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Sampson County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2014: 64,050 (15% urban, 85% rural); it was 60,161 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 9,500
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,188
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 16,363
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,317 (it was 5,910 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

33%

Land area: 945 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 68 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sampson County: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (29.5%), Educational, health and social services (14.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Sampson County, North Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (53.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (26.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (16.5%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.0 years
Males: 31,411  (49.0%)
Females: 32,639  (51.0%)
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Sampson County,NC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Sampson County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,232 ($31,793 in 1999)

This county:

$35232
North Carolina:

$45906

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $389 (lower quartile is $289, upper quartile is $484)
This county:

$389
State:

$619


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $89,607 (it was $66,400 in 2000)
Sampson:

$89,607
North Carolina:

$154,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $52,274 - $153,163
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,007
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $344

Institutionalized population: 996

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 12
  • Robberies: 26
  • Assaults: 68
  • Burglaries: 770
  • Thefts: 567
  • Auto thefts: 104
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 134 buildings, average cost: $109,600
  • 2001: 157 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2002: 159 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2003: 131 buildings, average cost: $142,700
  • 2004: 176 buildings, average cost: $127,900
  • 2005: 182 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2006: 173 buildings, average cost: $147,100
  • 2007: 134 buildings, average cost: $203,200
  • 2008: 74 buildings, average cost: $145,800
  • 2009: 76 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2010: 93 buildings, average cost: $142,600
  • 2011: 70 buildings, average cost: $153,300
  • 2012: 88 buildings, average cost: $162,400
  • 2013: 73 buildings, average cost: $184,300
  • 2014: 65 buildings, average cost: $168,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,055 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $672 (1.0%)

Sampson County household income distribution in 2009 Sampson County home values distribution Sampson County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 24.0%
(15.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.4% for Black residents, 43.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.9% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 38.7% for other race residents, 30.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 24.0%
Sampson County:

24.0%
North Carolina:

17.9%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.3% for Black residents, 41.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.7% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 35.4% for other race residents, 32.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 41 years old, American Indian residents: 41 years old, Asian residents: 33 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sampson County is $427 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $699 a month.

Cities in this county include: Clinton, Plain View, Roseboro, Garland, Newton Grove, Keener, Ingold, Salemburg, Spiveys Corner, Bonnetsville.

Sampson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Cherokee County , Hamilton County, Tennessee , Lonoke County, Arkansas , Pushmataha County, Oklahoma , Tate County, Mississippi , Stephens County, Oklahoma , Sequatchie County, Tennessee .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.5%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,078
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 69.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,275 (18% naturalized citizens)

Sampson County:

7.1%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 2,040
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,098
  • 1985 to 1989: 584
  • 1980 to 1984: 199
  • 1975 to 1979: 166
  • 1970 to 1974: 62
  • 1970 to 1974: 52
  • 1965 to 1969: 74

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 63.2%

Sampson County marital status for males Sampson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 15,218
  • One, attached: 184
  • Two: 409
  • 3 or 4: 559
  • 5 to 9: 253
  • 10 to 19: 72
  • 20 or more: 74
  • Mobile homes: 8,346
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 27

Housing units in Sampson County with a mortgage: 5,331 (425 second mortgage, 750 home equity loan, 14 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,122

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Sampson County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant23,212130
Mainline Protestant5,68046
Catholic3,4853
Black Protestant2,89725
Other3663
None27,791-
Sampson County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Sampson County:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 42
Sampson County:

6.63 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 31
This county:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Sampson County:

10.7%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Sampson County:

31.6%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

24.0%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Sampson County:

Average size of farms: 253 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $573,592
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $464.93
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.75%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 88.38%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $468,225
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 56.59%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 12.78%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $102,554
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 81.75%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.26
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.86%
Corn for grain: 23803 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 16354 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 49896 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 52942 harvested acres
Vegetables: 7,602 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 92 acres

Earthquake activity:

Sampson County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 177.1 miles away from Sampson County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 246.7 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 180.7 miles away from the county center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 167.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 200.7 miles away from Sampson County center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 92.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North CarolinaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, And Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1969): April 19, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1969, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • North CarolinaHurricane Ophelia, Incident Period: September 11, 2005 to September 17, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3254): September 14, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3254, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North CarolinaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3222): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolinaurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to September 26, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1490): September 18, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1490, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North CarolinaHurricane Floyd & Irene, Incident Period: September 15, 1999 to November 2, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1292): September 16, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North CarolinaHurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 15, 1999 to October 4, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3146): September 15, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3146, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North CarolinaHurricane Bonnie, Incident Period: August 20, 1998 to September 1, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1240): August 27, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1240, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North CarolinaHurricane Fran, Incident Period: September 5, 1996 to October 21, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1134): September 6, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1134, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North CarolinaHURRICANE DIANA, Incident Period: September 11, 1984, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-724): September 21, 1984, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-724, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North CarolinaSEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES, Incident Period: March 28, 1984 to March 29, 1984, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-699): March 30, 1984, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-699, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado

The number of natural disasters in Sampson County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (75%)
  • Honduras (10%)
  • Guatemala (2%)
  • Costa Rica (1%)
  • India (1%)
  • France (1%)
  • El Salvador (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Sampson County (%):

  • United States or American (21%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • German (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Italian (1%)

Sampson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 20,382 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 4,137 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 78 (0%)
  • Taxi: 57 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 36 (0%)
  • Walked: 434 (2%)
  • Other means: 374 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 514 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Sampson County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 532 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 456 people in state prisons
  • 221 people in other group homes
  • 59 people in nursing homes
  • 54 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 25 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally ill

People in group quarters in Sampson County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 509 people in state prisons
  • 471 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 48 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 28 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 13 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $40,720.

5.04% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,727 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.04%
North Carolina average:

7.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.44% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($17,964 average AGI)
1.60% relocated from other states ($9,763 average AGI)
Sampson County:

1.60%
North Carolina average:

3.45%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cumberland County, NC  0.67% ($29,415 average AGI)
from Duplin County, NC  0.61% ($25,719)
from Harnett County, NC  0.44% ($24,688)
from Johnston County, NC  0.28% ($23,390)
from Wake County, NC  0.21% ($29,378)
from Bladen County, NC  0.15% ($24,250)
from Wayne County, NC  0.12% ($27,154)


5.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,765 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
North Carolina average:

6.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.30% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($21,780 average AGI)
1.25% relocated to other states ($7,985 average AGI)
Sampson County:

1.25%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Duplin County, NC  0.93% ($26,153 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, NC  0.69% ($29,864)
to Harnett County, NC  0.50% ($25,783)
to Wake County, NC  0.39% ($28,663)
to Johnston County, NC  0.36% ($27,792)
to Wayne County, NC  0.19% ($22,537)
to New Hanover County, NC  0.16% ($30,853)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.8

Births per 1000 population in Sampson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Sampson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Sampson County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 24.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sampson County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sampson County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 10,700 (7,900 aged, 2,800 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,566 (15%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Sampson County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (638)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (616)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (588)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (448)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (374)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (241)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (240)
  • Unspecified dementia (224)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (158)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (156)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.6
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6463.710
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 234.050
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 26156.24

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1463.620
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1076.700
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6.34

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 15.26
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 49.16

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9.51

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 102.4. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 62.8
  • Other - 39.5

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 93.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 65.1
  • Other - 27.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 62,344
  • In family households: 54,048 (11,177 male householders, 5,719 female householders)
    11,770 spouses, 18,752 children (17,366 natural, 360 adopted, 1,026 stepchildren), 2,172 grandchildren, 836 brothers or sisters, 561 parents, 1,254 other relatives, 1,434 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 8,296 (3,300 male householders (2,764 living alone)), 3,809 female householders (3,502 living alone)), 1,187 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,087 (996 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 7,002 2-persons, 4,052 3-persons, 3,198 4-persons, 1,574 5-persons, 630 6-persons, 440 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,266 1-person, 660 2-persons, 94 3-persons, 52 4-persons, 20 5-persons, 9 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

9,387 married couples with children.
3,827 single-parent households (847 men, 2,980 women).

88.8% of residents of Sampson County speak English at home.
10.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (41% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 21% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (34% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 28% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $348,099,000 ($5580 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $23,262,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $134,839,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $66,861,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $16,274,000
Federal grants: $105,923,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,744,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $22,458,000 ($15,375,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $18,732,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $10,723,000
Federal Government insurance: $57,647,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,848
Here:

77 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,339
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,810
Here:

