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Lee County, North Carolina; Madison County, North Carolina; Wilkes County, North Carolina; United States

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Lee County, North Carolina
Madison County, North Carolina
Wilkes County, North Carolina
United States
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.5%
22.3%
21.6%
16.0%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 61,779 21,755 68,412 328,239,523
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 57,849 20,782 69,310 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 6.8% 4.7% -1.3% 6.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 57,866 20,764 69,340 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.4%
4.7%
5.0%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.0%
17.9%
20.5%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.5%
22.3%
21.6%
16.0%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
50.7%
50.8%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
74.7%
96.0%
92.8%
76.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
20.1%
1.5%
4.7%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.3%
0.5%
0.4%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.4%
0.5%
0.6%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Z
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.3%
1.4%
1.5%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
19.5%
2.4%
6.8%
18.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
57.8%
93.9%
86.9%
60.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 4,030 1,519 4,466 18,611,432
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 10.3% 1.9% 4.1% 13.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 24,728 11,136 33,766 139,684,244
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 66.6% 72.6% 74.2% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $138,300 $180,400 $124,000 $204,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,152 $1,306 $1,019 $1,558
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $394 $329 $320 $490
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $749 $678 $625 $1,023
Building permits, 2019 185 105 92 1,386,048
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 21,744 8,452 28,355 119,730,128
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.72 2.40 2.38 2.63
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 88.3% 87.5% 92.1% 85.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 18.0% 2.3% 6.3% 21.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 84.1% 81.0% 81.4% 88.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 74.4% 70.5% 71.3% 80.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 83.4% 85.4% 78.6% 87.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 20.9% 27.6% 15.5% 31.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 11.6% 12.2% 12.9% 8.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
16.2%
12.5%
15.3%
10.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 61.5% 56.2% 55.6% 62.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 56.3% 52.3% 50.3% 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 84,242 12,206 65,660 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 249,709 37,892 233,666 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,751,473 D 1,156,115 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 6,806 D 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 832,196 111,500 1,365,239 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,936 $5,376 $19,699 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 24.8 28.6 24.6 26.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $48,873 $42,410 $40,829 $60,293
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $23,842 $25,326 $23,745 $32,621
Persons in poverty, percent
15.7%
17.0%
18.9%
11.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 1,347 334 1,186 7,860,674
Total employment, 2017 23,548 3,102 19,289 128,591,812
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 899,628 85,972 783,967 6,725,346,754
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 0.7% 14.2% 2.4% 1.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 4,005 2,037 4,441 26,485,532
All firms, 2012 4,810 1,741 5,280 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 2,606 980 3,274 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,668 578 1,315 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 928 65 377 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 3,688 1,645 4,721 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 628 186 462 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 3,835 1,482 4,512 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 227.0 46.2 91.9 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 254.96 449.57 754.28 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 37105 37115 37193 1
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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