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State Income Data - NC

North Carolina

Income & Poverty
2012
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, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.

738,255
Below 100% of the poverty level 23.2%
100-199% of the poverty level 29.2%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 47.6%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2012 113.1%
% change: 1990-2000 460.3%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 24.0%
With related children under age 18
31.1%
With related children under age 5
27.8%
Married-couple families 17.2%
With related children under age 18
22.0%
With related children under age 5
16.4%
Families with female householder, no husband present 49.8%
With related children under age 18
57.2%
With related children under age 5
68.9%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 236,393
Below 100% of the poverty level
10.0%
100-199% of the poverty level
19.2%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
70.8%
Noncitizens 501,862
Below 100% of the poverty level
29.4%
100-199% of the poverty level
33.9%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
36.7%
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 176,382
Below 100% of the poverty level
14.5%
Born in Europe 80,438
Below 100% of the poverty level
7.8%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 416,477
Below 100% of the poverty level
30.4%
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) (%) 8,760,738
Below 100% of the poverty level 17.6%
100-199% of the poverty level 20.9%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 61.5%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 76.7%
% change: 1990-2000 7.0%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 12.4%
With related children under age 18
20.4%
With related children under age 5
23.4%
Married-couple families 5.2%
With related children under age 18
7.7%
With related children under age 5
7.6%
Families with female householder, no husband present 34.9%
With related children under age 18
44.4%
With related children under age 5
54.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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) 8,895,701
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,531,206
Speaks only English
7,898,270
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,262,138
Speaks Spanish
665,899
Below 100% of the poverty level 217,565
Speaks other Indo-European languages
149,252
Below 100% of the poverty level 17,636
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
139,584
Below 100% of the poverty level 21,373
Speaks other languages
42,696
Below 100% of the poverty level 12,494
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 17.2%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 16.0%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 32.7%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 11.8%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 15.3%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 29.3%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 311,202
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.6%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 9.2%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 30.5%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 18.7%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 14.0%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 10.9%
Earned $75,000 or more 14.0%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenshi  
Naturalized citizens (%) 107,582
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.7%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
4.7%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
17.0%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
18.6%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
18.3%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
16.3%
Earned $75,000 or more
23.5%
Noncitizens (%) 203,620
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
3.2%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
11.6%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
37.6%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
18.8%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
11.8%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
8.1%
Earned $75,000 or more
8.9%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $29,608
Female $25,807
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
$42,264
Female
$35,189
Noncitizens  
Male
$25,372
Female
$20,845
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 2,729,397
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.2%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 4.1%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 15.6%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 19.9%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 22.6%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 19.2%
Earned $75,000 or more 16.4%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $43,662
Female $35,104
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $40,883
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $53,532
Noncitizens $34,455
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $45,614
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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 51.8%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 71.4%
Noncitizens 38.7%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 66.6%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
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 (%) 740,787
With health insurance 51.6%
With private health insurance
44.3%
With public coverage
12.2%
No health insurance coverage 48.4%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 235,646
With health insurance 80.5%
With private health insurance
69.8%
With public coverage
23.0%
No health insurance coverage 19.5%
Noncitizens (%) 505,141
With health insurance 38.2%
With private health insurance
32.4%
With public coverage
7.2%
No health insurance coverage 61.8%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 8,811,742
With health insurance 86.1%
With private health insurance
64.3%
With public coverage
33.8%
No health insurance coverage 13.9%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2012 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from the 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, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and North Dakota and Wyoming data are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.
  • “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.