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

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Halifax County, North Carolina
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Gaston County, North Carolina
Persons 65 years and over, percent
21.4%
11.5%
16.3%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 50,010 1,110,356 224,529
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 54,624 919,664 206,098
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -8.4% 20.7% 8.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 54,691 919,628 206,086
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.5%
6.6%
5.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.2%
23.3%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
21.4%
11.5%
16.3%
Female persons, percent
51.8%
51.9%
51.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
39.9%
57.3%
77.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
53.8%
33.0%
17.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
4.1%
0.8%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.9%
6.3%
1.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.3%
2.5%
2.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.1%
13.8%
7.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
38.0%
46.1%
71.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 2,701 47,874 13,243
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 1.9% 15.4% 5.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 26,035 466,911 94,975
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 62.6% 56.4% 65.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $86,300 $238,000 $144,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,098 $1,494 $1,187
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $427 $500 $386
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $717 $1,146 $832
Building permits, 2019 51 12,429 1,396
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 21,017 411,097 83,735
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.37 2.58 2.58
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 90.6% 82.2% 86.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 3.4% 20.0% 8.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 78.5% 94.4% 87.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 58.1% 88.2% 79.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 78.6% 90.3% 84.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 14.4% 45.4% 21.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 13.1% 5.4% 11.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.3%
13.0%
12.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 50.3% 70.9% 62.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 47.7% 65.4% 56.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 86,565 2,845,124 297,365
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 223,011 8,163,870 1,177,432
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 486,339 11,150,033 5,021,369
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 21,895,908 2,037,658
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 607,036 14,756,869 2,329,466
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $11,240 $15,228 $11,197
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 23.8 26.4 26.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $35,502 $66,641 $52,835
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $21,848 $38,819 $27,352
Persons in poverty, percent
23.8%
10.3%
11.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 949 33,186 4,258
Total employment, 2019 13,103 655,533 69,160
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 474,522 43,176,242 2,820,955
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 -1.2% 3.4% 3.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 2,582 103,292 14,291
All firms, 2012 3,268 101,799 15,375
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,719 52,010 8,619
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,168 39,281 5,202
Minority-owned firms, 2012 1,523 36,742 2,336
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,585 60,404 12,514
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 377 9,615 1,644
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 2,658 86,440 12,963
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 75.5 1,755.5 578.8
Land area in square miles, 2010 724.09 523.84 356.03
FIPS Code 37083 37119 37071
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.

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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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