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Population estimates are calculated as the number of people living in an area at a specified point in time, which considers natural fluctuations due to: births, deaths, domestic migration and international migration.
Since 2005, ENC has seen a steady increase in the number of people residing in the region. Over this time frame, ENC has grown at a faster rate than the United States, to over 1.4 million residents, adding an average of 15,000 residents per year. Total regional population in 2013 was 1,415,063 with a 2014 projection of 1,441,806.
|2000 Census||2009 Estimate||2014 Projected|
|Age||1990 Census||2000 Census||2009 Estimate||2014 Projected|
|0 to 4||62,291||64,195||74,317||74,596|
|5 to 14||115,117||128,086||135,319||153,973|
|15 to 19||65,319||68,727||70,438||68,696|
|20 to 24||87,733||86,248||84,452||75,918|
|35 to 44||118,027||138,315||124,934||128,237|
|45 to 54||77,011||116,997||134,157||137,205|
|55 to 64||67,677||78,762||111,994||129,523|
|65 to 74||54,850||61,016||71,303||90,332|
|75 to 84||26,442||35,514||43,263||49,644|
|Race||1990 Census||2000 Census||2009 Estimate||2014 Projected|
or Alaska Native
Eastern North Carolina high school students' average scores on the SAT are in line with the state average - and are trending upward.
|County||SAT Scores 2011|
|North Carolina Average||1001|
Since 2000, the region has seen a sharp decrease in the percentage of residents who possess less than a High School diploma, while both those possessing an Associates Degree or Some College and a Bachelor’s Degree or higher have increased. On the state and national level, the most significant growth also occurred in those obtaining a Bachelor's Degree and above.
Per Capita Income (PCI) is the average income received in the past 12 months for every man, woman, and child in a geographic area. Over the past 5 years, ENC has seen a slight decline in PCI, similar to the state and the nation. In 2009 the regional PCI was $21,954 and in 2013 it was $21,085.
Median household income divides the income distribution into two equal parts; one half of the cases fall above and one half fall below the median. All three populations saw an increase from 2003-2013. Over this time period the US saw a 21% increase, NC experienced a 17% increase and ENC a 23% increase.
Travel and Tourism expenditures are calculated using the Travel Economic Impact Model (TEIM) which is a disaggregated model comprised of 16 travel categories, including: lodging, food, retail, public transportation, auto transportation, and amusement/recreation. Over the 10 year period shown in this graph, both the state and region have grown at very similar rates. Although tourist expenditures dropped in 2009, expenditures have risen to $2.9 billion in 2013, compared to $2 billion 10 years ago.