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

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Greene County, North Carolina
Watauga County, North Carolina
Washington County, North Carolina
Polk County, North Carolina
Duplin County, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 21,069 56,177 11,580 20,724 58,741
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 21,069 56,177 11,580 20,724 58,741
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 21,353 51,061 13,193 20,516 58,417
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -1.3% 10.0% -12.2% 1.0% 0.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 21,362 51,079 13,228 20,510 58,505
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
3.3%
5.1%
3.8%
6.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.9%
12.7%
19.9%
15.7%
23.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.0%
16.4%
25.3%
32.1%
19.4%
Female persons, percent
45.2%
50.2%
52.8%
52.1%
51.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
58.7%
94.8%
47.7%
92.8%
70.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
36.8%
1.9%
48.9%
4.2%
25.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
2.2%
0.4%
0.9%
0.6%
1.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.6%
1.2%
0.4%
0.8%
0.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Z
Z
Z
0.4%
Two or More Races, percent
1.4%
1.7%
2.0%
1.5%
1.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.7%
4.0%
5.6%
5.9%
23.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
46.6%
91.4%
44.2%
87.7%
51.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 1,063 2,721 809 1,557 3,303
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 7.6% 3.1% 2.5% 3.6% 11.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 8,372 34,285 6,450 11,846 26,040
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 70.7% 60.6% 63.2% 73.4% 70.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $85,900 $239,400 $85,000 $212,300 $87,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,045 $1,371 $1,106 $1,259 $1,109
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $392 $357 $432 $386 $385
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $668 $807 $646 $828 $666
Building permits, 2019 25 488 8 84 47
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 7,259 20,355 5,073 9,047 21,781
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.56 2.37 2.37 2.22 2.69
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 81.6% 76.3% 91.8% 89.3% 85.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 15.4% 4.7% 3.4% 5.6% 20.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 83.0% 89.1% 71.6% 86.4% 77.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 71.9% 80.6% 58.1% 76.3% 60.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 74.1% 89.5% 79.9% 90.9% 74.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 10.5% 41.6% 11.3% 31.7% 11.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 18.1% 7.8% 16.8% 10.5% 13.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
19.6%
12.8%
12.8%
14.0%
20.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 52.3% 56.2% 47.9% 52.1% 58.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 51.8% 53.7% 41.4% 50.1% 51.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 142,099 D 14,416 44,098
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 35,238 624,851 34,741 104,400 133,211
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 107,955 394,643 78,166 2,056,739
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 140,238 174,124 D 473,125
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 83,534 762,864 127,671 100,771 466,370
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $3,898 $14,707 $10,024 $4,971 $7,769
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 26.5 20.2 24.8 27.0 25.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $38,306 $45,268 $35,512 $48,834 $38,850
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $18,339 $24,906 $21,043 $30,344 $19,455
Persons in poverty, percent
23.5%
21.2%
21.1%
11.8%
20.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 251 1,647 224 483 857
Total employment, 2018 2,114 18,401 2,764 3,910 13,201
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 63,646 618,052 105,660 126,332 422,501
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 1.1% 1.4% -2.3% -1.0% -1.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,075 4,985 603 1,994 3,276
All firms, 2012 1,105 6,304 865 2,163 3,486
Men-owned firms, 2012 620 3,514 395 1,255 2,041
Women-owned firms, 2012 355 1,630 370 701 1,127
Minority-owned firms, 2012 347 319 199 88 997
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 734 5,727 597 2,021 2,392
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 165 675 221 411 387
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 909 5,247 573 1,677 2,967
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 80.3 163.4 38.0 86.3 71.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 265.93 312.56 348.14 237.79 816.22
FIPS Code 37079 37189 37187 37149 37061
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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