Onslow County, North Carolina Population 2021

Onslow County, North Carolina's estimated population is 199,984 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 inNorth Carolina. The 2010 Population was 186,892 and has seen a growth of 7.01% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021199,9841,0230.51%
2020198,9611,0230.52%
2019197,9381,0230.52%
2018196,9151,8490.95%
2017195,0662,7521.43%
2016192,314-800-0.41%
2015193,1141,2920.67%
2014191,822-532-0.28%
2013192,3541,6760.88%
2012190,6785,6853.07%
2011184,993-1,899-1.02%
2010186,89237,05424.73%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.51% (1,023)
County Website
Founded
1739
County Seat
2010 Population
186,892
Growth Since 2010
7.01% (13,092)
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Onslow County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White145,75874.72%
Black or African American27,29113.99%
Two or More Races13,6076.98%
Asian4,2102.16%
Some Other Race2,8501.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,0700.55%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2830.15%
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Onslow County, North Carolina Population by Race

Onslow County, North Carolina Population Pyramid $2021

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Onslow County, North Carolina Median Age

26.4


Total

24.5


Male

30


Female

Onslow County, North Carolina Adults

There are 147,439 adults, (17,455 of whom are seniors) in Onslow County, North Carolina.

Onslow County, North Carolina Age Dependency

50.1

Age Dependency Ratio

13.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Onslow County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

87,084

44.64%

Male

107,985

55.36%

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
Female39.1%60.9%
Non Family46.6%53.4%
Male51.1%48.9%
All53.1%46.9%
Married60.1%39.9%

53.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Onslow County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All64,3862.7253.1
Married34,6133.2860.1
Non Family18,6761.3646.6
Female8,3903.2939.1
Male2,7073.251.1

3.19

Average Family Size

2.72

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 Grade2,5072.39%
9th to 12th Grade6,3836.10%
High School Graduate31,38929.99%
Some College28,38227.11%
Associates Degree12,01311.48%
Bachelors Degree16,76116.01%
Graduate Degree7,2436.92%
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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
White72,70567,62117,715
Black16,14014,1532,737
Hispanic10,2429,0432,396
2+ Races3,8183,645814
Asian2,4641,964605
Other Race1,6421,406357
Native American50745876
Islander141141

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 24.55%.

Onslow County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,527$41,842$25,832
Less Than 9th Grade$20,387$21,074$18,803
High School Graduate$29,348$35,415$19,663
Some College$32,637$42,805$23,931
Bachelors Degree$43,108$54,121$36,207
Graduate Degree$58,529$74,238$50,040

$34,527

Average Earnings

$41,842

Average Male

$25,832

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

89.35% of Onslow County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 10.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.02% 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
White117,35613,11811.18%
Black24,4855,49422.44%
Hispanic20,2042,54112.58%
Multiple12,5522,09316.67%
Other2,79935112.54%
Asian3,4212858.33%
Native70415522.02%
Islander1573723.57%

13.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.04%

Male Poverty Rate

15.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Onslow County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Onslow County, North Carolina is Islander, with 23.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Onslow County, North Carolina is Asian, with 8.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.14%.

Onslow County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.56%
High School12.50%
Some College10.56%
Bachelors or Greater3.84%

Onslow County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed34.47%
Female Unemployed31.47%
Female Employed10.04%
Male Employed6.63%

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$50,278$63,254
Families$56,784$69,478
Married Families$64,772$77,991
Non Families$34,619$45,068
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Income by Household Type

Onslow County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.2%

Male Marriage Rate

54.3%

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 45-54.

Onslow County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Onslow County, North Carolina Marital Status

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23,939

Number of Veterans

20,138

Male Veterans

3,801

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War13,063
First Gulf War8,893
Vietnam4,950
Korea875
World War II147

Onslow County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 347,377
35 to 547,357
55 to 644,033
65 to 742,996
75+2,176

Onslow County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White18,71622.38%
Black3,65321.37%
Hispanic2,38223.95%
2+ Races66313.99%
Other Race45321.66%
Asian31312.45%
Native American14130.72%

Onslow County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Onslow County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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7.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Onslow County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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70.7%

Labor Force Participation

42.3%

Employment Rate

8.7%

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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33.26%

Born in Onslow County, North Carolina

95.85%

Native Born

4.15%

Foreign Born

1.48%

Non Citizen

2.68%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.85% of Onslow County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 33.26% having been born in North Carolina. 1.48% 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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