Onslow County, NC

Add Comparison

Population

192,685

3.73% growth

Median Age

26


Median Household Income

$48,162

2.94% growth

Poverty Rate

14.1%


Number of Employees

61,901

0.0533% decline

Median Property Value

$154,400

0.718% growth

About

In 2017, Onslow County, NC had a population of 193k people with a median age of 26 and a median household income of $48,162. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Onslow County, NC grew from 185,755 to 192,685, a 3.73% increase and its median household income grew from $46,786 to $48,162, a 2.94% increase.

The population of Onslow County, NC is 66.8% White Alone, 13.7% Black or African American Alone, and 12.2% Hispanic or Latino. 9.12% of the people in Onslow County, NC speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Onslow County, NC are Coastal Carolina Community College (1,359 degrees awarded in 2016) and Miller-Motte College-Jacksonville (438 degrees).

The median property value in Onslow County, NC is $154,400, and the homeownership rate is 52.5%. Most people in Onslow County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Onslow County, NC is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Onslow Beach, Camp Lejeune, NC

Economy

The economy of Onslow County, NC employs 61.9k people. The largest industries in Onslow County, NC are Retail Trade (9,168 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,453 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (7,317 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,817), Public Administration ($40,093), and Wholesale Trade ($39,327).

Median household income in Onslow County, NC is $48,162. Males in Onslow County, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Onslow County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,162

2017 value

± $1,509

2.94%

1 Year Growth

± 3.99%

Households in Onslow County, NC have a median annual income of $48,162, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,786 in 2016, which represents a 2.94% annual growth.

Look at the chart to see how the median household income in Onslow County, NC compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the county level, so we are showing data for the North Carolina.

$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in Onslow County, NC made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Onslow County, NC by number of full-time employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the county level, so we are showing data for the North Carolina.

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Onslow County, NC workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Onslow County, NC by number of full-time employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Onslow County, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.

Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 14

  2. Census Tract 4.03

  3. Census Tract 4.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Onslow County, NC was Census Tract 14 with a value of $62,331, followed by Census Tract 4.03 and Census Tract 4.01, with respective values of $60,585 and $57,500.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Onslow County, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Onslow County, NC (24.1k out of 171k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    15,185 ± 1,017

  2. Black

    5,583 ± 647

  3. Hispanic

    3,238 ± 503

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Onslow County, NC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Occupations

Employment by Occupations

61.9k

2017 Value

± 2,202

-0.0533%

1 Year decline

± 5.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Onslow County, NC declined at a rate of -0.0533%, from 61.9k employees to 61.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Onslow County, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,505 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,004 people), and Management Occupations (4,978 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Onslow County, NC.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Onslow County, NC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,505 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,004 people), and Management Occupations (4,978 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Onslow County, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.63 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.36 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.36 times).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Onslow County, NC, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($59,655), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($59,065), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($57,173).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Industries

Employment by Industries

61.9k

2017 Value

± 2,202

-0.0533%

1 Year decline

± 5.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Onslow County, NC declined at a rate of -0.0533%, from 61.9k employees to 61.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Onslow County, NC, are Retail Trade (9,168 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,453 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (7,317 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Onslow County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Onslow County, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common industries in Onslow County, NC, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (9,168 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,453 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (7,317 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Onslow County, NC has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.37 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.55 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.32 times) industries.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Onslow County, NC, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,817), Public Administration ($40,093), and Wholesale Trade ($39,327).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $50.4B

  2. $35.3B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $50.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals with $35.3B and Machinery and $34.5B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for North Carolina state.

$407B

2015 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

55.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Carolina trade was $407B. This is expected to increase 55.4% to $632B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.6B

  2. $25.4B

  3. $25.2B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $25.6B, followed by Georgia with $25.4B and Virginia and $25.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health

90% of the population of Onslow County, NC has health coverage, with 20.1% on employee plans, 12.8% on Medicaid, 5.44% on Medicare, 20.6% on non-group plans, and 31.1% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Onslow County, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Onslow County, NC see 3005 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.47% decrease from the previous year (3179 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1006 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 510 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3005 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Onslow County, NC see an average of 3005 patients per year. This represents a 5.47% decrease from the previous year (3179 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Onslow County, NC in comparison to neighboring states.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for North Carolina.

