Northampton County, NC

County

Add Comparison
2022 Population
17,528
2.17% 1-year decline
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
51.3
1.99% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
18.7%
10.2% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$45,698
14.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$96,000
9.84% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Northampton County, NC had a population of 17.5k people with a median age of 51.3 and a median household income of $45,698. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Northampton County, NC declined from 17,917 to 17,528, a −2.17% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,764 to $45,698, a 14.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Northampton County, NC are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (53.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (38.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.23%), White (Hispanic) (1.56%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.582%).

None of the households in Northampton County, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.2% of the residents in Northampton County, NC are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Northampton County, NC was $96,000, and the homeownership rate was 71.8%.

Most people in Northampton County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Northampton County, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Northampton County, NC is home to a population of 17.5k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.03% of Northampton County, NC residents were born outside of the country (355 people).

In 2022, there were 1.38 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.43k people) in Northampton County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.81k White (Non-Hispanic) and 742 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.2%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.2% of Northampton County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Northampton County, NC was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Northampton County, NC
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.43k ± 244
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.81k ± 39
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    742 ± 269
2.64%
Hispanic Population
463 people

In 2022, there were 1.38 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.43k people) in Northampton County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.81k White (Non-Hispanic) and 742 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.64% of the people in Northampton County, NC are hispanic (463 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Northampton County, NC as a share of the total population.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Foreign-Born Population

2.03%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
355 people
1.88%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
337 people

As of 2022, 2.03% of Northampton County, NC residents (355 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Northampton County, NC was 1.88%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    375 ± 117
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    171 ± 97
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    147 ± 76

Northampton County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.19 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Economy

The economy of Northampton County, NC employs 6.85k people. The largest industries in Northampton County, NC are Manufacturing (1,138 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (894 people), and Retail Trade (853 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($53,996), Utilities ($49,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,250).

Occupations

6.85k
2022 Value
± 569
1.02%
1 Year growth
± 11.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Northampton County, NC grew at a rate of 1.02%, from 6.78k employees to 6.85k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Northampton County, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (795 people), Management Occupations (738 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (617 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Northampton County, NC.

View Data
Save Image

Unemployment Insurance Claims

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

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in North Carolina (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industries

6.85k
2022 Value
± 569
1.02%
1 Year growth
± 11.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Northampton County, NC grew at a rate of 1.02%, from 6.78k employees to 6.85k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Northampton County, NC, are Manufacturing (1,138 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (894 people), and Retail Trade (853 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Northampton County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Northampton County, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

View Data
Save Image

Median Earnings by Industry

$43,178
Median earning men ± $4,702
$31,583
Median earning women ± $2,566

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($80,268), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,326), and Public Administration ($58,231).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($50,458), Construction ($40,156), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($36,484).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industry Sector

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for North Carolina.
Y-Axis
3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 75
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 59
    Retail Trade
  3. 52
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

View Data
Save Image

Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Northampton County, NC went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 60% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (39.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.297%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for North Carolina.
Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in North Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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

Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

The graph shows the evolution of awarded degrees by degrees. Under the paragraphs, the average number of awarded degrees by university in each degree is shown.

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

Educational Pyramid

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

In 2022, 0.944% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.805% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Educational Attainment

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

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.16M), Some college (1.84M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing & Living

The median property value in Northampton County, NC was $96,000 in 2022, which is 0.341 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $87,400 to $96,000, a 9.84% increase. The homeownership rate in Northampton County, NC is 71.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Northampton County, NC have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Northampton County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$96,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,424
$5,360
Median Property Taxes
±$462

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Northampton County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Northampton County, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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

Rent vs Own

71.8%
Homeownership
2022
61.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.8% of the housing units in Northampton County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.3%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Northampton County, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.
Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9204.02
  2. Census Tract 9204.01

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$45,698
Median Household Income
± $2,166
7.46k
Number of Households
± 555

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.46k households in Northampton County, NC grew to $45,698 from the previous year's value of $39,764.

The following chart displays the households in Northampton 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 < $10k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Northampton County, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.5%)
  2. Carpooled (7.64%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.74%)

In 2022, 83.5% of workers in Northampton County, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.64%) and those who worked at home (5.74%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

26.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Northampton County, NC have a shorter commute time (26.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.47% of the workforce in Northampton County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Northampton 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

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty & Diversity

18.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Northampton County, NC (3.13k out of 16.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Northampton County, NC is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

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

Health

88.8% of the population of Northampton County, NC has health coverage, with 36.7% on employee plans, 17.7% on Medicaid, 20.1% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 1.57% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Northampton County, NC see 19483 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.981% decrease from the previous year (19676 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4772 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1273 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46% were men and 54% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

19,483 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Northampton County, NC

Primary care physicians in Northampton County, NC see an average of 19,483 patients per year. This represents a 0.981% decrease from the previous year (19,676 patients).

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.8% under 18 years, 15.3% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 27.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46% were men and 54% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Uninsured People

11.2%
Uninsured
36.7%
Employer Coverage
17.7%
Medicaid
20.1%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
1.57%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Northampton County, NC declined by 7.43% from 12.1% to 11.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Northampton 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 Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Northampton County, NC.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Northampton County, NC.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 41.7% in Northampton County, NC.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Northampton County, NC.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13% in Northampton County, NC.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Northampton County, NC.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart