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Social Characteristics of North Carolina

North Carolina Selected Social Characteristics 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

  • American Community Survey types of households (All)
    3,742,514
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households)
    2,484,973
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households)
    66.4%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households having own children under 18 years)
    1,077,906
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households having own children under 18 years)
    28.8%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family)
    1,803,981
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family)
    48.2%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family / own children under 18 years)
    699,864
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family / own children under 18 years)
    18.7%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family)
    166,170
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family)
    4.4%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family / own children under 18 years)
    84,965
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family / own children under 18 years)
    2.3%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present)
    514,822
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present)
    13.8%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present, family - With own children under 18 years)
    293,077
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present, family - With own children under 18 years)
    7.8%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with non-family households)
    1,257,541
  • Percentage of types of households (All with non-family households)
    33.6%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone)
    1,044,307
  • Percentage of types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone)
    27.9%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone, 65 years and over)
    364,683
  • Percentage of types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone, 65 years and over)
    9.7%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All households with one or more people under 18 years)
    1,209,358
  • Percentage of types of households (All households with one or more people under 18 years)
    32.3%
  • American Community Survey types of households (households with one or more people 65 years and over)
    946,954
  • Percentage of types of households (households with one or more people 65 years and over)
    25.3%
  • American Community Survey types of households (Average sized households)
    2.54
  • American Community Survey types of households (Average family size households)
    3.11
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (All)
    9,495,510
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Householder)
    3,742,514
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Householder)
    39.4%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Spouse)
    1,803,989
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Spouse)
    19.0%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Child)
    2,815,815
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Child)
    29.7%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Other relatives)
    615,631
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Other relatives)
    6.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Not relatives)
    517,561
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Not relatives)
    5.5%
  • American Community Survey persons in households by relationship (Not relatives) Unmarried partner
    197,598
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Not relatives) Unmarried partner
    2.1%
  • American Community Survey number of males 15 years and older (by Marital status)
    3,778,356
  • American Community Survey number of unmarried males 15 years and older
    1,274,546
  • Percentage number of unmarried males 15 years and older
    33.7%
  • American Community Survey number of married males 15 years and older (not including separated)
    1,949,366
  • Percentage number of married males 15 years and older (not including separated)
    51.6%
  • American Community Survey number of separated males 15 years and older
    103,386
  • Percentage number of separated males 15 years and older
    2.7%
  • American Community Survey number of widowed males 15 years and older
    98,865
  • Percentage number of widowed males 15 years and older
    2.6%
  • American Community Survey number of divorced males 15 years and older
    352,193
  • Percentage number of divorced males 15 years and older
    9.3%
  • American Community Survey number of females 15 years and older (by Marital status)
    4,066,089
  • American Community Survey number of females never married 15 years and older
    1,134,273
  • Percentage number of females never married 15 years and older
    27.9%
  • American Community Survey number of females presently married 15 years and older (not including separated)
    1,911,402
  • Percentage number of females presently married 15 years and older (not including separated)
    47.0%
  • American Community Survey number of separated females 15 years and older
    139,603
  • Percentage of separated females 15 years and older
    3.4%
  • American Community Survey number of widowed females 15 years and older
    392,066
  • Percentage of widowed females 15 years and older
    9.6%
  • American Community Survey number of divorced females 15 years and older
    488,745
  • Percentage of divorced females 15 years and older
    12.0%
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year
    128,220
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old unmarried (widowed, divorced, and never married) females which had birth in the past year
    48,532
  • Percentage of 15 to 50 years old unmarried (widowed, divorced, and never married) females which had birth in the past year
    37.9%
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old unmarried (widowed, divorced, and never married) females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000)
    38
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000)
    54
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000 - 15 to 19 years old)
    26
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000 - 20 to 34 years old)
    97
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000 - 35 to 50 years old)
    23
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age
    209,835
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Responsible for grandchildren)
    100,472
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Responsible for grandchildren)
    47.9%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Less than one year, responsible for grandchildren)
    19,029
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Less than one year, responsible for grandchildren)
    9.1%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (1 or 2 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    22,311
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (1 or 2 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    10.6%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (3 or 4 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    17,958
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (3 or 4 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    8.6%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (5 or more years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    41,174
