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Ashe County, North Carolina; Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; Wake County, North Carolina; Hyde County, North Carolina; Washington County, North Carolina

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Ashe County, North Carolina
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Wake County, North Carolina
Hyde County, North Carolina
Washington County, North Carolina
Persons 65 years and over, percent
26.6%
11.5%
12.0%
22.6%
25.3%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 27,203 1,110,356 1,111,761 4,937 11,580
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 27,240 919,664 901,052 5,817 13,193
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -0.1% 20.7% 23.4% -15.1% -12.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 27,281 919,628 900,993 5,810 13,228
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
3.9%
6.6%
6.0%
3.7%
5.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
17.4%
23.3%
23.6%
17.0%
19.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
26.6%
11.5%
12.0%
22.6%
25.3%
Female persons, percent
51.0%
51.9%
51.4%
46.6%
52.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
96.9%
57.3%
67.9%
70.1%
47.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.0%
33.0%
21.0%
26.7%
48.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
0.9%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.5%
6.3%
7.7%
0.7%
0.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Z
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Two or More Races, percent
1.2%
2.5%
2.6%
1.7%
2.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.1%
13.8%
10.4%
9.8%
5.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
92.3%
46.1%
59.6%
61.8%
44.2%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 1,522 48,118 51,410 216 809
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 3.5% 15.0% 13.2% 4.4% 2.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 17,879 466,911 453,345 3,406 6,450
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 75.2% 56.5% 63.9% 68.1% 63.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $152,500 $219,800 $265,800 $108,300 $85,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,067 $1,462 $1,612 $1,126 $1,106
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $298 $492 $506 $486 $432
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $596 $1,099 $1,102 $801 $646
Building permits, 2019 115 12,429 9,751 5 8
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 11,805 403,546 390,498 1,769 5,073
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.23 2.57 2.62 2.68 2.37
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 93.3% 81.3% 82.2% 90.1% 91.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 5.3% 19.7% 16.9% 12.0% 3.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 78.3% 93.4% 95.5% 78.6% 71.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 69.4% 86.5% 89.7% 55.2% 58.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 84.2% 90.1% 92.7% 81.6% 79.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 19.0% 44.8% 51.8% 9.4% 11.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 10.4% 5.7% 5.8% 6.8% 16.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
15.4%
13.0%
10.0%
17.2%
12.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 57.9% 71.1% 70.4% 51.1% 47.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 54.3% 65.5% 64.6% 53.3% 41.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 23,669 2,845,124 2,165,178 D D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 73,309 8,163,870 5,110,378 D 34,741
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 232,703 11,150,033 13,105,152 D 394,643
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 101,911 21,895,908 18,602,580 84,767 174,124
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 273,003 14,756,869 14,359,328 30,415 127,671
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $10,075 $15,228 $15,081 $5,191 $10,024
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 25.7 26.2 25.1 21.1 24.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $40,978 $64,312 $76,956 $45,466 $35,512
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $24,039 $37,298 $39,102 $18,433 $21,043
Persons in poverty, percent
16.9%
11.7%
8.4%
22.2%
21.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 540 32,438 29,622 161 224
Total employment, 2018 5,941 633,681 478,998 771 2,764
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 211,598 40,233,729 26,625,337 27,707 105,660
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 7.1% 1.7% 2.3% -8.0% -2.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 2,507 103,292 95,345 593 603
All firms, 2012 2,555 101,799 92,382 581 865
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,646 52,010 48,936 326 395
Women-owned firms, 2012 589 39,281 32,914 87 370
Minority-owned firms, 2012 113 36,742 24,275 46 199
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 2,377 60,404 64,622 502 597
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 333 9,615 9,507 F 221
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 2,080 86,440 78,368 522 573
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 64.0 1,755.5 1,078.8 9.5 38.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 426.14 523.84 835.22 612.70 348.14
FIPS Code 37009 37119 37183 37095 37187
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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