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Onslow County, North Carolina

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Onslow County, North Carolina
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 204,576
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 204,576
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 177,772
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 24,005
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 3.8%
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 85,916
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 54.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $162,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,272
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $396
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,029
Building permits, 2021 1,597
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 66,131
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.69
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 73.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 10.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 95.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 89.7%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 92.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 23.6%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 13.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 46.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 53.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 435,417
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 642,450
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 68,908
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,334,587
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $11,952
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 20.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $51,560
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $24,817
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2020 2,909
Total employment, 2020 35,861
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 1,132,507
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -3.2%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 11,238
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,224
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,168
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 416
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 215
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,676
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 261
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,557
Population per square mile, 2020 268.4
Population per square mile, 2010 233.1
Land area in square miles, 2020 762.08
Land area in square miles, 2010 762.74
FIPS Code 37133
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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