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Demographic Data Report for North Carolina by County
Poverty: Persons below poverty
All Ages, All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes
2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Data
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People (Below Poverty)
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Rank within US
(of 3146 counties)
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United States 13.4 42,510,843 N/A
North Carolina 14.7 1,467,591 37 of 52
Mecklenburg County 11.6 122,537 990
Wake County 9.1 95,198 486
Guilford County 15.8 80,528 1,909
Forsyth County 16.8 61,366 2,104
Cumberland County 18.4 58,132 2,344
Durham County 15.2 45,221 1,794
Pitt County 22.9 39,314 2,809
Robeson County 27.7 35,706 3,015
New Hanover County 16.0 35,410 1,946
Gaston County 14.5 31,210 1,616
Buncombe County 12.2 30,542 1,142
Alamance County 16.1 25,621 1,969
Davidson County 15.4 25,091 1,843
Johnston County 12.5 24,414 1,223
Wayne County 20.2 24,383 2,581
Onslow County 13.2 23,065 1,357
Rowan County 15.9 21,660 1,932
Randolph County 15.2 21,457 1,799
Cabarrus County 10.2 20,920 713
Catawba County 13.2 20,460 1,358
Harnett County 15.8 20,331 1,906
Cleveland County 20.4 19,391 2,596
Iredell County 10.9 18,982 857
Union County 8.2 18,784 343
Orange County 13.7 18,266 1,468
Rockingham County 18.1 16,267 2,314
Wilson County 20.3 16,217 2,590
Burke County 18.1 15,784 2,302
Brunswick County 11.8 15,402 1,042
Craven County 15.2 14,773 1,806
Nash County 15.2 13,944 1,789
Sampson County 20.9 13,059 2,652
Halifax County 25.8 12,864 2,963
Lenoir County 23.2 12,836 2,822
Watauga County 25.3 12,415 2,941
Henderson County 10.9 12,408 858
Duplin County 21.2 12,375 2,681
Edgecombe County 23.7 12,317 2,859
Caldwell County 15.1 12,196 1,776
Columbus County 22.8 12,101 2,802
Wilkes County 17.7 11,929 2,244
Rutherford County 17.9 11,712 2,276
Surry County 16.4 11,651 2,028
Richmond County 25.2 10,935 2,931
Moore County 11.3 10,878 935
Hoke County 20.4 10,605 2,594
Lincoln County 12.1 9,916 1,111
Lee County 16.1 9,565 1,964
Vance County 20.8 9,138 2,648
Scotland County 27.3 8,897 3,004
Beaufort County 18.6 8,689 2,390
Franklin County 13.2 8,523 1,347
Pender County 14.1 8,334 1,562
Haywood County 13.4 8,087 1,406
Granville County 14.3 8,031 1,594
Bladen County 24.3 8,008 2,896
Stanly County 12.9 7,659 1,286
McDowell County 16.8 7,402 2,088
Jackson County 18.7 7,296 2,398
Carteret County 10.7 7,238 805
Chatham County 10.2 7,169 700
Person County 16.1 6,237 1,958
Stokes County 13.8 6,229 1,484
Davie County 13.9 5,835 1,517
Pasquotank County 15.7 5,800 1,893
Yadkin County 15.4 5,731 1,835
Macon County 15.4 5,323 1,847
Alexander County 13.6 4,870 1,446
Hertford County 21.9 4,786 2,725
Transylvania County 14.3 4,679 1,601
Montgomery County 17.7 4,621 2,245
Cherokee County 16.7 4,593 2,067
Anson County 19.5 4,499 2,513
Martin County 19.7 4,463 2,539
Ashe County 16.3 4,317 2,002
Greene County 22.9 4,255 2,803
Bertie County 23.2 4,181 2,819
Northampton County 20.7 3,941 2,631
Caswell County 18.1 3,928 2,304
Warren County 19.8 3,751 2,541
Madison County 16.4 3,342 2,011
Dare County 9.0 3,230 457
Yancey County 16.4 2,883 2,016
Washington County 22.3 2,612 2,759
Alleghany County 23.4 2,552 2,842
Currituck County 9.5 2,479 556
Swain County 17.5 2,455 2,212
Jones County 24.5 2,333 2,910
Chowan County 16.0 2,207 1,938
Avery County 15.1 2,123 1,771
Perquimans County 15.1 2,008 1,781
Polk County 9.8 1,992 625
Mitchell County 13.0 1,886 1,306
Gates County 13.5 1,548 1,423
Clay County 13.9 1,513 1,501
Pamlico County 12.6 1,509 1,239
Graham County 17.1 1,428 2,143
Hyde County 24.3 1,125 2,897
Camden County 9.2 969 510
Tyrrell County 22.5 749 2,777
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/22/2021 3:19 pm.
Source: Demographic data provided by the Census Bureau and the American Community Survey.
For more information about Poverty: Persons below poverty, see the dictionary.
Health Service Areas are a single county or cluster of contiguous counties which are relatively self-contained with respect to hospital care. For more detailed information, please see Health Service Area information page. Puerto Rico is being treated as a Health Service Area for this data presentation.
Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.

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