Census data shows how North Carolina compares with the rest of the country


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — The Census Bureau released its report on how changes throughout the U.S. population. This information will be used to redraw political district maps across the country.

While data shows a diversifying country, coastal communities like the Carolinas and Virginia grew, as well as in counties stretching through the midsections of Georgia and Alabama. 

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Here are quick facts about North Carolina’s population and how it compares to the rest of the country:

North Carolina’s population grew 10%. The rest of the country’s population grew 6.3%.

The median household income for North Carolina is $54,602 compared to the U.S at $62,843.

North Carolina’s persons in poverty are at 13.6% compared to the U.S. at 10.5%

The median gross rent for people in North Carolina is $907 compared to the U.S. at $1,062.

The percentage of households that have a computer is 89% compared to the U.S. at 90%. Households that have computer and internet is at around 81% compared to the U.S. at around 83%.

Read more comparisons at the Census Bureau website.


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