Age and Sex in North Carolina (State)

Age Structure#1

Percentage in each age cohort per year of age.1 Gray areas represent percentile bands from the states.
Scope: population of the United States, North Carolina, and other states
North Carolina
United States
Percentile:
0th - 100th
10th - 90th
20th - 80th
30th - 70th
40th - 60th
0.0% 0.5% 1.0% 1.5% Count % 85+ 80-84 75-79 70-74 67-69 65-66 62-64 60-61 55-59 50-54 45-49 40-44 35-39 30-34 25-29 22-24 21 20 18-19 15-17 10-14 5-9 0-4 151,918 152k 1.574% 1.57% 167,583 168k 1.736% 1.74% 233,143 233k 2.416% 2.42% 311,470 311k 3.227% 3.23% 240,530 241k 2.492% 2.49% 190,516 191k 1.974% 1.97% 324,515 325k 3.362% 3.36% 229,569 230k 2.379% 2.38% 618,116 618k 6.404% 6.40% 676,539 677k 7.010% 7.01% 688,759 689k 7.136% 7.14% 681,172 681k 7.058% 7.06% 640,880 641k 6.640% 6.64% 627,197 627k 6.499% 6.50% 626,115 626k 6.487% 6.49% 386,821 387k 4.008% 4.01% 145,182 145k 1.504% 1.50% 151,366 151k 1.568% 1.57% 278,391 278k 2.884% 2.88% 378,720 379k 3.924% 3.92% 639,716 640k 6.628% 6.63% 639,455 639k 6.626% 6.63% 623,707 624k 6.462% 6.46%

Detailed Age and Sex#2

Percentage in each age cohort per year of age.1
Scope: population of the United States and North Carolina
Female Male
United States
North Carolina
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0.5% 0.0% 0.5% Count % 85+ 80-84 75-79 70-74 67-69 65-66 62-64 60-61 55-59 50-54 45-49 40-44 35-39 30-34 25-29 22-24 21 20 18-19 15-17 10-14 5-9 0-4 -0.029943% -0.038493% -0.037523% -0.038776% -0.068436% 0.07% 0.029943% 0.037523% 0.029943% 0.03% 151,918 152k 1.574% 1.57% -0.133941% -0.079390% -0.149777% -0.071619% -0.213331% 0.21% 0.133941% 0.149777% 0.133941% 0.13% 167,583 168k 1.736% 1.74% -0.207763% -0.067603% -0.209114% -0.059325% -0.275366% 0.28% 0.207763% 0.209114% 0.207763% 0.21% 233,143 233k 2.416% 2.42% -0.291225% -0.062992% -0.287583% -0.051889% -0.354217% 0.35% 0.291225% 0.287583% 0.291225% 0.29% 311,470 311k 3.227% 3.23% -0.390183% -0.050362% -0.367659% -0.048421% -0.440545% 0.44% 0.390183% 0.367659% 0.390183% 0.39% 240,530 241k 2.492% 2.49% -0.461297% -0.064395% -0.446804% -0.047630% -0.525692% 0.53% 0.461297% 0.446804% 0.461297% 0.46% 190,516 191k 1.974% 1.97% -0.531123% -0.058544% -0.514830% -0.047356% -0.589667% 0.59% 0.531123% 0.514830% 0.531123% 0.53% 324,515 325k 3.362% 3.36% -0.563070% -0.063167% -0.572990% -0.043819% -0.626237% 0.63% 0.563070% 0.572990% 0.563070% 0.56% 229,569 230k 2.379% 2.38% -0.606867% -0.067153% -0.626806% -0.040996% -0.674020% 0.67% 0.606867% 0.626806% 0.606867% 0.61% 618,116 618k 6.404% 6.40% -0.678342% -0.045268% -0.705026% -0.027745% -0.723611% 0.72% 0.678342% 0.705026% 0.678342% 0.68% 676,539 677k 7.010% 7.01% -0.698534% -0.030207% -0.701360% -0.016692% -0.728741% 0.73% 0.698534% 0.701360% 0.698534% 0.70% 688,759 689k 7.136% 7.14% -0.691934% -0.027685% -0.670407% -0.007213% -0.719619% 0.72% 0.691934% 0.670407% 0.691934% 0.69% 681,172 681k 7.058% 7.06% -0.654903% -0.018252% -0.635762% -0.004484% -0.673156% 0.67% 0.654903% 0.635762% 0.654903% 0.65% 640,880 641k 6.640% 6.64% -0.638329% -0.023045% -0.655168% -0.661375% 0.66% 0.638329% 0.655168% 0.003660% 0.638329% 0.64% 627,197 627k 6.499% 6.50% -0.643324% -0.010815% -0.674668% -0.654139% 0.65% 0.643324% 0.674668% 0.014445% 0.643324% 0.64% 626,115 626k 6.487% 6.49% -0.655043% -0.665972% -0.655043% 0.66% 0.655043% 0.025893% 0.665972% 0.030472% 0.680935% 0.68% 386,821 387k 4.008% 4.01% -0.729792% -0.720406% -0.729792% 0.73% 0.729792% 0.044678% 0.720406% 0.036528% 0.774470% 0.77% 145,182 145k 1.504% 1.50% -0.751561% -0.746959% -0.751561% 0.75% 0.751561% 0.065213% 0.746959% 0.035327% 0.816774% 0.82% 151,366 151k 1.568% 1.57% -0.699320% -0.700969% -0.699320% 0.70% 0.699320% 0.043595% 0.700969% 0.037921% 0.742914% 0.74% 278,391 278k 2.884% 2.88% -0.635726% -0.663710% -0.635726% 0.64% 0.635726% 0.036547% 0.663710% 0.036111% 0.672273% 0.67% 378,720 379k 3.924% 3.92% -0.646417% -0.647196% -0.646417% 0.65% 0.646417% 0.032812% 0.647196% 0.032747% 0.679229% 0.68% 639,716 640k 6.628% 6.63% -0.649704% -0.642265% -0.649704% 0.65% 0.649704% 0.025698% 0.642265% 0.025690% 0.675402% 0.68% 639,455 639k 6.626% 6.63% -0.633097% -0.629457% -0.633097% 0.63% 0.633097% 0.026278% 0.629457% 0.028389% 0.659375% 0.66% 623,707 624k 6.462% 6.46%

