Nationwide Claims to Fame

North Carolina is 4th out of 51 other states in Building permits (last year)

North Carolina is 8th out of 51 other states in Race - Black or African American

North Carolina is 9th out of 51 other states in Households

North Carolina is 9th out of 51 other states in Housing units

North Carolina is 10th out of 51 other states in Current population (2012)

North Carolina is 10th out of 51 other states in Female residents

North Carolina is 10th out of 51 other states in Non-farm private establishments

North Carolina is 10th out of 51 other states in Retail sales

North Carolina is 10th out of 51 other states in Total businesses (including small businesses)

North Carolina is 11th out of 51 other states in Non-farm private employees

North Carolina Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
North Carolina Rank US
Current population (2012) 9,752,073 10th 313,914,040
Size in square miles 48,617.9 29th 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 196.1 16th 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
North Carolina Rank US
Residents younger than 5 6.4% 24th 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 23.4% 23rd 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 13.8% 32nd 13.7%
Education Demographics
North Carolina Rank US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 84.1% 39th 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 26.5% 28th 28.2%
Race Demographics
North Carolina Rank US
Race - White 71.9% 39th 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 22.0% 8th 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 1.5% 15th 1.2%
Race - Asian 2.5% 27th 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 21st 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.0% 27th 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 8.7% 26th 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 64.7% 32nd 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
North Carolina Rank US
Female residents 51.3% 10th 50.8%
Foreign born residents 7.4% 23rd 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
North Carolina Rank US
Housing units 4,362,740 9th 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 17.0% 42nd 25.9%
Households 3,664,119 9th 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 67.8% 33rd 66.1%
Home median value $152,700 32nd $186,200
People per household 2.5 27th 2.6
Building permits (last year) 48,692 4th 829,658

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
North Carolina Rank US
Income per capita $25,256 36th $27,915
Income per household $46,291 40th $52,762
Income below poverty line 16.1% 15th 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
North Carolina Rank US
Non-farm private establishments 215,113 10th 7,354,043
Non-farm private employees 3,284,592 11th 113,425,965
Total businesses (including small businesses) 798,791 10th 27,092,908
Retail sales $114,578,173 10th $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $12,641 33rd $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $16,126,939 11th $613,795,732

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