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Iredell County, North Carolina; Ashe County, North Carolina; Northampton County, North Carolina; Halifax County, North Carolina; Gaston County, North Carolina

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Iredell County, North Carolina
Ashe County, North Carolina
Northampton County, North Carolina
Halifax County, North Carolina
Gaston County, North Carolina
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.2%
26.6%
27.0%
21.4%
16.3%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 181,806 27,203 19,483 50,010 224,529
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 159,464 27,240 22,106 54,624 206,098
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 14.0% -0.1% -11.9% -8.4% 8.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 159,437 27,281 22,099 54,691 206,086
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.5%
3.9%
4.7%
5.5%
5.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.7%
17.4%
17.2%
21.2%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.2%
26.6%
27.0%
21.4%
16.3%
Female persons, percent
50.8%
51.0%
51.0%
51.8%
51.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
82.3%
96.9%
40.4%
39.9%
77.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
12.3%
1.0%
57.2%
53.8%
17.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
0.4%
0.7%
4.1%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.8%
0.5%
0.3%
0.9%
1.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
Z
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.1%
1.2%
1.4%
1.3%
2.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
8.0%
5.1%
2.6%
3.1%
7.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
75.4%
92.3%
38.8%
38.0%
71.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 9,550 1,522 1,345 2,836 13,233
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 6.3% 3.5% 1.6% 2.0% 5.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 77,436 17,879 11,676 26,035 94,975
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 71.9% 75.2% 69.0% 62.7% 66.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $180,700 $152,500 $83,100 $86,100 $136,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,303 $1,067 $1,064 $1,066 $1,170
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $351 $298 $418 $416 $379
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $854 $596 $701 $698 $808
Building permits, 2019 1,263 115 20 51 1,396
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 65,246 11,805 8,628 21,116 81,494
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.62 2.23 2.24 2.38 2.62
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 85.3% 93.3% 88.8% 89.9% 86.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 9.3% 5.3% 2.6% 3.4% 8.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 89.0% 78.3% 71.5% 75.6% 85.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 80.2% 69.4% 51.2% 56.9% 77.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 89.0% 84.2% 79.5% 77.5% 84.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 27.5% 19.0% 12.8% 14.4% 20.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 9.6% 10.4% 14.9% 13.9% 11.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.1%
15.4%
12.5%
13.3%
12.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 64.7% 57.9% 46.0% 50.8% 61.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 57.4% 54.3% 43.6% 49.0% 55.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 289,578 23,669 4,602 86,565 297,365
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 758,713 73,309 26,442 223,011 1,177,432
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,628,934 232,703 246,437 486,339 5,021,369
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,232,988 101,911 D D 2,037,658
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,249,922 273,003 131,215 607,036 2,329,466
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,828 $10,075 $6,124 $11,240 $11,197
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 25.8 25.7 26.1 24.6 26.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $58,198 $40,978 $35,499 $34,251 $49,384
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $32,006 $24,039 $20,538 $21,016 $26,069
Persons in poverty, percent
9.5%
16.9%
21.4%
22.0%
14.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 4,840 540 244 940 4,219
Total employment, 2018 70,552 5,941 4,370 13,257 67,160
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 3,116,199 211,598 159,402 490,826 2,672,214
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 4.6% 7.1% 3.5% 2.7% 4.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 14,434 2,507 915 2,582 14,291
All firms, 2012 15,864 2,555 1,090 3,268 15,375
Men-owned firms, 2012 9,105 1,646 628 1,719 8,619
Women-owned firms, 2012 4,597 589 412 1,168 5,202
Minority-owned firms, 2012 1,609 113 479 1,523 2,336
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 13,720 2,377 582 1,585 12,514
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,788 333 237 377 1,644
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 13,141 2,080 815 2,658 12,963
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 277.8 64.0 41.2 75.5 578.8
Land area in square miles, 2010 573.83 426.14 536.59 724.09 356.03
FIPS Code 37097 37009 37131 37083 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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