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Durham County, North Carolina; Vance County, North Carolina; Alexander County, North Carolina; Watauga County, North Carolina

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Durham County, North Carolina
Vance County, North Carolina
Alexander County, North Carolina
Watauga County, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 316,739 44,582 37,353 55,945
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA NA NA
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 316,739 44,582 37,353 55,945
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) NA NA NA NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 269,999 45,419 37,185 51,057
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA NA NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 17.3% -1.8% 0.5% 9.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 267,587 45,422 37,198 51,079
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.4%
6.2%
4.9%
3.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.8%
23.6%
20.2%
12.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.1%
18.5%
20.0%
15.8%
Female persons, percent
52.3%
53.3%
49.1%
50.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
53.7%
45.2%
90.8%
94.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
37.3%
51.5%
5.9%
1.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.9%
0.9%
0.5%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.5%
0.8%
1.0%
1.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
Z
Z
Two or More Races, percent
2.5%
1.6%
1.7%
1.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
13.7%
8.0%
4.8%
3.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
42.6%
39.2%
86.6%
91.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 15,218 2,287 2,125 2,721
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 13.8% 4.9% 3.5% 3.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 138,954 20,160 16,500 34,016
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 53.8% 59.7% 75.3% 60.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $209,300 $97,700 $130,600 $239,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,438 $1,083 $1,017 $1,371
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $473 $366 $321 $357
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $1,014 $687 $641 $807
Building permits, 2018 3,359 44 97 331
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 123,444 16,854 13,722 20,355
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.37 2.59 2.61 2.37
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 79.6% 87.4% 90.3% 76.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 18.8% 7.4% 5.4% 4.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 91.8% 79.4% 78.6% 89.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 85.4% 65.7% 69.7% 80.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 88.4% 80.0% 81.6% 89.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 47.5% 12.9% 14.7% 41.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 7.0% 13.9% 13.5% 7.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.4%
12.1%
13.4%
14.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 67.6% 58.4% 57.2% 56.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 65.2% 55.8% 53.6% 53.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 832,483 56,983 D 142,099
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,784,995 204,965 33,462 624,851
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,955,517 756,187 591,468 107,955
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,468,740 D 47,830 140,238
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,402,052 527,895 194,767 762,864
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,166 $11,697 $5,285 $14,707
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 22.8 23.7 24.1 20.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $58,190 $37,282 $44,961 $45,268
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $34,063 $23,211 $24,452 $24,906
Persons in poverty, percent
13.5%
26.3%
13.0%
21.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 7,556 859 566 1,624
Total employment, 2017 191,882 13,779 7,691 18,141
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 12,645,500 470,901 252,676 592,616
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 3.6% 5.8% 0.9% 2.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 24,948 2,296 2,350 4,962
All firms, 2012 24,763 2,930 2,907 6,304
Men-owned firms, 2012 11,979 1,538 2,028 3,514
Women-owned firms, 2012 10,338 1,074 630 1,630
Minority-owned firms, 2012 9,077 1,125 99 319
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 14,451 1,677 2,742 5,727
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,226 354 451 675
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 21,268 2,438 2,326 5,247
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 935.7 179.2 143.1 163.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 285.98 253.52 259.99 312.56
FIPS Code 37063 37181 37003 37189
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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