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Harnett County, North Carolina; Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; Durham County, North Carolina; Gaston County, North Carolina

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Harnett County, North Carolina
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Durham County, North Carolina
Gaston County, North Carolina
Persons 65 years and over, percent
12.8%
11.5%
13.6%
16.3%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 135,976 1,110,356 321,488 224,529
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 114,691 919,664 270,001 206,098
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 18.6% 20.7% 19.1% 8.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 114,678 919,628 267,587 206,086
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.3%
6.6%
6.3%
5.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
25.7%
23.3%
20.4%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
12.8%
11.5%
13.6%
16.3%
Female persons, percent
50.5%
51.9%
52.3%
51.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
71.3%
57.3%
54.0%
77.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
21.9%
33.0%
36.9%
17.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.7%
0.8%
0.9%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.3%
6.3%
5.5%
1.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
3.5%
2.5%
2.6%
2.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
13.4%
13.8%
13.7%
7.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
60.7%
46.1%
43.0%
71.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 13,130 48,118 15,218 13,233
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 6.0% 15.0% 13.8% 5.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 53,035 466,911 142,017 94,975
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 64.5% 56.5% 53.8% 66.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $148,400 $219,800 $209,300 $136,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,227 $1,462 $1,438 $1,170
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $396 $492 $473 $379
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $864 $1,099 $1,014 $808
Building permits, 2019 639 12,429 3,945 1,396
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 45,086 403,546 123,444 81,494
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.82 2.57 2.37 2.62
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 83.3% 81.3% 79.6% 86.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 10.5% 19.7% 18.8% 8.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 89.2% 93.4% 91.8% 85.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 76.3% 86.5% 85.4% 77.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 86.3% 90.1% 88.4% 84.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 20.7% 44.8% 47.5% 20.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 10.1% 5.7% 7.0% 11.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.0%
13.0%
12.6%
12.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 55.6% 71.1% 67.6% 61.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 53.7% 65.5% 65.2% 55.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 99,085 2,845,124 832,483 297,365
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 302,420 8,163,870 3,784,995 1,177,432
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 358,362 11,150,033 8,955,517 5,021,369
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 21,895,908 6,468,740 2,037,658
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 869,419 14,756,869 3,402,052 2,329,466
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $7,119 $15,228 $12,166 $11,197
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 29.7 26.2 22.8 26.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $51,630 $64,312 $58,190 $49,384
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $23,011 $37,298 $34,063 $26,069
Persons in poverty, percent
14.4%
11.7%
13.5%
14.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 1,716 32,438 7,612 4,219
Total employment, 2018 21,913 633,681 195,524 67,160
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 709,003 40,233,729 13,684,278 2,672,214
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -0.5% 1.7% 1.9% 4.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 7,511 103,292 26,142 14,291
All firms, 2012 7,675 101,799 24,763 15,375
Men-owned firms, 2012 4,231 52,010 11,979 8,619
Women-owned firms, 2012 2,480 39,281 10,338 5,202
Minority-owned firms, 2012 1,783 36,742 9,077 2,336
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 5,632 60,404 14,451 12,514
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,103 9,615 2,226 1,644
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 6,086 86,440 21,268 12,963
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 192.7 1,755.5 935.7 578.8
Land area in square miles, 2010 594.99 523.84 285.98 356.03
FIPS Code 37085 37119 37063 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.

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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