Onslow County, North Carolina Population 2019

Onslow County, North Carolina's estimated population is 194,838 with a growth rate of 1.38% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Onslow County, North Carolina is the 13th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018197,6832,8451.46%
2017194,8382,6541.38%
2016192,184-853-0.44%
2015193,0371,2170.63%
2014191,820-531-0.28%
2013192,3511,6820.88%
2012190,6695,7073.09%
2011184,962-1,927-1.03%
2010186,88937,05124.73%
1990149,83837,05432.85%
1980112,7849,6589.37%
1970103,12620,42024.69%
196082,70640,65996.70%
195042,04724,108134.39%
194017,9392,65017.33%
193015,2895863.99%
192014,7035784.09%
191014,1252,18518.30%
190011,9401,63715.89%
189010,3034744.82%
18809,8292,26029.86%
18707,569-1,287-14.53%
18608,8565736.92%
18508,28375610.04%
18407,527-287-3.67%
18307,81479811.37%
18207,0163475.20%
18106,6691,04618.60%
18005,6232364.38%
17905,3870.00%

Onslow County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White143,853
Black or African American27,618
Two or More Races11,446
Some Other Race4,201
Asian4,080
American Indian and Alaska Native973
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander514

Onslow County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Onslow County, North Carolina Median Age

26


Total

24.3


Male

29.3


Female

Onslow County, North Carolina Adults

There are 145,523 adults, (16,442 of whom are seniors) in Onslow County, North Carolina.

Onslow County, North Carolina Age Dependency

49.3

Age Dependency Ratio

12.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Onslow County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

85,440

44.34%

Male

107,245

55.66%

Onslow County, North Carolina Households and Families

Onslow County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Onslow County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married59.2%40.8%
Male53.3%46.7%
All52.5%47.5%
Non Family43.7%56.3%
Female42.7%57.3%

52.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All63,0932.7352.5
Married34,8333.359.2
Non Family18,0841.3143.7
Female7,8343.2742.7
Male2,3423.3653.3

3.2

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Onslow County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,6202.58%
9th to 12th Grade6,1316.04%
High School Graduate29,65429.20%
Some College32,12731.63%
Associates Degree10,48710.33%
Bachelors Degree14,33614.12%
Graduate Degree6,2066.11%

Onslow County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White71,03665,67315,243
Black15,96214,0412,040
Hispanic9,4198,4761,918
Multiple Races3,2313,080680
Asian2,4862,075715
Other Race1,8201,459404
Native American57252688
Islander353353

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 28.76%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,065$39,637$24,198
Less Than High School$20,121$25,460$15,206
High School Grad$28,520$33,348$20,139
Some College$31,023$39,277$22,749
Bachelors Degree$41,087$55,994$33,284
Graduate Degree$60,598$74,591$52,631

$32,065

Average Earnings

$39,637

Average Male

$24,198

Average Female

Onslow County, North Carolina Language

Onslow County, North Carolina Language by Age

Onslow County, North Carolina Language

89.88% of Onslow County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 10.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.39% of the population.

Onslow County, North Carolina Poverty

Onslow County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White115,75213,67811.82%
Black24,6405,58322.66%
Hispanic19,7863,23816.37%
Multiple10,3161,94318.83%
Other3,93994023.86%
Asian3,5632888.08%
Native72317323.93%

14.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.60%

Male Poverty Rate

16.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Onslow County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Onslow County, North Carolina is Native, with 23.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Onslow County, North Carolina is Asian, with 8.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.31%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.43%
High School13.17%
Some College10.64%
Bachelors or Greater3.95%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.18%
Male Unemployed32.70%
Female Employed9.74%
Male Employed6.71%

Onslow County, North Carolina Income

Onslow County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,162$59,835
Families$53,611$65,506
Married Families$60,376$72,814
Non Families$33,330$42,660

Onslow County, North Carolina Marital Status

Onslow County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

56.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Onslow County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Onslow County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Onslow County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Onslow County, North Carolina Veterans

23,695

Number of Veterans

19,932

Male Veterans

3,763

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War12,366
First Gulf War8,584
Vietnam5,227
Korea884
World War II245

Onslow County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White18,60722.97%
Black3,63720.99%
Hispanic2,76228.40%
Other61225.42%
2 or More48613.70%
Asian1937.41%
Indian12527.35%
Hawaiian3513.73%

Onslow County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

6.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Onslow County, North Carolina Employment Status

71.7%

Labor Force Participation

41.4%

Employment Rate

10.6%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Onslow County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Jacksonville7014567784-2361-3.37%
Swansboro2661317351219.24%
Surf City 1900227437419.68%
Holly Ridge1280225597576.17%
Richlands152616781529.96%
North Topsail Beach743734-9-1.21%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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