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Edgecombe County, North Carolina; Jones County, North Carolina; Wilkes County, North Carolina; Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; United States

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Edgecombe County, North Carolina
Jones County, North Carolina
Wilkes County, North Carolina
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
United States
Persons 65 years and over, percent
19.7%
22.6%
21.6%
11.2%
16.0%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA NA NA 328,239,523
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 52,005 9,637 68,557 1,093,901 327,167,434
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) NA NA NA NA 308,758,105
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 56,546 10,167 69,310 919,668 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA NA NA 6.3%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) -8.0% -5.2% -1.1% 18.9% 6.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 56,552 10,153 69,340 919,628 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.6%
4.9%
5.0%
6.6%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.5%
18.5%
20.5%
23.6%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
19.7%
22.6%
21.6%
11.2%
16.0%
Female persons, percent
53.8%
51.0%
50.8%
51.9%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
39.8%
66.4%
92.8%
57.5%
76.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
57.8%
30.1%
4.7%
32.9%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
1.0%
0.4%
0.8%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.5%
0.6%
6.4%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Z
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
1.2%
1.9%
1.5%
2.4%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
4.8%
5.1%
6.8%
13.6%
18.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
36.3%
62.1%
86.9%
46.4%
60.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 3,014 867 4,466 48,118 18,611,432
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 2.2% 2.9% 4.1% 15.0% 13.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 25,028 5,002 33,649 454,062 138,537,078
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 59.4% 72.8% 74.2% 56.5% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $85,200 $88,700 $124,000 $219,800 $204,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,055 $1,071 $1,019 $1,462 $1,558
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $430 $339 $320 $492 $490
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $677 $644 $625 $1,099 $1,023
Building permits, 2018 39 22 94 14,049 1,328,827
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 21,371 4,137 28,355 403,546 119,730,128
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.46 2.31 2.38 2.57 2.63
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 90.9% 90.7% 92.1% 81.3% 85.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 4.4% 5.1% 6.3% 19.7% 21.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 74.4% 74.8% 81.4% 93.4% 88.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 61.6% 56.5% 71.3% 86.5% 80.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 79.7% 81.6% 78.6% 90.1% 87.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 12.7% 13.1% 15.5% 44.8% 31.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 12.1% 18.8% 12.9% 5.7% 8.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.1%
15.6%
15.7%
12.7%
10.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 55.5% 52.7% 55.6% 71.1% 62.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 52.3% 46.0% 50.3% 65.5% 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 38,147 D 65,660 2,845,124 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 203,142 47,658 233,666 8,163,870 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,028,877 D 1,156,115 11,150,033 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 205,952 D D 21,895,908 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 372,108 33,706 1,365,239 14,756,869 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $6,650 $3,280 $19,699 $15,228 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 22.5 27.8 24.6 26.2 26.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $35,516 $36,892 $40,829 $64,312 $60,293
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $20,055 $21,539 $23,745 $37,298 $32,621
Persons in poverty, percent
22.9%
16.2%
18.9%
11.7%
11.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 712 138 1,186 32,102 7,860,674
Total employment, 2017 11,899 858 19,289 623,205 128,591,812
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 370,788 25,725 783,967 38,422,403 6,725,346,754
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 -5.4% 2.8% 2.4% 2.6% 1.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 2,653 565 4,411 99,156 25,701,671
All firms, 2012 3,647 824 5,280 101,799 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,999 416 3,274 52,010 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,402 329 1,315 39,281 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 1,705 142 377 36,742 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,836 664 4,721 60,404 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 447 78 462 9,615 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 3,006 696 4,512 86,440 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 111.9 21.6 91.9 1,755.5 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 505.34 470.71 754.28 523.84 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 37065 37103 37193 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., 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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