North Carolina Overview

Population Demographics

  • 45.4% of people in North Carolina are single and 54.6% are married.
  • The population of North Carolina is 9,535,483, making it the 10th most populated state.
  • 92.6% of people in North Carolina were born U.S. citizens, while 7.4% were born outside of the country.
  • Of the state's population 48.7% are men and 51.3% are females.
  • The state's population is 24.6% college educated and 83.6% have a high school diploma or a GED.
  • The majority (68.5%) of the North Carolina population is White.

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  • The median worker income in North Carolina is $26,972.
  • As of the last census, the North Carolina unemployment rate of 8.8% was worse than the 7.9% national average.
  • The break down for commute times in North Carolina is: 62.8% under 25 mins, 25.5% 25-45 mins, and 11.7% above 45 minutes.
  • The poverty rate for North Carolina is 13.8%.
  • Typically, people work 39/hrs per week in North Carolina.

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