North Carolina vs. South Carolina

North CarolinaSouth Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)10,488,0845,148,714
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019)10.0%11.3%
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019)9,535,7514,625,366
Population, Census, April 1, 20109,535,4834,625,364
Persons under 5 years, percent5.9%5.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent22.2%21.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent16.3%17.7%
Female persons, percent51.4%51.5%
White alone, percent70.6%68.5%
Black or African American alone, percent22.2%27.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent1.6%0.5%
Asian alone, percent3.2%1.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent0.1%0.1%
Two or More Races, percent2.3%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent9.6%5.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent62.8%63.7%
Veterans, 2014-2018667,696366,862
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-20187.9%4.9%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018)4,684,8762,318,271
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-201865.0%68.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018$165,900$154,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018$1,290$1,227
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018$394$371
Median gross rent, 2014-2018$877$868
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-201317.2%17.9%
Building permits, 201871,69135,487
Households, 2014-20183,918,5971,894,711
Persons per household, 2014-20182.522.54
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-201884.8%85.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-201811.6%7.0%
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-201887.4%86.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-201878.3%75.3%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201887.4%87.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201830.5%27.4%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-20189.5%10.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent12.7%12.7%
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201861.3%59.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201857.2%56.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)18,622,2589,763,818
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)55,227,50522,941,292
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)202,344,64699,160,840
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)105,275,58645,520,900
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)120,691,00758,093,824
Total retail sales per capita, 2012$12,376$12,298
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-201824.524.6
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$52,413$51,015
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$29,456$27,986
Persons in poverty, percent14.0%15.3%
Total employer establishments, 2017233,363109,238
Total employment, 20173,774,3771,866,451
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000)175,695,53176,707,295
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017-0.5%8.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017760,638351,453
All firms, 2012805,985367,726
Men-owned firms, 2012435,677202,446
Women-owned firms, 2012287,058131,856
Minority-owned firms, 2012183,38083,233
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012603,182276,269
Veteran-owned firms, 201286,57147,987
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012684,743303,137
Black-owned firms, percent, 200710.5%12.1%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 20071.0%0.5%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 20072.5%1.8%
Native Hawaiian- and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 20070.1%0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 20072.7%1.7%
Women-owned firms, percent, 200728.2%27.6%
Population per square mile, 2010196.1153.9
Land area in square miles, 201048,617.9130,060.70

Source: United States Census Bureau

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