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

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Lee County, North Carolina
Madison County, North Carolina
Wilkes County, North Carolina
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.8%
23.1%
22.2%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 61,779 21,755 68,412
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 57,849 20,782 69,310
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 6.8% 4.7% -1.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 57,866 20,764 69,340
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.3%
4.7%
5.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.7%
17.5%
20.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.8%
23.1%
22.2%
Female persons, percent
51.2%
50.7%
50.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
74.7%
96.1%
92.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
20.0%
1.5%
4.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.3%
0.5%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.4%
0.5%
0.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Z
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.4%
1.4%
1.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
19.6%
2.4%
6.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
57.8%
93.9%
86.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 4,030 1,519 4,466
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 10.3% 1.9% 4.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 24,728 11,136 33,766
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 66.6% 72.6% 74.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $138,300 $180,400 $124,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,152 $1,306 $1,019
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $394 $329 $320
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $749 $678 $625
Building permits, 2019 185 105 92
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 21,744 8,452 28,355
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.72 2.40 2.38
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 88.3% 87.5% 92.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 18.0% 2.3% 6.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 84.1% 81.0% 81.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 74.4% 70.5% 71.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 83.4% 85.4% 78.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 20.9% 27.6% 15.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 11.6% 12.2% 12.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
16.2%
12.5%
15.3%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 61.5% 56.2% 55.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 56.3% 52.3% 50.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 84,242 12,206 65,660
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 249,709 37,892 233,666
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,751,473 D 1,156,115
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 6,806 D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 832,196 111,500 1,365,239
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,936 $5,376 $19,699
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 24.8 28.6 24.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $48,873 $42,410 $40,829
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $23,842 $25,326 $23,745
Persons in poverty, percent
15.7%
17.0%
18.9%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 1,330 347 1,185
Total employment, 2018 25,313 3,014 19,084
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 1,120,682 94,886 813,330
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 7.5% -2.8% -1.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 4,005 2,037 4,441
All firms, 2012 4,810 1,741 5,280
Men-owned firms, 2012 2,606 980 3,274
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,668 578 1,315
Minority-owned firms, 2012 928 65 377
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 3,688 1,645 4,721
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 628 186 462
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 3,835 1,482 4,512
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 227.0 46.2 91.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 254.96 449.57 754.28
FIPS Code 37105 37115 37193
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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