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Buncombe County, North Carolina; Granville County, North Carolina; Davidson County, North Carolina; Gaston County, North Carolina

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Buncombe County, North Carolina
Granville County, North Carolina
Davidson County, North Carolina
Gaston County, North Carolina
Persons 65 years and over, percent
20.5%
17.7%
18.5%
16.3%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 261,191 60,443 167,609 224,529
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 238,330 57,538 162,822 206,098
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 9.6% 5.0% 2.9% 8.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 238,318 59,916 162,878 206,086
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.8%
5.1%
5.5%
5.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
18.2%
20.5%
21.7%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
20.5%
17.7%
18.5%
16.3%
Female persons, percent
52.1%
49.2%
51.1%
51.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
89.4%
64.5%
85.6%
77.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
6.3%
31.9%
10.1%
17.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
0.9%
0.8%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.4%
0.7%
1.6%
1.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
1.9%
1.8%
2.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.8%
8.5%
7.4%
7.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
83.4%
57.8%
79.4%
71.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 17,639 3,235 9,917 13,233
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 5.7% 4.5% 5.0% 5.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 127,972 24,856 76,055 94,975
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 63.8% 73.6% 70.1% 66.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $222,300 $149,400 $137,000 $136,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,330 $1,284 $1,091 $1,170
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $396 $407 $346 $379
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $933 $805 $694 $808
Building permits, 2019 2,096 341 688 1,396
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 107,093 21,030 65,471 81,494
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.31 2.62 2.49 2.62
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 86.5% 88.4% 86.3% 86.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 7.8% 8.0% 8.0% 8.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 87.5% 85.3% 84.7% 85.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 80.9% 75.7% 75.9% 77.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 91.0% 84.2% 83.4% 84.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 39.2% 22.3% 18.5% 20.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 9.2% 11.5% 11.4% 11.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.5%
12.5%
14.2%
12.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 61.5% 58.1% 60.4% 61.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 57.0% 57.8% 54.5% 55.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 880,092 52,427 163,225 297,365
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,518,169 149,269 1,634,947 1,177,432
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,839,482 3,020,569 2,470,186 5,021,369
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,286,734 D 1,032,156 2,037,658
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,884,191 349,961 1,301,842 2,329,466
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $15,887 $5,791 $7,974 $11,197
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 20.1 28.5 24.8 26.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $50,668 $55,628 $47,271 $49,384
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $31,439 $26,228 $25,109 $26,069
Persons in poverty, percent
11.5%
13.0%
15.0%
14.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 8,737 894 2,796 4,219
Total employment, 2018 124,514 15,703 37,946 67,160
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 5,064,159 636,087 1,468,157 2,672,214
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 2.8% 13.3% 0.8% 4.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 28,970 3,480 11,596 14,291
All firms, 2012 28,498 3,178 13,423 15,375
Men-owned firms, 2012 14,685 1,679 8,170 8,619
Women-owned firms, 2012 10,468 1,247 4,134 5,202
Minority-owned firms, 2012 2,113 927 1,515 2,336
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 25,428 2,156 11,573 12,514
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,564 338 1,425 1,644
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 24,586 2,543 11,474 12,963
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 362.9 112.7 294.7 578.8
Land area in square miles, 2010 656.67 531.57 552.68 356.03
FIPS Code 37021 37077 37057 37071
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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