Migration Profile for North Carolina, 2007-08

October 14, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2008 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left North Carolina in 2007 to move to another state in 2008 and vice versa.

North Carolina People Moving into North Carolina People Moving out of North Carolina Net # People Moving into North Carolina from 2007 to 2008 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 323,016 234,655 88,361 1.38
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 74,891 56,766 18,125 1.32
Aged 18-19 24,460 9,620 14,840 2.54
Aged 20-24 45,864 38,013 7,851 1.21
Aged 25-34 68,105 57,589 10,516 1.18
Aged 35-44 43,207 31,319 11,888 1.38
Aged 45-54 29,700 19,103 10,597 1.55
Aged 55-64 20,887 13,404 7,483 1.56
Aged 65+ 15,902 8,841 7,061 1.80
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 105,569 77,442 28,127 1.36
Married 108,667 80,445 28,222 1.35
Divorced 26,887 16,501 10,386 1.63
Separated 9,124 7,088 2,036 1.29
Widowed 6,959 3,490 3,469 1.99
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 14,290 15,336 -1,046 0.93
High School Graduate 41,648 29,023 12,625 1.43
Some college or Associates degree 53,558 36,159 17,399 1.48
Bachelor’s Degree 41,020 29,929 11,091 1.37
Graduate or Professional Degree 27,285 19,809 7,476 1.38
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 29,821 21,497 8,324 1.39
$1-$9,999 58,371 43,130 15,241 1.35
$10,000-$24,999 68,845 45,825 23,020 1.50
$25,000-$49,999 57,729 42,770 14,959 1.35
$50,000-$74,999 20,628 15,773 4,855 1.31
$75,000+ 21,812 15,971 5,841 1.37
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 49,424 34,408 15,016 1.44
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 26,445 19,470 6,975 1.36
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 210,390 162,328 48,062 1.30

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

“People moving into North Carolina” refers to those people living in North Carolina in 2008 but another state in 2007

“People moving out of North Carolina” refers to those people living in North Carolina in 2007 but another state in 2008

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 1.38 means that very every 100 people leaving North Carolina for another state, 138 people are moving to North Carolina from another state

For those aged 18-19, migration for college purposes (i.e. somebody moving away to go to school) can have a significant impact on the numbers in that category, and this factor should be kept in mind when interpreting the figures.

A significant fraction of people “without a high school diploma” or those earning “no income” or “$1-$9,999” in income are children aged 15-17.

Source for Data: 2008 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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