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Avery County, North Carolina; Davidson County, North Carolina; Stokes County, North Carolina; Brunswick County, North Carolina

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Avery County, North Carolina
Davidson County, North Carolina
Stokes County, North Carolina
Brunswick County, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 17,557 167,609 45,591 142,820
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 17,557 167,609 45,591 142,820
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 17,807 162,822 47,413 107,429
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -1.4% 2.9% -3.8% 32.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 17,797 162,878 47,401 107,431
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
3.7%
5.5%
4.5%
3.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
14.7%
21.7%
18.5%
14.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
22.9%
18.5%
21.8%
32.6%
Female persons, percent
45.8%
51.1%
51.0%
52.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
92.9%
85.6%
93.7%
86.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
4.7%
10.1%
4.1%
10.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.8%
0.5%
0.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.6%
1.6%
0.4%
0.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
Z
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.1%
1.8%
1.3%
1.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.1%
7.4%
3.3%
4.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
88.5%
79.4%
90.9%
82.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 851 10,152 3,153 13,469
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 3.2% 4.9% 1.7% 3.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 14,388 76,055 22,357 95,075
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 75.3% 69.8% 77.6% 80.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $144,000 $142,100 $137,000 $212,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $983 $1,110 $1,080 $1,403
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $290 $353 $337 $457
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $777 $720 $687 $960
Building permits, 2019 131 688 97 3,352
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 6,551 66,653 19,578 56,056
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.14 2.45 2.31 2.34
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 86.4% 87.1% 92.0% 84.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 6.3% 7.9% 3.3% 5.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 82.5% 86.9% 82.4% 92.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 70.9% 78.9% 70.1% 84.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 83.6% 83.9% 83.8% 91.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 20.7% 18.5% 14.1% 29.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 12.5% 10.7% 10.4% 12.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
18.1%
14.2%
12.4%
13.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 44.7% 59.8% 58.8% 49.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 46.6% 53.7% 53.7% 45.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 45,601 163,225 35,129 180,820
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 72,225 1,634,947 107,123 326,561
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 20,461 2,470,186 489,711 1,982,957
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 1,032,156 12,796 237,118
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 195,454 1,301,842 222,118 1,125,773
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $11,083 $7,974 $4,748 $10,029
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 19.9 25.1 29.3 24.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $40,340 $49,546 $48,054 $58,236
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $21,167 $25,988 $26,279 $33,312
Persons in poverty, percent
16.4%
15.2%
13.0%
10.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 501 2,796 628 2,554
Total employment, 2018 4,533 37,946 6,139 27,079
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 142,917 1,468,157 177,437 976,797
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -4.8% 0.8% -2.6% 4.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,720 11,596 2,861 11,453
All firms, 2012 1,481 13,423 2,843 10,065
Men-owned firms, 2012 918 8,170 1,615 5,793
Women-owned firms, 2012 414 4,134 984 3,259
Minority-owned firms, 2012 49 1,515 158 1,172
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,379 11,573 2,611 8,681
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 149 1,425 323 1,534
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,232 11,474 2,439 7,882
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 72.0 294.7 105.6 126.8
Land area in square miles, 2010 247.09 552.68 448.86 846.97
FIPS Code 37011 37057 37169 37019
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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