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Chatham County, North Carolina; Lee County, North Carolina; Wake County, North Carolina; Jones County, North Carolina; Wilkes County, North Carolina; Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

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Chatham County, North Carolina
Lee County, North Carolina
Wake County, North Carolina
Jones County, North Carolina
Wilkes County, North Carolina
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Persons 65 years and over, percent
24.4%
16.5%
11.6%
22.6%
21.6%
11.2%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 74,470 61,779 1,111,761 9,419 68,412 1,110,356
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 73,139 61,452 1,092,305 9,637 68,557 1,093,901
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 63,485 57,849 901,052 10,167 69,310 919,664
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 63,481 57,858 901,058 10,167 69,310 919,668
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 17.3% 6.8% 23.4% -7.4% -1.3% 20.7%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 15.2% 6.2% 21.2% -5.2% -1.1% 18.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 63,505 57,866 900,993 10,153 69,340 919,628
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.9%
6.4%
6.2%
4.9%
5.0%
6.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.2%
24.0%
23.9%
18.5%
20.5%
23.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
24.4%
16.5%
11.6%
22.6%
21.6%
11.2%
Female persons, percent
52.2%
51.1%
51.3%
51.0%
50.8%
51.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
82.1%
74.7%
68.1%
66.4%
92.8%
57.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
12.7%
20.1%
21.0%
30.1%
4.7%
32.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.2%
1.3%
0.8%
1.0%
0.4%
0.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.2%
1.4%
7.5%
0.5%
0.6%
6.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
Z
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.7%
2.3%
2.5%
1.9%
1.5%
2.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
12.3%
19.5%
10.3%
5.1%
6.8%
13.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
71.8%
57.8%
59.8%
62.1%
86.9%
46.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 4,431 4,030 51,410 867 4,466 48,118
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 8.7% 10.3% 13.2% 2.9% 4.1% 15.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 33,013 24,655 441,817 5,002 33,649 454,062
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 76.5% 66.6% 63.9% 72.8% 74.2% 56.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $265,900 $138,300 $265,800 $88,700 $124,000 $219,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,600 $1,152 $1,612 $1,071 $1,019 $1,462
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $454 $394 $506 $339 $320 $492
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $833 $749 $1,102 $644 $625 $1,099
Building permits, 2018 710 158 12,664 22 94 14,049
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 28,527 21,744 390,498 4,137 28,355 403,546
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.42 2.72 2.62 2.31 2.38 2.57
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 89.7% 88.3% 82.2% 90.7% 92.1% 81.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 14.4% 18.0% 16.9% 5.1% 6.3% 19.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 87.5% 84.1% 95.5% 74.8% 81.4% 93.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 76.8% 74.4% 89.7% 56.5% 71.3% 86.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 88.2% 83.4% 92.7% 81.6% 78.6% 90.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 41.3% 20.9% 51.8% 13.1% 15.5% 44.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 10.3% 11.6% 5.8% 18.8% 12.9% 5.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.2%
15.0%
10.0%
15.6%
15.7%
12.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 58.0% 61.5% 70.4% 52.7% 55.6% 71.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 52.2% 56.3% 64.6% 46.0% 50.3% 65.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 91,329 84,242 2,165,178 D 65,660 2,845,124
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 179,122 249,709 5,110,378 47,658 233,666 8,163,870
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 487,407 2,751,473 13,105,152 D 1,156,115 11,150,033
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 114,996 D 18,602,580 D D 21,895,908
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 583,012 832,196 14,359,328 33,706 1,365,239 14,756,869
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $8,837 $13,936 $15,081 $3,280 $19,699 $15,228
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 29.6 24.8 25.1 27.8 24.6 26.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $63,531 $48,873 $76,956 $36,892 $40,829 $64,312
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $39,299 $23,842 $39,102 $21,539 $23,745 $37,298
Persons in poverty, percent
9.3%
15.7%
8.4%
16.2%
18.9%
11.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 1,456 1,347 29,406 138 1,186 32,102
Total employment, 2017 14,268 23,548 468,449 858 19,289 623,205
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 486,716 899,628 25,591,813 25,725 783,967 38,422,403
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 1.7% 0.7% 3.3% 2.8% 2.4% 2.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 6,370 3,836 91,077 565 4,411 99,156
All firms, 2012 6,478 4,810 92,382 824 5,280 101,799
Men-owned firms, 2012 3,368 2,606 48,936 416 3,274 52,010
Women-owned firms, 2012 2,299 1,668 32,914 329 1,315 39,281
Minority-owned firms, 2012 767 928 24,275 142 377 36,742
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 5,523 3,688 64,622 664 4,721 60,404
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 666 628 9,507 78 462 9,615
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 5,569 3,835 78,368 696 4,512 86,440
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 93.1 227.0 1,078.8 21.6 91.9 1,755.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 682.19 254.96 835.22 470.71 754.28 523.84
FIPS Code 37037 37105 37183 37103 37193 37119
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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