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Jackson County, North Carolina; Avery County, North Carolina

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Table

Jackson County, North Carolina
Avery County, North Carolina
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
43,410
17,864
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
43,410
17,864
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
43,109
17,806
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.7%
0.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 43,109 17,806
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 40,271 17,797
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.4%
3.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
16.4%
14.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
19.9%
22.9%
Female persons, percent
50.8%
45.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
85.2%
92.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
2.4%
4.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
9.1%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.1%
0.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
1.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.2%
5.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
80.6%
88.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 2,937 860
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 3.2% 3.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 27,643 14,002
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 63.7% 77.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $206,900 $151,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,162 $1,005
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $289 $310
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $747 $759
Building permits, 2021 314 204
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 17,008 6,569
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.33 2.13
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 81.2% 86.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 6.4% 5.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 89.2% 86.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 72.7% 75.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 88.0% 85.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 28.4% 23.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 10.4% 12.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
19.2%
19.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 54.6% 45.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 51.5% 48.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 715,081 46,804
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 219,240 58,251
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 15,965 15,658
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 449,346 186,569
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $10,397 $10,648
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 19.6 19.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $46,820 $42,695
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $25,738 $24,036
Persons in poverty, percent
16.6%
15.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 1,024 491
Total employment, 2020 12,153 4,796
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 439,039 155,725
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -0.3% 1.2%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 3,200 1,720
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 941 412
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 536 237
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 129 S
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S S
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 793 340
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 41 S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 755 S
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 87.8 72.0
Population per square mile, 2010 82.1 72.0
Land area in square miles, 2020 491.11 247.34
Land area in square miles, 2010 490.76 247.09
FIPS Code 37099 37011
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., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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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