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Capital City:
Raleigh
State FLower:
American Dogwood
State Bird:
Cardinal
State #12 Admitted to Union:
November 21, 1789
    People Facts North Carolina USA
Population, 2010 9,535,483 308,745,538
Population, 2000 8,049,313 281,421,906
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2006 6.9% 6.8%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2006 24.3% 24.6%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2006 12.2% 12.4%
Female persons, percent, 2006 51.0% 50.7%
White persons, percent, 2006 74.0% 80.1%
Black persons, percent, 2006 21.7% 12.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2006 1.3% 1.0%
Asian persons, percent, 2006 1.9% 4.4%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2006 1.1% 1.6%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2006 6.7% 14.8%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2006 67.9% 66.4%
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 53.0% 54.1%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 5.3% 11.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 8.0% 17.9%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 78.1% 80.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 22.5% 24.4%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 1,540,365 49,746,248
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 24.0 25.5
 
Housing units, 2006 4,028,959 126,316,181
Homeownership rate, 2000 69.4% 66.2%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 16.1% 26.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $108,300 $119,600
 
Households, 2000 3,132,013 105,480,101
Persons per household, 2000 2.49 2.59
Median household income, 2004 $40,863 $44,334
Per capita money income, 1999 $20,307 $21,587
Persons below poverty, percent, 2004 13.8% 12.7%
    Business Facts
Private nonfarm establishments, 2005 216,9941 7,499,702
Private nonfarm employment, 2005 3,409,9681 116,317,003
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2005 0.7%1 2.0%
Nonemployer establishments, 2005 583,495 20,392,068
Total number of firms, 2002 642,597 22,974,655
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 8.1% 5.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 0.9% 0.9%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 2.1% 4.8%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 1.4% 6.8%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 27.1% 28.2%
 
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 156,821,943 3,916,136,712
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 104,331,152 4,634,755,112
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 88,821,486 3,056,421,997
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $10,686 $10,615
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 11,237,386 449,498,718
Building permits, 2006 99,979 1,838,903
Federal spending, 2004 ($1000) 55,233,420 2,143,781,727
    Geography Facts
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 48,710.88 3,537,438.44
Persons per square mile, 2000 165.2 79.6