Workforce
& Demographics

Young, educated, and growing
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In 2019, Pitt County’s population passed 180,000 – a 7.5% increase since 2010, compared to the national population growth of 6.3%. This growing population has a labor force of 90,556.

Greenville’s talent pool brings companies’ ideas, products and services to market with skill and efficiency. The region’s median age of 32.9... more than five years younger than the national average and nearly six years younger than the North Carolina state average – and education opportunities available at East Carolina University and Pitt Community College allow companies to tap into a nimble workforce trained on the latest in-demand skills.

“With so many universities and colleges in close proximity, there is access to a wide talent pool as well as partnership opportunities for workforce development and apprenticeship programs.”
Scott McIntyre, President and General Manager
DSM Protective Materials, LLC

Educational Attainment Levels

Associate
Degree
Pitt County
12.0%
North Carolina
9.5%
U.S.
8.4%
Bachelor’s
Degree
Pitt County
20.5%
North Carolina
19.6%
U.S.
19.4%
Graduate
Degree
Pitt County
11.3%
North Carolina
10.9%
U.S.
12.1%
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2018