Age and Sex#3

Percentage in each age cohort per year of age.1
Scope: population of the United States and North Carolina
Female Male
United States
North Carolina
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0.5% 0.0% 0.5% Count % Senior 2 Older Adult 3 Younger Adult 4 College 5 Children 6 -0.159357% -0.054047% -0.161926% -0.049308% -0.213404% 0.21% 0.159357% 0.161926% 0.159357% 0.16% 1,295,160 1.30M 13.419% 13.4% -0.643916% -0.046141% -0.648339% -0.027717% -0.690057% 0.69% 0.643916% 0.648339% 0.643916% 0.64% 3,218,670 3.22M 33.349% 33.3% -0.651422% -0.010160% -0.658240% -0.661582% 0.66% 0.651422% 0.658240% 0.008862% 0.651422% 0.65% 2,281,013 2.28M 23.634% 23.6% -0.719998% -0.717326% -0.719998% 0.72% 0.719998% 0.049270% 0.717326% 0.036924% 0.769268% 0.77% 574,939 575k 5.957% 5.96% -0.641848% -0.643651% -0.641848% 0.64% 0.641848% 0.029643% 0.643651% 0.030137% 0.671492% 0.67% 2,281,598 2.28M 23.640% 23.6%

Sex Ratio#4

Percentage more males or females in selected age cohorts.
Scope: population of the United States and North Carolina
More Females More Males
United States
North Carolina
100% 50% 0% M:F F M 85+ 80-84 75-79 70-74 67-69 65-66 62-64 60-61 55-59 50-54 45-49 40-44 35-39 30-34 25-29 22-24 21 20 18-19 15-17 10-14 5-9 0-4 -128.556598% -103.337233% -128.556598% 128.6% 0.438 0.44 69.564% 69.6% 30.436% 30.4% -59.271923% -47.817213% -59.271923% 59.3% 0.628 0.63 61.430% 61.4% 38.570% 38.6% -32.538400% -28.369694% -32.538400% 32.5% 0.754 0.75 56.996% 57.0% 43.004% 43.0% -21.630045% -18.043199% -21.630045% 21.6% 0.822 0.82 54.880% 54.9% 45.120% 45.1% -12.907395% -13.170134% -12.907395% 12.9% 0.886 0.89 53.031% 53.0% 46.969% 47.0% -13.959548% -10.660116% -13.959548% 14.0% 0.878 0.88 53.262% 53.3% 46.738% 46.7% -11.022746% -9.198385% -11.022746% 11.0% 0.901 0.90 52.612% 52.6% 47.388% 47.4% -11.218350% -7.647386% -11.218350% 11.2% 0.899 0.90 52.656% 52.7% 47.344% 47.3% -11.065544% -6.540526% -11.065544% 11.1% 0.900 0.90 52.621% 52.6% 47.379% 47.4% -6.673347% -3.935342% -6.673347% 6.7% 0.937 0.94 51.614% 51.6% 48.386% 48.4% -4.324352% -2.379887% -4.324352% 4.3% 0.959 0.96 51.058% 51.1% 48.942% 48.9% -4.001126% -1.075906% -4.001126% 4.0% 0.962 0.96 50.981% 51.0% 49.019% 49.0% -2.787024% -0.705260% -2.787024% 2.8% 0.973 0.97 50.687% 50.7% 49.313% 49.3% -3.610269% -3.610269% 3.6% 0.558702% 0.965 0.97 50.887% 50.9% 49.113% 49.1% -1.681119% -1.681119% 1.7% 2.141014% 0.983 0.98 50.417% 50.4% 49.583% 49.6% 3.952821% 4.575547% 3.952821% 4.0% 1.040 1.04 49.031% 49.0% 50.969% 51.0% 6.121956% 5.070469% 6.121956% 6.1% 1.061 1.06 48.515% 48.5% 51.485% 51.5% 8.677071% 4.729505% 8.677071% 8.7% 1.087 1.09 47.921% 47.9% 52.079% 52.1% 6.233887% 5.409782% 6.233887% 6.2% 1.062 1.06 48.489% 48.5% 51.511% 51.5% 5.748931% 5.440780% 5.748931% 5.7% 1.057 1.06 48.603% 48.6% 51.397% 51.4% 5.075960% 5.059754% 5.075960% 5.1% 1.051 1.05 48.762% 48.8% 51.238% 51.2% 3.955321% 3.999840% 3.955321% 4.0% 1.040 1.04 49.030% 49.0% 50.970% 51.0% 4.150724% 4.510089% 4.150724% 4.2% 1.042 1.04 48.983% 49.0% 51.017% 51.0%

Map of Age Cohorts by County in North Carolina

Children Age Cohorts by County#5

Percentage of population aged 0 to 17 (%):
13.6%16.9%20.1%23.3%26.6%29.8%

College Age Cohorts by County#6

Percentage of population aged 18 to 21 (%):
3.0%6.8%10.6%14.3%18.1%21.9%

20s Age Cohorts by County#7

Percentage of population aged 22 to 29 (%):
5.1%8.2%11.3%14.3%17.4%20.5%

30s Age Cohorts by County#8

Percentage of population aged 30 to 39 (%):
7.6%9.4%11.1%12.9%14.6%16.4%

40s Age Cohorts by County#9

Percentage of population aged 40 to 49 (%):
9.2%11.2%13.1%15.1%17.1%19.1%

50s Age Cohorts by County#10

Percentage of population aged 50 to 59 (%):
8.8%10.9%13.0%15.1%17.2%19.3%

60s Age Cohorts by County#11

Percentage of population aged 60 to 69 (%):
5.9%8.6%11.3%14.0%16.7%19.4%

70s Age Cohorts by County#12

Percentage of population aged 70 to 79 (%):
3.2%4.8%6.4%8.0%9.6%11.3%

80+ Age Cohorts by County#13

Percentage of population aged 80 and older (%):
1.4%2.7%3.8%5.0%6.2%7.4%
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Age Cohorts by Place in North Carolina

There are 738 places in North Carolina. This section compares the 50 most populous of those to each other, North Carolina, and other entities that contain or substantially overlap with North Carolina. The least populous of the compared places has a population of 18,126.

