Onslow County, North Carolina Population 2018

Onslow County, North Carolina's estimated population is 193,893 with a growth rate of 4.38% 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
2017193,8938,1384.38%
2016185,755-6,444-3.35%
2016192,199-889-0.46%
2015193,0881,2220.64%
2014191,866-511-0.27%
2013192,3771,6580.87%
2012190,7195,7063.08%
2011185,013-1,876-1.00%
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
White138,029
Black or African American27,888
Two or More Races10,130
Some Other Race4,817
Asian3,531
American Indian and Alaska Native937
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander423

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Onslow County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%5%10%15%20% Male Population0%5%10%15%20% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Onslow County, North Carolina Median Age

26.4


Total

24.8


Male

29.2


Female

Onslow County, North Carolina Adults

There are 138,573 adults, (15,789 of which are seniors) in Onslow County, North Carolina.

Onslow County, North Carolina Age Dependency

51.4

Age Dependency Ratio

12.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Onslow County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

84,901

45.71%

Male

100,854

54.29%

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
Married59.6%40.4%
All52.4%47.6%
Male48.3%51.7%
Non Family43.7%56.3%
Female41.7%58.3%

52.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Onslow County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All62,6332.7652.4
Married34,9593.3159.6
Non Family17,6131.3243.7
Female7,9183.3741.7
Male2,1433.348.3

3.23

Average Family Size

2.76

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Onslow County, North Carolina Households

Onslow County, North Carolina Education

Onslow County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,8492.85%
9th to 12th Grade6,1586.17%
High School Graduate28,92228.96%
Some College32,49132.53%
Associates Degree9,9639.98%
Bachelors Degree13,53413.55%
Graduate Degree5,9575.96%

Onslow County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White70,18464,78214,596
Black15,97414,0452,238
Hispanic8,9447,8781,460
Multiple Races3,0652,912622
Asian2,3801,926594
Other Race1,9691,473387
Native American54147884
Islander322322

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 24.96%.

Onslow County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,548$37,354$23,991
Less Than High School$18,398$22,403$15,074
High School Grad$27,377$32,126$20,345
Some College$30,655$37,235$22,475
Bachelors Degree$41,437$58,304$33,015
Graduate Degree$58,474$70,492$50,857

$31,548

Average Earnings

$37,354

Average Male

$23,991

Average Female

Onslow County, North Carolina Language

Onslow County, North Carolina Language by Age

Onslow County, North Carolina Language

90.25% of Onslow County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 9.75% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.22% of the population.

Onslow County, North Carolina Poverty

Onslow County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White116,15613,30911.46%
Black26,1115,57121.34%
Hispanic19,6753,30916.82%
Multiple9,4281,94120.59%
Other4,4421,15325.96%
Asian3,2992818.52%
Native72216622.99%

13.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.56%

Male Poverty Rate

16.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Onslow County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Onslow County, North Carolina is Other, with 25.96% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Onslow County, North Carolina is Asian, with 8.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.26%.

Onslow County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.87%
High School13.14%
Some College10.08%
Bachelors or Greater4.51%

Onslow County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed33.15%
Female Unemployed29.67%
Female Employed9.40%
Male Employed6.97%

Onslow County, North Carolina Income

Onslow County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$46,786$58,280
Families$51,654$64,683
Married Families$58,336$71,628
Non Families$31,237$39,101

Onslow County, North Carolina Marital Status

Onslow County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.7%

Male Marriage Rate

56.9%

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 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Onslow County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Onslow County, North Carolina Veterans

Onslow County, North Carolina Veterans by War

23,574

Number of Veterans

19,972

Male Veterans

3,602

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Second Gulf War11,638
First Gulf War8,852
Vietnam5,424
Korea991
World War II259

Onslow County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 548,097
18 to 347,108
55 to 643,661
65 to 742,853
75+1,855

Onslow County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White18,09422.28%
Black3,97422.44%
Hispanic2,54626.34%
Other64124.06%
2 or More42011.68%
Indian20639.24%
Asian1786.58%
Hawaiian6126.41%

Onslow County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

6.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Onslow County, North Carolina Employment Status

Onslow County, North Carolina Employment by Age

70.3%

Labor Force Participation

43.5%

Employment Rate

11.8%

Unemployment Rate

Onslow County, North Carolina Employment by Race

Onslow County, North Carolina Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990