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (5 or more years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    19.6%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    100,472
  • American Community Survey number of female grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    64,964
  • Percentage of female grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    64.7%
  • American Community Survey number of married grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    69,239
  • Percentage of married grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    68.9%
  • American Community Survey number of persons enrolled in school 3 years of age and over
    2,549,268
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in nursery school, preschool 3 years of age and over
    146,457
  • Percentage of people enrolled in nursery school, preschool 3 years of age and over
    5.7%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in kindergarten 3 years of age and over
    131,991
  • Percentage of people enrolled in kindergarten 3 years of age and over
    5.2%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3 years of age and over
    1,022,049
  • Percentage of people enrolled in Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3 years of age and over
    40.1%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in High school (grades 9-12) 3 years of age and over
    514,837
  • Percentage of people enrolled in High school (grades 9-12) 3 years of age and over
    20.2%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in College or graduate school 3 years of age and over
    733,934
  • Percentage of people enrolled in College or graduate school 3 years of age and over
    28.8%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with education
    6,495,047
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with less than 9th grade education
    356,797
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with less than 9th grade education
    5.5%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with 9th to 12th grade (without diploma)
    590,605
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with 9th to 12th grade (without diploma)
    9.1%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older high school graduates and equivalency
    1,744,316
  • Percentage number of people 25 years of age and older high school graduates and equivalency
    26.9%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with some college and no degree
    1,424,961
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with some college and no degree
    21.9%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with associate's degree
    573,109
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with associate's degree
    8.8%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree
    1,185,011
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree
    18.2%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with Graduate or professional degree
    620,248
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with Graduate or professional degree
    9.5%
  • Percentage of people with high school graduate or higher
    85.4%
  • Percentage of people with a bachelor's degree or higher
    27.8%
  • American Community Survey number of Veterans (Civilian, 18 years and older)
    7,380,446
  • American Community Survey number of Veterans (Civilian, 18 years and older) Civilian veterans
    709,471
  • Percentage of Veterans (Civilian, 18 years and older) Civilian veterans
    9.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (By status)
    9,551,760
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (With a disability)
    1,280,361
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (With a disability)
    13.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (Under 18 years of age)
    2,281,113
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (Under 18 years of age - with a disability)
    100,832
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (Under 18 years of age - with a disability)
    4.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (18 to 64 years)
    5,965,809
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (18 to 64 years - with a disability)
    686,317
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (18 to 64 years - with a disability)
    11.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (65 years and over)
    1,304,838
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (65 years and over - with a disability)
    493,212
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (65 years and over - with a disability)
    37.8%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago)
    9,636,656
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Same house
    8,164,916
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Same house
    84.7%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S.
    1,421,778
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S.
    14.8%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Same county
    812,988
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Same county
    8.4%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county
    608,790
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county
    6.3%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Same state
    337,775
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Same state
    3.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Different state
    271,015
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Different state
    2.8%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Abroad
    49,962
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Abroad
    0.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons (by place of birth)
    9,750,405
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons
    9,009,170
  • Percentage of Native persons
    92.4%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons (Born in United States)
    8,903,401
  • Percentage of Native persons (Born in United States)
    91.3%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons - (Born in United States - State of residence)
    5,634,664
  • Percentage of Native persons (Born in United States - State of residence)
    57.8%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons (Born in United States - State of residence - Born in United States - Different state)
    3,268,737
  • Percentage of Native persons (State of residence - Born in United States - Different state)
    33.5%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons (Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American parent(s))
    105,769
  • Percentage of Native persons (Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American parent(s))
    1.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born
    741,235
  • Percentage of all persons foreign born
    7.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born (by U.S. Citizenship status)
    741,235
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born (Naturalized U.S. citizen)
    240,268
  • Percentage of all persons foreign born (Naturalized U.S. citizen)
    32.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born (Non U.S. citizen)
    500,967
  • Percentage of all persons foreign born (Non U.S. citizen)
    67.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons born abroad the U.S. (by year of entry)
    847,004
  • American Community Survey number of all native persons (by year of entry)
    105,769
  • Percent; YEAR OF ENTRY - Native
    105769%
  • American Community Survey number of all native persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    5,356
  • Percentage of all native persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    5.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all native persons (entry - before 2010)