Children by Place#14

Percentage of population aged 0 to 17 (%):
Scope: population of North Carolina, selected places in North Carolina, and entities that contain North Carolina
0% 10% 20% 30% Count # Holly Springs Indian Trail Apex Monroe Wake Forest Morrisville Statesville Fuquay-Varina Sanford Huntersville Mooresville Thomasville Cary Havelock Concord Clemmons Lexington Asheboro Gastonia Kannapolis Lumberton Matthews Fayetteville Wilson Charlotte New Bern High Point Carrboro Jacksonville Winston-Salem Kinston Rocky Mount Shelby Mint Hill Goldsboro South Cornelius Kernersville Garner United States of America United States Salisbury North Carolina N Carolina Raleigh Burlington Hickory South Atlantic Durham Lenoir Greensboro Elizabeth City Asheville Greenville Wilmington Chapel Hill 34.069522% 34.069522% 34.1% 8,870 1 33.169332% 33.169332% 33.2% 11,326 11.3k 2 32.299279% 32.299279% 32.3% 12,640 12.6k 3 30.663108% 30.663108% 30.7% 10,224 10.2k 4 30.526050% 30.526050% 30.5% 9,656 5 28.509128% 28.509128% 28.5% 5,622 6 28.104444% 28.104444% 28.1% 7,007 7 28.094344% 28.094344% 28.1% 5,384 8 27.996363% 27.996363% 28.0% 8,005 9 27.977678% 27.977678% 28.0% 13,436 13.4k 10 27.972318% 27.972318% 28.0% 9,458 11 27.328318% 27.328318% 27.3% 7,374 12 27.213855% 27.213855% 27.2% 38,451 38.5k 13 27.201800% 27.201800% 27.2% 5,683 14 27.170910% 27.170910% 27.2% 21,931 21.9k 15 27.144673% 27.144673% 27.1% 5,126 16 27.053369% 27.053369% 27.1% 5,135 17 26.714376% 26.714376% 26.7% 6,794 18 26.380360% 26.380360% 26.4% 19,073 19.1k 19 26.116061% 26.116061% 26.1% 11,314 11.3k 20 25.464264% 25.464264% 25.5% 5,526 21 25.364151% 25.364151% 25.4% 7,122 22 25.323784% 25.323784% 25.3% 51,092 51.1k 23 25.282185% 25.282185% 25.3% 12,476 12.5k 24 24.992407% 24.992407% 25.0% 189,262 189k 25 24.962361% 24.962361% 25.0% 7,461 26 24.841331% 24.841331% 24.8% 26,263 26.3k 27 24.709983% 24.709983% 24.7% 4,963 28 24.398185% 24.398185% 24.4% 16,936 16.9k 29 24.391200% 24.391200% 24.4% 56,641 56.6k 30 24.367307% 24.367307% 24.4% 5,286 31 24.318582% 24.318582% 24.3% 13,963 14.0k 32 24.155397% 24.155397% 24.2% 4,912 33 24.145747% 24.145747% 24.1% 5,646 34 24.029355% 24.029355% 24.0% 8,677 35 23.985852% 23.985852% 24.0% 27,827,249 27.8M 23.859594% 23.859594% 23.9% 6,104 36 23.799923% 23.799923% 23.8% 5,548 37 23.766833% 23.766833% 23.8% 6,230 38 23.713901% 23.713901% 23.7% 73,877,478 73.9M 23.697940% 23.697940% 23.7% 7,949 39 23.640122% 23.640122% 23.6% 2,281,598 2.28M 23.226546% 23.226546% 23.2% 96,281 96.3k 40 23.096933% 23.096933% 23.1% 11,809 11.8k 41 22.950371% 22.950371% 23.0% 9,221 42 22.718735% 22.718735% 22.7% 13,755,954 13.8M 22.705409% 22.705409% 22.7% 53,340 53.3k 43 22.304976% 22.304976% 22.3% 4,043 44 22.288711% 22.288711% 22.3% 60,899 60.9k 45 20.266912% 20.266912% 20.3% 3,751 46 19.392576% 19.392576% 19.4% 16,461 16.5k 47 18.458185% 18.458185% 18.5% 15,920 15.9k 48 18.323044% 18.323044% 18.3% 19,886 19.9k 49 16.118364% 16.118364% 16.1% 9,358 50

Age Cohorts by Metro Area in North Carolina

There are 41 metro areas that are fully or partially contained within North Carolina (38 fully and 3 partially). This section compares all 41 of those to each other, North Carolina, and other entities that contain or substantially overlap with North Carolina.

