Onslow County, North Carolina Population 2022

Onslow County, North Carolina's estimated population is 201,007 with a growth rate of 0.51% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Onslow County, North Carolina is the 14th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 Population was 186,892 and has seen a growth of 7.55% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
17905,3870.00%
18005,6232364.38%
18106,6691,04618.60%
18207,0163475.20%
18307,81479811.37%
18407,527-287-3.67%
18508,28375610.04%
18608,8565736.92%
18707,569-1,287-14.53%
18809,8292,26029.86%
189010,3034744.82%
190011,9401,63715.89%
191014,1252,18518.30%
192014,7035784.09%
193015,2895863.99%
194017,9392,65017.33%
195042,04724,108134.39%
196082,70640,65996.70%
1970103,12620,42024.69%
1980112,7849,6589.37%
1990149,83837,05432.85%
2010186,89237,05424.73%
2011184,993-1,899-1.02%
2012190,6785,6853.07%
2013192,3541,6760.88%
2014191,822-532-0.28%
2015193,1141,2920.67%
2016192,314-800-0.41%
2017195,0662,7521.43%
2018196,9151,8490.95%
2019197,9381,0230.52%
2020198,9611,0230.52%
2021199,9841,0230.51%
2022201,0071,0230.51%
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Onslow County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White146,79074.00%
Black or African American28,31214.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,0820.55%
Asian3,9582.00%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3700.19%
Some Other Race2,8531.44%
Two or More Races15,0127.57%
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Onslow County, North Carolina Population by Race

Onslow County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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Onslow County, North Carolina Median Age

26.5


Total

24.6


Male

30.2


Female

Onslow County, North Carolina Adults

There are 150,254 adults, (18,239 of whom are seniors) in Onslow County, North Carolina.

Onslow County, North Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

13.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Onslow County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

88,326

44.52%

Male

110,051

55.48%

Onslow County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

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Onslow County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married60%40%
All54.2%45.8%
Non Family50.3%49.7%
Male44.6%55.4%
Female39%61%

54.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Onslow County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All66,1312.6954.2
Married36,8923.2560
Male2,7913.0644.6
Female7,3443.2639
Non Family19,1041.3350.3

3.15

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

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Onslow County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,2812.14%
9th to 12th Grade5,8975.54%
High School Graduate31,21629.30%
Some College30,39928.54%
Associates Degree11,61910.91%
Bachelors Degree17,43316.36%
Graduate Degree7,6837.21%
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Onslow County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Onslow County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian2,1621,661564
Native American499452125
White73,63568,95018,387
Black16,34914,2653,492
Hispanic10,6199,8352,226
Other Race1,8001,637346
2+ Races5,3445,152829
Islander201201

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 26.09%.

Onslow County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,171$42,056$26,397
Less Than 9th Grade$21,097$21,746$19,474
High School Graduate$29,775$35,631$19,605
Some College$32,238$41,842$22,353
Bachelors Degree$44,911$55,761$37,815
Graduate Degree$59,050$74,387$52,435

$35,171

Average Earnings

$42,056

Average Male

$26,397

Average Female

Onslow County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Onslow County, North Carolina Language by Age

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Onslow County, North Carolina Language

89.58% of Onslow County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 10.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.19% of the population.

Onslow County, North Carolina Language

Onslow County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black25,5445,14420.14%
Islander2003919.50%
Native78811714.85%
Multiple13,7662,01614.64%
Hispanic20,3942,49612.24%
White118,91212,51210.52%
Asian3,1723109.77%
Other196NaN%

12.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.18%

Male Poverty Rate

14.73%

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 20.14% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.40%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.99%.

Onslow County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.91%
High School13.26%
Some College9.10%
Bachelors or Greater4.27%

Onslow County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.43%
Male Unemployed31.90%
Female Employed9.14%
Female Unemployed33.34%

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

Onslow County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,560$64,456
Families$57,756$70,695
Married Families$65,338$78,199
Non Families$35,210$46,059
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Income by Household Type

Onslow County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.7%

Male Marriage Rate

56.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Onslow County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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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 20-34.

Onslow County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Onslow County, North Carolina Marital Status

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24,005

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War13,515
First Gulf War7,997
Vietnam4,564
Korea675
World War II131

Onslow County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 347,957
35 to 546,634
55 to 644,034
65 to 743,028
75+2,352

Onslow County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White18,39321.99%
Black3,82521.50%
Native American18633.63%
Asian23411.39%
Other Race17510.31%
2+ Races1,19219.95%
Hispanic2,20422.49%

Onslow County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Onslow County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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7.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Onslow County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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70.9%

Labor Force Participation

42.4%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Onslow County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Onslow County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Onslow County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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33.41%

Born in Onslow County, North Carolina

96.22%

Native Born

3.78%

Foreign Born

1.25%

Non Citizen

2.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.22% of Onslow County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 33.41% having been born in North Carolina. 1.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Onslow County, North Carolina Place of Birth

  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

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