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State Income Data - NC

North Carolina

Income & Poverty
2013
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, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS.

738,892
Below 100% of the poverty level 23.0%
100-199% of the poverty level 28.8%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 48.2%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2013 111.5%
% change: 1990-2000 460.3%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 23.7%
With related children under age 18
30.4%
With related children under age 5
24.8%
Married-couple families 17.1%
With related children under age 18
22.0%
With related children under age 5
17.0%
Families with female householder, no husband present 45.1%
With related children under age 18
52.8%
With related children under age 5
64.2%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 235,609
Below 100% of the poverty level
10.4%
100-199% of the poverty level
18.5%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
71.1%
Noncitizens 503,283
Below 100% of the poverty level
28.9%
100-199% of the poverty level
33.6%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
37.5%
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 180,359
Below 100% of the poverty level
15.7%
Born in Europe 77,197
Below 100% of the poverty level
7.8%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 417,920
Below 100% of the poverty level
29.9%
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) (%) 8,849,385
Below 100% of the poverty level 17.5%
100-199% of the poverty level 20.2%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 62.3%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 77.5%
% change: 1990-2000 7.0%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 12.0%
With related children under age 18
19.5%
With related children under age 5
21.0%
Married-couple families 5.1%
With related children under age 18
7.0%
With related children under age 5
6.6%
Families with female householder, no husband present 33.3%
With related children under age 18
42.8%
With related children under age 5
49.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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) 8,993,160
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,549,057
Speaks only English
7,993,833
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,282,658
Speaks Spanish
675,234
Below 100% of the poverty level 218,760
Speaks other Indo-European languages
143,972
Below 100% of the poverty level 16,623
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
140,274
Below 100% of the poverty level 22,051
Speaks other languages
39,847
Below 100% of the poverty level 8,965
%
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 32.4%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 11.5%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 15.7%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 22.5%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 327,599
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.7%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 7.8%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 31.2%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 18.5%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 13.0%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 11.6%
Earned $75,000 or more 15.2%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 115,231
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
2.6%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
3.7%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
18.0%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
17.9%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
17.8%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
17.3%
Earned $75,000 or more
22.7%
Noncitizens (%) 212,368
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
2.7%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
10.0%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
38.4%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
18.9%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
10.4%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
8.4%
Earned $75,000 or more
11.1%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $29,597
Female $25,893
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
$42,858
Female
$35,668
Noncitizens  
Male
$25,709
Female
$21,430
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 2,795,214
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.0%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 4.1%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 15.7%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 19.4%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 22.3%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 19.3%
Earned $75,000 or more 17.1%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $44,747
Female $35,421
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $41,473
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $56,249
Noncitizens $35,096
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $46,283
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 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 48.7%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 69.0%
Noncitizens 35.8%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 65.6%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
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 (%) 740,539
With health insurance 53.1%
With private health insurance
45.8%
With public coverage
11.7%
No health insurance coverage 46.9%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 234,200
With health insurance 80.7%
With private health insurance
70.3%
With public coverage
21.2%
No health insurance coverage 19.3%
Noncitizens (%) 506,339
With health insurance 40.4%
With private health insurance
34.5%
With public coverage
7.3%
No health insurance coverage 59.6%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 8,904,781
With health insurance 87.0%
With private health insurance
64.7%
With public coverage
34.4%
No health insurance coverage 13.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2013 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, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 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.