Onslow County, NC

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2022 Population
203,686
1.04% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
26.9
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
12.8%
4.16% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$59,976
9.58% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$196,800
16.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
67,951
2.33% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Onslow County, NC had a population of 204k people with a median age of 26.9 and a median household income of $59,976. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Onslow County, NC grew from 201,597 to 203,686, a 1.04% increase and its median household income grew from $54,732 to $59,976, a 9.58% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Onslow County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.71%), White (Hispanic) (5.36%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (5.02%).

None of the households in Onslow County, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.5% of the residents in Onslow County, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Onslow County, NC are Coastal Carolina Community College (1,353 degrees awarded in 2022) and Miller-Motte College-Jacksonville (460817) (166 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Onslow County, NC was $196,800, and the homeownership rate was 58.9%.

Most people in Onslow County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22 minutes. The average car ownership in Onslow County, NC was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Onslow County, NC is home to a population of 204k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.9% of Onslow County, NC residents were born outside of the country (7.93k people).

In 2022, there were 4.86 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (133k people) in Onslow County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 27.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 11.6k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2022 Citizenship
98.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.5% of Onslow County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Onslow County, NC was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Onslow County, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    133k ± 421
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    27.3k ± 1.07k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    11.6k ± 1.24k
13.3%
Hispanic Population
27.1k people

In 2022, there were 4.86 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (133k people) in Onslow County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 27.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 11.6k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.3% of the people in Onslow County, NC are hispanic (27.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Onslow County, NC as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    214,508 ± 11,254 people
  2. India
    79,868 ± 6,912 people
  3. Honduras
    39,759 ± 4,886 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 214,508 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 79,868 and Honduras with 39,759.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.9%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
7.93k people
3.81%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
7.67k people

As of 2022, 3.9% of Onslow County, NC residents (7.93k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Onslow County, NC was 3.81%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    15,291 ± 1,374
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,983 ± 566
  3. Vietnam
    3,064 ± 415

Onslow County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 3.84 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Onslow County, NC employs 68k people. The largest industries in Onslow County, NC are Retail Trade (9,862 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,901 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (7,048 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($74,286), Utilities ($65,243), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,900).

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,464. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

68k
2022 Value
± 2,702
2.33%
1 Year growth
± 5.68%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Onslow County, NC grew at a rate of 2.33%, from 66.4k employees to 68k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Onslow County, NC, are Sales & Related Occupations (8,323 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,313 people), and Management Occupations (6,225 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Onslow County, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

68k
2022 Value
± 2,702
2.33%
1 Year growth
± 5.68%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Onslow County, NC grew at a rate of 2.33%, from 66.4k employees to 68k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Onslow County, NC, are Retail Trade (9,862 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,901 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (7,048 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Onslow County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Onslow County, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,566
Median earning men ± $1,534
$29,050
Median earning women ± $1,744

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,223), Public Administration ($56,120), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,610).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,621), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,500), and Public Administration ($44,094).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 925
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 692
    Retail Trade
  3. 644
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Onslow County, NC went to Donald J. Trump with 63.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (33.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.08%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Onslow County, NC awarded 1,519 degrees. The student population of Onslow County, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,393 male students and 2,375 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Onslow County, NC are White (913 and 60.7%), followed by Black or African American (271 and 18%), Hispanic or Latino (215 and 14.3%), and Asian (45 and 2.99%).

The largest universities in Onslow County, NC by number of degrees awarded are Coastal Carolina Community College (1,353 and 89.1%) and Miller-Motte College-Jacksonville (460817) (166 and 10.9%).

The most popular majors in Onslow County, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (469 and 30.9%), Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (103 and 6.78%), and HVAC Maintenance (72 and 4.74%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 3,768 students enrolled in Onslow County, NC, 37% men and 63% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,151 records, of which 62.9% were women and 37.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 469 degrees awarded
  2. 29 degrees awarded
  3. 22 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Onslow County, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 469 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Onslow County, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,353 degrees awarded
  2. 166 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Coastal Carolina Community College with 1,353 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 742 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Onslow County, NC, which is 0.955 times less than the 777 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 913 degrees mean that there were 3.37 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 271 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,432) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($30) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,732) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.944% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.805% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.16M), Some college (1.84M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Onslow County, NC was $196,800 in 2022, which is 0.698 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $169,100 to $196,800, a 16.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Onslow County, NC is 58.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Onslow County, NC have an average commute time of 22 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Onslow County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Onslow County, NC is $59,976. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Onslow County, NC was Census Tract 4.03 with a value of $89,167, followed by Census Tract 4.01 and Census Tract 7, with respective values of $84,864 and $70,625.

In 2022, 13.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Onslow County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.2%.

Property

$196,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,693
$41,845
Median Property Taxes
±$1,847

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Onslow County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Onslow County, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

58.9%
Homeownership
2022
70.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 58.9% of the housing units in Onslow County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4.03
  2. Census Tract 4.01
  3. Census Tract 7

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Onslow County, NC was Census Tract 4.03 with a value of $89,167, followed by Census Tract 4.01 and Census Tract 7, with respective values of $84,864 and $70,625.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Onslow County, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$59,976
Median Household Income
± $2,239
71k
Number of Households
± 2,873

In 2022, the median household income of the 71k households in Onslow County, NC grew to $59,976 from the previous year's value of $54,732.

The following chart displays the households in Onslow County, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Onslow County, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (69.5%)
  2. Carpooled (12.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.29%)

In 2022, 69.5% of workers in Onslow County, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.8%) and those who worked at home (8.29%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Onslow County, NC have a shorter commute time (22 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.53% of the workforce in Onslow County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Onslow County, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Onslow County, NC have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Onslow County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.2%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Onslow County, NC (23.3k out of 183k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Onslow County, NC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 15.9% of the children was living in poverty in Onslow County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 209 in Onslow County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 73.5 per 100,000 population.

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Health

89.7% of the population of Onslow County, NC has health coverage, with 22.9% on employee plans, 14.2% on Medicaid, 7% on Medicare, 21.8% on non-group plans, and 23.8% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Onslow County, NC see 2954 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.86% decrease from the previous year (3041 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 985 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 402 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.7% were men and 53.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,954 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Onslow County, NC

Primary care physicians in Onslow County, NC see an average of 2,954 patients per year. This represents a 2.86% decrease from the previous year (3,041 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Onslow County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 30.9% under 18 years, 26.2% between 18 and 34 years, 31.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.7% were men and 53.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.3%
Uninsured
22.9%
Employer Coverage
14.2%
Medicaid
7%
Medicare
21.8%
Non-Group
23.8%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Onslow County, NC grew by 0.69% from 10.3% to 10.3%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 52.8 in Onslow County, NC.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.2% in Onslow County, NC.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.6% in Onslow County, NC.

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