Onslow County, North Carolina Population 2024

212,574

Onslow County, North Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 212,574 with a growth rate of 1.26% 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. The 2010 population was 186,918 and has seen a growth of 13.73% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029225,7642,6381.18%
2028223,1262,6381.2%
2027220,4882,6381.21%
2026217,8502,6381.23%
2025215,2122,6381.24%
2024212,5742,6381.26%
2023209,9362,6381.27%
2022207,2982,6381.29%
2021204,660-277-0.14%
2020204,9372,1421.06%
2019202,7955,7262.91%
2018197,0691,7370.89%
2017195,3322,5871.34%
2016192,745-657-0.34%
2015193,4021,3410.7%
2014192,061-461-0.24%
2013192,5221,7090.9%
2012190,8135,7453.1%
2011185,068-1,850-0.99%
2010186,918
1990149,83837,05432.85%
1980112,7849,6589.37%
1970103,12620,42024.69%
196082,70640,65996.7%
195042,04724,108134.39%
194017,9392,65017.33%
193015,2895863.99%
192014,7035784.09%
191014,1252,18518.3%
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%
18207,0163475.2%
18106,6691,04618.6%
18005,6232364.38%
17905,387-220,377-97.61%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.26% (2,638)
County Website
Onslow County
County Seat
2010 Population
186,918
Area
763 mi²
Density
279 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
13.73% (25,656)
Founded
1739

Onslow County, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White143,66070.53%
Black or African American28,35113.92%
Two or more races21,85310.73%
Other race4,6102.26%
Asian3,8221.88%
Native American1,1040.54%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander2860.14%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Onslow County, North Carolina Population by Race

Onslow County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Onslow County, North Carolina Median Age

26.9

Total

24.7

Male

30.7

Female

Onslow County, North Carolina Adults

There are 154,175 adults, (19,563 of whom are seniors) in Onslow County, North Carolina.

Onslow County, North Carolina Age Dependency

51.3

Age Dependency Ratio

14.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Onslow County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female90,31844.34%
Male113,36855.66%

Onslow County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All71,0092.5858.941.1
Married39,8663.1365.434.6
Non Family19,9581.2554.745.3
Female8,3573.1243.956.1
Male2,8282.6542.557.5
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3.02

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

58.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Onslow County, North Carolina Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Onslow County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 94.74%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 29.53%.

Onslow County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,403

Average Earnings

$48,684

Average Male

$33,391

Average Female

Onslow County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Onslow County, North Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Onslow County, North Carolina Language

89.74% of Onslow County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 10.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.3% of the population.

Onslow County, North Carolina Language

Onslow County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White122,30513,12310.73%
Black26,0345,11219.64%
Hispanic21,1983,32515.69%
Multiple17,5432,88416.44%
Other4,27956813.27%
Asian3,04131510.36%
Native54281.48%
Islander11176.31%
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12.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.75%

Male Poverty Rate

14.86%

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 19.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Onslow County, North Carolina is Native, with 1.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.04%.

Onslow County, North Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.35%
High School13.82%
Some College9.08%
Bachelors or Greater4.97%
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Onslow County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed24.47%
Male Unemployed23.62%
Female Employed7.88%
Male Employed6.39%
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Onslow County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Onslow County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Onslow County, North Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.8%

Male Marriage Rate

58.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Onslow County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Onslow County, North Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

25,189

Number of Veterans

20,581

Male Veterans

4,608

Female Veterans

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Onslow County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Onslow County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Onslow County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Onslow County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Onslow County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70%

Labor Force Participation

42.8%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Onslow County, North Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Onslow County, North Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Onslow County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

33.8%

Born in Onslow County, North Carolina

96.09%

Native Born

3.91%

Foreign Born

1.47%

Non Citizen

2.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.09% of Onslow County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 33.8% having been born in North Carolina. 1.47% 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

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