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Alexander County, North Carolina

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Alexander County, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 37,497
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 37,497
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 37,182
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 0.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 36,444
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 37,198
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
20.4%
Female persons, percent
49.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
90.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
5.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
4.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
86.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 2,052
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 3.3%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 16,609
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 75.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $136,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,033
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $325
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $654
Building permits, 2020 117
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 14,169
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.53
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 90.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 6.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 82.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 74.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 82.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 14.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 12.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 58.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 55.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 33,462
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 591,468
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 194,767
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $5,285
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 24.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $48,756
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $26,688
Persons in poverty, percent
11.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 566
Total employment, 2019 7,948
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 277,826
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 2.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 2,371
All firms, 2012 2,907
Men-owned firms, 2012 2,028
Women-owned firms, 2012 630
Minority-owned firms, 2012 99
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 2,742
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 451
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 2,326
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 143.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 259.99
FIPS Code 37003
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

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The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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