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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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Rank within US
(of 3146 counties)
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North Carolina 14.7 1,467,591 37 of 52
United States 13.4 42,510,843 N/A
Robeson County 27.7 35,706 3,015
Scotland County 27.3 8,897 3,004
Halifax County 25.8 12,864 2,963
Watauga County 25.3 12,415 2,941
Richmond County 25.2 10,935 2,931
Jones County 24.5 2,333 2,910
Hyde County 24.3 1,125 2,897
Bladen County 24.3 8,008 2,896
Edgecombe County 23.7 12,317 2,859
Alleghany County 23.4 2,552 2,842
Lenoir County 23.2 12,836 2,822
Bertie County 23.2 4,181 2,819
Pitt County 22.9 39,314 2,809
Greene County 22.9 4,255 2,803
Columbus County 22.8 12,101 2,802
Tyrrell County 22.5 749 2,777
Washington County 22.3 2,612 2,759
Hertford County 21.9 4,786 2,725
Duplin County 21.2 12,375 2,681
Sampson County 20.9 13,059 2,652
Vance County 20.8 9,138 2,648
Northampton County 20.7 3,941 2,631
Cleveland County 20.4 19,391 2,596
Hoke County 20.4 10,605 2,594
Wilson County 20.3 16,217 2,590
Wayne County 20.2 24,383 2,581
Warren County 19.8 3,751 2,541
Martin County 19.7 4,463 2,539
Anson County 19.5 4,499 2,513
Jackson County 18.7 7,296 2,398
Beaufort County 18.6 8,689 2,390
Cumberland County 18.4 58,132 2,344
Rockingham County 18.1 16,267 2,314
Caswell County 18.1 3,928 2,304
Burke County 18.1 15,784 2,302
Rutherford County 17.9 11,712 2,276
Montgomery County 17.7 4,621 2,245
Wilkes County 17.7 11,929 2,244
Swain County 17.5 2,455 2,212
Graham County 17.1 1,428 2,143
Forsyth County 16.8 61,366 2,104
McDowell County 16.8 7,402 2,088
Cherokee County 16.7 4,593 2,067
Surry County 16.4 11,651 2,028
Yancey County 16.4 2,883 2,016
Madison County 16.4 3,342 2,011
Ashe County 16.3 4,317 2,002
Alamance County 16.1 25,621 1,969
Lee County 16.1 9,565 1,964
Person County 16.1 6,237 1,958
New Hanover County 16.0 35,410 1,946
Chowan County 16.0 2,207 1,938
Rowan County 15.9 21,660 1,932
Guilford County 15.8 80,528 1,909
Harnett County 15.8 20,331 1,906
Pasquotank County 15.7 5,800 1,893
Macon County 15.4 5,323 1,847
Davidson County 15.4 25,091 1,843
Yadkin County 15.4 5,731 1,835
Craven County 15.2 14,773 1,806
Randolph County 15.2 21,457 1,799
Durham County 15.2 45,221 1,794
Nash County 15.2 13,944 1,789
Perquimans County 15.1 2,008 1,781
Caldwell County 15.1 12,196 1,776
Avery County 15.1 2,123 1,771
Gaston County 14.5 31,210 1,616
Transylvania County 14.3 4,679 1,601
Granville County 14.3 8,031 1,594
Pender County 14.1 8,334 1,562
Davie County 13.9 5,835 1,517
Clay County 13.9 1,513 1,501
Stokes County 13.8 6,229 1,484
Orange County 13.7 18,266 1,468
Alexander County 13.6 4,870 1,446
Gates County 13.5 1,548 1,423
Haywood County 13.4 8,087 1,406
Catawba County 13.2 20,460 1,358
Onslow County 13.2 23,065 1,357
Franklin County 13.2 8,523 1,347
Mitchell County 13.0 1,886 1,306
Stanly County 12.9 7,659 1,286
Pamlico County 12.6 1,509 1,239
Johnston County 12.5 24,414 1,223
Buncombe County 12.2 30,542 1,142
Lincoln County 12.1 9,916 1,111
Brunswick County 11.8 15,402 1,042
Mecklenburg County 11.6 122,537 990
Moore County 11.3 10,878 935
Henderson County 10.9 12,408 858
Iredell County 10.9 18,982 857
Carteret County 10.7 7,238 805
Cabarrus County 10.2 20,920 713
Chatham County 10.2 7,169 700
Polk County 9.8 1,992 625
Currituck County 9.5 2,479 556
Camden County 9.2 969 510
Wake County 9.1 95,198 486
Dare County 9.0 3,230 457
Union County 8.2 18,784 343
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/27/2021 11:27 am.
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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