Northampton County, NC Demographics

The total population of Northampton County is estimated to be 17,528 with 8,481 males (48.39%) and 9,047 females (51.61%). There are 566 more females than males in Northampton County.
The median household income in Northampton County was $42,981 in 2021, which marked an a decrease of 1,176(2.66%) from $44,157 in 2020. This income is 57.61% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Northampton County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $52,019. Overall, the median household income for the county of Northampton County stands at $42,981.
In Northampton County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $29,896 for males and $23,825 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $42,608 for males and $36,659 for females.
In Northampton County, there are just three different racial groups among households. Among these, White households report a median household income of $58,248, followed by Black or African American households at $36,908, and Some Other Race households with a median household income of $30,739.
In 2022, the population of Northampton County was 16,779, a 1.84% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Northampton County's population was 17,093, a decline of 1.96% compared to a population of 17,435 in 2020.
The median age in Northampton County, NC is 50.3, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 14.44% were under the age of 15, 15.25% aged 15 to 29, 43.95% aged 30 to 64, 23.30% aged 65 to 84, and 3.05% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Northampton County population: 39.23% are White, 54.93% are Black or African American, 0.43% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.12% are Asian, 1.04% are some other race and 4.25% are multiracial.