$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Coverage

9.96%

Uninsured

20.1%

Employer Coverage

12.8%

Medicaid

5.44%

Medicare

20.6%

Non-Group

31.1%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Onslow County, NC declined by 15.3% from 11.8% to 9.96%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Onslow County, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

Onslow County, NC is home to a population of 193k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 4% of Onslow County, NC residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Onslow County, NC is composed of 129k White Alone residents (66.8%), 26.3k Black or African American Alone residents (13.7%), 23.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (12.2%), 8.77k Two or More Races residents (4.55%), 3.98k Asian Alone residents (2.06%), 767 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.398%), 375 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.195%), and 256 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.133%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Onslow County, NC are Spanish or Spanish Creole (10,124 speakers), Tagalog (907 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (756 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

26

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.1

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Onslow County, NC was 26. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 26, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Onslow County, NC are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Onslow County, NC residents was 26.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 4% of Onslow County, NC residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Onslow County, NC was 4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Onslow County, NC compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Onslow County, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 Onslow County, NC residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Citizenship

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

98.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Onslow County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Onslow County, NC was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Onslow County, NC compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    129k ± 210

  2. Black or African American Alone

    26.3k ± 921

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    23.5k ± 1.59k

In 2017, there were 4.89 times more White Alone residents (129k people) in Onslow County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26.3k Black or African American Alone and 23.5k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Onslow County, NC as a share of the total population.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    10,124 speakers (6.11%)

  2. Tagalog

    907 speakers (0.548%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    756 speakers (0.457%)

9.12% of Onslow County, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Onslow County, NC was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 6.11% of the overall population of Onslow County, NC are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.548% speak Tagalog and 0.457% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    12,366 ± 1,086

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    4,097 ± 453

  3. Vietnam

    4,072 ± 378

Onslow County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 3.02 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Education

In 2016, universities in Onslow County, NC awarded 1,797 degrees. The student population of Onslow County, NC is skewed towards women, with 1,792 male students and 2,722 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Onslow County, NC are White (1,183 and 66.1%), followed by Black or African American (314 and 17.5%), Hispanic or Latino (180 and 10.1%), and Asian (45 and 2.51%).

The largest universities in Onslow County, NC by number of degrees awarded are Coastal Carolina Community College (1,359 and 75.6%) and Miller-Motte College-Jacksonville (438 and 24.4%).

The most popular majors in Onslow County, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (459 and 25.5%), Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (235 and 13.1%), and Medical Office Management (104 and 5.79%).

The median tuition costs in Onslow County, NC are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Onslow County, NC was Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor with 235 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Onslow County, NC according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,359 degrees awarded

  2. 438 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Onslow County, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Coastal Carolina Community College with 1,359 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Gender for Common Institutions

983

Degrees Awarded to Men

814

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 983 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Onslow County, NC, which is 1.21 times more than the 814 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Onslow County, NC by degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,183 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    314 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    180 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Onslow County, NC were to White students. These 1,183 degrees mean that there were 3.77 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 314 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing & Living

The median property value in Onslow County, NC was $154,400 in 2017, which is 0.71 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $153,300 to $154,400, a 0.718% increase. The homeownership rate in Onslow County, NC is 52.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Onslow County, NC have an average commute time of 20.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Onslow County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$48,162

Median Household Income

± $1,509

63.1k

Number of Households

± 2,128

In 2017, the median household income of the 63.1k households in Onslow County, NC grew to $48,162 from the previous year's value of $46,786.

The following chart displays the households in Onslow County, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing

Property Value

$154,400

2017 Median

± $2,809

$153,300

2016 Median

± $2,869

In 2017, the median property value in Onslow County, NC grew to to $154,400 from the previous year's value of $153,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Onslow County, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Onslow County, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Onslow County, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Onslow County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

52.5%

2017 Homeownership

52.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 52.5% of the housing units in Onslow County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 52.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Onslow County, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Onslow County, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Onslow County, NC have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

20.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Onslow County, NC have a shorter commute time (20.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.56% of the workforce in Onslow County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Onslow County, NC compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    70.9%

  2. Carpooled

    13.4%

  3. Walked

    8.01%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Onslow County, NC was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart