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Guilford County, North Carolina; Jackson County, North Carolina; Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; United States

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Guilford County, North Carolina
Jackson County, North Carolina
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
United States
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.2%
19.7%
11.2%
16.0%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 533,670 43,327 1,093,901 327,167,434
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 488,421 40,261 919,668 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 9.3% 7.6% 18.9% 6.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 488,406 40,271 919,628 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.9%
4.4%
6.6%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.3%
16.6%
23.6%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.2%
19.7%
11.2%
16.0%
Female persons, percent
52.7%
50.9%
51.9%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
56.2%
85.3%
57.5%
76.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
35.1%
2.3%
32.9%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
9.0%
0.8%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.4%
1.0%
6.4%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Z
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.4%
2.2%
2.4%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
8.2%
5.9%
13.6%
18.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
49.8%
81.1%
46.4%
60.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 28,154 3,052 47,385 18,939,219
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 10.2% 3.2% 15.0% 13.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 230,471 27,432 454,062 138,537,078
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 58.9% 65.1% 56.7% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $160,200 $177,200 $203,900 $193,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,253 $1,159 $1,431 $1,515
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $414 $292 $479 $474
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $817 $717 $1,032 $982
Building permits, 2018 1,662 421 14,049 1,328,827
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 200,998 16,218 395,503 118,825,921
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.49 2.35 2.58 2.63
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 86.0% 82.7% 80.8% 85.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 13.1% 5.9% 19.4% 21.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 84.6% 81.6% 91.9% 87.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 70.9% 64.8% 84.2% 78.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 88.9% 88.0% 89.9% 87.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 34.9% 30.5% 44.1% 30.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 7.4% 9.3% 6.0% 8.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
11.9%
18.2%
12.7%
10.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 63.6% 53.9% 71.3% 63.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 58.6% 50.6% 66.0% 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,158,488 548,517 2,845,124 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,512,781 201,591 8,163,870 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 26,932,176 64,546 11,150,033 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 14,111,449 D 21,895,908 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,979,731 403,657 14,756,869 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,935 $9,980 $15,228 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 21.5 20.4 25.8 26.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $49,253 $45,078 $61,695 $57,652
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $28,582 $23,674 $35,669 $31,177
Persons in poverty, percent
14.5%
17.0%
11.4%
11.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 13,562 967 32,102 7,860,674
Total employment, 2017 262,080 11,594 623,205 128,591,812
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 12,101,051 394,340 38,422,403 6,725,346,754
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 2.8% -12.1% 2.6% 1.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 41,678 3,098 99,156 25,701,671
All firms, 2012 45,746 3,461 101,799 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 22,594 2,050 52,010 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 17,884 977 39,281 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 14,168 286 36,742 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 29,574 3,064 60,404 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 4,438 590 9,615 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 38,576 2,592 86,440 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 756.4 82.1 1,755.5 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 645.70 490.76 523.84 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 37081 37099 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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