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Duplin County, North Carolina; Watauga County, North Carolina; Polk County, North Carolina; Washington County, North Carolina

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Duplin County, North Carolina
Watauga County, North Carolina
Polk County, North Carolina
Washington County, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 58,741 56,177 20,724 11,580
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 58,741 56,177 20,724 11,580
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 58,417 51,061 20,516 13,193
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 0.6% 10.0% 1.0% -12.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 58,505 51,079 20,510 13,228
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.2%
3.3%
3.8%
5.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.8%
12.7%
15.7%
19.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
19.4%
16.4%
32.1%
25.3%
Female persons, percent
51.2%
50.2%
52.1%
52.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
70.4%
94.8%
92.8%
47.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
25.5%
1.9%
4.2%
48.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.4%
0.4%
0.6%
0.9%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.7%
1.2%
0.8%
0.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Z
Z
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.6%
1.7%
1.5%
2.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
23.0%
4.0%
5.9%
5.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
51.0%
91.4%
87.7%
44.2%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 3,219 2,723 1,553 937
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 12.2% 2.9% 4.1% 1.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 26,040 34,285 11,846 6,450
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 70.4% 60.1% 74.0% 66.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $90,200 $238,000 $225,700 $85,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,108 $1,345 $1,238 $1,125
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $383 $358 $406 $410
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $665 $870 $851 $607
Building permits, 2019 47 488 84 8
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 21,466 21,077 9,071 4,977
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.73 2.32 2.23 2.37
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 86.7% 74.0% 87.7% 89.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 21.3% 4.4% 7.2% 2.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 81.2% 90.7% 87.7% 72.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 65.4% 82.9% 77.3% 62.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 76.0% 90.8% 90.8% 83.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 12.1% 42.2% 29.1% 11.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 13.3% 8.1% 12.5% 14.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
20.7%
12.8%
14.0%
12.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 58.1% 57.0% 50.1% 47.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 52.8% 53.5% 45.7% 43.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 44,098 142,099 14,416 D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 133,211 624,851 104,400 34,741
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,056,739 107,955 78,166 394,643
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 473,125 140,238 D 174,124
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 466,370 762,864 100,771 127,671
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $7,769 $14,707 $4,971 $10,024
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 26.2 20.5 27.1 24.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $41,764 $47,526 $48,787 $35,979
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $20,254 $26,882 $30,756 $23,431
Persons in poverty, percent
17.7%
21.4%
12.1%
21.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 857 1,647 483 224
Total employment, 2018 13,201 18,401 3,910 2,764
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 422,501 618,052 126,332 105,660
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -1.0% 1.4% -1.0% -2.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 3,276 4,985 1,994 603
All firms, 2012 3,486 6,304 2,163 865
Men-owned firms, 2012 2,041 3,514 1,255 395
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,127 1,630 701 370
Minority-owned firms, 2012 997 319 88 199
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 2,392 5,727 2,021 597
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 387 675 411 221
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 2,967 5,247 1,677 573
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 71.7 163.4 86.3 38.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 816.22 312.56 237.79 348.14
FIPS Code 37061 37189 37149 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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