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Macon County, North Carolina; Moore County, North Carolina; Sampson County, North Carolina; Greene County, North Carolina; Washington County, North Carolina; Watauga County, North Carolina

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Macon County, North Carolina
Moore County, North Carolina
Sampson County, North Carolina
Greene County, North Carolina
Washington County, North Carolina
Watauga County, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 35,285 98,682 63,626 21,012 11,859 55,945
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 35,858 100,880 63,531 21,069 11,580 56,177
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 35,285 98,682 63,626 21,012 11,859 55,945
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 33,925 88,250 63,471 21,353 13,193 51,061
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 33,925 88,242 63,473 21,353 13,209 51,057
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 5.7% 14.3% 0.1% -1.3% -12.2% 10.0%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 4.0% 11.8% 0.2% -1.6% -10.2% 9.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 33,922 88,247 63,431 21,362 13,228 51,079
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
5.8%
6.4%
4.8%
5.2%
3.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
18.7%
21.3%
24.3%
20.0%
20.0%
12.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
28.5%
23.9%
17.8%
16.6%
24.4%
15.8%
Female persons, percent
51.5%
51.8%
50.6%
45.4%
52.5%
50.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
95.3%
83.1%
66.5%
58.6%
48.0%
94.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.6%
12.2%
26.6%
36.8%
48.8%
1.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
0.9%
3.6%
2.3%
1.0%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.0%
1.6%
0.7%
0.6%
0.4%
1.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
0.3%
0.3%
Z
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.2%
2.1%
2.4%
1.4%
1.8%
1.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
7.2%
6.8%
20.4%
15.5%
5.8%
3.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
89.0%
77.3%
50.3%
46.8%
44.3%
91.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 2,820 8,414 3,405 1,063 809 2,721
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 5.1% 4.5% 9.8% 7.6% 2.5% 3.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 25,653 47,928 27,813 8,367 6,458 34,016
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 72.8% 75.3% 68.8% 70.7% 63.2% 60.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $165,800 $210,200 $88,800 $85,900 $85,000 $239,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,055 $1,378 $1,061 $1,045 $1,106 $1,371
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $305 $388 $375 $392 $432 $357
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $747 $855 $651 $668 $646 $807
Building permits, 2018 95 762 120 26 5 331
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 15,699 38,965 23,537 7,259 5,073 20,355
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.17 2.42 2.66 2.56 2.37 2.37
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 86.5% 88.1% 86.0% 81.6% 91.8% 76.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 6.6% 7.3% 16.9% 15.4% 3.4% 4.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 82.1% 85.6% 79.0% 83.0% 71.6% 89.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 70.7% 80.7% 59.6% 71.9% 58.1% 80.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 88.6% 90.4% 77.7% 74.1% 79.9% 89.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 24.2% 36.9% 12.8% 10.5% 11.3% 41.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 11.3% 10.1% 13.8% 18.1% 16.8% 7.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
15.6%
11.9%
18.7%
18.8%
13.1%
14.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 50.8% 54.4% 58.5% 52.3% 47.9% 56.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 44.6% 51.3% 51.9% 51.8% 41.4% 53.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 63,264 236,674 D D D 142,099
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 134,134 913,446 179,412 35,238 34,741 624,851
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 181,176 781,495 821,833 D 394,643 107,955
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 33,833 224,382 450,617 D 174,124 140,238
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 432,474 1,094,899 593,013 83,534 127,671 762,864
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,769 $12,125 $9,273 $3,898 $10,024 $14,707
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 21.3 24.4 25.1 26.5 24.8 20.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $43,597 $57,899 $39,068 $38,306 $35,512 $45,268
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $28,429 $33,432 $21,950 $18,339 $21,043 $24,906
Persons in poverty, percent
16.3%
10.5%
22.8%
23.5%
21.1%
21.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 1,107 2,255 974 259 221 1,624
Total employment, 2017 9,349 31,029 13,808 2,091 2,829 18,141
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 318,211 1,220,519 459,744 62,004 113,943 592,616
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 0.8% 1.4% -0.9% Z -3.5% 2.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 3,346 7,746 3,516 1,081 589 4,962
All firms, 2012 4,247 8,479 3,605 1,105 865 6,304
Men-owned firms, 2012 2,106 4,445 2,109 620 395 3,514
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,330 3,000 1,206 355 370 1,630
Minority-owned firms, 2012 214 965 945 347 199 319
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 3,928 7,247 2,525 734 597 5,727
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 267 951 456 165 221 675
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 3,736 7,102 2,958 909 573 5,247
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 65.8 126.5 67.1 80.3 38.0 163.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 515.56 697.84 944.74 265.93 348.14 312.56
FIPS Code 37113 37125 37163 37079 37187 37189
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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