+29 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -345
Here -5 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Sampson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.63 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 399
  • 2000 to 2004: 3,413
  • 1990 to 1999: 6,640
  • 1980 to 1989: 4,168
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,124
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,834
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,347
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,101
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,071
Rooms in houses/apartments in Sampson County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 115
  • 3 rooms: 620
  • 4 rooms: 1,755
  • 5 rooms: 4,432
  • 6 rooms: 4,359
  • 7 rooms: 2,525
  • 8 rooms: 1,358
  • 9+ rooms: 1,191
  • 1 room: 79
  • 2 rooms: 338
  • 3 rooms: 677
  • 4 rooms: 1,507
  • 5 rooms: 1,683
  • 6 rooms: 910
  • 7 rooms: 465
  • 8 rooms: 166
  • 9+ rooms: 85
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sampson County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 38
  • 1 bedroom: 220
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,593
  • 3 bedrooms: 10,128
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,064
  • 5+ bedrooms: 320
  • no bedroom: 102
  • 1 bedroom: 851
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,351
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,281
  • 4 bedrooms: 300
  • 5+ bedrooms: 25
Cars and other vehicles available in Sampson County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 889
  • 1 vehicle: 4,040
  • 2 vehicles: 6,660
  • 3 vehicles: 3,320
  • 4 vehicles: 992
  • 5+ vehicles: 462
  • no vehicle: 1,125
  • 1 vehicle: 2,745
  • 2 vehicles: 1,595
  • 3 vehicles: 358
  • 4 vehicles: 70
  • 5+ vehicles: 17

62% of Sampson County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in North Carolina.

Sampson County:

62.3%
State average:

54.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 47166
  • Northeast: 2641
  • Midwest: 1067
  • South: 3933
  • West: 636

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $58,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sampson County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (49.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.2%)
  • Utility gas (5.8%)
  • Wood (1.2%)
  • Electricity (45.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11.5%)
  • Utility gas (10.9%)
  • Wood (2.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 168
Here:

2.3%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 129
Here:

4.1%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 240
Here:

12.9%
North Carolina:

20.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Sampson County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $3,791,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $7,388,000
    Water Utilities: $4,405,000
    Air Transportation: $2,082,000
    Other Higher Education: $688,000
    General Public Buildings: $390,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $334,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $247,000
    Health - Other: $38,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $82,262,000
    Health - Other: $37,746,000
    Other Higher Education: $11,320,000
    General - Other: $7,174,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,816,000
    Police Protection: $4,664,000
    Financial Administration: $2,059,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,781,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,669,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,630,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,091,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,080,000
    Libraries: $892,000
    Solid Waste Management: $695,000
    Transit Utilities: $577,000
    Sewerage: $543,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $441,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $414,000
    Water Utilities: $275,000
    Air Transportation: $116,000
    Housing and Community Development: $57,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $37,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,920,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $2,361,000
    Health - Other: $200,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $5,040,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $750,000
    Police Protection: $499,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $459,000
    Other Higher Education: $438,000
    Health - Other: $297,000
    General Public Building: $47,000
    Libraries: $37,000
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $84,803,000

Sampson County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $22,658,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,750,000
    Sewerage: $1,502,000
    Higher Education - Other: $1,229,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $185,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $17,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,281,000
    Education: $33,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,910,000
    All Other: $174,000
    Highways: $156,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,044,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $807,000
    Rents: $70,000
    Sale of Property: $10,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $644,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $78,926,000
    All Other: $18,960,000
    Health and Hospitals: $18,198,000
    Public Welfare: $6,895,000
    General Local Government Support: $212,000
    Housing and Community Development: $23,000
  • Tax - Property: $28,362,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,389,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $393,000
    NEC: $248,000

Sampson County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $47,805,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $46,605,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $46,529,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,748,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,541,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,760,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,200,000

Sampson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,108,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $46,605,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,270
  • Number of aged recipients: 358
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,912
  • Number of recipients under 18: 363
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,229
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 678
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,042
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 886
Sampson County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Sampson County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Sampson County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James86669.5 years
Mary57577.2 years
William56371.7 years
John47873.3 years
Robert32270.1 years
Annie32177.5 years
Willie25870.7 years
George24571.0 years
Charles19867.3 years
Henry18071.9 years
Most common last names in Sampson County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith50071.9 years
Williams44671.6 years
Jackson35474.2 years
Johnson33774.0 years
Lee26072.9 years
Parker25475.1 years
Warren24776.1 years
Mclamb22773.4 years
Herring21875.7 years
Jones21771.5 years
Businesses in Sampson County, NC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
Arby's1Lowe's1
AutoZone2MasterBrand Cabinets1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's3
Burger King1Nike5
CVS1Nissan1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Days Inn1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
Dunkin Donuts2T-Mobile2
FedEx4Taco Bell1
Ford1Toyota1
GNC1True Value3
H&R Block1U-Haul3
Hardee's4U.S. Cellular2
Jones New York2UPS7
KFC1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy2Walmart1

Sampson County on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"