    100,413
  • Percentage of all native persons (entry - before 2010)
    94.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (by year of entry)
    741,235
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    59,138
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    8.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (entry - before 2010)
    682,097
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (entry - before 2010)
    92.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) by world region
    741,235
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Europe
    79,406
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Europe
    10.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Asia
    179,899
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Asia
    24.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Africa
    45,239
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Africa
    6.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Oceania
    2,772
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Oceania
    0.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Latin America
    417,511
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Latin America
    56.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Northern America
    16,408
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Northern America
    2.2%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older (by language spoken at home)
    9,132,159
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking English only
    8,122,842
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking English only
    88.9%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English
    1,009,317
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English
    11.1%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English which speak English less than very well
    439,355
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English which speak English less than very well
    4.8%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Spanish at home
    673,220
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Spanish at home
    7.4%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older, language spoken at home. Spanish, speaks English less than very well
    329,155
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older, language spoken at home. Spanish, speaks English less than very well
    3.6%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home
    150,086
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home
    1.6%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    36,620
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    0.4%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home
    140,275
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home
    1.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    60,682
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    0.7%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Other languages at home
    45,736
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Other languages at home
    0.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking other languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    12,898
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking other languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    0.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons (by ancestry)
    9,750,405
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of American ancestry
    1,220,236
  • Percentage of all persons of American ancestry
    12.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Arab ancestry
    33,276
  • Percentage of all persons of Arab ancestry
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Czech ancestry
    17,421
  • Percentage of all persons of Czech ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Danish ancestry
    14,776
  • Percentage of all persons of Danish ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Dutch ancestry
    103,891
  • Percentage of all persons of Dutch ancestry
    1.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of English ancestry
    950,192
  • Percentage of all persons of English ancestry
    9.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of French (except Basque) ancestry
    164,149
  • Percentage of all persons of French (except Basque) ancestry
    1.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of French Canadian ancestry
    32,778
  • Percentage of all persons of French Canadian ancestry
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of German ancestry
    1,038,778
  • Percentage of all persons of German ancestry
    10.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Greek ancestry
    27,665
  • Percentage of all persons of Greek ancestry
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Hungarian ancestry
    25,459
  • Percentage of all persons of Hungarian ancestry
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Irish ancestry
    865,689
  • Percentage of all persons of Irish ancestry
    8.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Italian ancestry
    297,951
  • Percentage of all persons of Italian ancestry
    3.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Lithuanian ancestry
    9,091
  • Percentage of all persons of Lithuanian ancestry
    0.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Norwegian ancestry
    44,374
  • Percentage of all persons of Norwegian ancestry
    0.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Polish ancestry
    135,970
  • Percentage of all persons of Polish ancestry
    1.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Portuguese ancestry
    15,695
  • Percentage of all persons of Portuguese ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Russian ancestry
    41,442
  • Percentage of all persons of Russian ancestry
    0.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Scotch-Irish ancestry
    261,221
  • Percentage of all persons of Scotch-Irish ancestry
    2.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Scottish ancestry
    239,679
  • Percentage of all persons of Scottish ancestry
    2.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Slovak ancestry
    9,746
  • Percentage of all persons of Slovak ancestry
    0.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Sub-Saharan African ancestry
    97,280
  • Percentage of all persons of Sub-Saharan African ancestry
    1.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Swedish ancestry
    53,435
  • Percentage of all persons of Swedish ancestry
    0.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Swiss ancestry
    16,136
  • Percentage of all persons of Swiss ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Ukrainian ancestry
    16,783
  • Percentage of all persons of Ukrainian ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Welsh ancestry
    50,903
  • Percentage of all persons of Welsh ancestry
    0.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups) ancestry
    34,884
  • Percentage of all persons of West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups) ancestry
    0.4%


Explanation of Symbols
(N) is displayed in columns when the area surveyed can not be shown due to the number of cases sampled being too few.
(-) is displayed in columns when the median is at the lowest interval of an open ended distribution.

Note: The numbers and percentages provided are estimates only and contain a margin of error. All estimates are collected from the census bureau, the margin of error can be viewed by referring to American Community Survey's tables and charts.