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Alamance County, North Carolina; North Carolina

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Alamance County, North Carolina
North Carolina
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 171,415 10,439,388
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
173,877
10,551,162
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
171,415
10,439,388
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
1.4%
1.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 171,415 10,439,388
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 151,131 9,535,483
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.9%
5.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.0%
21.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.1%
16.7%
Female persons, percent
52.5%
51.4%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
73.6%
70.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
20.9%
22.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.5%
1.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.7%
3.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.3%
2.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
13.1%
9.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
62.9%
62.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 9,109 654,365
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 8.0% 8.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 75,276 4,801,712
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 66.5% 65.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $160,900 $182,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,193 $1,328
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $376 $402
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $822 $932
Building permits, 2021 2,294 94,874
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 65,455 4,031,592
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.47 2.51
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 87.0% 85.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 12.6% 11.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 90.3% 90.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 81.2% 83.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 87.5% 88.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 25.3% 32.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 8.9% 9.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.8%
13.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 61.5% 61.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 56.1% 57.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 365,703 24,912,995
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,705,557 72,732,275
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 159,799 16,823,524
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,313,544 141,134,258
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $14,165 $13,735
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 24.7 24.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $51,580 $56,642
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $27,944 $31,993
Persons in poverty, percent
15.1%
12.9%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 3,406 240,760
Total employment, 2020 59,474 3,962,754
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 2,396,757 199,256,110
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -3.5% 0.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 10,616 787,883
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,480 166,609
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,335 99,034
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 420 33,128
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 262 20,659
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,778 133,887
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 109 11,920
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,910 139,423
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 404.8 214.7
Population per square mile, 2010 356.5 196.1
Land area in square miles, 2020 423.45 48,623.02
Land area in square miles, 2010 423.94 48,617.91
FIPS Code 37001 37
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., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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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