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Watauga County, North Carolina; Sampson County, North Carolina

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Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018)

Watauga County, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 55,945
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 55,945
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 51,057
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 9.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 51,079
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
3.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
12.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.8%
Female persons, percent
50.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
94.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
91.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 2,634
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 2.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 34,016
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 58.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $240,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,367
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $346
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $822
Building permits, 2018 331
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 20,331
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.35
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 74.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 4.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 87.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 78.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 88.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 41.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 7.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 56.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 53.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 142,099
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 624,851
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 107,955
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 140,238
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 762,864
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $14,707
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 20.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $41,541
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $24,545
Persons in poverty, percent
20.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 1,624
Total employment, 2017 18,141
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 592,616
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 2.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 4,962
All firms, 2012 6,304
Men-owned firms, 2012 3,514
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,630
Minority-owned firms, 2012 319
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 5,727
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 675
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 5,247
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 163.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 312.56
FIPS Code 37189
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For places on the map, populations of 5,000 or more are shown
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64,000
Watauga County, North Carolina
55,945
Sampson County, North Carolina
63,626
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16,000
32,000
48,000
64,000
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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