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Chatham County, North Carolina; North Carolina

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Chatham County, North Carolina
North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 73,139 10,383,620
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 73,139 10,383,620
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 63,481 9,535,736
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 15.2% 8.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 63,505 9,535,483
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.9%
5.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.2%
22.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
24.4%
16.3%
Female persons, percent
52.2%
51.4%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
82.1%
70.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
12.7%
22.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.2%
1.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.2%
3.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.7%
2.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
12.3%
9.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
71.8%
62.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 4,652 670,326
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 8.6% 7.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 33,013 4,684,876
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 76.2% 65.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $251,600 $161,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,518 $1,261
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $432 $383
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $783 $844
Building permits, 2018 710 71,691
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 28,148 3,874,346
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.40 2.53
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 89.3% 84.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 14.3% 11.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 85.9% 85.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 76.2% 75.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 87.3% 86.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 40.1% 29.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 10.1% 9.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.2%
12.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 58.4% 61.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 52.1% 57.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 91,329 18,622,258
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 179,122 55,227,505
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 487,407 202,344,646
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 114,996 105,275,586
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 583,012 120,691,007
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $8,837 $12,376
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 28.7 24.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $59,684 $50,320
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $36,933 $28,123
Persons in poverty, percent
10.3%
14.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 1,405 227,3471
Total employment, 2016 14,023 3,794,9261
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 469,262 170,980,0331
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 2.8% 3.4%1
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 6,370 760,638
All firms, 2012 6,478 805,985
Men-owned firms, 2012 3,368 435,677
Women-owned firms, 2012 2,299 287,058
Minority-owned firms, 2012 767 183,380
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 5,523 603,182
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 666 86,571
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 5,569 684,743
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 93.1 196.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 682.19 48,617.91
FIPS Code 37037 37
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

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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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