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Sampson County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2017: 65,062 (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: 69 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Sampson County: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (26.0%), Educational, health and social services (18.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Sampson County, NC (2017)
    • 33,25955.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 16,26127.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 12,63921.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,6142.7%Two or more races
    • 1,0371.7%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 3760.6%Asian alone
    • 270.04%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

40.6 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years
Males: 31,909  (49.0%)
Females: 33,153  (51.0%)
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Average household size:
Sampson County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,590 ($31,793 in 1999)
This county:

$39,590
North Carolina:

$52,752

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $465 (lower quartile is $341, upper quartile is $591)
This county:

$465
State:

$698


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $93,256 (it was $66,400 in 2000)
Sampson:

$93,256
North Carolina:

$171,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $59,947 - $171,836
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,039
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $346

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:

  • 1997: 128 buildings, average cost: $100,100
  • 1998: 171 buildings, average cost: $91,900
  • 1999: 146 buildings, average cost: $92,200
  • 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
  • 2015: 76 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2016: 73 buildings, average cost: $145,500
  • 2017: 137 buildings, average cost: $160,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Sampson, NC residents
Average permit cost in Sampson, NC
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,066 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $727 (0.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Sampson, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Sampson, NC in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Sampson, NC in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.1%
Sampson County:

22.1%
North Carolina:

14.7%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.8% for Black residents, 38.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.8% for American Indian residents, 94.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 30.5% for other race residents, 19.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 40.6 years old
(Males: 39.2 years old, Females: 41.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.4 years old, Black residents: 43.9 years old, American Indian residents: 38.1 years old, Asian residents: 34.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.8 years old, Other race residents: 23.2 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:

4.1%
North Carolina:

4.1%

Unemployment by year in Sampson, NC
County total employment by year in Sampson, NC
County average yearly wages by year in Sampson, NC

Current college students: 2,078
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 6,489 (15.9% naturalized citizens)

Sampson County:

10.0%
Whole state:

8.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,2522010 or later
  • 2,1942000 to 2009
  • 1,9071990 to 1999
  • 7831980 to 1989
  • 2281970 to 1979
  • 126Before 1970

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: 16,789
  • One, attached: 143
  • Two: 437
  • 3 or 4: 464
  • 5 to 9: 258
  • 10 to 19: 47
  • 20 to 49: 98
  • 50 or more: 24
  • Mobile homes: 9,575

Housing units in Sampson County with a mortgage: 8,017 (218 second mortgage, 668 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,848

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

63.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Sampson County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3380: October 07, 2016, FEMA Id: 3380, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4285: October 10, 2016, FEMA Id: 4285, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 25, 2011 to September 01, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4019: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4019, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1969: April 19, 2011, FEMA Id: 1969, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • North Carolina Hurricane Ophelia, Incident Period: September 11, 2005 to September 17, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3254: September 14, 2005, FEMA Id: 3254, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to September 26, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1490: September 18, 2003, FEMA Id: 1490, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Floyd & Irene, Incident Period: September 15, 1999 to November 02, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1292: September 16, 1999, FEMA Id: 1292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 15, 1999 to October 04, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3146: September 15, 1999, FEMA Id: 3146, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Bonnie, Incident Period: August 20, 1998 to September 01, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1240: August 27, 1998, FEMA Id: 1240, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Sampson County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Flood: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Sampson

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 17,857 (80.3%)
  • Carpooled: 2,656 (11.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 48 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 151 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 9 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 435 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 996 (4.5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (53%)
  • Honduras (26%)
  • El Salvador (5%)
  • Guatemala (2%)
  • Haiti (2%)
  • Yemen (1%)
  • Chile (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Sampson County


  • American (15%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • German (1%)
  • European (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $46,246.

4.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,346 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.96%
North Carolina average:

7.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.77% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($23,707 average AGI)
1.19% relocated from other states ($7,639 average AGI)
Sampson County:

1.19%
North Carolina average:

3.75%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cumberland County, NC  0.76% ($33,429 average AGI)
from Harnett County, NC  0.55% ($28,353)
from Duplin County, NC  0.53% ($25,522)
from Johnston County, NC  0.35% ($36,600)
from Wake County, NC  0.25% ($30,340)
from Wayne County, NC  0.24% ($32,288)
from New Hanover County, NC  0.14% ($25,867)


5.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,945 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.77%
North Carolina average:

7.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.34% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($24,057 average AGI)
1.43% relocated to other states ($8,888 average AGI)
Sampson County:

1.43%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cumberland County, NC  0.87% ($29,942 average AGI)
to Duplin County, NC  0.62% ($28,097)
to Harnett County, NC  0.60% ($35,397)
to Johnston County, NC  0.40% ($29,310)
to Wayne County, NC  0.29% ($28,113)
to Wake County, NC  0.25% ($50,130)
to New Hanover County, NC  0.19% ($37,341)

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 population 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
Population without health insurance coverage in Sampson County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sampson County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sampson County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sampson County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 6,464
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 234
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 26,156

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,464
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,077
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 15
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 49

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10

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: 65,062
  • In family households: 54,149 (7,607 male householders, 8,075 female householders)
    10,886 spouses, 19,777 children (18,441 natural, 528 adopted, 804 stepchildren), 3,249 grandchildren, 940 brothers or sisters, 949 parents, 1,236 other relatives, 1,519 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9,966 (3,872 male householders (3,101 living alone)), 4,371 female householders (4,076 living alone)), 1,727 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 957

Size of family households: 6,786 2-persons, 3,418 3-persons, 3,130 4-persons, 1,331 5-persons, 472 6-persons, 541 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,178 1-person, 836 2-persons, 160 3-persons, 43 4-persons, 10 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons.

