pie Chart
Mortgage paymentsNumberPercentNational Avg.
With a mortgage1,116,12569.09 %69.56 %
Less than $300
8,6450.54 %0.50 %
$300 to $499
68,5544.24 %3.97 %
$500 to $699
164,86310.21 %8.97 %
$700 to $999
331,66020.53 %17.28 %
$1,000 to $1,499
341,81521.16 %20.91 %
$1,500 to $1,999
121,9917.55 %9.93 %
$2,000 or more
78,5974.87 %7.99 %
Not mortgaged499,30630.91 %30.44 %
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Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Mortgage payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentNational Avg.
Less than 15 percent609,45437.73 %36.58 %
15 to 19 percent285,69017.69 %17.40 %
20 to 24 percent222,88913.80 %13.85 %
25 to 29 percent147,5639.13 %9.40 %
30 to 34 percent92,1725.71 %6.01 %
35 percent or more242,40915.01 %15.91 %
Not computed15,2540.94 %0.85 %
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North Carolina Rent Status

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Rent Payment Pie Chart
Rent payment amountNumberPercentNational Avg.
Specified renter-occupied units944,191100.00 %100.00 %
Less than $200
52,4285.55 %5.40 %
$200 to $299
53,0565.62 %5.26 %
$300 to $499
252,97926.79 %22.00 %
$500 to $749
328,00534.74 %33.46 %
$750 to $999
129,81213.75 %17.03 %
$1,000 to $1,499
39,8704.22 %8.60 %
$1,500 or more
9,7051.03 %2.89 %
No cash rent
78,3368.30 %5.35 %
Median (dollars)375,41439.76 %44.00 %
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Rent Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Rent payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentNational Avg.
Less than 15 percent182,00619.28 %18.07 %
15 to 19 percent137,17314.53 %14.26 %
20 to 24 percent119,40312.65 %12.73 %
25 to 29 percent90,5989.60 %10.37 %
30 to 34 percent62,9026.66 %7.32 %
35 percent or more251,81026.67 %29.47 %
Not computed100,29910.62 %7.77 %

North Carolina Vehicle Usage

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Vehicle Usage Pie Chart
Vehicles per householdNumberPercentNational Avg.
None235,2736.68 %9.57 %
11,010,35128.68 %31.22 %
21,250,29835.49 %34.76 %
3 or more635,27418.03 %15.45 %
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