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Washington County, North Carolina; Forsyth County, North Carolina; Watauga County, North Carolina

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Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018)

Washington County, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 11,859
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 11,859
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 13,209
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) -10.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 13,228
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
24.4%
Female persons, percent
52.5%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
48.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
48.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.0%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
44.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 779
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 2.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 6,458
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 60.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $86,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,064
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $411
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $619
Building permits, 2018 5
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 5,223
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.33
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 92.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 3.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 69.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 56.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 77.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 9.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 16.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 50.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 44.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 34,741
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 394,643
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 174,124
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 127,671
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $10,024
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 25.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $34,557
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $21,117
Persons in poverty, percent
24.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 221
Total employment, 2017 2,829
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 113,943
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 -3.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 589
All firms, 2012 865
Men-owned firms, 2012 395
Women-owned firms, 2012 370
Minority-owned firms, 2012 199
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 597
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 221
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 573
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 38.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 348.14
FIPS Code 37187
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For places on the map, populations of 5,000 or more are shown
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95,000
190,000
285,000
380,000
Washington County, North Carolina
11,859
Forsyth County, North Carolina
379,099
Watauga County, North Carolina
55,945
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95,000
190,000
285,000
380,000
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., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). 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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