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Washington County, North Carolina; Greene County, North Carolina; Watauga County, North Carolina; Polk County, North Carolina

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Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)

Washington County, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 11,580
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 11,580
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 13,193
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -12.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 13,228
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
25.3%
Female persons, percent
52.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
47.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
48.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.9%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
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Two or More Races, percent
2.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
44.2%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 809
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 2.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 6,450
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 63.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $85,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,106
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $432
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $646
Building permits, 2019 8
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 5,073
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.37
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 91.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 3.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 71.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 58.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 79.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 11.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 16.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 47.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 41.4%
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+, 2014-2018 24.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $35,512
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $21,043
Persons in poverty, percent
21.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 224
Total employment, 2018 2,764
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 105,660
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -2.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 603
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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Washington County, North Carolina
11,580
Greene County, North Carolina
21,069
Watauga County, North Carolina
56,177
Polk County, North Carolina
20,724
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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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