North Carolina
Demographic Data






North Carolina POPULATION STATISTICS

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

North Carolina Population & Age Distribution

The Total Population of North Carolina is:
10,439,388

Age

Under 5 Years:
5.8%
5 - 17:
16.3%
18 - 24:
9.5%
25 - 34:
13.4%
35 - 54:
25.8%
55 - 64:
12.9%
Over 65 Years:
16.3%

Educational Attainment of Adults

High School Graduates
College Graduated
Attending College
88.5%
88.5%
32.0%
32.0%
5.5%
5.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

Per capita Income

North Carolina
USA
$31,993
$31,993
$35,384
$35,384

Median household income

North Carolina
USA
$56,642
$56,642
$64,994
$64,994

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
14.0%

Employment Industries in NC

Healthcare
Manufacturing
Retail
Education
Accommodation
Construction
Professional, scientific, and technical services
Other
Finance
Administration
Public Service
Transportation
Wholesale
Real Estate
Arts
Information Technology
Agriculture
Utilities
Mining
Management
13.8%
13.8%
12.1%
12.1%
11.6%
11.6%
9.0%
9.0%
7.5%
7.5%
7.0%
7.0%
6.9%
6.9%
5.0%
5.0%
4.8%
4.8%
4.2%
4.2%
4.1%
4.1%
4.0%
4.0%
2.5%
2.5%
1.9%
1.9%
1.8%
1.8%
1.7%
1.7%
1.1%
1.1%
0.8%
0.8%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

White
Black Or African American
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
Asian
Other Race / Two or More Races
American Indian And Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
62.6%
62.6%
21.0%
21.0%
9.5%
9.5%
2.9%
2.9%
2.8%
2.8%
1.0%
1.0%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

Ancestry (Top 20)

Unclassified
English
German
Irish
Italian
Scots-Irish
Scottish
European
French
Polish
Dutch
African
British
Welsh
Swedish
Norwegian
Russian
French Canadian
Hungarian
Greek
22.7%
22.7%
9.8%
9.8%
9.6%
9.6%
8.0%
8.0%
3.2%
3.2%
2.3%
2.3%
2.2%
2.2%
1.8%
1.8%
1.5%
1.5%
1.4%
1.4%
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
0.7%
0.7%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.5%
0.5%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
Spanish
Indic languages
Chinese
French
Other Asian languages
Arabic
German
Vietnamese
Native American languages
Hindi
Korean
Tagalog
African languages
Gujarathi
Slavic languages
Miao/Hmong
Russian
Portuguese
Other Indo-European
88.2%
88.2%
7.5%
7.5%
0.6%
0.6%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born NC Residents
8.0%