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State Income Data - NC

North Carolina

Income & Poverty
2015
2000
1990
Poverty

Note: Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing.

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%)

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.

785,166
Below 100% of the poverty level 21.2%
100-199% of the poverty level 27.2%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 51.6%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2015 107.1%
% change: 1990-2000 460.3%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 21.1%
With related children under age 18
27.3%
With related children under age 5
21.5%
Married-couple families 14.6%
With related children under age 18
18.7%
With related children under age 5
12.5%
Families with female householder, no husband present 44.7%
With related children under age 18
50.7%
With related children under age 5
42.4%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 294,496
Below 100% of the poverty level
11.9%
100-199% of the poverty level
18.6%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
69.5%
Noncitizens 490,670
Below 100% of the poverty level
26.8%
100-199% of the poverty level
32.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
40.9%
Foreign Born Living in Poverty by Region of Birth

Note: The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

 
Born in Africa N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Asia 207,731
Below 100% of the poverty level
14.5%
Born in Europe 86,150
Below 100% of the poverty level
9.1%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 421,795
Below 100% of the poverty level
28.4%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Oceania N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 9,004,907
Below 100% of the poverty level 16.0%
100-199% of the poverty level 20.4%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 63.6%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 65.1%
% change: 1990-2000 7.0%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 10.7%
With related children under age 18
18.1%
With related children under age 5
19.4%
Married-couple families 4.5%
With related children under age 18
6.6%
With related children under age 5
6.4%
Families with female householder, no husband present 30.6%
With related children under age 18
41.5%
With related children under age 5
50.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 425,195
Below 100% of the poverty level 18.9%
100-199% of the poverty level 26.0%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 55.1%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 7,393,547
Below 100% of the poverty level 11.8%
100-199% of the poverty level 17.8%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 70.3%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 109,491
Below 100% of the poverty level 13.1%
100-199% of the poverty level 19.5%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 67.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 6,273,102
Below 100% of the poverty level 13.0%
100-199% of the poverty level 20.2%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 66.8%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Population (age 5 and older)
 
 
Poverty by Language Spoken at Home Number
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 9,199,429
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,450,860
Speaks only English
8,134,530
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,186,204
Speaks Spanish
702,489
Below 100% of the poverty level 213,279
Speaks other Indo-European languages
163,507
Below 100% of the poverty level 24,028
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
153,083
Below 100% of the poverty level 19,079
Speaks other languages
45,820
Below 100% of the poverty level 8,270
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 15.8%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 14.6%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 30.4%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 14.7%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 12.5%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 18.0%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 366,627
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.6%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 7.7%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 27.3%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 19.2%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 14.7%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 10.9%
Earned $75,000 or more 17.5%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 140,199
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.7%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
3.7%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
16.8%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
18.2%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
18.3%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
15.5%
Earned $75,000 or more
25.8%
Noncitizens (%) 226,428
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
3.1%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
10.2%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
33.9%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
19.8%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
12.5%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
8.0%
Earned $75,000 or more
12.4%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $31,626
Female $27,467
Median Earnings of Foreign-Born Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by U.S. Citizenship Status and Gender  
Naturalized citizens  
Male
$45,619
Female
$36,517
Noncitizens  
Male
$27,168
Female
$21,459
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 2,913,170
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.9%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 4.0%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 15.5%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 18.5%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 22.5%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 19.8%
Earned $75,000 or more 17.8%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $44,281
Female $36,605
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $43,853
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $60,217
Noncitizens $36,280
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $48,265
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2015 ACS. 3) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Home Ownership Rate 52.4%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 72.9%
Noncitizens 37.2%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 64.9%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Health Insurance Coverage

Note: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with public health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.

Foreign Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 787,673
With health insurance 62.7%
With private health insurance
53.2%
With public coverage
14.6%
No health insurance coverage 37.3%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 293,708
With health insurance 86.7%
With private health insurance
73.0%
With public coverage
25.2%
No health insurance coverage 13.3%
Noncitizens (%) 493,965
With health insurance 48.4%
With private health insurance
41.4%
With public coverage
8.3%
No health insurance coverage 51.6%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 9,067,939
With health insurance 91.1%
With private health insurance
67.9%
With public coverage
35.9%
No health insurance coverage 8.9%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2015 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing. 
  • The term “home ownership rate” refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Poverty,” “Earnings,” “Median Household Income,” and “Home Ownership Rate”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.
  • In the “% Families in Poverty by Family Type” section, “related children” refer to “related children of the householder.”
  • “Health Insurance Coverage”: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with public health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.