Did you know that until 1729 North Carolina and South Carolina were one territory known as the Province of Carolina? This week we are discussing North Carolina employment background check information, North Carolina crime data, and other general state information in our weekly blog series, “Criminal Data and Employment Background Check Information for Your Favorite State”!
About North Carolina*
North Carolina Population and Age Distribution. The estimated North Carolina population was 9.8 million. The median age was 37.8 years. 23% of the population was under the age of 18, and 14% was 65 years and over.
Median Household Income. The median income of households was $45,150. The total number of households was 3,731,325 with an average of 2.55 people.
North Carolina Employment and Unemployment Rate. 55.3% of the North Carolina population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 40th in the nation. The North Carolina unemployment rate is 10.8% which was ranked 9th in the country.
Types of Employers. The types of employers in North Carolina were as follows: 253,999 (6%) were self-employed, 634,163 (14.9%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 3,373,485 (79%) were employed by the private sector.
Top Five Industries. The top five industries by percent in North Carolina were: Educational Services and Health Care (23.7%), Manufacturing (12.5%), Retail (11.8%), Professional/Administrative/Scientific (9.9%), and Accommodations/Food Service/Entertainment (9.6%).
North Carolina Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in North Carolina’s private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (35.6%), Sales and Office (23.5%), Service (18%), Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (13.2%), and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (9.7%).
North Carolina Health Insurance Coverage. 83% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (17% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 63% had private coverage and 32% had public coverage.
Disability. 13% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of North Carolina reported a disability. The North Carolina disability claim rate was ranked 18th in the country.
For a list of North Carolina counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.
North Carolina Crime Data*
Total Violent Crimes. North Carolina had 34,464 total violent crimes (which ranked 11th in the nation) and with a violent crime rate of 0.35% (which ranked it 24th among all the states including DC & PR). Of the total number of violent crimes, 479 were murders, 1,984 were forcible rapes, 9,392 were robberies, and 22,609 were aggravated assaults.
Property Crime. North Carolina had 328,594 total property crimes. Of the total number of property crimes, 99,323 were burglaries, 213,151 were larceny/thefts, and 16,120 were motor vehicle thefts.
Law Enforcement. North Carolina had the 17th most law enforcement employees per population. North Carolina ranked 17th in the nation for the most police officers per population.
For more North Carolina crime information, please see the North Carolina Department of Public Safety (NC DPS).
North Carolina Employment Background Check Products
InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two North Carolina employment background check products: a North Carolina county criminal background check and a North Carolina state criminal background check.
The North Carolina state criminal background check includes a North Carolina corrections background check, NC Administrator of Courts (NC AOC), a sex offender record search of North Carolina as well as the entire country, and a search of the Most Wanted List. The corrections background check pulls historical and current felony and gross misdemeanor conviction records. The North Carolina state criminal background check is “instant” and results are received within seconds of placing an order. The price of this product is only $24.95. For the full description, please visit our North Carolina criminal background check webpage.
The North Carolina county criminal background check will return felony and misdemeanor convictions and deferred judgments from the NC Superior Courts and NC District Courts over the past seven years. The results are provided within one to three business days. The cost of this product is $24.95.
Other North Carolina employment background check products include an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).
*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About North Carolina” data is from 2011. “North Carolina Crime Data” data is from 2012.