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Gaston County, North Carolina; Halifax County, North Carolina; Granville County, North Carolina; Davidson County, North Carolina; Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

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Gaston County, North Carolina
Halifax County, North Carolina
Granville County, North Carolina
Davidson County, North Carolina
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.3%
21.4%
17.7%
18.5%
11.5%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 224,529 50,010 60,443 167,609 1,110,356
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 206,098 54,624 57,538 162,822 919,664
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 8.9% -8.4% 5.0% 2.9% 20.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 206,086 54,691 59,916 162,878 919,628
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.9%
5.5%
5.1%
5.5%
6.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.4%
21.2%
20.5%
21.7%
23.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.3%
21.4%
17.7%
18.5%
11.5%
Female persons, percent
51.7%
51.8%
49.2%
51.1%
51.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
77.6%
39.9%
64.5%
85.6%
57.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
17.9%
53.8%
31.9%
10.1%
33.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
4.1%
0.9%
0.8%
0.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.6%
0.9%
0.7%
1.6%
6.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
1.3%
1.9%
1.8%
2.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
7.6%
3.1%
8.5%
7.4%
13.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
71.1%
38.0%
57.8%
79.4%
46.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 13,233 2,836 3,235 9,917 48,118
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 5.5% 2.0% 4.5% 5.0% 15.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 94,975 26,035 24,856 76,055 466,911
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 66.3% 62.7% 73.6% 70.1% 56.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $136,500 $86,100 $149,400 $137,000 $219,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,170 $1,066 $1,284 $1,091 $1,462
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $379 $416 $407 $346 $492
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $808 $698 $805 $694 $1,099
Building permits, 2019 1,396 51 341 688 12,429
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 81,494 21,116 21,030 65,471 403,546
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.62 2.38 2.62 2.49 2.57
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 86.4% 89.9% 88.4% 86.3% 81.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 8.2% 3.4% 8.0% 8.0% 19.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 85.3% 75.6% 85.3% 84.7% 93.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 77.7% 56.9% 75.7% 75.9% 86.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 84.7% 77.5% 84.2% 83.4% 90.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 20.6% 14.4% 22.3% 18.5% 44.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 11.5% 13.9% 11.5% 11.4% 5.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.4%
13.3%
12.5%
14.2%
13.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 61.3% 50.8% 58.1% 60.4% 71.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 55.8% 49.0% 57.8% 54.5% 65.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 297,365 86,565 52,427 163,225 2,845,124
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,177,432 223,011 149,269 1,634,947 8,163,870
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,021,369 486,339 3,020,569 2,470,186 11,150,033
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,037,658 D D 1,032,156 21,895,908
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,329,466 607,036 349,961 1,301,842 14,756,869
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $11,197 $11,240 $5,791 $7,974 $15,228
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 26.0 24.6 28.5 24.8 26.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $49,384 $34,251 $55,628 $47,271 $64,312
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $26,069 $21,016 $26,228 $25,109 $37,298
Persons in poverty, percent
14.2%
22.0%
13.0%
15.0%
11.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 4,219 940 894 2,796 32,438
Total employment, 2018 67,160 13,257 15,703 37,946 633,681
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 2,672,214 490,826 636,087 1,468,157 40,233,729
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 4.7% 2.7% 13.3% 0.8% 1.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 14,291 2,582 3,480 11,596 103,292
All firms, 2012 15,375 3,268 3,178 13,423 101,799
Men-owned firms, 2012 8,619 1,719 1,679 8,170 52,010
Women-owned firms, 2012 5,202 1,168 1,247 4,134 39,281
Minority-owned firms, 2012 2,336 1,523 927 1,515 36,742
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 12,514 1,585 2,156 11,573 60,404
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,644 377 338 1,425 9,615
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 12,963 2,658 2,543 11,474 86,440
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 578.8 75.5 112.7 294.7 1,755.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 356.03 724.09 531.57 552.68 523.84
FIPS Code 37071 37083 37077 37057 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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