Demographics & Economy

Pitt County, North Carolina

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Demographics & Economy


Pitt County, also known as the Greenville, NC MSA is located halfway between Raleigh and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. With assets such as East Carolina University, Pitt Community College, the NC Pharmaceutical Services Network, and expanding industries such as Grady-White Boats, DSM Dyneema, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Mayne Pharma, Pitt County boasts a well-diversified, growing and thriving economy. We have communities large and small that contribute to our distinction as the retail, educational, healthcare, recreational, and cultural hub of eastern NC. We invite you to take a look at our fast facts below and explore our website to learn more about how Pitt County is CREATING THE FUTURE.





  • POPULATION:  172,169




  • EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT:  Bachelor’s Degree or Higher 32.1%




  • MEDIAN HOME VALUE:  $146,700


  • EMPLOYMENT:  84,189

Increased 1.02% in region (June 2022)


  • UNEMPLOYMENT RATE:  4.6% (June 2022)


  • AVERAGE SALARY:  $56,212


  • COST OF LIVING:  14.1% below the national average



Health Care and Social Assistance (17,734)

Educational Services (10,588)

Retail Trade (10,018)


  • Largest Cluster: Pharmaceuticals (LQ =  12.39)

This cluster employs 2,179 workers in the region with an average wage of $66,575.


  • GDP: In 2021, nominal GDP in Pitt County, North Carolina expanded 8.8%. This follows a contraction of 1.6% in 2020. As of 2021, total GDP in Pitt County, North Carolina was $9,280,690,000.

Of the sectors in Pitt County, North Carolina, Manufacturing contributed the largest portion of GDP in 2021, $1,857,382,000 The next-largest contributions came from Health Care and Social Assistance ($1,556,686,000); Educational Services ($1,368,257,000); and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing ($985,142,000).


Reference:  Chmura Jobs EQ  (R08.18.22)

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