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Durham County, North Carolina; Cherokee County, North Carolina; Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; United States

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Durham County, North Carolina
Cherokee County, North Carolina
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
United States
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.1%
29.6%
11.2%
16.0%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 316,739 28,383 1,093,901 327,167,434
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 269,999 27,444 919,668 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 17.3% 3.4% 18.9% 6.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 267,587 27,444 919,628 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.4%
4.2%
6.6%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.8%
16.8%
23.6%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.1%
29.6%
11.2%
16.0%
Female persons, percent
52.3%
51.3%
51.9%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
53.7%
93.5%
57.5%
76.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
37.3%
1.7%
32.9%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.9%
1.5%
0.8%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.5%
0.7%
6.4%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.5%
2.5%
2.4%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
13.7%
3.3%
13.6%
18.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
42.6%
91.0%
46.4%
60.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 15,392 2,467 47,385 18,939,219
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 13.9% 2.6% 15.0% 13.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 138,954 18,407 454,062 138,537,078
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 53.5% 80.0% 56.7% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $195,900 $145,500 $203,900 $193,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,414 $957 $1,431 $1,515
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $460 $306 $479 $474
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $966 $694 $1,032 $982
Building permits, 2018 3,359 198 14,049 1,328,827
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 120,936 11,206 395,503 118,825,921
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.37 2.41 2.58 2.63
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 78.3% 89.7% 80.8% 85.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 18.9% 3.7% 19.4% 21.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 90.4% 77.7% 91.9% 87.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 83.8% 65.6% 84.2% 78.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 87.7% 84.9% 89.9% 87.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 47.3% 19.2% 44.1% 30.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 7.3% 14.0% 6.0% 8.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.4%
14.0%
12.7%
10.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 67.8% 46.4% 71.3% 63.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 65.5% 43.9% 66.0% 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 832,483 40,981 2,845,124 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,784,995 96,737 8,163,870 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,955,517 317,132 11,150,033 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,468,740 84,432 21,895,908 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,402,052 363,600 14,756,869 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,166 $13,471 $15,228 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 22.9 24.6 25.8 26.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $56,393 $38,115 $61,695 $57,652
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $33,151 $21,152 $35,669 $31,177
Persons in poverty, percent
15.7%
17.2%
11.4%
11.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 7,556 585 32,102 7,860,674
Total employment, 2017 191,882 7,487 623,205 128,591,812
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 12,645,500 236,562 38,422,403 6,725,346,754
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 3.6% 15.4% 2.6% 1.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 24,948 2,214 99,156 25,701,671
All firms, 2012 24,763 2,696 101,799 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 11,979 1,581 52,010 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 10,338 788 39,281 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 9,077 133 36,742 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 14,451 2,440 60,404 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,226 244 9,615 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 21,268 2,329 86,440 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 935.7 60.3 1,755.5 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 285.98 455.43 523.84 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 37063 37039 37119 00
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., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). 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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