North Carolina Trivia:

Capital : Raleigh
State Tree : Longleaf Pine
State Flower : Flowering Dogwood
State Insect : European Honey Bee
State Bird : Cardinal

North Carolina People:

North Carolina has a total population of 9,748,364 (2012 est) and ranks 10th in population of U.S. states. By age, 2,281,117 (23.4%) North Carolinians are under 18 years of age, 6,121,973 (62.8%) are age 19 to 64, and 1,345,274 (13.8%) are 65 years of age or older. By gender, females make up 51.3%, and males 48.7% of the total population.

North Carolina Population By Age and Gender

AgePopulation Percentage
18 and under23.4  
65 and older13.8  
19 to 6462.8  

146,225 (1.5%) North Carolinians are American Indian or Alaska Native, 243,709 (2.5%) are Asian, 2,144,640 (22.0%) are Black, 9,748 (0.1%) are Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 7,009,074 (71.9%) are White, 194,967 (2.0%) are of mixed race.

North Carolina Population By Race

WhiteNorth Carolina White population 7,009,0747,009,074  
BlackNorth Carolina Black population 2,144,6402,144,640
AsianNorth Carolina Asian population 243,709243,709
MixedNorth Carolina Mixed population 194,967194,967
American IndianNorth Carolina American Indian population 146,225146,225
Hawaiian & Pacific IslanderNorth Carolina Hawaiian & Pacific Islander population 9,7489,748

2,144,640 (22.0%) have declared Hispanic or Latino origin.

7.5% of North Carolinians were born in a foreign country.

10.8% of North Carolinians over the age of 5 speak a language other than English at home.

84.5% of North Carolinians over the age of 25 are high school graduates or higher, and 26.8% have bachelor's degrees or higher.

North Carolina Land:

North Carolina has a land area of 48,618 square miles and is ranked 29th among U.S. states in total area. North Carolina has a population density of 196 people per square mile.