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As of 2010-2014, the total population of North Carolina is 9,750,405, which is 21.13% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. The North Carolina population density is 181.17 people per square mile, which is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in North Carolina is white, which represent 69.59% of the total population. The average North Carolina education level is about the same as the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 9,750,405. #10

Population Growth Since 2000, #7

North Carolina

Population Density, #15

North Carolina
181.17 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:6,784,901 (69.59%, #38)
Black:2,093,389 (21.47%, #9)
Hispanic:848,597 (8.70%, #26)
Asian:231,830 (2.38%, #27)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):119,881 (1.23%, #15)
One Race, Other:293,865 (3.01%, see rank)
Two or More Races:226,539 (2.32%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:514,829 (60.67%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:82,771 (9.75%, see rank)
Cuban:20,222 (2.38%, see rank)
Central American:133,374 (15.72%, see rank)
South American:55,296 (6.52%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:65,056 (28.06%, see rank)
Chinese:39,659 (17.11%, see rank)
Filipino:21,058 (9.08%, see rank)
Japanese:5,877 (2.54%, see rank)
Korean:20,751 (8.95%, see rank)
Vietnamese:30,168 (13.01%, see rank)
Asian, Other:49,261 (21.25%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

8,183,128 (83.93%) out of the total population of 9,750,405 reported first ancestry.

 North Carolina% of the Total PopulationU.S.
Arab33,2760.34%, see rank0.56%
Czech17,4210.18%, see rank0.47%
Danish14,7760.15%, see rank0.42%
Dutch103,8911.07%, see rank1.40%
English950,1929.75%, see rank8.02%
French196,9272.02%, see rank3.34%
German1,042,67910.69%, see rank15.03%
Greek27,6650.28%, see rank0.41%
Hungarian25,4590.26%, see rank0.46%
Irish865,6898.88%, see rank10.80%
Italian297,9513.06%, see rank5.52%
Norwegian44,3740.46%, see rank1.42%
Polish135,9701.39%, see rank3.01%
Portuguese15,6950.16%, see rank0.44%
Russian41,4420.43%, see rank0.92%
Scotch-Irish261,2212.68%, see rank0.99%
Scottish239,6792.46%, see rank1.72%
Subsaharan African97,2801.00%, see rank0.95%
Swedish53,4350.55%, see rank1.27%
Swiss16,1360.17%, see rank0.30%
Ukrainian16,7830.17%, see rank0.31%
American1,220,23612.51%, see rank7.12%
Welsh50,9030.52%, see rank0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 4,750,366 (48.72%, see rank)
Females: 5,000,039 (51.28%, see rank)

North Carolina
Male: 48.72%
Female: 51.28%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
North Carolina
37.80 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
North Carolina
36.30 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
North Carolina
39.20 years old
38.80 years old

 North Carolina% of the Total PopulationU.S.
Under 5 years618,2466.34%, see rank6.36%
5 to 9 years639,7236.56%, see rank6.51%
10 to 14 years647,9916.65%, see rank6.59%
15 to 19 years654,4486.71%, see rank6.85%
20 to 24 years694,9507.13%, see rank7.13%
25 to 34 years1,266,24312.99%, see rank13.47%
35 to 44 years1,316,54813.50%, see rank12.96%
45 to 54 years1,366,77814.02%, see rank14.09%
55 to 64 years1,199,38612.30%, see rank12.29%
65 to 74 years780,5028.00%, see rank7.64%
75 to 84 408,2204.19%, see rank4.25%
85 years and over157,3701.61%, see rank1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 North Carolina%U.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population6,495,047100%209,056,129
Less Than High School947,40214.59%, see rank13.67%
High School Graduate1,744,31626.86%, see rank27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree1,998,07030.76%, see rank29.09%
Bachelor Degree1,185,01118.24%, see rank18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree620,2489.55%, see rank11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.43, see rank-13.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 North Carolina U.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten278,44871.10%28.90%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)1,022,04990.90%, see rank9.10%, see rank89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)514,83792.04%, see rank7.96%, see rank90.60%9.40%
College615,64982.15%, see rank17.85%, see rank78.37%21.63%
Graduate School118,28565.79%, see rank34.21%, see rank58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 North Carolina%U.S.
Total Households3,742,514100%116,211,092
Average Household Size2.54, see rank-2.63
1 Person Households1,044,30727.90%, see rank27.57%
2 or More Person Households2,698,20772.10%, see rank72.43%
Family Households (Families)2,484,97366.40%, see rank66.22%
Average Family Size3.18, see rank-3.32
Married-Couple Family1,803,98148.20%, see rank48.42%
Nonfamily Households1,257,54133.60%, see rank33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 North Carolina%U.S.
15 Years and Over Total7,844,445see rank252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over3,778,356100%, see rank123,281,364
Never Married1,274,54633.73%, see rank35.77%
Married2,052,75254.33%, see rank52.04%
Widowed98,8652.62%, see rank2.57%
Divorced352,1939.32%, see rank9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over4,066,089100%, see rank129,692,771
Never Married1,134,27327.90%, see rank29.48%
Married2,051,00550.44%, see rank49.19%
Widowed392,0669.64%, see rank9.16%
Divorced488,74512.02%, see rank12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 North Carolina%U.S.
Native9,009,17092.40%, see rank86.93%
Born in the State of Residence5,634,66457.79%, see rank58.73%
Born in Different State3,268,73733.52%, see rank26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
105,7691.08%, see rank1.42%
Foreign Born741,2357.60%, see rank13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship240,2682.46%, see rank5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship500,9675.14%, see rank7.09%
Born In Europe79,4060.81%, see rank1.53%
Born In Asia179,8991.85%, see rank3.82%
Born In Africa45,2390.46%, see rank0.55%
Born In Oceania2,7720.03%, see rank0.07%
Born In Latin America417,5114.28%, see rank6.83%
Born In Northern America16,4080.17%, see rank0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 North Carolina%U.S.
English3,339,03389.22%, see rank79.39%
Spanish245,5616.56%, see rank11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages79,6352.13%, see rank4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages58,0771.55%, see rank3.36%
Other20,2080.54%, see rank0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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