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North Carolina

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Table

North Carolina
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
10,551,162
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
10,551,162
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
10,439,388
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
1.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 10,439,388
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 9,535,483
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.7%
Female persons, percent
51.4%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
70.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
22.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
3.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
9.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
62.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 654,365
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 8.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 4,747,943
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 65.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $182,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,328
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $402
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $932
Building permits, 2021 94,874
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 4,031,592
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.51
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 85.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 11.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 90.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 83.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 88.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 32.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 9.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 61.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 57.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 18,622,258
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 55,227,505
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 202,344,646
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 120,691,007
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,376
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 24.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $56,642
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $31,993
Persons in poverty, percent
12.9%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 240,760
Total employment, 2020 3,962,754
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 199,256,110
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 787,883
All firms, 2012 805,985
Men-owned firms, 2012 435,677
Women-owned firms, 2012 287,058
Minority-owned firms, 2012 183,380
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 603,182
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 86,571
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 684,743
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 196.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 48,617.91
FIPS Code 37
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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