8,431 married couples with children.
4,216 single-parent households (1,037 men, 3,179 women).

83.2% of residents of Sampson speak English at home.
15.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (44% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (39% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (54% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 28% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $348,099,000 ($5,580 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:

5.9
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.5

Year house built in Sampson County, North Carolina
  • Year house built in Sampson County, North Carolina
  • 4392014 or later
  • 6052010 to 2013
  • 3,1082000 to 2009
  • 7,3671990 to 1999
  • 3,5131980 to 1989
  • 4,3261970 to 1979
  • 2,8021960 to 1969
  • 2,5681950 to 1959
  • 1,0101940 to 1949
  • 2,0311939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Sampson County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sampson County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sampson County, North Carolina
  • 341 room
  • 42 rooms
  • 4403 rooms
  • 1,4604 rooms
  • 4,5835 rooms
  • 4,1916 rooms
  • 2,6987 rooms
  • 1,5458 rooms
  • 1,7069+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sampson County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sampson County, North Carolina
  • 1161 room
  • 1282 rooms
  • 8173 rooms
  • 1,7024 rooms
  • 2,4155 rooms
  • 1,1126 rooms
  • 6717 rooms
  • 1298 rooms
  • 729+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sampson County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Sampson County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Sampson County, North Carolina
  • 34no bedroom
  • 1861 bedroom
  • 1,9672 bedrooms
  • 10,9943 bedrooms
  • 3,0764 bedrooms
  • 4555+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sampson County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sampson County, North Carolina
  • 119no bedroom
  • 6911 bedroom
  • 2,2992 bedrooms
  • 3,4573 bedrooms
  • 5324 bedrooms
  • 755+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Sampson County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Sampson County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sampson County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 471no vehicle
  • 3,7331 vehicle
  • 6,0862 vehicles
  • 3,5853 vehicles
  • 1,7634 vehicles
  • 1,2235+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Sampson County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sampson County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,336no vehicle
  • 3,2441 vehicle
  • 1,8262 vehicles
  • 5613 vehicles
  • 1994 vehicles
  • 165+ vehicles

86.5% of Sampson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81% lived in North Carolina.

Sampson County:

86.5%
State average:

85.1%

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

  • This state: 47,792
  • Other state: 10,095
  • Northeast: 3,177
  • Midwest: 1,220
  • South: 4,953
  • West: 723
Year householders moved into unit in Sampson County, NC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sampson County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 68.2%Electricity
  • 23.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.5%Utility gas
  • 2.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%Wood
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 79.3%Electricity
  • 9.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.2%Utility gas
  • 3.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 382
Here:

5.3%
North Carolina:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 102
Here:

3.0%
North Carolina:

10.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 324
Here:

13.6%
North Carolina:

17.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Sampson County government finances - Expenditure in 2013:

  • Charges - Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,615,000
    Higher Education - Other: $985,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $572,000
    Other: $427,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $384,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $85,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $996,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $176,474,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $99,132,000
    Other Higher Education: $12,803,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $861,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $290,000
    Health and Hospitals: $262,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,893,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $183,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $1,240,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $2,611,000
    Education: $1,273,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $74,896,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $71,098,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $40,985,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $40,625,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,798,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $360,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,684,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,606,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,204,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $467,000
    Sale of Property: $14,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $1,268,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $692,000
    Other Higher Education: $130,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $67,360,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,625,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $176,160,000
    Education: $91,010,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,396,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $85,742,000

Sampson County government finances - Revenue in 2013:

  • Charges - Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,615,000
    Higher Education - Other: $985,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $572,000
    Other: $427,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $384,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $85,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $996,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $176,474,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $99,132,000
    Other Higher Education: $12,803,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $861,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $290,000
    Health and Hospitals: $262,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,893,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $183,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $1,240,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $2,611,000
    Education: $1,273,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $74,896,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $71,098,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $40,985,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $40,625,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,798,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $360,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,684,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,606,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,204,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $467,000
    Sale of Property: $14,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $1,268,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $692,000
    Other Higher Education: $130,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $67,360,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,625,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $176,160,000
    Education: $91,010,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,396,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $85,742,000

Sampson County government finances - Debt in 2013:

  • Charges - Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,615,000
    Higher Education - Other: $985,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $572,000
    Other: $427,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $384,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $85,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $996,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $176,474,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $99,132,000
    Other Higher Education: $12,803,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $861,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $290,000
    Health and Hospitals: $262,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,893,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $183,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $1,240,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $2,611,000
    Education: $1,273,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $74,896,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $71,098,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $40,985,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $40,625,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,798,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $360,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,684,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,606,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,204,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $467,000
    Sale of Property: $14,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $1,268,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $692,000
    Other Higher Education: $130,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $67,360,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,625,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $176,160,000
    Education: $91,010,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,396,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $85,742,000

Sampson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013:

  • Charges - Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,615,000
    Higher Education - Other: $985,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $572,000
    Other: $427,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $384,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $85,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $996,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $176,474,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $99,132,000
    Other Higher Education: $12,803,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $861,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $290,000
    Health and Hospitals: $262,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,893,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $183,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $1,240,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $2,611,000
    Education: $1,273,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $74,896,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $71,098,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $40,985,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $40,625,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,798,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $360,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,684,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,606,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,204,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $467,000
    Sale of Property: $14,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $1,268,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $692,000
    Other Higher Education: $130,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $67,360,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,625,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $176,160,000
    Education: $91,010,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,396,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $85,742,000

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
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+)"