North Carolina

10,146,788 Population

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

48,617.2 square miles 208.7 people per square mile 100 Counties       738 Cities
 

 People

Percent of US Population
3.1%
was 3.1%
Ranked 9th Highest in US
Population Density
208.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
51.9%
was 51.4%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
7.8%
was 7.9%
Ranked 24th Highest in US
Percent Under 18
22.6%
was 22.8%
Ranked 26th Highest in US
Percent 65 and Over
15.5%
was 15.1%
Ranked 27th Highest in US

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.3
was 5.7
Ranked 13th Lowest in US
Percent Living in Poverty
15.4%
was 16.4%
Ranked 38th Lowest in US
Median Household Income
$48,256
was $47,830
Ranked 41st Highest in US
Gini Income Distribution
 
47.8
47.8
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,217
Ranked 36th Highest in US
Patents per 100,000
33
was 34
Ranked 20th Highest in US
Per Capita GDP
44,646
was 44,063
Ranked 31st Highest in US

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
5.1
was 4.8
Ranked 14th Highest in US
Violent Crimes per 100,000
347
was 342.2
Ranked 26th Highest in US
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,750.1
was 3,128
Ranked 19th Highest in US
Rural Highway Fatalities per 100,000
9
was 9
Ranked 15th Highest in US
Urban Highway Fatalities per 100,000
4
was 4
Ranked 28th Highest in US
Total Highway Fatalities per 100,000
13
was 13
Ranked 18th Highest in US

 Housing

Total Housing Units
4,540,697
was 4,491,090
Ranked 9th Highest in US
Median Rent
$839
was $827
Ranked 29th Highest in US
Total Building Permits
51,290
was 48,692
 
Occupied Housing Units
3,882,423
was 3,843,745
 
Homeownership Rate
64.2%
was 63.9%
Ranked 36th Highest in US
Single Family Building Permits
35,316
was 29,945
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
93.4
was 92.4
Ranked 13th Highest in US
Rental Vacancy Rate
32.2%
was 31.8%
Ranked 20th Highest in US
Multifamily Building Permits
15,974
was 18,747
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.5
Ranked 28th Highest in US
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
11.7
was 11.1
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
5.2
was 5.0
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
95.5%
was 95.6%
Ranked 31st Highest in US
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
84.9%
Ranked 42nd Highest in US
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.5%
was 99.5%
Ranked 24th Highest in US

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
87.3%
was 86.6%
Ranked 36th Highest in US
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
30.4%
was 29.4%
Ranked 25th Highest in US
Percent Receiving STEM Bachelors Degree or Higher
10.0%
 
White Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
46,767
 
Black Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
13,318
 
Asian Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
2,660
 
Islander Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
84
 
Native Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
604
 
Hispanic Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
2,921
 
Multi Race Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
1,286
 
Unknown Race Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
3,395
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
6.5%
was 6.5%
Ranked 21st Highest in US
Own Source Revenue
66.9%
was 66.1%
Ranked 23rd Highest in US
Debt Service Ratio
3.9%
was 4.2%
Ranked 43rd Highest in US

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