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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus Data

Demographic Statistics

North Carolina

Number

Percent

Total population8,049,313100.0
SEX AND AGE
Male3,942,69549.0
Female4,106,61851.0
Under 5 years539,5096.7
5 to 9 years562,5537.0
10 to 14 years551,3676.8
15 to 19 years539,9316.7
20 to 24 years577,5087.2
25 to 34 years1,213,41515.1
35 to 44 years1,287,12016.0
45 to 54 years1,085,15013.5
55 to 59 years400,2075.0
60 to 64 years323,5054.0
65 to 74 years533,7776.6
75 to 84 years329,8104.1
85 years and over105,4611.3
Median age (years)35.3(X)
18 years and over6,085,26675.6
Male
2,936,57036.5
Female
3,148,69639.1
21 years and over5,733,26871.2
62 years and over1,157,86114.4
65 years and over969,04812.0
Male
389,0114.8
Female
580,0377.2
RACE
One race7,946,05398.7
White
5,804,65672.1
Black or African American
1,737,54521.6
American Indian and Alaska Native
99,5511.2
Asian
113,6891.4
Asian Indian
26,1970.3
Chinese
18,9840.2
Filipino
9,5920.1
Japanese
5,6640.1
Korean
12,6000.2
Vietnamese
15,5960.2

Other Asian 1

25,0560.3
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
3,9830.0
Native Hawaiian
9320.0
Guamanian or Chamorro
1,3130.0
Samoan
8230.0

Other Pacific Islander 2

9150.0
Some other race
186,6292.3
Two or more races103,2601.3

Race alone or in combination with one or more other races 3

White5,884,60873.1
Black or African American1,776,28322.1
American Indian and Alaska Native131,7361.6
Asian136,2121.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander8,5740.1
Some other race223,2222.8
HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE
Total population8,049,313100.0
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)378,9634.7
Mexican
246,5453.1
Puerto Rican
31,1170.4
Cuban
7,3890.1
Other Hispanic or Latino
93,9121.2
Not Hispanic or Latino7,670,35095.3
White alone
5,647,15570.2
RELATIONSHIP
Total population8,049,313100.0
In households7,795,43296.8
Householder
3,132,01338.9
Spouse
1,645,34620.4
Child
2,218,24727.6
Own child under 18 years
1,744,45121.7
Other relatives
413,4655.1
Under 18 years
174,2012.2
Nonrelatives
386,3614.8
Unmarried partner
143,6801.8
In group quarters253,8813.2
Institutionalized population
106,6591.3
Noninstitutionalized population
147,2221.8
HOUSEHOLDS BY TYPE
Total households3,132,013100.0
Family households (families)2,158,86968.9
With own children under 18 years
995,64831.8
Married-couple family
1,645,34652.5
With own children under 18 years
707,50622.6
Female householder, no husband present
389,99712.5
With own children under 18 years
227,3517.3
Nonfamily households973,14431.1
Householder living alone
795,27125.4
Householder 65 years and over
270,1418.6
Households with individuals under 18 years1,104,65935.3
Households with individuals 65 years and over682,98221.8
Average household size2.49(X)
Average family size2.98(X)
HOUSING OCCUPANCY
Total housing units3,523,944100.0
Occupied housing units3,132,01388.9
Vacant housing units391,93111.1
For seasonal, recreational, or occasional use
134,8703.8
Homeowner vacancy rate (percent)2.0(X)
Rental vacancy rate (percent)8.8(X)
HOUSING TENURE
Occupied housing units3,132,013100.0
Owner-occupied housing units2,172,35569.4
Renter-occupied housing units959,65830.6
Average household size of owner-occupied unit2.54(X)
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2.37(X)
(X) Not applicable
1 Other Asian alone, or two or more Asian categories.
2 Other Pacific Islander alone, or two or more Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander categories.
3 In combination with one or more other races listed. The six numbers may add to more than the total population and the six percentages may add to more than 100 percent because individuals may report more than one race.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 1, Matrices P1, P3, P4, P8, P9, P12, P13, P,17, P18, P19, P20, P23, P27, P28, P33, PCT5, PCT8, PCT11, PCT15, H1, H3, H4, H5, H11, and H12.

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