Children by Metro Area#23

Percentage of population aged 0 to 17 (%):
Scope: population of North Carolina, selected metro areas in North Carolina, and entities that contain North Carolina
0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% Count # Dunn Metro Area Dunn Area Fayetteville Metro Area Fayetteville Lumberton Metro Area Lumberton Raleigh Metro Area Raleigh Area Sanford Metro Area Sanford Area Jacksonville Metro Area Jacksonville Charlotte, Concord, and Gastonia Metro Area Charlotte Henderson Metro Area Henderson Goldsboro Metro Area Goldsboro Laurinburg Metro Area Laurinburg Wilson Metro Area Wilson Area Rockingham Metro Area Rockingham South Rocky Mount Metro Area Rocky Mount United States of America United States Kinston Metro Area Kinston Area North Carolina N Carolina Winston and Salem Metro Area Winston Area Burlington Metro Area Burlington Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Newport News Metro Area Virginia Beach Greensboro and High Point Metro Area Greensboro Shelby Metro Area Shelby Area Mount Airy Metro Area Mount Airy South Atlantic Hickory, Lenoir, and Morganton Metro Area Hickory Area Oxford Metro Area Oxford Area Albemarle Metro Area Albemarle New Bern Metro Area New Bern Area Greenville Metro Area Greenville Elizabeth City Metro Area Elizabeth City North Wilkesboro Metro Area North Wilkesboro Forest City Metro Area Forest City Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Roanoke Rapids Durham and Chapel Hill Metro Area Durham Area Washington Metro Area Washington Pinehurst and Southern Pines Metro Area Pinehurst Marion Metro Area Marion Area Wilmington Metro Area Wilmington Asheville Metro Area Asheville Kill Devil Hills Metro Area Kill Devil Hills Myrtle Beach, Conway, and North Myrtle Beach Metro Area Myrtle Beach Morehead City Metro Area Morehead City Cullowhee Metro Area Cullowhee Brevard Metro Area Brevard Area Boone Metro Area Boone Area 27.670822% 27.670822% 27.7% 32,871 32.9k 1 26.958409% 26.958409% 27.0% 99,982 100.0k 2 26.580444% 26.580444% 26.6% 35,760 35.8k 3 25.874331% 25.874331% 25.9% 300,838 301k 4 25.696774% 25.696774% 25.7% 15,093 15.1k 5 25.519215% 25.519215% 25.5% 45,918 45.9k 6 25.297558% 25.297558% 25.3% 572,059 572k 7 24.982270% 24.982270% 25.0% 11,272 11.3k 8 24.633253% 24.633253% 24.6% 30,393 30.4k 9 24.579432% 24.579432% 24.6% 8,898 10 24.344620% 24.344620% 24.3% 19,808 19.8k 11 24.330597% 24.330597% 24.3% 11,322 11.3k 12 23.985852% 23.985852% 24.0% 27,827,249 27.8M 23.771270% 23.771270% 23.8% 36,042 36.0k 13 23.713901% 23.713901% 23.7% 73,877,478 73.9M 23.693844% 23.693844% 23.7% 14,045 14.0k 14 23.640122% 23.640122% 23.6% 2,281,598 2.28M 23.623128% 23.623128% 23.6% 152,192 152k 15 23.240333% 23.240333% 23.2% 35,435 35.4k 16 23.225398% 23.225398% 23.2% 392,100 392k 17 23.196804% 23.196804% 23.2% 169,416 169k 18 23.034709% 23.034709% 23.0% 22,498 22.5k 19 23.034319% 23.034319% 23.0% 16,927 16.9k 20 22.718735% 22.718735% 22.7% 13,755,954 13.8M 22.595823% 22.595823% 22.6% 82,362 82.4k 21 22.544167% 22.544167% 22.5% 13,118 13.1k 22 22.364486% 22.364486% 22.4% 13,537 13.5k 23 22.343149% 22.343149% 22.3% 28,454 28.5k 24 22.305188% 22.305188% 22.3% 38,027 38.0k 25 22.254729% 22.254729% 22.3% 14,225 14.2k 26 22.148185% 22.148185% 22.1% 15,323 15.3k 27 22.022759% 22.022759% 22.0% 14,844 14.8k 28 21.956361% 21.956361% 22.0% 16,664 16.7k 29 21.748536% 21.748536% 21.7% 112,396 112k 30 21.698371% 21.698371% 21.7% 10,323 10.3k 31 21.463796% 21.463796% 21.5% 19,194 19.2k 32 21.428730% 21.428730% 21.4% 9,635 33 20.412601% 20.412601% 20.4% 53,035 53.0k 34 20.019246% 20.019246% 20.0% 85,918 85.9k 35 19.667540% 19.667540% 19.7% 7,584 36 19.536345% 19.536345% 19.5% 75,608 75.6k 37 18.836870% 18.836870% 18.8% 12,658 12.7k 38 17.509043% 17.509043% 17.5% 7,067 39 17.428710% 17.428710% 17.4% 5,733 40 13.693582% 13.693582% 13.7% 7,060 41