Onslow County, North Carolina Population 2020

Onslow County, North Carolina's estimated population is 203,373 with a growth rate of 1.42% 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
2020203,3732,8451.42%
2019200,5282,8451.44%
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 by Race

Race Population Percentage
White144,45074.49%
Black or African American27,47914.17%
Two or More Races12,5076.45%
Asian4,0452.09%
Some Other Race3,9672.05%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,0620.55%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4020.21%

Onslow County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Onslow County, North Carolina Median Age

26.2


Total

24.4


Male

29.6


Female

Onslow County, North Carolina Adults

There are 146,557 adults, (16,797 of whom are seniors) in Onslow County, North Carolina.

Onslow County, North Carolina Age Dependency

49.4

Age Dependency Ratio

12.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Onslow County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

86,231

44.47%

Male

107,681

55.53%

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
Married59.4%40.6%
Male52.8%47.2%
All52.8%47.2%
Non Family46.2%53.8%
Female40.4%59.6%

52.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All64,0652.7152.8
Married34,3503.3159.4
Non Family18,7111.2946.2
Female8,3113.340.4
Male2,6933.2152.8

3.21

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

6.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Onslow County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,5082.43%
9th to 12th Grade6,5376.34%
High School Graduate30,07729.15%
Some College31,03630.08%
Associates Degree10,97210.63%
Bachelors Degree15,35714.88%
Graduate Degree6,6936.49%

Onslow County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White71,86566,46416,606
Black16,01214,0412,301
Hispanic9,8458,8051,914
Multiple Races3,6403,504707
Asian2,4311,895601
Other Race1,9471,508315
Native American58054178
Islander257257

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 asian people with a rate of 24.72%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,516$41,200$25,314
Less Than High School$17,505$21,048$15,889
High School Grad$29,422$36,187$19,825
Some College$32,079$41,306$23,781
Bachelors Degree$41,448$53,884$34,903
Graduate Degree$56,344$71,890$49,447

$33,516

Average Earnings

$41,200

Average Male

$25,314

Average Female

Onslow County, North Carolina Language

Onslow County, North Carolina Language by Age

Onslow County, North Carolina Language

89.72% of Onslow County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 10.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.73% of the population.

Onslow County, North Carolina Poverty

Onslow County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White116,75813,16211.27%
Black24,3775,66523.24%
Hispanic20,1673,26916.21%
Multiple11,4111,85416.25%
Other3,83286022.44%
Asian3,5033058.71%
Native79514718.49%
Islander2805017.86%

13.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.60%

Male Poverty Rate

16.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Onslow County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Onslow County, North Carolina is Black, with 23.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Onslow County, North Carolina is Asian, with 8.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.51%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.24%
High School13.33%
Some College10.20%
Bachelors or Greater3.63%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed40.71%
Female Unemployed28.42%
Female Employed10.87%
Male Employed6.85%

Onslow County, North Carolina Income

Onslow County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,491$61,073
Families$55,650$67,085
Married Families$63,112$75,497
Non Families$35,158$43,631

Onslow County, North Carolina Marital Status

Onslow County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.3%

Male Marriage Rate

54.1%

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 55-64, 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

24,448

Number of Veterans

20,491

Male Veterans

3,957

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War13,309
First Gulf War8,762
Vietnam4,910
Korea772
World War II232
Age Group Veterans
18 to 347,952
35 to 547,681
55 to 643,891
65 to 742,834
75+2,090
Name Veterans % of Total
White19,06723.13%
Black3,58620.71%
Hispanic2,94829.85%
2 or More62115.54%
Other59124.93%
Asian24910.11%
Indian18237.07%
Hawaiian15259.84%

$Onslow County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

6.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Onslow County, North Carolina Employment Status

71.1%

Labor Force Participation

42%

Employment Rate

9.6%

Unemployment Rate

Onslow County, North Carolina Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

33.69%

Born in North Carolina

96.04%

Native Born

3.96%

Foreign Born

1.36%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.04% of Onslow County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 33.69% having been born in North Carolina. 1.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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