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Ashe County, North Carolina; Northampton County, North Carolina; Halifax County, North Carolina; Gaston County, North Carolina

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Persons 65 years and over, percent

Ashe County, North Carolina
Persons 65 years and over, percent
26.6%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 27,203
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 27,240
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -0.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 27,281
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
3.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
17.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
26.6%
Female persons, percent
51.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
96.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
92.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 1,522
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 3.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 17,879
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 75.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $152,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,067
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $298
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $596
Building permits, 2019 115
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 11,805
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.23
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 93.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 5.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 78.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 69.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 84.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 19.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 10.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
15.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 57.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 54.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 23,669
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 73,309
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 232,703
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 101,911
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 273,003
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $10,075
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 25.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $40,978
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $24,039
Persons in poverty, percent
16.9%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 540
Total employment, 2018 5,941
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 211,598
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 7.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 2,507
All firms, 2012 2,555
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,646
Women-owned firms, 2012 589
Minority-owned firms, 2012 113
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 2,377
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 333
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 2,080
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 64.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 426.14
FIPS Code 37009
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For places on the map, populations of 5,000 or more are shown
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7.0%
14.0%
21.0%
28.0%
Ashe County, North Carolina
26.6%
Northampton County, North Carolina
27.0%
Halifax County, North Carolina
21.4%
Gaston County, North Carolina
16.3%
0.0%
7.0%
14.0%
21.0%
28.0%
Value Notes

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

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

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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