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Lenoir County, North Carolina; Madison County, North Carolina; Yancey County, North Carolina; Brunswick County, North Carolina

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Lenoir County, North Carolina
Madison County, North Carolina
Yancey County, North Carolina
Brunswick County, North Carolina
Persons 65 years and over, percent
20.2%
23.1%
26.3%
32.6%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 55,949 21,755 18,069 142,820
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 59,507 20,782 17,817 107,429
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -6.0% 4.7% 1.4% 32.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 59,495 20,764 17,818 107,431
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.6%
4.7%
4.7%
3.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.4%
17.5%
18.2%
14.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
20.2%
23.1%
26.3%
32.6%
Female persons, percent
52.2%
50.7%
50.8%
52.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
55.4%
96.1%
96.4%
86.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
41.4%
1.5%
1.1%
10.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.5%
0.8%
0.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.7%
0.5%
0.3%
0.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Z
0.3%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.6%
1.4%
1.1%
1.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
7.9%
2.4%
5.5%
4.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
48.9%
93.9%
92.0%
82.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 4,125 1,519 931 13,572
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 4.3% 1.9% 3.1% 4.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 27,712 11,136 11,295 95,075
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 59.4% 72.6% 74.3% 79.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $95,700 $180,400 $149,800 $199,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,125 $1,306 $973 $1,370
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $431 $329 $321 $453
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $724 $678 $620 $903
Building permits, 2019 90 105 68 3,352
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 23,121 8,452 7,402 54,226
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.42 2.40 2.37 2.32
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 84.0% 87.5% 91.6% 84.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 8.0% 2.3% 4.4% 5.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 82.0% 81.0% 74.8% 90.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 74.4% 70.5% 64.2% 81.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 80.4% 85.4% 84.2% 90.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 14.5% 27.6% 20.0% 28.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 19.1% 12.2% 12.8% 12.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.2%
12.5%
15.1%
13.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 58.1% 56.2% 52.5% 49.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 52.2% 52.3% 47.1% 46.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 78,364 12,206 11,639 180,820
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 305,492 37,892 D 326,561
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D D 145,004 1,982,957
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 478,311 6,806 3,670 237,118
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 728,897 111,500 144,943 1,125,773
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,307 $5,376 $8,221 $10,029
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 22.0 28.6 28.0 24.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $38,387 $42,410 $39,888 $54,406
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $22,361 $25,326 $23,264 $31,204
Persons in poverty, percent
22.1%
17.0%
17.8%
10.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 1,176 347 323 2,554
Total employment, 2018 23,748 3,014 3,490 27,079
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 846,626 94,886 130,841 976,797
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -2.2% -2.8% 3.2% 4.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 3,234 2,037 1,642 11,453
All firms, 2012 4,470 1,741 1,715 10,065
Men-owned firms, 2012 2,601 980 1,022 5,793
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,449 578 495 3,259
Minority-owned firms, 2012 1,146 65 38 1,172
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 3,141 1,645 1,606 8,681
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 881 186 233 1,534
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 3,289 1,482 1,331 7,882
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 148.5 46.2 57.0 126.8
Land area in square miles, 2010 400.59 449.57 312.60 846.97
FIPS Code 37107 37115 37199 37019
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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