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North Carolina: State Summary

SNAPS data is derived from the 2000 U.S. Census and several 2003 CDC databases. For more information, see the Credits page.

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Population:

  • Total Population: 8,049,313
  • Males: 3,940,711
  • Females: 4,108,602

Top 14 Languages spoken at home: (> 5000)

  1. English only (6,909,640)
  2. Spanish (378,930)
  3. French (32,855)
  4. German (28,510)
  5. Vietnamese (12,879)
  6. Chinese (11,925)
  7. Korean (10,929)
  8. Arabic (10,200)
  9. Miao, Hmong (6,785)
  10. Tagalog (6,125)
  11. Greek (6,030)
  12. Italian (5,930)
  13. Japanese (5,920)
  14. Gujarathi (5,040)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Southern Baptist Convention (1,512,058)
  2. United Methodist Church, The (638,785)
  3. Catholic Church (315,606)
  4. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (203,647)
  5. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (88,830)

Disabilities:

  • Total Reported: 2,796,910
  • Sensory: 270,406
  • Physical: 677,846
  • Mental: 374,324
  • Self-care: 215,135
  • Go outside home: 560,787
  • Employment: 685,749

Grandparents as caregivers

Grandparents as caregivers: 79,810

Heating fuel:

  • Total Reported: 3,132,013
  • Utility gas: 757,777
  • Bottled or LP gas: 394,275
  • Electricity: 1,528,885
  • Fuel oil, kerosene: 368,279
  • Coal or Coke: 464
  • Wood: 65,657
  • Solar Energy: 1,266
  • Other fuel: 6,543
  • No fuel used: 8,867

Vehicles available:

  • Total Reported: 5,548,821
  • No vehicle: 359,087
  • 1 or more vehicle: 5,189,734

Education Attainment:

  • No School: 62,106
  • No High School: 351,389
  • Some High School: 741,229
  • High School: 1,502,978
  • Some College: 1,080,504
  • Associate's Degree: 358,075
  • College Degree: 808,070
  • Master's Degree: 253,794
  • Professional Degree: 78,279
  • Doctoral Degree: 46,570

Household Phones:

  • Households Reporting: 3,132,013
  • Owners with phone: 2,139,976
  • Owners without phone: 32,294
  • Renters with phone: 897,100
  • Renters without phone: 62,643
  • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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